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Old August 20th, 2012, 08:53 AM   #181
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Old August 20th, 2012, 12:15 PM   #182
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Old August 20th, 2012, 12:25 PM   #183
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Achmeatoren (115 meters tall) in Leeuwarden (~100.000 inhabitants) in the north of the Netherlands:




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Old August 20th, 2012, 12:43 PM   #184
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Old August 20th, 2012, 01:21 PM   #185
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Old August 20th, 2012, 07:24 PM   #186
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Old August 20th, 2012, 08:02 PM   #187
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Old August 21st, 2012, 05:55 AM   #188
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Note: This calculation takes only buildings into account, which are at least 500 ft tall without spires or elevator boxes. So a skyscraper may be considered as "lonely", although there may be a 499 ft building right next to it.

No offense, but I think using this to describe loneliness doesn't make any sense at all.

Basically, you are saying if there is a 50 499ft building and 1 501 ft building, the 501 ft is lonely.

It should prehaps be something like a single skyscraper more then 500ft with no neighboring skyscraper equal to at least 60 or 70% its height.
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Old August 21st, 2012, 11:40 AM   #189
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 12:30 AM   #190
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 12:32 AM   #191
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Beetham tower in Manchester?,it's quite distanced from the other and much smaller towers
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 01:52 PM   #192
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how many meters?
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 05:16 PM   #193
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You guys forgot this one:

The newly-opened skyscraper in Huaxi Village, Jiangsu province, dwarfs the surrounding buildings






A solid gold ox greets costing an estimated £31m greets people on the 60th floor of the 328m tower










Striking resemblance? The tower has been likened to a trophy such as that of the Fifa World Club Championship






Construction workers attended the inauguration ceremony of the skyscraper which opened last year


Despite such a small population, the latest tower to be built there is 52 storeys higher than its closest rival in Huaxi and has enough capacity to fit the entire population of the village.


ABOVE IT ONLY SKY



Height: 328 metres (1,076 feet). The height was chosen because 32 is significant in business and eight signals prosperity


Storeys: 74

Cost: 3bn Yuan (£301m)


Rooms: 800 suites for 2,000 people

Special features: A massive glass sphere on top and a £31m golden ox on the 60th floor

Location: Huaxi, Jiangsu province, East China

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It ranks as the 15th-highest skyscraper in the world, standing taller than Paris's Eiffel Tower (324m) and the Chrysler Building (319m) in New York.

It had taken four years for the work to be finished on the 74-storey hotel and residential block at a cost of 3billion yuan (£301m).

Some have compared the building as looking like a trophy because at the top there is a huge sphere made out of glass while others wonder if it is sustainable in such a place as Huaxi.


Money for the project partly came from people in the village - which celebrated its 50th anniversary the day the building was opened - who gave shares of 10million Yuan each, the China News Service said.

Zhou Li, deputy party chief of the village, said: 'The building is a symbol of collectivism.'

There are 800 suites in the structure and it can hold around 2,000 people. There is an exhibition hall, a revolving restaurant and rooftop swimming pools and gardens.

On the 60th floor there's not just an amazing view to be enjoyed but there is also an ox that has been crafted from a tonne of gold.




From the top: The glass sphere atop the structure is open to the public






The 1,500-seater restaurant is complete with an elaborate stage and screen




A huge banquet was held to mark the opening. The building can cater for 2,000 people - the same number as there were villagers in Huaxi before massive expansion






The entrance foyer has an incredible chandelier while down one wall is a mural depicting the tower and its surroundings






The mural exaggerates the height of the pagodas next to it which are actually only 15 storeys high compared to the skyscraper's 72 storeys






Officials in the village are keen to capitalise on new-found wealth with helicopter rides being among the latest additions to the area to try and attract tourists

One of the main purposes of the skyscraper is to relieve pressure on the village which has limited land resources and is actually ballooning in size.

There were originally 2,000 inhabitants in Huaxi but then it grew and started to swallow up some of the neighbouring areas and now there is a lot of migration to the area.

It is also hoped that, despite it being the richest village in China, it will help raise the living standards of people of Huaxi.

The village has moved on significantly over the last 30 years going from a poor farming community to a flourishing place of enterprise and a symbol of the country's economic growth.

The village now attracts businesses interested in shipping, steel, tobacco and textiles.

However, not everybody in the village has profited from the expansion. While the original people who lived there have made money, those in villages surrounding villages that Huaxi has swallowed fare less well while those who have moved there live on an average of $10 a day.


The 2,000 people who first lived their have enjoyed the fruits of living in Huaxi. Each family has made at least $250,000 from huge building plans and they enjoy universal health care and free education.




All in a day's work: A construction worker (in his blue uniform) stands behind a boy and takes photos of the project that he had a hand in creating






The building took four years to building and cost more than £300m to build

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Old August 23rd, 2012, 07:20 PM   #194
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Poor lil guy... i feel sad for him now

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Old August 23rd, 2012, 08:11 PM   #195
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Old August 24th, 2012, 04:42 AM   #196
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what!!! not at all...
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Old August 24th, 2012, 12:28 PM   #197
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Yes, Turning Torso does feel a bit lonely out there!

This is definitely a very cool one.
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Old August 27th, 2012, 10:42 AM   #198
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Old September 16th, 2012, 12:04 AM   #199
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st george tower too for sure

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