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Old July 5th, 2012, 06:38 PM   #21
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What do we call something like this?





It is a steel frame structure in which family houses have been built. It was designed by James Wines of SITE. He called it High-Rise of Homes but hat's a bit boring no?
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Old July 5th, 2012, 06:43 PM   #22
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By the way, here is a skycheater.
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Old July 5th, 2012, 06:58 PM   #23
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What do we call something like this?
This looks like a shelfscraper
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Old July 5th, 2012, 10:20 PM   #24
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How to call skyscrapers which are occupied, but cladding or some work is incomplete since the construction (some panels missing, and builders formally completed the skyscraper and left the construction site)? Imagine, that the builders didn't finish something, and left former construction fence on the part where they didn't complete. But the building is almost fully occupied, and there's nobody to finish that work.

Also, skyvertising is using facades of a skyscraper as a giant commercial space for placing an advertisment
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Как только проедят напечатанные амерами баблосы, нефтя будет падвацать, хас папиисяд, а толяр - пасто диривянных. И ражко сразу развалиццо. Патаму шо она сичаз разваливаиццо, хотя нефтя ещё не падвацать

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Old July 5th, 2012, 11:34 PM   #25
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By the way, here is a skycheater.
What a beautiful scam
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Old July 5th, 2012, 11:59 PM   #26
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By the way, here is a skycheater.
Houseriser? Housedecker?
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Old July 6th, 2012, 01:03 AM   #27
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Awwwww, I want that mini skyscraper!
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Old July 6th, 2012, 12:23 PM   #28
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Little tower to yourself: privatower or towerette

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Old July 6th, 2012, 12:25 PM   #29
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By the way, here is a skycheater.
I decided skyscammer is a better word for it. We'll use [i]skycheater[/s] for buildings that look like they have more floors then they actually have.
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Old July 6th, 2012, 12:28 PM   #30
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How to call skyscrapers which are occupied, but cladding or some work is incomplete since the construction (some panels missing, and builders formally completed the skyscraper and left the construction site)? Imagine, that the builders didn't finish something, and left former construction fence on the part where they didn't complete. But the building is almost fully occupied, and there's nobody to finish that work.
Good one. Basically we're looking for a word for a skyscraper construction that's on hold. Paymescraper perhaps?
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Old July 6th, 2012, 02:14 PM   #31
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The example of this is Moscow's Northern tower. Completed in 2008 and occupied, it's so badly maintained, that glass panels are falling from their place.

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Old July 6th, 2012, 03:06 PM   #32
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A Chrysler: An inside surprise antenna. When building a tower, and when you are almost finished you pull out an additional spire so it becomes surprisingly the tallest building.

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Old July 8th, 2012, 01:44 PM   #33
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^ in this book, architecture critic Charles Jencks makes a case for calling Chrysler-like buildings skyprickers instead of skyscrapers. He argues that the early skyscrapers had flat roofs and as such represent a more literal representation of something tall enough to scrape the sky. Mind that scrapers actually have a flat top as well. I appreciate his line of thought but obviously the name never stuck.

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Old July 9th, 2012, 07:47 PM   #34
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It is a steel frame structure in which family houses have been built. It was designed by James Wines of SITE. He called it High-Rise of Homes but hat's a bit boring no?
I'd call it skyfreighter
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Old July 9th, 2012, 08:25 PM   #35
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^ in this book, architecture critic Charles Jencks makes a case for calling Chrysler-like buildings skyprickers instead of skyscrapers. He argues that the early skyscrapers had flat roofs and as such represent a more literal representation of something tall enough to scrape the sky. Mind that scrapers actually have a flat top as well. I appreciate his line of thought but obviously the name never stuck.

A skypricker is a good name for a skyscraper with a spire. However, by a Chrysler i meant the surprise cheat spire for additional height.
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Old July 11th, 2012, 02:16 PM   #36
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fatscraper
Skyscraper that's too long and wide for it's height, usually talked down because of local regulations or successful nimby protests.
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Old July 11th, 2012, 02:38 PM   #37
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In addition to the fatscraper i introduce the chimney. A skyscraper that is so slender there is not much floorspace left:

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The example of this is Moscow's Northern tower. Completed in 2008 and occupied, it's so badly maintained, that glass panels are falling from their place.
Terrible, isn;t there something the authorities can do?
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Old July 16th, 2012, 11:40 AM   #38
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What do we call a skyline that's not really a skyline, but more an ocean of tall buildings, like in this one:

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I'd call it skyboredom
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Old July 16th, 2012, 02:36 PM   #40
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What do we call a skyline that's not really a skyline, but more an ocean of tall buildings, like in this one:
Skysea?
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