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Old 11-14-2007, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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whoa SF's looking good w/ that rendering in the next 10 yrs or so. its gonna go vertical.

nyc is gonna be outta control with the highrises slated for brooklyn and queens as well. the ones by the bridges.

 
Old 11-14-2007, 02:23 PM
 
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I've linked this before. Via Chicago started a great thread on the Chicago board about new towers in the works in Chicago. Some great stuff on the horizon to ensure that Chicago will remain a force, architecturally.

The Chicago Boom
 
Old 11-14-2007, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Tijuana Exurbs
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Looking at the buildings proposed for the WTC site, I'm not impressed. They buildings are boxy, even squat looking. Only the building with the diamond shaped tops has any architectural distinctiveness. I hope there isn't so much momentum behind this design that it can't be changed before it's too late. What a missed opportunity.

I checked out the photos in the "Chicago Boom" thread. Much to my surprise, the Ovoid shape of the Trump building is quite appealing, and the Chicago Spire is definitely a statement building. The others, while not quite standouts have good aesthetics - much better than the skyscrapers built in Chicago during the 60s and 70s.

Living in San Diego we have a few buildings that display architectural skill, but unfortunately, a fair number of our skyscrapers are just econo-boxes dropped in from some architectural firms "one-size-fits-all" bin. We're getting better at insisting on better design, but those mistakes from the 70s and early 80s will be with us for generations.

For a glimpse:

Images of San Diego
 
Old 11-14-2007, 04:20 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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a fair number of our skyscrapers are just econo-boxes dropped in from some architectural firms "one-size-fits-all" bin. We're getting better at insisting on better design, but those mistakes from the 70s and early 80s will be with us for generations.
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Reminds me of bit of Seattle trivia. Back when I arrived here in the early 70's the tallest building was a plain-looking black box - taller than the other older buildings, but pretty boring looking. When asked by tourists what the building was, the standard reply around here was "that's the box the Space Needle came in".

Ken
 
Old 11-14-2007, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Houston
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S/F looks amazing, but I really hope all those building are strongly reinforced to stand the shock of a major earthquake.
 
Old 11-14-2007, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Denver,Co
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S/F looks amazing, but I really hope all those building are strongly reinforced to stand the shock of a major earthquake.
Most earthquake prone areas have fairly strict standards when it comes to new construction in strong seismic zones. To tell you the truth I would much rather be in a new skyscraper during a major earthquake than be on the street. Usually they will just sway and the top floors may not even be affected that much
 
Old 02-04-2008, 02:20 PM
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I think Jersey City has a pretty nice skyline for a city its size.





 
Old 02-04-2008, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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It will always be NYC as number one for our country. At least, in my lifetime. And I think it would be very difficulty if not impossible for any city to take over Chicago's position as number two.
 
Old 02-04-2008, 04:00 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Chicago is currently building the world's first 2,000 foot tall building

 
Old 02-04-2008, 04:02 PM
 
Location: moving again
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[quote=censusdata;2723964]Chicago is currently building the world's first 2,000 foot tall building[/IMG]

Mabey you've never heard of the Burj dubai! It will still be a great building though
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