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Old February 4th, 2006, 11:19 PM   #1
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DISCUSS: Best Proposed Skyscraper

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Old February 5th, 2006, 01:04 PM   #2
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Ranking of Al Burj is very suitable to no.1 cause to built tower amidst sea and of more than 800m height is really makes an outstanging project.....London Bridge Tower - the 'Shard of Glass' is also very new and interesting project cause utilising extreme glassengineering
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Old February 7th, 2006, 05:02 PM   #3
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there are so many

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I like this pic
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Old February 8th, 2006, 05:51 AM   #4
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The burj dubai is already well u/c. The Al burj and Burj Dubai are two different towers both in Dubai and both over 750m.

Current status of Burj Dubai
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That is disqustingly skinny... expecially if its going to "set back" all the way up.. it will look like a radio antenna!
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Old February 8th, 2006, 11:47 PM   #5
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I remember when I was little my dad use to go to Japan alot because of his Drilling Fluid Company (Not sure what the name was back then) but his company was assigned to drill these massive, deep holes in the middle of Tokyo Bay. I think because of economics, the project was cancelled.

And I remember in 1994 when the World's Tallest Building was going to be built in Jakarta.
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Old February 9th, 2006, 12:13 AM   #6
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trump toronto , and signature tower are looking nice
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Old February 10th, 2006, 03:51 AM   #7
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You should have also said that in addition to UC, no fantasy/ far off "proposals."
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Old February 10th, 2006, 04:35 AM   #8
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Does anyone have an image of Transbay Tower in SF?
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Old February 10th, 2006, 05:04 AM   #9
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The Bionic Tower proposal was a very unique development in skyscraper construction, creating a self-sustainable unit while solving land scarcity problems.



It first began with a proposal in Tokyo, and then it popped up in Hong Kong later.
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The Bionic Tower proposal was a very unique development in skyscraper construction, creating a self-sustainable unit while solving land scarcity problems.



It first began with a proposal in Tokyo, and then it popped up in Hong Kong later.
I think HK was actually the first proposal for The Bionic Tower. But it was then proposed in Shanghai.

The Millennium Tower on the other hand was also proposed in HK.
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Old February 10th, 2006, 05:31 AM   #11
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I think HK was actually the first proposal for The Bionic Tower. But it was then proposed in Shanghai.

The Millennium Tower on the other hand was also proposed in HK.
The first such proposal was in Tokyo, which was featured in a 1994 issue of TIME magazine. The expected completion date was 2000 at the time. The project died, and resurfaced in Hong Kong as the Bionic Tower. The concept was the same.
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The Bionic Tower proposal was a very unique development in skyscraper construction, creating a self-sustainable unit while solving land scarcity problems.



It first began with a proposal in Tokyo, and then it popped up in Hong Kong later.

If not wrong Shanghai also has the proposal
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Thanks for this info. I was thinking about those skyscrapers in Jakarta that looks like the BoC in HK.

Anyway, there were alot of supertalls planned for Jakarta but never happen!
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Old February 10th, 2006, 06:35 AM   #14
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The BoC inspired a number of buildings in Asia. Beijing's Bank of China headquarters was specifically designed to have the HK-style facade on its front, while Wuxi has a non-glass version of the HK building.
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The BoC inspired a number of buildings in Asia. Beijing's Bank of China headquarters was specifically designed to have the HK-style facade on its front, while Wuxi has a non-glass version of the HK building.
True but the one planned in Jakarta looks very exact especially the cladding and shape.
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AGREE it is stopped the construction during Asian Crisis back in 97

btw it is the same architecth who desogn BoC in HK thus it make the same building again just different in heights

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AGREE it is stopped the construction during Asian Crisis back in 97

btw it is the same architecth who desogn BoC in HK thus it make the same building again just different in heights

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Indonesia, along with Thailand were among the most affected by the crisis.

But if it didn't happen, Jakarta might boast several supertalls and would ranked among the world's best skylines.

Also, the one in Jakarta may not be as tall as the one in HK.
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How about the Grollo Tower in Melbourne
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Grollo Tower's been dead for quite some time now.
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Grollo Tower's been dead for quite some time now.
But it looks good though!
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