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Old August 5th, 2014, 03:21 AM   #4021
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Old August 5th, 2014, 04:11 AM   #4022
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+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 :/

"White" towers are common -and appropriate- in Miami because it is the most suitable color for tropical weather. Its a matter of architecture and material selection that makes sense with the location an environmental demands. If you do not like "white" towers, I recommend you relocate to a city with a more template climate.
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Old August 5th, 2014, 04:28 AM   #4023
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"White" towers are common -and appropriate- in Miami because it is the most suitable color for tropical weather. Its a matter of architecture and material selection that makes sense with the location an environmental demands. If you do not like "white" towers, I recommend you relocate to a city with a more template climate.
Yes I know but still I'm not a fan of skylines full of white condo towers, however thats not the problem the problem is that Miami lacks of iconic glass towers and more glassy office skyscrapers as I see they are starting to build more glassy towers but at the same time more white condo towers :/ and the climate is not an excuse either for example the Marquis is an excellent example of glass condo towers also the Marinablue, icon, and many condos in melbourne, toronto, sydney, vancouver, etc
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Yes I know but still I'm not a fan of skylines full of white condo towers, however thats not the problem the problem is that Miami lacks of iconic glass towers and more glassy office skyscrapers as I see they are starting to build more glassy towers but at the same time more white condo towers :/ and the climate is not an excuse either for example the Marquis is an excellent example of glass condo towers also the Marinablue, icon, and many condos in melbourne, toronto, sydney, vancouver, etc
But none of these are cities in or near the tropics! Comparable cities to Miami in terms of climate are Singapore, Manila, Brisbane, Panama City, San Juan, Honolulu, etc. As you can see, white buildings are very prominent in all these cities.
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But none of these are cities in or near the tropics! Comparable cities to Miami in terms of climate are Singapore, Manila, Brisbane, Panama City, San Juan, Honolulu, etc. As you can see, white buildings are very prominent in all these cities.
I keep trying to tell people, it's part of the tropical color palette. It's just the way it is here.
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Old August 5th, 2014, 05:28 AM   #4026
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This skyline is in a true race to the bottom?
Yeah, pretty much. Just because it has some tall buildings, doesn't mean it looks good.

Boston's skyscraper renaissance will be 2015-2017, and maybe beyond. Our 3rd tallest is out of the ground, 3 more 600'+ towers are slated to start over the next 3-9 months, with more substantial buildings and a new mayor bringing a new approach to development. There is also a ridiculous amount of demand here, including growing demand from China and other foreigners. Our housing costs are some of the highest in the country!

One thing that is noteworthy is that none of our upcoming 600' towers are throwaways or duds. (at least, not rendered duds) We are going to be adding awesome new towers without just blocking the old ones with filler. Maybe after those 4 are built I too will take a helicopter ride. There are also rumblings of half a dozen more 600'+ towers on the horizon, including potential new tallests. I'm bullish on Boston.

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Yeah, pretty much. Just because it has some tall buildings, doesn't mean it looks good.
It looks good to me. I think, for the most part, the Sunny Isles Beach skyline looks pretty futuristic.
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Old August 5th, 2014, 06:23 AM   #4028
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That's a very interesting area. I'm assuming its a remnant of the grandiose urban planning of a century ago? That's one thing Canadian cities are regrettably lacking in. We did have a number of master plans, but they either got watered down or cancelled altogether. What a shame!

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The Boston skyline is going to be radically altered! It's going to be huge!
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It's about time. I've always found the skyline didn't match the status of Boston. Same goes for Los Angeles.
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That's a very interesting area. I'm assuming its a remnant of the grandiose urban planning of a century ago? That's one thing Canadian cities are regrettably lacking in. We did have a number of master plans, but they either got watered down or cancelled altogether. What a shame!
I'm not sure about any master plans. If Boston did have a master plan, it was probably drafted under the influence of alcohol, pot, crack, acid....
(seriously, check out this nonsense layout https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3587.../data=!3m1!1e3)

The reflecting pool was built in the 1970's, and part of an older neighborhood was steamrolled for it. Luckily, that neighborhood extends pretty far out of the picture, and most of historic Boston remains intact, although every loss is unrecoverable...

As I have been saying for a while now, Boston is basically Montreal, except with a different layout and without the French aspect of it. It's an ultra dense urban paradise built in a manner that will never be replicated in the modern world. Both cities are basically Europe brought to America.
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