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How safe are luxury skyscrapers in metros?

Mopvyto 2012/09/03 11:22:24
Living in a luxurious sky scraper is often used as a marketing tool to sell projects. But how safe are these high rises in metros?

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  • Jorge Enriquez 2012/09/30 16:55:49
    Jorge Enriquez
    Mmmm if they fall....
  • deborah sletten 2012/09/04 09:14:02
    deborah sletten
    Targets, that's what they are. That and there is always shoddy craftsmanship to concern oneself about, and don't forget mother nature.
  • umapathy Krishnamurthy 2012/09/04 00:12:28
    umapathy Krishnamurthy
    +1
    Certainly not safe in case of Massive Earth Quake, terrorist attack etc.,
  • Maleficent 2012/09/03 22:48:55
    Maleficent
    +1
    im pretty sure they will be safe. why build something that will not be stable?
  • GlennDiamant 2012/09/03 22:34:27
    GlennDiamant
    +1
    Crime, tornadoes, and earthquakes, e.g, are always possible.
  • JoLost 2012/09/03 20:05:33
    JoLost
    +1
    About as safe as anything, until they are not.
    triple decker bus

    triple decker bus crash towers fall
  • pops 2012/09/03 17:02:58
    pops
    +1
    Overall metros arn't safe no matter what the subject is.
  • NoName pops 2012/09/03 18:57:57
    NoName
    In my opinion there is a difference between being outright unsafe and more likely to have crime, and different hazards to look out fr compared to suburban and rural areas.
  • Claise 2012/09/03 16:52:31
    Claise
    +1
    they are so safe. but hopefully the elevator will not be out of order when you live at the top floor
  • bob h. 2012/09/03 16:48:09
    bob h.
    +2
    2nd floor is my limit. There's always that 1 in a 1,000,000 perfect storm or perfect quake.
  • Todayisgoingtobegreat 2012/09/03 14:18:38
    Todayisgoingtobegreat
    +1
    Sounds bad, but I can barely understand what she is saying. So, I think if I am ever going to move, that I will build my own house
  • gaylehelen 2012/09/03 14:03:36
    gaylehelen
    +2
    I think it depends on where they are located (as in a hurricane zone) and how well they were built. Too many contractors cutting corners out there. Too many building inspectors accepting bribes for substandard work as well.
    That's the lovely world we live in. Anyone considering moving into one should really do there homework.
    Me, I'll stay in my two level peaceful complex.
  • BILL gaylehelen 2012/09/03 18:43:15
    BILL
    Funny this is almost exactly my answers, good job
  • gaylehelen BILL 2012/09/03 22:27:02
    gaylehelen
    Wow. I never scroll down before I answer a question, I just answer.
    Should I? I wonder if other people do or just answer like I do. Hmmm, now I'm curious.
  • BILL gaylehelen 2012/09/06 21:25:23
    BILL
    +1
    Well it's just hard to top a great reply
  • Griegg 2012/09/03 13:45:14
    Griegg
    +2
    It depends on their design.
  • RogerCo... Griegg 2012/09/03 13:57:14 (edited)
    RogerCoppock
    +2
    - - - and probably who lives in them, and their location. Many urban high rises were made for the poor, these soon became centers of crime. I wouldn't like to live in a multistory building near an active earthquake fault or one built on soft soils.
  • bob h. RogerCo... 2012/09/03 16:53:10
    bob h.
    I read a survey taken in Brooklyn NY. People in the Hi-Rise project thought that the neighborhood was crime-ridden Those across the street in 2 family homes thought it was a fine neighborhood. I can't help but think they're both right.
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/09/03 13:17:13
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +2
    A good friend, who is a Fire Chief, said never live or stay in a hotel higher than the fire ladders can reach - he never does and now neither do I.
  • Theresa 2012/09/03 12:34:14
    Theresa
    +2
    Not very without electricity these places are death traps. Then is an angry mob is sitting at the bottom you will starve to death! I would never want to live anywhere near one!
  • Sumātogai 2012/09/03 12:17:09
    Sumātogai
    +1
    In tokyo they´re safe. Earthquake proof and everything most of them.
  • Tommy 2012/09/03 11:57:54 (edited)
    Tommy
    +1
    They're just fine if well designed.
  • kotabear 2012/09/03 11:39:59
    kotabear
    +1
    I guess not very safe, but I say build 'em anyway.

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