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(CNN)   Malaysia about to complete second tallest building in the world. Sadly it looks like it was designed by a committee   (edition.cnn.com) divider line
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2021-12-08 2:24:23 PM  
The spire of a soaring 118-story skyscraper has topped out at over 2,227 feet above Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur.

Pygmys! Budgies!

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2021-12-08 2:30:07 PM  
One mighty wind and it would blow over. No thanks.
 
2021-12-08 2:39:45 PM  
Completed just in time for forward-thinking companies to realize people can do their job from home and don't need to rent oodles of office space.

/building is ugly as shiat
 
2021-12-08 2:42:38 PM  
I think it looks cool as hell. The mirrored surfaces and the facets make it look more like a sculpture or a jewel than a building.
 
2021-12-08 2:42:51 PM  
I like it.  It's far more interesting looking than those boring tall buildings going up (or have gone up) in China or that Salesforce tower in SF that looks like a China building.
 
2021-12-08 2:44:23 PM  

Creoena: Completed just in time for forward-thinking companies to realize people can do their job from home and don't need to rent oodles of office space.


Not to say that this isn't going to be a problem for gigantic office buildings everywhere moving forward.
 
2021-12-08 2:45:49 PM  
making fun of how a building looks is super basic, if everyone had to sign off of how buildings looked they'd all look like the bajillion identical looking grey SUVs zerging around walmart parking lots
 
2021-12-08 2:46:02 PM  
Looking at that photo made the SimCity 2000 music start playing in my head.
 
2021-12-08 2:48:04 PM  

RodneyToady: The spire of a soaring 118-story skyscraper has topped out at over 2,227 feet above Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur.

Pygmys! Budgies!

[YouTube video: I've Seen Things : Scampi : animated music video : MrWeebl]


Thank you.
 
2021-12-08 2:48:20 PM  
I wish we had colorful rooftops.  It would make skyscrapers more appealing from the inside.
 
2021-12-08 2:48:39 PM  
You can see from the bulges and bends that the giant asshole that was extruding it clenched down a few times.
 
2021-12-08 2:50:49 PM  
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2021-12-08 2:52:57 PM  
'Zat the same committee what designed One World Trade Center?

I do think this monster in Malaysia is kinda cool looking, though, unlike the new WTC, even it has merde in name, Merdeka 118.  At least it's not named Merdekaka 118, and 118 isn't a prime number.

/ka-ka
//lol
 
2021-12-08 2:54:23 PM  
I was left scratching my head "where's the money for that?" So they have a British style of titular monarchy with entirely to many people in a parliamentary system, a functioning democracy, so no grand authoritarian project.

Scroll down a bit and see the economy. I was thinking "palm oil and rubber" but I see half the economy is in making microchips and related things. I remember how everything I got from TI was made in Malaysian factories. This might be the tower made from 30 years of graphing calculators.
 
2021-12-08 2:55:37 PM  
Were it designed by committee, it would look like one of the World Trade Center towers.
 
2021-12-08 2:55:37 PM  
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'Darco' is slang for "De-Urbanized Arcological Construct". Originally designed by the twisted genius of Dante McCallavre, the artist/architect proclaimed it a reactionary response to the rigid, archetypal Arcologies of his day. No one really knows what this means, and many engineers are frankly baffled at how the thing stays standing. Inside, the ill-lit corridor's twist into odd, meandering corkscrews that mysteriously turn back on themselves. There are rumors that a strange sub-species of man inhabits the air ducts.
 
2021-12-08 2:56:40 PM  

Creoena: Completed just in time for forward-thinking companies to realize people can do their job from home and don't need to rent oodles of office space.

/building is ugly as shiat


So chances are that it's just like the Burj Khalifa, 90% of it is residential, with maybe the bottom 30 stories dedicated to commercial spaces like hotels and some office space.
 
2021-12-08 2:57:01 PM  
Looks like a 4-bit statue of liberty
 
2021-12-08 2:59:34 PM  
I'm confused.  I can't figure out which one is the building they're talking about.  Where is it in relation to the oil derrick in the middle of the photo?
 
