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Tue Mar 21, 2017, 03:55 PM

World's Longest Skyscraper

One World Trade Center is the tallest building in New York City and the United States at 1,776-feet-tall. 217 W. 57th Street will become the tallest skyscraper in New York when it is completed in 2019 at 1,550 feet. One Vanderbilt won’t be much shorter when it reaches its planned height of 1,401 feet in 2020. It’s no secret with all of these planned and under construction skyscrapers in the Big Apple, New York has become infatuated with the intoxicating allure of the supertall.

An architecture firm based in New York and Athens, however, has created a conceptual skyscraper that would surpass all of these towers at 4,000 feet. But there is a catch: the building wouldn’t be 4,000 feet tall, it would be 4,000 feet long.



building Design and Construction article here:
https://www.bdcnetwork.com/world%E2%80%99s-longest-skyscraper?eid=240347864&bid=1700172
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FSogol Mar 2017 OP
rsdsharp Mar 2017 #1
FSogol Mar 2017 #2
Skittles Mar 2017 #3
DRoseDARs Mar 2017 #4
lunatica Mar 2017 #5
alfredo Mar 2017 #6
LakeArenal Mar 2017 #7

Response to FSogol (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 04:46 PM

1. I realize this isn't the point of the story but

"One World Trade Center is the tallest building in New York City and the United States at 1,776-feet-tall. 217 W. 57th Street will become the tallest skyscraper in New York when it is completed in 2019 at 1,550 feet."

Isn't 1776 feet taller than 1550 feet? Wouldn't it still be the tallest building in New York even after 217 W. 57th is completed?

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Response to rsdsharp (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 06:30 PM

2. IIRC, AIA and some other groups fight about whether the antenna is counted or not.

Don't count the antenna and 217 W. 57th Street is taller.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 10:24 PM

3. world's longest phallic symbol

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 04:29 PM

4. Clippy...

 

That is all.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 05:00 PM

5. Will it be nicknamed "Threading the Needle"? Or just "Needle" for short?

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 07:30 PM

6. Some a hole will try to fly his airplane through it.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 26, 2017, 11:47 AM

7. Air Force One?

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