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Old July 17th, 2008, 11:59 AM   #1
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Solitairs: the 20 loneliest skyscrapers

With the coordinates of (almost) all skyscrapers over 500 ft (without spires and stuff) and a simple distance formula I calculated the distances from every skyscraper to every other. With that data it was quite easy to find out the "loneliest" skyscrapers in the world.

This list shows the 20 loneliest skyscrapers with the distance to the next skyscraper:

1 --- Vero Centre --- Auckland --- New Zealand --- 2159 km
2 --- Fortune Plaza --- Ürümqi --- China --- 864 km
3 --- JW Marriott Hotel --- Almaty --- Kazakhstan --- 864 km
4 --- JR Tower --- Sapporo --- Japan --- 769 km
5 --- Turning Torso --- Malmö --- Sweden --- 645 km
6 --- Torre Dataflux --- San Pedro Garza Garcia --- Mexico --- 574 km
7 --- Millennium Tower --- Vienna --- Austria --- 552 km
8 --- Diwang International Commerce Center --- Nanning --- China --- 487 km
9 --- Xi´an Telecommunications Hinge Center --- Xian --- China --- 431 km
10 --- Dar Al Awadi --- Kuwait City --- Kuwait --- 431 km
11 --- Tour du Credit Lyonnais --- Lyon --- France --- 393 km
12 --- Gran Hotel Bali --- Benidorm --- Spain --- 371 km
13 --- Metropolitan Tower --- Little Rock --- USA --- 364 km
14 --- Yuda World Trade Center --- Zhengzhou --- China --- 361 km
15 --- Rio Sul Center --- Rio de Janeiro --- Brazil --- 360 km
16 --- Lotte Hotel Busan --- Busan --- South Korea --- 315 km
17 --- Torre De Cali --- Cali --- Colombia --- 301 km
18 --- Menara KOMTAR --- Penang Island --- Malaysia --- 292 km
19 --- Miyazaki Phoenix Hotel Ocean 45 --- Miyazaki --- Japan --- 287 km
20 --- Minxing Financial Tower --- Chengdu --- China --- 266 km

Here is the list of the 200 loneliest skyscrapers

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.
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Old July 18th, 2008, 01:05 AM   #2
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yes lol the vero center in auckland, the toilet building ^_^
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Old July 18th, 2008, 10:02 AM   #3
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Yes, Turning Torso does feel a bit lonely out there!

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Old July 19th, 2008, 08:35 PM   #4
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Yes, Turning Torso does feel a bit lonely out there!


I think one skyscrapers can invite another skyscrapers.
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Old July 20th, 2008, 08:53 AM   #5
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frankly the vero centre has many towers around it over 400 feet so it is not at all lonely

there are at least 10 buildings of virtually the same height and a new 63 floor residential tower has been approved so the already high auckland skyline will get a boost

auckland buildings are mostly 20-35 story's and vero is up at 42, the nearby metropolis has 38 floors and there is another 38 floor tower nearby

vero has the rounded 'halo' on top

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Old July 20th, 2008, 10:06 AM   #6
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its gotta be taipei 101, tallest constructed skyscraper with nearly no other supertalls or even skyscrapers in its sights.





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Old July 21st, 2008, 07:45 AM   #7
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at least those skyscrapers with no other comparable skyscrapers get a full 360 degree view of the area good for tourism.
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Old July 21st, 2008, 12:41 PM   #8
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With the coordinates of (almost) all skyscrapers over 500 ft (without spires and stuff) and a simple distance formula I calculated the distances from every skyscraper to every other. With that data it was quite easy to find out the "loneliest" skyscrapers in the world.

This list shows the 20 loneliest skyscrapers with the distance to the next skyscraper:

1 --- Vero Centre --- Auckland --- New Zealand --- 2159 km
2 --- Fortune Plaza --- Ürümqi --- China --- 864 km
3 --- JW Marriott Hotel --- Almaty --- Kazakhstan --- 864 km
4 --- JR Tower --- Sapporo --- Japan --- 769 km
5 --- Turning Torso --- Malmö --- Sweden --- 645 km
6 --- Torre Dataflux --- San Pedro Garza Garcia --- Mexico --- 574 km
7 --- Millennium Tower --- Vienna --- Austria --- 552 km
8 --- Diwang International Commerce Center --- Nanning --- China --- 487 km
9 --- Xi´an Telecommunications Hinge Center --- Xian --- China --- 431 km
10 --- Dar Al Awadi --- Kuwait City --- Kuwait --- 431 km
11 --- Tour du Credit Lyonnais --- Lyon --- France --- 393 km
12 --- Gran Hotel Bali --- Benidorm --- Spain --- 371 km
13 --- Metropolitan Tower --- Little Rock --- USA --- 364 km
14 --- Yuda World Trade Center --- Zhengzhou --- China --- 361 km
15 --- Rio Sul Center --- Rio de Janeiro --- Brazil --- 360 km
16 --- Lotte Hotel Busan --- Busan --- South Korea --- 315 km
17 --- Torre De Cali --- Cali --- Colombia --- 301 km
18 --- Menara KOMTAR --- Penang Island --- Malaysia --- 292 km
19 --- Miyazaki Phoenix Hotel Ocean 45 --- Miyazaki --- Japan --- 287 km
20 --- Minxing Financial Tower --- Chengdu --- China --- 266 km

Here is the list of the 200 loneliest skyscrapers

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.

