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Old 02-09-2009, 07:41 PM
 
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To me, it depends on how much you want to count the sheer number of buildings as compared to the number of supertalls. Chicago will definitely have the edge in supertalls, although New York will always have the edge in the total number of buildings over say 20 floors. For me, including spires on the top of a building has also been rather dubious as well, I think a skyline should be judged more on the actual roof of the building or the highest occupied floor. If you go by how many buildings are above 1,000 feet, Chicago will have The Spire (2,000 feet), Sears Tower (1450 feet), Trump (about 1200 feet) AON (1136 feet) John Hancock (1127 feet) Waterview Tower (1047 feet) plus the approved Waldorf Astoria (1265 feet). New York will have the 3 World Trade Center buildings, (if they are ever built) and the Empire State over 1,000 feet. Even the Chrysler building is only over 1,000 with its spire. If you lower the bar to 800 feet tall, Chicago has quite a few more buildings that hit that height. As far as Chicago and Milwaukee becoming one big urban area, I drive between the two quite often and at least along I-94, there isn't a stretch of more than a mile or two that there isn't commercial development, there will sooner or later probably be a Chicago Metra train line running into Milwaukee, plus the fact that Kenosha county in WI has become a suburb of Chicago, bumping right up against Racine, which is part of the Milwaukee metro area, it really is becoming on big city.

NY has only one less supertall than Chicago now, and they have like nine under construction. You act as if Chicago has like fifteen right now and NY has like two. NY has three and Chicago has four, so I dont know what your talking about. As far as skyrises overall. NY has like 5,600. Chicago has like 1000. Big difference. For every fifty skyrises Chicago builds, NY builds 150. Chicago will always have far less skyscrapers than NY. Every year they lose more ground to NY not gain. That last sentence is good for any other city as well, that being Miami, Houston, Philly, San Fran etc. Whatever they build. Realize NY will be building a whole lot more. So how can you possibly catch up? Answer. You can't!

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Old 02-09-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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Dubai for #1. There is an amazing amount of construction and planned building now. Other cities that will have much more impressive skylines in 10 yrs are Shanghai, Seoul, Moscow, and London. Not saying any of these cities (even including Dubai) will beat Hong Kong and NYC for skylines but they will look much different.

As far as just the U.S., NYC and Chicago both have very impressive development but this is nothing new. in 10 years I'd have NYC still ahead of Chicago but with the difference being quite small. Las Vegas, Miami, and even Nashville will all look much different. Even LA is undergoing a building boom but since its so spread out its less publicized.

How do you figure the difference to be quiet small. NY has fife times as many skyrises as Chicago now. And at this point of time, for every 50 Chicago builds, NY builds 150. Do you think that NY is sleeping while other cities are playing catch up? NY is always building many more buildings than any other city in America and at a much faster pace.

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Old 02-09-2009, 08:27 PM
 
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:50 PM
 
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NYC's skyline is unmatched. You could even break New York's skyline into two distinct areas. Midtown and Lower Manhattan. Both will be bigger than what any other city has to offer.
Except Vancouver (bigger and more dense than lower manhattan)
 
Old 02-10-2009, 11:40 AM
 
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I might be a little biased being from Milwaukee, as Chicago is only an hour and a half drive away (assuming you don't hit rush hour!) and we are gradually morphing into one giant metro area, but I'd have to put my vote in for Chi-town. I was recently in Manhattan and while it's skyline is definitely impressive for the sheer number of mid and high rise buildings it has, Chicago has the upper hand on the supertalls and still fills in nicely with the mid rise buildings. Once you add in the (2000 ft !) Spire and the numerous other 800 ft + buildings that are under construction or soon to start, Chicago has to have the edge. Plus, you have Lake Michigan in front to view it all from, to me it is Chicago that wins out.
I agree with you. As of right now NYC has more bulk and Chicago has more height

Currently, NYC only has 3 buildings taller than 1000ft, while Chicago has 5

However, NYC has SIX 1000 footers under construction, which would make nine total.

Freedom Tower = 1776ft
200 Greenwich St = 1350ft
175 Greenwich St = 1255ft
Bank of America Tower = 1200ft
World Product Center = 1011ft
Girasole = 1000ft

NYC is getting more height

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Old 02-10-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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I agree with you. As of right now NYC has more bulk and Chicago has more height

Currently, NYC only has 3 buildings taller than 1000ft, while Chicago has 5

However, NYC has SIX 1000 footers under construction, which would make nine total.

Freedom Tower = 1776ft
200 Greenwich St = 1350ft
175 Greenwich St = 1255ft
Bank of America Tower = 1200ft
World Product Center = 1011ft
Girasole = 1000ft



NYC is getting more height
actually we have 5 buildings over 1000ft, ESB, Chrysler, BoA, NYTT, 5(if you include conde nast) but wasnt NYC named Tallest city in the World. Plus we have 5 buldings underconstruction, 1 approved and 8 Proposed.

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Old 02-10-2009, 03:18 PM
 
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actually we have 5 buildings over 1000ft, ESB, Chrysler, BoA, NYTT, 5(if you include conde nast) but wasnt NYC named Tallest city in the World
For some reason, I was under the impression the Bank of America building was going to be completed soon. Obviously, I dont live in NYC...I did not know that it was already finished.

The conde Nast building is 809ft, but its 1143ft including the antenna.

Regardless, IMO I believe that NYC has a better skyline than Chicago.

Also, I hope Chicago or NYC would produce a building taller than Burj Dubai (2,684ft).

I want the tallest building in the world to be in the US.
 
Old 02-10-2009, 03:25 PM
 
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For some reason, I was under the impression the Bank of America building was going to be completed soon. Obviously, I dont live in NYC...I did not know that it was already finished.

The conde Nast building is 809ft, but its 1143ft including the antenna.

Regardless, IMO I believe that NYC has a better skyline than Chicago.

Also, I hope Chicago or NYC would produce a building taller than Burj Dubai (2,684ft).

I want the tallest building in the world to be in the US.
Well its almost done they just have to finish put the glass at the top.

 
Old 02-10-2009, 05:05 PM
 
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Well its almost done they just have to finish put the glass at the top.
NICE PIC!

Have you heard anything about the proposed Madison Square Garden Towers? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madison..._Garden_Towers

Also, do you have any info on skyscrapers being built above 400ft in Brooklyn or Queens? It is just a matter of time before nyc starts building in other boroughs than Manhattan.

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Old 02-11-2009, 05:09 AM
 
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Except Vancouver (bigger and more dense than lower manhattan)

LMAO!!!!


That was funny. Are you a comedian?
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