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Thursday, April 14, 2005

Skyscrapers - Can Indian cities come up in the rankings?

Hong Kong has 7,417 skyscrapers, more than any other city, according to Emporis, a firm that tracks the construction of high-rises. By its definition, a building must be over 35 metres tall to qualify as a skyscraper.

This itself is looking taller, isn't it?? Posted by Hello

New York ranks second with 5,444 skyscrapers; Singapore ranks third (roughly around 3500 skyscrapers - due to more no. of high rise public residential houses leased out by Housing Development Board-HDB & private housing estates).

Los Angeles has just 450 skyscrapers ranking 25th in the list. Chicago's Sears Tower has more floors than any of its rivals, though other skyscrapers are taller. Mumbai is the only Indian City ranked at 22nd place under this category. The number should be little above L.A.

Compare Indian cities situation against the recent increase in number of skyscrapers in Chinese cities. Can we catch up with the fever, at some point of time?


Anonymous Adengappa!! said...

Sky scrappers -a vidunga..Let the people get basic amenities like pure water, a community toilet/ good drainage system and a basic roofed house..Ithu kidaithaal ,its more valuable than those sky scrappers.. Idhu yaar kaadhilum vizhathu...Err. i meant our great POLITICIANS..

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