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Old 12-04-2012, 11:16 AM
 
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Washington D.C. and L.A. have around the same number of buildings in their city propers with LA having 600 buildings and DC having 578 buildings over 10 stories according to the building database at skyscraperpage.com. Which city will hold the lead over the next 3 years?

Both cities are building rapidly and despite their size differencial (L.A. = 469 square miles/DC = 61 square miles), they are virtually dead locked in the amount of buildings in their city propers. Which city will take the lead over the next few years as construction projects finish as #3 in the U.S. behind NYC and Chicago?

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Old 12-04-2012, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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What do you mean by buildings? There's no way LA only has 600 buildings. There's no way DC only has 600 buildings. Are these a certain type of building - multifamily residential, high-rise, etc?
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA/São Paulo, Brazil
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What do you mean by buildings? There's no way LA only has 600 buildings. There's no way DC only has 600 buildings. Are these a certain type of building - multifamily residential, high-rise, etc?
My thoughts exactly.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:34 AM
 
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I think he means buildings over 10 stories.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:34 AM
 
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What do you mean by buildings? There's no way LA only has 600 buildings. There's no way DC only has 600 buildings. Are these a certain type of building - multifamily residential, high-rise, etc?

I assume it's buildings over a certain height. I was just looking at the skyscraperpage.com database listing buildings. I beleive the cutoff for their database is buildings over 10 stories or a certain height since they do list a few buildings less than 10 stories yet they probably are still as tall.

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Old 12-04-2012, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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I assume it's buildings over a certain height. I was just looking at the skyscraperpage.com database listing buildings. I beleive the cutoff for their database is buildings over 10 stories.
Okay...

From the way you make it sound probably DC. A great deal of what is being built around LA outside of downtown is 7 stories or less so it can be a wood-framed structure and those wouldn't make the list. There are a couple of exceptions in Hollywood and Koreatown but I'm not sure it is enough in three years to stay ahead of DC, which you make sound like has quite a few large projects under construction / approved.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I assume it's buildings over a certain height. I was just looking at the skyscraperpage.com database listing buildings. I beleive the cutoff for their database is buildings over 10 stories.
You definitely should have made that qualification.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:57 AM
 
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You definitely should have made that qualification.

My mistake, I was just going off of the database. I went back and edited the first post to reflect what skyscraperpage.com uses as their qualification.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Hmmm. 10-12 story DC. 20-70 L.A. I'll say LA.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:24 PM
 
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Hmmm. 10-12 story DC. 20-70 L.A. I'll say LA.

You'll say L.A. for what? Which question are you answering? Are you referring to the amount of total buildings over 10 stories or how many buildings L.A. will build that are over 20-70 stories in the future?
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