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Old July 2nd, 2011, 07:17 AM   #8381
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As in a new building built to resemble older style buildings.
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 09:33 AM   #8382
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Thanks for clarifying it for him further guys! I just wanted to make sure you realized I wasn't insulting the building, rather classifying it stylistically. It will save you some mean customers in the future I think!
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 01:33 PM   #8383
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does anybody have the photoshopping skills to see what this baby would look like in nyc? it would really dominate the skyline.
better not do it, Americans might not like it. if some one does, be prepared for some

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Old July 2nd, 2011, 01:48 PM   #8384
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does anybody have the photoshopping skills to see what this baby would look like in nyc? it would really dominate the skyline.
Ask STR, he could probably do it, would like to see it too lol, like between midtown and lower manhattan, where there aren't really any high buildings, would definitely dominate the skyline.
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 09:10 PM   #8385
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 02:09 AM   #8386
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Hi all.

Another use is the names of the stone age.
From old to new :
Paleolithic
Mesolithic
Neolithic
Just a tidbit.

Back on topic.
An interesting thing about this structure's top out is that there are 2 sides to the crescent that are both up to the same elevation that will be erected one at a time.
Some may argue it it won't be topped out untill both sides are up - not true.
A project is topped out when it reaches what will be the highest point (including spires, parapets, etc.) that will be used in the official height to achitectural top measurement. This doesn't include any removable items that will be used in the height to tip measurement (flagpoles, antennae, lightning rods, etc.).
For example on a structure with a large flat roof as its highest point, it is topped out when the first part of said roof is erected - not when the last part is done.

Since the crescent will be the highest point, when the first side is up this project is topped out.
Also since I believe there will be nothing extending above the crescent it will be both the height to arch. top and the height to tip.


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Old July 3rd, 2011, 02:58 AM   #8387
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^Yeah that's kinda weird. I remember back when Trump Tower Chicago reached it's roof height, it was considered "Topped Out to the Roof" or something, and all the wikipedia lists listed it as a topped out building with a height of 1172 ft, and then a few weeks later, when the spire was erected, it was considered "Topped Out", at 1362 ft.

And the Shanghai World Financial Center was considered topped out after the last bar of steel was placed on it's roof...

Someone needs to regulate this stuff better lol.


Edit: Although personally, I find the way they did Trump to be the best way to consider a building topped out. If it were up to me, I'd call this building topped out to the roof and in the next week or two, after both sides of the crescent are up, topped out to full height.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 03:18 AM   #8388
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 04:00 AM   #8389
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Why??? It's the new religion...better than all the old ones....at least you get a bit of fun out of it.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 05:54 AM   #8390
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Why??? It's the new religion...better than all the old ones....at least you get a bit of fun out of it.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 06:02 AM   #8391
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^Yeah that's kinda weird. I remember back when Trump Tower Chicago reached it's roof height, it was considered "Topped Out to the Roof" or something, and all the wikipedia lists listed it as a topped out building with a height of 1172 ft, and then a few weeks later, when the spire was erected, it was considered "Topped Out", at 1362 ft.

And the Shanghai World Financial Center was considered topped out after the last bar of steel was placed on it's roof...

Someone needs to regulate this stuff better lol.


Edit: Although personally, I find the way they did Trump to be the best way to consider a building topped out. If it were up to me, I'd call this building topped out to the roof and in the next week or two, after both sides of the crescent are up, topped out to full height.
Hi Azn.

Wikipedia is written by everyone and anyone. Although most endeavour to be acurate it can't be relied on as fact. The one on the BK is full of errors but I don't bother to correct it because someone else can just re-write the inacuracies back in.

The CTBUH is the group that defines tall structure parameters.
Here's a quote on topping out :
"A tall building is 'topped out' architecturally when it has reached its ultimate architectural height (e.g., including its spires, parapets, etc)."

- There is only one point when a structure is topped out - not multiple times.
- SWFC was topped when the first beam of its peak was put up unless the last beam was higher than the rest. It looks to me the peak is the same height all the way across, but I don't have any plans or drawings on it (unfortunately).
- This project will be topped out when the first side of the crescent's highest part is installed - that's the way I'm interpreting it.

Interesting how you would do it. I like the way the CTBUH does it and most everything else. So many people who have dedicated their lives to tall structures in the group. I also support their dropping of the height to roof measurement. The roof is a grey area on many structures.


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Old July 3rd, 2011, 06:06 AM   #8392
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you tell me. Apparently people don't like classic architecture.
This building is not classic architecture.

This is classic architecture:

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Old July 3rd, 2011, 06:13 AM   #8394
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 06:14 AM   #8395
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 06:15 AM   #8396
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 06:45 AM   #8397
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Wow, that crescent is a lot bigger than I thought. It looked like it was gonna be itty-bitty. I must say, I'm plesently surprised
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 11:25 AM   #8398
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i think that they all will realise that this project completele destroyed a piece of their story also of mankind history... just huge really nothing more to see.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 11:25 AM   #8399
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If King Kong ever makes a comeback he'll probably climb this thing instead of the empire state. It's got his dinner on top.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 11:39 AM   #8400
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It actually looks a bit like Vegas
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