Frank Lloyd Wright’s mile-high tower

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Known as “The Illinois”; based on several renderings FLW did.

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    1. The big problem was that in order to get people around, most of the building (and most of the power use) would have been elevators. The rest would go to fire stairs, plumbing and other mechanicals. Only about 30% would have been useable space. If you had an office on the 520th floor you would have needed 50 minutes to get there from the ground floor.

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    2. Sure, Maggie – and we all know the same technology existed in 1956 as exists now – the Kingdom tower isn’t scheduled for completion until 2018. Plus, the Kingdom Tower is only supposed to be 156 floors (the rest is a spire), the Illinois was designed to be 528 floors – Kinda apples and oranges, no?

      And even at 156 floors, the KT needs 69 elevators, care to guess how many elevators a building with three times the square footage and more than three times the height would need?

      Is that what you call an argument, Mags? Or are you just gonna claim I’m making it all up?

      skyscrapercenter.com/jeddah/kingdom-tower/
      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Illinois

      And yes, Mags – if you ever run for POTUS I want to see your tax returns. ROFLMAO!

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      • The Kingdom Tower’s plans have never been released but this asshole right here…he knows how it’s going to be built and the number of floors that will be on it. Because he read speculation and that’s all his kind needs. Facts be damned.

        Maybe next time you google something you take some time to read it and understand it instead of trying to bullshit your way out of being called on your bullshit?

        The Kingdom Tower’s designs haven’t even been finalized but you know exact figures on it because you scanned wikipedia.

        I mean ffs put a little effort in. The worst part is you thought that last round of bullshit was some definitive statement lol. You’re fucking pathetic.

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