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Old June 3rd, 2014, 02:44 AM   #1701
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 05:09 AM   #1702
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I wouldn't exactly call it the BFD as that also stands for something else in cyber speak
I had to go look it up.
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 05:18 AM   #1703
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I had to go look it up.
Did you find it in the Urban Dictionary?
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 05:36 AM   #1704
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There's an 'urban dictionary'? Gawd, you have to be bilingual these days just to understand other anglophones.
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 07:04 AM   #1705
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Dubai is certainly in the top 5/10 of the skylines in the world but isn't megalopolis and hasn't a population above 5 millions !
But Dubai skyline probably has reached its peak.


And probably 9/10 in the top 10 are cities with densely populated
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 08:42 AM   #1706
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Well, to communicate more effectively, this is what you have to say to begin with. The way you said things was like saying the president of the United States is also an aviation expert with the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and he has the say in aviation safety standards.
I think he was referring to the proposal to remove Paya Lebar Airbase, which is the reason for the 280m height restrictions in central Singapore. Moving Paya Lebar to Changi would free up the airspace.

I don't think PM Lee is an aviation expert, but I am sure he consulted with the aviation experts in his country before he made such pronouncements.

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Old June 3rd, 2014, 12:24 PM   #1707
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We already know this at this point after I got him to explain himself properly. Are you not following the thread?
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 11:50 PM   #1708
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Back in 2008 the world envisioned the Chicago of 2015 like this. I wonder if the Chicago of 2025 would resemble or exceed this earlier vision.


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Old June 4th, 2014, 01:18 AM   #1709
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Back in 2008 the world envisioned the Chicago of 2015 like this. I wonder if the Chicago of 2025 would resemble or exceed this earlier vision.


2000466192488370639_rs by jpmorla, on Flickr


This skyline may be hard to challenge the top 5 in 2025.

But who knows Chicago will have sudden boom construction period?
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Old June 4th, 2014, 07:57 PM   #1710
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Back in 2008 the world envisioned the Chicago of 2015 like this. I wonder if the Chicago of 2025 would resemble or exceed this earlier vision.


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I don't think so. When you have 50 proposals, only 10 get built eventually. How many supertalls are proposed for Chicago currently?
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Old June 4th, 2014, 09:01 PM   #1711
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I don't think so. When you have 50 proposals, only 10 get built eventually. How many supertalls are proposed for Chicago currently?
. When did Chicago have 50 proposal and only 10 eventually get build? The ignorance on this thread is beyond belief.

Btw, In that picture, the only buildings that are 100% dead due to the global recession, are the Waldorf and Waterview. Waldorf has been replaced with a 53 story tower and Waterview by a 60 story tower. The Spire is in limbo and I'd rather see it get cancelled altogether so that we can get a two tower development on the site. Aqua was built and the Arquitectonica tower was scrapped but will be replaced with a tower of the same height or taller which is being designed by Jeanne Gang.

Anyway, I would say Chicago has maybe two or 3 serious supertall proposals. I'm not counting the Spire or the Old Post Office. I'm not counting the OPO because the guy behind it is some mysterious billionaire from Europe who has a horrible track record when it comes to following through on projects.

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Old June 4th, 2014, 10:35 PM   #1712
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. When did Chicago have 50 proposal and only 10 eventually get build? The ignorance on this thread is beyond belief.
I think he is speaking hypothetically, so you can retract the claws.
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Old June 4th, 2014, 10:40 PM   #1713
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Old June 5th, 2014, 07:44 AM   #1714
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I think he is speaking hypothetically, so you can retract the claws.
I can't believe that dude didn't get my words

I meant if there are 50 proposals for any city only about 10 of them get built eventually. Not just for Chicago only
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Old June 5th, 2014, 06:35 PM   #1715
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And that's not even the entire Miami skyline. That's only the Brickell Financial District. To the right of the Miami River is the CBD and the skyline extends northward to the right from there. Brickell is just our most desired downtown area.
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Old June 6th, 2014, 07:08 AM   #1716
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Nanshan Business District, Shenzhen (new area with several dozen 200m+ buildings U/C

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My next question is a city with good town planning (road built on grid system) will have a better skyline then a city with less grid system(e.g roads curvy due to buildings)?

For example of comparison will be New York Vs HK
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Old June 6th, 2014, 06:30 PM   #1718
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For me a lot also depends on how close to the lot line they build. Cities where they push back the building or where they sit on 'grounds' are less impressive to me. Skyscraper density goes a long way.
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Old June 6th, 2014, 07:29 PM   #1719
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My next question is a city with good town planning (road built on grid system) will have a better skyline then a city with less grid system(e.g roads curvy due to buildings)?
I don't understand what you mean by roads curvy due to buildings. I can understand roads curvy due to topography, and for me that makes a skyline more interesting rather than buildings lined up along a grid.
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i find somehow if a city have wide roads in between the buildings and built in lots that will make a neat skyline but less impressive

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I don't understand what you mean by roads curvy due to buildings. I can understand roads curvy due to topography, and for me that makes a skyline more interesting rather than buildings lined up along a grid.
some cities roads not straight and had slight bend as there is buildings blocking the way. just like pic above shown
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