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Yes, they are 41 33.06%
No, they are not 72 58.06%
I don't know 6 4.84%
skyscrapers are nothing... 5 4.03%
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Old December 15th, 2005, 03:33 PM   #41
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Japan is a skyscraper country...There is nothing else except skyscraper...
I don't agree... In Tokyo f.x. there's only a handfull of 100m+ buildings and a population of more than 12 million and the tallest building in the intire Japan is only 296m ( The Landmark Tower )
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Old December 15th, 2005, 03:56 PM   #42
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Don't compare cities and skylines. In my opinion we should compare city's past and present situation. So, yes it can be a sign.
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Old December 16th, 2005, 01:52 AM   #43
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I don't agree... In Tokyo f.x. there's only a handfull of 100m+ buildings and a population of more than 12 million and the tallest building in the intire Japan is only 296m ( The Landmark Tower )
296 or 200 is not skyscraper?..I didn't mean tallest

look at Tokyo full of skyscrapers...
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/ci/bu/s...t=2&ht=2&sro=1
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Old December 16th, 2005, 01:54 AM   #44
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Old December 16th, 2005, 03:11 AM   #45
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Well yea , development of especifics companies not of a COUNTRY.
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Old December 16th, 2005, 09:54 AM   #46
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Yes and no.
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Old December 16th, 2005, 10:48 AM   #47
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296 or 200 is not skyscraper?..I didn't mean tallest

look at Tokyo full of skyscrapers...
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/ci/bu/s...t=2&ht=2&sro=1
Tokto is the greatest city on Earth imo, but the amounts of highrises and skyscrabers are not that impressive for a city it's size ( metro 33.7 million )...

Just look at the building diagram

But a lot of great projects are on the way to fix it
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Old December 16th, 2005, 11:53 AM   #48
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Sure not, they are only phallic symbols of a want-to-be potential city or country. High developped countries such as Finland, Switzerland, Austria or Norway have only a few skyscrapers - we don't have to show up, we ARE!

kinda...
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Sure not, they are only phallic symbols of a want-to-be potential city or country. High developped countries such as Finland, Switzerland, Austria or Norway have only a few skyscrapers - we don't have to show up, we ARE!

kinda...
Well, these countries have a very small population and therefore they don't need to build highrises. Secondly they started economical modernisation much earlier when skyscrapers were not popular or technically to expensive to build.

Japan does not have too many skyscrapers also due to natural circumstances.
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Old December 16th, 2005, 08:26 PM   #50
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Sure not, they are only phallic symbols of a want-to-be potential city or country. High developped countries such as Finland, Switzerland, Austria or Norway have only a few skyscrapers - we don't have to show up, we ARE!

kinda...
How true! And how surprising the number of Scandanavians on a
SkyscraperCity.com forum!!!
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Old December 16th, 2005, 08:48 PM   #51
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Tokyo has a shitload of buildings...but they could use a couple signature 1000ft buildings to set themselves apart from other cities with large skylines.
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Old December 17th, 2005, 05:06 AM   #52
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Pyongyang has more skyscrapers than Washington, D.C. does. I guess that means Pyongyang is more developed?

hahaha, I almost jumped to the back page of this post without reading it all, because I was eager to make the same point..

what about N. Korea?? there are some pretty dense clusters of hi-rises over there! ya, there all commie style ugly buildings, but a lot of them have some fair amount of height to them..
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Old December 17th, 2005, 05:58 PM   #53
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Well, these countries have a very small population and therefore they don't need to build highrises. Secondly they started economical modernisation much earlier when skyscrapers were not popular or technically to expensive to build.
You are right with the second, but not the first. As for Switzerland: we have an enormous land shortage. Our 7.5mio live on 1/3 of the country's area of 41'000km2, the rest are mountains, lakes and rivers. The Swiss midlands are one of the densest areas in Europe apart from Ruhr, Holland and Lombardia. And farmland is still important as well as that 1/3 is forest which is protected by law since more than 100 years. Anyway every day two football fields of area are overbuild per day! So now you can calculate how important theoretically skyscrapers are. Anyway since a few years they build and plan again... but there are also restrictions and possible local referendas that postpone a lot of the projects.
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Old December 17th, 2005, 06:13 PM   #54
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If you assume cities with a lot of skyscrapers are more economical developed, you say that:
This city (Milan)


is less developed as this city (Chongqing)
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Old December 17th, 2005, 08:39 PM   #55
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Are skyscrapers things they build excessively in various less developed countries to appear rich. Like umm huge persidential statues and huge parades

Scandics are so much on these forums because they are all internet addicts and can generally speak english more or less
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Are skyscrapers things they build excessively in various less developed countries to appear rich. Like umm huge persidential statues and huge parades

Scandics are so much on these forums because they are all internet addicts and can generally speak english more or less
or........ is it just possible they are longingly looking at them and wishing
there were a few at home? (sort of).
Seems an odd choice of chatline to belong to if a person is not interested in
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Old December 17th, 2005, 11:01 PM   #57
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European cities such as London, Paris, Madrid etc would all have skyscrapers if they were young cities, and not built hundreds of years ago
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Pyongyang has more skyscrapers than Washington, D.C. does. I guess that means Pyongyang is more developed?
Pyongyang develops empty skyscrapers, while Washington D.C. develops its economy.
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Sure not, they are only phallic symbols of a want-to-be potential city or country. High developped countries such as Finland, Switzerland, Austria or Norway have only a few skyscrapers - we don't have to show up, we ARE!

kinda...
But those highly developed countries like Canada, Australia and New Zealand build a lot of skyscrapers to their size. Calgary is just a bit larger than Oslo, but it has much more skyscrapers in its downtown. Same can be found in Auckland, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Cincinnati, Denver or Perth. While in those Scandinavian cities, could be comparable to Des Moines, Omaha, Quebec City, Halifax, Hobart, Saskatoon or Regina.
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Yes, of course. Take a look at Chinese and Indian cities.
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