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The Ultimate Skyscraper discussion


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This thread should be a discussion about SKYSCRAPERS!!. They are a huge interest of mine and one of the reasons why I like big cities so much. I like my skyscrapers tall and with a lot of occupiable floors so Burj Khalifa is my favorite skyscraper at this point. I also admire Taipei 101 and Shanghai World Financial Center. Feel free to post info about your favorite skyscrapers, interesting proposed skyscrapers, discuss the cities with the best skylines and the all important World's Tallest Building race.

The 10 Tallest Skyscrapers on Earth are:

1.Burj Khalifa Dubai,United Arab Emirates (2,717ft,818m)162 floors

2.Taipei 101 Taipei,Taiwan (1,667ft,508m)101 floors

3.Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai,China (1,614ft,492m)101 floors

4.International Commerce Center Hong Kong,China (1,588ft,484m)108 floors

5.Petronas Towers Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia (1,483ft,452m)88 floors

6.Nanjing Greenland Financial Center Nanjing,China (1,476ft,450m)66 floors

7.Willis Tower Chicago,USA (1,450ft,442m)108 floors

8. Guangzhou West Tower Guangzhou,China (1,435ft,438m)103 floors

9.Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago,USA (1,389ft,423m)98 floors

10.Jin Mao Tower Shanghai,China (1,380ft,421m)88 floors


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Burj Khalifa is the best but my favorite is the Shard London Bridge.


The Shard is a supertall skyscraper under construction in Southwark, London, United Kingdom. When completed in 2012 it will be the tallest building in the European Union.




It is replacing Southwark Towers, a 24-story office building which was completed in 1976. The tower will stand at 310 m (1,017 ft) tall and have 72 floors, plus 15 further radiator floors in the roof.



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My favorite skyscraper - New York's Flatiron Building! Formerly known as the Fuller Building when completed in 1902 at 175 Fifth Avenue, this skyscraper features uniquely shaped "point" offices. To reach the top floor, a second elevator is taken from the 20th floor.

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I agree, I only wish they could have re-built them exactly the same way.


Agreed. The Freedom Tower design sucks. Wish they'd just scrap it already.

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Agreed. The Freedom Tower design sucks. Wish they'd just scrap it already.


They should've built it the same way. People recognize the old WTC more. At least when its done (whenever that is now) it'll be the 2nd tallest building on Earth at 1,776 ft tall

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