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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Skyscrapers
The ten-story structure was constructed in 1884-1885 and was destroyed in 1931 for the Field's building.
Buildings of about four stories are supported by their walls, while skyscrapers are larger buildings that must be supported by a skeletal frame.
See world's tallest structures for a discussion of the tallest skyscrapers and other man-made structures, as determining the "world's tallest..." depends greatly on matters of definition.
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 Fifty tallest buildings in the USA
The United States is home to many of the world's tallest skyscrapers.
The 541m Freedom Tower proposed for the World Trade Center site would become the tallest building in the United States upon its completion in 2008, although its habitable height would be lower than that of the Sears Tower.
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 Tallest buildings in the U.S. - Biocrawler
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(WTC Tower One stood 1,368 ft (417 m) and Tower Two was 1,362 ft (415 m) tall.) The 1,776 ft (541 m) Freedom Tower, scheduled for construction on the former World Trade Center site (known as Ground Zero), will become the tallest building in the United States upon its expected completion in 2008.
Tallest structures in the U.S. List of the world's tallest structures
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  John Hancock Center, Chicago, Illinois (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP) - American Architecture
Currently, the John Hancock Center is the twelfth tallest building in the world and the tallest multi-use building in the world.
The diagonals, spandrels and columns are clearly articulated to depict the primary elements of this tube.
Less than thirty pounds of steel per square foot of floor area were used in the building, equaling that of a forty- to fifty-story traditional tower.
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  Buildings and architecture of New York City information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The borough of Queens has also been developing its own skyline in recent years with a Citigroup office building (which is currently the tallest building in NYC outside Manhattan), and the Queens West development of several residential towers along the East River waterfront.
The GE Building is a slim gothic skyscraper and the focal point of Rockefeller Center.
At 850 ft (259 m) with 70 floors, it is the seventh tallest building in New York and the 30th tallest in the United States.
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  skyscraper - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about skyscraper
The centre of a city is characterized by high-rise buildings and a concentration of public transport.
Building so tall that it appears to ‘scrape the sky’, developed 1868 in New York, USA, where land prices were high and the geology allowed such methods of construction.
In Manhattan, New York, are the Empire State Building 1931 (102,381 m/1,250 ft high) storeys and, until their destruction by terrorist attack in 2001, the twin towers of the World Trade Center 1970–74 (415 m/1,361 ft), but these are surpassed by the Sears Tower in Chicago 1973 (443 m/1,454 ft).
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More than ninety years after its construction, it is still one of the fifty tallest buildings in the United States as well as one of the twenty tallest buildings in New York City.
The tallest building in the world until the construction of 40 Wall Street and the Chrysler Building in 1930, an observation deck on the 58th floor attracted visitors until 1945.
The building's tower, flush with the main frontage on Broadway, is raised on a block base witha narrow interior court for light.
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  Skyscraper   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The ten-story structure was constructed in 1884-1885 and was destroyed in 1931 for the Field's building.
Buildings up to about four stories can be supported by their walls, while skyscrapers are larger buildings that must be supported by a skeletal frame.
This sort of ranking allows buildings that look smaller in height to be ranked higher if another building's spire is adjudged to be a large antenna and thus excluded.
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  List of tallest buildings in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Here is a list of the country's 50 tallest buildings based on their official height.
Other tall buildings under construction are the Signature Tower (condominiums) in Nashville, Tenn. (1,047 ft; 319 m) Comcast Center (975 ft; 297 m) in Philadelphia as well as Trump International Hotel and Tower (1,362 ft; 415 m) and Waterview Tower (1,047 ft; 319 m) in Chicago.
This ranking is based on the building's structural height (vertical elevation from the base to the highest architectural or integral structural element of the building):
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 Buildings and architecture of New York City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Later, New York City was home to the world's tallest building for 75 continuous years, starting with the Park Row Building in 1899 and ending with 1 World Trade Center upon completion of the Sears Tower in 1974.
The borough of Queens has also been developing its own skyline in recent years with a Citigroup office building (which is currently the tallest building in NYC outside Manhattan), and the Queens West development of several residential towers along the East River waterfront.
At 850 ft (259 m) with 70 floors, it is the seventh tallest building in New York and the 30th tallest in the United States.
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In the Department of Building and Construction, at least three modules on the methods and techniques of foundation construction in Hong Kong were taught because it was felt that students in Building, Survey­ing, and Building Services Engineering needed differ­ent view points on foundations.
Bamboo scaffolding is actually only used on the exterior of the building and is not used to support the construction of the main structural elements such as concrete formwork.
On tall buildings, steel brackets are attached to the building every ten floors which support the vertical loads on the scaffolding.
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 World InfoZone - USA Facts
The Mississippi-Missouri is the longest river in the USA.
Richmond, the capital of the state of Virginia in the USA, was named after Richmond upon Thames in the UK.
New York's Empire State Building, a National Historic Landmark, is one of the world's tallest buildings.
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 New York scenes, photos of street scenes, architecture and city life of Manhattan, New York, NYC, United States of ...
The Chrysler Building was the first structure in the world to pass the 1,000 foot (305 m) threshold and was the tallest building in New York before being overtaken by the Empire State Building in 1931.
Roof detail of the Empire State Building, which was the world's tallest building from 1931 to 1972 until being surpassed by the World Trade Center (and also the Sears Tower, Chicago in 1973.
One of the fifty tallest buildings in the USA, it continues to dwarf the graceful Helmsley Building in front.
