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    Default Google's new 'landscraper' ... could be the next big building trend

    Google's new 'landscraper' will be as long as a super-tall skyscraper is high and it could be the next big building trend

    Four major trends point toward landscrapers... The first is a growing migration from America's densest centers, like New York and San Francisco, to cities with more undeveloped land, like Austin, Texas, and Phoenix, Arizona. Webb predicts landscrapers will thrive in metros with more sprawl since there will be more room to build them.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/lands...le-hq-2017-11/

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    i guess noone told them about arthur erickson's courthouse in vancouver.

    it must be hard to be a trendsetter when you're following in the path of something pioneered 45 years ago.
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    A long outdoor mall owned by one company that takes up multiple city blocks... seems like I've seen this before, and more than Erickson's building. In many cities you will see large horizontal buildings that on the street level display monotony. High-rises are still good for the urban fabric and can help it and maintain it.. at least. These are tough to call on.
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    Fancy Hub Mall?

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    Hub Mall is an architectural treasure. Too bad they took out the glass roof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
    Hub Mall is an architectural treasure. Too bad they took out the glass roof.
    In the Hub Mall reroofing thread it says it’s 3 city blocks long so it’s roughly 1700’ ft long.


    “The blocks in Calgary, Canada, are 330 by 560 feet (100 m 170 m), while those in Edmonton, Canada are 197 by 560 feet (60 m 171 m).[2] ”
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_block


    “HUB about to go dim

    University landmark to get new roof that will cover open view of sky
    By Elise Stolte, Edmonton JournalJanuary 9, 2010

    Workers have already begun to box out the open sky at the University of Alberta's iconic HUB mall, making a flat roof to solve the perennial leaks caused by our pitiless winters.

    The building was designed as a raised, interior street, with three floors of residence rooms overlooking a string of small shops and a skylight above running the length of almost three city blocks.
    ...”




    http://www.ualberta.ca/~dmiall/Miall/hubmall.gif

    http://www.connect2edmonton.ca/showt...bout-to-go-dim

    Google's 'landscraper' will be as long as a skyscraper is high

    “...
    The Shard measures 1,016 feet tall. Google's London headquarters is similar in size but flipped on its side; it's 1,082 feet long.

    The building's architects, Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studios, call it a "landscraper," as it gains most of its size by stretching horizontally over land rather than vertically.

    Google's landscraper will be one of the first of its kind in the world. ...”


    "Landscrapers will create entirely new city footprints that we just haven't seen yet in the US, and could make life easier and more realistic," said Webb, who identifies socioeconomic, geopolitical, and business trends based on quantitative data.

    Here's what we can expect from the landscrapers of the future.

    View As: One Page Slides ...”

    http://www.businessinsider.com/lands...rs-webb-said-1
    Last edited by KC; 04-12-2017 at 02:13 PM.

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    Hub Mall is about 950 feet long, 292 meters

    https://sites.ualberta.ca/~alumni/hi...s/97authub.htm

    It is featured in many architectural textbooks.
    Last edited by Edmonton PRT; 04-12-2017 at 02:22 PM.
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