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Old March 28th, 2013, 05:41 AM   #1
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Should Washington, D.C. Have a skyline like Dubai or New York

Because i don't belive in that but others do cause I live here and that would take the flair away
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Old March 28th, 2013, 06:50 AM   #2
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No ! capitals are supposed to be short, bulky and leaning towards boring Just like politicians ......
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Old March 28th, 2013, 06:52 AM   #3
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DC was never meant to be a skyscraper city. Its one purpose of existence is to be the capital, not a center of business or trade.
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Old March 28th, 2013, 06:53 AM   #4
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Old March 28th, 2013, 07:46 AM   #5
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If Washington DC gets skyscrapers, it should follow Paris' example and set aside a single zoning area for high rise buildings, perhaps along the 295 corridor in Anacostia to Minnesota Avenue and perhaps in the Washington Navy Yard area. But the Mall area and other environs should be kept Skyscraper free.
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Old March 28th, 2013, 03:53 PM   #6
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No, it should not.
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Old March 28th, 2013, 04:06 PM   #7
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no.. why turn it into like Beijing or something where its just another city..
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Old March 28th, 2013, 04:17 PM   #8
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Washington isn't a city for skyscrapers, I'd rather see arlington getting a bigger skyline.
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Old March 28th, 2013, 05:49 PM   #9
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Washington is fine as it is. Grand, yet not... tall.
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Old March 28th, 2013, 05:57 PM   #10
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How much citizens has this City? And are there a space shortage? I think this are the only real courses of building skyscrapers.
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Old March 28th, 2013, 06:57 PM   #11
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About 600 000 so not even that much.
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Old March 29th, 2013, 01:06 AM   #12
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No, Washington should remain low rise like Ottawa, Brasilia, Canberra, etc.
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Old March 29th, 2013, 02:55 AM   #13
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There have been attempts to raise building heights before there will be attempts in the future.
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Old March 29th, 2013, 03:29 AM   #14
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Washington is beautiful as what it is now, no need to have those ugly skyscrapers.
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Old March 29th, 2013, 06:06 PM   #15
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There have been attempts to raise building heights before there will be attempts in the future.
Are there areas in the metropolitan area where Washington has tall buildings? Not 2 hours after posting here, I noticed that Ottawa is proposing some 48 floor buildings outside its core. I never saw it coming, but I suppose it makes sense that cities like these would eventually start building tall beyond areas where the height restrictions are severe.
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Old March 30th, 2013, 07:18 AM   #16
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Are there areas in the metropolitan area where Washington has tall buildings? Not 2 hours after posting here, I noticed that Ottawa is proposing some 48 floor buildings outside its core. I never saw it coming, but I suppose it makes sense that cities like these would eventually start building tall beyond areas where the height restrictions are severe.
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Old March 30th, 2013, 04:12 PM   #17
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Living literally 7 mins outside of D.C, I can say that it should not. It keeps the skyline unique. Something different than your average city.
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Old March 31st, 2013, 02:40 AM   #18
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Are there areas in the metropolitan area where Washington has tall buildings? Not 2 hours after posting here, I noticed that Ottawa is proposing some 48 floor buildings outside its core. I never saw it coming, but I suppose it makes sense that cities like these would eventually start building tall beyond areas where the height restrictions are severe.
No skyscrapers or high-rises but you'll find mid-rises scattered across the city and metro. The city is really beautiful without them. No need to change. Besides D.C. is pretty dense as well and doesn't have that suburban feeling for the most part that most other American cities have.
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Pinnacles of Skyscrapers and Churches give a city character but in the case of Washington DC the Capitol, the various memorials and monuments are the heart of the country and architectural focus of the city. Don't diminish them with retail, offices or apartment towers. All these everyday living city requirements are already there and can continue to develop within the envelope that exists right now. If growth pressure means re appraisal of height limits I agree with Riley1066 and a few others where a designated area outside view corridors could house taller commercial structures. If skyscrapers start to infiltrate the present area you will soon lament the loss of the beautiful city you have now.
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Pinnacles of Skyscrapers and Churches give a city character but in the case of Washington DC the Capitol, the various memorials and monuments are the heart of the country and architectural focus of the city. Don't diminish them with retail, offices or apartment towers. All these everyday living city requirements are already there and can continue to develop within the envelope that exists right now. If growth pressure means re appraisal of height limits I agree with Riley1066 and a few others where a designated area outside view corridors could house taller commercial structures. If skyscrapers start to infiltrate the present area you will soon lament the loss of the beautiful city you have now.
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