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Old August 15th, 2005, 08:07 PM   #1
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Tokyo--Tokyo's projects

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Old August 15th, 2005, 08:45 PM   #2
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i can't see the pics.
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Old August 15th, 2005, 09:00 PM   #3
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Old August 15th, 2005, 09:14 PM   #4
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Just awsome, so many great projects love Tokyo
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Old August 15th, 2005, 11:17 PM   #5
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Tokyo is having a serious boom although we don't hear much from it.
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Old August 15th, 2005, 11:30 PM   #6
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wooow it;s a joke???
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Old August 16th, 2005, 12:21 AM   #7
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Mannnnnnnnn, wicked!!!!!
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Old August 16th, 2005, 12:58 AM   #8
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Tokyo is having a serious boom although we don't hear much from it.
You are right about that. I know a lady from Tokyo that travels back every year and her comment to me is that New York, Chicago, and LA look really tiny compared to the Tokyo CBD.That surprised me till she showed me an arial photo of downtown Tokyo on her digital camera. The CBD must cover 300-400 square miles
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Old August 16th, 2005, 02:53 AM   #9
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Wow! really impressive. You may want to correct the heights of the projects, for example, 21 F is a 2 story building.
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Old August 16th, 2005, 05:07 AM   #10
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I think we don't hear much about the boom in Tokyo is because of the height... There aren's any super tall tower. Taipei don't have many tall office buidlings yet.... they are famous because they build a Taipei 101... the super tall tower buildings...
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Old August 16th, 2005, 05:11 AM   #11
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This diagram is more spectacular than the skyline.
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Old August 16th, 2005, 05:17 AM   #12
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^ I know. I'm tempted to even try and make something like it.
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Old August 16th, 2005, 08:29 AM   #13
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high-rise buildings under construction (source: Emporis)

London: 31
New York: 102
Toronto: 61
Chicago: 28
Shanghai: 43
Hong Kong: 222
Singapore: 253
Seoul: 61
Bangkok: 53
Dubai: 236
Sydney: 21
Tokyo: 312
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Old August 16th, 2005, 12:01 PM   #14
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312 is alot..........
i wonder how architects get through the challenges..................
the space the earthquake.............
just unbelievable...............
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Old August 16th, 2005, 09:40 PM   #15
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It would be nice if we had this skyscraperfan from Tokyo in this forum.
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Old August 17th, 2005, 01:42 AM   #16
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All these towers are a little short, I suspect that's due to sismic risks.
Does anyone know by how much it make the floors more expensive as the toxer rises?
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Old August 17th, 2005, 02:04 AM   #17
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As odd as it sounds, a lot of engineers now believe that taller buildings are more stable against earthquakes than buildings of medium height, largely because the structure closer to ground level is generally a lot stronger in taller buildings than in shorter buildings which don't have to support as much weight. Also shorter buildings sway a lot more across their entire height than taller buildings, partly because the previous reason.

It is usually buildings from around 5-15 levels in height that are most vulnerable in earthquakes. In Tokyo there is an additional problem for building skyscrapers in most of the city's wards because of the soft ground, and extremely deep bedrock that many skyscrapers elsewhere use for structural support. Most of the harder rock is under West Shinjuku, around where most of Tokyo's tallest buildings are anyway.
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Old August 17th, 2005, 03:17 AM   #18
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As odd as it sounds, a lot of engineers now believe that taller buildings are more stable against earthquakes than buildings of medium height, largely because the structure closer to ground level is generally a lot stronger in taller buildings than in shorter buildings which don't have to support as much weight. Also shorter buildings sway a lot more across their entire height than taller buildings, partly because the previous reason.

It is usually buildings from around 5-15 levels in height that are most vulnerable in earthquakes. In Tokyo there is an additional problem for building skyscrapers in most of the city's wards because of the soft ground, and extremely deep bedrock that many skyscrapers elsewhere use for structural support. Most of the harder rock is under West Shinjuku, around where most of Tokyo's tallest buildings are anyway.
Yeah, I was going to say that (Although perhaps not so coherently :p.)

Also very tall buildings are designed to cope with high winds, which cause the buildings to sway, so by design they are more able to cope with the movement.

I also think I heard somewhere that the natural movement of the building in a tall building counteracts the movement of an earthquake whereas in a smaller building (10storeys or so) it adds to the movement so you end up with a simular effect to pushing a swing. I don't fully understand that bit though, maybe someone with abit more physics and engineering knowledge can explain?
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Old August 17th, 2005, 03:52 AM   #19
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sweet i love tokyo
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Old August 17th, 2005, 07:13 AM   #20
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You may want to correct the heights of the projects, for example, 21 F is a 2 story building.

"21 F" in Japan means "21 Floors", i.e. 21 storey building.
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