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Old April 4th, 2006, 05:38 PM   #261
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True but also the no. of people moving in from other Asian cities. HK for example has a huge no. of Filipino and Nepalese immigrants living and working there. In fact there's alot of Nigerians coming in too. This trend is also happening in other Asian cities like Singapore or Bangkok. Bangkok for example has alot of people moving in from neighboring Indochinese countries like Cambodia or Laos.

Anyway, there still the trend of building skyscrapers over 300 m in most Asian cities. Bangkok has one, KL has one. Even Taipei which is not much of a skyscraper city has the world's tallest
The trend in HK is more towards Filipino, Thai, and Indonesian workers rather than Nepalese. There is a South Asian contingent, and most of them hover around the Chungking Mansion area in Tsim Sha Tsui hawking their wares to tourists.

Beijing isn't a major skyscraper city. It's probably because they don't want any huge building to overshadow the historic areas. That being said, there is a tall telecom tower in the outskirts. I remember seeing it from one of the royal parks.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 01:27 AM   #262
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^ The fordham tower, Trump tower and many more, right?^.
Yup. Chicago's going through a talls boom like never before. By 2007 we'll have a 2000 footer and two 1000 footers going up together, not to mention tons of 500-999 foot buildings. It's gonna be an amazing site to see.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 05:31 AM   #263
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The trend in HK is more towards Filipino, Thai, and Indonesian workers rather than Nepalese. There is a South Asian contingent, and most of them hover around the Chungking Mansion area in Tsim Sha Tsui hawking their wares to tourists.

Beijing isn't a major skyscraper city. It's probably because they don't want any huge building to overshadow the historic areas. That being said, there is a tall telecom tower in the outskirts. I remember seeing it from one of the royal parks.
I heard in the news years back that if Beijing wins the bid for the Olympics, they plan to construct a twin 100 storie complex to house the athletes. I don't think became in effect.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 05:34 AM   #264
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I heard in the news years back that if Beijing wins the bid for the Olympics, they plan to construct a twin 100 storie complex to house the athletes. I don't think became in effect.
Beijing Starts Construction of Olympic Village
Updated:2005-06-26
Source : http://en.beijing2008.com/44/72/article211987244.shtml

Apartments in the Olympic Village have a total floor area of 370,000 square meters. All the apartments are permanent structures of similar architectural style, including 22 six-storey buildings and 20 nine-storey buildings.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 05:41 AM   #265
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Ok, then those supertalls were cancelled afterall. As for Chicago, does anyone have renders of what the skyline will look like with all these new supertalls?
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Old April 5th, 2006, 05:52 AM   #266
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Ok, then those supertalls were cancelled afterall. As for Chicago, does anyone have renders of what the skyline will look like with all these new supertalls?
There's a whole thread of computer renders made by our very own STR in the Chicago forum. I believe the thread is called "Chicago Model Thread".
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There's a whole thread of computer renders made by our very own STR in the Chicago forum. I believe the thread is called "Chicago Model Thread".
I'll check it out then Anyway, LA is also expanding it's skyline so that means that there are still skyscraper developments happening in North America.

I think it's a trend these days to revitalize the downtown or city centre areas of US cities.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 06:26 AM   #268
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Here's a few good ones, made by STR, once again.

Chicago 2010 or so:





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The Fordham Spire does look pretty slim.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 09:32 AM   #270
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slim as a sexy lady
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The Fordham Spire does have a feminine look
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Will the Fordham spire be the tallest tower(not building) in the world?
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Old April 5th, 2006, 12:43 PM   #273
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Will the Fordham spire be the tallest tower(not building) in the world?
Only for The Western Hemisphere.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 11:24 PM   #274
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Will the Fordham spire be the tallest tower(not building) in the world?
What do you mean by "not building"?
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Towers are also buildings
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Old April 6th, 2006, 07:04 AM   #276
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Towers are classified separately from skyscraper buildings by convention. For example, the CN Tower is the world's tallest freestanding structure, but it is not compared to the Sears Tower or the Empire State Building in skyscraper rankings.
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Sometimes, freestanding structures don't even count when rating a skyline.
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Sometimes, freestanding structures don't even count when rating a skyline.
In what sense? Do some mathematical rankings ignore towers completely? Does that affect people's judgment calls in this discussion though? There are some skylines that are noticeably enhanced by towers, such as Toronto.
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I agree that Toronto is enchanced because of The CN Tower. It would be the same thing to other skylines such as Sydney, Kuala Lumpur or Las Vegas.

I would count the freestanding structures but there are some who don't
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Old April 6th, 2006, 10:12 AM   #280
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Towers are classified separately from skyscraper buildings by convention. For example, the CN Tower is the world's tallest freestanding structure, but it is not compared to the Sears Tower or the Empire State Building in skyscraper rankings.
Yes. But Fordham Spire isn't a "tower" or "freestanding structure"--it's a building.
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