daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Forums > Skyscrapers

Skyscrapers General news, discussion and announcement forum about skyscrapers, including the Skyscraper Living forum



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old February 28th, 2015, 11:28 PM   #2301
hunser
Steinway to Heaven |¦┆┊
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Wien
Posts: 1,837
Likes (Received): 5031

Quote:
Originally Posted by isaidso View Post
Nothing in America will rival New York's skyline in my life time.
You have to let that sink in for a moment ...
I'm in my late 20s and even I don't believe that any city in NA will ever come close to New York's massive skyline.
hunser no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old March 1st, 2015, 05:15 AM   #2302
kck99
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 10
Likes (Received): 2

Hong Kong
New York
Seattle
kck99 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 1st, 2015, 07:58 AM   #2303
isaidso
the new republic
 
isaidso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: The United Provinces of America
Posts: 29,633
Likes (Received): 10788

Quote:
Originally Posted by hunser View Post
You have to let that sink in for a moment ...
I'm in my late 20s and even I don't believe that any city in NA will ever come close to New York's massive skyline.
You need the population, economy, wealth, and interest in downtown living to necessitate a skyline like that. No city has all 4 except for New York. If Mexico City and Sao Paulo become equally wealthy they have the best shot but a ton of ground to make up. Toronto has the last 3 characteristics but not the population to support something that size. Chicago and San Francisco are in the same boat as Toronto.
__________________
World's 1st Baseball Game: June 4th, 1838, Beachville, Ontario, Canada
North America's Oldest Pro Football Teams: Toronto Argonauts (1873) and Hamilton Tiger Cats (1869)

I started my first photo thread documenting a recent trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Have a peek: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=724898

Last edited by isaidso; March 1st, 2015 at 08:08 AM.
isaidso no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 1st, 2015, 08:15 AM   #2304
isaidso
the new republic
 
isaidso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: The United Provinces of America
Posts: 29,633
Likes (Received): 10788

Quote:
Originally Posted by seattleskyline View Post
What would the Seattle skyline be like with out the mountains or the sound, ask yourself that question!
My evaluation of the skyline would be exactly the same because I don't take them into account at all. The mountains and sound aren't part of the skyline, they're the setting in which a skyline exists.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Faisal Shourov View Post
Makes me wonder, how was CN Tower approved in the first place?
Toronto has courted bold audacious ambition before. There's the 1928 College Park proposal that would have been the largest office complex on earth upon completion. Sadly the Great Depression halted construction after just 1 corner was completed. There was the John Maryon office tower in 1971 which was proposed at 140 floors and 686m. That didn't get off the ground at all. The CN Tower was our consolation prize. We did build the 401 though which remains the busiest highway in the world.... and one of the widest at 18 lanes.

I suppose along the way we've lost our moxie. Maybe the generation growing up now during this boom will return us to that mindset.
__________________
World's 1st Baseball Game: June 4th, 1838, Beachville, Ontario, Canada
North America's Oldest Pro Football Teams: Toronto Argonauts (1873) and Hamilton Tiger Cats (1869)

I started my first photo thread documenting a recent trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Have a peek: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=724898

Last edited by isaidso; March 1st, 2015 at 09:02 AM.
isaidso no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 1st, 2015, 08:51 AM   #2305
seattleskyline
Registered User
 
seattleskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: seattle
Posts: 271
Likes (Received): 111

I think the mountains and the sound are part of the skyline!

They are part of the view!
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
seattleskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 1st, 2015, 09:01 AM   #2306
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53450

Quote:
Originally Posted by seattleskyline View Post
I think the mountains and the sound are part of the skyline!

They are part of the view!
The natural setting certainly adds to the visual appeal so Seattle tends to rate higher by many for that reason. Skylines in dull, flat settings like Riyadh or Houston aren't highly rated even though they both have impressive towers.
__________________
We are floating in space...

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 1st, 2015, 10:15 AM   #2307
isaidso
the new republic
 
isaidso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: The United Provinces of America
Posts: 29,633
Likes (Received): 10788

Quote:
Originally Posted by seattleskyline View Post
They are part of the view!
I agree with you there.
__________________
World's 1st Baseball Game: June 4th, 1838, Beachville, Ontario, Canada
North America's Oldest Pro Football Teams: Toronto Argonauts (1873) and Hamilton Tiger Cats (1869)

I started my first photo thread documenting a recent trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Have a peek: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=724898
isaidso no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 1st, 2015, 11:09 AM   #2308
Dubai_Boy
I love Abu Dhabi.
 
Dubai_Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 3,524
Likes (Received): 2435

10 years from now ?

