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Old December 10th, 2011, 12:10 AM   #1
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Fictional skyscraper world cup

I just had a cool idea, what if SSC would make a fictional skyscraper world cup? In this cup fictional skyscrapers would go 1 on 1 with each other. The only rule is that the skyscrapers here can't be cancelled or visionary, they have to be 100% fictional

I'm making this thread because I know so far of only 3 such skyscrapers and I would like if other people would help me gather more of such skyscrapers

The 3 I know are:

The Half-Life Citadel


Isengard tower


Sauron's Barad-dur tower
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Old December 10th, 2011, 02:24 AM   #2
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Sauron's Barad-dur Tower would win out of those.

The eye makes the tower very personable for me. It gives the tower a personality that few towers these days can match. It's also very imposing but blends neatly into its surroundings like such few towers do these days, so it works well regardless. Plus, I'm a sap for old architecture.
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Marvel's Stark Tower:

Source: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_05gZc3cdlq...starkTower.jpg

Teen Titans' Tower:

Source: http://www.freewebs.com/steppingston...ns%20Tower.jpg

A Hundred Towers in Coruscant (Star Wars):
Big Image Link: http://images.wikia.com/starwars/ima...t_at_night.jpg

Source: http://images.wikia.com/starwars/ima...t_at_night.jpg
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Old December 10th, 2011, 02:47 AM   #4
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the towers above are not impossible to build
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Old December 10th, 2011, 03:14 AM   #5
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It's possible to build that high, but economics and politics are the deciding factor. I don't think we'll see something that high in our lifetimes, maybe doable in the next 50-100 years. Tallest tower looks around 2-3 km high.
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I'm trying to remember...

I, Robot movie, US Robotics HQ in Chicago. There were some pretty cool indoor scenes, but I can't find images of that.


The Towering Inferno tower in San Francisco:
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Old December 10th, 2011, 03:57 AM   #7
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Sorry to do this but there are no 'spoiler' tags I can hide this image under.

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Old December 10th, 2011, 05:22 AM   #8
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This is a fun idea, thanks for suggesting. For the Fictional Skyscraper Cup I found a good number of flickscrapers (fictional skyscrapers in movies), see below. If anyone can think of a better one, please let me know. I also found plenty of fictional designs in comic books and video games, but I think we should stick to movies in this cup as I guess these are the ones people are most familiar with.

Wynand Building (The Fountainhead)


Tyrell Corporation Headquarters (Blade Runner)


Bajor (Star Trek: Deep Space 9)


Tower of Babel (Metropolis)


Minas Tirith (Lord of the Rings)


Klingon Court Tower on Kronos (Star Trek)


Coruscant (Star Wars) (can anyone point out a specific building?)


Cardassia (Star Trek: Deep Space 9)


Star Fleet Academy Building (Star Trek)


Millennium Tower (Star Trek: Voyager)


U.S. Robotics HQ (I, Robot)


Some building featured in Blade Runner


Barad-dűr (Lord of the Rings)


Isengard (Lord of the Rings)


Glass Tower (Towering Inferno)


Bank Casino (Ocean's Thirteen)


Seacoast National Bank Building (Skyscraper Souls)


Daily Planet Building (Superman)
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Old December 10th, 2011, 05:44 AM   #9
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It's possible to build that high, but economics and politics are the deciding factor. I don't think we'll see something that high in our lifetimes, maybe doable in the next 50-100 years. Tallest tower looks around 2-3 km high.
The architecture seems perfectly doable today. I agree that the height is the problem but I think that outside maybe the 4 or 5 tallest in the picture, the others are perfectly capable of being built today. Case in point:

Coruscant on Left, Dubai on Right

Source for Dubai pic: http://mrakodrapy.borec.cz/fotky/rose_tower_001.jpg

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Old December 10th, 2011, 05:45 AM   #11
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Tour Sans Fin from "Until The End Of The World"
That's an actual design by Jean Nouvel.

@Manitopiaaa: nice find!
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Old December 10th, 2011, 06:50 AM   #12
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That's an actual design by Jean Nouvel.

@Manitopiaaa: nice find!
Yeah, in the movie it was in a great scene from a car.
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Very good presentations!
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Old December 10th, 2011, 02:13 PM   #15
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As to Coruscant, two buildings come to my mind. The Jedi Council building:



And the Senate building:

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Old December 10th, 2011, 08:13 PM   #18
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So... This is basically another fictional skyscraper thread?

Here's this one from The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra. The city is inspired by New York and Shanghai. Can you tell which buildings represent the Three Brothers?



If you can't see "Jin Mao", then here's a link to a bigger version of the picture.

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__...d_of_Korra.jpg
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Old December 10th, 2011, 10:59 PM   #19
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Okay, I just lined up the flickscraper cup. Since I had no real way of ranking these, I just tried to group them a bit. This one starts Monday.
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As to Coruscant, two buildings come to my mind. The Jedi Council building:



And the Senate building:

My God these buildings are beautiful. When will this architecture become normal?
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