SkyscraperPage.com

By on May 25, 2005

I’m sure Deane will appreciate this site. TONS of cool images, like this one of Taipei 101.

As usual, there’s something for everyone on the internet: there’s a meetup locator for skyscraper enthusiasts.

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Comments

  1. My favorite fact on the Chrysler building is that they hid the spire in the top of the building, then moved it into position only after the 40 Wall Street building was finished, surpassing that structure as the world’s tallest building. Incredibly shrewd, and really says something about the competition that was going on in the real estate world at the time.

    We should put a 300 ft flagpole on top of Gadgetopia world HQ to become the tallest building in town.

  2. This book…

    Higher : A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City

    …is devoted to exactly what you described: the race to build the world’s tallest building. It goes into great depth about the movers and shakers of that era who were determined to have the tallest building, and all the sneaky, underhanded things they did to get it.

    I listened to a bit of it on audiobook, but, sadly, it was interminably boring. Never finished it.

  3. I work for a company that makes products for elevators and often need some infor about a building.. The site I use frequently is http://www.emporis.com. One feature that I like is being able to see photos of buildings in progress like “Seven World Trade” in NY.

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