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Old 03-17-2008, 03:04 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Is this about futuristic cities or supertall construction? One does not necessarily corelate to the other. The general answer to the original question, of course, is no. Are New York and Chicago building tall buildings right now, yes. Along with some other cities, but that is no indicator of exemplary 'futuristic' qualification.
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:51 AM
 
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Yeah, I'm always amazed at how FAST Chicago has been building highrises since around 2000.

There are 1,065 completed, another 63 that are currently under construction in the city, with 29 approved by the city and awaiting construction, and another 79 proposed by developers. There's already 4 buildings in the city taller than 1,000 feet, with 3 more under construction, including the tallest in the country.
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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How is this for futuristic? Shot this yesterday about 35 miles west of Chicago in Wheaton, Illinois.... how about fingerprint scanners to pay for gas? Whats next?!?!?

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Old 03-17-2008, 02:34 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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los angeles... they sure know how to produce movies, television shows, and music videos that make me feel like im in the year 3000
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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los angeles... they sure know how to produce movies, television shows, and music videos that make me feel like im in the year 3000
New York produces 1/3 of the movies out there... And that's not even our signature industry. Los Angeles is new, but not futuristic. The future is more about supertall skyscrapers, science, urban, luxury, and it being major transportation center will also give it some points.

New York already has hybrid cabs, hybrid buses, and it appears that a supertall construction boom is starting to hit NYC. Science labs are moving into the city, especially in older industrial neighborhoods. New York is planning a new and large airport out off the coast of Long Island in the water. NYC is recovering from the rusty city it was 15 years ago.

Chicago is also with NYC.
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:22 PM
 
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Hey, FC, I was reading some earlier posts of yours and you said you were moving to LA. When is that gonna happen? Also, for wanting to move here, you seem to not like it.
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Originally Fayetteville, Arkansas/ now Seattle, Washington!
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In the movies the future may be about supertall skyscrapers FC, however it seems that sprawl is replacing dense, tall cities, and the future may continue to be sprawl filled lol. So i'm not entirely sure the future is about supertalls, maybe eventually, but it looks as if for most places, the future holds increasing amounts of sprawl, rather than supertalls. Though a few cities have huge projects(Even most of those have vast sprawling suburbs which make a up a large percentage of their metro), the majority are spreading outward, rather than upward, a trend that is quite possible to continue. (Much to the dismay of our Mother Earth lol )

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Old 03-17-2008, 05:36 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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New York produces 1/3 of the movies out there... And that's not even our signature industry. Los Angeles is new, but not futuristic. The future is more about supertall skyscrapers, science, urban, luxury, and it being major transportation center will also give it some points.

New York already has hybrid cabs, hybrid buses, and it appears that a supertall construction boom is starting to hit NYC. Science labs are moving into the city, especially in older industrial neighborhoods. New York is planning a new and large airport out off the coast of Long Island in the water. NYC is recovering from the rusty city it was 15 years ago.

Chicago is also with NYC.

in this case, seattle, cuz they have an awesome downtown considering their metro is 3.5 million and the space needle adds to the futuristic vibe of the city. ive never been there though but i have been to nyc, and i fell in love with manhattan.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:25 PM
 
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I don't know if futuristic is the correct term. The stuff that is happening in America is way behind other cities like Japan and Hong Kong. High Rise buildings and Hybrid cabs are not futuristic at all. What's futuristic are the way the buildings are built to help the environment like collecting rain water for reuse.
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I don't know if futuristic is the correct term. The stuff that is happening in America is way behind other cities like Japan and Hong Kong. High Rise buildings and Hybrid cabs are not futuristic at all. What's futuristic are the way the buildings are built to help the environment like collecting rain water for reuse.
FutureCop may not know how the entertainment industry works, and LA's signature industry is manufacturing, which is the very definition of industry itself. As for futuristic, I agree with DC wholeheartedly.
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