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Old April 11th, 2010, 06:25 PM   #1
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More than 400 years old Residential Towers

I don't think to be any residential building above 10 floors from more than 400 years ago but there could be some +5 floors ones, please post them here.

For example: Ali Qapu in Isfahan (about 500 years old)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Qapu : It is forty-eight meters high and there are seven floors.





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I think Shibam in Yemen could be at least mentioned! -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shibam
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Old April 12th, 2010, 08:43 PM   #3
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Just now, I only can remember the called as "rascacielos" in Cuenca (Spain), residential towers of the 14th and 15th century, most of them between 5 and 8 floors.





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Old April 12th, 2010, 11:47 PM   #4
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For a time Rome, Ostia, and other Roman cities had three, four, five, up to ten story residential apartment buildings but none survive. Here are a few depictions:



Apparently Carthage had quite a few high rises.

Most of the highrises in the town of Shibam, Yemen date from the 16th century.

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I wouldn't like to live in one of that flats some centuries ago, without elevators...
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Houses in Cinque terre may be??
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What was the tallest historical residential tower?
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Old March 28th, 2014, 03:15 PM   #8
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Bologna! Though these aren't really residential, except for the tower keepers "apartment" maybe.

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Bologna skyline from palazzo malvezzi von mina auf Flickr

Sanaa (Yemen) certainly qualifies.

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Sanaa, gates, Yemen von Pitheas auf Flickr

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Sanaa 1984 von jochen.westermann auf Flickr

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Yemen, Sanaa - Old town von Luigi Carta auf Flickr

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Old Town Sanaa - Yemen 58 von Richard Messenger auf Flickr

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Old town Sana'a, Yemen. von Reiner Barczinski - thiopien Ethiopia Etiopia auf Flickr

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Old Town Sanaa - Yemen 51 von Richard Messenger auf Flickr
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that one in Yaman is really awesome
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Amsterdam has a few of these ''highrises'' too, old houses with over 5 floors can be seen in the oldest part of the city at the Red Light District, and a lot on canals like the Singel.

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Classy which just stands apart and has its own class
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Old November 1st, 2014, 12:55 PM   #12
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Quote:
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I wouldn't like to live in one of that flats some centuries ago, without elevators...
So nice with that imagine , hope you get it maybe you live in top of the roof better
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The Yemenis certainly win this, if this is supposed to be a competition or something like that:

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Old March 2nd, 2015, 08:48 PM   #14
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Shibam and Sanaa are simply amazing.
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nice thread...
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Old March 8th, 2015, 03:55 AM   #16
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Not just the Yemenis...the Arab world does pretty well as a whole:

MOROCCO - MAROC


SAUDI



Also, TANZANIA
(six stories high because of double stories)
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