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They should build the world's tallest building on Santa Clara east of 12th st. where there's no restriction. It would be a world's landmark, not the city's. They should build 200 story tower, really on a parcel of land east of 12th street and call it community tower with all uses of building. The city should go big or just sit down!!!!!!!!

I have carefully studied every parcel of real estate in the world, and have to agree with Dr. Pangloss that this is the one best suited for the tallest building in this best of all possible worlds. It will certainly boost my property values.
 

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I have carefully studied every parcel of real estate in the world, and have to agree with Dr. Pangloss that this is the one best suited for the tallest building in this best of all possible worlds. It will certainly boost my property values.

This is hilarious, but as the map from before shows you can't build a 2000-3000 ft building on that spot, I wouldn't be surprised if such a height causes the FAA to dictate height limits for the entire valley.

It seems you could build a 1000ft tower by Alum Rock BART, but I doubt rents or condo prices would be high enough for that to make sense
 

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This is hilarious, but as the map from before shows you can't build a 2000-3000 ft building on that spot, I wouldn't be surprised if such a height causes the FAA to dictate height limits for the entire valley.

It seems you could build a 1000ft tower by Alum Rock BART, but I doubt rents or condo prices would be high enough for that to make sense
They need to change the zoning to allow the world's tallest tower to be built eastern edge of downtown. It's could be called community tower:eek:ffices, hotels, non profit, housing and different uses.:lol:
 

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Marshall and Balbach are up in bat: construction. Next up: Madara in a month or and Post Tower in late Feb./March and the last one up:North San Pedro in April/May. After that:eek:ffice tower by Trammel in July/Aug. Then, the uncertainty begins. Will the hot economy still be around for Museum Tower, mixed used Towers next to city hall and Gateway Tower to be built in this cycle, if not ever? we'll see and stay tune.
 

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They need to change the zoning to allow the world's tallest tower to be built eastern edge of downtown. It's could be called community tower:eek:ffices, hotels, non profit, housing and different uses.:lol:
Who is "they"?

Meanwhile, you left off a few critical uses:
Shopping mall
Greyhound bus terminal
Organic farm
Kaiser hospital
Multiplex movies
Mega-church
Major tech co. HQ
Olympic sized swimming pool
Auto dealership
Winery
Brewpub
Cemetary
Cruise ship terminal
18 hole golf course
Food court
Supermarket
Skateboard park
Major league baseball stadium (domed)
24 hour fitness center
A U.C. branch
Resort hotel & casino
Steel mill to make the structural members for the tower
Cement plant to make the concrete
A 3-star Michelin restaurant
A Michelin tire factory
A K-12 charter school
A shooting range
An Apple store
A gas station & smog testing facility
A nuclear reactor
A kosher coffee shop
More pizza places
A pyramid for storing grain
An animal hospital
An equestrian statue of Chuck Reed
A reservoir
80 stories of above-grade parking
60 stories of expansion space
A good bookstore
A Slovak fusion restaurant

We deserve no less.
 

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Who is "they"?

Meanwhile, you left off a few critical uses:
Shopping mall
Greyhound bus terminal
Organic farm
Kaiser hospital
Multiplex movies
Mega-church
Major tech co. HQ
Olympic sized swimming pool
Auto dealership
Winery
Brewpub
Cemetary
Cruise ship terminal
18 hole golf course
Food court
Supermarket
Skateboard park
Major league baseball stadium (domed)
24 hour fitness center
A U.C. branch
Resort hotel & casino
Steel mill to make the structural members for the tower
Cement plant to make the concrete
A 3-star Michelin restaurant
A Michelin tire factory
A K-12 charter school
A shooting range
An Apple store
A gas station & smog testing facility
A nuclear reactor
A kosher coffee shop
More pizza places
A pyramid for storing grain
An animal hospital
An equestrian statue of Chuck Reed
A reservoir
80 stories of above-grade parking
60 stories of expansion space
A good bookstore
A Slovak fusion restaurant

We deserve no less.
The city. The uses can be Apple store in retail space with 3 star michelin on the top of the building with Slovak restaurant on the second floor of the building. The building should be very slender. As far as parking is concerned: who give's a what about it.
 

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Who is "they"?

Meanwhile, you left off a few critical uses:
Shopping mall
Greyhound bus terminal
Organic farm
Kaiser hospital
Multiplex movies
Mega-church
Major tech co. HQ
Olympic sized swimming pool
Auto dealership
Winery
Brewpub
Cemetary
Cruise ship terminal
18 hole golf course
Food court
Supermarket
Skateboard park
Major league baseball stadium (domed)
24 hour fitness center
A U.C. branch
Resort hotel & casino
Steel mill to make the structural members for the tower
Cement plant to make the concrete
A 3-star Michelin restaurant
A Michelin tire factory
A K-12 charter school
A shooting range
An Apple store
A gas station & smog testing facility
A nuclear reactor
A kosher coffee shop
More pizza places
A pyramid for storing grain
An animal hospital
An equestrian statue of Chuck Reed
A reservoir
80 stories of above-grade parking
60 stories of expansion space
A good bookstore
A Slovak fusion restaurant

We deserve no less.
This list is awesome! Please top it off with a SpaceX launching pad.
 

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Floors 103-105 should be a red-light district.
And we need a Mormon Temple the compete with Oakland.
I'm not sure where you could put the sportsplex, can't have a support column cut the soccer field, or the football field. It would probably need to be in a high floor where the supports don't need to be that dense to support the upper floors, but still have a large floor plate. It might end up near the red-light district, this would annoy the soccer moms!

107 - Mechanical
108 - Hockey
109 - Mechanical
110 - Aquatics
111 - Aquatics level 2
112 - basketball / squash / tennis /volleyball
113 - Soccer
114 - Football

There will need to be a 5 star hotel.

115 - Hotel facilities, mechanical
116 - Hotel lobby / restaurant / meeting rooms
117 - grand hall / conference rooms
118 - Conference center
119 - Conference center level 2
120 - hotel rooms (singles, doubles)
121 - hotel rooms (singles, doubles)
122 - hotel suites
123 - hotel suites
124 - hotel lounge / suites

Some people would go down about 20 floors to go to the red-light district. :lol:

I wonder where the mall level would be. The police station in the building. Is this modeled after Taipei 101?
 

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I'm not sure where you could put the sportsplex, can't have a support column cut the soccer field, or the football field. It would probably need to be in a high floor where the supports don't need to be that dense to support the upper floors, but still have a large floor plate. It might end up near the red-light district, this would annoy the soccer moms!
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Some people would go down about 20 floors to go to the red-light district. :lol:

I wonder where the mall level would be. The police station in the building. Is this modeled after Taipei 101?
Not to worry -- The structural system would be a hybrid of Barry Swenson's patented Landmaker System http://bsb.comcastbiz.net/landmaker.html
and third-generation Grommelite columns, beams, slabs and trusses.
 

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Let's stick to development, please and stop mocking my suggestion of the world's tallest tower. We should seriously build this thing: the community, developers, lenders and investment partners.

Your Panglossian proposal strikes me as over-the-top self-mockery.
Of course, I may be all wrong, so best of luck in your efforts to seriously build this thing.
 
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