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Old March 9th, 2012, 08:54 AM   #1321
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Old March 9th, 2012, 07:57 PM   #1322
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which one and how tall?
Transbay Tower which will be 1,070 ft. (trimmed down from 1,200 ft)


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I thought they cancelled Trans Bay?
It's only delayed. With a tightening office market in SF, Transbay Tower should begin construction by 2014. The massive Transbay Center below is already under construction.
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Old March 9th, 2012, 08:48 PM   #1323
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hate that when those @#$%^& city law makers always like to reduce the proposed buildings height. Anyway, it'd still be quite a lot taller than the current tallest one in SF.
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Old March 9th, 2012, 09:58 PM   #1324
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hate that when those @#$%^& city law makers always like to reduce the proposed buildings height. Anyway, it'd still be quite a lot taller than the current tallest one in SF.
The TransAmerica Tower will forever be the city's tallest north of Market St. thanks to rigorous codes. So ironically, they have preservation of the most NIMBY-hated building ever by...NIMBYs!
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Old March 10th, 2012, 03:42 AM   #1325
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Old March 10th, 2012, 05:00 AM   #1326
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Old March 10th, 2012, 06:05 AM   #1327
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Old March 10th, 2012, 01:24 PM   #1328
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SF needs some supertalls to make it to the next level.
Even though SF certainly would not suffer from having a supertall, I actually think that their current skyline is extremely well composed and balanced as it is. A city that truly needs a few supertalls is Toronto. We need some 350-400m buildings to offset the visual impact of the CN Tower.
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Old March 11th, 2012, 07:36 AM   #1332
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liked the montreal photo. it is such a beautiful city and so full of wonderful architecture. any chance you have a nice day shot that includes notre dame cathedral and square? i want so badly to go back and stay about three weeks, but i just don't know when i will be able to do it. thanks dessertpunk for posting the night shot. also, loved the b'ham picture and those memphis shots. so much of that stuff is gone now, but it is fun to see what i missed. i remember that parisian's downtown, it closed probably w/in the last 18-20 years. the atlanta shots i always know from the capital building. brings back my earliest memories of driving in to town w/ family to visit family in the early 70's and donna summer was on the radio sininging macarthur park. the other bit hit of the time was the single hit by the name of "don't leave me this way, i can't survive, can't stay alive w/out your love...lawd, i'm about to bust a move. just good memories, thanks for all of your sharing and your knowledge.
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to me, there is no skyline in north america that will be more impressive in content, variety, setting, and density than nyc. and, i agree w/ yellowfever, sf, just like cities that build 75 30 story buildings in their downtowns or 18 story buildings in the cbd, pretty soon you begin to see a large block. that, to me, is a criticism of sf, even though it has some very interestly shaped buildings, some very well known by recognition of many americans. a second criticism of sf is the small choppy buildings surrounding the downtown. they do nothing to add an attractive element to the city, and the photo shown is very unflattering. i know many think boston is not an attractive town, but i think that it is more photogenic than sf. finally, i think seattle is an attractive city, and it could possibly hold a position as a contender in a top 25 or 30 north am cities.
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Old March 12th, 2012, 02:20 AM   #1334
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Even though SF certainly would not suffer from having a supertall, I actually think that their current skyline is extremely well composed and balanced as it is.
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Old March 14th, 2012, 10:13 AM   #1338
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Toronto north of the central business district is starting to get dramatically taller. There are 2 buildings over 200m in the early stages of construction in this frame, 2 more that have been proposed, and too many to count in the 100m-200m range. This area will improve a lot in the next few years, especially in terms of design. There's always been a marked drop off in sophistication as one ventured north of the CBD, but this is starting to change. My only criticism is that it's too condo focused; a few large office buildings would help matters tremendously.

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Great pic of Toronto. It is really surprising how many of the new projects there are residential, as in general most high rise buildings are offices. Definitely exciting to think about what the skyline is going to look like in 10 years or so.
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In most Canadian cities, the majority of the high rises are office buildings but Toronto and Vancouver are exceptions. High house prices and a growing population have resulted in an explosion in condo construction. It's the only affordable option for many people. A similar situation exists in Manhattan except the population growth is lower.

Another factor skewing things heavily in towards condos in Toronto is the concentration of office buildings in the suburbs. The majority of Toronto office space is there, not downtown. Increasingly, office workers are demanding to be downtown and employers are responding. I'm hopeful that this trend will gain more momentum going forward.
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