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Old March 25th, 2006, 05:49 PM   #1
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DISCUSS: Best Cancelled Skyscraper

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Old March 25th, 2006, 08:29 PM   #2
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LOL slash cry. Two 200m resi towers fell over in perth, early this year that cut deep real deep.
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Old March 26th, 2006, 12:40 PM   #3
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La Llum , 500 meters 85 floors Valencia, Spain
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Old March 26th, 2006, 01:31 PM   #4
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Miglin-Beitler Skyneedle, Chicago. 610m. 1988

http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=103012
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Old March 26th, 2006, 05:13 PM   #5
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Miglin-Beitler Skyneedle. Reminds me a lot of a cross between Burj Dubai and Empire State Building.
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Old March 26th, 2006, 07:15 PM   #6
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Miglin-Beitler Skyneedle
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Old March 27th, 2006, 01:15 AM   #7
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Wow. It is Bruj Dubai? ???
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Old March 27th, 2006, 01:23 AM   #8
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Other then they were both tall and have numerous setbacks crowning to a pinacle I don't see too much resemblance. Skyneelde harkens back more as an ode to a modern ESB/Chrysler hybrid.

From Emporis....The basic form of the building was to be an elongated version of 181 West Madison, a 680-foot building across the street built by the same architect and developers.

It basically would have been a taller version of this.....
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=117219
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Old March 29th, 2006, 05:47 AM   #9
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I also go with The Skyneedle in Chicago. I liked that tower. However, the tower would also look good if it was constructed in New York.
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Old March 29th, 2006, 08:28 PM   #10
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Seems like virtually EVERYBODY is choosing the Chicago Skyneedle.......... which is nice, but it would be interesting to see some OTHER suggestions too.
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Almost all of the best cancelled scrapers are in Chicago. If not The Skyneedle, there's 7 Dearborn.

Anyway, here's one in HK which is the original plan for the Nina Tower. At that time, the original plan was aimed for world's tallest but they have to cut off the height because of it's proximity to Chek Lap Kok (airport). The orignal building resembles that of The Chrysler Building

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Old April 7th, 2006, 06:07 PM   #12
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Seems like virtually EVERYBODY is choosing the Chicago Skyneedle.......... which is nice, but it would be interesting to see some OTHER suggestions too.

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That 2nd one looks monstrous.

First one is lovely though.
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Emerald Tower in Brisbane

http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=158387

It would've fit perfectly into the skyline...funny thing is, it got rejected apparently because it would look out of place in the skyline!!!
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Old April 8th, 2006, 08:58 AM   #15
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Emerald Tower in Brisbane

http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=158387

It would've fit perfectly into the skyline...funny thing is, it got rejected apparently because it would look out of place in the skyline!!!
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Alot of old school ones there
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Old April 27th, 2006, 10:20 PM   #17
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London Millenium Tower! Cancelled as planes might fly into it.

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Old April 28th, 2006, 05:11 AM   #18
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Another of my favorite cancelled skyscrapers is in New York

South Ferry Plaza
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Old April 28th, 2006, 06:19 AM   #19
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London Millenium Tower! Cancelled as planes might fly into it.

That looks like Frankfurt's Commerzbank!
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It's resembles the Commerzbank except this one doesn't have a mast and it's glass.
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