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Old September 30th, 2005, 10:55 AM   #1
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Telecoms skyscrapers

Any examples of skyscrapers used for telephone exchange and/or telecoms equipment storage?

AT&T Longlines count?
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Old September 30th, 2005, 11:18 AM   #2
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BT Tower, London, UK ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BT_Tower )


BT Tower, Birmingham, UK ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British...8Birmingham%29 )
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 03:53 AM   #3
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Telstra has heaps of examples in Australia - check out this thread for loads of pics and info on them.

Here's a couple:

Telstra Exhibition Exchange, Melbourne – 95m (by uewepuep) - with a Telstra office building behind


Telstra Charlotte Exchange, Brisbane (by me)
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 03:59 AM   #4
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Couple more:

Telstra Parker Street Exchange, Sydney – 78m (by sirhc8)


Telatra Lonsdale Street Exchange, Melbourne (by mugley)
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 05:46 AM   #5
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AT&T building in the West Loop area of Chicago.

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Old October 3rd, 2005, 02:00 PM   #6
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Pickering Operations Complex, a.k.a. City Telecoms Centre







A 177m (200m to tip of antenna) tall telephone exchange and telecommunications complex operated by Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel).

43 storeys tall, built in 1986 by Kenzo Tange.


Very sleek.
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 04:51 PM   #7
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Redstone, you forget abt Comcentre in Somerset and Singtel Ayer Rajah Tower in Sing Poly area... I don't have pics, maybe you can post some of them.
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 05:44 PM   #8
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Many skyscrapers have antennae that serve as telecommunications broadcasting centers (ie. Empire State Building).
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Old October 5th, 2005, 05:47 PM   #9
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Not a skyscraper, but a very interesting telecommunication tower looking like a skyscraper can be found on the Big Feldberg in Germany, Hesse.
The lower section of the construction consists of reinforced concrete, while its top is built of wood!
More information can be found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sender_Feldberg/Taunus and on http://www.structurae.net/structures...fm?ID=s0012605 !


Telecommunication Tower Big Feldberg, Hesse
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Old October 6th, 2005, 04:41 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hkskyline
Many skyscrapers have antennae that serve as telecommunications broadcasting centers (ie. Empire State Building).
I think he is refering to the types that is all tele, and whatever office floors is also used for equipment storage.

Ayer Rajah Telecommuncations Tower

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Old October 7th, 2005, 07:59 PM   #11
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Telecom Twin Towers - Naples (IT)
123 metres high - 36 floors

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Old October 7th, 2005, 09:58 PM   #12
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Telus Toll Building - Edmonton
73 metres tall - 12 storeys

- The building was doubled in size by adding a second "half" to the building. This construction took place from 1977 to 1979.
- Floors one through eight have a floor to ceiling height of 18 feet. This was to accommodate telephone toll switching equipment.

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What about the tallest free-standing structure, CN Tower, Toronto? I really like the BT Tower in London.
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Old October 8th, 2005, 04:41 PM   #14
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I was actually asking for telephone exchange and equipment storage skyscrapers.
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Old October 8th, 2005, 05:01 PM   #15
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I amost forgot this, the Telephone House Complex or Central Telephone Exchange, built in 1904. It had Islamic influenced style.

In the 1970s, a skyscraper was apparently built on top of the old building. The base of the old building can still be seen below the skyscraper.

The Bauhaus block might had been added somewhere in 1930-1960...
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