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Old October 14th, 2012, 11:01 PM   #21
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The most remarkable example of major cities in the world with height restrictions is the world's most populous urban area, Tokyo.

The tallest building in Tokyo's urban area, in fact in Japan, is Yokohama Landmark Tower at 296 meters. There isn't a single supertall building in Japan, primarily due to seismological concerns.

Tokyo SkyTree and Tokyo Tower are just communications and observation towers.
Japan has recently got a proper supertall, the 300m high Abeno Harukas in Osaka was topped out several months ago.

The height restrictions in both Tokyo and Osaka are because of aviation laws. In Tokyo it's Haneda Airport that causes the height restrictions in a big part of the city, in the CBD around Tokyo station this is around 200m-210m, in the Roppongi/Toranomon area where the tallest buildings in Tokyo are the height restrictions are around 250m-260m. There was a 330m tower planned in the Shinjuku skyscraper district where there is no height restriction, but that one was cancelled because of other reasons.

In Osaka it's Itami Airport that causes height restriction in pretty much the whole city center, for the 300m tower that is constructed at the edge of the city center the restriction zone was actually moved back a bit to make it possible.

There are also height restrictions because of zoning laws. For example, the first row of buildings around the Imperial Palace Gardens in Tokyo cannot be higher then 115m.

Seismological concerns are not an issue anymore and is not a reason for the legal height restrictions.
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Old October 17th, 2012, 06:47 AM   #22
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I'm asking if there are any cities in Africa with height restrictions.
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Old October 17th, 2012, 07:16 AM   #23
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I'm asking if there are any cities in Africa with height restrictions.
I don't know the exact height but I know Cape Town does, the city doesn't want to detract from the natural setting.
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Old October 21st, 2012, 03:15 PM   #24
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In the Netherlands, most of Amsterdam has a height restriction of approximately 100 meter due to the proximity of Schiphol Airport.

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Utrecht has a similar height restriction because nimby's there don't want any tower to be taller than the Dom church tower.
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 10:21 PM   #25
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Here it is, the skyline of Utrecht with the Dom tower (112 m) at right.
Actually, the crane on top of the new city administration building (U/C at left of the Dom) is the highest point in town for the time being. And there is a power station chimney which is also higher than the Dom.

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Old October 23rd, 2012, 10:37 PM   #26
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In all over Brazil we suffer with very strict height restrictions. Even in our metropolis, like São Paulo (20 million people) and Rio (12 million), we don't have buildings taller than 200 mts. Lots of supertall projects are constantly redesigned to have their height adjusted.
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Old October 26th, 2012, 12:46 AM   #27
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I don't know the exact height but I know Cape Town does, the city doesn't want to detract from the natural setting.
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Old October 26th, 2012, 04:12 AM   #28
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I know Montreal is not allowed to build anything taller than Mont Royal.
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Old October 26th, 2012, 05:58 AM   #29
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Old October 26th, 2012, 06:07 AM   #30
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Old October 26th, 2012, 06:13 AM   #31
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Sydney has a height limit of 235m restricted to certain areas of the city. Large parts are far less. See link for map.
http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/d...ight_sht_1.pdf
FSR enforced by Sydney Council tends to keep heights lower still. FSR will see a 150m tower built in a 235m zone if the site isn't big enough.
Across the Sydney Metro area the height limit is RL330 enforced by CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority). Centrepoint Tower is about RL 324 so it is doubtful it will be eclipsed.
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Old October 26th, 2012, 08:47 AM   #32
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Almost all Indian cities, including the big ones such as Mumbai & New Delhi has height restrictions in place. It is only in recent times, that FSI has been increased and we are seeing advent of tall buildings in India.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 05:09 PM   #33
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probably england has loads of citys with height restrictions and so that why buildings are really small there...
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Old December 12th, 2012, 09:02 PM   #34
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In Austin Texas we have a thing called the Capitol view Corridor. basically if anything blocks the view of the Capitol building in certian Views its not allowed.

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Old December 13th, 2012, 06:15 PM   #35
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Height restrictions are very common in many older cities and towns in Europe, especially those with historic houses.
Here in Germany nearly every city has height restrictions of one kind or another varying from district to district.

Of the big German cities Cologne is extremely strict with height limits because of the famous Cologne Cathedral dominating and overlooking the entire city. There the buildings can only be 7 or 8 stories high (with certain limitations to the floors, especially the top and ground floors depending on the type of building, residential or office building) and can only have a maximum height of 22,5 or 26,5 m depending on the type of building.)

There is a good reason why Frankfurt is one of the very few big European cities with many skyscrapers. Europe is simply full of cities with more or less strict height restrictions.
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 12:58 AM   #36
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 06:27 AM   #37
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Vancouver has its 200m limit, but the new shangri la building squeaks by it with a 4m high spire that is barely visible from the ground. The roof height of the building is actually 197m.
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 02:05 PM   #38
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Sevilla/Seville (Spain) had a traditional restriction forbiding anything taller than the tower of the Cathedral: "la Giralda" (97 m)

However, in 1992 two new bridges were built, probably because they are structures, but not buldings:
"Puente del V Centenario" (120 m)

And the amazing "Puente del Alamillo" (142 m):


Now, 20 years later, finally there will be a skyscraper, the first one of the city, with an aglomeration of 1.5 million people:
Torre Cajasol, by Cesar Pelli, will be 180 m tall:


So the height restriction has existed until some years ago, but right now has disappeared
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Metro Manila has a height restriction too in areas surrounding the Ninoy Aquino International Airport within the 5km radius of it or within the direct path of the intersecting runways..not much of the buildings go higher than 250m..the Gramercy Residences is only 250m..PBCom Tower's roof is 241m but is 259m with the spire..supertalls are still underway though..
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 01:57 PM   #40
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Height restriction laws are implemented on buildings, which are related to height of the tower or building.
This varies from country to country.
Some of the names of places which have the restrictions are
Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Europe, Canada, United States.
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