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Old June 12th, 2010, 10:21 PM   #41
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Ireland: Liberty Hall, Dublin, 1965, 60m.
It will be demolished and rebuilt soon.
Why? Is it in such a bad condition?
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Old June 14th, 2010, 02:53 PM   #42
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Kungstornen in Stockholm are also claimed to be the first skyscrapers in europe.

Built between 1924 and 1925, 60 metres high.

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Old June 14th, 2010, 06:59 PM   #43
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Those look great. I would have never expected to see something like that in Stockholm, or much of Europe for that matter.
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Old June 15th, 2010, 07:26 PM   #44
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Why? Is it in such a bad condition?
No, but it is considered one of the worst buildings in the city. It was a main contributing factor to the banning of tall buildings in Dublin until very recently. It has been 'beautified' with a really cool lighting scheme not that long ago, as part of the Playhouse project.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O65Q0J_5cQQ

It will be replaced by this 90m tower.

[IMG]http://i45.************/mkve55.jpg[/IMG]

I personally can't wait to see it go.
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Old June 15th, 2010, 09:00 PM   #45
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The first german skyscraper is the "Bau 15" in Jena.

It was built 1915/16, has 11 floors and is 42m heigh.

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Old June 15th, 2010, 11:21 PM   #46
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In Leeds (UK) we are behind most cities in the world, since 2000 there have been 3/4 buildings constructed over 100m and many between 50-100m.

Anyway here is Leeds first 100m+ building completed 4 years ago.

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Old June 16th, 2010, 01:16 AM   #47
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De Wolkenkrabber Amsterdam



40 m high
architect J F Staal
built 1930-32
official name The 12 Storeys House
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Old June 16th, 2010, 03:44 AM   #48
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This is a trick question. The thread must specify the height limit and type of building that can be considered a skyscraper (like a cathedral etc)
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Old June 16th, 2010, 04:17 AM   #49
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Depends what is classified a skyscraper, I guess. Here's a few which come to mind (all of which from Melbourne)

1880 - Yorkshire Brewery (8 stories)
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http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=4610085274

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the yorkshire brewery was built 1876 not 1880. Its 34m high and has 6storeys. Its powerful hydraulic lift used to take people to roof for views. not really a skyscrapoer but it is a highrise. it has windows but no real floors.

sydneys first "skyscraper" was 1882 6storey Farmers bldg. first equipped with otis lift. (facade still extant)

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then the 7storey CML bldg of 1889.(demolished 1969)
first to use "skyscraper method"

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then first "official" skyscraper was Culwulla Chambers in 1912.
first to reach 12storeys and over 150ft
It had fast lifts and steel framed.still stands today

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Old June 16th, 2010, 06:01 PM   #50
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It will be replaced by this 90m tower.
I personally can't wait to see it go.
Thanks for answering. I can live with that new one. Looks pretty cool on first sight.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 09:46 PM   #51
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Here in Slovakia arent real skyscrapers, the highest building has only 115 meters...

First building, which was called "skyscraper", is Manderla house, inspired by skyscrapers of Chicago. Manderla house was built by Rudolf Manderla, famous pre-war butcher. Its 45 meters high.

Do you also know the building date?
1935-36
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Old June 18th, 2010, 12:59 PM   #52
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Kungstornen in Stockholm are also claimed to be the first skyscrapers in europe.

Built between 1924 and 1925, 60 metres high.

The northern tower being built in 1923.
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Old June 19th, 2010, 03:36 AM   #53
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Edgewood Lunatic Asylum

There were a few other asylums built around the same time, but since I'm not sure on exact dates, I'll use the tallest.

Built in the 1930-40s.



Abandoned in the 70's



Heavily vandalized in the 80's.



Dmolished in 1989









And yes, that last section did fall.
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Old June 19th, 2010, 04:23 AM   #54
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then the 7storey CML bldg of 1889.(demolished 1969)
first to use "skyscraper method"

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This is beautiful.
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Old June 19th, 2010, 07:22 PM   #55
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First highrise in Slovenia: Nebotičnik, built in 1930-1933 in Ljubljana (Height: 70m)







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Old June 19th, 2010, 08:06 PM   #56
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Old June 19th, 2010, 08:27 PM   #57
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I would say Canada's first was in Montreal, in 1888, and included a marvellous new-fangled elevator!! :



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Old June 22nd, 2010, 02:29 AM   #58
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It is said that this one was the first, but it can vary by definition I think:
Bata's Skyscraper in Zlin, 1938 (77,5m)


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Old July 30th, 2010, 08:16 PM   #59
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Cathay Building (2010)
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Old July 30th, 2010, 08:57 PM   #60
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First Slovenian skyscraper
Nebotičnik built in 1933

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