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Yup being in Manhattan for the first time is surreal, like living in a movie or a dream. It lives up to all expectation.

No other place is quite like it bar maybe Hong Kong but HK hasn't got that 'living in a dream' quality. Shanghai is impressive too but it lacks the impact and really jut feels like a big city. NYC is so familiar it's scary, so many famous buildings. The buses the streets the sights and smells. It's so captivating, on my first trip I had to pinch myself to make sure it was real.
More than just one big city, Shanghaii is ringed by other big cities forming one giant metropolis. Almost like a megacity interwined with the other cities. An urban cluster is a better description.
 

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http://www.domain.com.au/news/plans-revealed-for-the-worlds-tallest-building-in-iraq-20151120-gl40k9/

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Plans revealed for the world’s tallest building in Iraq

Nov 20, 2015
Ingrid Fuary-Wagner

AMBS Architects have designed what would become the world's tallest building if built. Image: AMBS.
AMBS Architects have designed what would become the world's tallest building if built. Image: AMBS.
A twisting skyscraper that towers over the Basra province in Iraq could become the world’s tallest building, if the plans come to fruition.

AMBS Architects, which was founded by Iraqi architect Ali Mousawi, have designed a 230-storey building as part of a new masterplan for the city.

The overarching plan, commissioned by the Basra Governorate, aims to maximise the city’s capacity by 2025 but also to curb urban sprawl, according to AMBS Architects.

The architects’ solution was to design what they describe as “the first vertical city in the world”.

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Sorry, got carried away: not in the right thread.


Source: skyrise cities


http://skyrisecities.com/news/2016/10/jean-nouvel-designed-paris-tower-start-construction-2017



Une bête étrange.

Jean Nouvel-Designed Paris Tower to Start Construction in 2017

After decades of trying to lay his footprint in the skyscraper-rich La Défense district of Paris' Metropolitan Area, French architect Jean Nouvel is confident his latest scheme will finally break the self-described curse. Backed by Hines and AG Real Estate, Tour Hekla is scheduled to begin construction in 2017 and become an instant landmark in a neighbourhood filled with modern glass office towers.

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In situ.


Entrance canopy.
 

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http://www.domain.com.au/news/the-worlds-new-tallest-pair-of-towers-could-be-in-cambodia-20170110-gtovch/


The world’s new tallest pair of towers headed for Cambodia

Jan 10, 2017
Nicole Frost

The world’s tallest pair of buildings, the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, have a challenger, with a Chinese consortium winning the commission to build a 133-storey, 560-metre pair of skyscrapers in Phnom Penh in Cambodia.

When completed, the impressive development known as the Thai Boon Roong Twin Trade Center would beat out the current record-holders in Malaysia by 108 metres, and would be the fourth highest buildings in the world – assuming nothing taller pops up in the meantime.

The lofty achievement come at a price of $US2.7 billion ($3.6 billion) and it’s expected to take about five years to completed. It’ll house 1.6 million square metres in total, with a mixture of commercial and residential properties on the cards.

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Although it is a clumsy model and amateur looking image, the design still looks pedestrian at best.

Seems a bit obscene given the state of the economy - and the majority of the people.
 
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