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Old 11-05-2016, 09:51 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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I'd lack to add to the growing group of voices saying there are more Cubs fans in Indy than any other team. I personally know more Cardinals fans than Reds.
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Old 12-20-2016, 01:38 PM
 
Location: logan square // chicago
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Unless there's a major economic expansion AND companies want to be housed downtown in a skyscraper (where's there's already vacancy in most cities), I don't see a lot of major skyline shifts in major cities in the US coming any time soon. Yes, buildings are still built and they can affect the skyline a little (you see new collections of condo towers in many cities, for example). But, new, striking, flagship buildings that make a very notable impact on the skyline seem to be rare, or rarer than they used to be.
Just FYI, there are 44 high-rises CURRENTLY under construction in Chicago. Most of these are over 20 stories but at least 5 are over 700 feet. The new Vista tower will be the third-tallest building in the city: http://chicago.curbed.com/maps/chica...nstruction-map

There are plenty of cities that are building skyline-altering skyscrapers at the moment: San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami all have multiple buildings that are currently under construction that will be between 800 - 1,2000 feet tall.
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Old 12-21-2016, 08:43 AM
 
Location: logan square // chicago
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Buildings that are 500-700 feet high are not skyline altering in Chicago. Heck 1,200 feet likely won't be very skyline altering unless its positioned right within the Loop.
That's simply ridiculous and untrue. At 1,200 feet, it will be taller than the John Hancock building.





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Old 12-21-2016, 09:00 AM
 
Location: logan square // chicago
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And here are a handful of the dozens of other skyscrapers currently under construction in Chicago. They will, without a doubt, alter the skyline here in terms of both height and cutting-edge architecture.











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Old 12-21-2016, 11:08 AM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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Some of those buildings look very similar in style to some of the new buildings that have sprung up in downtown Austin in the past 10 or so years. That "Jenga" looking building with the floors unevenly stacked on top of one another looks alot like one of the new buildings that's going up here. I'm really looking forward to seeing that building once it is complete. It's so unusual looking. Who ever designed it had a very good imagination. Google "Jenga building Austin" to see some pics of it. I don't know how to put a link here in this forum.
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Old 12-21-2016, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Some of those buildings look very similar in style to some of the new buildings that have sprung up in downtown Austin in the past 10 or so years. That "Jenga" looking building with the floors unevenly stacked on top of one another looks alot like one of the new buildings that's going up here. I'm really looking forward to seeing that building once it is complete. It's so unusual looking. Who ever designed it had a very good imagination. Google "Jenga building Austin" to see some pics of it. I don't know how to put a link here in this forum.



Cool.
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Old 12-22-2016, 09:19 AM
 
Location: logan square // chicago
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Some of those buildings look very similar in style to some of the new buildings that have sprung up in downtown Austin in the past 10 or so years. That "Jenga" looking building with the floors unevenly stacked on top of one another looks alot like one of the new buildings that's going up here. I'm really looking forward to seeing that building once it is complete. It's so unusual looking. Who ever designed it had a very good imagination. Google "Jenga building Austin" to see some pics of it. I don't know how to put a link here in this forum.
Very cool!
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Old 12-22-2016, 01:57 PM
 
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And here are a handful of the dozens of other skyscrapers currently under construction in Chicago. They will, without a doubt, alter the skyline here in terms of both height and cutting-edge architecture.


Very nice! A shame we will never see anything like this in Indy.
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Old 12-22-2016, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Very nice! A shame we will never see anything like this in Indy.
Never say never
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Old 12-22-2016, 02:54 PM
 
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Never say never
Ok maybe someday.....

But Indy seems fond of nondescript generic rectangular box shape buildings.

And there is a lot of vacant office space downtown right now.
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