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Old January 6th, 2017, 02:13 AM   #1
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Is it possible for a skyscraper to be wider than it is tall?

For example... if a building is 200m tall (more than tall enough to be a skyscraper), but at the same time, it is 300 x 300 meter wide... is it still a skyscraper? or is it too "short looking"?
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Old January 6th, 2017, 03:18 AM   #2
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A building that wide is definitely still a skyscraper. Take the Dubai Pearl, for example. The design is 300 meters tall but quite obviously wider (though, it's important to note that the building is technically 4 identical towers connected at the top and bottom of the structure). Also, alot of buildings built in the post-WWII era are almost as wide as they are tall (like the UN building in NYC).
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Old January 6th, 2017, 04:48 AM   #3
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deffinitely possible and reachable... if youre talking bout the 432 tower and the likes, then only this disussion will getting a notch higher in term of amazingness
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Old January 7th, 2017, 12:02 AM   #4
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As a large cube or more like this one?


http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1644205

The European patent office, currently under construction in the Hague will be 156 m long and 110 m tall.
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Old January 7th, 2017, 09:38 PM   #5
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the Yangtze Dam is 600 ft tall, and 2.3 km wide.

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Old January 7th, 2017, 10:15 PM   #6
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new century global centre, chengdu
height 100m
width 400m
length 500m



http://matthewniederhauser.com/resea...obal-center-6/
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Old January 8th, 2017, 06:20 AM   #8
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Tokyo

NAKANO CENTRAL PARK SOUTH
99.95m tall, 142.20m wide


Osaki Combined Redevelopement Tower Project
115m tall, 132m wide
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Old January 8th, 2017, 12:16 PM   #9
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Foster wanted to build in Moscow 450m tall and 1 km wide skyscrapper
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Old January 9th, 2017, 03:46 AM   #10
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I doubt foster will build such structure in moscow

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Old January 11th, 2017, 01:57 AM   #11
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That Island Tower looks gorgeous Zaz. I love the design on the glass panels and I think it compliments the surrounding area nicely too.
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Old February 4th, 2017, 04:59 AM   #12
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The Mid-Continental Plaza in Chicago, one of my favorite fat buildings. I'm not sure if it's actually wider than it is tall, though.


There in the middle.
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Studio City, Macau, China
I think this one fits well the definition of a skyscraper, height 152m or 500ft.
Ferris wheel at 133m.


Though never heard of a +200m skyscraper wider than its height, the shorter towers at Makkah Royal Clock Tower can reach up to 260m to 278m, which from far looks like a single, wide tower.
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