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Old 03-30-2018, 09:27 AM
 
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NYC has no room to expand! Rezoning and making use of air rights and more vertical building will only help us.

Same for DC and San Fran I could imagine!
I can see San Fran going more vertical but not DC. I think it's prohibited due to being the seat of the federal government, whereas San Fran doesn't have that limitation.
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Old 03-30-2018, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn the best borough in NYC!
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I can see San Fran going more vertical but not DC. I think it's prohibited due to being the seat of the federal government, whereas San Fran doesn't have that limitation.
That is correct DC has strict heigh restrictions but I wonder if that will ever change like it did in Philly!
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Old 04-02-2018, 08:18 PM
 
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That is correct DC has strict heigh restrictions but I wonder if that will ever change like it did in Philly!
Philly's was like a traditional gentleman's agreement. That no building would go taller then the William Penn stature on top on the Philly City Hall dome.

It was never a legal restriction for any reason. Once tradition was broken in height in the 80s .... it is as if this old tradition never existed for todays builders high-rises to skyscrapers. But now they have neighborhood NIMBY's to lessen height and some new proposals in some more residential core areas .....
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:52 AM
 
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I wish all these new cities would build up instead of out. It will make them less car-dependent and require less infrastructure for the cities to maintain. Less roads and all that.
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