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There needs to be one.

My opening gambit --

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To my way of thinking this video, though interesting, is not definitive.

Note that the Empire State Building was not fully occupied or profitable until after WWII (what with opening during the Depression).

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I spent some short but quality time in Dubai, well before the man-made islands. I'd be happy to do some vacation time there. But not in the summer. No.
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I want to see some floor plans. Is there an elevator?
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Anaxagoras wrote: Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:32 pm
Spoiler:
42 1/8" in real units.

Would be troublesome in a fire.
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Personal sidelight: This is where I grew up in NYC.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7249085 ... 384!8i8192
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Cool video Abdul, but the title is misleading. They didn't ban skyscrapers, they just made the permit process harder. So ... while not a fail, it's not a win either. Really, just growing pains.

Also, in the video is a recommend: How America lost the skyscraper race.

When did it become a race? Mega-tall skyscrapers seem like mega-pain-in-the-ass to me.
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Another misleading headline to a worthwhile story.
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Well, I always heard that skyscrapers were supposedly phallic symbols. This one just looks especially phallic.
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Karlův Bridge - Construction of a pillar and vaulted field in the 14th century.

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Not handicap accessible.
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Rob Lister wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:02 am Not handicap accessible.
Wrong. :P

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