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Old 03-16-2008, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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The construction going on in these two cities is insane. Supertalls are finally being built after such a long period of no supertall construction in these cities. NYNY10023, a member here, was nice enough to post some photos of the future skylines and supertalls of NYC and bballstar_23 posted one of Chicago...

New York City...
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This will be NYC's Midtown skyline in 2010:



When the new super-talls are completed.


I like the Spire, but New York's new 1,300 ft MoMa expansion/condo/7-star hotel looks better.


That was just Midtown. Downtown and the Freedom towers and the rest of the new towers going up downtown aren't even in that above photo.

http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/8239/1230downtownskylinebyduzm3.jpg (broken link)
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The MoMa was about to start with pre-construction, but the stupid and selfish NIMBYs complained that the tower is too "tall and out of context" with the rest of the buildings in their neighborhood (yes, too tall in Midtown Manhattan ). Anyway, it will more than likely start sometime this year but the landmarks & commission has to approve it.









It is supposed to hold the best/highest star 100 room hotel in the United States, New space for the museum, and 120 super-high end residential condo's from around $6,000,000 - $40,000,000 +.




But this is my favorite proposed tower on 80 South Street:




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Chicago in 2011... (some new buildings and new Trump Tower aren't not in photo)
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CHICAGO SKYLINE AFTER CHICAGO SPIRE IS COMPLETE.


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Old 03-16-2008, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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Really awesome photos -- they actually look surreal.

Some local developers just recently announced plans to build a 1500' supertall in Philadelphia. In addition to other major projects, this is really exciting news and adds tons of momentum to Philly's economic rebound. The city currently has the third largest CBD in the US behind Chicago.









(Source: phillyskyline.com)
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Check out the proposed "Signature Tower" in Nashville.

Signature Tower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:31 AM
 
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http://aycu05.webshots.com/image/44924/2000466192488370639_rs.jpg (broken link)

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Old 03-16-2008, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Here is the Transbay Tower in San Francisco:

http://time-blog.com/looking_around/Aerial_LoRez.jpg (broken link)

Here is 181 Fremont:

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Old 03-16-2008, 12:06 PM
 
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Philly doesn't have the third largest CBD!

Midtown Manhattan
The Loop
Downtown DC
Downtown Manhattan
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:41 PM
 
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I think he means by city. NYC is number one, Chicago number two, Philly three, and I believe Miami is four. DC has no tall buildings at all.
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Old 03-16-2008, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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Philly doesn't have the third largest CBD!

Midtown Manhattan
The Loop
Downtown DC
Downtown Manhattan
Downtown/Midtown Manhattan is still within the same city, regardless of whether they are contiguous areas.

Anyhow, I actually couldn't find updated figures, but I probably wrongly assumed that the CBD for Philly also ranked behind Chicago as it does downtown population. It would be interesting to see some updated square footage data, as I could only find figures for 2000, and there has been plenty of office development in many cities since then.

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Old 03-16-2008, 04:05 PM
 
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The last list I saw which was released in 07 stated that NYC (Midtown & Downtown) had more than 300 million square feet of office space. The Loop was second at 130 million and DC was third at 90 million. The list I provided in the previous post just gave you the rankings if you split Manhattan. I think Philly was in the top ten somewhere behind Boston and SF.

jesse,

I think he means central business district, commercial office space. Yes DC does not have skyscrapers but it's DT area is huge and very compact. Almost everything is built out. DT continues to expand.

As for skylines, Chicago's skyline does wonders when you are in the city but nothing compares to NYC's skyline when you are outside of Manhattan. It's spectacular.
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Old 03-16-2008, 04:36 PM
 
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Oh ok. I understand if you go by office space. I thought he meant by the amount of tall buildings.
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