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(Popular Science)   Not news: Plans unveiled for new skyscrapers. News: World's tallest skyscrapers. Fark: World's tallest shocking pink skyscrapers   (popsci.com) divider line 22
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2014-06-23 10:08:10 AM  
Awesome. If they build a pair then they can have block wars.
 
2014-06-23 01:26:25 PM  
Kevin: Pink Bunkadoo?
Randall: Yeah. Beautiful trees that was. Og designed it. 600 feet high, bright red, and smelled terrible.


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2014-06-23 01:27:40 PM  
Okay, everything in that plan sounds like it has a huge cost/benefit ratio.  But it means that China is still planning big, and for changing markets.

Oh, the article shares that point.

Well, okay.  I guess I don't have any new insights.  But the US doesn't dream big like this, at least, not anymore.
 
2014-06-23 01:28:24 PM  
Their HOA is going to be piiiiiiissed
 
2014-06-23 01:30:12 PM  
But will it have a bulbous tip?
 
2014-06-23 01:33:03 PM  
So starts the research on the "Somebody Else's Problem" invisibility field.
 
2014-06-23 01:35:50 PM  
And they're fabulous!
 
2014-06-23 01:43:07 PM  
This is dildos!
 
2014-06-23 02:02:26 PM  
Popular Science a.k.a. The Journal of Things That Will Never Be Built
 
2014-06-23 02:06:21 PM  
done in one
 
2014-06-23 02:42:43 PM  
That looks like a huge...

Johnson! Status repor... Hang on... Is that a giant...

Wang! Man, this coffee doesn't taste right. Maybe that's why when I look at that article, it makes me think of an enormous...

Willy! I'm done man. I've smoked so much weed that those buildings in China are starting to look like a...
 
2014-06-23 02:44:25 PM  
not sure why I knew it would be China before reading the article. :|
 
2014-06-23 02:45:22 PM  

Sid_6.7: Awesome. If they build a pair then they can have block wars.



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2014-06-23 03:02:10 PM  
Ahem... Every chimney is a thermal chimney
 
2014-06-23 03:08:23 PM  

wildcardjack: Ahem... Every chimney is a thermal chimney


Untrue.  You can have an endothermic reaction, but one of the products is lighter than air.  I mean, that's just hypothetical, but that doesn't mean it can't happen.
 
2014-06-23 03:10:29 PM  

ikanreed: Okay, everything in that plan sounds like it has a huge cost/benefit ratio.  But it means that China is still planning big, and for changing markets.

Oh, the article shares that point.

Well, okay.  I guess I don't have any new insights.  But the US doesn't dream big like this, at least, not anymore.


A lot of these "buildings of the future" concepts strike me as similar to those "What life will be like in the year 2000" articles from the 1950's.  Their failures usually fall into two categories:

1. Not realizing existing technology will evolve: "You'll have terminals in your house that will let you connect to a computer - stored downtown because computers will never be small enough to fit in your house."

2. Ignoring the "human factor":  "You're entire house will be made of plastic.  You'll clean it buy hosing down the plastic walls, plastic furniture and plastic carpet."  Yeah, we could do that, but why the fark would you think ANYBODY would want to?
 
2014-06-23 03:16:45 PM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: ikanreed: Okay, everything in that plan sounds like it has a huge cost/benefit ratio.  But it means that China is still planning big, and for changing markets.

Oh, the article shares that point.

Well, okay.  I guess I don't have any new insights.  But the US doesn't dream big like this, at least, not anymore.

A lot of these "buildings of the future" concepts strike me as similar to those "What life will be like in the year 2000" articles from the 1950's.  Their failures usually fall into two categories:

1. Not realizing existing technology will evolve: "You'll have terminals in your house that will let you connect to a computer - stored downtown because computers will never be small enough to fit in your house."

2. Ignoring the "human factor":  "You're entire house will be made of plastic.  You'll clean it buy hosing down the plastic walls, plastic furniture and plastic carpet."  Yeah, we could do that, but why the fark would you think ANYBODY would want to?


Yeah, but remember, people used to think about what a futuristic building meant.  That imagination, even if leading into stupid ideas, directly helped inspire some of the smarter directions we actually arrived at.

//Maybe we just have exactly enough future now, and don't need any more.
 
2014-06-23 03:22:43 PM  
The skyscrapers will be 2 stories high?
 
2014-06-23 03:59:58 PM  
Since they are giant penis substitutes, they may as well be pink.
 
2014-06-23 07:13:36 PM  

ikanreed: But the US doesn't dream big like this, at least, not anymore.


It made some more sense back in the day because it was the people of that country developing and building those feats of engineering. There was a sense national pride.

These days it's just barons or tycoons hiring Western developers and then throwing a few thousand South Asian slaves at it.
 
2014-06-23 08:30:02 PM  
Skyscraper index. Bust a comin
 
2014-06-23 08:39:54 PM  
mmm skyscraper I love you
 
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