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Old 08-09-2011, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Now, I have a correction. The Miami skyline is still shooting up at a rapid pace with Wells Fargo Center (647 ft, 2010), 1450 Brickell (540 ft, 2010) and Brickell World Plaza (517 ft 2010). Therefore, three buildings over 500 feet have been built in the past 21 months and I did not even look into buildings under 400 feet completed. Also, another 28 buildings above 400 feet are approved for Miami. Therefore, I don't see any sight of this boom slowing down.
According to whom, wikipedia? If you could find a reliable source that has those approved developments with scheduled groundbreakings within the next year, then I'll believe that Miami has sustained it's rapid growth.

Im not trying to knock down Miami, but I have not seen anything close to the boom that Miami experience earlier, all these approved projects mean nothing if construction isn't imminent, so a project that is on hold, getting financed, or awaiting more tenants or units purchased/leased is as good as no project in terms of its affect on the skyline, for the time being. I'm not saying Miami has a dead future, just that its skyline growth is stabilizing, but if you can validate your claim, well then I'll own up and say I was wrong.

 
Old 08-09-2011, 02:31 PM
 
Location: NY-NJ-Philly looks down at SF and laughs at the hippies
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According to whom, wikipedia? If you could find a reliable source that has those approved developments with scheduled groundbreakings within the next year, then I'll believe that Miami has sustained it's rapid growth.
According to a reliable source, which I'm not allowed to post.

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Im not trying to knock down Miami
Seems like it to me.

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but I have not seen anything close to the boom that Miami experience earlier, all these approved projects mean nothing if construction isn't imminent, so a project that is on hold, getting financed, or awaiting more tenants or units purchased/leased is as good as no project in terms of its affect on the skyline, for the time being. I'm not saying Miami has a dead future, just that its skyline growth is stabilizing, but if you can validate your claim, well then I'll own up and say I was wrong.
Exactly, they are approved projects. Therefore, until they are officially cancelled they are planned on being built.

I am officially done with this thread.
 
Old 08-09-2011, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Same could be said with Austin there are about 20 buildings that are approve but they have yet to break ground.
 
Old 08-09-2011, 09:48 PM
 
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Boston is going no where, it takes too long for things to get done in this town, lol
 
Old 08-09-2011, 10:03 PM
 
Location: NY, NY
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Reminds me a lot of the Bank of America Tower in New York City.


As far as my city goes, I see some more infill and the skyline getting a bit more density, but I don't see a new tallest in that time. Too much NIMBY opposition and the FAA restricting heights due to the airport being nearby. Most new high rises in Boston will be 350-600 feet. I doubt we'll see anything taller than 600 for a long time.
I agree, that looks alot like the BOA Tower by Bryan Park.
 
Old 08-09-2011, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Reminds me a lot of the Bank of America Tower in New York City.
It's about the same height too.
 
Old 08-09-2011, 11:07 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Same could be said with Austin there are about 20 buildings that are approve but they have yet to break ground.
Are the hippies trying to block them from building? Is it going to block them from setting up a sustainable urban soybean garden to mass produce organic tofu?
 
Old 08-10-2011, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Lol... I wouldn't blame the hippies more like the nimby's, they'll fight anything that is taller than their own house and having 2 on our city council doesn't make any better...

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Old 08-10-2011, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Austin
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416 Congress Hotel

Breaking ground soon

416 Congress Ave: Boutique Hotel Renderings | Downtown Austin Blog

http://www.statesman.com/multimedia/dynamic/00926/hotel-rendering_926625c.jpg (broken link)
Manchester Financial Group Convention Hotel

Start in mid 2012

San Diego developer plans 50-story hotel east of Austin Convention Center

Just a few that I decided to put up.
 
Old 08-10-2011, 08:24 AM
 
Location: NC
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416 Congress Hotel

Breaking ground soon

416 Congress Ave: Boutique Hotel Renderings | Downtown Austin Blog


Manchester Financial Group Convention Hotel

Start in mid 2012

San Diego developer plans 50-story hotel east of Austin Convention Center

Just a few that I decided to put up.
wow, impressive.
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