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View Poll Results: Would you actually live in one of these new SuperTalls?
Yes 106 72.11%
No 24 16.33%
Umm, not sure 17 11.56%
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Old May 21st, 2008, 01:41 PM   #21
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i like my acre up on the central coast. i like my space.especially with family but i would love an inner city apartment you can crash in after a big night out!
i love being up 40-50storeys. can only imagine 100storeys
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Old May 21st, 2008, 03:59 PM   #22
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I have a question.

How high would you have to be to not hear traffic noise or crowd noise below?

If I was high enough not to hear the noise below I would live in one of these buildings.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 06:29 PM   #23
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Hell yeah I'd live in one of these. Give me the top floor please. This is why we admire these buildings, we want to live in them. It's kinda like saying you want to look at a girl but you don't wanna **** her.
Maybe it is more akin to enjoying watching the Space Shuttle go up, but not really wanting to be an astronaut.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 10:56 PM   #24
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Maybe it is more akin to enjoying watching the Space Shuttle go up, but not really wanting to be an astronaut.

Yeah, you have a good point with that one.

I'd love to go on the Space Shuttle if someone could guarantee that it wouldn't explode because and icicle fell on it. It seems like one mistake with the Space Shuttle and it defaults to exploding. Airplanes and Skyscrapers seems much safer so I'd rather live in a Skyscraper or fly on the Airbus A380 than sit on the sidelines and watch them. The fun factor seems to vastly outweigh the risks of those situations.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 12:00 AM   #25
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YES i would, without any doubt .
Exactly. Of course I would like to live in one of modern skyscrapers .
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 12:32 AM   #26
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I would absolutely live in a skyscraper. Although, i'd be like richard gere in pretty woman, and be afraid of standing so close to the window. I'm really afraid of heights.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 11:38 AM   #27
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I agree with the person who said that elevators would be necessary for evacuation. This is something that will have to change soon. 6 hour long evacuations aren't going to cut it.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 04:45 PM   #28
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It always surprises me to see how many people immediately scream "Top floor!" when being asked these questions.

Wouldn't it be way more intersting to be half-way up? I mean, if you're on the top floor of the ESB the only way you can look is down, and you don't feel any connection with the world down there. Whereas a 20th-floor appartment offers you the view down into a vibrant city, whilst also allowing you to look up and be amazed by everything around you.

There's a higher number of interesting lines of sight in a 'lower' floor, in my opinion, so I'd be happy to keep a bit more of those millions in the bank and settle for a 20-40-th floor appartment.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 12:38 AM   #29
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Yes!
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 04:49 PM   #30
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I remember watching a program about the residentsn living near the top of the John Hancock Centre in Chicago...and they were saying " You have to get used to the building rocking and swaying in the wind.. and it makes funny noises too, like the girders groaning with the swaying... "

So, no thanks from me...

I'd be happy with a 20th story building overlooking Central Park, New York.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 06:49 PM   #31
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Maybe.

I'd rather live in an apartment block overlooking the megatower so I can be impressed by it's size each day.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 07:23 PM   #32
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Personally first thing for sure is that I couldn't live in an appartment where you can't open the windows (the case of the highest ones I think like BD for instance)

Then I couldn't live in an appartment facing plain North, as there are some in most housing scrapers. In fact I probably couldn't live in an housing skyscrapers at all as they don't make sense as generic shapes (it's a lie that they increase density at the city scale). Skyscrapers for housing, except for a few penthouses above offices, is indeed just plain stupid.

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Old June 13th, 2008, 07:49 AM   #33
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near the top, yes

near the bottom, terrible place to live
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Old June 15th, 2008, 04:16 PM   #34
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It depends- Chicago Spire is hideous and a monstrosity, so I would NEVER live there, but the Empire State Building could make a great apartment building for NYC.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 08:13 AM   #35
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watching a special on the mile high tower planned ( ) for Shanghai. Extopia.

How easy would it be to actually build a tower that tall?

acquiring the materials alone would be a huge undertaking.

And isnt Shanghai supposed to be sinking?
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Old October 1st, 2009, 08:47 AM   #36
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There's a mile high tower planned for Shanghai?
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Old October 1st, 2009, 07:34 PM   #37
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There's a mile high tower planned for Shanghai?
yes, they are rumors about it, but i don't know if you can take that information serious. just be surprised @shanghai expo 2010!
btw: of course i would live in a skyscraper, the higher the better! for now i have an apartment in a highrise (15th floor).
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Old October 1st, 2009, 08:47 PM   #38
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 04:36 AM   #39
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I think living in the top floors of a skyscraper would be very dangerous. You cant escape easily in case of emergency. If the building burns, I dont presume a happy ending.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 04:58 AM   #40
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watching a special on the mile high tower planned ( ) for Shanghai. Extopia.

How easy would it be to actually build a tower that tall?

acquiring the materials alone would be a huge undertaking.

And isnt Shanghai supposed to be sinking?
could you record it ? and post it on youtube. i missed it
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