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Old January 6th, 2017, 02:13 AM   #1
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Is it possible for a skyscraper to be wider than it is tall?

For example... if a building is 200m tall (more than tall enough to be a skyscraper), but at the same time, it is 300 x 300 meter wide... is it still a skyscraper? or is it too "short looking"?
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Old January 6th, 2017, 03:18 AM   #2
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A building that wide is definitely still a skyscraper. Take the Dubai Pearl, for example. The design is 300 meters tall but quite obviously wider (though, it's important to note that the building is technically 4 identical towers connected at the top and bottom of the structure). Also, alot of buildings built in the post-WWII era are almost as wide as they are tall (like the UN building in NYC).
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Old January 6th, 2017, 04:48 AM   #3
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deffinitely possible and reachable... if youre talking bout the 432 tower and the likes, then only this disussion will getting a notch higher in term of amazingness
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Old January 7th, 2017, 12:02 AM   #4
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As a large cube or more like this one?


http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1644205

The European patent office, currently under construction in the Hague will be 156 m long and 110 m tall.
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Old January 7th, 2017, 09:38 PM   #5
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the Yangtze Dam is 600 ft tall, and 2.3 km wide.

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Old January 7th, 2017, 10:15 PM   #6
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Old January 7th, 2017, 10:21 PM   #7
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new century global centre, chengdu
height 100m
width 400m
length 500m



http://matthewniederhauser.com/resea...obal-center-6/
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Old January 8th, 2017, 06:20 AM   #8
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Tokyo

NAKANO CENTRAL PARK SOUTH
99.95m tall, 142.20m wide


Osaki Combined Redevelopement Tower Project
115m tall, 132m wide
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Old January 8th, 2017, 12:16 PM   #9
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Foster wanted to build in Moscow 450m tall and 1 km wide skyscrapper
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Old January 9th, 2017, 03:46 AM   #10
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I doubt foster will build such structure in moscow

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Old January 11th, 2017, 01:57 AM   #11
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That Island Tower looks gorgeous Zaz. I love the design on the glass panels and I think it compliments the surrounding area nicely too.
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Old February 4th, 2017, 04:59 AM   #12
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The Mid-Continental Plaza in Chicago, one of my favorite fat buildings. I'm not sure if it's actually wider than it is tall, though.


There in the middle.
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Old February 4th, 2017, 04:37 PM   #14
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Studio City, Macau, China
I think this one fits well the definition of a skyscraper, height 152m or 500ft.
Ferris wheel at 133m.


Though never heard of a +200m skyscraper wider than its height, the shorter towers at Makkah Royal Clock Tower can reach up to 260m to 278m, which from far looks like a single, wide tower.
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Old March 29th, 2017, 09:14 PM   #15
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This building, 180m tall and about 500m wide has just been announced for Nagoya, Japan.



http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post139207072
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Old March 29th, 2017, 10:43 PM   #16
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Merchandise Mart, Chicago:
800px-2007-09-13_2400x1800_chicago_merchandise_mart by Adjacent Cow, on Flickr

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Old March 30th, 2017, 01:17 AM   #17
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I've always hated the 1957 east addition to this 1929 hotel but it is wider than it is tall.

Royal York Hotel, Toronto

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People want windows. So extremely large skyscrapers are either not square and rather lengthy or have a giant atrium in the middle. So any building that is used for hotel/residential/office is somewhat limited by exactly that. This of course does not feature buildings that serve other purposes. prime example is of course airport terminals, train stations, stadiums, factories, expidition centers, malls, theaters, governmental and religious buildings.
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