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Old May 6th, 2009, 02:05 AM   #21
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Either this is a fake picture or there are some crazy insane structural engineers. This looks scary!!!
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Old May 6th, 2009, 11:19 AM   #22
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Maybe Imperium Tower in Zagreb (Croatia) U/C

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This one looks really cool, it looks like that mysterious black monolith from Space Odyssey 2001.

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Old May 7th, 2009, 03:40 AM   #23
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Either this is a fake picture or there are some crazy insane structural engineers. This looks scary!!!
Did you not read my post


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Old May 7th, 2009, 05:39 AM   #24
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Wow nice building, question is if its stable enough to stand for a long time.
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Old February 8th, 2010, 05:56 AM   #25
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Wow nice building, question is if its stable enough to stand for a long time.
No, that's why they only allowed 10 year mortgages as a maximum length for any purchasers, they wanted to make sure they got their money before it collapsed.

I joke, and I come across as a bit of d!ck at times because of it, but come on?

You think they'd build a structure without knowing whether or not it could survive a reasonable test of time?
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Old February 8th, 2010, 11:03 AM   #26
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Hundreds of pencil towers in Hong Kong.

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if it were a super model, it would be sized 0
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Old February 8th, 2010, 04:28 PM   #27
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What are the requirements though? Like, over 10 floors or a certain height or something?
When 1 King West was built it was publicized as the world's skinniest tower based on height to width ratio.
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Old February 8th, 2010, 07:23 PM   #28
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That's scary!


Hey, I thought the CN Tower in Toronto was the skinniest!
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Old February 8th, 2010, 08:55 PM   #29
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Hey, I thought the CN Tower in Toronto was the skinniest!
It might be, but some geniuses decided that it wasn't a building because humans don't occupy enough floors inside it.
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Old February 8th, 2010, 10:29 PM   #30
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Slim towers are great! I like how their proportions give visual emphasis to the height. If it's combined with some pattern of repeating horizontal elements, like in Altus, result is often impressive.

Large number of slim towers can have huge impact on quality of skyline. This is one of my favourites, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia:
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Here is one strange example from Alexandria, Egypt:
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Old February 8th, 2010, 11:19 PM   #31
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This may be the slimmest of all buildings posted so far in absolute terms. 1238 Corrientes Av., Rosario, Argentina:


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Old February 8th, 2010, 11:47 PM   #32
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Messetorhaus in Frankfurt:

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Old February 9th, 2010, 12:11 AM   #33
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If there's a continent wath some of the world's skinniest highrises, it has to be South America. There are loads of them in Brazil, Paraguay, and Colombia. Most of them are residential.
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Old February 10th, 2010, 02:45 AM   #34
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Here i have some pictures of skinny residential building in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic



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the egyptian one is insane!!!!! why are all the windows different though?
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The aborted Escollera Tower was easily going to become the narrowest skyscraper in the world. It had 61 floors. Anyone who constructs a steel-framed skyscraper with no elevator core must be an idiot. The skeleton was bent, so it was dismantled.
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Old October 11th, 2010, 04:09 AM   #37
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Certainly not the winner, but the John Hancock Tower in Boston has a nice slim side to it.



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if it was 'narrowest/skinniest highrises in the world that look like a giant solar panel' then yes JHT would be the winner!

I was actually watching a new movie produced/based in Boston and I don't think I saw that building.
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Old October 11th, 2010, 06:22 AM   #39
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if it was 'narrowest/skinniest highrises in the world that look like a giant solar panel' then yes JHT would be the winner!

I was actually watching a new movie produced/based in Boston and I don't think I saw that building.
Was it "The Town?"

The JHT is Boston's tallest building, located in the Back Bay (contains a "high spine" skyline right next to the financial district). It is shaped like a parallelogram which makes it appear flat from certain angles, and has its fat side as well





One last shot showing off the thin side from Arlington

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Eurotower in Frankfurt (Current ECB HQ):

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