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Old July 25th, 2005, 10:48 PM   #1
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Dream of Tower SKYSCRAPER EXHIBITION in Copenhagen

Last weekend I was at at the Dream of Tower exhibition at The Danish Centre of Architecture in Christianshavn in Copenhagen. It is an exhibition about 46 skyscrapers in different part of the world. It was cool. The positive surprise was that the models where taller than I expected; 2-3 m, taller than I am and I am tall! But the models didn’t have any façade painted, they where just white. However, I don’t think that is should be necessary to paint the facades. There were also some pictures, a lot of skyscraper books for sale, TV screens and lightshows. The show was much focused on Turning Torso in my neighbouring hometown of Malmö.

The exhibition last 13 May to 01 October 2005, so if you like tall buildings (you wouldn’t be here otherwise, would you?) and live close to the Copenhagen/Malmö region, it is highly recommended to go there.

Website: http://www.dac.dk/
Entrance fee: 40 DKR, about 4 euros (students 25DKR)


On the wall there was a huge poster with all 46 towers on the same skyline.
In the background also Millennium Tower, Chrysler Building and Kölner dom.



Beijing and Russia.



Burj Al Arab, Dubai. The world’s tallest hotel.



Canary Wharf, London.



Empire State Building, New York.



Freedom Tower (old design), Monument to the 3rd international in St Petersburg (2nd tallest structure on the exhibition) and Shanghai Financial Center.
The St Petersburg monument was proposed in 1919 and was meant to be 400m high!


Unions Square, Hong Kong.



Jingling Tower, Nanjing. A 320m tall proposed ower I never heard about.
Big surprise, I will make an own thread about it!



Swiss Re, London and Torre Agbar, Barcelona. As I visited both cities the 2 latest summers,
even I have noticed their shapes similarity.



Millennium Tower, Tokyo. A proposed 840m city in the sky. The tallest structure on the exhibition.


Reflections of light towers.



Sears Tower, the now destroyed WTC and Taipei 101, currently the world’s tallest building.


Skin Tower, a strange project in a strange material, and Jin Mao Building in Shanghai.



Turning Torso in Malmö. The only model that had light. This is the building that got most focus!



A fictive Turning Torso interior.

And there are a lot more towers, like Petrona Towers, Bank of China and John Hancock Center.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 11:45 PM   #2
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That is so cool! There was a Discovery Channel program a couple of years ago on the Millennium Tower. They said it could be open by 2010 but I've never heard of it getting more past the "dreaming" stage.
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Old July 26th, 2005, 12:15 AM   #3
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Great exhibit! Great models too, especially the millenium tower. I wonder if Foster will manage to find some place that'll build it.

BTW no Burj Dubai? How come?
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I also think it was strange Burj Dubai wasn't there. May be it´should be so high too high, so they hadn't space enough (joke), but my guess that it wasn't there because there is no official height and one of the main reasons with these models were simply to compare heights. But Burj Al Arab was there.

Btw, don't forget that Turning Torso also was on discovery.
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Great looking models
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