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Old March 26th, 2009, 12:49 AM   #41
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my idea of a tower is a structure built with a shaft and turret ,topped with mast. no floor after floor like a skyscraper.
on skyscraperpage. you click the "tower" tab and you will get a line up of telecommunications towers. if you click mast you will get masts.
same goes for skyscraper which are listed as ";highrise"
a tower is very different to a skyscraper. totally dif structures and engineering.
I agree with you, indeed CTBUH use a criteria to separate "tower" and skyscraper :

"A tall 'building' can be classed as such (as opposed to a telecommunications tower) and is eligible for the ‘Tallest’ lists if at least 50% of its height is occupied by usable floor area."

http://www.ctbuh.org/HighRiseInfo/Ta...S/Default.aspx
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Old March 26th, 2009, 09:15 AM   #42
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Did u see something big and tall?
It's the ecity.. Now RISING... Is it?


PHILIPPINES PAGCOR STARTS CONSTRUCTION OF ENTERTAINMENT CITY
MANILA (March 4, 2009)


The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has finally started the construction of the country's largest and premier entertainment city. Dodie King, vice president for Corporate Communications of Pagcor, said the P25 billion (US$513 million) entertainment city,which is similar to Las Vegas and dubbed the Bagong Nayon Entertainment City Manila, will be the premier hub of entertainment and tourism in Asia. Pagcor was developing and creating various entertainment activities such as musical plays with the magical show "Wanders" as its initial offering. The entertainment city was expected to generate over 250,000 jobs during the construction and its operations by completion in 2012. Pagcor expects to double its income to US$1.3 billion once the new entertainment city becomes operational.
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Old March 26th, 2009, 10:35 AM   #43
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well if the tower starts up, i want construction photo updates.
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Old March 26th, 2009, 06:47 PM   #44
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The news release was posted in its full version in the Pagcor Tower thread. It was about construction of the "entertainment city".
There was no mention whatsoever of the tower. Enthusiasm is fine, but for this forum facts are better.
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Old March 27th, 2009, 12:45 AM   #45
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^yeah . i had a feeling that tower may not be even included in ititial works. thats one hell of a foundation for the tower this size to construct. it would be a year just to complete the piling.
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yeah even until now people in manila sea two cranes clearing the land and doing some digging at the proposed ecity... no structure is rising though..

genting of malaysia will build the tower as the cenrpiece of the ecity and its hotel casino. hopefuly they can rush up things but genting is currently developing a hotel in newport city(philippines) near NAIA and after it they'll proceed to the ecity.

aruze is making only a hotel, high end retails and amusement parks with manila eye as its centerpiece the same with the london eye but its partly dipping on the manmade lake.

huughh... too long for waiting...
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Old March 31st, 2009, 07:24 PM   #47
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The tallest tower! OH! Dubai Again!
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Old March 31st, 2009, 08:00 PM   #48
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what is a selfsupported structure?
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OMG this is crazy, I wonder if there will ever be a height at which the buildings will just collapse in on themselves.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 07:34 AM   #50
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what is a selfsupported structure?
no guyed wires for support. eg= masts
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update
guangzhou tower-the bulk of spire is now 510m (100m to go)
notice the red/white antenna inside spire? i suppose thats the bit that will eventually be raised to the top.

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Old April 25th, 2009, 02:40 AM   #53
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we have a new tallest tower!!!
the antenna has been hoisted up over past few days
now 2000ft high!!


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Old April 25th, 2009, 12:29 PM   #54
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i dont think its 2000FT yet.. last update i heard was 510m..... and it doesnt look 90m tall.
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^your right,.. its about 590m now



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Old April 27th, 2009, 10:27 AM   #56
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WOW nice diagram, the CN tower was for its times a real giant, it took 33years to build a taller broadcasting tower and that only with a difference 57m, what isnt a great jump for three decades. I hope once someone will build the Burj Dubai of TV towers, with a difference of several hundred meters to the then world record holder. A tv tower with lets say 1000m or 1200m......with an ob deck at 1km!...
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im pretty sure guangzhous tower has topped out? did it make news in guangzhou?
looks like there is a view platform at 530m, maybe not for public. other workman platforms at 550m,575m,592m and 603m.
topped out on star wars day! may the 4th ... be with you.

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not to forget the next tallest-skytree is heading up. its beams are now over 36m high.
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i am so happy to live in a such good period for tower and skyscraperconstruction. one overtakes the other. Humans are building structures which were impossible to built 8 years ago and we are about to build structire(s) which exceed one kilometer...WOW cant wait to see diagrams of Cul with the Nakheel tower or Burj Mubarral in it.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 04:03 AM   #59
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I think it's T/O yet. Maybe, the spire doesn't look like 100 meters, but the photo was taken very near to the tower. It looks shorter, but I think it's an ilussion because the perspective... (sorry for my English).
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^in that phto, the spire is 150m above the rim.
ive scaled it at 610m. maybe more to come. could be 618m like some have said.

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