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Old 12-04-2008, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I think in that much time Atlanta's three skylines Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead will have all grown together. When that happens a ride up Peachtree Blvd with about 8 miles of highrises will be mind blowing!

 
Old 12-04-2008, 03:46 PM
 
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I think in that much time Atlanta's three skylines Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead will have all grown together. When that happens a ride up Peachtree Blvd with about 8 miles of highrises will be mind blowing!
That would be quite a sight.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Smile Wait a minute!! Folks lets get real!!

Most of this thread about future skylines is nothing more than dreaming.
Let me bring you down to reality.

First of all this country is in a huge recession. In order for those projects to get built they need to be at least 70% pre leased. Right now we are experiencing a reduction in demand for office space that is almost nationwide. Plus residential real estate is depreciating so the developers will not get the same price that they planned on.

I can all but guarantee you that unless these projects are already under construction they are probably going to be delayed or put on hold or outright cancelled until further notice.

Please only speak of projects that have already gone through significant construction. I have seen big projects actually break ground and had the boom cranes erected AND THEY STILL GET CANCELLED!!! Got it??

So dream on but don't bet on it. Right now most major projects are not going to happen. If you understand developement you know that a large part of publicized projects never get built.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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This is what downtown Manhattan will look like with the Freedom Tower, which will be finished by around 2012.


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Old 12-04-2008, 05:20 PM
 
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Most of this thread about future skylines is nothing more than dreaming.
Let me bring you down to reality.

First of all this country is in a huge recession. In order for those projects to get built they need to be at least 70% pre leased. Right now we are experiencing a reduction in demand for office space that is almost nationwide. Plus residential real estate is depreciating so the developers will not get the same price that they planned on.

I can all but guarantee you that unless these projects are already under construction they are probably going to be delayed or put on hold or outright cancelled until further notice.

Please only speak of projects that have already gone through significant construction. I have seen big projects actually break ground and had the boom cranes erected AND THEY STILL GET CANCELLED!!! Got it??

So dream on but don't bet on it. Right now most major projects are not going to happen. If you understand developement you know that a large part of publicized projects never get built.
I understand where you're coming from but I believe that these are more than just dreams. Chicago once burnt down but look at it today. No one is saying these things will happen over night or it will be in the immediate future. But systems always correct themselves and in time we will be out of this recession. It may be a while, perhaps, but we will be out of it. Like I said, I appreciate your realistic approach but I believe we are being realistic too, but still noticing the silver lining in the sky.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Miami has the most new contruction of high rises of any US City by sheer number for the time being. The Miami skyline should be vastly different once these new skyscrapers get finished.

Though..... Dubai, UAE takes the cake for the world prize. Blows away anything we're doing here in the US.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 08:19 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Freedom Tower
What a stupid name. Is it made of fries? Furthermore, if we are supposed to truly believe that "they hate us for our freedom," wouldn't a Freedom Tower be a monolithic hate magnet?
 
Old 12-05-2008, 04:33 PM
 
Location: moving again
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That's just a nickname. It's actual name is 1WTC
 
Old 12-05-2008, 07:24 PM
 
Location: BUFFALO, NY
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:32 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Don't count Los Angeles out yet in 2020 Los Angeles is supposedly going to have a more dominet skyline. Go california cities!!!!!!!!!!!


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