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Old December 15th, 2014, 09:51 PM   #9601
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Yes, it should be counted and will be called a building or a tower of course
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Old December 15th, 2014, 09:51 PM   #9602
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I mint by reality = should be counted or not + that's not funny
Yes, it should be counted and will be called a building or a tower

since, the free standing structures are the ones without floors and there could be some floors with small area and they can be called a tower but not a building

everything is about the foundation and the design when we talk about massive heights
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Old December 15th, 2014, 09:53 PM   #9603
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I really fail to see how the spire on One World Trade Center is substantially different than the unusable structure topping out Kingdom Tower, other than one being much more aesthetically pleasing. Both serve little to no function other than hitting a certain structural height milestone.

That said, this debate is dumb no matter what side of the world it takes place on. Arbitrary lists are little more than that: arbitrary. Besides, buildings have always been more than just functional spaces. The Pyramids in Giza are probably 90% vanity height.
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Old December 16th, 2014, 08:28 AM   #9604
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Spear? what spear?

Does the Eiffel tower have a spear ?
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Old December 16th, 2014, 10:04 AM   #9605
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Technically, the spire on 1 WTC IS part of the structure as it was always designed with the tower, not just an afterthought. That's my 2 cents.
True. Skyscrapers always had spires and allways will have spires. And as long they're part of the structure and the design i don't know why they shouldn't be counted. These discussions to make the roofheight or the highest floor the official height are quite pointless in my eyes.
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Old December 16th, 2014, 03:50 PM   #9606
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oh man, my post created this debate again. let's all just be friends :p that certainly was not my intend.
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Old December 16th, 2014, 04:12 PM   #9607
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I think the 118th floor swimming pool at the Hong Kong Ritz-Carlton is more impressive than the spire on top of the WTC IMHO.
http://www.cityrefinery.com/wp-conte...-Kong-Pool.jpg
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Old December 17th, 2014, 07:07 AM   #9608
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WOW!!!!!
This will go full height?
NEVER
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Old December 17th, 2014, 08:07 AM   #9609
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WOW!!!!! This will go full height? NEVER
Lets talk about this again in 4 to 5 years when it's topped out
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Old December 17th, 2014, 10:34 AM   #9610
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WOW!!!!!
This will go full height?
NEVER
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Old December 17th, 2014, 04:35 PM   #9611
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WOW!!!!!
This will go full height?
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Old December 17th, 2014, 11:10 PM   #9612
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I'd appreciate keeping "funny" images out of threads adults want to use.
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Old December 18th, 2014, 12:06 AM   #9613
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I'd appreciate keeping "funny" images out of threads adults want to use.
Some may be actually funny but they are out of place here. They are worse than all the off-topic trash!
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Old December 18th, 2014, 12:10 AM   #9614
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Why are all the pictures of this development taken from so far away? Why can't photographers get closer-up?
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Old December 18th, 2014, 12:30 AM   #9615
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Because the site is very large and there's nothing around it currently.
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Old December 18th, 2014, 06:20 AM   #9616
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Lets talk about this again in 4 to 5 years when it's topped out
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Old December 18th, 2014, 01:10 PM   #9617
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People who complain about the height should get banned. This is a skyscraper forum.
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Old December 18th, 2014, 08:00 PM   #9618
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Come on

Any updates, guys?

it has been a while!
It's been 3 days....
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Old December 18th, 2014, 08:10 PM   #9619
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Well Rahmah, according to your profile you are about 200 km away from Jeddah. That's probably a good 2000 km closer than 99% of the people posting on this board, so I'd suggest you get in your car and fetch US some photos.

I'm just kidding of course.
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Old December 18th, 2014, 08:59 PM   #9620
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