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Old February 3rd, 2006, 03:11 PM   #1
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Skyscrapers at mountains

I posted this thread at the french forum: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=313076

Now, we are going to see what happens all around the world!



Le Menuires (1850 meters), France: skyline




Going to the massive complex Brelin Apartaments




The transport




At the basement of the building




Looking north, a 17 floor tower




This one is the most impressive




Lets go to the top




roof view




At the telecabine station:

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Old February 3rd, 2006, 06:36 PM   #2
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Genting Highlands, Malaysia











Genting Highlands can actually be seen from Kuala Lumpur. can't find those pics
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Old February 4th, 2006, 02:49 PM   #3
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Most of HK's peaks are filled with skyscrapers! Even supertalls like The Highcliff and Summit!

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Old February 7th, 2006, 07:20 PM   #4
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What is the elevation of the french city?
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Old February 7th, 2006, 07:23 PM   #5
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Le Menuires (1850 meters)


Okay sorry I must have missed this.

In Colorado, USA there are many cities that look like Le Menuires (Aspen, Vail, Avon, and many other ski resorts). Because the cities are situated in mountain valleys they have to build up.
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Old February 7th, 2006, 07:31 PM   #6
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Le Menuires Is very impressing!!
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Old February 8th, 2006, 04:58 AM   #7
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Mexico City is at a higher elevation than Le Menuires at 2,240 m above sea level and it's one of the world's largest cities

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Old February 8th, 2006, 10:52 PM   #8
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yeah but that's not impressive. it's on a plain.
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Old February 8th, 2006, 11:04 PM   #9
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Monterrey, Mexico, locally called "la ciudad de las montañas" (the city of mountains). The tallest skyscraper in the middle of the next picture is 167 m.


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Old February 8th, 2006, 11:12 PM   #10
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I forgot it: Monterrey metro has about 3.6 million inhabitants (third largest metro in Mexico) and downtown is 530 m above sea level.
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Believe it or not but these two are arguebly the winners

Highcliff: 72 stories, 828 ft / 252 m
The Summit: 65 stories, 721 ft / 220 m



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Old February 9th, 2006, 03:56 PM   #12
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Thanks for the pics!!

Highcliff and Summit are like 300 meters+ towers for the effect of the mountain.

Can everibody put photos oh those skyscrapers at the winter stations of Japan ? (Yuzawa, ...etc)
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Old February 9th, 2006, 06:49 PM   #13
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Seoul, South Korea:

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Old February 9th, 2006, 07:58 PM   #14
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Well, these aren't real tall buildings except for the tv-tower (371m). But look at this setting of Alma-Ata a.k.a. Almaty in Kazakhstan. Impressive!

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Old February 10th, 2006, 04:27 AM   #15
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Seoul, South Korea:

Most of Seoul's high-rises are in the flat lands but not in the mountains or it's slopes.
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Old February 10th, 2006, 04:39 PM   #16
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Does Andorra la Vella count?
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Ofcourse, but it hasnt impressive scrapers at the top of hills or mountains, right?
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Old February 10th, 2006, 07:04 PM   #18
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There's the Caldea hotel.... not really skyscrapers indeed.
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Well, these aren't real tall buildings except for the tv-tower (371m). But look at this setting of Alma-Ata a.k.a. Almaty in Kazakhstan. Impressive!

That is dam impessive, thats the northern side of the Tien Shan behind it right?
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