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Tallest Tower In The World Planned  
User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2048 posts, RR: 22
Posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1692 times:

And it's functional, too.

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/australasia/story.jsp?story=366211


II Cor. 4:17-18
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User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1668 times:

I believe the world's tallest structure, according to Encarta Online was the Warszawa Radio Maszt, in Konstantynow, Poland. It was 646m or 2,120ft tall. However, it collapsed during renovation in August of 1991.  Sad

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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1641 times:

World's tallest building(s) are the Petronas towers in Kuala Lumpur.
China is planning to build something taller in Shanghai, but I think the plans were put on ice last year because of money trouble.
Canada was also planning to put up something really tall (I think in Toronto), don't know the status of that.



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29805 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1639 times:

Sorry guys, but this guys project doesn't seem to make sense. These is no way that this guy is going to be able to justify the expense of building this structure with the amount of electricity it is supposed to produce.


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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1628 times:

http://www.skyscrapers.com/english/index.html

There are tons of skyscrapers that are planned for the future, do you remember those buildings you used to get later on in sim city 2000 (you know, the ones that always blew up or just died, or took off!?), well they are planning to build them in Japan and China... huhuuuuhhge


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 379 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

Sky scrapers like the ugly thin new twin towers being built in Hong Kong top floors of which disappear in the clouds are one of the signs of the end times according to religion.


.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1592 times:

This structure in Australia makes perfect sense, but I'm a little concerned. The structure is TWICE has high as the Petronas Towers and it has over 30 high-speed turbines. Has anyone thought of the sheer number of birds that may or may not be put in danger by this monstrocity?


Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

Sky scrapers like the ugly thin new twin towers being built in Hong Kong top floors of which disappear in the clouds are one of the signs of the end times according to religion.

What can I say about that except:  Insane. You should clarify what religion, since some aren't as morbidly obsessed with the so called "end of the world" as others.


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1582 times:

This structure in Australia makes perfect sense, but I'm a little concerned. The structure is TWICE has high as the Petronas Towers and it has over 30 high-speed turbines. Has anyone thought of the sheer number of birds that may or may not be put in danger by this monstrocity?

LMFAO  Laugh out loud.

You tell me how many birds there are in The outback  Big thumbs up. Unless, well it really depends where it is placed doesn't it. If its in the desert then not many, but it may be in the furtile lands just to the west of the blue mountains!

REgads

Dan


User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

Dan:

Thanks for bringing me back to my senses  Big thumbs up . I'm not an expert on Australian ecosystems. I imagine this beast of a tower will be put out in the desert, since it's probably warmer out there.



Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

I'm no geographer (or, whatever  Laugh out loud), but there isn't too much desert in New South Wales. Wouldn't it be more intelligent to put it somewhere hotter like the Northern Territories or somewhere else hot......

User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

Did anybody take a look at sky scrapers in your city that were never built? My city's downtown could have been at least 1.5 times bigger, there were a bunch of multi-building projects which saw 2-4 building planned, with only one actually being built.

blink



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User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1558 times:

True, true. The TransAmerica Pyramid in San Francisco would have been one of the tallest buildings in the United States were it not for pampered Nob Hill residents complaining about how it would ruin their view of the Bay.


Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
User currently offlineCMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1539 times:

Finnaly the outback will be the sight of the world's largest phallic object.
DC-10's Forever



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User currently offlineFlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

L-188, but think of the tourism!

I would definitely pay some money if ever found myself in Australia to see such a monstrosity. That'd be incredible. No sarcasm!

AC320, man, too bad I can't add you to my respected users again.  Smile



Sometimes I go about in pity for myself and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky.
User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16885 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

This will be the next tallest structure in the World, right here in New Jersey. It's privately funded by the tri-state broadcasters association. The only debate is where exactly it will be built (Bayonne or Jersey City), and whether there will be a observation deck.

"Jersey Journal...


TV tower builders look to Jersey now
Choice narrows to Liberty Park, old MOT

Tuesday, October 22, 2002
By Ron Marsico

Rebuffed in Manhattan, a group of metropolitan area broadcasters want to build a signal tower in New Jersey. A big one.

Think star-toucher or cloud-buster.

Soaring to 2,000 feet and easily the world's tallest free-standing structure, it would take two years to build, create hundreds of construction jobs and pay millions a year in rent and taxes. Plus, the broadcasters promise, it would even be spectacular to look at.

Jersey City and Bayonne have emerged as the top candidates, the broadcasters say.

