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Old June 14th, 2017, 07:17 PM   #2141
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From the sound of this article, it is already obsolete before it is even topped out.

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/artic...er-age-is-over
I would agree that working in a skyscraper (especially higher up) may not be a very attractive idea from a functional and practical point of view: cannot pop out to the street during the lunch break, feel isolated and disconnected from the street. Completely surrounded by office environment for the entirety of the working day without even a theoretical chance to get out for a few moments. In a lowrise building meanwhile you can simply get out to the street to have a walk or buy a snack at an ordinary street outlet anytime you have 15 minutes to spare. Which is why we might see a resurgence of lowrise offices.

However the reasons identified in the article don't really reflect that and instead concentrate on some vague principles of 'satellite cities' which have been around for ages and never became a game changing factor anywhere.

So all in all it's plausible that we won't be seeing very tall skyscrapers in the central areas but not for the reasons that the article is addressing.
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Old June 17th, 2017, 04:43 AM   #2144
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It looks like something on the planet Coruscant!
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Old June 18th, 2017, 12:16 PM   #2146
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FINALLY the cladding will reach the open floors. I've been anxious to see what it will look like!!
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Old June 20th, 2017, 11:32 AM   #2147
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Old June 23rd, 2017, 03:01 AM   #2148
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Old June 23rd, 2017, 12:06 PM   #2149
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Old June 23rd, 2017, 10:01 PM   #2150
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From the sound of this article, it is already obsolete before it is even topped out.

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/artic...er-age-is-over
Thanks for posting this. I feel that stories like this continue to come and go. I remember something maybe similar happening with the story of the Empire State building being called the "Empty State Building." I hope to see all these buildings fully utilized with more to come as the population grows.
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Old June 26th, 2017, 10:56 PM   #2151
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While the article raises good points, we also have to remember that these are landmark supertalls in cities well beyond 20M people. I am sure that they'll find someone to fill the towers, and besides SHT just literally opened what, less than a year ago? People said the same thing if I recall about the original WTC twins taking years upon years to fill them due to a glut of space, yet they were (office-wise) healthily leased out before 9-11.

As some cities in the US are realizing too, we can't simply sprawl out forever. Building up helps solve some of this solution, even if it's not supertall status. I don't think the drive for a lack of ultra tall buildings will be going anywhere. If not in China, than somewhere else.
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Old June 27th, 2017, 08:49 AM   #2152
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The last photo succinctly captures the smoothness of the curved glazing. So advanced, so sophisticated!
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Old July 2nd, 2017, 07:05 PM   #2158
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Wuhan look like Chongqing but with soon 1 megatall and 2 400m+ supertalls.

But what a shame that Wuhan skyline is so underrated !
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