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Old January 27th, 2015, 07:00 AM   #5021
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Panama City is not on his top 10 list either.

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Old January 27th, 2015, 07:15 AM   #5022
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Panama City is best seen from a distance. It's not crazy to think Miami has a better/nicer skyline.
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Old January 27th, 2015, 07:20 AM   #5023
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Panama City has without doubt a bigger skyline than Miami. As far as which one is best, it is a matter of taste. But it is certainly worth mentioning it [Panama City] in any North American top 10.
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Old January 27th, 2015, 07:26 AM   #5024
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Panama City has without doubt a bigger skyline than Miami. As far as which one is best, it is a matter of taste. But it is certainly worth mentioning it [Panama City] in any North American top 10.
It's certainly worth mentioning if that's your taste.
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Old January 27th, 2015, 09:16 AM   #5025
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Panama City is not on his top 10 list either.
aesthetically, I do not appreciate Panama City over the cities in my list. It's all subjective though. PC is pretty wide scale so i can see why people would put it in their top 10.
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Old January 27th, 2015, 04:21 PM   #5026
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Personally, I'm not a fan of either skyline. (Panama City, Miami) All those white painted residentials kill them both for me. Not at all my taste. Each of them has some solid office towers but too many residentials look like they were done as cheaply as humanly possible, and obscure the better buildings. (to be fair, they each have a few good residentials as well)

I agree with Quantum that the twisty building in Panama City looks bad, although I think the worst part is actually the top, which is at a slant and looks really out of place depending on the angle. However, I think those 2 buildings to the left (TowerBank and the curved glass one with the silver trim) are both pretty awesome. I don't think it ruins the skyline the way Benidorm's "pants" ruin that one, mostly because Benidorm's worst building is its tallest, while the twisty one is only the 12th tallest in Panama City.
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Old January 27th, 2015, 05:08 PM   #5027
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Yes the twisted building really ruins it for me but in pictures without that it looks impressive.
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Old January 27th, 2015, 07:54 PM   #5028
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For Over 11 Years, FredCalifornia, Our SSC Friendly Family Forums Friend , He really Has a Good List Here IMO Only of the Most Important Under Construction Growing Now Cities of the North American Continent which Many of Our SSC Members don't Include Panama City because they believe Panama City is part of Central America, But it's Really NOT a Continent, In Anyone's Mind Please Tell me What is " Central America ?? " Good Question, Right, ?? I Even thought at first Panama City was Part Of Central America


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I think that 10 most important skylines right now in North America will be

NY
Chicago
Toronto
Panama City
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Houston
Seattle
Atlanta
Miami
But anyway , Great List of Cities Under Construction Wise and In Order , too maybe IMO Only, Miami could be more Under Construction than Atlanta, But It's Okay , they are Very Tied !!

Let's Go More Under Constriction Cranes in North America Cities !!
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Old January 27th, 2015, 08:12 PM   #5029
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North America

Central America are all those countries between Colombia and Mexico.

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Old January 27th, 2015, 08:48 PM   #5030
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Personally, I'm not a fan of either skyline. (Panama City, Miami) All those white painted residentials kill them both for me. Not at all my taste. Each of them has some solid office towers but too many residentials look like they were done as cheaply as humanly possible, and obscure the better buildings. (to be fair, they each have a few good residentials as well)

I agree with Quantum that the twisty building in Panama City looks bad, although I think the worst part is actually the top, which is at a slant and looks really out of place depending on the angle. However, I think those 2 buildings to the left (TowerBank and the curved glass one with the silver trim) are both pretty awesome. I don't think it ruins the skyline the way Benidorm's "pants" ruin that one, mostly because Benidorm's worst building is its tallest, while the twisty one is only the 12th tallest in Panama City.

To me, the twisted tower (Revolution Tower) is not terrible. There are other skylines with much worst towers that are more of a focal point. To me the part I dislike about this tower is the base. There is to much of an abrupt transition from the square podium to the twisting tower. On most skyline pictures you rarely get to see the podium though, so I do not let it get in my way of admiring this dense and tall skyline. You really have to be at street level to see the the tower in its entirety from podium to crown.
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Old January 27th, 2015, 09:11 PM   #5031
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To me, the twisted tower (Revolution Tower) is not terrible. There are other skylines with much worst towers that are more of a focal point.
Not by my taste. I think it's the worst I've seen.

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To me the part I dislike about this tower is the base. There is to much of an abrupt transition from the square podium to the twisting tower. On most skyline pictures you rarely get to see the podium though, so I do not let it get in my way of admiring this dense and tall skyline.
There are some photos of the Panama City skyline that I have really liked. I think they've been the ones you've found and posted mostly. One in particular show great density and height, if I could just find it, but overall, I have the same feelings toward the Panama City skyline that DZH22 has toward Miami. Some people think they look the same with Panama City being taller, but I just like Miami's architecture better.

What's under construction now that you can't see because it hasn't gone vertical yet is going to radically alter the Miami skyine, along with what's scheduled to start construction this year with the market still as strong as it is, so this is all kind of moot anyway.
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Old January 27th, 2015, 11:09 PM   #5032
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Not by my taste. I think it's the worst I've seen.



There are some photos of the Panama City skyline that I have really liked. I think they've been the ones you've found and posted mostly. One in particular show great density and height, if I could just find it, but overall, I have the same feelings toward the Panama City skyline that DZH22 has toward Miami. Some people think they look the same with Panama City being taller, but I just like Miami's architecture better.

What's under construction now that you can't see because it hasn't gone vertical yet is going to radically alter the Miami skyine, along with what's scheduled to start construction this year with the market still as strong as it is, so this is all kind of moot anyway.
Maybe in the future Miami will look better
but Panama City is also building the Evolution tower, the Diamond Tower and other that will change the skyline of Panama city.

it is a matter of taste. I have been to both cities and Panama city skyline look more massive
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North America

Central America are all those countries between Colombia and Mexico.

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Beautiful Central America, where I was born
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Old January 27th, 2015, 11:49 PM   #5034
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Old January 28th, 2015, 06:39 AM   #5035
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it is a matter of taste. I have been to both cities and Panama city skyline look more massive
It certainly is more massive. I'll grant you that.
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Old January 28th, 2015, 08:59 PM   #5036
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Old January 28th, 2015, 10:46 PM   #5037
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Nice find! I'm going to keep rooting for Cleveland. It's a hidden gem.

Anyway, Re: Panama City. It just looks like Hong Kong minus the nice towers like ICC, Bank of China, etc. So all you're left with is the gray/white residential buildings, which is not a good look, a bit dystopian in fact. But it's big and impressive, so I don't think it's a huge stretch to have it in the NA top 10.
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Old January 28th, 2015, 10:49 PM   #5038
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Manhattan from Montclair, New Jersey, which is about 14 miles or 22.5 km away. I hope the gap between Midtown and Downtown never gets filled, not that it's likely to anyway.


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Old January 28th, 2015, 10:55 PM   #5039
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^ hard to beat that. But here's an epic shot of SF which can't be posted here:

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