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Old 03-18-2008, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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Dubia will undoubtedly be in that group.
you're right about that! Dubai's population is very small compared to the other 3 though.

New York City: 8.4 million people
Hong Kong: 6.9 million
Chicago: 2.8 million
Dubai: 1.3 million

Dubai is trying to become the NYC of the middle east. they have many empty skyscrapers for a couple of reasons. one, they are expecting arabs from all over to move to Dubai with in the next 20 years. plus they have Oil Sheiks who have more money than one can imagine. that city is already impressive but it's still kind of like a ghost town since the skyscraper growth is outpacing the population by a large margin.
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Old 03-18-2008, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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that city is already impressive but it's still kind of like a ghost town since the skyscraper growth is outpacing the population by a large margin.
Not to mention most of the population wouldn't be able to afford these "luxury" residences anyway. Empy luxury towers. Crowded slum villages.
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Old 03-18-2008, 04:03 PM
 
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I agree but it is impressive to look at their continued growth. You either hate it or love it.
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Old 03-18-2008, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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I actually think the exact opposite. I think that they are lagging dangerously far behind other world cities such as Hong Kong and Tokyo in technology and other advancement.
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Old 03-18-2008, 05:31 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Dubia will undoubtedly be in that group.
I would actually disagree. Dubai is impressive by the massive construction going on, i mean its like one large construction site. However, the buildings are cheap. Many tacky, many just akward. And as a whole, the skyline just doenst work for me. Especially the area where every building is on one street. Skylines are not meant to be built in a day. Theyre meant to take many, many years. or else they will have no diversity, most likely not a very high occupincy rate, and typically not much density and all of these makes people think in the future, what were they thinking? Im not saying Dubai is terrible and im not trying to dis is but, its like a small fish trying to swim with a group of sharks, they just don't match
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Old 03-18-2008, 05:36 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I would actually disagree. Dubai is impressive by the massive construction going on, i mean its like one large construction site. However, the buildings are cheap. Many tacky, many just akward. And as a whole, the skyline just doenst work for me. Especially the area where every building is on one street. Skylines are not meant to be built in a day. Theyre meant to take many, many years. or else they will have no diversity, most likely not a very high occupincy rate, and typically not much density and all of these makes people think in the future, what were they thinking? Im not saying Dubai is terrible and im not trying to dis is but, its like a small fish trying to swim with a group of sharks, they just don't match
^^^ i don't think anyone could have stated it better then this! ^^^
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Old 03-19-2008, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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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.
You didn't just compare New Jersey to Los Angeles, did you? Are you allowed to do that here? L. A., largest manufacturer and shipper. Towers don't equate to being advanced or futuristic. Dubai may look futuristic, but looking only. Unless the entire complement of Emirates' high tech industry is going to be transported to Dubai from everywhere else in the 'country'! And what would that be? Oil drilling, selling, storing, withholding capability?
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Old 06-24-2008, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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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.

I wouldn't totally discredit LA. It has a few futuristic things going for it. For example, Los Angeles is #1 in the USA for "green/enviornmentally friendly" buildings. See here: Curbed LA: LA is Number 1 In Green Building
LA's skyline certaintly isn't the largest, but there is some construction going on. LA Live is going to be a nice addition to downtown LA right next to the Staples Center and add a 54 story building (granted, I know Chicago and NYC probably add a building this tall once a week!) and the Nokia Theater already has opened. LA does have the tallest building on the West Coast too, even in earthquake country.
Also, the technology that comes out of So Cal is second only to the Silicon Valley. The region has 6,000 patents, just behind Silicon Valley's 8,000, gets the second largest amount of venture capital funds after the Silicon Valley, employs 50% more people in tech jobs than the Silicon Valley, and is home to 19,000 technology firms.
LA of course has its fair share of luxury and is home to many research universities. Cal Tech was ranked even higher than MIT by US News and UCLA, USC, and Harvey Mudd are other strong universities in the LA area.
Then add to that places like the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which led the development of Cassini-Huygens, which is currently the first spacecraft to fly to Saturn, or the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, currently in orbit.

Public transportation is a work in progress but the region is doing its best. LAX is also trying to become more updated. The new renovations to the TBIT terminal certaintly help it look better but there is still work to go there.

Just trying to make a point that LA is in many ways futuristic. Not sure if it is the most, but it is no slouch.
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:28 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Dubai will undoubtedly be in that group.
Yes, I was waiting for someone to state the obvious.
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Old 06-25-2008, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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chicago in the near future:

It looks like Godzilla ripped open that one building. I don't like the look of a few of these. Are they trying to turn us into Dubai?

And this picture let's me see more of the Spire's positioning and I don't like where it is going to be.
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