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Old July 30th, 2010, 10:18 PM   #61
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The first skyscraper in Russia- Kotelnicheskaya Tower, (176 metres/577 ft), 32 floors.Moscow. It was built in 1952.
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Old July 30th, 2010, 11:35 PM   #62
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Edifício A Noite - 1928
22 floors - 102,8m
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Old July 31st, 2010, 02:31 AM   #63
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In Belgium the Boerentoren aka "farmers tower" build in 1929-1931
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Old July 31st, 2010, 04:35 PM   #64
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The Plaza Hotel (1907/1909) is said to be the first skyscraper in Buenos Aires, despite having only 63 meters (207 feet).



The Railway Building was constructed between 1907 and 1910 for the british railways in Argentina, reaching 80 meters (252 feet), but it was inaugurated in 1914 because a rumor about errors in calculation was spread. Nowadays, it is the Ministry of Planification.



Then, the Palacio Barolo or Pasaje Barolo (1919/23. 100 mts, 328 ft), an incredible building by a half-nuts italian architect called Mario Palanti, who would later work in megalomaniac projects for the Duce in the fascist Italy. It is a symbolic design related to the Divine Comedy and Dante (search the story), requested by a rich bussinesman who was a member of a sect that adores this book and its author.



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Old July 31st, 2010, 06:11 PM   #65
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How about this tower?
Hwangyougsa(temple) tower constructed in 645, almost 1400 years ago, in Silla dynasty, currently south korea.
This tower is not western modern style or concept at all.
But it was surely "skyscraper' for the people at those days.
Because its height is 80m high.




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Old July 31st, 2010, 06:53 PM   #66
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BTC,Bucharest 110 meters,25 floors.The first and only skyscraper :





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Old July 31st, 2010, 06:58 PM   #67
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Very nice for a first!!! Any more coming up in Bucharest?
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 04:05 PM   #68
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No, unfortunately .The economic crisis made the investors to lose confidence in Bucharest.
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 04:14 PM   #69
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Prudential, Warsaw, 1934, 66m, Art Deco



PAST Bldg. 1906-08.
51,5 m

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Old August 2nd, 2010, 06:04 PM   #70
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but i think that the torre latinamericana is our fisrst real skyscraper

I always like this skyscraper and think that is some way similar to this one in Milan (it's official name is Grattacielo Milano, but it's generally called Torre Breda), built in 1954

[img]http://i46.************/30a5252.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i50.************/2ngu4wn.jpg[/img]

When the Latinoamericana tower was built?
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 06:18 PM   #71
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How about this tower?
Hwangyougsa(temple) tower constructed in 645, almost 1400 years ago, in Silla dynasty, currently south korea.
This tower is not western modern style or concept at all.
But it was surely "skyscraper' for the people at those days.
Because its height is 80m high.
There are many ancient buildings around the world 80 m high and more (just an example, the Great Pyramid of Giza: 139 m high, built over 4500 years ago), but we're talkin' of skyscrapers, the typology of building born in Chicago in the last two decades of 1800 by the Chicago School of Architecture headed by Sullivan
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 06:42 PM   #72
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In Italy probably the first skyscraper is this one in Milan

Torre Rasini (1933/1936 - 48 m) by Giò Ponti (the same Architect of Pirelli Tower built in Milan in 1960)





But there is even this one in Turin

Torre Littoria (1934/1937 - 87 m)





Some one claims for these two 'twin' buildings in Milan (1923/1925) to be the first 'skyscrapers', but I think that's rather hard to name these two as skyscrapers

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Old August 2nd, 2010, 07:17 PM   #73
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The definition of 'skyscrapers' changed throughout the years. It's about the first buildings they called "skyscrapers" in your own country.
Most of the towers here wouldn't be called 'skyscraper' if built today. But they were enormous at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Most buildings in that time only had a few floors. So a new building with elevators, a steel or concrete structure and 12 floors was called a 'skyscraper'.
A skyscraper must be 1) phallic 2) have 6 or more inhabitable floors. That's it.

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There are many ancient buildings around the world 80 m high and more (just an example, the Great Pyramid of Giza: 139 m high, built over 4500 years ago), but we're talkin' of skyscrapers, the typology of building born in Chicago in the last two decades of 1800 by the Chicago School of Architecture headed by Sullivan
Not according to the dictionary definition:

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/skyscraper
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 07:24 PM   #74
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Wiktionary... then I'm gonna edit this, so it will be in accordance with my definition
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 07:44 PM   #75
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1930
Budapest
National Social Insurance Building
architect: Komor Marcell, Jakab Dezső
style: Post-Art Nouveau












The tower was demolished in the sixties.









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Old August 2nd, 2010, 10:33 PM   #76
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Wow, certanly one of the best towers from that period of time. What a shame it doesn't exist anymore!
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 10:44 PM   #77
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From what I understand they just demolished the last five floors
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Old August 4th, 2010, 04:02 PM   #78
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The Dubai World Trade Centre.

Completed in 1979.

Final Height: 149.05m

This was Dubai's first 30+ storey building.

Then:
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[IMG]http://i38.************/1674cj6.jpg[/IMG]


Now:


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Bangkok, Thailand

Dusit Thanee Hotel|23 floors (1968)



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The first high building in Morocco is the Hassan II Mosque (1993) with a minaret of 200m

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