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View Poll Results: Are residentials / condos becoming the trend in today's hi-rises?
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Old February 21st, 2007, 07:41 AM   #1
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Are residentials / condos becoming the trend in today's hi-rises?

Ever since skyscrapers sprouted around US cities since the early 20th century, they were mostly for office or commercial use. Today, alot of high-rises being planned or constructed are either residential or condominiums. This includes The Chicago Spire, Eureka Tower or even The Burj Dubai. What do you think of this thread and do you like your city's tallest buildings to be more domimated by residential condos than office towers?
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Old February 21st, 2007, 07:55 AM   #2
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I am actually getting tired of all this condo boom in NYC. Especially in the Manhattan business areas. We actually need more office and hotel towers in Manhattan. Some of these condos are been built where there should have built an office tower instead. But developers get their cash investments faster by constructing these condo buildings. They don't want to deal with short/long term rents, as it is the case with office tenants. When the condo boom slows down then we will see an office and hotel boom hopefully... oh and a rentable residential boom aswell I guess.
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Old February 21st, 2007, 08:17 AM   #3
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I think it's happening in alot of cities especially in the United States and Asia.

HK high-rises for example is mostly residential. In fact alot of the high-rise in West Kowloon are residential except for the ICC and Union Square.
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Old February 23rd, 2007, 11:07 PM   #4
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I know it definately is in my city of Brisbane. We have office vacancy rates less than 1% and residential rates at about 4% yet resi towers are still more common than office ATM.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 11:40 PM   #6
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Pretaining to the question, yes. The reason for the high rise boom in the US, and a large proportion of the world, is because people want to live in towers again. I hope it eventually trails off or cools down(not a sudden collapse), or office towers start to regain the "high-rise fight".
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Old February 26th, 2007, 11:48 PM   #7
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The future is a combination.

For example 5 stories shopping/commercial - 2 stories lesure - 20 stories office - 30 stories residantial.

The world is getting more urban, travel is getting more expensive and traffic is getting worse. So people want to live, work, shop and lesure within the same square km.
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