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Old March 9th, 2005, 10:40 PM   #1
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Downtown San Diego

Downtown San Diego has been goin intense re-development over the past few years. So far they have built a new baseball stadium about 5 or 6 new towers over 30 floors and these are some of the current projects that have already been approved or are under construction now. Due to a stupid height restriction of 500 ft our skyline will not be getting any taller but we'll definetly be getting a lot more dense and modern.
















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Old March 9th, 2005, 10:53 PM   #2
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Some of those are really nice. Especially the one that looks like Burj AL Arab
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Old March 9th, 2005, 10:56 PM   #3
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I agree. The height restriction is stupid. Do you know the reason for it? I lived there for over 12 years, and always wondered why they never lifted it.
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Old March 9th, 2005, 10:59 PM   #4
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Something about the airport being os close to downtown and a supertall building would interfere with plane equipmentor communications or something like that.
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Old March 9th, 2005, 11:35 PM   #5
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Thats how i heard it too, Downtown San Diego, lay in the landing pattern of lindberge field, and the FAA won't allow anything higher than 500'. i was of the opinion that that's why highrise construction was moving toward the south of downtown, to maybe get outside the restriction zone, However the buildings shown here, are a great example of what can be produced, even with such a restriction.
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Old March 10th, 2005, 12:08 AM   #6
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Great designs
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Old March 10th, 2005, 02:37 AM   #7
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I love all of those designs. I wish we could take a few from you up here.
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Old March 10th, 2005, 04:29 AM   #8
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very impressive
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Old March 10th, 2005, 04:40 AM   #9
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Some of those are really good looking.
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Old March 10th, 2005, 04:41 AM   #10
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Its good they are building new towers in SD, even when they are over the top expensive condos. I personally like the Burj AL Arab wannabe that will be next to the Convention Center, its a great location for it.
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Old March 10th, 2005, 04:56 AM   #11
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Good for SD, it will be even better with those projects
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Old March 10th, 2005, 05:50 AM   #12
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San Diego is booming right now.




San Diego Downtown Historic Harborfront
Redevelopment

Proposals.

Sasaki Associates/Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA









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There are may more proposals.



Great job fierce latino.
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Old March 10th, 2005, 06:42 AM   #13
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The first proporsal reminds me of Dubai by some reason.
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Old March 10th, 2005, 06:44 AM   #14
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The first proporsal reminds me of Dubai by some reason.

This was first...

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Old March 10th, 2005, 08:33 AM   #15
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wow nice aerials! new projects look great.
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Old March 10th, 2005, 12:19 PM   #16
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san diego looks clean. Great projects
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Old March 10th, 2005, 06:28 PM   #17
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If you're wondering about the downtown height restriction, this picture is very illustrative. On the left side of the photo you can see a runway if you look real close. It goes left-right in this pic. That's San Diego's only passenger airport's only runway, which operates from west to east, which is right to left. Planes come in low over the squarish park, Balboa Park, in the center of the pic. To the left of the park is downtown San Diego. Just barely south of the flight path for landing planes. In fact, one of the greatest views available occurs when you sit on the left side of the plane on a landing into Lindbergh Field. You can almost see the people working away in the office buildings.



It's already a close landing and I'm surprised that any skyscrapers were allowed to be built there in the first place. But since they are, I think a limit of 500' is a good idea. I also think that future construction should be on the southern side of downtown.

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Old March 11th, 2005, 08:00 AM   #18
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Well, there is always the possibility that the city decides to move the airport somewhere else since Lindbergh field won't be able to handle the heat in about 10 years or so, but their new airport commission is as fast as a handicapped snail.
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Old March 11th, 2005, 08:10 AM   #19
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Well, there is always the possibility that the city decides to move the airport somewhere else since Lindbergh field won't be able to handle the heat in about 10 years or so, but their new airport commission is as fast as a handicapped snail.
So true. Remember all the talk that they were going to convert Brown field into the new Airport?
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Old March 11th, 2005, 08:12 AM   #20
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Yeah, but I really doubt that will actually happen. In fact, a national newspaper said that the local politicians were desperate to get a new airport for the city, but they were even more desperate to avoid building the new airport in their areas of the city. In any case, the Brown Field convertion seems great, even when the 905 would had to be modified again.
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