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View Poll Results: Does Urban Jersey meed a supertall?
YES 22 42.31%
NO 30 57.69%
Voters: 52. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 02-25-2012, 05:21 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Does Newark or Jersey City need a Symbolic Supertall Skyscraper to rival NYC?

Recent Supertall's around the World...


Burj Khalifa - 2,723 ft


Burj Khalifa tower (World’s Tallest Buildings) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/turtle5001tw/5710584379/ - broken link) by turtle5001tw (http://www.flickr.com/people/turtle5001tw/ - broken link), on Flickr

One World Trade Center - 1,776FT


DSCN1888 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/42178139@N06/6897265903/ - broken link) by Nexis4Jersey09 (http://www.flickr.com/people/42178139@N06/ - broken link), on Flickr

Taipei 101 - 1,670.6 ft


Taipei 101 Skyscraper and Shin Kong Life Tower (http://www.flickr.com/photos/etherh/3709601630/ - broken link) by EtherH (http://www.flickr.com/people/etherh/ - broken link), on Flickr

Petronas Towers - 1,483 ft


Petronas Towers - Kuala Lumpur (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bhavinranchod/4761474481/ - broken link) by Bhavin Ranchod (http://www.flickr.com/people/bhavinranchod/ - broken link), on Flickr
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Hmm I would have to say no.....A supertall building wouldn't look right in Newark or Jersey City. Especially Newark, since they dont even have a building over 500ft.
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:16 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Default Look up here, not down there!

That's a new take on urban development, going as high as you can to physically escape the squalor and crime below. They've tried everything else without success.

The unions would love the work and guarantee votes for the Dems.

In case you missed it, tall buildings are the aftermath of business success not gold accessories to enhance an unattractive face.

Only in NJ!
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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That first building doesn't even seem real!

To answer the question: No.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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You've been on Skyscrapercity again, haven't you, Nex?

I've seen you there, hehehe.
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:05 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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You've been on Skyscrapercity again, haven't you, Nex?

I've seen you there, hehehe.

Thats my Home base , been a member since i was 14 - Aug 2005 (Original account) and 16 - Aug 2007 (Current account). So I use that site for mainly posting pictures ,and discussing things. I look around the world from that site into other countries from the safety of my laptop. I also belong to Skyscraperpage which is the older sister of SSC , i joined there in 2009. SSP is more detailed disccusion , they also sell things through various stories...

I joined WiredNY back in 2009 , WNY is a regional SSC/SSP....
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:10 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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That first building doesn't even seem real!

To answer the question: No.
Its real , the city in where its located has built some amazing things...



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Old 02-25-2012, 10:24 AM
 
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Its real , the city in where its located has built some amazing things...
Yea, but for being such a new city, it doesnt seem to be laid out in a very good manner.

Those Petronas towers are real good looking buildings though
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:29 AM
 
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I remember Mr. Grant's proposal in the early to mid 1980's written up in our local paper -the NJ Herald. It was pretty exciting - if only for bragging rights! But when you look at the scale of Newark, the Grant USA tower would be ridiculously out of scale with the rest of downtown. Jersey City would do itself a favor by carefully planning its future providing human scale housing and architectually enriching urban environment for its citizens and visitors.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:20 AM
 
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In case you missed it, tall buildings are the aftermath of business success not gold accessories to enhance an unattractive face.
More like bling to show how successful you are. Supertalls don't make any economic sense, they're about prestige.
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