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Old December 28th, 2012, 10:07 AM   #1
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view vs location

What do you think is more important when it comes to living tall?
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Old December 28th, 2012, 10:19 AM   #2
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When you pay a lot of money to live in a skyscraper and the view would be crap I am not sure whether I would like it very much. So I would say the view. As long as the skyscraper is not located in a very bad neighbourhood off course.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 02:35 PM   #3
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I would definitely say the view is most important.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 04:16 PM   #4
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View is more important. But location has to be convenient (near a subway station) too.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 05:40 PM   #5
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I'm not sure if people who can afford an apartment in a skyscraper will ride subway.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 05:46 PM   #6
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Huh? Everybody rides subway in NYC, from bums to billionaires.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 05:47 PM   #7
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Not needing a car is one of the good bits of living in a skyscraper.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 08:25 PM   #8
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A view is nice to have. But for me, location is the most important factor. I would rather have an apartment is a prestigious address with a not-so-stellar view, than an apartment with a great view but is located in a not-so-great neighborhood/location.

The NY Times has published very interesting articles in the past dealing with this subject. A few of my recent favorites:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/15/re...pagewanted=all

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/re...anted=all&_r=0

And most interesting historically, IMO, is this:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/03/ny...ut-frills.html

In the past, the attic story was for the servants, even though they had the best views...
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Old December 28th, 2012, 08:33 PM   #9
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I think view would be important to me as in passing a threshold below which it would be detrimental. Mainly decent sunlight incidence, no direct neighbor window on frontal direct sight within 20-30m, and some partial deep view that doesn't make my window view feels like a wide angle photo. I once lived in a nice mid-rise with a good location but my bedroom window opened straight into a hospital's laundry and loading dock, which meant I couldn't have privacy without closing curtains or installing window film.

Once this threshold is met, location becomes more important than the view.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 09:30 PM   #10
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I'm not sure if people who can afford an apartment in a skyscraper will ride subway.
Traveling NYC or Moscow in a car? Give me a break.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 09:55 PM   #11
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Traveling NYC or Moscow in a car? Give me a break.
Nothing wrong with that, I drove in Manhattan when visiting there, it is quite fun, you only have to be patient. If you live and work not in Manhattan, having a car becomes quite handy since there are poor subway or train connections and they are slower than driving.

Living in a skyscraper doesn't mean having necessarily good transit connections.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 10:39 PM   #12
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Traveling NYC or Moscow in a car? Give me a break.
In Moscow it's not prestigious to use the subway, it is seen as being for lower income people, so the rich prefer to sit in a car for hours in traffic rather than use the subway.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 11:17 PM   #13
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If you live and work not in Manhattan, having a car becomes quite handy since there are poor subway or train connections and they are slower than driving.
If you live and work not in Manhattan, it's quite doubtful that you live in a skyscraper.
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Definitely location for me.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 12:18 AM   #15
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If you live and work not in Manhattan, it's quite doubtful that you live in a skyscraper.
No, a considerable amount of people work in the suburbs, but live in the city.
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I meaned the absence of skyscrapers outside Manhattan
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Old December 29th, 2012, 11:49 PM   #17
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There are skyscrapers in Brooklyn, Queens and on the Jersey side. But people can live in a skyscraper and work in the suburbs (село), like I said earlier.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 12:19 AM   #18
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You could live in Coop City , still not Manhattan.
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