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As many new skyscrapers are being built, the older landmarks are becoming invisible in the evolved skyline. But some old skyscrapers like Tour First are being rebuilt with height increase.

from this

http://www.skyscraperpicture.com/paris.htm

to this

http://www.ledauphine.com/actualite/2011/05/06/la-tour-first-devient-la-plus-haute-de-france

Also, Tel Aviv's Africa Israel tower was rebuilt adding 10 floors in 2008-2011.

http://www.urbika.com/projects/view/2424-afi-tower

Are there other examples of heightened older buildings? Do you think this is the good future for old skyscrapers now being lost in new skylines?
 

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^^ I actually love the new addition to Tour First :)

What about the Postgirobygget in Oslo. In 2003, the building went through a rehabilitation in which seven floors were added and the building was split in two towers. It now has 26 floors and at 111 meter in height, is the second tallest building in Norway.


Postgirobygget and Oslo Plaza by Bernt Rostad, on Flickr
 

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^^I believe that would be the Green Exchange Building (now the Club Quarters World Trade Center) in New York City.

Another example of heightening an older skyscraper would be the Mid-Continent Tower in Tulsa, built 1918 and extended 1984.

 

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A few other skyscrapers in Tel Aviv were heightened, such as the HaYovel Tower in Kirya, and the Galit Tower in Yad Eliyahu. Any others?
 
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