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Old August 26th, 2010, 06:19 PM   #21
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Actually it was Liverpool that invented the Skyscraper or rather without developments there we would not have skyscrapers today.
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Old August 26th, 2010, 06:31 PM   #22
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Old August 26th, 2010, 07:48 PM   #23
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The Hague in 1730


The same p.o.v.: still visible are the church-tower and the canal:
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Old August 27th, 2010, 06:46 AM   #24
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Actually it was Liverpool that invented the Skyscraper or rather without developments there we would not have skyscrapers today.
I guess anyone can look at their nations history and say that they contributed to building tall buildings. But, the modern day skyscraper was started in Chicago.
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Old August 27th, 2010, 07:19 AM   #25
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Actually it was Liverpool that invented the Skyscraper or rather without developments there we would not have skyscrapers today.
What happened in Liverpool?

Certainly credit has to be given to American inventor Elisha Otis, who, in 1853 invented the safety elevator. Without an elevator, we would have no highrises today as we know them.
I would say Chicago is the home of the modern skyscraper, thanks to the Bauhaus School, who moved there from Europe during WW2. Skyscrapers, per se, existed before, especially in cities like New York.
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Old August 27th, 2010, 02:41 PM   #26
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Skyscrapers (ie tall continuously habitable buildings, some even reaching heights of 48 - 97 metres) existed in Europe long before America was even discovered!

What happened in Liverpool is that the Worlds first metal framed glass curtain walled building was built there - Oriel Chambers, without which development of skyscraper would not have been possible. Of course things are never quite as clear cut as this and was just trying to start a debate. No one place can claim credit for inventing skyscraper ; it was made possible thanks to developments all over the World or rather the Western World.
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Old August 27th, 2010, 04:30 PM   #27
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I actually would rather not debate it. I don't have the energy. It does't really matter because the biggest buildings and skylines aren't in America or Europe anymore anyway!!
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Old September 1st, 2010, 04:29 AM   #28
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Old September 1st, 2010, 02:29 PM   #29
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Frankfurt:

Around 1980 (Deutsche Bank Twins)


Late 80s (Messeturm)


Mid 90s (Commerzbank Tower)


Skyline early 90s (Without Commerzbank, Maintower, Japancenter and some others):


Opernplatz without Opernturm, but with the old Zurich Hochhaus:


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very nice pictures of LA and Frankfurt!!!
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 12:59 AM   #31
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Old September 4th, 2010, 12:54 AM   #32
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Skyscrapers (ie tall continuously habitable buildings, some even reaching heights of 48 - 97 metres) existed in Europe long before America was even discovered!

What happened in Liverpool is that the Worlds first metal framed glass curtain walled building was built there - Oriel Chambers, without which development of skyscraper would not have been possible. Of course things are never quite as clear cut as this and was just trying to start a debate. No one place can claim credit for inventing skyscraper ; it was made possible thanks to developments all over the World or rather the Western World.

pagoda design might have something to say about that (building structure hanging off a central core)... some of the tallest buildings in the world of ancient times were pagodas. Hangzhou was rumoured to have a 500ft pagoda (a 530ft replica was recently completed in nearby Changzhou):



330ft from 1055 AD




...the of course theres Shibam and Sana'a which date from the 3rd Century AD


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Very nice!
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The london ones are great!
Love the second drawing of Stockholm!
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pagoda design might have something to say about that (building structure hanging off a central core)... some of the tallest buildings in the world of ancient times were pagodas. Hangzhou was rumoured to have a 500ft pagoda (a 530ft replica was recently completed in nearby Changzhou)
Egypts pyramids were amongst the first tall buildings, but like pagodas they were not used for living and as such should not be counted, while rumours should be ignored completely.

Insulae in Ancient Rome reached 10 or more stories. Medieval Towers of Italy like the ones in Bologna and San Gimignano and which in the Middle Ages were very numerous indeed reached heights of 50-97 metres, thats almost 100 metres and it was only many centuries later (1894 infact) that a building reached this height again. Edinburgh tenements were pretty tall too.
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