Since the loss of their 300-foot antenna atop the World Trade Center, area broadcasters have been transmitting from scattered temporary sites - the Empire State Building and a 65-year-old tower in Alpine, in Bergen County.

But those systems are obsolete and do not permit broadcasters to expand operations, or even adequately reach some areas that have had weak reception since the destruction of the Trade Center spire.

Eleven stations that make up the Metropolitan Television Alliance say construction must start this spring so the tower can be completed by spring 2005. When built, it would be taller than the world's current largest free-standing structure - the 1,815.5-foot CN Tower in downtown Toronto.

"We're getting very close to doing a deal," said Edward Grebow, the alliance president, declining to discuss specifics. "I think it is more likely than not going to happen in New Jersey."

Grebow said the new tower must be 2,000 feet to compensate for the increased distance from the original site and the lower ground in Jersey City and Bayonne. No existing skyscraper can be retrofitted for a major antenna, he said.

Broadcasters first sought to erect the tower on Governor's Island off Lower Manhattan, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg said no because he has other redevelopment plans there.

And while those charting Ground Zero's future are seeking an architectural icon to restore the city's shattered skyline, broadcasters say they cannot wait years for the rebuilding to begin.

Architectural designs for the new tower have not been finished, though the base is expected to be 350 feet wide. A combination concrete and steel design is possible, as is an all-steel structure, proponents said."



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16885 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1532 times:

Star Ledger...

TV tower would force flight route changes

Saturday, December 07, 2002
BY RON MARSICO AND KEVIN COUGHLIN

Erecting a mammoth 2,000-foot television antenna in Bayonne would require re-routing planes at three area airports to ensure flight safety, according to a preliminary analysis by the Federal Aviation Administration.

The tower, sought by area broadcasters to replace the one lost atop the World Trade Center, appears to pose potential aviation hazards that can be remedied, according to the initial review, which the FAA is seeking to supplement during a public comment period that runs until Jan. 2.

If built, the antenna would become the world's tallest free-standing structure -- well above the current record-holder, the 1,815.5-foot CN Tower in Toronto.

Among the key findings is the need at Newark Liberty International Airport to change some runway departure procedures and re-route certain planes that miss their first landing approach.

Some planes heading into LaGuardia Airport in Queens would have to approach at higher altitudes and descend on a steeper trajectory to ensure they clear the tower by at least 1,000 feet. Additionally, new departure procedures would have to be established for two runways at Linden Airport.

"All of these things sound significant to me," said Dean Iacopelli, who heads the controllers union at New York TRACON, the air traffic control center that oversees flight approaches to all the metro airports. "It's the most congested, complex airspace in the world. No matter what you do, it's significant, just because of the nature of the airspace."

A tract at the end of Bayonne's former Military Ocean Terminal has been the broadcasters' preferred site for the tower since New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg scuttled plans to put it on Governor's Island.

Officials in Jersey City want the tower to be built near the Liberty Science Center and include a public observation deck -- something the broadcasters say poses a security risk and is too costly. The broadcasters have not asked the FAA to study the Jersey City site.

Jim Peters, an FAA spokesman, said the agency will review the comments to determine whether more study is needed. If flight routes must be changed, then at minimum an environmental impact study must be done to consider various factors, including noise levels and air quality.

"We have sole authority for redesigning the airspace," Peters said. "We're not going to do anything that will create an unsafe condition."

Route variations are likely to cause more concerns on the ground than in the air, for reasons related to noise, not safety, said Dan D'Agostino, president of the Newark chapter of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.

"It's so congested, any time you move anything a couple degrees, someone will be affected," D'Agostino said.

A veteran pilot said steeper descents to LaGuardia shouldn't be a problem -- as long as rerouting doesn't require any complicated "space shuttle maneuvers."

"What makes LaGuardia tricky is the short runways. It's not a question of getting in there, it's about stopping the airplane on the short piece of concrete you've got," said pilot Sam Mayer of American Airlines.

Ultimately, the FAA report is only a recommendation, though a negative finding could make it difficult for the broadcasters to insure the tower.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Television Alliance, a coalition of 11 area stations seeking to build the tower, declined comment on the FAA's initial findings.

In Jersey City, officials are watching developments in Bayonne.

"We're still in a holding pattern," said Elizabeth Romanaux, a Liberty Science Center official.



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User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1520 times:

He'll have a hell of a time figuring out how something that tall will not sway to the point of destruction...


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