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Old September 26th, 2012, 03:05 PM   #1
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use of sky scraper

What is the use of sky scraper and how we can identify it that it is a sky scraper?
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Old September 26th, 2012, 04:16 PM   #2
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My definition of a skyscraper is a structure built to provide huge amounts of space (for whatever use) in the upward direction in order to save ground space.
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Old September 26th, 2012, 06:46 PM   #3
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a skyscraper is a highrise building with exceptional height. It is a general term which can be applied to any tall building including supertalls.
the CTBUH and this site take it a step further by defining skyscrapers (taller than highrise [200m], shorter than supertall [300m] ) though the average person still uses it as a general term.
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Old September 26th, 2012, 07:40 PM   #4
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ROFLMAO, this is a once in a lifetime sight. A spambot actually made a good thread

I'd like to add that the CTBUH identifies a skyscraper as a tall building which is occupied in at least 50% of its pinnacle height
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Old September 26th, 2012, 07:53 PM   #5
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Hehe.... I think he was just making up things to post. His spam advertising signature is deleted and he has been banned, but let's let the thread stand!
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Old September 27th, 2012, 08:52 PM   #6
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If we now speak about the use of a skyscraper, well in most cases that use is to create a landmark, to show wealth and build something awe inspiring. Several lowrises are cheaper than one skyscraper, however this is not the case in dense and expensive urban areas like New York, Chicago or Hong Kong. Because of the sparse supply and extreme cost of land up is the only way to go. There we can see financially driven skyscrapers like for example 432 Park
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Old September 28th, 2012, 12:22 PM   #7
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Nice to see spambots taking the relevant route. Two more years and they'll be more interesting to talk to then half of the people around here!
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 02:25 PM   #8
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A lot of sky scrapers are like forest but no trees but concrete towers
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Old October 4th, 2012, 10:14 AM   #9
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well thank you for sharing that!
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Nice to see spambots taking the relevant route. Two more years and they'll be more interesting to talk to then half of the people around here!
Ten more years and SSC will have spambots as mods.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 09:50 PM   #11
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A skyscraper is a tall, continuously habitable building of many storeys, usually designed for office and commercial use. There is no official definition or height above which a building may be classified as a skyscraper. One common feature of skyscrapers is having a steel framework from which curtain walls are suspended, rather than load-bearing walls of conventional construction. Some early skyscrapers have a steel frame that enables the construction of load-bearing walls taller than of those made of reinforced concrete. Modern skyscrapers' walls are not load-bearing, and most skyscrapers are characterized by large surface areas of windows made possible by the concept of steel frame and curtain walls. However, skyscrapers can have curtain walls that mimic conventional walls and a small surface area of windows.
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