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June 7, 2007
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Many developing countries have been pumping their buildings up recently. It seems they want to prove that the higher building they have the more power, wealth and importance they have.  The tallest building in the world is Taipei 101 but mainland has announced to build a higher skycraper in Shanghai called Shanghai Fanacial Center. willother asian countries or some Middle East  countries go on the race of hightening structures? When will the stupid race stop.

Skyscrapers have many disadantages. It is usually the main target of terrorists, it prevents the sunlight of the city  and some of them aren't harmoney to their surroundings.If some accidents occur such as fire or earthquake the higher the building is the more difficult to evacuate.

05:42 PM Jul 18 2009

sassolino

sassolino
Italy

I completely agree with you. n Italy many skyscrapers have been built in historical centres and the landscape has been devastated ...just give a look to Naples Business Center, planned by one of the most aknowledged architects in the world, Kenzo Tange:the result is  a cancer in the  flesh and bone of the town...Beautiful (may be, if you like them ) nut it has nothing to do with this town, her history, her culture.  Moreover, who lives or works in those building knows that they are really uncomfortable: a lot of time wasted waiting for the lift, and when there is a blackout or the lift is out of order (it happens not so rarely as one could think) well be sure to be in good health. an when the wind blows....you experience how it is to be a kite....

08:03 AM Sep 09 2007

asian_j@son
China

Agree so much!

03:37 AM Jul 11 2007

worldmikel

worldmikel
United States

I saw a thing on TV saying that this Shanghai building is being built on soil that has not been tested to be safe to standards required for buildings nearly that tall. It may be subject to some major disaster from and earthquake. It was suggested that it is being rammed through just to give Shanghai the ability to say it has the tallest building. 

I was surprise when I went to the Petronas that the Sybridge was only on the 42nd floor. What was more surprising was to look out from there into the two buildings and see floors virtually vacant. It kind of shows how unnecessary these buildings are. There is a point of diminishing returns for building upward. It is energy-intensive to get water, heating/air conditioning and gas upward. All the savings of land space is defeated by the energy it takes to allow them to be at those heights. Now if they'd line the building with Solar panels and pipes to collect heat for water, that might produce more than they'd use and make them an asset to a city, instead of a liability.

12:41 AM Jul 04 2007

wendy wang

wendy wang
China

yes progression. 

 

I just don't like the skyscrapers prevent the sunshine especially in winter. Every time i pass by those high buildings in windy days, i feel as if i were nearly flown away.

06:49 AM Jul 01 2007

progression
Turkey

I think it would not be easier to settle an increasing population without building high blocks of apartment. I can argue that skyscrapers are playing a research&development role in this effect

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