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Old June 25th, 2014, 06:41 AM   #3781
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I see what you are saying. The new cluster north of the CDB has somewhat lessen the visual impact of the main core. As can be see on this pictures, the Young St corridor is forming a cluster that will inevitably overtake the main CDB. It doesn't even look like Toronto since the main - and most recognizable - cluster is out of the picture frame.
Even Torontonians react saying that the city is almost unrecognizable to them. The skyline is definitely in rapid transition and very much a work in progress. That north cluster developing in Yorkville has a ton of tall proposals in the pipe. It doesn't have as much visual impact as the main CBD today, but it's about to mushroom in size and height. There are about 6-7 200m+ towers U/C or proposed for that node.

Btw, it's 'Yonge Street' not 'Young Street'. It's pronounced the same though.
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Old June 25th, 2014, 06:50 AM   #3782
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I love it! I just want one huge skyline. CBD be damned. Just like here in Miami, most of the new development is in and around the Brickell Financial District which is south of the Miami River and not the CBD on the other side. I consider our CBD the old downtown Miami. The Brickell area is getting incredibly dense.
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Old June 25th, 2014, 07:04 AM   #3783
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I think Miami looks awesome from this angel where you cannot see any bland condos


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I think in reality it comes down to my preference for office vs residential tower
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Old June 25th, 2014, 07:22 AM   #3784
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I see what you are saying. The new cluster north of the CDB has somewhat lessen the visual impact of the main core. As can be see on this pictures, the Young St corridor is forming a cluster that will inevitably overtake the main CDB. It doesn't even look like Toronto since the main - and most recognizable - cluster is out of the picture frame.
I'm a big fan of change; and conversely am a bit bored by cities whose skylines look pretty much the same today as they did 20 years ago. A vibrant, changing skyline is a barometer of the cultural/social growth of a city. Rather than becoming one of the dusty museum cities, Toronto is morphing and becoming a whole new dynamic place. The main CBD core is still there; that has not changed all that much. It very much depends on which direction you look at the city.
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Old June 25th, 2014, 08:49 PM   #3785
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I think Miami looks awesome from this angel where you cannot see any bland condos.

I think in reality it comes down to my preference for office vs residential tower
I think the view from the Rickenbacker Causeway is by far the city's best angle.

Now, for those of you who don't know and who have not heard me say this before, putting balconies on very tall buildings represents innovation in skyscraper architecture and structural engineering. I would say in the last 25 years or so. Balconies on a very tall building increase the wind load on it, and before computer technology made more precise calculations possible, it was feared that the increased wind load on a building would cause it to rack back and forth so badly that the wind would literally pull the building apart.

The Marina City Apartments built in Chicago in 1964 got around this because they are cylindrical. Cylindrical buildings do much better in wind storms because there is no flat surface for the wind to push against.

This is the floor plan for The Edge here in Miami. This building is going to be over 600 feet feet, yet will have only 3 units per floor. Notice that there are balconies that extend outward from the building on one side, but on the other side the balconies are recessed, rather than extending outward from the building. This will make the building as structurally sound as it needs to be while being as tall and thin as it is in a city like Miami. I think balconies on very tall residential buildings is quite futuristic, the way the Jetsons lived above ground. Living among the clouds has long been a futuristic concept, just like the city in the clouds in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.



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Old June 25th, 2014, 10:15 PM   #3786
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Old June 25th, 2014, 10:58 PM   #3787
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Old June 27th, 2014, 04:54 AM   #3788
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Panamá

Aunque no pertenece al norte de america pero aun así los uruarios la incluyen..
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Old June 27th, 2014, 05:42 AM   #3789
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Old June 27th, 2014, 06:44 AM   #3790
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Before joining SSC I wouldn't in a million years think that a skyline like this existed in central America. It's quite something.
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Old June 27th, 2014, 06:53 AM   #3791
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Old June 27th, 2014, 12:56 PM   #3792
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Old June 27th, 2014, 05:28 PM   #3793
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^ Best skyline pic of Pittsburgh I've seen so far. Hands down.
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Old June 27th, 2014, 05:58 PM   #3794
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Is Panama in North America??...This whole time I thought it was in Central America, maybe even closer to South America IMO
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Old June 27th, 2014, 08:24 PM   #3795
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Central America and the Caribbean are part of North America, at least that's what I've always been taught. I think we've had this discussion before anyways.
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Old June 27th, 2014, 09:25 PM   #3796
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Old June 28th, 2014, 01:32 AM   #3797
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Awesome Pittsburgh photo.
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Old June 28th, 2014, 01:41 AM   #3798
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Central America and the Caribbean are part of North America, at least that's what I've always been taught. I think we've had this discussion before anyways.
Panama City is on the East side of the isthmus so technically the city is located in the South American Continent. Politically, the country of Panama is located in Central America. Geographically, central America is typically lumped with the North American continent (although not necessarily correct since they are on different tectonic plates). Here in the "Skyscrapers" forum, all countries in Central America are considered part of North America. Hence, Panama City is always showcased in this thread.
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Old June 28th, 2014, 09:25 AM   #3799
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I wish Baltimore builds more skyscrapers..
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