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Old 06-21-2017, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland area
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NYC currently has 252 skyscrapers, and Hong Kong has the most with 316 skyscrapers. The city of Chicago is the only other American city to break into the top ten at number 9 with 116 skyscrapers. Asian countries are having a building boom in China, India and in the Middle East. China has 6 cities in the top ten and China is showing no sign of slowing down. Will NYC and Chicago, as the only two American cities in the top ten, gradually move down on the list? I've read on Wikipedia that Chicago is currently building 67 skyscrapers. And NYC has even more being built at the moment.

Will NYC and Chicago be able to keep up with the rest of the world? Or will US cities gradually decline while other cities move up on the list?
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Old 06-21-2017, 10:32 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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NYC currently has 252 skyscrapers, and Hong Kong has the most with 316 skyscrapers. The city of Chicago is the only other American city to break into the top ten at number 9 with 116 skyscrapers. Asian countries are having a building boom in China, India and in the Middle East. China has 6 cities in the top ten and China is showing no sign of slowing down. Will NYC and Chicago, as the only two American cities in the top ten, gradually move down on the list? I've read on Wikipedia that Chicago is currently building 67 skyscrapers. And NYC has even more being built at the moment.

Will NYC and Chicago be able to keep up with the rest of the world? Or will US cities gradually decline while other cities move up on the list?
Why do a city need so many skyscrapers?
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Old 06-21-2017, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne
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Why do a city need so many skyscrapers?
Expensive real estate /m2

If you have a plot of land that is $20,000/m2, the only economical way to develop it is to go up.
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