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DailyDirt: Really Tall Buildings in China

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Although China has been historically known for building lengthy walls that last for centuries, the country is now constructing skyscrapers at an incredible pace. It might seem logical that a country with a huge population would need to start building vertically, instead of horizontally, but these huge buildings have some unimpressive occupancy rates so far. Here are just a few interesting links on big buildings in mainland China. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.


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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 20th, 2012 @ 6:45pm

    who needs big buildings in the US?

    we can barely get occupancy in the skyscrapers we already have... no reason to start building more of them any time soon. Plus, they're just big terrorist targets.

    I remember the "Sears Tower" being a cool tourist attraction... but really once you've been up to the top of one big building, it's not that thrilling to see any others.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 20th, 2012 @ 6:48pm

    who needs big buildings in the US?

    we can barely get occupancy in the skyscrapers we already have... no reason to start building more of them any time soon. Plus, they're just big terrorist targets.

    I remember the "Sears Tower" being a cool tourist attraction... but really once you've been up to the top of one big building, it's not that thrilling to see any others.

     

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    Pixelation, Sep 20th, 2012 @ 10:25pm

    That 74-story building in China is pants.

     

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    Michael, Sep 21st, 2012 @ 5:09am

    Funny how China is going to build the world's tallest skyscraper within a few months yet here in America the so-called Freedom Tower has undergone an endless barrage of delays and setbacks.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 21st, 2012 @ 8:10am

    I am a sucker for cake too

    @ Michael Ho

    Admit it... you dream of cake that size, don't you ? : )
    just going by all your previous posts that are 99.9% food related.

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Sep 21st, 2012 @ 11:41am

    Re: I am a sucker for cake too

    That would be a LOT of cake... and I'm not a big fan of most frosting. :P

    I haven't calculated the percentage of posts I've written that are food related, but I'm pretty sure it's less than 99.9%...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 22nd, 2012 @ 3:58am

    Most frosting ruins a nice cake.

    btw...
    I enjoy your food related posts. (the best ones are over the weekend, telling me to be hungry)
    I know it's not 99.9%, more like 30-50%. Excuse my really, not so funny, cake joke attempt. It failed to be funny and just seemed rude, I apologize.

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Sep 23rd, 2012 @ 1:31pm

    Re: Most frosting ruins a nice cake.

    heh. Anonymous, I'd guess that 99% of my food related posts are posted "over the weekends"... so I'll take that as an inadvertent compliment. :)

     

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