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Old February 7th, 2007, 08:36 AM   #21
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Defining thinness is easy for towers. It's just the height compared to the width.
I would have thought the height as a ratio to the footprint M2
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Old February 9th, 2007, 07:14 AM   #22
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The CN Tower is probably the thinnest~
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Old February 9th, 2007, 02:16 PM   #23
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The CN Tower is probably the thinnest~
ha ha.... why not say the radio transmission towers
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Old February 10th, 2007, 02:54 AM   #24
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No doubt for its height, it has to be Highcliff.

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Old February 10th, 2007, 04:28 PM   #25
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I thought we already established that Eureka tower in Melb was the world's narrowest or maybe tallest narrowest??

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Old February 10th, 2007, 05:59 PM   #26
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Well it doesnt seem that narrow, at least not at the base (but the top is!), the highcliff is slender all the way. I cant be completely sure though, maybe you just posted a "bad" pic....
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Old February 10th, 2007, 06:57 PM   #27
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i doubt eureka is the skinniest, highcliff deffinitly beats it.
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Old February 10th, 2007, 08:03 PM   #28
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What about the torre de la escollera being built in colombia?
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These Pics were taken from a forum in Latinscrapers calledconstruccion torre de la escollera

This tower is 206m high to the roof and it is going to be the highest in colombia once completed. The second pic is (obviously) retouched to see how the tower is going to look when it reaches the 50th floor (remember that it has 58).
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Old February 13th, 2007, 03:40 AM   #29
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the one on the right(hong kong):
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This hsbc on new york:
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Old February 13th, 2007, 10:21 AM   #30
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Have you tried Thaiwa Tower II??
No windows on sides.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 10:40 AM   #31
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Vesteda tower in Eindhoven



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Old February 13th, 2007, 04:24 PM   #32
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Pirelli Tower, MILANO





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Old February 14th, 2007, 07:07 PM   #33
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Beetham tower Manchester is only 17m wide and 171m tall
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Old February 15th, 2007, 03:29 AM   #34
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Old February 15th, 2007, 10:33 PM   #35
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I thought a building had to be 5 stories or more to be a skyscraper. Is this wrong?
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Old February 15th, 2007, 11:30 PM   #36
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They are not built but Park Michigan and Waterview tower are VERY slim for their height.
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i'd be dead scared to live in highcliff LOL
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Old February 15th, 2007, 11:37 PM   #38
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Having a height of 176.5 meters and a width of 15 meters the height to width ratio of 1 King West in Toronto is 11.7:1. This is supposed to be the largest height to width ratio of any residential building (wikipedia), however, I'd like to get the stats on Highcliff because it appears to exceed this figure.

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Old February 15th, 2007, 11:38 PM   #39
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I thought a building had to be 5 stories or more to be a skyscraper. Is this wrong?
150 meters (500 feet) is the general accepted figure. This is usually about 50 floors for a residential building.
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Old February 16th, 2007, 06:53 AM   #40
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Cool, thanks for the numbers...looks like there's more than one set...I found this...
http://www.answers.com/topic/skyscraper
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