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Old May 28th, 2013, 09:45 PM   #61
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a skyscraper with a mixed utilization.

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Old May 31st, 2013, 01:43 PM   #62
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^ actually that example would qualify as 'stacked use' or 'multiple use', nut not 'mixed use'. I think that's an important and often overlooked difference. Skyscrapers are seldomly truly mixed. Often the different usages within the skyscraper are separated from each other with different entrees and elevator banks.

Both terms will make it to the dictionary at some point.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 03:39 PM   #63
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One of the most neglected qualities of living up: tubview.
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Old June 3rd, 2013, 02:24 PM   #64
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3 new scape-related terms for the Skyscraper Dictionary: Skighway, Canyon and Vistascraper: http://www.skyscraperdictionary.com/
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Old June 3rd, 2013, 04:01 PM   #65
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I was thinking of a name for skyscrapers that are connected up by a skyway (like the Petronas towers)
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Old June 3rd, 2013, 07:12 PM   #66
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Old June 4th, 2013, 12:33 AM   #67
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I was thinking of a name for skyscrapers that are connected up by a skyway (like the Petronas towers)
Linkscrapers might be a name for that. Linked Hybrid in Beijing and Pinnacle @ Duxton would be examples of that as well.
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Old June 4th, 2013, 01:02 AM   #68
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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
Erectorscraper?
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Old June 4th, 2013, 01:19 AM   #69
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Linkscrapers might be a name for that. Linked Hybrid in Beijing and Pinnacle @ Duxton would be examples of that as well.
tower-to-towers?
skyconnectors?
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Old June 4th, 2013, 05:46 PM   #70
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Pillar of fire
Skyscrapers stand out, are tall and give people a sense of awe.
Fireworks also stand out, are high and give people a sense of awe.
Guess what gives people an even bigger sense of awe! Using the skyline as an city-sized backdrop for an celebration!

Apparently, there seems to be a couple of different occasions. Opening of a new building and communal celebrations like new-years eve. Loads of beautiful pictures on the web.

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Old June 4th, 2013, 10:36 PM   #71
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How about 'Awescraper' ?
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Old June 7th, 2013, 12:10 AM   #72
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Toproom.
I actually wanted to call it something like 'koning van de apenrots'. It's an Dutch expression meaning 'king of the monkyrock' (like an alpha-baboon overlooking his group) but there is no accurate English translation. What I had in mind was the phenomenon that the most exclusive rooms are on the top floor. You don't just feel on top of the world, you are on top of the world.

Like boardrooms or restaurants, in the Shanghai World Financial Center it's even a touristattracton. Also penthouses are for the same reason on the top floors and it's not unusual that offices have an hierarchy in the height connected to the paygrade.

All made possible due to the invention of the elevator that abolished the problem of walking upstairs, which until then countered the benefit of the high views. Topfloors also don't need to service floors above them, so it doesn't need big columns and lots of elevatorshafts and there is less traffic of people. So floorspace can be bigger and more suitable for various functions

Below are not the most illustrative pictures, but the Deloitte boardroom of the Maastower in Rotterdam was the first thing I thought about.
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Old June 7th, 2013, 12:25 AM   #73
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Skycruisers

NO not this one


Elevators like this
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Pan Pacific Hotel in Singapore has exterior and interior glass lifts. Very exhilirating on the exterior.

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Old June 7th, 2013, 01:18 AM   #74
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Talking about pillars of fire.
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Pillar of fire
Skyscrapers stand out, are tall and give people a sense of awe.
Fireworks also stand out, are high and give people a sense of awe.
Guess what gives people an even bigger sense of awe! Using the skyline as an city-sized backdrop for an celebration!
I just found this. Lets keep awescraper for the celebrations (or oohh-aahh-scraper ). Unintentional fires, nontheless impressive, could use their own name. Something with disaster, fire or inferno. There is something truly monumental about seeing a burning skyscraper other than any other building. Fires fascinate in any case, but seeing something burn that looks like it can withstand anything, are just shocking.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...iven-flat.html


And off cource there was the burned TVCC next to the famous CCTV building
http://www.dysturb.net/2009/tvcc-burning/


Moscow also recently had an impressive torch
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Federation tower in fire.
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Old June 9th, 2013, 01:23 PM   #75
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The first in a series of streetwise terms in the Skyscraper Dictionary: Podium.
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Old June 11th, 2013, 11:18 AM   #76
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Two new ones today: shadowscraper and loo view.
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Old June 11th, 2013, 06:18 PM   #77
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You mentioned 'nimby'. Is that one also on the shortlist?

The term is not exclusive to, but nonetheless commonly used on Skyscrapercity. Skyscrapers in the backyard compared to e.g. carparks are a league on their own.
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Old June 12th, 2013, 09:46 PM   #78
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One of the most neglected qualities of living up: tubview.
how is yours progressing btw?
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Old June 15th, 2013, 12:53 PM   #79
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Old June 15th, 2013, 12:53 PM   #80
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