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Postby sk » Sun May 15, 2005 12:36 am

what do you think guys?is it about time to stat building some skyscapers in cyprus?not much bigger cities than nicosia and limassol have skyscrapers,so why not in cyprus?instead of building so many buildings next to each other,why dont we build higher,and in the empty space we construct parks?i think a few buildings with 20-25 floors are needed.!!!


**skyscraper is considered any building with more than 12 floors or higher than 36m
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Postby michalis5354 » Sun May 15, 2005 8:37 am

Yes of course. I had also suggested this to someoen working on this field! But he said there is a legislation which limits the number of floors that you are allowed to have in any building under construction depending on the area (zone) you are in! And he also agreed that the legislation need to be updated!
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Postby Christie » Sun May 15, 2005 4:53 pm

How will you feel on the 25th floor during the earthquake? :)
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Postby cannedmoose » Sun May 15, 2005 4:56 pm

Modern skyscrapers are almost immune to earthquakes Christie. For example, both Taipei 101 and the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur have counterbalance weights to minimise the shearing effect and many are also based in sprung foundations to prevent huge shearing forces at the base of the structure. So long as the high buildings were designed with earthquakes in mind, their height would not be a problem.

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Postby sk » Sun May 15, 2005 5:00 pm

michali this is bc the pieces of land in cyprus(oikopeda,dont know english term) are small. for a skyscraper ,you are right, u a big base. if the piece of land is big there is no problem in building a skyscraper!(according to the architect i asked)
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Postby Christie » Sun May 15, 2005 7:30 pm

Modern skyscrapers are almost immune to earthquakes Christie. For example, both Taipei 101 and the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur have counterbalance weights to minimise the shearing effect and many are also based in sprung foundations to prevent huge shearing forces at the base of the structure. So long as the high buildings were designed with earthquakes in mind, their height would not be a problem.

I wonder whether these methods are used in Cyprus in high (relatively high) buildings.. If so, I would feel much safer :)
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Postby cannedmoose » Sun May 15, 2005 8:03 pm

I don't think any of the existing high structures in Cyprus would need a counterweight, the building's structure alone should be able to support them.
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