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Old December 3rd, 2012, 08:10 PM   #1941
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I'm sorry for posting pics here you've seen before Isaidso, but whenever, I see Miami pics that I don't think do the city justice like the ones Yellow Fever posted, I have to post my own.
No need to apologize. You never load a thread up with 30 photos of the same city like some other people do. This photo below is revealing. When a hurricane approaches, does that whole area get evacuated? Fabulous beaches, but it looks quite vulnerable. What is this area called? I take it downtown Miami is in the distance?

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Old December 3rd, 2012, 09:32 PM   #1942
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Does Miami have more than one skyline?
And also is this official to be the 3rd biggest skyline in the USA?
Isaidso, I think you should add something about basketball being created by a Canadian to your signature just to top off your list! Lol
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Old December 4th, 2012, 03:24 AM   #1943
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^ The Miami metro area has more highrises than any other in the US, except for New York and Chicago. I always thought of Miami CBD and the Miami Beach-Sunny Isles-Hollywood as two separate skylines. If they are considered as one, I'd rank them 4th in North America.
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Old December 4th, 2012, 05:40 AM   #1944
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When a hurricane approaches, does that whole area get evacuated? Fabulous beaches, but it looks quite vulnerable. What is this area called? I take it downtown Miami is in the distance?
Yes, that is downtown Miami in the upper right. Yes, when a hurricane approaches people are advised to leave the coast and go inland. These costal cities are on barrier islands. Not a place you want to be in a hurricane, though I imagine stair wells in the cores of many of these buildings are pretty safe.

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Does Miami have more than one skyline?
And also is this official to be the 3rd biggest skyline in the USA?
Miami does now officially have the third largest skyline in the USA with the number of tall buildings overall. A number of US cities outside of New York and Chicago have one, two, or even three buildings that are taller than what we currently have here in Miami, but enough made it to construction in the last decade to edge out all other US cities other than New York and Chicago to give Miami this 3rd place ranking with more under construction.

Miami doesn't really have more than one skyline. The City of Miami Beach has its own skyline and the skyline in the foreground of the above photo is the City of Sunny Isles Beach. It has the second largest skyline in Florida and is still growing. I couldn't get all of it in the photo. We can't count all of these skylines as part of Miami's tally because they are all in indepedent wealthy beach towns.

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^ The Miami metro area has more highrises than any other in the US, except for New York and Chicago. I always thought of Miami CBD and the Miami Beach-Sunny Isles-Hollywood as two separate skylines. If they are considered as one, I'd rank them 4th in North America.
Miami-Dade county has three separate large skylines with Miami, Miami Beach, and Sunny Isles Beach, but they can't be counted as one. There are smaller buildings in the 300-400 feet range all over Miami-Dade county though.
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Old December 4th, 2012, 10:11 AM   #1945
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Could you add it in yours? Mine's getting kinda full.
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Yes, that is downtown Miami in the upper right. Yes, when a hurricane approaches people are advised to leave the coast and go inland. These costal cities are on barrier islands. Not a place you want to be in a hurricane, though I imagine stair wells in the cores of many of these buildings are pretty safe.
Thanks. Yeah, those areas look really vulnerable to storm surge. There's little to stop the ocean from washing right over it and on to the other side. Kind of alarming when viewing it from the air.
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Old December 4th, 2012, 10:15 AM   #1947
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Old December 4th, 2012, 06:29 PM   #1948
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Thanks. Yeah, those areas look really vulnerable to storm surge. There's little to stop the ocean from washing right over it and on to the other side. Kind of alarming when viewing it from the air.
This is what it looks like in the other direction. So far, there are 9 buildings over 500 feet tall in this line of buildings. There are only two over 500 feet tall in Miami Beach because of NIMBYS. This is going to be the banner on December 8th. From right to left, Sunny Isles Beach (Florida's second largest skyline), Aventura, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood Beach, and Fort Lauderdalte Beach. The southeast coast of Florida is known as its Gold Coast.

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Old December 5th, 2012, 12:38 AM   #1949
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Little too much monotony in Miami's skyline for me. It may statistically be third largest, but it's in the lower half of my top 10. NY starting to pull away with 1 WTC, 4 WTC, and One57 all finishing up, and many many more skyscrapers/supertalls U/C.

Edit: Sorry the pictures are so huge, think they're worth it though.

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Old December 5th, 2012, 02:11 AM   #1950
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Little too much monotony in Miami's skyline for me. It may statistically be third largest, but it's in the lower half of my top 10.
That's pretty much what everybody says about it. It is a bit short and boxy. What page did you put your top 10 on?
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Old December 5th, 2012, 02:21 AM   #1951
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I don't think I've come up with a top 10 for NA, that was just sort of ball parking off the top of my head. It'd be between 7 and 10 I would say though.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 09:36 PM   #1952
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awesome pics of NY.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 10:00 PM   #1953
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Great view!!!
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Old December 7th, 2012, 04:52 PM   #1955
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Old December 8th, 2012, 12:15 AM   #1956
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That's the best shot of Panama City I've ever seen!
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Old December 8th, 2012, 12:50 AM   #1957
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Thanks! A lot of Panama City's architecture I've never gotten to see up close and this has certainly changed my view of it, especially the first photo.
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