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Old April 21st, 2006, 04:09 PM   #1
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Dream Birmingham skyscrapers

This thread is to post skyscrapers that you think would be really good in Birmingham.

This is the Torre Mayor in Mexico City - it reminds me of an electric shaver, but i really like its shape and think it would look really good in Brum. It is kind of similar to BST and HCT in terms of the glass curve, but i love the top!

It is 225 metres tall (738ft)












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Old April 21st, 2006, 04:27 PM   #2
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Canada Trust Tower - 263m - Toronto




Look - I swear thats a future Birmingham skyline render, doesnt the Pinnacle look splendid

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Old April 22nd, 2006, 12:21 AM   #3
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you remind me of a former forumer - brumculture
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 12:23 AM   #4
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It is nice to have someone who is optimistic !
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 12:17 PM   #6
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I know its never ever going to happen in this city but I'd really love a slightly smaller version of the 950m tall/189 floor Burj Dubai Skyscraper, currently u/c with a completion date of early 2009

I have a sneaking suspicion the CAA might have something to say about it though
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 01:27 PM   #7
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the torre mayor is a great tower and would fit in well on the brum skyline, not a fan of bundle tube structures, they look so old and awkward, no elegance.
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 11:23 PM   #8
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I quite like this proposed Manchester one:



No idea if they're building it

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Doubt it, as it's not a square box
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Old April 23rd, 2006, 07:04 PM   #9
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That reminds me of an hotel in London that has just been done up to give that curved frontage...
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Old April 23rd, 2006, 07:05 PM   #10
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It's quite cool - nice curves - fits well with what Brum is doing, and looks quite retro

If you showed me that and said which city? I think I'd guess Sheffield.
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Old April 23rd, 2006, 08:18 PM   #11
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its not overly tall but this is my nomination....

the millenium tower in Rotterdam....

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Old April 23rd, 2006, 10:06 PM   #12
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empire state building next to the town hall
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Messeturm, Frankfurt.



Frankfurt's Messeturm could be a realistic option for Arena Central? A sturdy looking building.
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