'circumcised' v 'uncircumcised' skyscrapers

  • beaujangle

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    Apr 01, 2009 11:53 AM GMT
    I was watching a documentary on Manhattan skyscrapers and one man explained that 2 two types of skyscrapers, one is uncircumcised, meaning the old classic ones like Empire State and Chrysler with a narrower top and pinnacle and the circumcised ones, like the modern plain ones built in 70s onwards.

    It was descriptive & any time I prefer the older classical uncircumcised look. Do they build those any more?

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    Apr 01, 2009 11:59 AM GMT
    Let me check the Dubai skyline...

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    Apr 01, 2009 2:27 PM GMT
    lol @ thread. I hope this is an April Fool's joke.
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    Apr 01, 2009 2:31 PM GMT
    Zim, is that the crazy twisting building being built in the background?
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    Apr 02, 2009 12:25 AM GMT

    Those buildings are definitely cut, Zim. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 02, 2009 12:27 AM GMT
    GwgTrunks saidZim, is that the crazy twisting building being built in the background?

    No. Its foundations are being laid out as we speak give it 2 weeks. ha ha!
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    Apr 02, 2009 10:11 PM GMT
    Zim, I'd say they are uncut...
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    Apr 02, 2009 10:14 PM GMT

    Damn, did you see the head on that one, hot.
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    Apr 02, 2009 10:19 PM GMT
    I am actually working on some of the controls engineering for the DynamicEngineering building (the wacky twisting one). According to current project timelines they will not begin frame construction until Q4 of this year, but there are rumors they may push that back out more due to Dubai's economic downturn.
    It was originally scheduled to start framing in May.
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    Apr 02, 2009 10:44 PM GMT
    Damn that building looks very cool...
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    Apr 02, 2009 11:01 PM GMT
    What about Key Tower in Seattle? Hmmm.....
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    Not like its phallic or anything....
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    Apr 03, 2009 1:16 AM GMT
    seahubdc saidWhat about Key Tower in Seattle? Hmmm.....
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    Not like its phallic or anything....



    No, if it were phallic it wouldn't be so hideous...