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Old May 7th, 2016, 09:16 PM   #61
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Old May 12th, 2016, 12:19 AM   #62
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Please build it!!
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Old May 14th, 2016, 12:15 AM   #63
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in tokyo? never! japanese don't waste money like that..
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Old May 15th, 2016, 04:33 AM   #64
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This is an amazing design!
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Old May 16th, 2016, 12:15 AM   #65
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In some renders it looks awfully like Burj khalifa...
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Old May 18th, 2016, 04:40 PM   #66
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Yeah thats the problem with the pyramid core being used for all these mega talls, they end up looking similiar.
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Old May 19th, 2016, 02:35 AM   #67
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in tokyo? never! japanese don't waste money like that..
But they gotta house their rapidly growing population!!
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Old May 19th, 2016, 06:14 PM   #68
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But they gotta house their rapidly growing population!!
HAHA their rapidly growing population If only...
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Old May 20th, 2016, 04:09 PM   #69
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Ok, I'll come back on this thread later on, in 2045
Perhaps, by then the earth would have been saturated with mile-high towers. Japanese better build it now or forget about we are going to talk about it in this forum.
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Old May 20th, 2016, 05:37 PM   #70
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I love the design, it looks like something from a 1970s/80s futuristic movie.
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Old May 20th, 2016, 09:15 PM   #71
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Change the title to vision and move this thread to the archives already...
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Old May 21st, 2016, 04:04 PM   #72
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Change the title to vision and move this thread to the archives already...
title to vision, but no need to move the thread, that‘s what this section is for
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Old May 21st, 2016, 09:22 PM   #73
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in tokyo? never! japanese don't waste money like that..
Not when a city is lacking space like Tokyo
For decades, they're taking all the space the city needs on the water, like Osaka too, so even if this precise building is a vision...maybe, one day...

I really hope to see this one built, that would be one of the best towers in one of the best cities (for me, this city is the best).
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Old May 21st, 2016, 11:20 PM   #74
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Let's put this project into perspective.

The Sky Mile Tower will house 55,000 people, with an conservative average household number this would be around 25,000 units / apartments.

In 2016 it's expected that about 43,000 brand new units / apartments will be added to the market in the greater Tokyo Area. This with an already declining national population.....



Of course building this tower will mean that about half of the yearly supply would be realized in 1 building, meaning that it should result in a slowdown in standard new residential projects. But it's not as crazy as some people saying in this thread.

One thing that you have to know about Japan is that it's very normal to demolish houses at a very young age. The average "life expectancy" of a standard house is just 30 years. This means that there's always a large replacement factor playing a big role in the housing market. The Sky Mile Tower would not necessarily be constructed for population growth, but much more to replace older houses with these Megatall High Rise apartments.

But again, I will end every post I make in this thread with fact that it's just a vision by an American architect. It's not, unlike some of the previous plans for superstructures in Tokyo, backed by Japanese investors or the local governments. It's highly unlikely that it will be constructed in this way. But there are actually not that many rational arguments against building this tower.
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 12:51 PM   #75
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And....earthquakes. Very strong ones even. I don't want to know how much the top of a 1700 meter building would swing back and forth at a 9+ earthquake...
I don't see earthquakes as the biggest problem. Agreed, the lower structures need to withstand the forces (which will be higher with a more massive structure on top) however as soon as you are located higher in the tower, the forces are reduced by the rest of the structure.
Just look at the impact of earthquakes today. When located high in a tower in Japan you hardly see a roofpanel fall down during an earthquake, while ground floor and streetlevel can be a complete mess
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High-rises are even considered as safer building to be in during an earthquake then low-rise buildings. Not surprising if you look at the all preventive measures that are taken, from base isolation, of double to hundreds of smaller damping devices throughout the structure of an average tower.

I think the biggest issue for such a project is transportation of people and goods to and from the tower. Of course it will be presented as a self sustaining building, with for example people both working and living in the tower. But in reality there will be major commuter peaks during the rush hours. All those people will have to use the same transportation routes to and from the city, which will be very concentrated and therefor be extremely busy at peak moments. It will be very expensive to accommodate these peaks.
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Old May 25th, 2016, 04:36 PM   #77
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I'll have it cut in three, please. That's it, two 500m buildings and a 700m one. Say, somewhere between Akasaka and Shinbashi (and a new design). Thanks.
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Old May 25th, 2016, 06:45 PM   #78
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I'll have it cut in three, please. That's it, two 500m buildings and a 700m one. Say, somewhere between Akasaka and Shinbashi (and a new design). Thanks.
Still huge tho , and wow, a supertall triplet tower complex :o the world definitely needs that!
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Old May 26th, 2016, 12:23 AM   #79
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Still huge tho , and wow, a supertall triplet tower complex :o the world definitely needs that!
The world already has one in Shanghai.
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Old May 26th, 2016, 12:27 AM   #80
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this tower is just ridiculous
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