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View Poll Results: What height should a MEGATALL be classifed as?
500m+ (1640ft) 198 39.52%
600m+ (1968ft) 303 60.48%
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Old September 8th, 2007, 08:38 PM   #161
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i agree with that
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Old September 8th, 2007, 09:15 PM   #162
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Just make the four or five tallest U/C as stickies for now.
Yeah, Make FT, and CS a sticky
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Old September 8th, 2007, 09:57 PM   #163
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Already, it's a no.

The forum mods already shot down the idea of stickying the CS, and I'm betting the FT also. So they won't sticky anything other than WTB, because stickying the CS and FT would make some weird precedent.
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Old September 9th, 2007, 01:22 AM   #164
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i reckon 600m or 2000 ft=mega tall anythink lower=supertall anythink higher than 2000ft= ultratall. i think we should keep the height in feet for old time sake.theres to many buildings at the 500m mark to call it megatall.
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Old September 9th, 2007, 01:44 AM   #165
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600m+ this is kinda strange actualy i was just thinking about this a few days ago...
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Old September 9th, 2007, 02:16 AM   #166
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any changes are pointless imo.
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Old September 9th, 2007, 03:43 AM   #167
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For those proposing mega and giga prefixes, please understand what those prefixes mean. Mega = million for modern purposes (however, in zoology we do use megalos to mean large. Giga is a billion.

Let's keep those prefixes for unit-measures, something like occupiable space within a structure (i.e. megastructure, gigastructure). For example, the sum of the floorplates is greater than a million square feet or metres brings forth the classification of a megastructure. A million stories is hard to imagine so we will leave it out for this purpose.

Anyways, since 600 m is the guideline for classifying a mountain, would it not make sense to name the class after geographical features? How about manberg, bergburgh, acropolitan, monstructure.
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Old September 9th, 2007, 05:44 AM   #168
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Let's keep those prefixes for unit-measures, something like occupiable space within a structure (i.e. megastructure, gigastructure). For example, the sum of the floorplates is greater than a million square feet or metres brings forth the classification of a megastructure. A million stories is hard to imagine so we will leave it out for this purpose.
A good suggestion you have there. I think we should really stop using those prefixes


So I should redefine my point again

Lowrise - 0-50m
Midrise - 50-100m
Highrise - 100-150m
Skyscraper - 150-300m
Supertall - 300-600m
Hypertall - 600-1000m
Kilotall - 1000+m
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Old September 9th, 2007, 05:45 AM   #169
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I think its fine just the way it is. What is this the history channel or something?
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Old September 9th, 2007, 06:41 AM   #170
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the poll shows 40% = 500m, 60% = 600m.
337 people have voted.not bad.
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Old September 9th, 2007, 06:47 AM   #171
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600

then the next category at 1000 and then the next one at 2k :p
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Old September 9th, 2007, 07:05 AM   #172
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I would say 500m, half a kilometre. Anyway, if we were to use 600m, it will only have 5 buildings at most, hardly justifiable for an entirely new category. Now we only have one building above 600m, after many years, it'll still remain as 3 or 4
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Old September 9th, 2007, 08:17 AM   #173
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Megatall = 1 kilometer.
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Old September 9th, 2007, 10:20 PM   #174
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I would say 500m, half a kilometre. Anyway, if we were to use 600m, it will only have 5 buildings at most, hardly justifiable for an entirely new category. Now we only have one building above 600m, after many years, it'll still remain as 3 or 4
That's not a very good reason to hold off making a category. The ESB (1931) and Chrysler Building (1930) were the only two supertalls for nearly forty years, that is until the John Hancock Building was constructed in 1969.
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Old September 9th, 2007, 10:41 PM   #175
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i think 600 m makes sense..but there arent enough buildings for a new forum anyway i believe!
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Old September 9th, 2007, 10:43 PM   #176
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500m+ is fine. There aren't too much buildings above this limit.
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Old September 9th, 2007, 10:46 PM   #177
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That's not a very good reason to hold off making a category. The ESB (1931) and Chrysler Building (1930) were the only two supertalls for nearly forty years, that is until the John Hancock Building was constructed in 1969.
so what? today we have a totally different time - back than 300m was a lot. not today though ...

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Old September 10th, 2007, 01:29 AM   #178
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Old September 10th, 2007, 02:12 AM   #179
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So what is outcome? do we make it 500m and create another section or leave as is?
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Old September 10th, 2007, 02:20 AM   #180
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Make another section 600+

It coincides nicely with both Feet and Meters
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