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Old November 15th, 2013, 09:54 PM   #1
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Skyscraperettes in your city

I just added the skyscraperette to the skyscraper dictionary, which is defined as in many ways a skyscraper, just not that tall.

There are a few of these in where I live, but I had problems finding proper examples in other cities.

If you think you have some, post it here!
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Old November 16th, 2013, 10:11 PM   #2
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Scheepmakerstoren is probably the only one in Rotterdam
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Old November 17th, 2013, 08:04 AM   #3
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Vancouver's Trump Tower currently under construction. It looks tall but its only 188m in height.

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Old November 17th, 2013, 11:20 AM   #4
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Cant we just call these buildings lowrises or towerflats?
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Old November 17th, 2013, 02:22 PM   #5
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Glasgow has a few hundred of these around the city, most of which are residential. These examples were built in the 1960s as a solution to the housing shortages, something that happened in a lot of major UK cities. The tallest buildings are Bluevale/Whitevale in Dennistoun, with 29 occupiable floors above ground, the 30th being a drying area. The second tallest are the six point/tower blocks of Red Road in Balornock and Barmulloch. Although they are slightly shorter, they have a total of 30 floors above ground (all occupiable). They are unique in construction (to Britain) for being built with a steel frame and a lot of asbestos, even in the insulation. The Red Road Flats were, at the time of construction were the tallest flats in Europe, but that was quickly suppressed by Bluevale/Whitevale. The Red Road Flats were built from 1964-1969. They are to all be demolished by 2017.
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Old November 17th, 2013, 06:40 PM   #6
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^ those are called commieblocks, not skyscraperettes.
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Old November 18th, 2013, 08:58 AM   #7
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Another skyscraper wannabe in Vancouver, the Shangri La Hotel which is just under 200m.

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Old November 18th, 2013, 11:38 AM   #8
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awesome superb buildings shown here.. i loved this a lot and would applause its creators
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Old November 18th, 2013, 06:41 PM   #9
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The IDS Center 241.4 m..

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Old November 18th, 2013, 07:58 PM   #10
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it is a true skyscraper and its height truely support its status.
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Old November 19th, 2013, 05:57 AM   #11
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My most favorite building in western Canada, the Manulife Tower (140m) in Edmonton, Alberta


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Old November 19th, 2013, 06:28 AM   #12
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SOME IN MEXICO CITY

Stock Exchange - 113m


Zentrum Tower 100m


Fiestamericana Reforma 93m


Edificio Eclipse - 90m


Hemicor Tower - 86m


Siglum Tower - 82m



Torre Diamante - 79m
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de los Parques Tower - 70m
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El moro Building - 65m



Fiesta Inn Periférico Sur - 65m


La Nacional - 55m
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Torre Perisur - 50m


Corum Corporative - 45m
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Old November 19th, 2013, 03:58 PM   #13
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Saigon One Tower (On Hold + T/O) - 195.3 m

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Old November 19th, 2013, 04:24 PM   #14
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mostly 20fl-30+fl towers.
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Here is the Slovak Television Building. It is 108 meters tall, the second tallest skyscraper in the country and is in my opinion the most beautiful building in Slovakia:

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some users in this thread didn't get it and they are posting here real skyscrapers with proper skyscraperheight

Kanto, agree if only the locality would by better and the cladding reconstructed
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Old November 19th, 2013, 05:12 PM   #17
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This one?

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Old November 19th, 2013, 05:29 PM   #18
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some users in this thread didn't get it and they are posting here real skyscrapers with proper skyscraperheight

Kanto, agree if only the locality would by better and the cladding reconstructed
I think it is in a very good location. I love to look at it when I vist the zoo. Still in the city but in an area which is nice for living with a lot of green space. It would be the perfect residential building if RTVS would ever sell it
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Old November 19th, 2013, 09:55 PM   #19
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some users in this thread didn't get it and they are posting here real skyscrapers with proper skyscraperheight

Kanto, agree if only the locality would by better and the cladding reconstructed
I think we should also have started with the skyscraper definition according to Emporis a skyscraper is at least 100m, then, a skyscraperette must be less than 100m , I didnt' know that.
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no, we go by the SSC standard which is skyscrapers are between 200m to 299m.
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