Forget Dubai, Say Hello to Abu Dhabi


Source:http://www.thefuturebuild.com/assets...ainability.jpg


Source: http://www.film.gov.ae/en/Images/Est...cm24-15358.jpg


Source:http://www.propertyshowrooms.com/ima...b-emirates.jpg


Source:http://dubaicity.motivate.netdna-cdn...ngs-leader.jpg
__________________
01-09-2016 (Day one towards saving for my future home) I Wonder how long it will take...(2.1%) - 8% on March 2018, wonder if I will make it

Last edited by Dubai_Boy; March 1st, 2015 at 04:33 PM.
Dubai_Boy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 1st, 2015, 12:43 PM   #2309
DesertBleau999
Registered User
 
DesertBleau999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Posts: 254
Likes (Received): 182

Try Las Vegas with the new resorts world hotel, demollitions, proposals, rebrandings, and completion of new resorts, Las Vegas will look like a brand new city by 2025, especially the north strip
__________________

skyscraperhighrise liked this post
DesertBleau999 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 2nd, 2015, 03:37 AM   #2310
JuanPaulo
Guayaquil Vive Por Ti!
 
JuanPaulo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Honolulu, Hawai'i
Posts: 20,783
Likes (Received): 31740

Quote:
Originally Posted by seattleskyline View Post
I think the mountains and the sound are part of the skyline!

They are part of the view!
And so are the mountains around SF. Add the bay and the bridges to the mix. Seattle has a great skyline and it is actually one of my favorites in NA. But SF's skyline is already much more massive than Seattle's. And with the supertalls under construction in SF, it will be hard for Seattle to pull ahead.


bernal panorama by eb78, on Flickr
__________________
JuanPaulo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 2nd, 2015, 07:54 AM   #2311
seattleskyline
Registered User
 
seattleskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: seattle
Posts: 271
Likes (Received): 111

Those aren't mountains those are big hills!
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
seattleskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 2nd, 2015, 05:29 PM   #2312
kar8117
BANNED
 
kar8117's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 453
Likes (Received): 678

paris by 2025

[IMG]http://oi61.************/b691d4.jpg[/IMG]
__________________
kar8117 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 2nd, 2015, 05:34 PM   #2313
Hudson11
Stuck on the Cross Bronx
 
Hudson11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: The Empire State
Posts: 9,518
Likes (Received): 22547

the supertalls kind of ruin the view from that angle. They block a good portion of the rest of La Defense. And that's probably the best angle to view the skyline from. The reverse tapering design is amazing but their location still irks me.
__________________
Hudson11 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 2nd, 2015, 06:05 PM   #2314
KlausDiggy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Leipzig
Posts: 4,123
Likes (Received): 8763

There is still planning law for the Millennium Tower. At this point in the European quarter are approved up to 365 meters.


Winter Sunset by DasKameraAuge, on Flickr

Or this with some other planned buildings.


Stadtpanorama Frankfurt von frawolf77 auf Flickr
__________________

bodegavendetta, JustWatch liked this post

Last edited by KlausDiggy; March 2nd, 2015 at 06:14 PM.
KlausDiggy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 2nd, 2015, 06:09 PM   #2315
kar8117
BANNED
 
kar8117's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 453
Likes (Received): 678

Quote:
Originally Posted by KlausDiggy View Post
I doubt that the Hermitage Towers ever to be built.
And if they do, it need certainly 10-20 years until construction begins.
the developer said that construction would begin this year. the opponents lost at the court of appeal
__________________

KlausDiggy liked this post
kar8117 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 2nd, 2015, 06:13 PM   #2316
KlausDiggy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Leipzig
Posts: 4,123
Likes (Received): 8763

Ok, that is of course something else.
KlausDiggy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 2nd, 2015, 09:08 PM   #2317
JuanPaulo
Guayaquil Vive Por Ti!
 
JuanPaulo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Honolulu, Hawai'i
Posts: 20,783
Likes (Received): 31740

New York City 2025


Future Manhattan Skyline from Greenpoint, Brooklyn by cityrealty_nyc, on Flickr
__________________
JuanPaulo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 3rd, 2015, 03:19 AM   #2318
Hudson11
Stuck on the Cross Bronx
 
Hudson11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: The Empire State
Posts: 9,518
Likes (Received): 22547

Quote:
Originally Posted by JuanPaulo View Post


bernal panorama by eb78, on Flickr
wow, great angle! All of the new developments around Transbay Center will make SF a legitimate contender by 2025.

Last edited by Hudson11; March 4th, 2015 at 09:38 PM.
Hudson11 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 4th, 2015, 10:27 AM   #2319
JuanPaulo
Guayaquil Vive Por Ti!
 
JuanPaulo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Honolulu, Hawai'i
Posts: 20,783
Likes (Received): 31740

Quote:
Originally Posted by seattleskyline View Post
Those aren't mountains those are big hills!
The "hills" are in the city (i.e. the north end of the peninsula) just like Seattle has hills within it. What surrounds the bay area are indeed mountains:


san-francisco-aerial on Flickr




dsc_0041 by on Flickr
__________________

Last edited by JuanPaulo; March 4th, 2015 at 10:32 AM.
JuanPaulo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 4th, 2015, 09:19 PM   #2320
MAGPTY
Registered User
 
MAGPTY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Latinamerica
Posts: 418
Likes (Received): 656

Excelente San Francisco!
__________________
:D
MAGPTY no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
skyline

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 05:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu