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Old November 14th, 2016, 10:18 PM   #7841
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What the hell does that mean....?
Really? Never heard this saying?

At its simplest, it relates to hunting. Basically, you are hungry, and birds are your main source of meat. The saying states that having caught one bird is better than having 2 targets. As in, the sure thing will feed you, whereas the potential may be unrealized.

In skyscraper terms, you're better off having 1 tower UC/Built than 2 proposals, because there are no sure things until they are there in front of you.

Hartford had an extremely tall, glittery skyline expected to form in the 1980's. Except it didn't. In that case, it had 4 proposals over 700' (the birds in the bush) but 0 of them came to fruition. (the birds in the hand)

So even though Boston has a crazy amount of high-impact proposals right now, I try to temper my excitement until they are out of the ground and rising! (basically, I'd rather that one 750' tower gets built, than bank on 2-3 proposals that large that may never happen) Luckily, a 756' is about to pop out of the ground after almost 2 years of work, and once it's up, it's in the hand! (and permanent, and cumulative)
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Old November 14th, 2016, 11:36 PM   #7842
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Old November 15th, 2016, 03:36 AM   #7843
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Old November 15th, 2016, 04:50 AM   #7844
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Just took this one yesterday
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Old November 15th, 2016, 05:01 AM   #7845
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Old November 15th, 2016, 05:35 AM   #7846
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I was fortunate enough to be in Boston last week and to be reminded what a gorgeous classy city it is. Is there any street in North America comparable to the beauty of Commonwealth Avenue?
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Old November 15th, 2016, 01:19 PM   #7847
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That pic of Boston above is from a new angle for me.. didn't recognize it at first. Really impressive spread of buildings.

Just wondering which cities people think are the most improved over the last 5/10 years ?

Philadelphia for me has really come on.

It's almost impossible to pick a top ten now .. so many justifiable contenders.
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Old November 16th, 2016, 12:22 AM   #7848
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Just wondering which cities people think are the most improved over the last 5/10 years ?
Toronto, Miami, Mexico City, Calgary, Vancouver, and Philadelphia.
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Old November 16th, 2016, 01:22 AM   #7849
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Toronto, Miami, Mexico City, Calgary, Vancouver, and Philadelphia.
Toronto takes the cake and it isn't even close. You missed 1 major one though: NYC!!!

Projecting out 2-5 years we can add: San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Austin, Montreal, Nashville, Edmonton, LA
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Old November 16th, 2016, 01:31 AM   #7850
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Toronto takes the cake and it isn't even close. You missed 1 major one though: NYC!!!

Projecting out 2-5 years we can add: San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Austin, Montreal, Nashville, Edmonton, LA
New York is booming but it really only starting revving up in 2014 so the overall change over the last 5-10 years hasn't been huge. By number of buildings I'd include it but by % change in built stock I wouldn't.

I agree with the your list for the next 2-5 years. Burnaby is another but it's really just part of metro Vancouver. A great deal of Vancouver growth is now occurring beyond city limits with highrise clusters popping up throughout the Lower Mainland.
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Old November 16th, 2016, 02:15 AM   #7851
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Toronto, Miami, Mexico City, Calgary, Vancouver, and Philadelphia.
That's a good list !

Thank you
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Old November 16th, 2016, 03:13 AM   #7852
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My other one from Sunday, zooming in on the same view above. I apologize to those of you who are sick of seeing Boston! I'll try to contain myself for a couple of pages.

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Old November 16th, 2016, 03:14 PM   #7853
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My other one from Sunday, zooming in on the same view above. I apologize to those of you who are sick of seeing Boston! I'll try to contain myself for a couple of pages.

IMG_3165 by David Z, on Flickr


I'll stick with what I said earlier... Looking at this pic Boston doesn't spring to my mind.. It's much more familiar for me from the sea front/ harbour perspective.
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Old November 16th, 2016, 03:38 PM   #7854
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Hope they can revive Fontainebleu and hurry up with RW.
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Old November 17th, 2016, 02:06 AM   #7856
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Old November 17th, 2016, 10:03 AM   #7857
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I always have mixed feelings about the LA skyline.......
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I always have mixed feelings about the LA skyline.......
It's usually my 3rd choice in the US. It has height, density, scale, good layering, and decent architecture. I feel it gets overly discounted simply for being undersized for a metro of 14 million. Downtown doesn't have the dominance over its metro like one sees in other places but it's still good. Look at all those mid-rises!
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