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Old 07-29-2011, 11:17 PM
 
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I doubt this is true.

NYC and Mexico City probably have more skyscrapers under construction than Toronto.

I mean, how could you even compare? There is no data source for comparing skyscrapers. There is that Emporis site, but it's a joke, and they miss half the buildings in most cities.

I have been to all three cities in recent months (NYC, Mexico City, and Toronto) and I would say Toronto is probably in third place.

Mexico City has a TON of suburban residentials being built on the western and southern hillsides. I checked in Emporis and basically nothing exists about these new buildings. And they're building multiple at a time (Asia commie block style).

Then in NYC, you have a TON of skinny, sliver hotels or residentials going up everywhere on the side streets, and most of those aren't in Emporis. Walk down the side streets in Chelsea (West 20's) and the Fashion District (West 30's and West 40's) and every block will have two or three new sliver hotel or residential buildings under construction.

Then go out to Flushing, Queens, or Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, and you have the Toronto-style Asian residential boom going on, with new apartment towers going up everywhere. Again, Emporis doesn't seem to cover this.
Skyscraperpage.com has a much more complete listing than Emporis, it's updated by forumers who actually live in the cities shown and personally keep count of the new projects. Toronto simply has more going on in hi-rise construction that NYC right now.
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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Skyscraperpage.com has a much more complete listing than Emporis, it's updated by forumers who actually live in the cities shown and personally keep count of the new projects. Toronto simply has more going on in hi-rise construction that NYC right now.
I seriously doubt it, sorry.

Does Skyscraper page track all the 20 and 30 floor hotels going up in NYC?
No.

Does Skyscraper page track all the 12-25 floor condos going up in Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx and parts of Jersey?
No.

Again, I have been to Mexico City, NYC and Toronto in recent months, and there's no way Toronto is building more than the other two.

I doubt there's anyone on the planet with anything close to a comprehensive list of every 12+ floor building currently under construction in the three cities.
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:39 AM
 
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I seriously doubt it, sorry.

Does Skyscraper page track all the 20 and 30 floor hotels going up in NYC?
No.

Does Skyscraper page track all the 12-25 floor condos going up in Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx and parts of Jersey?
No.

Again, I have been to Mexico City, NYC and Toronto in recent months, and there's no way Toronto is building more than the other two.

I doubt there's anyone on the planet with anything close to a comprehensive list of every 12+ floor building currently under construction in the three cities.
FYI, this isn't about NYC. There's a NYC/Toronto thread, if you're interested.
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:43 AM
 
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Here's a recently released study called cities of opportunity.
Cities of Opportunity: Detailed study of the world

Click on "model your city" and select "all cities" and to the right "choose key variables". Scroll down and select "skyscraper construction activity". Toronto is just ahead of Mexico City and several places ahead of NYC.
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