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Old October 6th, 2005, 04:20 PM   #1
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Amazing Comparisons

Have you ever wondered how buildings compare when you put them next to each other?

I did so, and was totally amazed.
Bank of China, Hong Kong


Q1, Gold Coast
(by defec8R)


Now put them next to each other...



which you think will be bigger?














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Old October 6th, 2005, 05:38 PM   #2
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well it's all about perspective and surrounding towers..
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Old October 6th, 2005, 05:56 PM   #3
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indeed!

@Cliff, I was shocked when Toa Payoh 40-storey flats were put beside Republic Plaza...I'm having a hard time perceiving the difference in reality!
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Old October 6th, 2005, 06:54 PM   #4
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The Bank of China is one of those buildings where it is difficult to tell how tall it is as there is nothing of human scale in the design of the building. Q1 on the otherhand has loads of visible floors that the we can relate to in terms of scale and tall residential buildings like these can give the appearance of being taller than they actually are as floor to floor heights are much lower than in commercial/office towers.
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Old October 7th, 2005, 09:02 AM   #5
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mmm thought Q1 was bigger lol
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Old October 11th, 2005, 12:16 PM   #6
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@Cliff, I was shocked when Toa Payoh 40-storey flats were put beside Republic Plaza...I'm having a hard time perceiving the difference in reality!
TP40 very short as compared to Republic?
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Old October 11th, 2005, 05:47 PM   #7
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TP40 very short as compared to Republic?
you disagree?
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Old October 11th, 2005, 06:17 PM   #8
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I'm sure some people here won't even know what is this building on the left ;-)
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Old October 11th, 2005, 06:30 PM   #9
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Old October 12th, 2005, 01:53 AM   #10
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you disagree?
Can you put their diagram comparisons here?
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Old October 12th, 2005, 05:49 AM   #11
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mmm thought Q1 was bigger lol
The Spire and the surrounding buildings, make Q1 look like a giant.
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Old October 13th, 2005, 01:54 PM   #12
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I'm sure some people here won't even know what is this building on the left ;-)
311 South Wacker Drive. Almost 300 m tall, but dwarfed by its neighbour the Sears Tower.
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Old October 13th, 2005, 02:08 PM   #13
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Yea, its like across the street from the Sears Tower... Its usually in the same picture as Sears Tower when taken...
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Old October 13th, 2005, 09:40 PM   #14
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i donエt understand the purpose of this thread
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Old October 17th, 2005, 03:27 AM   #15
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Here's an "amazing" comparison:


Trump Tower Chicago and 2 International Finance Centre are both 415m. But if you put them next to each other it becomes clear that TTC is no match for 2IFC - as far is it's visual impact goes it's more comparable to Aon Centre.
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Old October 17th, 2005, 04:13 AM   #16
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