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Old November 19th, 2013, 11:32 PM   #21
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Old November 19th, 2013, 11:33 PM   #22
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These are the specifications. On top of that I would limit the height to 100 meter. we're looking for small slender towers.

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As such it delivers on one the core promises of the skyscraper, which is the creation of premium space in the sky is where is little on street level (✓).
To add to that, the design has a classical base, shaft and crown stratification (✓).
The building offers luxury apartments, one or two per floor (✓),
with great views of the city and harbour (✓).
It even comes with a little gym as a shared amenity (✓), and an automated car park (✓).
The fact that it stands on a secondary street (✓)
and that it is surrounded by other and some taller skyscrapers (✓)
adds to the visual appeal of urban density.
Plenty of checks to call it a skyscraperette.
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Old November 19th, 2013, 11:59 PM   #23
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this would be Jan's call since he is the OP, until then all buildings MUST be under 200m and please indicate the height when posting.
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Old November 20th, 2013, 01:45 AM   #24
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Towers over 150m are skyscrapers for me.

To me, from what I understood of the definition of a Skyscraperette, is something more like the UB Tower in Bangalore, that just tries to look like a Skyscraper, despite not being one.
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It is kitschy too, but that's another story

I suppose this is all about highrises/midrises that people consider to be skyscrapers, mostly due to their appearance and location, respective to their skyline. Something like Lyon's Credit Lyonais tower.
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Old November 20th, 2013, 04:47 AM   #25
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As soon as I read the title of the thread this building came to my mind:

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This Art Decó jewel located in the city centre of Montevideo is impressive despite the fact that it's not that tall: Its shape and its style make it stand out anyway. The building is skyscraperish, not very tall and French styled (that type of Art Decó was quite popular in Paris), so Skyscraperette looked like a very appropriate word to describe it
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Old November 20th, 2013, 04:58 PM   #26
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Some buildings in Madrid that could meet the definition. All of them are below 160 meters.

AZCA district

-Torre Picasso, 157m
-Torre BBVA, 108m
-Torre Europa, 121m
-Torre Titania, 103m
-Ministry of Industry, 100m
-And some others...












Plaza de Castilla

-Puerta de Europa I, 114m
-Puerta de Europa II, 114m
-Edificio Castilla ¿?






Plaza de España, Madrid's first skyscraperettes, built in the 1950's

-Torre de Madrid, 142m
-Edificio España, 117m






Torre de Valencia, 95m






Torres de Colón, 110m




Torre Panorama, 75m




Edificio La Unión y el Fénix, 72m



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Old November 20th, 2013, 09:16 PM   #27
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this would be Jan's call since he is the OP, until then all buildings MUST be under 200m and please indicate the height when posting.
Yeah, I think some are missing the point, or most likely, haven't read that blog.

3tmk's example of UB Tower in Bangalore, and the one posted by agus_southMVD are good examples I think.

The nice thing about coining terms is that the end up on top of Google's search results fairly quickly.
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Old November 20th, 2013, 10:38 PM   #28
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Thanks for the clarification! Do you want me to delete some images or start over again?
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Old November 20th, 2013, 11:30 PM   #29
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La Equitativa, in Málaga, Spain:

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Old November 20th, 2013, 11:41 PM   #30
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It is interesting to realize the impact of double-line windows or other aesthetic solutions give the impression of buildings being much taller than they actually are. I instantly remembered a friend who likes to wear shirts with horizontal stripes all the time to make him look taller than this natural 1.60m or so.
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Old November 21st, 2013, 12:05 PM   #31
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^ welcome to the world of fashion!
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 01:13 PM   #32
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The Wells Fargo Tower (formerly the State National Bank) in El Paso TX has slender dimensions that imparts a taller appearance than its 21 floors would suggest.

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No one would build an office tower with these kinds of proportions today.
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 02:13 PM   #33
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^ yeah, the trend for office buildings seems to be big wide floors these days.
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 03:32 PM   #34
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In Brussels I think we could call the Zuidertoren (150m) a skyscraperette.





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Old November 23rd, 2013, 04:29 PM   #35
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The definition is far too vague. This has resulted in many buildings being posted here that are clearly skyscrapers. To say that a building of 150 meters is not a skyscraper because of some arbitrary definition on this website that the cut off point for a skyscraper is 200 meters is ridiculous. In the vast majority of cities around the world a 150 meter building would absolutely tower over everything else. It would absolutely be a skyscraper to everyone's eyes. Just because a 150 meter building is absolutely dwarfed by burj khalifa doesn't mean it still isn't a skyscraper. What makes a skyscraper is the construction methods and principles behind it. Skyscrapers were born from new construction methods that allowed us to build tall economically viable. A 150 meter tall building in Down Town New York might be overshadowed on all sides, but it would still be a skyscraper as it would be more economical to build a 150 meter building there, building up, than building a low rise.

With this in mind, I submit that the definition of a skyscraperette be:

A building under 100 meters (give or take)

A building with the scale and proportions of a classic skyscraper

A building that uses the same construction methods as a skyscraper

A building that is deliberately built upwards for economic reasons

A skyscraperette should for all intense and purposes look like a miniature skyscraper. Building up because it is economically viable to do so, but given the small land constraints, or perhaps even a lack of funding on the developers part, it is limited in height. So much so that many other buildings that are merely called "high rise" would be taller on the skyline. What would set it apart from those would be the height and proportions of those buildings.

For example. This is a building I would consider to be a skyscraperette:

The Unison Building in London



As you can see, it has the proportions of a skyscraper, and the construction methods and principles behind building tall. But it is only 10 floors and 42 meters high.

It is absolutely dwarfed by Moorhouse in London



Which despite being 18 floors, and 81 meters high, is a big fat blob of glass. It might be almost twice as tall, but the proportions mean it looks nothing like a skyscraper.
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