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Old 12-16-2014, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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There's also the Nimby factor.

OP is in Denver. Those high rises around Cheeseman Park were erected/allowed before the Nimby's moved in! Now try to get a new high rise around Cheeseman Park today!!!!

Santa Monica hasn't had a new high rise built since 1970, and some developer has proposed a 21-story, Gehry-designed high rise in downtown Santa Monica, and? Given the rabid Nimby's in that city, the developer will be 6 feet under before the ground gets broken, if ever!

Another developer wants to build a Manhattan urban village in Hollywood, with a couple 50 story high rises, and I wouldn't look for any groundbreaking on that project for 10-20-30 years!

I moved into the first phase of a city-within-a-city project on the West Bank in Minneapolis, back in 1972, with 10 proposed stages of high rise construction, designed for a community of 30,000 people. First phase built, a 39 story, a 25 story, 2 20 story apartment buildings, and the Nimby's blocked the bull-dozers from breaking round on the 2nd phase, 2 44 story towers on the Mississippi River! The last 9 phases of the project: cancelled!
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Old 12-17-2014, 07:30 PM
 
Location: East Central Pennsylvania/ Chicago for 6yrs.
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The CRASH.... had many canceled big investment projects canceled. High-rises are generally BIG investments. Chicago had like 4 super tall mixed use Skyscrapers canceled. One to be tallest in the world started, leaving a hole of a foundation still left.....another made it 20 stories and stopped for a few years. It has since been completed as 50 story simpler tower. Others totally got canned while Chicago was in its biggest boom. It did begin to boom again in recent years. So it reasons other cities had the same drop FROM THE CRASH and some cities may not have recovered?
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Old 12-17-2014, 10:16 PM
 
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The CRASH.... had many canceled big investment projects canceled. High-rises are generally BIG investments. Chicago had like 4 super tall mixed use Skyscrapers canceled. One to be tallest in the world started, leaving a hole of a foundation still left.....another made it 20 stories and stopped for a few years. It has since been completed as 50 story simpler tower. Others totally got canned while Chicago was in its biggest boom. It did begin to boom again in recent years. So it reasons other cities had the same drop FROM THE CRASH and some cities may not have recovered?
Yep.

Portland is seeing new developments going up now, with more in the works. One of the places currently under construction sat idle from ~2008 until last year.

It's a huge investment. No surprise that development ground to a halt when the economy collapsed and the real estate bubble imploded.
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Old 12-17-2014, 10:53 PM
 
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Location specific. I can assure you around here, High-rises are all the rage.

A second 60 story building was just announced today.

At end of current building cycle 16/16 of the tallest buildings will have been completed in 2004 or later. That's remarkable considering there was a 5 year hiatus on building.) 28/30 of the tallest buildings will have been built since 2004.

If they were building high-rises any quicker they'd have to call us Dubai. In last 10 years our skyline has completely transformed itself. At this pace they're building in another 5 years it will look unrecognizable again.

So no, don't agree with your premise at all.
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Old 12-18-2014, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Location specific. I can assure you around here, High-rises are all the rage.

A second 60 story building was just announced today.

At end of current building cycle 16/16 of the tallest buildings will have been completed in 2004 or later. That's remarkable considering there was a 5 year hiatus on building.) 28/30 of the tallest buildings will have been built since 2004.

If they were building high-rises any quicker they'd have to call us Dubai. In last 10 years our skyline has completely transformed itself. At this pace they're building in another 5 years it will look unrecognizable again.

So no, don't agree with your premise at all.
It's frustrating to have people talking in some detail about their city in order to illustrate a point, but then the reader doesn't know what city it is, or even what part of the country it is. So are you willing to tell us what city you are describing? You list your location as "central", which doesn't mean a thing.
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:18 AM
 
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It's frustrating to have people talking in some detail about their city in order to illustrate a point, but then the reader doesn't know what city it is, or even what part of the country it is. So are you willing to tell us what city you are describing? You list your location as "central", which doesn't mean a thing.
This will give you just a sense of how fast things are change. All of the new buildings were completed in 2004 or later.

Austin, then and now

What the "after" pictures don't give a sense of is how many buildings are under construction right now. And how many more are planned.

So - at least in the ATX, the high-rise is still alive and well.
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