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Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?

 
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Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?
World's tallest skyscrapers are being built in Dubai and other obscure places but not in the United States anymore. Does anyone know why they stopped building world's tallest skyscrapers in the United States?
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Re: Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?
Those buildings were constructed many decades ago. The ones built today are using new technology. It’s also a bit of a big peepee contest
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Re: Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?
PLANES FLY INTO THEM.... DUH
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PLANES FLY INTO THEM.... DUH
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At least CGI planes do.
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Re: Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?
Those buildings were constructed many decades ago. The ones built today are using new technology. It’s also a bit of a big peepee contest
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Absolutely !

I have no interest in skyscrapers, a city can be beautiful without skyscrapers, such as Cape Town:

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Re: Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?
PLANES FLY INTO THEM.... DUH
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At least CGI planes do.
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Re: Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?
PLANES FLY INTO THEM.... DUH
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At least CGI planes do.
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U ever been to New York show Ground Zero are you telling us the Towers are untouched still standing I'm the one that need medication

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Re: Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?
>Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscraper

They learned how fast they come down.
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Re: Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?
World's tallest skyscrapers are being built in Dubai and other obscure places but not in the United States anymore. Does anyone know why they stopped building world's tallest skyscrapers in the United States?
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1) After 911 people prefer to steer clear of tall buildings--who wants to be trapped way up there if something goes wrong?

2) Skyscrapers are built in large cities and with covid and crime most people don't want anything to do with large cities.
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Re: Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?
tall skyscrapers are racist.

we like big-ass buildings now.
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Re: Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?
American skyscrapers were built when America owned its own businesses.

Over the last 50 years, nearly every major American business has been bought by foreigners.

There's no major American owned companies left who wish to invest in America.

In fact, most of those foreign owned corporations are actively seeking to steal and remove all the assets they can from America.
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Re: Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?
The new super tall buildings don't make ECONOMIC SENSE anymore.

They can't charge enough RENT to make them a profitable business ... so the tallest ones are built with massive government subsidies from the government of where they are located for PR purposes.

Neither the US Government, nor our State Governments (other than with the new "Freedom Tower" and the original World Trade Center towers) has been willing to subsidize tall buildings here in the US. Property Tax Breaks ... YES. Actually subsidize the construction and operation ... NO.
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Re: Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?
Silver’stein would just pull them..
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Silver’stein would just pull them..
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I had a dental appointment that day.
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Re: Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?
You are all incorrect.
The real reason is elevator wait times.
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Re: Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?
the next big project is to transition the grand canyon into a series of skyscrapers.
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Re: Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?
Who cares. I don’t even like them myself. 40-50 stories is plenty if you want to impact the skyline. Diminishing returns on investment after that.

Plus, even 50 stories tall can be a little freaky when you are up that high.
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Once electricity becomes an issue you can't get water into the upper floors and once the elevators quit.
they become unlivable.
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Re: Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?
It's a young man's idea...

As you age, you know building space like that, high rises are a stupid idea...

Having lower buildings but spread out is more realistic...

But with the invention of the internet, there is no need for office buildings anymore... When you can work at home...

Office space buildings are a thing of the past...

All of NYC needs to be bulldozed and rebuilt with only half the buildings...

Every year that goes by, NYC becomes poorer, as buildings become, worthless!
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Re: Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?
>Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscraper

They learned how fast they come down.
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That’s pretty funny dude
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Re: Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?
Because the sun is setting on America and the west.


Debt-based, financialized economies.

The wealth is moving eastward, where you'll see all sorts of extravagant things in the coming decades.
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Re: Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?
New York City has the third-most skyscrapers of any city on Earth. It was surpassed by Shenzhen and Dubai within the last decade. Most US cities aren’t adding many skyscrapers any more, only NYC, Chicago, Miami, SF and Houston are building lots of new tall buildings.

NYC is adding lots of skyscrapers every year, many are now super skinny supertalls.

40 years ago Shenzen was a small town. Now it’s a city of 18 million people in the larger Pearl River Delta Megalopolis of 75 million. Shenzhen has 129 buildings over 650 feet high compared to 106 in NYC. Dubai has 135. But Shenzhen and NYC have many more under construction than Dubai does as well as having far more buildings 100-649 feet tall than in Dubai.

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Re: Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?
They are unnecessary.

Everyone works from home.
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Re: Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?
Labor in America is expensive
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Re: Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?
Yeah, dude; we don’t have to. You been around the US? We got plenty of space. Other cultures emulate, and certain ones become caricatures of us. That’s what you see when our African brethren deck their Caddies out in metallic purple and gold rims, or when some towelies build a cartoonishly tall building. They’re aping us, because that’s the best they can do. Come on man, think.
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Re: Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?
Same reason we don’t have coast to coast high speed rail


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Re: Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?
American skyscrapers were built when America owned its own businesses.

Over the last 50 years, nearly every major American business has been given to foreigners.

There's no major American owned companies left who wish to invest in America.

In fact, most of those foreign owned corporations are actively seeking to steal and remove all the assets they can from America.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 73369161

I agree with 90% of what you posted. Fixed it for you.

Those businesses were given to them, as well as our good jobs.

If they want to combat climate change... that is where all the factories are now. Let the climatologists go bother them instead.

yeahsure
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Re: Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?
Silver’stein would just pull them..
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Re: Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?
World's tallest skyscrapers are being built in Dubai and other obscure places but not in the United States anymore. Does anyone know why they stopped building world's tallest skyscrapers in the United States?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 81442305


Because we're smart now and better at allocating our capital for maximum profit instead of stroking our egos. Let the small brains waste their capital on unprofitable projects like monkeys with a shiny metal object.
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Re: Why doesn't the United States build world's tallest skyscrapers anymore?
American skyscrapers were built when America owned its own businesses.

Over the last 50 years, nearly every major American business has been given to foreigners.

There's no major American owned companies left who wish to invest in America.

In fact, most of those foreign owned corporations are actively seeking to steal and remove all the assets they can from America.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 73369161

I agree with 90% of what you posted. Fixed it for you.

Those businesses were given to them, as well as our good jobs.

If they want to combat climate change... that is where all the factories are now. Let the climatologists go bother them instead.

yeahsure
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Absolute bullshit. The majority of the world's wealth is controlled by Americans.





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