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Old November 29th, 2005, 07:00 AM   #1
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Additions / Extensions to High-rise buildings

Hi,

I'm looking for examples of high rise projects where a number of additional floors have been added after initial construction. Anyone know of some good examples?

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Old November 29th, 2005, 07:59 AM   #2
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This building called Euro-Asia Centre in Singapore:


It was initially 16 storeys and was extended to 30 storeys.
There are some construction pics on Emporis:
http://www.emporis.com/en/il/pc/?id=...1&yr=2003&mt=8
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Old November 29th, 2005, 08:20 PM   #3
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That's very very cool.

A new skyscraper built ON TOP on the older one!
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Old November 29th, 2005, 08:22 PM   #4
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Another example is Bank Of China.

The historic skyscraper had it's podium demolished and a new tower built, joined to the old tower.

If that counts!
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Old November 30th, 2005, 03:37 AM   #5
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Another example is Bank Of China.
The historic skyscraper had it's podium demolished and a new tower built, joined to the old tower.
If that counts!
Not sure if it counts but maybe UOB could be counted, although I'm not sure if anything of what was added to the top can be considered a real floor :-)
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Old November 30th, 2005, 05:21 AM   #6
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Not sure if it counts but maybe UOB could be counted, although I'm not sure if anything of what was added to the top can be considered a real floor :-)
Oh, hwo could I forget!

UOB Building was reclad, 2 real floors and 3 fake floors were added to the top, transforming it into UOB Plaza 2.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 05:25 AM   #7
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Even though it hasn't happened yet, Blue Cross Blue Shield was designed for an additional 28 floors (I think) which would bring it to 60 floors and somewhere around 700 ft. It may happen in the future when they need more space and are willing to spend the money for construction.



Other than that, there are a lot of proposals/UC that have historic facades preserved on the base and then a taller building is built on top.
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UOB Plaza, reclad and new floors added.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 06:59 AM   #9
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Toronto's One King West is built on top of a historical building, which will become a clubhouse for the residents.





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I know one in Manila, The Rufino Building which was completed in the late 1950s. A 41 story tower was added in the early 90s and became the city's tallest building by the time of completion.

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