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SLENDER RESIDENTIAL SUPERTALLS WORLDWIDE (2017)
Very tall residential towers are rare worldwide because they are expensive to build and, in most cities, prohibited by height caps or other zoning regulations. This chart shows the seven places in 2017 where tall and slender apartment towers have stretched beyond 305 meters/ 1,000 feet. Apartments range from many small rentals to large luxury condos, and from fewer than 100 units to nearly 800. the grid of images below updates the exhibition’s list and includes 18 slender towers that in May 2016 were either completed or in early stages of construction. The defining characteristic of these new towers is not height, but slenderness. Slenderness is a proportion based on the width of the base to the height of the building. A tower can be very tall, but not slender, and it can be slender without being very tall.
From left: Etihad Towers T2; Cayan Tower; Ocean Heights; Australia 108; 53W53rd; Neva Towers; Damac Heights; The One; Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower; The Torch; Elite Residence; 23 Marina; Burj Mohammed Bin Rashi;, Princess Tower; 432 Park Avenue; Marina 101; 111 West 57th Street; World One. (© The Skyscraper Museum, based building silhouettes, courtesy CTBUH Skyscraper Center Database)(September, 2017)