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Old October 12th, 2005, 06:10 AM   #1
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Is your city getting a new tallest?

The pinnacle of excitment for someone with an interest in skyscrapers is, I'm sure most would agree, when your city gets a new tallest building. There seem to be an awful lot of cities that have one either under construction or proposed with some cities even having multiple new tallests on the way. On the other hand some cities have been dominated by the same building for years with nothing on the horizon. Which category does your city fit into?

Townsville

Holiday Inn (76m), locally refered to as the 'sugar shaker' has been the tallest building since 1976 and has become an icon for the city. Although there is a fair amount of development going on, nothing is proposed to eclipse it.

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Old October 12th, 2005, 06:23 AM   #2
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Yes! Calgary is going to get a new tallest when Encana builds their new scraper. We still don't know exactly how tall it is going to be, we don't even know who the architect is going to be. We just know that it is going to be 60+ stories and possibly up to 1000 feet tall!

BTW this thing should start construction sometime next year and be done by 2009.
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Old October 12th, 2005, 06:50 AM   #3
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well oriolus, you know all about Brisbane with vision tower.

for everone else.

Brisbane's tallest CP1 177m
Eclipsed by Riparian Plaza 2005 (200m)
Will be eclipsed again this year by Aurora Apartments (207m)
Will be further eclipsed in 2008 by Vision Tower (246m)

CP1 was the tallest for many years. from like 1988 to 2005. CP1 will also be eclipsed by many other buildings in the near future.
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Old October 12th, 2005, 06:50 AM   #4
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Well i think the CN tower will remain the tallest structure for awhile. I can't see anything beating it in height in Toronto in the upcoming years.

My other favourite city, Dubai has a number of talls going up with Burj Dubai as many of you know. There is a thread in the Dubai forum where Nakheel(a major developer in Dubai) has called upon architects and engineers and our working on secret plans to see if they can find a way to build a mile high skyscraper. This building is supposed to take Burj Dubai's place as world's tallest building in the future. At first I was thinking...mile high?!?!?! Get outta here...but with all the crazy projects going on in the Dubai forum and how much has actually been approved/UC, I am no longer surprised at anything they announce.

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Old October 12th, 2005, 06:09 PM   #5
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it is nakeel, not emaar. anyway this is just a study,not even a proposal
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Old October 12th, 2005, 06:12 PM   #6
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MILAN IS GETTING A NEW TALLEST
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Old October 12th, 2005, 08:07 PM   #7
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MANCHESTER, UK is getting a new tallest -



Beetham tower, Manchester 156m to roof, 171m to top of 'spire'

The tallest until this^ was the CIS tower, built in 1969 and was the tallest building in western europe (arguably, depending on what you include as europe) when it was built, at 118m [not much by today'ys standards but just goes to show how long it took for europe to catch on to skyscrapers if you consider the heights of buildings in North America at that time.]
It remained the tallest in the UK for some years, and remained the tallest in the UK outside London until just this past year [when a 130m building, also by beetham, was built in Birmingham]


^CIS tower, MAnchester

Beetham tower, Manchester, is under construction at the present time, and will once again regain the title of tallest in the UK outside London for Manchester.



Beetham tower itself though will be surpassed in height in Manchester, when the 188m fully approved Eastgate tower starts construction in early 2006.


http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...7&page=1&pp=20

Skyscrapers in Manchester are just like buses, you don't see one for ages and ages and then they all come along at once!
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Old October 12th, 2005, 11:21 PM   #8
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Panama city , Panama

New Tallest Building , Again

Palacio Bahia 336 mts

http://www.palaciobahia.com/main.html
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Old October 12th, 2005, 11:50 PM   #9
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Well, for a while, the tallest on the Gold Coast was the 43st/139m Grand Mariner Tower from 1992


untill 2002, when Skyline Tower(Left) came along and surpassed it at 40st/146m and the Skyline North surpassed it at 50st/158m


This coming saturday, Q1 will officially open to residents.

At 78st/322.5m, Q1 is the Tallest Residential Building in the World!!!

Seen here with another former Gold Coast tallest, Peninsula Resort.

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Old October 12th, 2005, 11:55 PM   #10
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Not my own city, but my favorite city of the Netherlands: Rotterdam gets a new tallest. The 156m Maastoren, construction starts in 2006.





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Old October 13th, 2005, 12:27 AM   #11
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Yeah London's getting the tallest stadium in the world.
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Old October 13th, 2005, 12:31 AM   #12
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Not only just Malm÷ but the whole Scandinavia has got a new tallest:
Turning Torso has recently been completed!!!
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Old October 13th, 2005, 12:44 AM   #13
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Yup Yup... Both are Beauties by the Way
For Toronto:
Trump International Hotel & Tower 325m tall (Soon To Be Under Construction)
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For Hong Kong
International Commerce Centre (US7) 482m tall (Under Construction)
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Old October 13th, 2005, 01:16 AM   #14
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yoo towers(Tel Aviv)







project one tower just behind yoo towers











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Old October 13th, 2005, 01:19 AM   #15
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and that's illustration of new district in Tel Aviv
(4 projects are in construction)


Manhattan tower=40f
Yoo towers-39 and 36 floors
Onetower-28 floors
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Old October 13th, 2005, 02:32 AM   #16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Maroon Grown
well oriolus, you know all about Brisbane with vision tower.

for everone else.

Brisbane's tallest CP1 177m
Eclipsed by Riparian Plaza 2005 (200m)
Will be eclipsed again this year by Aurora Apartments (207m)
Will be further eclipsed in 2008 by Vision Tower (246m)
Then after that another new tallest on Tresuary Row, all going to plan.

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Originally Posted by ZOHAR
yoo towers(Tel Aviv)
But Yoo Towers won't be taller than Azrieli Center will they? What about Renault Tower - it'll be the tallest at 203m wont it?

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Old October 13th, 2005, 02:51 AM   #17
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the tallest building in Israel is 244 m
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Old October 13th, 2005, 02:53 AM   #18
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and oops yes Azrieli is still the tallest building in Tel Aviv
Citygate(244 m) is in Ramat Gan but it's also Tel Aviv' suburb
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Old October 13th, 2005, 02:59 AM   #19
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Cardiff is getting a new tallest.

Current tallest is the Capital Tower at 80m it's been the tallest since 1967.


http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=110871

Will be beaten by the heritage gateway project at 101m 31 floors



http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=232
Currently the buildings on the site are being demolised.

However there is a proposal for a 34 floor tower to be built which is estimated at 104m.
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Old October 13th, 2005, 03:52 AM   #20
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Tampa, Florida the Trump Tower is gonna be the tallest for now.
Trump Tower Tampa-Underconstruction
52 stories/603ft/221 units

Rendering in skyline

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