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Old November 8th, 2005, 08:09 AM   #21
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Old November 8th, 2005, 08:12 AM   #22
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Old November 8th, 2005, 08:23 AM   #23
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MILLENIUM TOWER & BIONIC TOWER, HK.
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Old November 8th, 2005, 08:40 AM   #24
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I wouldn't be so sure of that Skybean. There is still time. I know many hate it, but I do want to see it get built.
Oh I do too. It's innovative and surely unlike anything we have now. I've been a huge fan since the beginning. It was said more in a joking manner. Harry will probably find some way of getting it done. Whether it be 5 years, 10 years or 15 years, Harry will find some way of doing it.


Add the 686m John Maryon (***** tower) in Toronto to this list as well.
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Old November 8th, 2005, 07:45 PM   #25
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The Miglin-Beitler Skyneedle, Chicago, 610 m, 125 floors.







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- The design called for an extremely narrow white tower, telescoping through several setbacks to a very narrow point at the top.
- Planned in 1988 as a new world's tallest building, this would have surpassed the existing titleholder (the Sears Tower) by a record 550 feet.
- The basic form of the building was to be an elongated version of 181 West Madison, a 680-foot building across the street built by the same architect and developers.
- The Skyneedle would have been built on the southwest corner of Wells and Madison Streets. A 10 story parking garage has since been built in its place.
- Inside the building plans called for an observation deck, a skylobby, 12 floors of indoor parking at the base, and a two story health club.
- This project was cancelled after the Persian Gulf War and the concurrent recession, during which the U.S. real estate market crashed.
- A short time after the Skyneedle was cancelled, the same team of architects and engineers was hired to build the new world's tallest building in Kuala Lumpur, a pair of twin towers whose concrete structure is very similar to the innovative plan designed for this building.
- The next major proposal for a world's tallest building in Chicago was 7 South Dearborn.
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Old November 8th, 2005, 07:53 PM   #26
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And what about Fosters WTC?



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Old November 8th, 2005, 08:01 PM   #27
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Grollo Tower, Melbourne


this was also the initial design for burj dubai after it became clear it won't be built in melbourne.
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Old November 8th, 2005, 08:15 PM   #28
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The illinois by Frank Lloyd Wright,
and the bionic tower (1228 mts):

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Old November 8th, 2005, 09:05 PM   #29
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I have no pic of it, but in 1929 they intended to build a 38 storey Art Deco office tower as
part of today's College Park here in Toronto (then Eaton's Uptown Department Store). It was a simliar idea to
Rockefeller Center, which was built a few years later in New York. I heard two reasons given for the tower not being built; one
said the ground underneath was unstable, and the other said it was an economic
decision taken when the Depression hit. I wish I had a photo of the beautiful rendering, but here is a photo of the department store that was built:




On the top floor there is an exquisite Art Deco/ Art Moderne space designed in 1929 as a music auditorium by Jacques Carlu of Paris, the famous architect who also designed the Normandie (which
I think was the most beautiful ship ever). Glenn Gould recorded in this auditorium
in the early 70's. Wish I had pix but I hate ripping them off the internet.
What a beauty it would have been:
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Old November 8th, 2005, 09:18 PM   #30
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I would say the NYSE Tower.
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Old November 8th, 2005, 09:33 PM   #31
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foster wtc definatley.
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Old November 8th, 2005, 10:10 PM   #32
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The NYSE tower reminds me of the new design for WTC. And the Grollo looks nice by itself, but it dwarfs an otherwise beautiful skyline. It's not unbuilt, but it's uncompleted, and it's the Ryungong Hotel in Pyongyang that I would've like to have seen.
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Old November 8th, 2005, 10:33 PM   #33
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College Park. I agree completely. I am somewhat biased in that I grew up in an 'Eatons family' so I am a big fan of the company. The Seventh Floor (now the Carlu) has got to be the most gorgeous space in the city. If the whole building were built, with interiors to that standard, and the exterior you see above, I think it would have been an architectural landmark.

As for why it was not built, its my understanding that the sole reason was the economic pressures of the depression, not structural isssues. Since this building was designed by the best professionals available, I greatly doubt that the building would be sub-par. Though, the design of the upper floors may have been redesigned once it became clear that the tower would not be built.
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Old November 8th, 2005, 10:41 PM   #34
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Parkhaventoren in Rotterdam (would have been 392m (500m with spire), tallest in Europe).

X-Seed 4000, Tokyo

Magnel Tower, Brussels, a TV tower that had to be 629m, was proposed in the '50s. It would have been the tallest structure in the world then.
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Old November 20th, 2005, 09:59 AM   #35
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The LosAngelesMegaStructure (150 floors)
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Old November 20th, 2005, 10:16 AM   #36
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Westralia Square in Perth, its all sex !! 287m look at the glass ,




but when being honest i'd say Bionic tower

1.because itd be bigger than the fako Burj Dubai or whatever
2. Because it looks like something off a futuristic movie ! i love those buildings!
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Old November 20th, 2005, 10:39 AM   #37
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^ Sure is purty.
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Old November 20th, 2005, 12:58 PM   #38
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I thought Foster's proposal for the WTC site was the best of the lot. As for the Grollo Tower I'm glad it didn't get built in either Melbourne or Dubai. It wouldn't have looked good at Docklands as it would have looked too big compared to other Docklands towers. The current BD design is a hundred times better than it.
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Old November 20th, 2005, 03:10 PM   #39
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Hey Perth4life3, where did you get that info on Westralia? I've only ever seen 2 or 3 renderings
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Old November 20th, 2005, 03:42 PM   #40
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I agree! Isn't that the same spot, the John Hancock is standing today?
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