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Old December 13th, 2016, 11:21 AM   #2441
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Old December 14th, 2016, 01:00 AM   #2442
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No way are places like Atlanta, LA, Houston, Seattle, or Dallas better. Atlanta, LA, Houston, and Dallas doesn't even have any body of water around the downtown area of the skyline. Plus, they all have fewer high rises too than SF. I don't think Miami is better either. There are taller buildings in SF than Miami. I think in the US, it is only behind NYC and Chicago.
I don't know how a body of water makes a skyline more iconic, but whatever.

The cities I mentioned have taller towers and certainly more iconic towers as well. SF's skyline has always looked squat and dated. I think Salesforce and Fremont will help change that, as the city really needs something modern that stands out.
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Old December 14th, 2016, 02:27 AM   #2443
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I don't know how a body of water makes a skyline more iconic, but whatever.

The cities I mentioned have taller towers and certainly more iconic towers as well. SF's skyline has always looked squat and dated. I think Salesforce and Fremont will help change that, as the city really needs something modern that stands out.
I think it will be hard to not say this is an iconic skyline view in just a few years time.

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Old December 14th, 2016, 02:35 AM   #2444
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And just so in case anyone has forgotten, here are a few renderings of what the future SF skyline will look like:









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Old December 14th, 2016, 05:11 AM   #2445
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Very beautiful skyscrapers that will make San Francisco skyline like Coruscant or Dubai.
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Old December 14th, 2016, 07:30 AM   #2446
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Here's a view of the tower from Van Ness & Post yesterday:


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Old December 14th, 2016, 10:18 AM   #2447
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Old December 14th, 2016, 01:39 PM   #2448
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Old December 14th, 2016, 08:03 PM   #2449
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I don't know how a body of water makes a skyline more iconic, but whatever.

The cities I mentioned have taller towers and certainly more iconic towers as well. SF's skyline has always looked squat and dated. I think Salesforce and Fremont will help change that, as the city really needs something modern that stands out.
Nice opinion. I think SF's skyline was already better looking than all of the cities you listed (aside from NYC and Chicago), and it will only get more so with these new additions.
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Old December 14th, 2016, 09:23 PM   #2450
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And just so in case anyone has forgotten, here are a few renderings of what the future SF skyline will look like:


The building in front of 181 Fremont isnt Transbay Parcel F right? That is missing and should be something somewhere on the left of the image, am I wrong?
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Old December 14th, 2016, 09:37 PM   #2451
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Nice opinion. I think SF's skyline was already better looking than all of the cities you listed (aside from NYC and Chicago), and it will only get more so with these new additions.
I agree. When you look at SF's skyline as a whole, I think only NYC and Chicago look better in the US. With the addition of those new buildings, it will get even better. We all know that no city will ever surpass NYC in America but SF could surpass Chicago someday.
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Old December 14th, 2016, 10:45 PM   #2452
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I think both Miami and San Francisco have a very nice skyline. Miami has more buildings than SF in the 300-500 foot range while SF has some more interesting buildings in terms of architecture. However, in both cities a massive construction boom is going on with some great skyscrapers u/c. Between Miami and SF it really just is a matter of opinion which skyline is better. Its great to see this tower come along so well! Miami Skyline
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Old December 14th, 2016, 11:50 PM   #2453
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The big difference is that the tallest buildings in SF are 80% office and 20% residential, while in Miami it's the other way around.
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Old December 15th, 2016, 12:11 AM   #2454
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A skyline is what you make of it. I put a lot of stock into density and the way the cityscape blends with its natural setting, which is why I prefer the skylines of SF, Seattle, Philadelphia and Miami to the likes of LA, Dallas, Houston or Atlanta. But if you prefer a discrete cluster of very tall towers rising above and dominating their cities, you'd likely prefer the latter grouping.
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Old December 15th, 2016, 02:19 AM   #2455
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A skyline is what you make of it. I put a lot of stock into density and the way the cityscape blends with its natural setting, which is why I prefer the skylines of SF, Seattle, Philadelphia and Miami to the likes of LA, Dallas, Houston or Atlanta. But if you prefer a discrete cluster of very tall towers rising above and dominating their cities, you'd likely prefer the latter grouping.
Philadelphia? C'mon. That is an ugly skyline.
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The building in front of 181 Fremont isnt Transbay Parcel F right? That is missing and should be something somewhere on the left of the image, am I wrong?
No, the tower in front of (southwest) of 181 Fremont is 400 Folsom aka Transbay Block 8.


https://www.buzzbuzzhome.com/us/transbay-block-8

Parcel F is to the west and will look something like this as the design is still being refined.



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Old December 15th, 2016, 09:58 AM   #2457
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Old December 15th, 2016, 12:15 PM   #2458
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Old December 15th, 2016, 08:56 PM   #2459
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Philadelphia? C'mon. That is an ugly skyline.
What's wrong with you?...
Phily has a decent skyline and is a VERY endearing city.
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Old December 15th, 2016, 10:54 PM   #2460
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I agree with the original comment that Philly doesn't have a particularly memorable skyline.

I mean, when you are asked to list the top 5 or 10 skylines in the US, Philly doesn't jump into the minds of most people as far as I've been able to tell.

Impressive skylines are impressive from most angles, and then you find the odd angle or two that makes them look drab and unexciting. That's reversed for Philly where most angles make it look so-so, and then you find the odd one that is quite nice.

Of course, this is in the eye of the beholder and if you have a connection with Philly you're bound to feel differently. I'm just saying, if you took a poll, I don't think Philly would rate anywhere in the top 10.

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Phily has a decent skyline and is a VERY endearing city.
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