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 skyscraper
The ten-story structure was constructed in 1884-1885 and was destroyed in 1931 for the Field's building.
Buildings of about four stories are supported by their walls, while skyscrapers are larger buildings that must be supported by a skeletal frame.
See world's tallest structures for a discussion of the tallest skyscrapers and other man-made structures, as determining the "world's tallest..." depends greatly on matters of definition.
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 Home insurance Skyscraper, more information about Skyscraper
Today the word is used exclusively to refer to a tall habitable building, usually higher than 152 metres (500 feet).
A skyscraper is also sometimes referred to as a highrise, a term which is generally used to refer to a residential building.
This sort of ranking allows buildings that look smaller in height to be ranked higher if another building's spire is adjudged to be a large antenna and thus excluded.
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 Johnson Wax
The foundation is a fifty-four foot deep "tap root" that is reminiscent in section of the capitals of the famous "dendriform" columns in the earlier administration building.
The core of the tower, from which all the floors and mezzanines are hung, was the trickiest portion of the building to construct.
The dead loads which the building must withstand are that of its own weight and weight of permanent fixtures such as the equipment of the labratories.
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 NEW YORK SKYSCRAPERS - INTRODUCTION
Another reason for the office buildings in NYC taking a skyscraper form was, along with the price of land plots in itself, the fact that individual plots, derived from the colonial times, were small and sometimes difficult to assemble for the construction of a wide-based building (similar problems are still around).
Building high is not only a means of maximizing the building area but it also has a prestige value: the higher, the grander.
The term "skyscraper" came from sailor slang, meaning the tallest mast of a ship, and thus the new tall buildings that rose close to the mast forests of Downtown Manhattan in the late 19th century were dubbed accordingly.
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 Sequoia Summary
It is an evergreen, long-lived, monoecious tree living for up to 2,000 years, and is commonly considered the tallest tree in the world, reaching up to 112 m (367 ft) in height and 7 m (23 ft) diameter at the base.
The current tallest is the Stratosphere Giant in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park, at 112.83 metres, last measured in 2004 (was 112.34 m in Aug 2000 and 112.56 m in 2002).
The tallest non-redwood tree is a 100.3 m (329 foot) tall Douglas-fir.
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 Evolution of Concrete Skyscrapers
Building industry professionals are interested in increasing productivity by decreasing the amount of time for concrete to reach its strength and the amount of material required to carry the loads of a structure as well as have improved stability and toughness.
This building demonstrates concrete technology's ability to rival that of steel for tall buildings as it was 2/3 the height of the tallest steel building of the time.
The building is engineered in such a way that the relative stiffnesses of both internal and external elements remain the same for the entire height of the building.
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 Station Information - Pan Am Building
The Pan Am Building, at 200 Park Avenue in New York City, was the largest commercial office building in the world when it opened on 7 March 1963.
The building was also known for its helicopter service to JFK International Airport, a seven-minute flight that left from the rooftop helipad.
Pan American World Airways was the building's owner for many years, and their logo was prominently visible at the top of four faces of the building.
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 VilaWeb - Diari Electrònic Independent
The project, begun in 1997, is being constructed in the commercial and financial district of Pudong, in Shanghai, the densely populated metropolis of Eastern China.
The building, which will be finished in 2007, will house offices, a luxury hotel and a wide range of restaurants and shops, and it is seen as symbol of the leading role that this huge Asian country is destined to play over the coming century.
In fact, the one that remained the tallest building for the longest time was the 381 metre tall Empire State Building in New York (since its completion in April 1931 until it was overtaken by the fallen Twin Towers of the World Trade Center at the beginning of the 1970's).
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Skyscraper
In this building, a steel frame supported the entire weight of the walls instead of the walls themselves carrying the weight of the building which was the usual method.
The first building to fit the engineering definition meanwhile was the then largest hotel in the world, the Grand Midland Hotel, now known as St Pancras Chambers in London completed in 1873 and 82 metres (269 feet) tall.
New York City developers then competed among themselves, with successsively taller buildings claiming the title of "world's tallest" in the 1920s and early 1930s, culminating with the completion of the Chrysler Building in 1931 and the Empire State Building in 1933, the world's tallest building for forty years, and perhaps the world's best known skyscraper.
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At 850 feet (259 m) tall, it is the ninth tallest building in Chicago, the tallest building inside the Chicago 'L' Loop elevated tracks, and the twenty-ninth tallest in the United States.
Standing at a height of 967 feet (295 m), it was the tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi River when construction was finished (currently it is the fourth), the second tallest on the West Coast, and the twelfth tallest building in the United States.
The Four Seasons Hotel Miami in Miami, Florida is the tallest building in the United States south of Atlanta, Georgia and the tallest building in Florida and Miami, at a height of 794 ft (264 m), with 72 floors.
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 NEW YORK SCRAPERS - POST-MODERNISM I
The facades of the building are of dark-tinted glass throughout, a notable contrast with the neighbouring high-rises.
The 34-storey building is clad in gray granite and rises as an unsetback slab to 133 m.
The plan of the building is in the shape of a quarter of a circle and the most striking portion of the facade, the curving wall of bluish glass, faces south, distinguishably different from the 1970s buildings that have so far dominated the immediate surroundings of the South Ferry.
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 Fifty tallest buildings in the USA Details, Meaning Fifty tallest buildings in the USA Article and Explanation Guide
Fifty tallest buildings in the USA Details, Meaning Fifty tallest buildings in the USA Article and Explanation Guide
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 Fifty tallest buildings in the USA - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
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