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Old 03-13-2012, 11:10 AM
 
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:34 AM
 
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Atlanta dropped from #11 in 2000 to #22 in 2011. The way things are heading, it looks like it won't be in the top 25 much longer.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:42 AM
 
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Atlanta dropped from #11 in 2000 to #22 in 2011. The way things are heading, it looks like it won't be in the top 25 much longer.
That's not because we're going down, though, but because Asian and Middle Eastern cities are going up so fast. Most U.S. cities (Dallas, Philadelphia, Seattle and San Francisco) are already gone. I wouldn't be surprised if we are down to New York and Chicago before long.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:14 PM
 
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That's not because we're going down, though, but because Asian and Middle Eastern cities are going up so fast.
This is true, most super tall skyscrappers are now built in Asia or the Middle East. All of the tallest buildings in the world since Chicago's Sear Tower have been in those 2 regions. How the hell is Los Angeles taller than us?
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:17 PM
 
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This is true, most super tall skyscrappers are now built in Asia or the Middle East. All of the tallest buildings in the world since Chicago's Sear Tower have been in those 2 regions. How the hell is Los Angeles taller than us?
It's probably just a city proper count of structures. Since the City of Los Angeles is 3 times as large in square miles, pretty much every tall structure in LA is counted whereas our count does not include Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, or Cumberland.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:25 PM
 
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It's probably just a city proper count of structures.
Makes total sense. Atlanta's edge cities did not get counted in the list.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:29 PM
 
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That's not because we're going down, though, but because Asian and Middle Eastern cities are going up so fast. Most U.S. cities (Dallas, Philadelphia, Seattle and San Francisco) are already gone. I wouldn't be surprised if we are down to New York and Chicago before long.
This exactly.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:30 PM
 
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Makes total sense. Atlanta's edge cities did not get counted in the list.
And this sucks! Let's annex!
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:32 PM
 
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But, it is still d@mn good that we're number 22 without including Perimeter and Cumberland.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:35 PM
 
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The only odd thing about this list is that does not include São Paulo. I wonder why it was left out?

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Ooops, I just read the footnote:

*The CAHTT is the “Calculated Average Height of the Ten Tallest” buildings and towers of each city.

So that's why Los Angeles is higher than us on this list and we beat places like São Paulo in to the dust even though it is more common to live in high rise in that city than any other in the world.

We shouldn't be so willing then to cede defeat to Asia. All we need is an extremely tall skyscraper or two. Also, adding the skyscrapers in Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, and Cumberland wouldn't do much since the 20 tallest buildings in Atlanta are all in the city of Atlanta proper. If the recession had never happened we would be a few spots higher as the proposed Mandarin Oriental Hotel 6th tallest building in the city.

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