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Old February 2nd, 2007, 06:08 AM   #1
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What is the Narrowest Skyscraper in the world?

Okay, lets define it as the narrowest building with a lift, that'll rule this 1.8m wide building out at least.

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So what is the narrowest, skinniest skyscraper on earth? Carnegie Hall Tower? High Cliff? Fuller Building? I'm not talking about "slenderness ratio", but, really the thinnest floorplans.
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 06:12 AM   #2
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The world's thinnest building is in Vancouver, Canada. It's in the Guinness Book of Records. However, I don't think it's a skyscraper. Come to think of it, I've never seen that building even though I've been to Vancouver so many times.
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 08:43 AM   #3
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Yep. thats the one shown in the picture above, 1.8m wide!

For skyscrapers, it gets a little tricky, since lift cores alone would need about 3m.
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 09:06 AM   #4
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I found this building on Skyscraperpage.



Looks quite thin, almost like it is about to snap!
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 11:11 PM   #5
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I believe One King West in Toronto was the thinnest when completed. (2005)


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Old February 3rd, 2007, 12:48 AM   #6
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I found this building on Skyscraperpage.



Looks quite thin, almost like it is about to snap!
Here is a better Rendering:

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Old February 3rd, 2007, 07:03 AM   #7
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The world's thinnest building is in Vancouver, Canada. It's in the Guinness Book of Records. However, I don't think it's a skyscraper. Come to think of it, I've never seen that building even though I've been to Vancouver so many times.
Yes, it's the Sam Kee building in the first post . I went there a few years ago -- literally standing room only. It's on the fringe of Chinatown. I don't think 1 King West is the record holder. While it is thin, it shares a base with the old banking hall... in effect it's slim shape is accentuated by the old banking building that is covering part of its base from view.
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Old February 3rd, 2007, 08:03 AM   #8
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549 Queen Street in brisbane Australia.

192m tall.

It's sorta on the slim side:

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Old February 4th, 2007, 12:52 AM   #9
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Centre Point Tower, London, UK

I think the Center point Tower on Oxford Street is quite narrow.
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Old February 4th, 2007, 01:49 AM   #10
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This is Altus Tower (195m/640ft)... I think it's at least the narrowest in Mexico.

The back...


The front...

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^ wow, that building is remarkable!
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Old February 5th, 2007, 11:21 AM   #12
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HK's got alot of really thin skyscrapers o "pencilscrapers"

Here are some









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Old February 5th, 2007, 11:43 AM   #13
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Hong Kong's Highcliff is perhaps the most dramatic among the thin skyscrapers because of its height, which pulls the ratio to rather unprecedented levels.

The ones in the above post have fairly regular (rectangular and even squarish) shapes, and are nowhere near as thin as more hard-core pencil towers in HK.
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Old February 6th, 2007, 09:54 AM   #14
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Cliff, look at your own backyard.

Lincoln Modern, Newton GEMS, Maybank Tower.

Maybank Tower is extremely narrow, and it tapers at the top.
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Hong Kong's Highcliff is perhaps the most dramatic among the thin skyscrapers because of its height, which pulls the ratio to rather unprecedented levels.

The ones in the above post have fairly regular (rectangular and even squarish) shapes, and are nowhere near as thin as more hard-core pencil towers in HK.
I agree about Highcliff but as for the pictures I showed. They may not be the thinnest skyscrapers in HK but they are some of the present appearance.
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Old February 6th, 2007, 10:47 AM   #16
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QVB in Melbourne. The building you see behind is a totally seperate building and the side of the building is all how thick it is!
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QVB in Melbourne. The building you see behind is a totally seperate building and the side of the building is all how thick it is!
Wow, that's something!


Here's Maybank Tower, the tower with blue strip windows:

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Old February 6th, 2007, 12:10 PM   #18
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Defining thinness is easy for towers. It's just the height compared to the width.
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Old February 7th, 2007, 05:04 AM   #19
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Highcliff & Summit :

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Old February 7th, 2007, 07:57 AM   #20
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And that's a slanted angle of both.
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