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Old December 11th, 2014, 03:16 AM   #1801
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floor count

did somebody notice that the flors count painted in the core is not in a row...or i dont know how to explain it...


i mean 5-6-7 then 11-12 then 15 ??
i was looking pages ahead but nothing about it...did someone knows why ??

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Old December 11th, 2014, 04:02 AM   #1802
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Basically, certain numbers are considered bad luck so they skip them.
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Old December 11th, 2014, 04:01 PM   #1803
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Old December 11th, 2014, 09:04 PM   #1804
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So if they build floor 13, something bad's going to happen? Such superstitions...
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Old December 11th, 2014, 11:08 PM   #1805
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So if they build floor 13, something bad's going to happen? Such superstitions...
The owner is Korean Airlines, their cultural thing.
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Old December 12th, 2014, 12:33 AM   #1806
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The owner is Korean Airlines, their cultural thing.
The 13th floor seems to be the most common missing floor. Most building downtown are missing it.
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Old December 12th, 2014, 03:44 AM   #1807
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It is very common to see that in the US projects. It often happens in other countries, but just in the most important developments.
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Old December 12th, 2014, 08:58 PM   #1808
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It is very common to see that in the US projects. It often happens in other countries, but just in the most important developments.
Don't they usually make the 13th floor a maintenance floor or the like? I've seen that quite a bit.

With projects aimed at the Chinese market, you often see deletions of "4"s in floors...don't know if they're doing it with Wilshire Grand since it's Korean, though.
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Old December 12th, 2014, 09:58 PM   #1809
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The numbering of the floors is sometimes based on marketing. For example, the never-built Mandarin Oriental Tower in Chicago was selling condos on the 74th floor, even though the building was to only have 60 floors. The rationale was that *if* the building were built, and *if* you looked out your 60th floor window, you'd see into the 74th floor of the Standard Oil (now Aon) building. There was no "13" because of superstition, also.
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Old December 13th, 2014, 08:15 AM   #1810
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Do they not build closets in highrises because monsters might hide in them?
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Old December 13th, 2014, 05:29 PM   #1811
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Old December 13th, 2014, 07:20 PM   #1812
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I'll be impressed when the lack of a 13th floor is not a matter of labels and more like a void of space where the 14th+ floors hover above the lower 12... Magnetic levitation?

Okay... Probably not safe.
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Old December 13th, 2014, 07:25 PM   #1813
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Do they not build closets in highrises because monsters might hide in them?
If marketing data showed it would help fill that floor they would.
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Old December 13th, 2014, 08:48 PM   #1814
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I hope they skip 27 floors in total so that the 73rd floor will be labeled "100th" floor.
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Old December 13th, 2014, 11:24 PM   #1815
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I hope they don't so people won't be confused
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Old December 13th, 2014, 11:34 PM   #1816
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Old December 15th, 2014, 08:34 AM   #1817
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Walked around the South Park/Financial District of downtown Los Angeles this late afternoon. Here are some construction pic updates, taken by me on 14 Dec 2014...

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Old December 15th, 2014, 04:14 PM   #1818
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I didn't realize that 8, 9 and 10 were superstitious numbers...
although here in Toronto they routinely skip 4, 13, 14 and 24.

I'd like to think one of these days they'd stop skipping floors. I mean you know someone is really on the 13th floor or what ever even though the name is 16.

Crazy I think, but I don't really believe in superstitious stuff.
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Old December 15th, 2014, 05:53 PM   #1819
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Old December 16th, 2014, 10:34 PM   #1820
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As long as they don't count to 13.
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