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Old March 9th, 2013, 09:07 PM   #101
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'm personally a much bigger fan of the asian sprawling cities where you have life all around you with highrises everywhere....
Something like this maybe? I'm sorry for the large size guys, but it's the only way to see downtown Miami and most of everything around it. It is still difficult to make out Aventura and Sunny Isles Beach north of Miami Beach. We have tall buildings under constructioin now that will be finished by 2015, but the largesr stuff won't come until later.

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Old March 9th, 2013, 09:41 PM   #102
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I like the US cities layout, a dense core with highrises and skyscrapers and flat suburbs.

Brazilian cities are very dense in my opinion, a see of highrises without a identity about what is downtown and what is not... the example is São Paulo but all other major cities are spread with highrises ....
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Old March 9th, 2013, 09:46 PM   #103
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In Brazil I suppose the most imponent skyline by 2015 will be Balneário Camboriu, a touristic city with normal population of 120.000 and > 1.000.000 in summer!

There 5 from 10 largest buildings in Brazil are currently U/C, including the FIRST real skyscraper from Brazil and highest residential building in South America, with 250m.

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1. Largest apartment buildings in Brazil - circa 165m - 50 floors


2. View from the north beach


3. View from behind... the largest buildings are near the sea...

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Old March 22nd, 2013, 08:39 AM   #104
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Old March 22nd, 2013, 01:57 PM   #105
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There are a few towers here that wouldn't be done by 2015, but the rest looks like an accurate depiction of Toronto in 2-3 years from now. It should be enough to keep Toronto in the game.

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^ Nice! What's that future cluster on the left called? Looks pretty massive.
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Old March 22nd, 2013, 05:03 PM   #107
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^ Nice! What's that future cluster on the left called? Looks pretty massive.
It's about 4 km north of the lake and called Yorkville. It's Toronto's high end district with all the usual suspects: Four Seasons Hotel, Prada, Louis Vuitton, etc.

In that cluster are the following:

One Bloor: 257m, 75 floors (U/C)
CASA II: 187m, 57m (U/C)
U Condos I: 184m, 55 floors (U/C)
Chaz: ???, 47 floors (U/C)
U Condos II: 158m, 45 floors (U/C)
50 Bloor Street W: 277m, 83 floors (proposal)
37 Yorkville North: 238m, 69 floors (proposal)
37 Yorkville South: ???, 55 floors (proposal)


There are some others, but these are the major ones off the top of my head.
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^ I see, thanks. Toronto is getting its fair share of skyscrapers. Countless 100m+ buildings and dozens of 200m+ towers under way- pretty impressive if you ask me.
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Sure, but a 1st supertall would also not be bad.. that would reduce the risk of being confused with Vancouver
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New York has to be No. 1 for me with towers like these finished by then



still can't beat shanghai...
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Old March 23rd, 2013, 12:12 AM   #111
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^ What do you mean by "can't beat Shanghai"? In which categories? Except for the Shanghai Tower, I don't see any other exciting project in Shanghai whereas New York has a massive boom (supertalls all the way). The only city which has an even bigger boom would be Shenzhen where megatalls are popping up all over the place. For more info on New York projects visit the thread "New York Supertalls" (signature).

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Sure, but a 1st supertall would also not be bad.. that would reduce the risk of being confused with Vancouver
It's not that bad, I mean Vancouver is dense but really flat. Toronto will get its first supertall in the next years, I'm sure of that. There are already some proposals iirc.

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^ I see, thanks. Toronto is getting its fair share of skyscrapers. Countless 100m+ buildings and dozens of 200m+ towers under way- pretty impressive if you ask me.
Considering Toronto only has 6 million people, the city really seems to be punching above its weight lately. That said, Toronto's still very much a work in progress. I think it will start 'coming together' around 2018-2020. The city is going to surprise a few people.
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Sure, but a 1st supertall would also not be bad.. that would reduce the risk of being confused with Vancouver
Well there's always the 4 tower Oxford proposal which includes 2 super talls:







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still can't beat shanghai...
Lol, dude I love shanghai but it cant and never has been able to touch New york in terms of skyline.
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i hope manila can keep up with the major skyline players with it's 200+ u/c right now..but most are only highrise.. a handful of skyscrapers and 1 supertall..






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Old March 26th, 2013, 12:31 PM   #116
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top 10
Shanghai-majestic skyline,the movie Ultraviolet showed me how futuristic this city
Hongkong-amazing backdrop with stunning skyline
New York-with the 1wtc,NYC will be just amazing and revamp
Chicago-glassy
Dubai-one of a kind,burj dubai dwarfed evrything even a 100 storey building
Kuala Lumpur-with amazing project on the line,KL will be the supertalls city with soul
Paris-all time favourite,la defense area is superb
Sydney-u cant go wrong with the opera house and sydney harbour bridge even for another 100 years
Singapore-the new financial district made this city 100times more beautiful
Abu Dhabi-i hv a feeling,people will keep talking about this city in the future.. *note:the 169storey freedom tower and the current skyline is breathtaking

my list is based on amazing building design in the city,few supertall and wow factor
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Manila's skyline may become one of the finest in the world, but not in 2015, give the city 10 more years
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Lol, dude I love shanghai but it cant and never has been able to touch New york in terms of skyline.
all about what you want for a skyline. new york has a massive amount of skyscrapers for sure and hong kong was the only city ever to beat new york and currently new york is building more than hong kong, so it is becoming number one again.

if you look at the tallest buildings in the city however, for example measuring the average of the 10 tallest, Shanghai beat New York in 2008 (link) already and may stay on top for a few more years, quite hard to say.

In the end it all comes down to preferences, both cities have their appeal and both cities their unique skyline. Both range among the top skylines in the world in any terms.
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Manila's skyline may become one of the finest in the world, but not in 2015, give the city 10 more years
But other cities won't stand still either...
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