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Old 10-06-2008, 09:59 PM
 
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I was gonna say......those LA ones aren't supertalls
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Old 10-06-2008, 10:19 PM
 
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Here's what's currently UNDER CONSTRUCTION in Chicago. There's a ton out there everywhere approved or proposed, but with our economy, oy, who knows what will actually get built in the next 5 years.

Hopefully this isn't the end of the boom in Chicago, it's been awesome watching everything that's gone up the past 10 years, and there's some really quality stuff in this current batch.

Anyway, here's a quick showing from skyscrapercity. I put in the renderings if the construction is less than half complete and you won't get the gist of what's going on.

























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Old 10-06-2008, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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The Ritz Carlton Tower at LA Live is a little over 650ft so it falls under the New Highrises (500+) category the OP created. I believe this is the only building over the 500 mark in LA. Most of the tower construction around here is around 20-50 stories, not anything amazingly tall. With each new condo building or development though the city is getting denser.

LA doesn't hold a candle to the super tall construction in places like Chicago though. Most Californians aren't ready to be living 80 stories up in the air in earthquake country (I know I wouldn't).
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:05 AM
 
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^ I'm with ya there, I'm a low rise kinda guy. I don't think I could do 80 stories up living...


I have a good friend who's on the 50th with no balcony, that's enough for me. Fun to visit though, the view over downtown really is hypmotizing.
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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San Francisco is building the Transbay Tower which will be around 1200'


Its going to dramatically change the skyline


The Transbay Terminal at its base is a $4-$6 Billion is supposed to be the Grand Central Station of California. We'll see if that materializes but its going to be the nexus of BART, MUNI, CalTrain, Amtrack, AC Transit, Golden Gate Transit, SamTrans and Greyhound.
http://thefrontsteps.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/pelliin2.jpg (broken link)









Interesting that SF is just finishing One Rincon Hill(condo highrise), which is 641' but sits on a hill that is about 200' above the Bay so it seems a lot taller than it really is. It really shocked a lot of people who were unaware that it was being built. I think its good because that eases people in this usually NIMBY infested to the idea of taller buildings. Something locals resisted vehemently until recently.


301 Mission is just about complete also, its 645'


The roof is pretty cool.




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Old 10-07-2008, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I mean 300 is fine but there are so many 300+ towers going up it would be a waste
Well, this tower will change our skyline a lot so I think its a bit different.

The 373 ft Wallstreet Tower, which will be Condos and have a Hyatt Place, its the large glass building on the left, it will become the Third Tallest building in the city.

And there are rumors of Pacific Life building a tower here.
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Old 10-11-2008, 10:33 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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San Francisco is building the Transbay Tower which will be around 1200'


Its going to dramatically change the skyline


The Transbay Terminal at its base is a $4-$6 Billion is supposed to be the Grand Central Station of California. We'll see if that materializes but its going to be the nexus of BART, MUNI, CalTrain, Amtrack, AC Transit, Golden Gate Transit, SamTrans and Greyhound.










Interesting that SF is just finishing One Rincon Hill(condo highrise), which is 641' but sits on a hill that is about 200' above the Bay so it seems a lot taller than it really is. It really shocked a lot of people who were unaware that it was being built. I think its good because that eases people in this usually NIMBY infested to the idea of taller buildings. Something locals resisted vehemently until recently.


301 Mission is just about complete also, its 645'


The roof is pretty cool.




Oh my God San Francisco is like the chicago west
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:24 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Here are some buildings in NYC under construction, approved, or proposed




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http://www.nypost.com/seven/05082008/photos/re049a.jpg (broken link)
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Old 10-12-2008, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Wow, NY and Chicago are very impressive!

Someone from OKC should show the new 900+ ft Devon tower. One of my favorites
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Old 10-12-2008, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Houston City Centre

I think it will be 60+ floors

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