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Old September 13th, 2010, 04:42 AM   #1
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The tallest skyscrapers outside downtown or city centres

This thread is about the tallest skyscrapers in the world that lie outside of the city centre or the downtown area or any major city?

The types of buildings that can be considered are those located in the suburbs including newly planned satellite cities or towns. Or are located in the outskirts of the city way beyond the suburbs.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 04:44 AM   #2
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In HK for example, The Nina Tower is one of the tallest buildings in the world that is located outside the main city centre.



The tower is located in Tsuen Wan in The New Territories and is about 1,046 ft.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 05:04 AM   #3
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In Asia, there are numerous high-rises over 700 ft that were built or are under construction outside the city or in suburban areas. Some of them are supertalls.

Examples would be

Northeast Asia Trade Tower 동북아무역타워 (Incheon)


This 1001 ft supertall is located in Songdo International city, a newly planned commercial city in Incheon, close to Seoul.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 09:28 AM   #4
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Technically Q1 (323m) is outside the 'CBD' of my city, as is Circle on Cavill (220m), and Soul (243m).
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Old September 13th, 2010, 09:42 AM   #5
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Does GC even have a proper CBD?
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Old September 13th, 2010, 10:22 AM   #6
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The CBD is in Southport, there just isn't the need for tall offices here - they're usually just in Brisbane. Doesn't change the fact Southport is the CBD
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Old September 15th, 2010, 03:50 AM   #7
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Here is another tall scraper. The Rinku Gate Tower (りんくうゲートタワービル). This 840 ft tower is located in Rinku Town just outside Osaka and is right across The Kansai Airport. This was the 2nd tallest skyscraper in Japan when it was completed.



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Old September 16th, 2010, 07:53 AM   #8
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This one should not be left out. Not only it is outside downtown, it is in the countryside.

The 328m (1076 ft) Farmer's Apartments (AKA New Countryside Building) is currently topped out and will be completed next year. It is located in Huaxi Village in Huashi Town, Jiangyin (a county level city of Wuxi in Jiangsu Province). It is by far the most out-of-place supertall I've ever seen. Funded by 200 villagers, it will serve as an apartment building to accommodate the villagers (for free!) as well as a hotel (well, tourists gotta pay).




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http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=556647
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One Court Square - 201m, NYC (Queens). only 200m+ skyscraper not located in manhattan.

from wikipedia:





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Old September 17th, 2010, 10:01 AM   #10
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This one should not be left out. Not only it is outside downtown, it is in the countryside.

The 328m (1076 ft) Farmer's Apartments (AKA New Countryside Building) is currently topped out and will be completed next year. It is located in Huaxi Village in Huashi Town, Jiangyin (a county level city of Wuxi in Jiangsu Province). It is by far the most out-of-place supertall I've ever seen. Funded by 200 villagers, it will serve as an apartment building to accommodate the villagers (for free!) as well as a hotel (well, tourists gotta pay).

check the SSC thread for this building
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=556647
This one is the winner here!
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Old September 21st, 2010, 11:22 PM   #11
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Williams Tower in Houston is 901 feet tall and about 6 miles from downtown Houston.




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oddest of locations, if you ask me
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 04:15 PM   #13
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Due to conservation issues of working in large historic centres it is common in Europe to have often the largest skyscrapers outside the main CBD or city centre, this is true for London, Paris, Madrid for example.
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Williams Tower in Houston is 901 feet tall and about 6 miles from downtown Houston.
This one was in our high school geography book as an example of an "edge city". I think it's the tallest outside a CBD in the US.
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Old September 24th, 2010, 05:05 AM   #15
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This one was in our high school geography book as an example of an "edge city". I think it's the tallest outside a CBD in the US.
This is technically in Houston but the concept is correct. A true edge city, as I understand it from my education, is a true suburb, where the development is around some major intersection of roads/highways/expressways. Tyson's Corner, Virginia, (outside of Washington DC) is a prime example.
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Old September 24th, 2010, 05:58 PM   #16
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ISRAEL

Neve Zedek Tower, Tel Aviv


Sail Tower, Haifa

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Old September 24th, 2010, 09:52 PM   #17
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I like that Sail tower!, Nice design.
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Old September 25th, 2010, 01:36 PM   #18
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But it's in the middle of Haifa, same thing about Neve Tzedek Tower and Tel Aviv:
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Old September 26th, 2010, 05:33 PM   #19
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The tallest building outside of Downtown Dallas is the Tower at Cityplace.

Tower at Cityplace/42 stories/560 ft (171m)

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Old September 27th, 2010, 06:15 AM   #20
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Tallest outside downtown Minneapolis:

Riverside plaza McKnight tower 338 ft


(the tall one on the left)
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