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Old 05-04-2009, 03:37 AM
 
Location: Miami, Florida
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Old 05-04-2009, 03:45 AM
 
Location: Miami, Florida
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Old 05-04-2009, 03:54 AM
 
Location: Miami, Florida
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Old 05-04-2009, 04:01 AM
 
Location: Miami, Florida
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:02 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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It's funny, I didn't expect such a dense city to be so car-oriented. Is it actually heavily skewed towards motor vehicles or does Miami have a really vibrant street life and good public transportation?

Also, I see the initial comparison with the long profile bisected with a curving river, but it doesn't seem like a particularly strong basis for a comparison. There are quite a few cities along a large body of water bisected by a river (Cleveland? Milwaukee?), and it makes a lot of sense that these cities would do most of their building along the waterfronts. It's really not that remarkable.

Why not just make a separate thread in order to post Miami pictures?
 
Old 05-04-2009, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Miami, Florida
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It's funny, I didn't expect such a dense city to be so car-oriented. Is it actually heavily skewed towards motor vehicles or does Miami have a really vibrant street life and good public transportation?
No, Miami does not have this. The street life has become far more vibrant over the past few years and will continue to do so. Public transportation is not keeping pace with the development. The Metrorail system, part of which you see above, has expanded litte since it opened 25 years ago. We are more like Los Angeles with respect to being car-oriented.

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Also, I see the initial comparison with the long profile bisected with a curving river, but it doesn't seem like a particularly strong basis for a comparison. There are quite a few cities along a large body of water bisected by a river (Cleveland? Milwaukee?), and it makes a lot of sense that these cities would do most of their building along the waterfronts. It's really not that remarkable.
Yes, I understand what you are saying, but the Miami skyline is significantly larger than the skylines of these other cities that you are referring too. As someone mentioned earlier and I have myself, the Miami skyline is now ranked third in the U.S. by some statisticians, and that is what is remarkable compared to what the skyline looked like ten years ago or else nobody would be making this comparison. That is why many people are calling it the Chicago of the South. We also have an Edgewater district in addition to a long linear skyline along a body of water with a river running through it bearing the city's name. Believe me, having studied skyscraper architecture and history as a hobby for well over 30 years, I would not have created a thread like this. I simply contribute to it on behalf of Miami using the knowledge and experience that I have.

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Why not just make a separate thread in order to post Miami pictures?
I have several Miami pictures threads going on other websites. I posted these photos here because it is the Miami and Chicago Skyline thread. If I have been overly zealous and posted too many, you can rest assured I won't post any more here.
 
Old 05-04-2009, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:14 PM
 
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MIami is a great city, and the skyline is definitely growing at an amazing speed. It is reminiscent of Chicago's in that it is a long skyline placed along the coast, near the river, so I see the comparison as valid as well. I dont think anyone would argue its at the level of a Chicago but I can appreciate how it is growing. Plus, the vertical lifestyle is a rarity in the US, and Miami seems to be one of only a few cities that is promoting it.

Finally, many newer buildings in Chicago, like those in Lakeshore East and in the south loop, do somewhat resemble those being built in Miami as well.
 
Old 05-04-2009, 05:11 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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No, Miami does not have this. The street life has become far more vibrant over the past few years and will continue to do so. Public transportation is not keeping pace with the development. The Metrorail system, part of which you see above, has expanded litte since it opened 25 years ago. We are more like Los Angeles with respect to being car-oriented.



Yes, I understand what you are saying, but the Miami skyline is significantly larger than the skylines of these other cities that you are referring too. As someone mentioned earlier and I have myself, the Miami skyline is now ranked third in the U.S. by some statisticians, and that is what is remarkable compared to what the skyline looked like ten years ago or else nobody would be making this comparison. That is why many people are calling it the Chicago of the South. We also have an Edgewater district in addition to a long linear skyline along a body of water with a river running through it bearing the city's name. Believe me, having studied skyscraper architecture and history as a hobby for well over 30 years, I would not have created a thread like this. I simply contribute to it on behalf of Miami using the knowledge and experience that I have.



I have several Miami pictures threads going on other websites. I posted these photos here because it is the Miami and Chicago Skyline thread. If I have been overly zealous and posted too many, you can rest assured I won't post any more here.
I greatly appreciate all the pictures you've posted--Miami has a beautiful setting for its skyline. However, I'd suggest that you put the pictures in thumbnails first so unsuspecting browsers won't suddenly find themselves swamped with dozens of huge pictures.

It's a shame that Miami's public transit is like LA's--with such a gorgeous setting, large population density and generally balmy weather, you'd hope it'd really be put to use. I read some posts about how Miami is looking to Chicago's urban model for its future development (hopefully with its own, more modern, el trains)--do you have any links or info on this?
 
Old 05-04-2009, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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