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Old March 22nd, 2009, 06:31 AM   #81
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The Bank of China is amazing!!!
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 06:38 AM   #82
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 10:25 PM   #83
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Lippo building and Tomorrow square are some of the best futuristic designs I've seen in this thread.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 08:50 PM   #84
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im so happy that Lippo building has existed nicely in the skyline of HK, it's an Indonesian company btw. Lippo is such an expansive Indonesian compnay. Love it!
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Old May 13th, 2009, 01:37 AM   #85
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Old May 14th, 2009, 10:13 AM   #86
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Bank of china is one of my favorite scrapers in the world. I think kio towers have an air to its facade, but the red gti lines and horrible logos make it look bit older. Still first on their kind.



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Old May 15th, 2009, 11:57 AM   #87
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Bank of America Tower - New York

It may not look that futuristic, but the features make-it the most futuristic...

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Environmental features

The design of the building will make it environmentally friendly, using technologies such as floor-to-ceiling insulating glass to contain heat and maximize natural light, and an automatic daylight dimming system. The tower also features a greywater system, which captures rainwater and reuses it. Bank of America also states that the building will be made largely of recycled and recyclable materials. Air entering the building will be filtered, as is common, but the air exhausted will be cleaned as well. Bank of America Tower is the first skyscraper designed to attain a Platinum LEED Certification.

Bank of America Tower construction site, seen from across 42nd Street and 6th Avenue, 2006The Bank of America tower is constructed using a concrete manufactured with slag, a byproduct of blast furnaces. The mixture used in the tower concrete is 55% cement and 45% slag. The use of slag cement reduces damage to the environment by decreasing the amount of cement needed for the building, which in turn lowers the amount of carbon dioxide greenhouse gas produced through normal cement manufacturing. (One ton of cement produced emits about one ton of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.)

Control of the temperature of Bank of America's tower, and the production of some of its energy, will be done in an environmentally-friendly manner. Insulating glass will reduce thermal loss somewhat, which will lower energy consumption and increase transparency. Carbon dioxide sensors will signal increased fresh air ventilation, when elevated levels of carbon dioxide are detected in the building.

Conditioned air for the occupants is provided by multiple air column units located in the tenant space that deliver 62 degree air into a raised access floor plenum. This underfloor air system provides users with the ability to control their own space temperature as well as improving the ventilation effectiveness. When building churn occurs, workstation moves can be performed easier with lower cost and less product waste.

The cooling system will produce and store ice during off-peak hours, and then use ice phase transition to help cool the building during peak load, similar to the ice batteries in the 1995 Hotel New Otani in Tokyo, Japan. Ice batteries have been used since absorption chillers first made ice commercially 150 years ago, before the electric light bulb was invented.

Water conservation features in the tower include waterless urinals, which are estimated to save 8 million gallons of water per year and reduce CO2 emissions by 144,000 pounds per year (as calculated with the Pacific Institute water-to-air model).

The tower has a 4.6-megawatt cogeneration plant, which will provide part of the base-load energy requirements. Onsite power generation reduces the significant electrical transmission losses that are typical of central power production plants.


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Nagoya mode gakuen building (170 m, 36 floors), Nagoya, Japan

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Old June 21st, 2009, 07:31 AM   #90
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FOX TALE, awesome pics.
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Old September 7th, 2009, 07:21 AM   #92
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Old September 10th, 2009, 05:09 AM   #93
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torre Mayor the best!!!
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Old September 10th, 2009, 09:50 PM   #94
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Old September 11th, 2009, 09:32 AM   #95
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I'd say this is Makati City's contribution: GT Tower

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Old October 6th, 2009, 07:22 PM   #96
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DUBAI


Burj Dubai (will be completed december 2009) - tallest building in the world
islamic modren architecture
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Old October 7th, 2009, 11:06 AM   #98
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Old October 7th, 2009, 01:01 PM   #99
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I've always loved that building. It's my favourite building in the Middle East.
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I think the gerkin is the most futreistic skyscraper
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