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Old April 29th, 2006, 05:32 AM   #21
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I really like the old design for the Union Square supertall in Hong Kong. The Kowloon MTR Tower was supposed to have a crystal facade :



That's the Bionic Tower on the left, which I'm not too fond of. It wasn't a realistic proposal anyway.
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Old April 29th, 2006, 01:49 PM   #22
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How tall would the Kowloon MTR Tower have been?
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Old April 29th, 2006, 02:55 PM   #23
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I really like the old design for the Union Square supertall in Hong Kong. The Kowloon MTR Tower was supposed to have a crystal facade :



That's the Bionic Tower on the left, which I'm not too fond of. It wasn't a realistic proposal anyway.
That's the Millenium Tower, not The Bionic Tower. Anyway, the original ICC plan was around 574 m

Here's The Bionic Tower
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Old April 29th, 2006, 06:10 PM   #24
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How tall would the Kowloon MTR Tower have been?
It's the same height as the current Union Square supertall development. The design was just changed from the crystal facade to this :

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Old May 1st, 2006, 03:02 PM   #25
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I absolutely adore this:


It si the Seoul Millenium Gate and is 200 metres tall. OK it would have been a monument but it's still pretty amazing.
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Old May 1st, 2006, 04:49 PM   #26
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How tall would the Kowloon MTR Tower have been?
About 1800 -1900ft I use to have a pic of it on my wall.
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Old May 2nd, 2006, 02:35 AM   #27
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Definetely. Not building this was a crime to humanity

Also not sure if we could include the Colombus Tower as it seems very unlikely of happening now?



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Old May 2nd, 2006, 05:44 AM   #28
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It's the same height as the current Union Square supertall development. The design was just changed from the crystal facade to this :

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Actully the original plan was taller and was a contender for the world's tallest building.
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Old May 2nd, 2006, 07:53 AM   #29
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Actully the original plan was taller and was a contender for the world's tallest building.
The old design had a special 100 m architectural feature while the new design doesn't have that anymore. So the actual number of stories hasn't materially changed even though the height has dropped.

Kowloon tower to feature hotel
28 November 2001
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102-storey commercial tower at Kowloon Station will house the world's tallest hotel at the upper zone, creating a "talking point".

The design is being finalised by New York-based architect Kohn Pedersen Fox, a firm which also is overseeing the design of Hongkong Land's Chater House in Central, Hang Lung Group's Plaza 66 in Shanghai and Mori Building's planned 460-metre World Financial Centre in Shanghai.

Mr Wong said the new Kowloon Station tower design would provide efficient floor plates in the 480-metre, square building.

The old design had a 100-metre architectural feature including a transparent atrium, which would have raised the structure's height to 580 metres.

The 102-storey office-hotel tower is the phase seven development of the 12 million square foot Kowloon Station project, now named Union Square, at the southern tip of the West Kowloon reclamation area overlooking Victoria Harbour.

SHKP has undertaken a large part of the project, including phases three, five, six and seven. The blueprint for phases five to seven has been revised in favour of taller buildings to create more open space.

Phases five and six are combined to provide two 64-storey towers, instead of 45 storeys previously. One will include a hotel and serviced apartments while the other a hotel, serviced apartments and flats. Phase three, is a two twin-tower residential project.

Amoy Properties is building three residential towers in phase four of Union Square. A consortium led by Wharf (Holdings) is developing the five-block Sorrento residential project, part of which is on pre-sale. Phase one, The Waterfront, was completed and developed by a Wing Tai Asia-led consortium. The developers are all in partnership with Mass Transit Railway Corp.

Union Square, with 2.5 million sq ft of office space and nearly one million sq ft of shopping mall, is due for completion by 2007.
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I got my info from Emporis where it stated it's 574 metres. I was actually looking forward to seeing this tower constructed long time ago before I joined SSC.
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Old May 5th, 2006, 10:05 PM   #31
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Wow what is that thing? It looks amazing. When was it proposed? It looks like its from the middle ages or something.
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Old July 29th, 2006, 06:48 PM   #32
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Old October 17th, 2006, 06:46 PM   #33
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- gaudi's american hotel:


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Old February 17th, 2007, 07:31 PM   #34
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Totally bizarre.. Thank God its cancelled.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 02:50 PM   #35
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i think the Manchester 'Vector Arena Tower' would have looked good on our skyline, but they cancelled it because of the nearby airport!
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 02:53 PM   #36
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 03:05 PM   #37
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Old April 4th, 2007, 11:15 AM   #38
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Best Cancelled Skyscraper: The Mile-High Illinois.
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Old April 14th, 2007, 11:42 AM   #39
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 10:10 PM   #40
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College Park, Toronto.

Eaton's department store halted construction of what would have been the world's largest retail and office complex due to the stock market crash of 1928. It would have featured 5,000,000 square feet with a 38 storey central tower on a massive pedestal. Only one corner of the pedestal (7 floors) was completed. It remains today, perhaps the finest example of art moderne on this scale.

http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=...toronto-canada

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