If you were to make a huge database of skyscrapers
where users could submit their own isometric drawings
, I'd tell you that you'd done a wonderful thing.
If you compiled these isometric drawings in to neat collections (see: World's Tallest
, New York 1935
, and Evolution of World's Tallest
) I would then acknowledge that you had made something of substantive import and value, and extend my sincere thanks.
But it is when you provide a robust and responsive search functionality that allows me to include any type
of structure, and sort by city
, by project status, (eg. "Built
", "Under Construction
") that I drop to my knees and reverently fellate you while holding back tears.
posted by cadastral
on Oct 31, 2005 -
Future of Sky Scrapers?
Is this the future of sky scrapers, or are they now irrelevant with the current threats that are presented? Would you work in this building?
posted by npost
on Jan 29, 2003 -
Prince Charles attacks soaring egos of skyscraper architects
"Prince Charles also called for the squares beneath skyscrapers to contain real public amenities such as restaurants and shops instead of incomprehensible pieces of art."..."what [the American novelist] Tom Wolfe entertainingly described as 'a turd in every plaza'."
Does plaza art provide anything for you but direction landmarks? Are there any that you like
? I enjoy seeing large works here
, but also enjoy coming across a nice city piece
posted by HTuttle
on Dec 13, 2001 -
The Skyscraper Museum
is a very educational site about high-rise buildings and offers some great information about the history of the skyscraper. But the most interesting part of this site is the Manhattan Timeformations
, which offers a series of well done Flash animations that are both interesting to watch and educational. I hope this post won't be deemed too touchy of a subject for this time, because this site gives some real insight into a subject that is very American...the skyscraper.
posted by Sal Amander
on Oct 16, 2001 -