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Feb 21, 2007, 3:04 AM
Hi. I have recently seen many skyline pictures of many African cities, and many have skylines that beat out many cities that SSP currently has completely diagrammed. Unfortunately, this is not the case for the African cities. Many major cities have many tall buildings listed, but have no drawings! And others still are missing many tall buildings that I'm sure would get diagrammed if they were in another part of the world. Unfortunately, I have absolutely no diagramming talent, but I have the utmost respect for those who can do it, and as a request (or challenge) to you guys, I would like to see some more African buildings on here. I'm sorry I can't be more specific because the lack of drawings is in pretty much every city, but some particularly lacking cities are Nairobi, Cairo, Abidjan, and Abuja.
If you put in request forms to add buildings to the diagrams (if necessary) and provide some images, I can help out a bit.
Feb 22, 2007, 12:51 AM
Ok first up, supposedly the new tallest going up in Durban, and no drawing!
Anyhoo, 40 fl, 153 m
P.S. Did I do the pics right?
Here is a link to the building, its already on SSP:
Feb 22, 2007, 1:01 AM
This one is under construction, 27 fl, 117 m
Link at SSP:
Feb 22, 2007, 1:02 AM
BTW, Most of my images come from SSC forums. So the credit for finding them is theirs.
Feb 22, 2007, 1:50 AM
SSP Link: http://www.skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=9346
25 floors, 91 m, 299 ft
Feb 22, 2007, 1:51 AM
Other people, please feel free to contribute as well.
Feb 22, 2007, 2:28 AM
IMO, an ugly building but anyhoo,
SSP Link: http://www.skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=9344
28 floors, 105 m, 344 ft
Sorry thts all for now, I will try to get better pics of this one later.
Mar 1, 2007, 11:12 PM
Forgive my rudeness, but is anyone at all interested in these?
You just have to wait. My desire to draw diagrams comes in waves, right now I am not interested but if I get to that point, I'll try some.
Mar 2, 2007, 12:05 AM
I read some of your other posts, and that's why I posted, so this wasn't directed at you at all, but to anyone else.
By all means Vid, take your time.
Mar 2, 2007, 12:29 AM
You have to understand there are VERY FEW illustrators that are regulars, anymore. And most of the regulars concentrate on their own personal list of skyscrapers they want to do. This is a rarely visited forum.
Mar 4, 2007, 5:22 PM
I'm surprised that the drawing in diagrams has dropped off, as the forum otherwise has probably increased three-fold in traffic/posts the past few years.
Mar 28, 2007, 8:29 PM
I care, if it matters.
Mar 31, 2007, 1:33 AM
I care, if it matters.
Mar 31, 2007, 1:47 AM
I'm sorry I can't be more specific because the lack of drawings is in pretty much every city, but some particularly lacking cities are Nairobi, Cairo, Abidjan, and Abuja.
One of the main problems with drawing buildings in African cities is the lack of photos and information of them. Cairo has most likely 2000+ 12 storey buildings but where could you get information about them???
Anyway, you're also more than welcome to try drawing on your own. It's really not that difficult and we are happy about each new illustrator. Here you'll find all the necessary information: http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/help/
Apr 1, 2007, 3:01 AM
You know, I think I will try some. I'm not guaranteeing a lot of quality, but you gotta start somewhere. One of my problems is that I only have MS Paint to work with, so that kind of sucks.
MS Paint is great to start with, start off with easy buildings (less than 20 storeys and nothing fancy, stick to modernist buildings at first) then eventually you can work your way up to a 2:1 scale and add more detail.
Once you get a little better, paint.net has some neat features to make diagrams more realistic. Just practise. Draw what you see. :)
Jun 12, 2007, 10:54 AM
Can someone create a Diagram of this Building.
It's 60 Floors and is Approximately 250 Metres
P.S It's envisioned to become Africa's Tallest, and is still in the planning stages.
Jun 27, 2007, 1:03 PM
Jun 29, 2007, 1:25 AM
I've drawn a few South African buildings in the past, but finding good photos is very hard. I prefer to draw buildings that are completed, not drawing from renderings. Find some good photos and people will eventually attempt to draw them. I just don't have the time to do drawings anymore.
Jul 1, 2007, 10:10 AM
BorisMolotov, did you ever try drawing those buildings? Paint it an excellent program for begginers, Its what I used.
And I agree, Africa is so underdrawn, too bad I dont really draw anymore :(
Jul 1, 2007, 12:06 PM
I tried one of them, and an easier one in Chicago. I'm nowhere near the skill level of some of the other guys around here though. Plus I don't have an illustrators account.
Ask Dylan to have an account. Send a PM him. I think he will make one to you when you show your abbilities are good. Ms Paint is a good software but takes too much time. For square things you would like to make fast use MS Power Point as it is easy doing such buildings. Good luck. IF they were in Brazil I could try. :tup: So, Ask Dylan Leblanc...
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