I think this list is quite outdated
Because No 16 Busan Lotte Hotel has already lots of her brothers and sisters.
Never be lonely.....







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Old July 21st, 2008, 02:47 PM   #9
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Those buildings are all under 500ft, but in fact there are some other buildings over 500ft in Busan. The eight residential towers of "The Sharp Centum Park" all exceed 500ft. The only problem is, that they can´t been seen at Google Earth, because they are covered under a big cloud. So I was not able to find out their coordinates and therefore they do not appear in that list, that was rendered automatically.

The Vero Centre is really lonely, if you only count buildings over 500ft. All the other buildings (I did not count the Sky Tower) are under 500ft. The "Metropolis Apartments" are only taller than 500ft if you count the 50ft spire, but I do not count spires on my website. So for someone like me, who ignores buildings under 500ft, the Vero Centre is really lonely.
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 11:50 AM   #10
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Those buildings are all under 500ft, but in fact there are some other buildings over 500ft in Busan. The eight residential towers of "The Sharp Centum Park" all exceed 500ft. The only problem is, that they can´t been seen at Google Earth, because they are covered under a big cloud. So I was not able to find out their coordinates and therefore they do not appear in that list, that was rendered automatically.
Thank you for answering.
But Busan Lotter Hotel's nearest friend is Tower Vert-Vill, which is lotated within 100-200m.
Tower Vert-Vill is 165m tall (over 500ft)
As Lotter Hotel is 173m tall, there is a 8m disparity between two.
In this pic, Tower Ver-Vill is shown on the rigjt side while Lotte Hotel is in the middle(this pic taken 2006),


The Sharp Centum park are far away from Busan Lotte Hotel(There are also much taller ones than sharp Centem Park)
These are the Sharp Centeum Park and her new taller sisters, Centum Star(210m)

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Old July 22nd, 2008, 10:19 PM   #11
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I have not found Tower Vert-Vill on Emporis (where I take my data from). It seems they have not listed it or they have listed it under a different name. Maybe you have found a tower we do not have listed on Emporis yet. Is it already completed?

Centum Star seems to be "Centum Fiesta Towers" on Emporis. They are still under construction, but I think I can add them at the next update, as they are complete from the outside. I found the skyscrapers in Centum City on Yahoo Maps now, so I could make a screen shot and create an overlay for Google Earth to find out the coordinates, once I have found out which tower has which number. That´s a lot of work though, but I have to do it sooner or later.
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 10:27 PM   #12
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What about those godawful ones in Albany, NY?
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 10:44 PM   #13
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There is only one building over 500ft, the Erastus Corning Tower.
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 03:25 PM   #14
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I have not found Tower Vert-Vill on Emporis (where I take my data from). It seems they have not listed it or they have listed it under a different name. Maybe you have found a tower we do not have listed on Emporis yet. Is it already completed?.
Emporis is not accurate at all.
It is just incomplete data.
For example, all buildings of Busan(most of them are over 500ft) in these pictures are not listed.
and Tower Vert-Vill is completed a long ago.








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Centum Star seems to be "Centum Fiesta Towers" on Emporis. They are still under construction, but I think I can add them at the next update, as they are complete from the outside. I found the skyscrapers in Centum City on Yahoo Maps now, so I could make a screen shot and create an overlay for Google Earth to find out the coordinates, once I have found out which tower has which number. That´s a lot of work though, but I have to do it sooner or later.
Centum Star is not Centum Fiesta.
Centum Star is NOT listed on emporis. you can't find these towers from there

Anyway, I admire your such a nice work.
It is so great!
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 04:25 PM   #15
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How about these towers?
The first one is SAMSUNG R&D center tower(187m) in Suwon, South Korea.
This tower is the one and only over 500ft in Suwon right now.
And there is no other towers over 500ft around Suwon city at all.






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Old July 23rd, 2008, 04:29 PM   #16
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Hotel Bali lonely?
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 04:37 PM   #17
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 04:41 PM   #18
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Is that thing in Pyongyang ever going to be completed? It is such a terrible eyesore and I would have to move away if I lived there just because it is such a bad thing for urban pride.
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 04:43 PM   #19
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The skyscraper in Queens place of my birth is quite lonely and wants to move to Midtown Manhattan.
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 04:48 PM   #20
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The second one is Acro Tower(175m) in Anyang, South Korea.
This tower is also the only one building over 500ft right now.
There is no city with a building over 500ft near Anyang.

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