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Old May 31st, 2014, 11:28 PM   #4801
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Yeah it is, it has some supertalls in the pipeline, including the Spire which is 600m, which was recently revived. Chicago is filling up the rest of it's empty lots with 40-50 story buildings, but once those start to dwindle, you can expect all new development in key areas to reach for the sky. You know, build up instead of out. Right now, they aren't forced to build way up, but very soon, they will be. Same situation as with NY. Chicago has a lot of land, but everyone wants to build in the Loop area of downtown, so they are going to start building higher and higher. In the meantime, buildings in the range of 150-250m are filling up tons of lots, making all the areas more dense.

But again, there are two 600m proposals, right now.

Another thing is, height isn't everything, I prefer aesthetics. I will always prefer something like the tower Verre to the Hudson Spire.
I guess you can't blame a forumer for not noticing Chicago. There is not a single supertall under construction and iirc only one 200m+ under way. The proposed supertall section isn't that great for Chicago either because the Spire and Post Office developments are far way from construction. In New York alone you have about 6 supertall towers where construction is imminent. There's a difference. And btw the Hudson Spire doesn't have a design yet, that sketch is just a place holder.
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Old May 31st, 2014, 11:29 PM   #4802
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Yeah it is, it has some supertalls in the pipeline, including the Spire which is 600m, which was recently revived. Chicago is filling up the rest of it's empty lots with 40-50 story buildings, but once those start to dwindle, you can expect all new development in key areas to reach for the sky. You know, build up instead of out. Right now, they aren't forced to build way up, but very soon, they will be. Same situation as with NY. Chicago has a lot of land, but everyone wants to build in the Loop area of downtown, so they are going to start building higher and higher. In the meantime, buildings in the range of 150-250m are filling up tons of lots, making all the areas more dense.

But again, there are two 600m proposals, right now.

Another thing is, height isn't everything, I prefer aesthetics. I will always prefer something like the tower Verre to the Hudson Spire.
I talked about projects Under Construction not simple proposals , and even with The pire Chicago won't overpass cities like HK and Shanghai and will suffer from a huge competition with the other Asians Cities wich are building dozen of Supertalls .
Just like you I'm a big fan of Density , and when I judge a skyline , the first thing I look at is Number of Highrises/Skyscrapers and Density , architecture for me is quite secondary .
That's why I love Cities like Tokyo and HK wich have Massive amounts of highrises and an incredible density .
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Old June 1st, 2014, 04:49 AM   #4803
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What on earth makes people believe Chicago has no development?
There is development in Chicago, but compared to most cities in the top 20 it's barely growing at all. Chicago could triple the level of construction activity and it still might not be enough to hold on to its position. I currently have Chicago as the 4th best skyline in the world, but it will surely drop down further (even with Spire and that other mega tall).
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Old June 1st, 2014, 06:52 AM   #4804
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Old June 1st, 2014, 06:55 AM   #4805
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There is development in Chicago, but compared to most cities in the top 20 it's barely growing at all. Chicago could triple the level of construction activity and it still might not be enough to hold on to its position. I currently have Chicago as the 4th best skyline in the world, but it will surely drop down further (even with Spire and that other mega tall).
There is a megatall seriously planned for Chicago other than the Spire?
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Old June 1st, 2014, 07:04 AM   #4806
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I talked about projects Under Construction not simple proposals , and even with The pire Chicago won't overpass cities like HK and Shanghai and will suffer from a huge competition with the other Asians Cities wich are building dozen of Supertalls .
Just like you I'm a big fan of Density , and when I judge a skyline , the first thing I look at is Number of Highrises/Skyscrapers and Density , architecture for me is quite secondary .
That's why I love Cities like Tokyo and HK wich have Massive amounts of highrises and an incredible density .
Um... this thread is about 2025, first off Chicago's skyline is already a beast, close to that of Hong Kong or Shanghai's or NYC. Second, no building boom lasts forever, not in NYC nor Asian cities but I do think Chicago will catch up eventually.

For a metro of 9 million it must have the best skyline on earth outside of Dubai (A metro of only ~2.8 million)
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Old June 1st, 2014, 07:15 AM   #4807
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Um... this thread is about 2025, first off Chicago's skyline is already a beast, close to that of Hong Kong or Shanghai's or NYC.
The New York skyline is twice as big as that of Chicago, and Hong Kong statistically is even bigger.
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Old June 1st, 2014, 07:19 AM   #4808
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There is a megatall seriously planned for Chicago other than the Spire?
I'm not sure, but I just noticed that Post Office Development thread is awfully busy lately. I didn't bother reading the whole page to find out any more.
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Old June 1st, 2014, 07:27 AM   #4809
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I'm not sure, but I just noticed that Post Office Development thread is awfully busy lately. I didn't bother reading the whole page to find out any more.
I know that was supposed to be a megatall at one point, but not sure what it is now.
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Old June 1st, 2014, 08:27 AM   #4810
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Wow under rated skyline spotted


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Marine City_HYUN_131114_이기오륙_0013 by Shining Kim, on Flickr


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Old June 1st, 2014, 08:29 AM   #4811
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Pinnacle,Duxton by kinnith93, on Flickr



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Old June 1st, 2014, 08:49 AM   #4812
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Old June 1st, 2014, 08:55 AM   #4813
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Old June 1st, 2014, 11:33 AM   #4814
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The New York skyline is twice as big as that of Chicago, and Hong Kong statistically is even bigger.
Chicago's strength is it's architecture, it;s gotta be the most aesthetically beautiful skyline. It already has a skyline with 1,300 buildings that stretches several miles along the lake. You could say there's a point where there's enough buildings, and it's more about filling the rest of the lots in the city with high rise development. Of course, the dwindling spaces will lead to them building skyscrapers in most of the lots in the next decade.

It really comes down to whether you prefer height, or density, or architecture. I focus more on the latter which has a lot to do with my ratings. Because of this, we'll all have different opinions, and that's exactly how it should be.
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Chicago's strength is it's architecture, it;s gotta be the most aesthetically beautiful skyline.
This point I agree with.
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Old June 1st, 2014, 03:27 PM   #4816
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Awesome photo. Wish Dubai was more dense than it is, the downtown has too many empty plots. Unfortunately Dubai doesn't have a big population so there's no demand to build numerous residential highrises like East Asian cities, that's why it will look empty for decades. To be a real skyscrapercity, a city needs to have several hundred buildings in the 100-150 meter range which Dubai don't have
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Funnily this is the ranking of skyline in Emporis

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# City Population Area size Number of buildings Number of points
1 Hong Kong 7,061,200 1,053 km˛ 7,791 133,426
2 New York City 8,336,697 800 km˛ 6,041 41,284
3 Singapore 5,312,400 710 km˛ 4,486 21,636
4 Seoul 10,581,728 616 km˛ 3,001 20,670
5 Dubai 2,104,895 3,885 km˛ 651 20,135
6 Chicago 2,714,856 589 km˛ 1,153 19,978
7 Săo Paulo 11,316,149 1,523 km˛ 5,706 17,614
8 Shanghai 17,836,133 6,639 km˛ 1,010 16,133
9 Bangkok 8,280,925 1,569 km˛ 913 15,419
10 Tokyo 8,967,665 621 km˛ 2,767 14,846
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