2021-12-08 3:01:00 PM  

RodneyToady: The spire of a soaring 118-story skyscraper has topped out at over 2,227 feet above Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur.

Pygmys! Budgies!

[YouTube video: I've Seen Things : Scampi : animated music video : MrWeebl]


Clicked for carrots, handbags, cheese.
 
2021-12-08 3:06:43 PM  

wildcardjack: I was left scratching my head "where's the money for that?"


It's being built by a government-owned investment company, so, "the State"
 
2021-12-08 3:07:47 PM  
Same committee designed this...
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2021-12-08 3:09:53 PM  

markie_farkie: Creoena: Completed just in time for forward-thinking companies to realize people can do their job from home and don't need to rent oodles of office space.

/building is ugly as shiat

So chances are that it's just like the Burj Khalifa, 90% of it is residential, with maybe the bottom 30 stories dedicated to commercial spaces like hotels and some office space.


Unless things have changed dramatically, it's 83 stories of office space, 12 stories of hotel rooms, 5 stories of hotel residences
 
2021-12-08 3:10:25 PM  

FSUScoot: Same committee designed this...[Fark user image image 850x446]


You watch your tone.
 
2021-12-08 3:10:27 PM  
If anything can be used as a dildo (if you're brave enough), then that would be known as "Widowmaker Impalotron 9000".
 
2021-12-08 3:14:32 PM  
 
2021-12-08 3:42:43 PM  

wildcardjack: I was left scratching my head "where's the money for that?" So they have a British style of titular monarchy with entirely to many people in a parliamentary system, a functioning democracy, so no grand authoritarian project.

Scroll down a bit and see the economy. I was thinking "palm oil and rubber" but I see half the economy is in making microchips and related things. I remember how everything I got from TI was made in Malaysian factories. This might be the tower made from 30 years of graphing calculators.


I'm pretty sure Intel has a fab in Malaysia, and they're pretty big in PCB manufacturing too. Some good engineers come out of Malaysia.
 
2021-12-08 3:44:03 PM  
How's about we have a Photoshop tennis match of a building design to buy farkers. What say you all?
 
2021-12-08 3:44:15 PM  
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2021-12-08 3:46:43 PM  
Eh, never been impressed by super-tall buildings. Just seems like an extravagant waste. Is it a status symbol to have a flat or an office far above the earth? Can more work get accomplished at great heights then at ground  level? They do look neat though.
 
2021-12-08 3:48:12 PM  
That is a large, spire you have there, is it to tie off gigantic airships?
 
2021-12-08 3:49:13 PM  

vilesithknight: Can more work get accomplished at great heights then at ground level?


For many people, the opposite is true, as they'll get sea-sick due to building movement.
 
2021-12-08 3:50:35 PM  
[O]  [OUTRAGE] Building looks like box
[X]  [OUTRAGE] Building doesn't look like box
 
2021-12-08 3:52:04 PM  

Creoena: Completed just in time for forward-thinking companies to realize people can do their job from home and don't need to rent oodles of office space.

/building is ugly as shiat


It's no Jenga Tower.

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2021-12-08 3:52:09 PM  

AlgaeRancher: That is a large, spire you have there, is it to tie off gigantic airships?


It's how they cheat at casual building-height rankings.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_in_California

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2021-12-08 3:54:18 PM  
Personally, I would never want to live in a skyscraper.  Ideally, I'd live in an earth sheltered concrete bunker, but never a skyscraper.  Too many people in the way and too few exits if you need to evacuate.
 
2021-12-08 4:09:50 PM  
Skyscraper
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2021-12-08 4:25:24 PM  
Somewhere a Gelfling is about to go on a quest.
 
2021-12-08 4:40:52 PM  

wildcardjack: I was left scratching my head "where's the money for that?" So they have a British style of titular monarchy with entirely to many people in a parliamentary system, a functioning democracy, so no grand authoritarian project.

