the rocks underneath the swamp, the same rocks poking out of central park, funnily enough i was told by a new york tour guide, pfft what do they know compaerd to you?(Original post by Aphotic Cosmos)
Err, no. Manhattan was a swamp. London is on an old flood plain, but it doesn't flood - it's actually pretty good for building on.
And there have been space issues in the capital since the 19th century, hence why we built high density terraces.
The UK and skyscrapers watch
- 03-04-2011 00:51
(Original post by Good bloke)
- 03-04-2011 00:52
Again, the nature of the surface is not relevant. It is what is underneath that is important for building. I believe that the Dubai desert covers bedrock (there are mountains nearby); it certainly isn't infinitely deep sand.
The proximity of water, whether in the form of a rivers, lakes or the sea, is also irrelevant.
The fact that we've already built skyscrapers all over the city with plans for lots more suggests it's entirely feasible.
- 03-04-2011 00:56
- 03-04-2011 01:25
Screw that, I dont want skyscrapers. We already live in concrete jungles. They are ugly.
Talking about grand human creations, what about a spectacular bridge. The French have the glorious Millau Viaduct. Lucky *******s.
- 03-04-2011 01:29
It's pointless to build something tall unless land is scarce (i.e. central London). The cost per sq. ft. of usable space for a tall building is ridiculous.
- 03-04-2011 15:14
I'd take medium-rise stucco over a bloody glass towerblock any day of the week.
- 19-05-2011 01:56
the uk is **** compared to the US, no offence to UK lovers but i live in UK myself and to be honest it is not even in comparison with the united states. scyscrapers are so beutiful to look at.night time in america feels great with the tall buildings and atmosphere in the cities. down here in UK we dont even have good cities apart from 1 which is london..not only scyscrapers but american schools,laws and people are better. the kids in the schools here are little midgets compared to the 6 foot 8 americans with tall and great personality..anwyays gettin back to the topic, UK does not have any skyscrapers and its filled with little council houses. the weather is **** which makes it look even more dull.