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Old June 11th, 2005, 04:32 AM   #1
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worlds best UC tower now

What do you think are the greatest towers UC now in the world? Please stop your patriotism for your own city for a moment and think as a world citizen. What are the most impressive projects UC right now!?
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Old June 11th, 2005, 04:35 AM   #2
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my list:

-Burj Dubai, dubai
-CCTV, Beijing
-Complex Federation, Moscow
- SWFC, Shanghai
-Union Square 7, Hong Kong
-Sail Marina, Singapore

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Old June 11th, 2005, 05:13 AM   #3
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I don't like most of designs of the towers that are under construction now. My favorites are...

1. Trump Tower - Chicago
2. Symphony Tower - Atlanta
3. London Bridge Tower (is this even under construction yet?)
4. RSA Battlehouse Tower - Mobile
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Old June 11th, 2005, 09:46 AM   #4
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Here are my favs:

1. Union Square Phase 7, Hong Kong
2. Shanghai World Finance Center, Shanghai
3. Living Shangri La, Vancover
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Old June 11th, 2005, 10:23 AM   #5
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BUrj Dubai-Dubai
The crazy building in new york, forgot the name, the newspapers tower-NY
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Old June 11th, 2005, 04:59 PM   #6
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you mean The New York Times Tower by Renzo Piano?
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Old June 11th, 2005, 05:05 PM   #7
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Mis favoritas son: 1) Shanghai world financial center
2) Union square p. 7
3) burj dubai
4) complex federation tower
SALUDOS DESDE MENDOZA, ARGENTINA.
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Old June 11th, 2005, 06:23 PM   #8
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1. Burj Dubai
2. SWFC
3. Montevideo
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Old June 11th, 2005, 06:50 PM   #9
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SWFC
But I don't like the skyline of Shanghai.
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Old June 11th, 2005, 10:13 PM   #10
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In no particular order

Union Square
Burj Dubai
SWFC
Trump Tower
And whatever that one in Milan is. The one that's leaning over.
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Old June 11th, 2005, 10:36 PM   #11
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Deffinately Russia Tower. Finaly a high skyscraper for Europe!!!!!!!
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Old June 11th, 2005, 10:39 PM   #12
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burj dubai, of course...
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Old June 11th, 2005, 10:46 PM   #13
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burj Dubai, Complex Federation and Union square p7, SWFC

@New york yankee. Montevideo ? huhehhe Shur
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Old June 11th, 2005, 10:46 PM   #14
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Quote:
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SWFC
But I don't like the skyline of Shanghai.
Same here, the Jin Mao is also great but the overall skyline of Chicago I just don't like ( also because of the horrible Oriental Pearl Tower)

Best towers uc:
SWFC
Union Square (beautiful)
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Old June 11th, 2005, 10:47 PM   #15
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1. Burj Dubai - without a doubt the most exciting high-rise project on Earth right now. An utterly gigantic building that will redefine the term "supertall" and set a new standard for height.

2. Shanghai World Financial Center - beautiful, stunning design, iconic, fabulous building that suits Shanghai perfectly.

3. Union Square Phase 7, Hong Kong - this will compliment its brother across the river (2IFC) extremely well, and form a nice gateway into the harbour. The lowrise 'canopy' around the base looks stunning and will add to the street level experience of the tower.

4. Trump Tower, Chicago - a 4th supertall for the windy city. The design looks stunning, very sleek and well proportioned. All of the renderings I've seen have been extremely impressive.

5. New York Times Tower - I love the roof and spire. Very cool.


A few London skyscrapers will undoubtedly be joining that list next year - notably the Shard of Glass (306m), DIFA Tower (300m), Columbus Tower (237m) and the Minerva Building (217m + spire).
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Old June 11th, 2005, 10:53 PM   #16
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The Minerva building is really gorgeous too. I really love that building when is it completed.
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Old June 11th, 2005, 11:00 PM   #17
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Burj Dubai, Dubai


Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai


Saapphire Tower, Toronto
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Old June 11th, 2005, 11:20 PM   #18
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^ How tall will the Saphire Tower be? It looks huge.
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Old June 11th, 2005, 11:25 PM   #19
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Sapphire Tower is not UC now. It's been in the sales stage for a long time after several redesigns. I'm not sure of its status now -- Has it been approved with the OMB?

It was redesigned with a height increase and changed due to shadowing concerns.

I think the latest design is 340m, which would trump Trump's 325m Trump Toronto.
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Old June 12th, 2005, 01:14 AM   #20
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I love that Toronto one, looks a little bit like MAINTOWER in Frankfurt, Germany. I hope materials will be as nice as the german one.
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