Scroll down a bit and see the economy. I was thinking "palm oil and rubber" but I see half the economy is in making microchips and related things. I remember how everything I got from TI was made in Malaysian factories. This might be the tower made from 30 years of graphing calculators.


Malaysia is actually made up of nine kingdoms. The kings take turns being King of Malaysia for five years.
 
2021-12-08 4:42:57 PM  
It's the world's tallest building that's connected to a sewer line.
 
2021-12-08 5:54:09 PM  
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2021-12-08 7:59:04 PM  
Ok but what if there's a fire? How on earth do firefighters tackle a fire in a building that tall?
 
2021-12-08 8:03:41 PM  

4seasons85!: Ok but what if there's a fire? How on earth do firefighters tackle a fire in a building that tall?


If it's within the building, the building itself has systems for firefighting. If it's the exterior skin, it just burns off until it's done.
 
2021-12-08 8:13:39 PM  

BigNumber12: 4seasons85!: Ok but what if there's a fire? How on earth do firefighters tackle a fire in a building that tall?

If it's within the building, the building itself has systems for firefighting. If it's the exterior skin, it just burns off until it's done.


Ok that's fine. But what if people are trapped? How do they get people out? I guess I should have clarified my comment.
 
2021-12-08 8:33:10 PM  

4seasons85!: BigNumber12: 4seasons85!: Ok but what if there's a fire? How on earth do firefighters tackle a fire in a building that tall?

If it's within the building, the building itself has systems for firefighting. If it's the exterior skin, it just burns off until it's done.

Ok that's fine. But what if people are trapped? How do they get people out? I guess I should have clarified my comment.


The fire suppression sprinklers are there to either extinguish the majority of fires outright, and/or hold it down for long enough for floor occupants to reach the core. Once they get into the core on their floor, they're home free, down and out of the building.

If the sprinklers don't work for some reason, and they're somehow trapped on their floor, with fire along every path between them and an exit stair, that's why firefighters would enter the building, ascend, and then fight the fire on the floor using the standpipe.
 
2021-12-08 8:47:13 PM  

BigNumber12: 4seasons85!: BigNumber12: 4seasons85!: Ok but what if there's a fire? How on earth do firefighters tackle a fire in a building that tall?

If it's within the building, the building itself has systems for firefighting. If it's the exterior skin, it just burns off until it's done.

Ok that's fine. But what if people are trapped? How do they get people out? I guess I should have clarified my comment.

The fire suppression sprinklers are there to either extinguish the majority of fires outright, and/or hold it down for long enough for floor occupants to reach the core. Once they get into the core on their floor, they're home free, down and out of the building.

If the sprinklers don't work for some reason, and they're somehow trapped on their floor, with fire along every path between them and an exit stair, that's why firefighters would enter the building, ascend, and then fight the fire on the floor using the standpipe.


Thank you!
 
2021-12-08 10:17:11 PM  

4seasons85!: Ok but what if there's a fire? How on earth do firefighters tackle a fire in a building that tall?


Sprinkler system. No tall building can be evacuated in the event of a fire. They almost never catch fire in a serious way these days, unless your contractors swap out the flame retardant cladding for the cheap flammable cladding and you don't require sprinklers in the building. Or unless someone runs a big plane into it.
 
2021-12-08 10:46:51 PM  
Kuala Lumpur. Eats, shoots, and leaves.
 
2021-12-09 12:05:30 AM  

vilesithknight: Can more work get accomplished at great heights then at ground  level?


You have 20 companies that want a physical presence somewhere in Manhattan. It's too expensive for each of them to purchase several city blocks for a 2-3 story building, but they can split the cost of the 4-block footprint for a 50-story building.

Working at great heights will freak out some people (especially post-9/11), but if your office happens to overlook Central Park, you're going to pay extra for that, and your co-workers on the other side of the building will hate you for it.
 
TKM
2021-12-09 12:41:09 AM  
Uglier than a hatful of ass-holes.
 
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