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Old November 3rd, 2014, 08:58 PM   #4441
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The only icons San Francisco has are its bridges and the Transamerica pyramid. It doesn't have any supertalls. Seattle I think is the most overrated skyline in the country and still no supertalls.
But both [San Francisco and Seattle] have one [supertall] in the making, right?
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 08:59 PM   #4442
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 09:06 PM   #4443
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But both [San Francisco and Seattle] have one [supertall] in the making, right?
Yes, and so does Miami!
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 09:19 PM   #4444
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Up close.. LA has got to be the most underwhelming skyline I've seen.. personally..
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 09:22 PM   #4445
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Up close.. LA has got to be the most underwhelming skyline I've seen.. personally..
A lot of people still like it because it has 11 buildings over 200 meters.
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 09:31 PM   #4446
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Up close.. LA has got to be the most underwhelming skyline I've seen.. personally..
I think it has an underwhelming skyline for its size (city 4M, metro 12M+).
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 09:35 PM   #4447
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I think it has an underwhelming skyline for its size (city 4M, metro 12M+).
Los Angeles is huge in land area and has only recently found a need to go vertical.
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Old November 4th, 2014, 10:36 AM   #4448
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Here's to showcase half of Los Angeles. Yes, this is only half of LA.
Missing is a bunch of other towers/skylines scattered around other parts of LA.

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Old November 4th, 2014, 05:04 PM   #4449
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Seattle I think is the most overrated skyline in the country and still no supertalls.
NYC, Chicago, LA, Houston, Atlanta. That's the entire list of North American cities with supertall buildings. Just saying, kind of an arbitrary way of rating skylines. By the way, Miami's current tallest has absolutely nothing special about it whatsoever, and the observation tower being built there is controversial enough that many people will have a hard time putting Miami in the Top 10 no matter what year it is.
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Old November 4th, 2014, 05:21 PM   #4450
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NYC, Chicago, LA, Houston, Atlanta. That's the entire list of North American cities with supertall buildings. Just saying, kind of an arbitrary way of rating skylines.
Here, I was responding to somebody else regarding supertalls. Singapore doesn't have a supertall and it's one of the highest rated skylines in the world.

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By the way, Miami's current tallest has absolutely nothing special about it whatsoever, and the observation tower being built there is controversial enough that many people will have a hard time putting Miami in the Top 10 no matter what year it is.
Miami's current tallest won't be its tallest for long. A new tallest is under construction right now and a supertall after that depending on what the FAA will let us have. BTW, I've always preferred the Southeast Financial Center over the Four Seasons. I'm not a big fan of that giant hairpin either (observation tower). I'm hoping something will keep that from being built. We'll wait until 2020 and see what people have to say.
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Old November 4th, 2014, 05:24 PM   #4451
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Miami's current tallest won't be it's current tallest for long. A new tallest is under construction right now and a supertall after that depending on what the FAA will let us have. BTW, I've always preferred the Southeast Financial Center over the Four Seasons. I'm not a big fan of that giant hairpin either (observation tower). I'm hoping something will keep that from being built.
Yes SFC is a hell of a tower. You need that square, glassy supertall to be built while the hairpin falls through. That would boost your aesthetic "score" quite a bit in the eyes of many.
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Old November 4th, 2014, 05:37 PM   #4452
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Yes SFC is a hell of a tower. You need that square, glassy supertall to be built while the hairpin falls through. That would boost your aesthetic "score" quite a bit in the eyes of many.
I've never been a violent person, but if the hairpin for the 50,000 ft woman gets built, I might have to bomb it.

Our supertall was originally planned at 1,102 feet. The FAA said "No way!" Then, it was brought down to 1,049 feet. The FAA still said "no". Now we're waiting to see what they are going to let us have. Hopefully, we'll still have a supertall after it's all said and done.
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Our supertall was originally planned at 1,102 feet. The FAA said "No way!" Then, it was brought down to 1,049 feet. The FAA still said "no". Now we're waiting to see what they are going to let us have. Hopefully, we'll still have a supertall after it's all said and done.
If it can get at least 1000' it will still stick out enough to make the difference it needs to make.

How close is your airport? I thought it was like a solid 10 miles? The FAA definitely confuses me sometimes. Our airport is possibly closer to downtown than any other US city, yet there are still possible spots for Supertalls. (just not good enough spots to actually build them at the moment) San Diego's height limit is probably the most baffling. Is their airport really closer to DT than Boston's?

Also, doesn't the US has a 2000' foot height limit as a country? Pretty soon we won't have a single building in the world's top 10.
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Old November 4th, 2014, 06:12 PM   #4454
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LA feels like Orlando up close.. lol
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Old November 4th, 2014, 06:41 PM   #4455
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How close is your airport? I thought it was like a solid 10 miles? The FAA definitely confuses me sometimes. Our airport is possibly closer to downtown than any other US city, yet there are still possible spots for Supertalls. (just not good enough spots to actually build them at the moment) San Diego's height limit is probably the most baffling. Is their airport really closer to DT than Boston's?
The airport is maybe about 5.5 miles away. A lot has to do with the orientation of the runways and flight paths. If downtown were located north of the airport, it wouldn't make much of a difference how far away it is because planes take off and land in an east-west direction at MIA. In the rendering below, you can see the airport behind One Brickell CityCentre.

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Also, doesn't the US has a 2000' foot height limit as a country? Pretty soon we won't have a single building in the world's top 10.
I've heard this too. I tried looking it up, but could only find references to broadcast antennae in this regard.

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Old November 5th, 2014, 09:02 AM   #4458
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Old November 5th, 2014, 09:22 AM   #4459
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Just to bring a few more cities into the discussion:

Denver is underrated, but like Miami I think it lacks something iconic on a world or national level for it to be a 'top' skyline


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Houston is a legitimate contender. It wouldn't have my vote, but it is more than just an honorable mention, as it houses two of NA's supertalls, which are a rarity in the south.


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