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Old May 3rd, 2014, 11:38 AM   #1501
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Awesome photo QuantumX. The canals are a great Miami feature and it looks like that area will be fabulous once it fills in a little more.
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 11:52 AM   #1502
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Awesome photo QuantumX. The canals are a great Miami feature and it looks like that area will be fabulous once it fills in a little more.
I know this is sacrilege, but it's shaping up to look a lot like Chicago along the Miami River.

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Old May 3rd, 2014, 12:11 PM   #1503
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Except you can sit out there on your boat in February.

Toronto had inland waterways like that at one point, but we paved them over. One that remains is the Don River. It's a shadow of its former self and we'll never build right up to it because its flood plain. The Humber is another one, but both it and the Don aren't exactly in the downtown. That leaves Keating Channel as our only future option. I have high hopes for it.
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 12:54 PM   #1504
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Yet another Miami project in the making. That's Brickell CityCentre under construction in the background.

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Old May 3rd, 2014, 01:22 PM   #1505
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Miami is getting better. Some features that I would like added to make Miami even better are:
1. Iconic tower
2. More diverse architecture
3. A supertall is a plus.

In North America, I would rank NYC, Chicago and Toronto as my top 3 in that order for all the obvious reasons.. 4th is a battle between Seattle and Vancouver although Seattle may easily win the spot due to Vancouver's monotonous architecture. Miami, however, is definitely somewhere in the top 6-10.

In a global scale, NYC still ranks first for its character, diverse but cohesive appearance. Second is Hong Kong for the scale, height and visual impact..
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 01:54 PM   #1506
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Miami is getting better. Some features that I would like added to make Miami even better are:
1. Iconic tower
2. More diverse architecture
3. A supertall is a plus.
Our first supertall will be under construction within the next two years along with other buildings taller than what we currently have now. Another supertall should be starting construction shortly thereafter. Whether they will be iconic remains to be seen.

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In North America, I would rank NYC, Chicago and Toronto as my top 3 in that order for all the obvious reasons.. 4th is a battle between Seattle and Vancouver although Seattle may easily win the spot due to Vancouver's monotonous architecture. Miami, however, is definitely somewhere in the top 6-10.
Miami is always going to be in the top 5 in North America for me and that's counting Panama City. Seattle and Vancouver to me are always overrated.

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In a global scale, NYC still ranks first for its character, diverse but cohesive appearance. Second is Hong Kong for the scale, height and visual impact.
Hong Kong's spectacular natural setting really sets it off its spectacular skyline.
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 02:50 PM   #1507
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I totally forgot about Panama City.. Yeah, It's skyline is pretty amazing for a city of its size. I like Panama city's skyline but I don't know where it ranks at this point. Actually, there's a similarity between Panama city and Miami..

About Seattle and Vancouver, I think Vancouver can be overrated at times but I disagree about Seattle. I think the density, the well-balanced skyline and the space needle are great factors. What it's lacking is an iconic tower and a supertall, pretty much the same with Toronto.

I always find top 1 and 2 constant while top 3-10 are relative. Even my personal rankings change a lot.. Nice to hear that Miami is getting a supertall. In my opinion, Miami is great without it, but a supertall is a huge plus for the city..
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Regarding the Asian contenders, nobody seems to be mentioning Beijing and it's being underestimated.

It currently has many tall buildings with outstanding designs, as well as some great non-towers like the olympic stadium. It has the advantage of having great ancient architecture which the likes of Shenzhen and Guangzhou have little or none of; the forbidden city juxtaposes beautifully with the CBD, like how the Kremlin contrasts with the Moscow City cluster. There is currently a supertall going up there with a fine design, which might set the bar higher for future projects, and demand for office space is likely to keep high. Quality of design in Beijing is second to non in China. It's one to watch out for.
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 04:51 PM   #1509
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Bit further into the future then 2025
Upwards in the Australia forum just posted these striking visions of a 2050 Sydney
These images were made by Bates smarts,a large Australian architecture firm.
Sydney risks getting behind Melbourne in prestige,population and economic power by 2050,maybe a project of this magnitude could help Sydney protect its position as Australia most important city? .


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Old May 3rd, 2014, 11:45 PM   #1510
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I think it's safe to say, Shenzhen already has one of the best skyline in the world





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Old May 3rd, 2014, 11:55 PM   #1511
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Seattle and Vancouver to me are always overrated.
They're like Sydney and London. They look great, but don't have the scale or height to make the cut.
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They're like Sydney and London. They look great, but don't have the scale or height to make the cut.
I don't think London looks that great. Sydney skyline is beautiful though, maybe I'm little biased?
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Old May 4th, 2014, 12:32 AM   #1513
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Sydney skyline is beautiful though, maybe I'm little biased?
I'm partial to Melbourne along with Isaidso. The Seattle skyline just isn't big enough for me.
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They're like Sydney and London. They look great, but don't have the scale or height to make the cut.
And what's the scale and height to make the cut??

Just wondering as London already has taller habitable building then Toronto and Miami and regarding scale has over 230 towers planned, approved and u/c. And that's within 15 years of high-risk construction.

Did you know when the London eye was built it was the 4th tallest structure in London. It is now 22nd. By end of this year it'll be just inside the top 30 and by 2016 outside the top 50. Just saying.
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Just wondering as London already has taller habitable building then Toronto and Miami and regarding scale has over 230 towers planned, approved and u/c. And that's within 15 years of high-risk construction.
Don't drag Miami into this. Nobody compared Miami to London, but only other U.S. skylines.
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All of this is supposedly under construction? I only saw one or two cranes. This looks like you're just spamming skyline pics.
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All of this is supposedly under construction? I only saw one or two cranes. This looks like you're just spamming skyline pics.
Yes, all of them are U/C. There's a thread about this project on SSC http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...144467&page=25
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