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Skyscraper story for real?

Read in the telegraph there is some insane proposal to build a skyscrapper in an alpine village?

Is there any truth in this, surely/hopefully not...
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Old 18.03.2015, 08:27
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Re: Skyscrapper story for real

Tearing down the sky? I think it isn't real.

Regarding the skyscraper - ""It's marketing," Benedict Loderer, an architecture critic, told Basler Zeitung newspaper, adding that he did not believe the project would come to fruition."
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Old 19.03.2015, 08:57
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Re: Skyscraper story for real?

something like this maybe
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Old 19.03.2015, 09:06
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Read in the telegraph there is some insane proposal to build a skyscrapper in an alpine village?

Is there any truth in this, surely/hopefully not...
I hope they're going to build 10 of those.
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Old 19.03.2015, 09:08
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Re: Skyscraper story for real?

The project has not been officially presented yet. (I think it's due tomorrow)

AFAIK it's real, but I doubt it will ever happen.
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Old 19.03.2015, 09:10
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Re: Skyscraper story for real?

Link to the article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...kyscraper.html
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Old 19.03.2015, 09:15
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Re: Skyscrapper story for real

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Tearing down the sky? I think it isn't real.
Definitely not. This is Switzerland -- they'd have to take it to the recycling centre.
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Old 19.03.2015, 09:22
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Re: Skyscraper story for real?

http://www.thelocal.ch/20150316/euro...-swiss-village
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Old 19.03.2015, 09:24
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Re: Skyscraper story for real?

Why all the fuzz, just a skyscaper.
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Old 19.03.2015, 09:35
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Re: Skyscraper story for real?

It'd be a bit crap in a village. Much more impressive at the top of a mountain somewhere.
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Old 19.03.2015, 13:54
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Re: Skyscraper story for real?

God! What an eyesore! Hopefully the villagers have more sense than the idiots proposing this.
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Old 19.03.2015, 14:01
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Re: Skyscraper story for real?

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It'd be a in a crap village.
fixed that for you.
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Old 19.03.2015, 14:14
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Re: Skyscraper story for real?

I thought it was an early April Fool's joke.
Hopefully it will come to nothing.
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Old 19.03.2015, 15:14
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Re: Skyscraper story for real?

what matters is-it's not a Minarett!

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Old 19.03.2015, 16:32
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Re: Skyscraper story for real?

or maybe this
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Old 25.03.2015, 12:43
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Re: Skyscraper story for real?

More news after PR-conference at 1 pm.

http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wissen/t...story/18404145
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Old 25.03.2015, 14:27
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Re: Skyscraper story for real?

Ongoing press conference:

http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/...story/29893884
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Old 25.03.2015, 14:40
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Re: Skyscraper story for real?

Remo Stoffel is an egotist looking for some quick fame. The turm is an ugly monstrosity
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Old 25.03.2015, 14:42
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Re: Skyscraper story for real?

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That's not it. That's a private residence in Mombai. Still ugly though.
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Old 25.03.2015, 14:52
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Re: Skyscraper story for real?

Ah yes. Too bad if you have your house in the shadow of it.
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