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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 6:43 PM
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it looks like a very elegant design.

and at 816' tall, the towers will be taller than any of detroit's current skyscrapers.
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At 816 feet, it's also going to be the tallest bridge in North America, maybe even the Western Hemipshere.

As for being taller than Detroit's skyscrapers, that's still in question dependent upon how many levels they decided to but at the top of the Hudson Tower, and whether the recent announcement that they are looking to fit a hotel into the tower means that they'll take out residential floors or add floors to the tower to accomodate the hotel. The 800 feet for it is a rough figure for sure.
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At 816 feet, it's also going to be the tallest bridge in North America, maybe even the Western Hemipshere.
No. Southern France would still own the "tallest in the world", though I couldn't tell how correct that assertion is.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millau_Viaduct

Maybe the Chinese have taller things by now, Idk.
That is clearly the tallest in the country anyway.
Also a nice piece of French-British partnership.
Designed by Norman Foster and some fr structural engineer.
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As for being taller than Detroit's skyscrapers, that's still in question dependent upon how many levels they decided to but at the top of the Hudson Tower
that's why i said "the towers will be taller than any of detroit's current skyscrapers".

hopefully hudson tower will be built to an even taller height.
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Didn't realize this was going to be taller then the likes of the golden gate bridge, that's crazy. This is going to dwarf the Ambassador.
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2018, 2:18 PM
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This is going to dwarf the Ambassador.
for real.

the ambassador's towers are only 386' tall.

the towers of this new bridge will be over twice as tall!

the new bridge towers will also be far taller than the mackinac bridge towers (552'), though its main span will be much shorter (2,800' vs. 3,800' for mighty mac)
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No. Southern France would still own the "tallest in the world", though I couldn't tell how correct that assertion is.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millau_Viaduct

Maybe the Chinese have taller things by now, Idk.
That is clearly the tallest in the country anyway.
Also a nice piece of French-British partnership.
Designed by Norman Foster and some fr structural engineer.
Tallest in the Western Hemisphere, not the entire world. Millau lies east of the prime meridian from Greenwich (which runs near Bordeaux in that part of France) so it is in the Eastern Hemisphere.

In American usage, "Western Hemisphere" is usually used incorrectly to refer to the New World (the Americas plus Greenland and other islands).

But yes, this will be the tallest bridge in the world outside of Europe and Asia, beating out Mexico's Mezcala Bridge and the US' Golden Gate Bridge.
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It is amazing when you see the Mackinac Bridge towers coming in at 552' above the straights.
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