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Old August 30th, 2005, 08:46 AM   #21
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^ That reminds me of Detroit's Renaissance Center.
kinda. but does Detroits have a 360 degree rotating bar at the top? I don't think so....(damn..i really hope it doesn't )
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Old August 30th, 2005, 09:12 AM   #22
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There's one in Pudong in the 150-170m range but it doesn't really look anything special. Surrounded by buildings too so it's hard to get a good view.
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Old August 30th, 2005, 02:11 PM   #23
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Though it's a public housing project I like this building's architecture. It's two cylindrical buildings with a connecting bridge

Lai Tak Tsuen in Hong Kong

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Old October 5th, 2005, 12:48 PM   #24
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Someone told me Burmingham was a dark and sad city... is it true?
No! Not at all.
Theres pictures in these threads
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=248577&page=2
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=263848

In the past twenty years, £9 billion has been spent on regenerating the city
It is home to the largest financial and creative districts outside London
In its first five months of trading, Bullring’s 10,000 m of shopping space attracted 20 million visitors!
Birmingham have more canals than Venice ,it also has both more parkland and more trees (per person) than any other city in Europe.
There 35 miles of canals within the Birmingham city boundaries (by comparison there are 26 miles of canals within the centre of Venice

Well i am going way of topic!

Anyhow this is how the Rotunda will look once its reclad
http://www.urbansplash.co.uk/us.php

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Old October 5th, 2005, 04:03 PM   #25
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Tour Crédit Lyonnais, Lyon
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Old October 7th, 2005, 12:52 PM   #26
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Sisli Elite Residence, Istanbul
140m / 35 floors
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Old October 10th, 2005, 12:23 PM   #27
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Temasek Tower, Singapore. Tallest cylindrical tower in the world.

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235m / 770ft
52 floors
completed in 1986
designed by Architects 61/ Stubbins Associates

The 52-story cylindrical office tower provides a new image and office space for government departments and commercial organizations. Located on a prime site within Singapore's central business district, the 1,431,257-square -foot building comprises office space, retail shops, and an underground garage for 715 cars, and executive office areas.
The tower's rounded form minimizes the exposed surface area and therefore reduces energy consumption. Clad in painted aluminum spandrel panels and bronze-tinted insulating glass, the building is protected from the intense sun. The tower is notched on both the north and south facades to give the cylindrical form a sense of orientation and to integrate the tower plan configuration with that of the ground-level site development.

The site is bisected diagonally to provide pedestrian access from three corners. The eastern half of the tower is elevated to accommodate a triangular space-frame canopy for weather protection at both the lower entry and the ground -level pedestrian entries. A lower-level courtyard provides pedestrian and vehicular access to the VIP entry and reception, and lower elevator lobby. Seventeen double-deck elevators and two service elevators provide access to all levels. Underground pedestrian connections to adjacent buildings and to a new mass transit station occur at this same level.

Public lobbies, banking facilities, and offices occupy the first two floors. Floors 7 through 48 provide typical office floors of 19,600 GSF per floor, with the exception of the 30th and 31st floors which are given to restaurant/lounge, conference rooms, and kitchen areas. Executive offices are located on the 50th floor.

The tower's structural system optimizes the performance of its cylindrical form. The floor system, supported by radial steel trusses, is cantilevered 38 feet off a cast-in-place concrete core. This system allows wind and gravity loads to be transferred to the core and results in flexible column-free office space. The enclosed radial girders provide three-dimensional coffers that reinforce the circular design and provide high ceilings for indirect or direct lighting.









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Old October 10th, 2005, 04:45 PM   #28
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Detroit's renessiance building actually looks quite ugly. It looks nice in pictures, but if you've ever seen the building up close, it doesn't look nearly as good. It doesn't even look like glass, it looks like it's made of some kind of black metal. Also that whole area is very shabby as is most of Detroit.
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Old October 10th, 2005, 08:37 PM   #29
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the temasek tower is my favourite
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Old October 11th, 2005, 10:07 PM   #30
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Sheraton Hotel Ankara
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Old October 17th, 2005, 07:20 PM   #31
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Though it's a public housing project I like this building's architecture. It's two cylindrical buildings with a connecting bridge

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Old October 17th, 2005, 07:42 PM   #32
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My favorite is the Westin Peachtree tower by far
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Old October 21st, 2005, 03:21 AM   #33
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For those who have voted for 225 South Sixth in Minneapolis (currently the #2 vote-getter for skyscrapers in the 101-200 category.) 56 Stories, 775 feet/236.3 meters...

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Old October 21st, 2005, 08:29 PM   #34
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Does Marina City count as cylindrical? If so, then they are by far my favorite.

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Old December 13th, 2005, 05:55 AM   #35
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kinda. but does Detroits have a 360 degree rotating bar at the top? I don't think so....(damn..i really hope it doesn't )
Actually there was a restaurant called "The Summit" on the 71st or 72nd floor which I ate at once (good food but a bit pricy). The floor DID rotate 360 degrees providing views of the city, the Detroit River, and Windsor, Canada. This was before General Motors purchased the entire complex for only about 70 million dollars a few years ago. I do not know the current status of the top floors.

John Portman designed the building in 1976; I believe he also did the Atlanta and Los Angles buildings.

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Old December 13th, 2005, 06:04 AM   #36
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Detroit's renessiance building actually looks quite ugly. It looks nice in pictures, but if you've ever seen the building up close, it doesn't look nearly as good. It doesn't even look like glass, it looks like it's made of some kind of black metal. Also that whole area is very shabby as is most of Detroit.
Yet another Detroit basher!
The Renaissance Center was purchased by GM a few years ago and was refurbished with a $500 million budget including $125 million for the cylindrical hotel. The fortress like berms were removed and the complex is now more street-friendly. In addition many of the nearby buildings have also been restored in the last 5-10 years. Of course, more work awaits it in the future before Detroit will fully recover from its past.
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Old December 13th, 2005, 06:15 AM   #37
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Another one from Hong Kong, The Hopewell Centre.

This was the tallest in the city from 1980 to 1989 before the completion of Bank Of China

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Old December 23rd, 2005, 07:10 AM   #38
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There's a residential tower in Johannesburg, which is one of the city's tallest buildings.
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Old December 23rd, 2005, 07:13 AM   #39
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There's a residential tower in Johannesburg, which is one of the city's tallest buildings.
That's The Ponte City apartments which is the tallest residential building in the African continent! It's also one of the most controversial as well!

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Old December 23rd, 2005, 08:10 AM   #40
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What about this beauty ~ The Sabah Foundation Building in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

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