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Old August 28th, 2012, 11:00 AM   #1
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The most famous skyscraper in a rural area must be the Huaxi Village one (more)



Who knows more of these Ruralscrapers?
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Old August 28th, 2012, 12:16 PM   #2
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I know the building, though I've never much paid attention to it's surroundings. Just from that picture, I wouldn't say that was anywhere near rural.
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Old August 28th, 2012, 01:08 PM   #3
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I guess this is going to be a short thread. Not many examples of those. It would make no economic sense.
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Old August 29th, 2012, 01:06 PM   #4
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I can only think of this one. It is called Girvan Tower, and it is a 10 storey apartment building built atop a hill near Bulahdelah, Australia:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brisban...ne/6984258405/ (sorry, can't embed on here)
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Old September 1st, 2012, 11:25 PM   #5
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Doesn't look like a rural area to me.
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 12:33 AM   #6
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Achmeatoren - Leeuwarden (NL)

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Old September 2nd, 2012, 02:16 AM   #7
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What´s called village in China, isn´t necessarily a village in another country. The Huaxi miraclevillage is in fact very large. And since I guess you know about the peculiar economic situation of that village that made that building possible, I guess you also know that there is almost no other place on earth that could facilitate something like that.

If your more interested in the visuals of an isolated skyscraper I guess Taipei 101 is also an good candidate.

Maybe the `loneliest skyscrapers´ tread is helpful
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=664506
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 10:44 PM   #8
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 01:59 PM   #9
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Doesn't look like a rural area to me.
It is, the tower is atop a hill in a rural area. Look it up on Google Maps and see.
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Old September 5th, 2012, 12:37 AM   #10
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The most famous skyscraper in a rural area must be the Huaxi Village one (more)



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I can see the skyline of a city behind the tower...
its lonely but there is a village with many bulidings...

Amazing but not rural at all
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Old September 6th, 2012, 01:09 PM   #12
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That is considered rurual in China?
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Old September 6th, 2012, 03:15 PM   #13
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Not an skyscraper, but a major height in surrounding km's.

http://goo.gl/maps/bLkFT

In this area, eastern castilian plateau, was filmed a big part of Dr. Zhivago's film in the 60's.
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Old September 6th, 2012, 04:33 PM   #14
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Old September 6th, 2012, 07:41 PM   #15
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I don't believe the economics of building tall in middle of nowhere are there to warrant anything above 9 stories. None of the buildings in this thread so far were really rural and / or can be described as skyscrapers.

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Old September 6th, 2012, 07:45 PM   #16
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Whittier, Alaska. Most of the town's 117 people live in the singe highrise residence pictured below

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Old September 6th, 2012, 07:58 PM   #17
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41-story building in rural Yamagata, Japan.

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A city planner of a new town had a radical idea. 'Streets' he said, cost money, take time to build, cause pollution, and are ugly, so let's build a city without them!
The other members scoffed at this. 'A city needs streets' they said. This has been a sad fact of life since the beginning of civilization. How do you propose to have a functioning city without streets?'
'Hmm' the radical thinker thought for a minute. 'Got it! Let's put everyone in the city in one big building!' He leaned back in his chair with his hands behind his head and a smile on his face. Most of the other planners were convinced, and suitably impressed with his cleverness, but there were still a few dissenters.
'How are we going to convince people to come live in the middle of the countryside, in a town with only one building!' They cried. 'People who move to the countryside want to live in houses!'
'Easy' he said slyly. 'We market it to city folk who want to live surrounded by nature, but not actually touch it. We'll let 'em know they can be one with nature without having any contact with things like pesky bugs, smelly animals or dirty farmers. Oh, and the view will be grand.'
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Old September 7th, 2012, 02:10 AM   #18
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I find that one long skyscraper in that rural field a good thing in that think off all that green space it's save by having all the people in it instead of in 200 to 300 houses jammed next to one another taking up all that usable green space and farm land. There are a lot of places I have seen where they will mindlessly put in muti family houses and houses that are five feet from one another and market it as rural living. Which in real life you living in a jammed in like in the city but are under the impression you are in the county. There are several places where I think it would be cool to buy up 200 acres of land and put in one or two lone skyscrapers have it where you can enjoy all the green space around it instead of mindless parking lots and a sea of roof tops.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 03:59 AM   #19
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I don't thing the building is in rural area, not even a suburb. Surely the shooting site is rurul, but the direction of the shooting to toward the city as you can see a lot other buildings on the background.
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41-story building in rural Yamagata, Japan.
Great to see a true skyscraper in rural area. It is hard to find. I would rather think that only government agencies could build such buildings.
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