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Old October 31st, 2009, 03:43 PM   #1041
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Yeahh!!! I wonder why the world's richest country (the one which has created the SKYSCRAPER itself!!!) doesn't build huge towers like these of DUBAI??
What has happened with the U.S. I've learned to love?!?!? Everything great in this world used to be there...
The FAA has a rule that no building in the U.S. can excede 610 Meters. That's rule was put in place a very long time ago.
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Old October 31st, 2009, 09:54 PM   #1042
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Old November 1st, 2009, 12:40 PM   #1043
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Old November 1st, 2009, 03:22 PM   #1044
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Seems to be a day off... no concrete pumping etc.
And where did the the crane segment go?
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Old November 1st, 2009, 05:24 PM   #1045
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Yeahh!!! I wonder why the world's richest country (the one which has created the SKYSCRAPER itself!!!) doesn't build huge towers like these of DUBAI??
What has happened with the U.S. I've learned to love?!?!? Everything great in this world used to be there...
You shouldn't forget that wealth distribution has an effect on this too. In a country with billionaires and very cheap labour, you have the best chance of finding extreme buildings. Rich countries that are more socialized and whose markets are subject to stronger regulations, don't tend to have such massive skylines. Germany is very rich for example, but we have few cities with what you could call skyscrapers.
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Old November 1st, 2009, 07:56 PM   #1046
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The FAA has a rule that no building in the U.S. can excede 610 Meters. That's rule was put in place a very long time ago.
I think we need to revisit this limit now that we have lost the title of having the worlds tallest building.
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Old November 1st, 2009, 08:32 PM   #1047
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I think we need to revisit this limit now that we have lost the title of having the worlds tallest building.
The 2,000 foot height limit is stupid. But raising the limit is kinda moot when the US has only 1 supertall under construction at the moment. I'd rather have ten 1,000 footers u/c in the US than have one 2,000 footer u/c.

Someday the US will try to build the worlds tallest skyscraper again.
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Old November 1st, 2009, 08:41 PM   #1048
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The 2,000 foot height limit is stupid. But raising the limit is kinda moot when the US has only 1 supertall under construction at the moment. I'd rather have ten 1,000 footers u/c in the US than have one 2,000 footer u/c.

Someday the US will try to build the worlds tallest skyscraper again.
Yeah, but remember how long it takes us Americans to get anything done right....if we don't get started now we'll have to wait much longer.
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Old November 1st, 2009, 09:23 PM   #1049
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If a developer or architect came along with plans for a 2,500 ft tall building somewhere in the US I'm sure they could apply for a waiver. As long as their was no safety hazard (such as a nearby airport), no objections from nearby residents or businesses, then the local government or FAA could make an exception.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 01:28 AM   #1050
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There is no 2000ft. 'limit' in the US, you just need a special permission to build higher.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 05:20 AM   #1051
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Hi all.

There will always be objections from the peanut gallery. Nimby's and shadow nazies are everywhere and IMO have way too much say in North America.

Back OT - piling continues in this massive hole. This is a good sign for this great design.

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Old November 2nd, 2009, 06:33 AM   #1052
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Yep, at least we should be thankful for that much at least.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 05:16 PM   #1053
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 05:32 PM   #1054
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Old November 6th, 2009, 06:27 AM   #1055
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Old November 8th, 2009, 04:40 AM   #1056
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Yeahh!!! I wonder why the world's richest country (the one which has created the SKYSCRAPER itself!!!) doesn't build huge towers like these of DUBAI??
What has happened with the U.S. I've learned to love?!?!? Everything great in this world used to be there...
the us is not the richest country btw, UAE has more money then us (unless they are 5 trillion$ in debt as well).
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The FAA has a rule that no building in the U.S. can excede 610 Meters. That's rule was put in place a very long time ago.
are you serious! thats bull!!!!!

the faa has cancelled too many beautiful buildings because they are "too high". its almost as if they want the us to fail in skyscrapers.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 08:09 AM   #1057
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Old November 10th, 2009, 01:02 PM   #1058
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Old November 10th, 2009, 04:20 PM   #1059
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Yeahh!!! I wonder why the world's richest country (the one which has created the SKYSCRAPER itself!!!) doesn't build huge towers like these of DUBAI??
What has happened with the U.S. I've learned to love?!?!? Everything great in this world used to be there...
Several things: we have height retrictions for aircraft that prevent megatalls from getting built. Also, the costs of building tall skyscrapers in the U.S. are far greater than in areas like Dubai that do not have powerful trade unions. Tall buildings are economical and efficient up to a certain point but pretty much anything above 300 meters makes little sense economically. And because we built so many towers over the last 100 years, our cities simply do not need much additional product. While it's great to see some of these supertall vanity projects go up around the world, our own economic priorities lie elsewhere.
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Old November 11th, 2009, 10:29 PM   #1060
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Wow! u r really good.
I feel I learned something with ur simple but genuine reasons for 300m buildings.
it all make sense, thanks
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