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Old March 15th, 2013, 10:28 AM   #1
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Skyscraper Dictionary

High there! As you may have noticed through today's banner we opened up an official Skyscraper Dictionary with the main ambition to be a fun place to create awareness for skyscraper related details and overlooked phenomenons. If you don't name them, you just might not be aware of their existance.

This project is linked to the member database of the forums so all here should be able to comment on terms and postings, make suggestions or add images and detailes but since this is a first time project, please apologize any hickups.

New terms will be added weekly, hope you all enjoy this. Feedback always welcome!
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Old March 15th, 2013, 08:03 PM   #2
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Nice, I expect funny and very original names here.
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Old March 22nd, 2013, 12:57 PM   #3
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sceneryscraper
~ tower in the backdrop of an old painting
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Old March 25th, 2013, 11:40 PM   #4
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cyberopolis
~ an online metropolitan community
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Old March 26th, 2013, 01:17 PM   #5
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looks like fun. interested in where this is going
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Old March 29th, 2013, 10:21 AM   #6
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homescraper
~ a residential skyscraper
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 05:03 PM   #7
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solitaire
~ a stand-alone skyscraper
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 11:48 PM   #8
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skystation
-a skyscraper that has an underground transit station on-site, or that transit station itself
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Old April 9th, 2013, 01:03 PM   #9
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cherryscraper
~ skyscraper with a proverbial cherry on top
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Old April 9th, 2013, 01:36 PM   #10
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~ A skyscraper whose design facilitates easy climbing.


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Old April 12th, 2013, 05:24 PM   #11
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^ good one
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Old April 12th, 2013, 05:24 PM   #12
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couchview
~ the outside view seen from the couch
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Old April 14th, 2013, 06:17 AM   #13
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Cloudlounge
-a lounge or private club on an upperfloor of a supertall skyscraper
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Old April 16th, 2013, 11:39 AM   #14
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Cheerscraper
~ a skyscraper cheering for a team or event

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homescraper
~ a residential skyscraper
Is that a widely applicable householdversion of this?
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Old April 16th, 2013, 03:14 PM   #16
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^ you actually get a nice number of results when Googling for "paper skyscraper".
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Old April 16th, 2013, 07:24 PM   #17
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I found this picture by googling 'home scraper' (with a space). Because homecraper sounded very funny to me, but I had no funny picture available.
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Old April 19th, 2013, 06:15 PM   #18
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Dusted off a bit of an oldie, but being a dictionary it would need to include all terms in the end.

twistscraper
- literally, a skyscraper with a twist
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Old April 20th, 2013, 10:44 PM   #19
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Perhaps this is not what you're looking for, but the skyscrapers belw have ore than once been refered to as:
Phallic architecture / Giant *****/ ....scraper

Torre Agbar

Burj Qatar, Doha http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index...ecial%3ASearch

Gherkin London http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30_St_Mary_Axe


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Old April 23rd, 2013, 02:25 PM   #20
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You're right, those need a term as well. All we need is to find a decent one for those.


Skeyecatcher
~ an eyecatching skyscraper within an area development
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