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Old August 27th, 2007, 07:30 PM   #921
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New York's skyline completely changed without WTC
ahh duh.. thanks captain obvious.
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Old August 27th, 2007, 08:53 PM   #922
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where was number six taken from?
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Old August 28th, 2007, 04:26 AM   #923
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Probably Weehawken New Jersey.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 06:00 AM   #924
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One thing I noticed. After 9/11, there's more focus on picturing Midtown's skyline compared to Lower Manhattan.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 07:54 AM   #925
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I'd think the Jersey side has experienced a lot more focus in the past decade than the redevelopments in Midtown.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 08:04 AM   #926
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I'd think the Jersey side has experienced a lot more focus in the past decade than the redevelopments in Midtown.
Its probably because of the presence of The Goldman Sachs building. But Jersey City is a completely different city and technically not part of NY.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 08:53 AM   #927
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Its probably because of the presence of The Goldman Sachs building. But Jersey City is a completely different city and technically not part of NY.
Goldman Sachs is only a very small part of the growing skyline stretching from Jersey City all the way to Hoboken. While not part of New York City, it is an emerging competitor for companies seeking to find cheaper space with close access to Manhattan. Not so long ago even some of the most venerable institutions on Wall Street, such as the NYSE, considered plans to move to Jersey.

The Jersey skyline has definitely changed much more than Midtown in the past decade.

Your original post wasn't even specifying New York City either.

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One thing I noticed. After 9/11, there's more focus on picturing Midtown's skyline compared to Lower Manhattan.
I look at it from a resident's point of view, since I used to live there before. The metro area stretches from Jersey all the way out to SW Connecticut and Long Island.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 09:52 AM   #928
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Old August 29th, 2007, 06:13 AM   #929
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Goldman Sachs is only a very small part of the growing skyline stretching from Jersey City all the way to Hoboken. While not part of New York City, it is an emerging competitor for companies seeking to find cheaper space with close access to Manhattan. Not so long ago even some of the most venerable institutions on Wall Street, such as the NYSE, considered plans to move to Jersey.

The Jersey skyline has definitely changed much more than Midtown in the past decade.

Your original post wasn't even specifying New York City either.



I look at it from a resident's point of view, since I used to live there before. The metro area stretches from Jersey all the way out to SW Connecticut and Long Island.
NY's metro area is huge and its one of the largest in the world. But high-rise developments are only limited to the city centre. Outside, you're wont find as many highrises.

While Jersey's skyline is rising, Manhattan's skyline will remain classical and still is more a subject especially by photographers.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 07:09 AM   #930
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NY's metro area is huge and its one of the largest in the world. But high-rise developments are only limited to the city centre. Outside, you're wont find as many highrises.

While Jersey's skyline is rising, Manhattan's skyline will remain classical and still is more a subject especially by photographers.
Wrong. There is a huge cluster of highrises on the Jersey shoreline these days, and in Co-Op City, which you have brought up before in another thread.

There are plenty of highrise clusters outside Midtown and the Financial District.
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Wrong. There is a huge cluster of highrises on the Jersey shoreline these days, and in Co-Op City, which you have brought up before in another thread.

There are plenty of highrise clusters outside Midtown and the Financial District.
Co-Op City does have alot of high-rises. But most of the outer NY high-rise developments are not on a grand scale compared to HK's new towns especially in density and height.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 10:04 AM   #932
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Co-Op City does have alot of high-rises. But most of the outer NY high-rise developments are not on a grand scale compared to HK's new towns especially in density and height.

Well, not that many cities can compare to Hong Kong's skyscraper lifestyle, density and scale of housing developments, but that doesn't mean New York is devoid of highrises outside Manhattan. Nevertheless, New York's scale of public and private housing stock is enormous, albeit more spread out over a larger usable area.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 05:27 AM   #933
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Well, not that many cities can compare to Hong Kong's skyscraper lifestyle, density and scale of housing developments, but that doesn't mean New York is devoid of highrises outside Manhattan. Nevertheless, New York's scale of public and private housing stock is enormous, albeit more spread out over a larger usable area.
One thing, New York has more land to develop compared to HK. But there are some high-rise developments planned in outer boroughts mostly in Brooklyn and Queens.

NY's high-rise public housing is also massive. While most US housing projects are torn down. NY's housing scheme has improved.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 05:34 AM   #934
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One thing, New York has more land to develop compared to HK. But there are some high-rise developments planned in outer boroughts mostly in Brooklyn and Queens.

NY's high-rise public housing is also massive. While most US housing projects are torn down. NY's housing scheme has improved.
Any large city would have large-scale public housing. That's not just a New York or a Hong Kong phenomenon. There are plenty of examples elsewhere, including less skyscrapered cities such as London, Paris, and Toronto.

In fact, not that many cities have the severity in land constraint problem that Hong Kong has, but despite the availability of larger swathes of land, skyscraper development remains a key part of New York's cityscape. Ironically, the density differs drastically across both the Hudson and East Rivers, although there are pockets of highrises amidst a sea of low- and mid-rises. The Avalon development along the Queens waterfront is a good example (just SE of Roosevelt Island).
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Old August 31st, 2007, 07:43 AM   #935
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Any large city would have large-scale public housing. That's not just a New York or a Hong Kong phenomenon. There are plenty of examples elsewhere, including less skyscrapered cities such as London, Paris, and Toronto.

In fact, not that many cities have the severity in land constraint problem that Hong Kong has, but despite the availability of larger swathes of land, skyscraper development remains a key part of New York's cityscape. Ironically, the density differs drastically across both the Hudson and East Rivers, although there are pockets of highrises amidst a sea of low- and mid-rises. The Avalon development along the Queens waterfront is a good example (just SE of Roosevelt Island).
Large scale public housing can vary. Toronto is large scale but only a few high-rise public housing. The rest are low to medium-rise. Alamar in Havana is also large scale but mostly 5 to 6 storie concrete blocks.

Queen is getting some high-rise development. But most likely high-rise developments will concentrate on the water-front instead of the inner areas.
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Old August 31st, 2007, 09:24 PM   #936
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Large scale public housing can vary. Toronto is large scale but only a few high-rise public housing. The rest are low to medium-rise. Alamar in Havana is also large scale but mostly 5 to 6 storie concrete blocks.

Queen is getting some high-rise development. But most likely high-rise developments will concentrate on the water-front instead of the inner areas.
Please do some research and put in some thought before typing words out.

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Toronto Community Housing is the largest social housing provider in Canada and the second largest in North America. It is home to about 164,000 low and moderate-income tenants in 58,000 households, including seniors, families, singles, refugees, recent immigrants to Canada and people with special needs.

The portfolio includes more than 360 high-rise and low-rise apartment buildings, as well as about 800 houses and duplexes throughout the city.




More information and listing : http://www.torontohousing.ca/tenant_...asp?load=units

The most notorious ones are at Jane/Finch and Regent Park, with plenty of other skyscraper apartments scattered throughout the city, such as in Scarborough.

Regent Park is in the downtown core and is slated for redevelopment.



For those who are aware of Toronto's public housing history even at a superficial level, they will remember some of these used to be called 'Metro housing'.

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Old September 19th, 2007, 04:49 AM   #939
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Hong Kong hands down

NYC next..then Shanghai, then Tokyo
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Alot of focus on the symphony of lights.
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