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Old 03-28-2013, 02:00 PM
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Originally Posted by munchitup View Post
Los Angeles has the 1000+ Wilshire Grand tower. The existing hotel is being demolished right now - my wife's office has some killer views of the demolition.

Wilshire Grand Tower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

New tallest, technically.

And then maybe 5-6 other projects over 8 stories.
Wow! That'll make a great addition to the LA skyline
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:06 PM
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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There's unfortunately not much of interest going up here in Denver. Just a couple 21 story hotels and maybe somthing mixed use around 20 stories around the Denver Union Station project. There just seems to be a lot of construction in the 5 - 10 story range, mostly condos and apartments. Those projects are nice and are filling in so much of central Denver, but this city really needs a new tallest. The 45 story Four Seasons was completed at least 2 years ago, along with a couple other high rise condos and an XCel Energy tower, but nothing since that "boom".
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:51 PM
Location: Paris
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Three 500+ footers currently under construction. For some reason they come up with pretty weird names. All the photos are from this site: Bienvenue sur le site Defense-92.fr le site info de La Défense

Carpe Diem tower (540', nearly finished)

D2 tower (560')

Majunga tower (640')

A few projects (in and outside La Défense) are currently on hold because of financing issues or NIMBYism, sometimes both. The most controversial is this project of 1,060' twin towers, mostly residential, called Hermitage. NIMBIES are particularly fierce against it. As you can see, it's been almost 4 years now.

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Old 03-28-2013, 09:00 PM
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whoa - that's some seriously good architecture.

We have two flavors of buildings in our town.

Midrise tan and beige masonry buildings - they all look exactly alike.

And steel and glass boxes with no adornment whatsoever.

It's tragic. If you actually proposed an interesting building here I think some people would have seizures.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:03 PM
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There are currently no high-rise projects going on in Dublin. Its an absolute disgrace. They are not allowed. Any high-rise project that gets proposed for an area that ABP say is alright for high-rise, gets rejected. Its because people complain that it will ruin the history of the city and effect it. Its total rubbish though. The areas proposed for high-rise are places like the docks(which is not the city center and a load of abandoned land anyway) and projects still get rejected. I fear that we may never see a high-rise tower in Dublin.
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:19 PM
Location: Michigan
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Detroit has had only 4 high-rises built in the last 20-something years. It actually seems like a lot less because a lot of the taller buildings are pre-war or built in the 1970s. Many of the newer buildings don't really break the skyline except for Comerica Tower. I wouldn't really care if they were terribly tall, but I will be honest and say that it would be nice to see new development rather than the same old same old. I really like the Montreal Projects on the previous page.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:52 AM
Location: Norwich, UK
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List of tallest buildings and structures in London - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:14 AM
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Not getting into the proposed stuff, but here's a few of the taller ones that are at least off the ground or almost complete:

Optima Center Chicago:

AMLI River North

A tower off Kingsbury in River North

River Point:

435 Park

111 West Wacker

(center of picture)

Lincoln Park 2550 - basically complete now

Roosevelt University dorms - basically complete as well

500 N. Lakeshore

Ritz-Carlton Residences

Coast (just finishing up the roof)

If I have time after I go get drunk I'll put up some of the approved stuff awaiting construction this summer.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:07 AM
Location: The City
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Chicago has always and continues to have great architecture

I really like 111 Wacker and River point - they will really still out along tha Chicago river

I think these are continued examples of why I personally think Chicago is my favorite skyscrper city, even moreso than NYC

Thanks for sharing
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:54 AM
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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I liked the Paris and Seattle stuff.

What do we mean by tall? According to the OP, everything designated as a highrise (10 story-12 story +) and higher? Because if it's only 8 stories then I'm going to need a year or two to post them all. I'll leave the cut off at 10 stories and higher for my update posts, for my own sanity haha.
Originally Posted by Johnhw2 View Post
A number under construction in both Houston and Dallas currently. Around 20 of that height and will post locations once I had time. This is a fairly low bar height wise
Several 20 story + in Houston right now I believe. We don't have a skyline here in Washington DC and there's not really much excitement in the "talls" in Arlington, Bethesda, so on in this area so I keep up with the stuff in Chicago, Austin, Houston, Singapore, Dallas, Washington DC (and it's suburbs), and Mumbai. My previous homes and Miami, my future home.

I'll do a run through of them all but starting with Houston first I suppose. The bulk of the towers are box uglies which serve only as infill but some of them are nice.

All towers either under construction right now or about to start construction (already approved). Issue with Houston is, all of it's tall confirmed buildings other than Hines haven't released renderings since they're private (corporate) projects. The city has Linbeck, Chevron, Hines, Skansha which are all supposed to be 40-60 stories or 700-900 feet tall. Then there's Five Allen Center which is 50 stories but that one doesn't have a confirmed construction date because they'll start when it's 50% leased, so far only 25% leased. Probably another year or two for that one.

Anyway here are the ones under construction right now (all above 20 stories except Granite) or are confirmed and will start (presently all doing ground work on the site).



1500 Post Oak:


Hanover BLVD Place:

Energy Center III:

Energy Tower III:

Briar Lake:

Anadarko II:





BBVA Compass:

3333 Richmond:

3009 Post Oak:




RIDA's Convention Center Hotel:

Sky House:

There's the 24-36 (24 being their minimum, 36 proposed maximum) 10 story + buildings that are starting later this year for Generation Park which is 6 year plan and the 12 buildings from 8-14 stories for Research Park (will look like Generation Park just less buildings), that's too messy so I'll post those later separate from this post. I'll leave off the multifamily stuff, only place with more of those coming online in the country is New York. Agh and then there's the 26 buildings under construction by Exxon but those are all 6 stories (picture couldn't get a shot of all 26 construction cranes.

For near future stuff that's already approved: Eventually the next 3 year approved construction goals of BLVD Place will deliver 6 towers all above 20 stories (only 4 of them in this rendering). Energy Corridor's LCP will bring in 9 buildings above 12 stories by 2015. Regent Square will deliver a few towers too in the mix with several midrise and lowrises.

Renderings weren't available for the following buildings under construction or about to begin (all being above 12 stories): Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan, Murphy, City West 6, Samsung Tower, Southwest Energy, Hanover Rice, City West 7, City West 8, Eldridge Oaks, Le Méridien, Memorial Point, 5 Westlake Park. A number of others that I cant recall at the moment as well.

For the longterm there's the supertall in downtown and the other supertall in uptown (both above 1,000 feet) that have been silently flying under the radar. The one in downtown is making some under the radar splashes but both of them are still looking for a scheduled date to get stuff going. Also midtown's entertainment square like development, street level will look like this. Also the slowly progressing Malik development too.

That does it for what I know of Houston, I'm sure I missed quite a few 10 + story buildings because I haven't lived there in a long while but next is Mumbai.

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