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Old 03-17-2008, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Los Angeles, the largest manufacturer by the way.
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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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.
I'm aware of how the entertainment industry works. It's not exactly the most complicated industry. Manufacturing is not LA's signature industry, movies are. A signature is a way of definining something. Movies are Los Angeles, everybody will think movies when they think LA... Not everybody will think of manufacturing, and quite frankly, I don't even think of manufacturing, when thinking of LA... I think of New Jersey and the answer IS New Jersey, especially Newark, which is one of the top 3 most industrial cities in the country.
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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i think new york just got lumped in with chicago.

chicago has always had more height than NYC. what makes new york city amazing is the density and amount of skyscrapers. but chicago continues to build superstalls at an alarming rate. NYC is replacing the world trade towers but other than that, they're really not doing much.

Chicago has a $4 billion lakeshore east project going on which NYC can't compete with because they don't have open space like that. i think chicago is at the forefront of skyscraper progression since they always have been. afterall, chicago invented the skyscraper so if you want to look at trends developing in the skyscraper world, go to chicago. that city is a living timeline of skyscraper construction since the 1st one was built there.


here's chicago's skyline in 2010:

http://aycu28.webshots.com/image/32787/2000739566169724904_rs.jpg (broken link)
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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chicago has always had more height than NYC. what makes new york city amazing is the density and amount of skyscrapers. but chicago continues to build superstalls at an alarming rate. NYC is replacing the world trade towers but other than that, they're really not doing much.
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Did you not read the original post in this thread? Look at the photos of NYC's new supertalls going up... 1st post of the thread.
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:47 PM
 
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At1,

Go back and read the post and see what NYC is doing before you post.
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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chicago in the near future:



here are some interesting chicago skyscrapers being built soon:

Let it be known that the United States of America has a law saying that no skyscraper can be built over 2,000 feet tall.


1) Chicago Spire, 2,000 feet tall



2) Trump Tower, 1,362 feet



3) Waldorf-Astoria, 1,265 feet





4) Waterview Tower, 1,050 feet



5) Manderin-Oriental Tower, 935 feet



6) Park Michigan, 866 feet

http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/7469/parkmichiganfy1.jpg (broken link)

7) Aqua, 822 feet




Here is a frame of reference for Chicago, IL:

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Old 03-18-2008, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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Did you not read the original post in this thread? Look at the photos of NYC's new supertalls going up... 1st post of the thread.
I've got better sources than a post on a message board and NYC isn't building much height except for the towers associated with the World Trade Towers. To be precise these great, tall buildings are:

1) Freedom Tower
2) Two World Trade Center
3) Three World Trade Center

So like I mentioned, the 3 tallest building being built in NYC right now are World Trade Center related. After that, NYC has the Bank of America skyscraper and that's about it as far as height is concerned. NY has some impressive stuff going up but it's mainly centered around the World Trade Center site like Chicago's stunning growth is centered around the Chicago River. I didn't mean to belittle new york, it's just that they have 1 MEGA project going on right now and it's that about it compared to Chicago which has supertall skyscraper growth dotted all over the map.
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Old 03-18-2008, 03:04 PM
 
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Impressive, but did you see NYC's new development on this post. Amazing! BTW - You can't belittle NY. You fail to realize that NY has Midtown which is the largest CBD in the country and then downtown which is third or fourth. You haven't seen any plans for Midtown? Do a search.
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Old 03-18-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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At the end of the day, New York City and Chicago are amongst the Big 3 with Hong Kong so it's really a matter of personal preference, that's all.
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Old 03-18-2008, 03:32 PM
 
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Dubia will undoubtedly be in that group.
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