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Old June 24th, 2013, 06:24 AM   #101
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I'm sure that the artist of this diagram didn't know what to call the design so he just wrote "Unusual Buildings"

So I think that this kind of design need a term as well, look at the bottom part of the towers

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Old June 25th, 2013, 10:14 AM   #102
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^ technically there is a difference between building where the floors are supported by a structure at the top, with floors hanging down from there, and those buildings where the floors are supported by the core, like I presume the first one is an example of.
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Old June 25th, 2013, 01:53 PM   #103
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I'm suddenly reminded of a thing that is regularly used on Skyscrapercity: Technical/mechanical floor

For skyscraperfans it perhaps is not a very exiting term. But I think people who are not very aware of the internal workings of a skyscraper, might find it fun to suddenly notice little differences in some floors of skyscrapers. It may also make then aware of the technicalities that goes into engineering a skyscraper.

Wikipedia has an article about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanical_floor
The wikipedia article gives an remarkable good explanation for such a fringe topic. It sums up the various functions the floors can have. It handles the use of the floor for structural stabilization. It treats the aesthetic solutions for the fascade. And it even gives a list of mechanical floors in famous buildings, are you behind that Jan ?



Oh, but wikipedia it remarkable silent about secret governmental eavesdroppingrooms, of which we know are in all buildings.

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Old June 25th, 2013, 10:48 PM   #104
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Mechanical floor would be a good one, nice to have some technical terms in there, thanks. Also brings to mind the refugee floor which is typical for some of the Asian building codes.

In the mean timel: trading space for urban amenities to the extreme: introducing the tinypad!
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Old June 28th, 2013, 05:02 PM   #105
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Just added the groundscraper
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Old June 28th, 2013, 07:18 PM   #106
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I guess Jan has the powers of foresight

Just a few hours ago: "Google reveals new London 'groundscraper' HQ" ... "longer than the Shard skyscraper is tall"
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...95R0KQ20130628
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Old June 28th, 2013, 10:50 PM   #107
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Btw. Construction has started on worlds first (kind of) Earthscraper. It is the hotel in the abandoned quarry in China.

http://www.dezeen.com/2013/06/27/con...hinese-quarry/
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Old June 29th, 2013, 09:54 PM   #108
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That would more of a canyonscraper no?
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Old June 30th, 2013, 06:35 PM   #109
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What about taking the sky out of the scraper?

I mean demolishing or dismantling a skyscraper; deskyscrapering, unskying. It may be a problem for a 'Skyscraper Dictionary' that the buildings that once were considered skycrapers are now considered highrises. And really tall ones are not that often demolished. Nontheless, the subject raises questions about buildings life-cycles, sustainability of highrises, redevelopment and the pro's & cons of urban density. And... seeing a tall building disappear is a very impressive thing. Especially when the implosion method is used.

Japan has come up with some pretty brilliant methods:

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Another interesting case. The more or less traditional method, but in reversed order! It had a hanging structure, like the buildings discussed above. P&O tower, London: http://www.fogonazos.es/2008/01/how-...ground-to.html


BBC-News has an a nice article about it. It makes a case that it may become a problem that buildings become ever higher and stand in densely build area's. I think there is truth in that to the point that in the future new techniques have to be developed. But to be honest, I think that is a challenge I would love to be part of. Not something that can't be overcome.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20535821
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Old June 30th, 2013, 09:42 PM   #110
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That looks very scary.
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Old July 1st, 2013, 06:50 PM   #111
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For those with left over cash: the trophypad!
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Old July 4th, 2013, 10:56 AM   #112
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Bit of an obvious one, but what do you call a skyscraper designed by a starchitect ... read here.
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Old July 4th, 2013, 11:02 PM   #113
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I'm sure that the artist of this diagram didn't know what to call the design so he just wrote "Unusual Buildings"

So I think that this kind of design need a term as well, look at the bottom part of the towers

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I love the base of these towers. Socket skyscrapers?
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Old July 15th, 2013, 10:31 PM   #114
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This one fits already in one of the existing words I think, nonetheless thought about this dictionary when I saw it: Skygarden
In the proposal for the office of the European Patent Agency in Rijswijk

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I have checked whether there will be a swimming pool at the roof garden. But there won't be any. Instead of the pool next to the sunbeds there will be water ponds. On both sides of the building.

And as to the crisis you can check the statistics:
http://www.epo.org/about-us/annual-r...t-filings.html
There are more and more filings every year. So from that point of you can't see the crisis.




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Old July 18th, 2013, 11:57 AM   #115
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- new term: skywashing
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Old July 19th, 2013, 12:01 AM   #116
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Not to be mistaken with actually washing the skyscraper.
Btw. the link to http://www.skyscraperdictionary.com/greenwashing refers to a page that not exists yet.

Here is a nice article about a heightjibber/heightcheater/heightscraper.
It contains a beautiful illustration (from Popular Science Monthly, august 1930) that shows how the trick with the spire of the Chryslerbuilding was constructed.
http://blog.modernmechanix.com/how-e...lest-building/
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Old July 19th, 2013, 10:08 AM   #117
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There's a great read on the height race between Chrysler and 40 Wall Street, in which that spire plays a pivotal role.

Thanks for pointing out the broken link, fixed it.
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Old July 22nd, 2013, 12:33 PM   #118
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Unspace: left over space around a skyscraper
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Old August 18th, 2013, 02:32 AM   #119
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There seems to be a song for the steel monkeys.

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Old August 21st, 2013, 03:43 PM   #120
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The SkyscraperMuseum has a 70 min. long lecture on youtube about the history of skyscrapers. It goes in great detail about the structure.
It perfectly fits by the articles 'Growing up' and 'First skyscraper'.

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