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hear that country such as Norway and Paris ban the construction of skyscraper.(or above 10 story height)aside from Norway,do any countries or cities has similiar law ?
 

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Construction ban? really? aren't they just having the altitude limitation?
 

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Zurich banned it in the late 80s to the 90s. Nationally there is no laws possible (construction is in the authority of the cities).
 

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earthJoker said:
La Defense isn't in city proper, but I actually don't know the laws of Paris.
The maximal height in Paris is 37 meters
The mayor want to abolish this law because there is no much space and high demand.

In 70 's this law was break and many towers was built in City proper.


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In Milan for more than many centuries there was an agreement that none structure should be higher that the Duomo at 108.5 meters.
when the first skyscrapers were built between the 30's and the 50's all respect that agreement.
the Torre Branca is high 108.0 meters, the Torre Velasca 106 meters ...
the first tower higher than the Duomo was built in the 1961 and was the Grattacielo Pirelli: 127 meters.
then other structure higher than the Duomo were built:
4 comunication towers (185, 160, 130 and 120 meters), the Torre Breda, 117 meters, the Galfa Tower (109 meters)...
now are approved other 8 skyscrapers higher than the Duomo (from 109 to 210 meters).

apart all that in the whole surface of Milan municipality there is a law (not an agreement) that points to 36 meters the height of the condos.
all the buildings higher than 36 meters needs a special permission.
today there are more or less around 600 buildings that had that special permission.

in other cities as Roma, Firenze and Venezia there are law about that, to respect the large city centre built in the past centuries.
the few skyscrapers of Roma are in the suburbs or really far away from the city centre.
 

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Melbourne had a restriction that prevented buildings from being taller than the maximum height that could be reached by a fire ladder, which was something like 40m.

The restriction was lifted in the 50s, but one street still has this limit to protect the older buildings from being blocked.

Now, you can build as high as you want, as long as the design gets approved, tenants are found, and it doesn't cast a shadow on the Yarra river.
 

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Bali Island Bans Skyscrapers in on The Island Due to Preserving Culture and Heritage. they say nothing can be as high as a Coconut Tree. Good to have a Cultural Identity ;) but the Largest Statue is gonna be build there :)

Cayman Islands too! nothing can be taller than 5 floors
 

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Not a country but HK, naaahhhh!!!

But Shanghai did plan to stop the construction of skyscrapers because the city is slowly sinking. But the city still has alot of high-rise construction happening.
 

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In the issue of Paris, I think the skyscraper ban is only within the city centre. But there are still a few high-rises within the centre.
 

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My city has a proposed ban on all skyscrapers above 3 stories in about half the city, maybe more. Aswell it's getting plenty of support so could very well happen
 
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