DailyDirt: More Tall Buildings

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The prestige of owning huge construction projects has existed for a long time. The Great Wall, the Egyptian pyramids, Stonehenge... However, modern architecture doesn't seem quite as remarkable (since there's no big secret to how the work is done). Still, the race for creating the tallest building in the world is on-going. Here are a few quick links about building the next enormous skyscrapers. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 15th, 2011 @ 5:09pm

    Wow

    "The annual Skyscraper Competition from eVolo named some winners for 2011. The first place winner is a giant turbine that could help clean up polluted air above New Delhi."

    Who knew, sticking a giant fan on a tall building really does clean air? And teachers laughed at me in school for the same idea back in 3rd grade

     

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    Lonny Paul (profile), Sep 15th, 2011 @ 8:29pm

    Miami is getting new skycrapers

    5000 room casino/resort on Biscayne Bay announced yesterday - a $3 Billion Construction and Development cost.

    Multiple 65 story towers.

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/08/19/2409334/proposed-casino-hopes-to-lure.html

     

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    Pixelation, Sep 15th, 2011 @ 8:56pm

    "The plans to build a 1.6≥1.0-kilometer-high tower in the city of Jeddah are going ahead. "

    "Hey look Farid, I can see the dunes in Iraq. I am so glad we built this."

     

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    abc gum, Sep 16th, 2011 @ 4:36am

    Could this be compensation for something else that is a bit small?

     

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    Clay (profile), Sep 16th, 2011 @ 7:24am

    Re: Wow

    Who knew, sticking a giant fan on a tall building really does clean air? And teachers laughed at me in school for the same idea back in 3rd grade

    These are just drawings on a piece of paper. So far removed from reality that saying this thing cleans the air is about as correct as saying Rosie O'Donnell is attractive.
    In the wild world where such a large structure was able to "clean" the air, the pollution created while constructing it would more than cancel out any benefits.

     

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    nasch (profile), Sep 19th, 2011 @ 3:54pm

    How tall?

    I don't know what happened there, but your article says it's 1.6 km tall, with the 1.6 struck through, then a greater-than-or-equal sign, then 1.0. It makes it look like it originally said 1.6 and then changed to 1.0, but the linked article says 1.6 km. You might want to update (fix) that for clarity.

     

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