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Old Posted Apr 11, 2010, 2:56 PM
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the clark county regional justice center is 311 feet tall


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14 floors and 94 meters?? Come on!

even if it is 18 floors like in the diagrams section, its still whooping 5.2 meters PER FLOOR!
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14 floors and 94 meters?? Come on!

even if it is 18 floors like in the diagrams section, its still whooping 5.2 meters PER FLOOR!
you saying ssp is lying i haven't physically measured it so i cannot say for sure, but it most certainly is taller than the bank of america building just across the road and thats listed at 250 feet and looks it from the ground

emporis has it down as 91.64 metres which is still 300feet+ http://www.emporis.com/application/?...ng=3&id=155711
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well, but do you agree that 5.2 meters per floor is a LOT?

most commercial buildings are not over 4.5 meters per floor.
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Each floor has a courtroom with a fairly high ceiling.
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Ciudad Juarez has the worst skyline I can think of. There is none.

2 million people and I don't think there's a building of even 12 floors.
Even more pathetic when compared with El Paso just across the river, a city less than half as big with a pretty decent skyline:



(from a blog called alamo city pundit)
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well, but do you agree that 5.2 meters per floor is a LOT?

most commercial buildings are not over 4.5 meters per floor.
Courthouses, especially Federal courthouses, in the US have some of the highest floor-to-floor distances. I'm not entirely sure why, but it is definitely a characteristic of high-rise federal courthouses:

A 23-story courthouse in Cleveland is 131 m.

18-stories in Sacramento at 107 m.

17-stories in Tampa at 114 m.

14-stories in Jacksonville at 85 m.

10-stories in Buffalo at 61 m.

10-stories at Santa Ana at 54 m.
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Even more pathetic when compared with El Paso just across the river, a city less than half as big with a pretty decent skyline:



(from a blog called alamo city pundit)
This photo is highly stretched to make the buildings look taller than they are. Oddly enough, I don't think it's the only photo of El Paso that I've seen stretched like this! I can't think of any other city that does this.
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Brandon, Manitoba, 41,511 people. Manitoba's "second city".


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That's an old picture, there is an 11 storey hotel just to the left of it now.
Sorry to drag up old news but you made a small mistake: the Canadinns Hotel is waaaay to the right of the main cluster. It's about halfway down 18th St. Also McMaster Hall at BU is ten floors, it's just to the right of this shot.

Downtown Brandon is actually quite dense for a city of 55k , and there's a couple blocks that feel like Winnipeg in terms of density and height. Unfortunately Brandon suffers from a lot of horizontal growth, 41st St. being one of the newest areas (that shot shows Scotia Tower, at the corner of 8th)
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Courthouses, especially Federal courthouses, in the US have some of the highest floor-to-floor distances. I'm not entirely sure why, but it is definitely a characteristic of high-rise federal courthouses:
I see. I considered the possibility of courtrooms with high ceilings, but I thought only the base of the building had them, not the entire building.


as for the reason for high ceilings, its quite simple imho. The awe factor. High ceilings demonstrate power, something grander than human, etc. Architects play with it since forever. The JUSTICE is bigger than any individual human. Or something like that. It worked for all churches and religious structures
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Courtrooms, I presume, have the need for natural amplification. With a low roof, the sound is more obstructed by the seats. A loftier roof allows the sound to arc above seats.
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