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Old March 27th, 2014, 11:18 PM   #61
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i disagree man. the space needle will lose its place with a supetall.

bad mistake imo.
Often observation towers tend to hold on to their iconic status, even if taller buildings are around.
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Old March 27th, 2014, 11:30 PM   #62
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That model doesn't necessarily represent 77 floors and could have an architectural top that extends well beyond the last floor.
I think so. The top could easily be tens of meters.
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Old March 28th, 2014, 02:22 AM   #63
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all i meant was itll become less and less obvious with newer supertalls emerging.

the space needle should remain the most iconic building in the city imo. if only it was taller
Until when? Until forever?

People were saying the same thing about Westminster about two hundred years ago. Tall buildings have their time in the sun. It doesn't last forever, and shouldn't.

In the far future, the Space Needle will be no more impactful on the skyline of Seattle than Trinity Church Broadway is to NYC. Doesn't make it less important. Or iconic.
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Old March 28th, 2014, 05:38 AM   #64
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Well that's going a little overboard since we have zoning that will never be changed and is designed specifically to keep the Space Needle prominent on its north edge of downtown. The skyline will forever feature the Space Needle when viewed from Alki/water or from Queen Anne.
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Old March 28th, 2014, 09:40 AM   #65
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Gensler's basic massing model is a good start, and that's an excellent location for a 350-400 meter building. I don't believe US cities need to play the 600+ meter race, but it would be nice to see at least a few more cities score a new tallest like this.
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Old March 30th, 2014, 09:38 AM   #66
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Most Asian towers are in that range as well. It makes little sense from an economic point of view to go much taller.
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Old April 7th, 2014, 03:51 AM   #67
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This looks like Seattle scooping LA (and San Francisco) in the race to build the West Coast's tallest tower. I'm liking that idea!


http://seattle.curbed.com/archives/2...ding-tower.php
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Old April 7th, 2014, 01:39 PM   #68
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That model reminds me a bit of de Portzamparc's work.
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Old April 7th, 2014, 07:13 PM   #69
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A REALLY stretched out version of that...
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Old April 7th, 2014, 11:34 PM   #70
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Seattle's my favorite city in the world, this news makes me pretty damn happy. It's about time.
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Old April 8th, 2014, 08:56 AM   #71
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Would be cool, but probably the FAA will wreck this plan...
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Old April 8th, 2014, 10:06 PM   #72
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^ugh I hate the FAA, Seattle's airport isn't even that close to the city.

But if we can still get a new tallest or supertall that would be awesome.
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Old April 9th, 2014, 12:41 AM   #73
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Seatac isn't close but Boeing airfield is.
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Old April 9th, 2014, 10:42 PM   #74
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So Vegas airport is close than that and their tallest tower is 1150 feet about.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 12:54 AM   #75
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It's obviously not just proximity but flight paths.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 01:04 AM   #76
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Either there's a height limit or there isn't. If the height is unrestricted in that part of downtown, then the FAA can f*ck off. Otherwise no one would submit such a proposal in the first place.
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I mean if Columbia could be built, I don't see the problem. Its a block away. Are planes really going to shave the cbd core?
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Old April 10th, 2014, 07:26 AM   #78
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Don't forget they cut some height off the Columbia Tower when it was originally proposed.

I'm with you guys though- I don't see how it should be a problem. The planes don't need to be going directly over downtown anyway.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 09:54 AM   #79
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Sydney suffers from this these flight path issues also.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 03:10 PM   #80
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Miami as well.
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