March 08, 2004
Putting a wheel in the hole in the skyscraper

Regulars here will know the trick. When I'm in a rush, expect pictures.

So anyway, I was watching this show on Channel 5 TV this evening about skyscrapers, and the one truly amazing thing I learned was that they are talking of sticking one of these …

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… in the hole in the top of this …

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… this being the World Financial Centre that some crazy zillionaire is trying to get built in Shanghai. For about three months towards the end of this decade it will apparently be the tallest skyscraper in the world, and as far as I am concerned it looks like a giant bottle opener.

I don't get it. Why bother? I mean, if you want to go to the top of the hole, take an elevator, or some stairs.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 12:55 AM
Category: Architecture