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Old December 23rd, 2005, 05:00 AM   #1
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Groundscrapers?

Is there something like 'groundscrapers'? I.o.w buildings going underground, instead of up. Which buildings have the deepest underground levels?
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Old December 23rd, 2005, 11:53 AM   #2
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Ground scrapers as far as I know are large mid rise buildings.

London has many of those types of buildings. THey often have more floor space than some of the London Skyscrapers.

Here is one recently completed:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...8&page=1&pp=20
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Old December 24th, 2005, 12:03 AM   #3
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A groundscraper is a building that takes up loads of space but only has a few floors
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Old December 24th, 2005, 04:30 AM   #4
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^Damn groundscrapers.
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Old December 24th, 2005, 05:49 PM   #5
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Quote:
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A groundscraper is a building that takes up loads of space but only has a few floors

LOL!!!

Pentagon?
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Old December 24th, 2005, 09:27 PM   #6
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would stadiums be considered as groundscrapers
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Old December 28th, 2005, 02:15 AM   #7
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Quote:
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A groundscraper is a building that takes up loads of space but only has a few floors
Lol, more like groundcreepers! Actually, I meant underground buildings- like a mine of some sort.
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Old December 29th, 2005, 01:03 AM   #8
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This is the first time I have heard this term.
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 08:36 PM   #9
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Harkerb, you mean things like bunkers or so...I have seen on TV once about Germany (second WW) a bunker with 10 floors under the ground.
There must be many in the world but probably many are secret, as they are militair.
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And it brings me now to Montréals Ville Souterrain...I am not sure about the number of levels, but it is a HUGE complex under the ground.
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UIUC's library is all underground.
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The government buildings at the Kremlin in Moscow are underground. They are about 10 storeys down.

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London is the capital of groundscrapers. We have more of these huge, bulky, lowrise blocks than probably any other city on Earth
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Dublin's example : http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=327981
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Old March 26th, 2006, 09:15 PM   #14
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Pentagon?
The biggest of them all.
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Old March 26th, 2006, 09:16 PM   #15
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The capital of Groundscrapers is Athens.I city of almost 4000000 inhabitants all made of groundscrapers
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When I looked at Athen's durring the 2004 Summer Olympics, the majority of its skyline was lowrises and groundscrapers.
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yep...London...
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Old March 28th, 2006, 02:36 AM   #18
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Some underground car parks in Paris have 10 floors below ground. Several malls in the city are also built underground (Les 4 Temps under La Défense, Les Halles under Châtelet, Le Carroussel under the Louvre, ...), however as far as I know they don't reach the -10 levels.

Actually, outside car parks, I can't think of any structures with more than 10 underground floors, outside probably some military facilities we don't have access to.

As for Groundscrapers, there are also loads of them in Paris. I believe somewhere European cities are very "good" at this. Anyway, the most beautiful of Paris groundscrapers is certainly the new Ministry of Finances, which used to be located in one wing of the Louvre. Of course, you can also consider the Louvre as a groundscraper, but ... I'm not sure.

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Old April 2nd, 2006, 04:25 PM   #19
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Paris is the world capital of underground.

http://www.lexpansion.com/Pages/Prin...rticleId=58497

50 000 workers, one of biggest underground commercial center of the world with 126 000 m2 and so on ! yeah baby ! Les Halles are a true example of this
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