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Old May 23rd, 2014, 04:17 AM   #3621
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I think Pittsburgh has a very charming skyline. Better than many other larger cities in my opinion. Too bad that Pittsburgh hasn't seen any highrise construction in quite a while.
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Old May 23rd, 2014, 04:47 AM   #3622
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The latest project high-rise in Pittsburgh is The Tower at PNC at 554 feet. Here's a picture from last month

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Old May 23rd, 2014, 04:49 AM   #3623
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What are the specs on this?
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Old May 23rd, 2014, 06:11 AM   #3624
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Minor correction -- that's Kansas City, Missouri.

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Old May 23rd, 2014, 06:34 AM   #3625
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I think Pittsburgh has a very charming skyline. Better than many other larger cities in my opinion. Too bad that Pittsburgh hasn't seen any highrise construction in quite a while.
Agree. I always want to put it in my top 10, but it's just a tad too small. Stripping height and scale out of the equation completely its easily in my top 5 US skylines. It's just great.
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Old May 23rd, 2014, 11:01 PM   #3626
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We have in Europe already a better skyline than San Francisco in the year 2020.

Moscow 2018

1. Federation Tower= 1188 ft
2. Mercury City Tower= 1112 ft
3. Oko Tower 1 = 1099 ft
4. Eurasia = 1014 ft
5. City of Capitals = 991 ft
6. MIBC 1 = 945 ft
7. MIBC 2 = 945 ft
8. Grand City Moscow = 928 ft
9. Naberezhnaya T = 879 ft
10. Triumph Palace = 866 ft

Nonetheless impressive, Moscow's relatively small cluster of tall towers cannot compete with San Francisco's midrise density and layering of buildings. Add the supertall Transbay Tower [now under construction] to the mix and San Francisco can easily leap to the top 5 in North America.

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Old May 24th, 2014, 07:27 AM   #3627
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QuantumX: If Mississauga is included with Toronto, I think Sunny Isles should be included with Miami so I combined their totals in my table.
In this photo from last Saturday's helicopter shoot, I caught Sunny Isles Beach off the shoulder of Brickell House under construction.



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Old May 24th, 2014, 08:18 AM   #3628
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Okay guys, I cleaned up a lot of off topic stuff. This is not a thread about Europe, it is a thread about North America. For the second time, I'll ask people to not drag it off topic again. Thanks!
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Old May 25th, 2014, 10:36 AM   #3629
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"I'm going to bet you that when we're done -- I don't know when that will be -- historians will identify this as the most significant and rapid transformation of an American city.''
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Transformation, indeed.
Coastal Florida will inevitably be at great danger of inundation by rising ocean levels.
I'm wondering if there has been any thought of taking this into account in local building codes.
Would it make sense to start the habitable levels (including parking levels) on the third floor, or above a certain datum?
(Maybe 20 feet above current sea level.)
Or is the whole idea futile, since all the streets will be underwater anyway?
What about levees and dikes, like in the Netherlands?

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Old May 25th, 2014, 12:41 PM   #3630
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That's taking us off-topic, but I think our best chance for survival is going vertical the way we are doing. Many of our new condos are on parking pedestals.
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Old May 26th, 2014, 09:11 PM   #3631
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Not there yet but Austin's working on it...


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Old May 26th, 2014, 09:58 PM   #3632
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Amazing San Francisco! Thx for pictures, Juan.
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Old May 26th, 2014, 11:03 PM   #3633
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Yes fantastic pics of San Francisco! In my opinion, North America's best skylines are on the coasts, on the west coast SF is definitely #1. North America's East coast belongs to NYC and Miami for sure...
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Old May 27th, 2014, 01:20 AM   #3634
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Dont forget about Seattle on the west coast.

My little USA top:
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Old May 27th, 2014, 01:30 AM   #3635
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You mean you actually think Seattle has a better skyline than Los Angeles?
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Old May 27th, 2014, 03:49 AM   #3636
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You don't?
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Old May 27th, 2014, 03:54 AM   #3637
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You don't?
I certainly do not. I'm more into the overall size of a skyline that can be statistically measured. That is my preference.
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You mean you actually think Seattle has a better skyline than Los Angeles?
I myself think Seattle has a much better skyline than LA. Seattle's looks different from different angles. Its got height, density, layering, and variety. The skyneedle adds a touch too. Los Angele's skyline looks like a few bamboo sprouts in a sea of grass. Impressive as a stone monolith rising amidst the desert sands, but no enough to light up my engine.
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I certainly do not. I'm more into the overall size of a skyline that can be statistically measured. That is my preference.
I prefer LA's skyline too. I feel LA's skyline gets bashed a little bit because people expect a bigger skyline for a city that size. My ranking of west coast skylines in order: LA, SF, Seattle, Vancouver, SD.
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I prefer LA's skyline too. I feel LA's skyline gets bashed a little bit because people expect a bigger skyline for a city that size. My ranking of west coast skylines in order: LA, SF, Seattle, Vancouver, SD.
Yes, this would be my ranking too.
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