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Old March 4th, 2016, 03:50 PM   #41
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mumbai cannot be trusted with near future predictions though. A lot of projects in recent years took much longer than expected, get on hold or just stop completely. Also there are height reductions and buildings we estimate at 200m turn out to be shorter. A few years ago i was certain mumbai would have 10 supertalls by 2015, but see how that turned out.
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Old March 7th, 2016, 02:44 AM   #42
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Gentlemen thanks for all the info. I was away for awhile. Just catching up now. There is a titanic amount of infrastructure development happening in India right now. Not necessarily in skyscrapers but in construction and infrastructure in general.

With the Power Africa initiative and the New deal for energy for Africa shows how investment is booming there as well.
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Old March 7th, 2016, 02:53 AM   #43
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I actually hope that urbanization comes to an end soon and skyscrapers become obsolete. I say this because I want to be able to say that I lived through the height of urbanization.

I cannot come to terms with the idea that greater things will happen centuries from now, when I will never get to experience them.

Yes, I am selfish.
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Old May 24th, 2016, 06:49 AM   #44
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http://www.wired.com/2012/07/landsat-city-change/ Found this site showing the growth of some global cities over the past 30 to 40 years. Incredible really!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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Old June 20th, 2016, 04:22 PM   #45
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^Nice article.

The changes in places like Shanghai and Chongqing as well in just the past couple of decades is astounding!
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Old June 22nd, 2016, 10:40 AM   #46
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World population is said to grow until around 2050 and along the way urbanization will increase dramatically in some areas of the world. So I guess what we see right now is just the beginning of an ongoing construction boom. It will last until all developing countries have reached a certain level of urbanization and birth-rates drop due to higher standart of living. China might soon loose its pole position but especially India and Afrika will absorb that loss. Generally new projects will be more distributed all over the world. But in terms of global construction output this boom should continue for a while.
The question is: when will we reach the peak?
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Old January 4th, 2017, 04:39 PM   #47
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WOW!
Incredible development
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These pictures are hypnotizing... Stare at them too long you might feel you're there lol
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http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.as...9#.WjSfrmLruEe

Check out the numbers in this article. Pretty mind blowing stuff. Humanity will be building essentially an area the size of Japan every year from now to 2060. Essentially adding a city the size of Paris every week over the next 40 years

Wow!!!
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China by a country mile.
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I believe so. Not because of our population but because of humans deciding to let large areas of the earth return to their natural state.

To save nature we will choose to live in ever denser cities.

I see this already happening. Rural villages around the world being abandoned by the young who are choosing to move to big cities. Big cities that are imposing urban boundaries. These restrict sprawl and increase the value of land inside the urban boundary by making land a finite resource. If this trend continues then one day we will need to build taller and taller. Cities will run out of land by choice. The vast natural areas outside the city will be off limits.

I remember reading somewhere a few years ago that if every person in the world stood next to one another we would cover an area the size of Jamaica.

Or our population will keep growing until we take up every inch of available land leading to an environmental catastrophy.





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Will there be a day when residents in cities can't fit anymore and have to build even taller and more massive buildings, with nowadays constructions being actually small for future times? :s




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