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Old February 7th, 2010, 02:50 PM   #21
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Old February 7th, 2010, 02:56 PM   #22
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Center of India tower (2222 Feet, 677m, 224 floors)

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Old February 8th, 2010, 05:35 AM   #23
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sorry, I can't understand
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I´ll help you with your first lesson...

entonces tienes que aprender ingles = then you have to learn spanish

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Old February 8th, 2010, 05:41 AM   #24
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Yo creo que si, no soy arquitecto asi que pues no estoy seguro. ME ENCANTA
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Old February 8th, 2010, 05:50 AM   #25
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Old February 8th, 2010, 11:00 AM   #26
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ok, next lesson
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Old February 11th, 2010, 05:51 PM   #27
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looks like godzilla sneezed on mexico city. nice thread!

@soup or man so, if someone where to "resume" the construction of metlife's original design, could the actual building support the other 70 stories??
I believe so yes.
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Old February 26th, 2010, 11:14 PM   #28
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The Tour Sans Fins (“Tower Without Ends”) was a tower planned in La Défense that has since been cancelled. The spelling Tour Sans Fins may, to a native French-speaker, sound like a grammatical mistake as it would normally be written Tour Sans Fin without the ‘s’ at the end of fins. However, the idea was that this tower had no ends, even if one looked up or down at it, hence “ends” and not “end”.

The history of the Tour Sans Fins is linked to the early projects for La Defense. The Grande Arche was built in an area that was not yet developed. As a testimony to the lack of completed construction in La Defense, the winning design was selected next to an outdoor parking lot of the R.E.R. The winner of this contest was Jean Nouvel, and his Tour Sans Fins was meant to be 425m tall and would have been the tallest skyscraper in Europe. Technical reasons in addition to the economic crisis of the early 90s resulted in the project being cancelled despite 20 millions French francs being already spent.

The tower was meant to have a very original design. Having the shape of a cylinder, the base of the tower was to be very dark, becoming more clear as it approached the sky, thus giving the sensation of the tower disappearing. At its base the tower would have gone several levels down below the earth, like a crater, and would have ended with a tuned mass damper absorbing vibrations on its top. Elevators were to be located on the sides, allowing for panoramic views during ascent, and allowing the offices to occupy the centre.

To achieve the impression of the tower just disappearing into the sky, a wide range of material were to be used in its construction: unpolished black granite, anthracite granite, polished mica, polished aluminium, polished stainless-steel, reflective glass, tinted glass, silk-screened glass and finally clear glass. As Jean Nouvel said:

“ You don't quite know where the cylinder begins and ends because it rises from an excavation and dissipates into the sky "



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Old July 29th, 2010, 11:46 AM   #29
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Time to continue this geil thread!


Some great Gotham-looking skyscraper for New York City, that sadly never got built:

The Larkin Tower - Planned in 1926 by John Larkin (other sources say his name was Edward Larkin. Any idea what's the correct name?).
368m / 1208ft. 108 floors.

Gotta love those setbacks and the slender appearance.
[IMG]http://i27.************/10pwx0p.jpg[/IMG]
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Not a 3D rendering, but a great tin model of The Larkin Tower in NYC:
[IMG]http://i29.************/opxrau.jpg[/IMG]
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More such great metallic models of (former, planned and current) NYC skyscrapers



Would have been interesting to see its impact on the development of Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, I guess.
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Old July 29th, 2010, 02:23 PM   #30
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For loads of more fascinating New York City proposals that never got build check this out:


Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda: Grand Schemes at Wired New York


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Old July 30th, 2010, 01:40 PM   #31
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Skyscraper at Nybroplan Stockholm, plan from 1927:
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Old July 30th, 2010, 03:29 PM   #32
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That's massive.
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Old July 30th, 2010, 03:41 PM   #33
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Gaudi wanted to build this on the WTC site.
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Old July 30th, 2010, 06:38 PM   #34
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Old July 30th, 2010, 07:36 PM   #36
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See the right rendering - that was the first design for Hong Kong's ICC :

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