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Old July 30th, 2014, 02:12 PM   #4001
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Boston. Currently has a 625' U/C (working on podium), with a 600' and 699' both expected to start before the end of this year! It's finally getting the boost it deserves, and doesn't use spires to get there so these will have a big impact. Keep your eye on Boston.



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Old July 30th, 2014, 07:24 PM   #4003
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Panama City is a tough one to rank. Crazy height/density/quantity that puts it on the scale of Toronto, and yet so much of it looks so terrible. The glass towers are pretty cool, but all the white painted slabs are gross. I realize it's 4th based on everybody's favorite metric (and probably the most fair/accurate one I know of): http://tudl0867.home.xs4all.nl/skylines.html

However, its poor showing in other categories like quality, variety, and cohesiveness sink this one just outside of my Top 10.
That's how I see it as well. I use that quantitative ranking you linked as my starting point then adjust skylines up or down based on other factors like architecture, quality, layering, variety of styles from the last 100+ years, layout, iconic structures, etc.
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Would the towers roughly delineate where La Reforma is?
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Would the towers roughly delineate where La Reforma is?
Yes all the tall towers are in Reforma Avenue
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Miami's skyline is impressive for the number of towers. But there is nothing noteworthy about it. No particularly iconic buildings. Just one residential tower after another. It reads as a resort town like Benidorm (which actually has a more impressive skyline than Miami).
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Miami's skyline is impressive for the number of towers. But there is nothing noteworthy about it. No particularly iconic buildings. Just one residential tower after another. It reads as a resort town like Benidorm. Lovely to a point, but there doesn't seem to be any serious business going on there, unlike Chicago or New York or even Houston, Seattle, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Dallas or Denver.
+1 I never really liked Miami's skyline along with Panama city despite the density and height, to many white condo towers for my likes :/
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Miami's skyline is impressive for the number of towers. But there is nothing noteworthy about it. No particularly iconic buildings. Just one residential tower after another. It reads as a resort town like Benidorm (which actually has a more impressive skyline than Miami). Lovely to a point, but there doesn't seem to be any serious business going on there, unlike Chicago or New York or even Houston, Seattle, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Dallas or Denver.
Miami actually does have a couple iconic buildings, but they got totally buried in the last boom. (particularly Miami Tower) I do mostly agree with you in that this is not one of my higher ranking skylines, particularly given its size. However, it's still a million times better than Benidorm, to the point where that comparison borders on ridiculous. Although, I could see comparing Benidorm to Sunny Isles. That's a true race to the bottom.

A better comparison for Miami is Gold Coast. Much smaller, and also mostly made up of those terrible white painted towers, but has a few extremely noteworthy buildings that give that skyline a flair unseen in Miami.

Although, at the end of the day, I still have Gold Coast ranked 5th in Australia. There's just something about office towers that puts them a cut above residentials. They look cleaner, more powerful, more "urban". Miami and Gold Coast don't actually resemble true cities to me. Just buildings by the beach. Low quality, stand-alone residentials next to low rises, next to parking lots. I'm happy I don't live in an area of the country that is developed that way.
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Old August 4th, 2014, 03:40 PM   #4020
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Miami actually does have a couple iconic buildings, but they got totally buried in the last boom. (particularly Miami Tower) I do mostly agree with you in that this is not one of my higher ranking skylines, particularly given its size. However, it's still a million times better than Benidorm, to the point where that comparison borders on ridiculous. Although, I could see comparing Benidorm to Sunny Isles. That's a true race to the bottom.
This skyline is in a true race to the bottom?

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I'm happy I don't live in an area of the country that is developed that way.
I'm very happy I live in an area that has the 3rd largest skyline in the US and a skyline that is still growing very rapidly. The city of Miami isn't on a beach, btw. It's on a bay like San Francisco. Miami Beach and Sunny Isles Beach are both on a Beach.

You certainly would do Boston a lot more justice if you could take shots like these. I rarely post anybody elses shots of Miami or Sunny Isles Beach. Do you people think I find these on the Internet or something?

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