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Old October 20th, 2014, 12:51 AM   #4381
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Old October 20th, 2014, 04:11 AM   #4382
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Old October 20th, 2014, 04:13 AM   #4383
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Old October 20th, 2014, 09:44 PM   #4384
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Old October 20th, 2014, 10:31 PM   #4385
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Old October 21st, 2014, 07:08 AM   #4386
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Old October 21st, 2014, 02:11 PM   #4387
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Huge news on the Boston front!

Developers have figured out a way to counter NIMBY opposition, by only listing heights to the highest occupied floors, and ignoring mechanicals/crowns/spires in these public figures. Thus, it looks like a bunch of the buildings here are going to be built much higher than originally anticipated.

The best surprise is the U/C Millennium Tower. Always listed at 625', it was going to break the downtown plateau (5 buildings 590'-614'), but barely. Now we find out that the mechanical floors on top will push this one all the way up to 685'! (~209m) It's actually going to be taller than the one in San Francisco, and dominate the financial district! It would also be the tallest building in cities such as Montreal, Vancouver, Austin, Cincinnati, and Kansas City. It's a big deal! Boston's reasserting itself!

We expect the 699' CSC (next to the Pru) to be well over 700'. It also means that the upcoming 740' proposal downtown might be closer to 800'. Other buildings that appear to be taller than listed include a tower by North Station and another tower at the Congress St Garage. Never would have thought all these projects in Boston would be getting TALLER. The old joke was to propose a 700' building if you only wanted to build 400'. Throw that joke out the window!


Edit: Can a mod please move that building from the highrise section to the skyscraper section?

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Old October 22nd, 2014, 06:24 AM   #4388
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 07:34 AM   #4389
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 09:43 AM   #4390
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If there is one thing I noticed with Montreal's skyline is that there are hardly any new developments happening concerning with skyscrapers.
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 08:17 PM   #4391
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Not the best probably, but still a nice little one from my state:

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Old October 22nd, 2014, 09:39 PM   #4392
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If there is one thing I noticed with Montreal's skyline is that there are hardly any new developments happening concerning with skyscrapers.
Maybe that is why its skyline still looks great! It is not plagued with cheap condos with non-reflective glass
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 09:46 PM   #4393
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If there is one thing I noticed with Montreal's skyline is that there are hardly any new developments happening concerning with skyscrapers.
Montreal is actually booming pretty hard right now. It may not be building "skyscrapers" as defined by this site, 200m+, but it is filling out a lot. Many buildings in the range of 120m-175m are presently U/C.

Although, it's definitely going to fall behind as a lot of other cities are ramping up building booms of their own. (ahem, Boston... c'mon Montreal, give us a run for our $$$!) Are there any plans in the works for more 200m+ towers in Montreal? Or at least, for something larger than the current 175m tower U/C? The strict height limit because of the hill (seriously, it's just a nondescript hill) is rubbish.
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 10:02 PM   #4394
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Old October 23rd, 2014, 07:04 AM   #4395
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1. New York City
2. Chicago
3. Philadelphia
4. Minneapolis
5. Toronto
6. Atlanta
7. Los Angeles
8. Houston
9. Seattle
10. San Francisco
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Old October 23rd, 2014, 08:27 PM   #4397
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i love 2 things in the SF skyline..

the bridge and the "pyramid building"
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Old October 23rd, 2014, 09:05 PM   #4398
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i love 2 things in the SF skyline..

the bridge and the "pyramid building"
The bridges and the Transamerica pyramid compliment each other.
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Old October 23rd, 2014, 10:29 PM   #4399
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1) Chicago (I put chicago above NYC because in terms of beauty there is just a quality about the distribution of Chicago's magnificent supertalls on the shores of Lake Michigan that NYC can't compare to in my mind. )
2) NYC
3) SF
4) Toronto
5) Miami?

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7. Los Angeles
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1) Chicago (I put chicago above NYC because in terms of beauty there is just a quality about the distribution of Chicago's magnificent supertalls on the shores of Lake Michigan that NYC can't compare to in my mind. )
2) NYC
3) SF
4) Toronto
5) Miami?
Many people feel the same way about the way the Chicaco skyline is configured. The Miami skyline is very much in the process of becoming far more than what it currently is. There is much under construction now that hasn't taken its place in the skyline because it hasn't gone vertical yet.
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