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View Poll Results: Should the height of Supertals be increased from 300m to 400m?
yes, its time to increase the height of supertall to 400m+. 131 39.94%
No, leave the height as 300m. 197 60.06%
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Old September 8th, 2007, 07:46 AM   #1
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Should the height of Supertalls be increased to 400m+?

sorry to start another poll, but seems like ive opened a can of worms.
i think 66% currently think megatall skyscrapers equate to 600m+ or about 2000ft. Since theres only 3 atm, maybe we should increase height of current supertall height of 300m to 400m?
It would reduce the number of bldgs from about 60 to 20.
seems like every city in the world is acquiring a 300m tower.400m looks like its another step?
anyway, vote and we will see what happens.
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Old September 8th, 2007, 07:55 AM   #2
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FIRST!

And the answer is YES! However, You need to redefine highrises too.
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Old September 8th, 2007, 08:00 AM   #3
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Just because...

Well just because everyone is getting a 300 meter tower doesn't mean that it is any less impressive. I believe that most consider a supertall to be 300 meters or higher. And if you move up the supertall number, then some of the most iconic supertalls like the Chrysler Building would be removed from the category they created. That doesn't sound right to me. How could a list of completed supertalls not include the Chrysler Building? Even though we don't discuss completed structures that often, I firmly believe that supertalls should remain 300 meters.
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Old September 8th, 2007, 08:25 AM   #4
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^i also concur with Chrysler bldg being a supertall but seems like times are changing and it may be time to increase height to 400m.years ago there were only a handful of skyscrapers over 1000ft now there are many.
For an example, only last year i created a diagram called-supertalls (300m+) skyscrapers underconstruction, which i updated monthly. then it seemed like i was adding a few every month until it got beyond joke and now have given up with trying to keep track of 300m+ projects planned or UC.
I recently made a new drawing-400m+ skyscrapers and its alot easier to update as there are only 20.
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Old September 8th, 2007, 08:32 AM   #5
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No, 1000ft or ~300m is a supertall to me.
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Old September 8th, 2007, 08:36 AM   #6
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Well Maybe...but...

If the section is crowded, then add a section above supertall like you were proposing, such as hypertall or megatall or whatever, but supertall should definately remain 300 meters. That category has been the goal for developed city skylines since the 30's. While I agree that times are changing, this is the baseline by which we judge skylines even today. Please keep supertalls at 300 meters and add as many categories as you need on top.
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Old September 8th, 2007, 08:39 AM   #7
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The height of the supertall should not be based on your ability to accomplish and update your illustrations at the beginning of each month. Rather, it should be based on the height an ordinary person would perceive as a supertall.

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Old September 8th, 2007, 08:51 AM   #8
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I would say, just leave supertalls at 300m+ benchmark for now.
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Old September 8th, 2007, 08:55 AM   #9
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I would agree to redefine supertall as +400m because there've been heaps of +300m skyscrapers being constructed.
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Old September 8th, 2007, 10:48 AM   #10
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looking at the polls, it seems most want to leave supertalls @ 300m and megatalls at 600m?
if thats the case leave as is and have a good weekend.
sorry i bothered with polls.
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Old September 8th, 2007, 11:00 AM   #11
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Chance it

Supertall is starting with 400m.
High-rise to maximum 400m.

In the next few years some buildings are gonne be really high 600m+...
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Old September 8th, 2007, 11:09 AM   #12
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this could be a good option.
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Old September 8th, 2007, 11:17 AM   #13
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it could, but then where are going to put all the 300 m threads? a new section?? or are we going to open a new sub-forum for megatalls?
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Old September 8th, 2007, 12:13 PM   #14
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No, 1000ft or ~300m is a supertall to me.
i totally agree, 300 = supertall is a very old designation and shouldn't be changed.
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Old September 8th, 2007, 12:23 PM   #15
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SUPER means something outstanding. But hundreds of 300+ buildings are not outstanding by now. It's time to raise standards!
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Old September 8th, 2007, 12:51 PM   #16
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I wouldn't agree. Yes, in some cities these towers are popping up everywhere, but in the largest part of the world 300 meters for a building is still very very tall compaired to other buildings in the area.

Add to that that 300m/1000ft is a nice round number which is nice for reference. 400m/1330ft is not really nice. Add to that the mentioned 'historical' reference and you could rather conclude that another 'taller' superlative should be added above it. Mega which was already proposed seems logical to me.
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Old September 8th, 2007, 12:59 PM   #17
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I wonder if the definition 'supertall' was created in this forum.
If not we don't have right to reconsider it.
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Old September 8th, 2007, 01:06 PM   #18
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I wouldn't agree. Yes, in some cities these towers are popping up everywhere, but in the largest part of the world 300 meters for a building is still very very tall compaired to other buildings in the area.

I agree. In cities like Vancouver where I live there are high-rises going up like crazy, but we are a long way off from getting a single supertall under its current definition. It's a high density city, but with our height restrictions the tallest building we have under construction is a mere 197m, and buildings at 150m are very tall in our skyline.
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Old September 8th, 2007, 01:07 PM   #19
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I wonder if the definition 'supertall' was created in this forum.
If not we don't have right to reconsider it.
the word supertall hasn't been created here . i use that word since almost 10 years....long time before this froum was made
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Old September 8th, 2007, 01:15 PM   #20
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In Europe we don't have a single supertall of 300+m
And you already want to make it 400.
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