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Old June 15th, 2014, 07:13 AM   #1761
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Building tall is a costly under taking and Brazil has historically been a poor nation. As the country gets wealthier we'll likely see taller buildings go up.
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Old June 16th, 2014, 09:00 PM   #1762
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This is Brickell Heights starting construction (2 buildings over 150m) with Brickell CityCentre under construction beyond (3 buildings over 150m). The 250m Panorama at Brickell is under construction not far from here.

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Old June 18th, 2014, 04:42 AM   #1763
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A quick Photoshop montage I did showing today's update on the One Vanderbilt proposal - now may possibly rise 1,350 feet (412 meters) plus spire adjacent to Grand Central Terminal:

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Old June 18th, 2014, 05:03 AM   #1764
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Is that it farther down Park Avenue? That's a great shot looking straight down Park Avenue!
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Old June 18th, 2014, 07:54 AM   #1765
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What are the dimensions of Manhattan?
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Old June 18th, 2014, 07:58 AM   #1766
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59 sq km, at its longest points
21.6 km long
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Old June 19th, 2014, 02:13 AM   #1767
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Chicago with the Spire [it will get built, hopefully]

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Old June 19th, 2014, 02:56 AM   #1768
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I've never really cared that much for it, TBH. It just looks like a giant drill bit to me. I think it would fit just fine in Dubai, but not in Chicago.
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Old June 19th, 2014, 05:22 AM   #1769
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I kinda like it..

First "outrageous looking" supertall in the US
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Old June 19th, 2014, 05:32 AM   #1770
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I feel it doesnt match chicago skyline. Would prefer more boxy type supertall in chicago skyline
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Old June 19th, 2014, 06:05 AM   #1771
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I feel it doesnt match chicago skyline.
This is how I feel as well. That Dubai twist just doesn't fit in, but something more like Burj Khalifa that would be triangular in plan would fit well I think.
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Old June 20th, 2014, 12:56 AM   #1772
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I think the fact that it's different is why it works well, I would hate to see a Burj Khalifa or Kingdom Tower on Chicagos skyline personally
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Old June 20th, 2014, 12:59 AM   #1773
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I think the fact that it's different is why it works well, I would hate to see a Burj Khalifa or Kingdom Tower on Chicagos skyline personally
I would too. I wish I could find a picture of what I'm talking about. The building would not be composed of round bundled tubes, but triangular bundled tubes and would look crystalline. That spire thing definitely would be better off in Dubai.
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Old June 20th, 2014, 04:21 AM   #1774
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I think the spire would fit fine in Chicago. Most of Chicago's tallest are very masculine buildings. The spire is slender and curvy. I think the spire would bring a welcomed softening presence to the skyline overall.
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Old June 20th, 2014, 04:28 AM   #1775
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I think the spire would fit fine in Chicago. Most of Chicago's tallest are very masculine buildings.
I think that's why I like them.
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Old June 20th, 2014, 04:30 AM   #1776
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$150 billion X $450 billion
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Old June 20th, 2014, 04:40 AM   #1777
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Old June 20th, 2014, 06:31 AM   #1778
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Chicago with the Spire [it will get built, hopefully]
I hope not. It is one such ugly building in my opinion. I hope something else with the same height is built though..
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Old June 21st, 2014, 02:58 PM   #1779
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An Imaginary.. JAKARTA Skyline by 2020's

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Old June 22nd, 2014, 04:19 AM   #1780
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I think Shenzhen really needs to build up in between Futian and Qinhai, or else it really lacks any solid core. I find Ping An to be one of the best U/Cs out there, but it really needs some dense 300-400m buildings surrounding it to make it feel like it's really part of the skyline. If all the U/Cs and Proposed get built by 2025, I feel Shenzhen will definitely be a top 3 contender, along with New York and Hong Kong. Tons of great proposals going on, they just need to connect the peaks.

Also, shout outs to Toronto with its crazy boom, I just wish they'd kept the old Mirvish + Gehry triplets. Absolute fan of international style buildings, they give off an imposing, business vibe. Less glass condominiums with balconies and more sleek business towers would be a great addition. Hopefully maybe plop in a few supertalls here and there, who knows? Love the North extension as well, very impressive.

Also, oft-forgotten is Kuala Lumpur. I don't think they'll be top 10 exactly by 2025, but very close to the cut-off at least. Tons of big proposals going on, Four Seasons is nice, love Ilham Bahru, and lets not forget Warisan Merdaka. I do love the greenery but I feel KL really needs to densify the gaps in between first to really kick it up a notch. I feel KL is much more than just Petronas, and that in the following years we'll finally see some supertalls steal some attention from it.
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