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Old December 27th, 2011, 07:49 PM   #2941
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The US is building megatalls?
It's highly unlikely that the U.S. build a megatall in the next 20-30 years at least.
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Old December 27th, 2011, 08:06 PM   #2942
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It's highly unlikely that the U.S. build a megatall in the next 20-30 years at least.
Why do you say that? 30 years is a long time from now. I don't see why the US wouldn't have a 2000 ft.+ building by then.
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Old December 27th, 2011, 08:19 PM   #2943
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I say this because the era of great architectural visions in the U.S. is over.

A 2000 foot or taller makes no economic sense to the Western world and no demand signs for this.
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Old December 27th, 2011, 08:28 PM   #2944
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why they dint put the observation deck at the top of the tower?
You mean like this?


http://www.eclipseawards.com/happine...ered.asp?ID=26

And they could even spin it and all and it would be so cool!
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Old December 27th, 2011, 08:29 PM   #2945
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Perhaps you don't know how a kingdom works? The Saudis can make their own decisions on what to do with their money. I consider their ambition and wealth a gift to architectural progress for architecture fans across the world.

You mean like Versailles? I guess you forgot what happened afterwards.
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Old December 27th, 2011, 10:36 PM   #2946
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I say this because the era of great architectural visions in the U.S. is over.

A 2000 foot or taller makes no economic sense to the Western world and no demand signs for this.
Interesting you should say they won't build one for so long, when they only abandoned the Chicago Spire because of the recession. That would be complete by now otherwise, and 610m tall.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Spire
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Old December 27th, 2011, 10:55 PM   #2947
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It's highly unlikely that the U.S. build a megatall in the next 20-30 years at least.
I on the other hand think that it is nearly impossible that the US won't build a megatall in the next 20 or 30 years
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Old December 27th, 2011, 11:36 PM   #2948
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What About The construction ? Has it started yet or On hold ???
Please update me!!
definitely, it will start in the next few weeks (maybe 1 week)
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Old December 28th, 2011, 12:16 AM   #2949
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definitely, it will start in the next few weeks (maybe 1 week)
well i think we will at least hear news about the project in january and if we are lucky we see finally workers moving towards the side and starting preparation but i wouldn't bet on it.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 12:20 AM   #2950
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Yeah, as far as I remember it was always about groundbreaking ceremony. So I wouldn't be surprised if we'd have to wait couple months more for actual construction to start. But hey, lets hope for the best
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Old December 28th, 2011, 03:46 AM   #2951
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You mean like this?


http://www.eclipseawards.com/happine...ered.asp?ID=26

And they could even spin it and all and it would be so cool!
Looks like something out of the Jetsons.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 03:48 AM   #2952
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I say this because the era of great architectural visions in the U.S. is over.

A 2000 foot or taller makes no economic sense to the Western world and no demand signs for this.
It dosen't make any since in Saudi Arabia/Dubai either. At least China and South Korea have the population density to support the huge skyscrapers they're building.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 08:11 AM   #2953
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definitely, it will start in the next few weeks (maybe 1 week)
Are U sure??
Can u give me a link for confirmation , if u dont mind ??
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Old December 28th, 2011, 12:34 PM   #2954
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They were built as a monument and a tomb for pharaoahs but this is off topic so could you plz explain what you meant with your previous post and stop giving me a pyramid quiz?
Well pyramids were graves for kings and they had to add few stones every time they build a new pyramid to tell the different between each other. If all of them are the same size we wouldn't be able to tell the different until you go inside and hope there is something you understand.

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They were built to reach the sky so that the pharaoh could be closer to the gods
that may be true as in Khufu's pyramid they found a high chamber. While in the step pyramid chambers were underground.

Okay sorry and get back to topic.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 12:36 PM   #2955
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definitely, it will start in the next few weeks (maybe 1 week)
can't wait to see this beauty rise
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Old December 28th, 2011, 09:12 PM   #2956
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I say this because the era of great architectural visions in the U.S. is over.
By this I assume you mean most development in the States will be cost-conscious and therefore lack the extravegance of many supertalls, correct? While there is some merit to that philosophy I think it sells architecture in general short, and I also think that market cycles in the US will be decidedly shorter and more dynamic than times in the past. Thus, 20-30 years out is a very long way to presume terms, especially for a country that's still growing quite strongly.

Increased urbanity is coming to the States one way or the other, and there remains enough wealth and vision for someone to call for something inspiring, even if it doesn't exude the pomp and flair of many current supertalls. Tall =\= visionary or beautiful, necessarily.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 09:34 PM   #2957
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I on the other hand think that it is nearly impossible that the US won't build a megatall in the next 20 or 30 years
Yeah the US will build them but they wont build as many as they are building or planning on building in the Middle East and to be honest there is know need for them in the US.
The US has so many office towers anyway.
Is it something like 50 storeys is the average floor height in an average US office block.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 09:41 PM   #2958
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Except China and the US are building their megatalls in high-density megacities, because they are very useful and maybe even cost-effective economically. Arab rulers are building them for showing off, there is plenty of empty space around Jeddah or Dubai to build smaller buildings that would be more cost-effective, leaving the money to be used on more useful things for the general population.
Its not about cost effectiveness, its about breaking records.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 09:49 PM   #2959
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It would be skyscraper of all skyscrapers.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 09:51 PM   #2960
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Yeah the US will build them but they wont build as many as they are building or planning on building in the Middle East and to be honest there is know need for them in the US.
The US has so many office towers anyway.
Is it something like 50 storeys is the average floor height in an average US office block.

Well to be honest 50 storeys is not tall by US standards and as far as the middle east goes I think you mean China and Korea, Dubai and Doha's tallest buildings were canceled because of the recession, the only massive tower (maybe) going up in the middle east is that one in Saudi Arabia, but as far as future megatalls, I would look to the east orient.

I don't think anyone can say anything about the US, it's too early
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