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Old June 13th, 2008, 04:16 PM   #621
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A supertall for SF????
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Old June 13th, 2008, 06:49 PM   #622
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, yes...why not?
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Old June 15th, 2008, 04:15 PM   #623
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Cesar Pelli always impresses me with his elegant designs.

If you have never visited San Fransisco, I recommend it! It is truly one of the finest cities in the world!
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Old June 15th, 2008, 07:42 PM   #624
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Will anyone dare designing top heavy skyscraper for san francisco?
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Old June 16th, 2008, 01:38 PM   #625
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I always thought construction laws were so strict in Frisco!
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Old June 17th, 2008, 08:02 AM   #626
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i live in australia and never been to san fran but i think cities like San fran should follow suit with sydney. the city is instantly recognisable from the harbour bridge and the syd opera house and height limits have been put in place so that tall buildings dont detract form these landmarks. the same should be done in san fran with teh trans americal pyramid and golden gate, too tall and these landmarks will get lost in the concrete forest. thats just my opinion
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Old June 17th, 2008, 03:11 PM   #627
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i agree
but this is a great tower.
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Old June 17th, 2008, 11:05 PM   #628
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The idea that these new taller towers might become landmarks themselves is off the table huh?
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Old June 18th, 2008, 03:36 AM   #629
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^ Well, with the current design by Pelli, i doubt it will become a landmark. It looks too...bland and unrecognizable to be a Landmark, although i think its really nice and classy, i just don't see it as a landmark, unlike how SOM's version i could DEFINANTLY See it as a landmark. Its just so different and amazing. That's just how i see it. Whatever gets built will look great though. Pelli's always great with buildings
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Old June 18th, 2008, 04:48 AM   #630
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Old June 18th, 2008, 05:19 AM   #631
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^ Well, with the current design by Pelli, i doubt it will become a landmark. It looks too...bland and unrecognizable to be a Landmark, although i think its really nice and classy, i just don't see it as a landmark, unlike how SOM's version i could DEFINANTLY See it as a landmark. Its just so different and amazing. That's just how i see it. Whatever gets built will look great though. Pelli's always great with buildings
I agree. I could see people visiting and taking pictures of SOM's tower like they do nowdays with Transamerica Pyramid. Pellis version is just another building. Definitely not an icon but nice nonetheless.
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Old June 19th, 2008, 06:40 PM   #632
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Would it be possible to build top-heavy skyscraper for San Francisco? (with help of damper and etc...)
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Old June 20th, 2008, 04:44 AM   #633
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Having a top heavy skyscraper isn't actually as bad as people thing in an earthquake zone area. The taller the tower the less it shakes throughout the building. A 20 story tower is more likely to topple over in an earthquake than a 80 story tower.
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Old June 20th, 2008, 10:09 AM   #634
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true. over here in LA the US Bank tower didn't fall over in '94 after the northridge quake and that was a massive quake. in fact none of the buildings above 250+ ft. and built after the 60's did not fall. some suffered minor damaged nothing a little concrete filler couldnt handle. even most of the buldings from the 20's did not fall.

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Old June 20th, 2008, 10:12 AM   #635
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true. over here in LA the US Bank tower did* fall over in '94 after the northridge quake and that was a massive quake. in fact none of the buildings above 250+ ft. and built after the 60's did not fall. some suffered minor damaged nothing a little concrete filler couldnt handle.
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oops thanks for the correction. forgot to proof read. THE US BANK BUILDING DID NOT FALL DOWN. LOL
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Old August 1st, 2008, 07:54 AM   #637
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Excellent design and major skyline improvement for San Francisco!
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Excellent design and major skyline improvement for San Francisco!
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What's the height limit of skyscrapers for San Francisco? Can't be same as rest of USA (610 metres) can it because of frequent tectonic activities.
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What's the height limit of skyscrapers for San Francisco? Can't be same as rest of USA (610 metres) can it because of frequent tectonic activities.
From the late 1960's to the late 1980's, San Francisco experienced what residence called it as the "Manhattanization wave" and that led the locals to set the strictest height limit of any city in the country to stop it from continuing!

So, needless to say, San Francisco really needs the Transbay Tower more than ever!
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