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Old June 10th, 2012, 05:27 AM   #201
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All pictures from June 2012 unless noted

Arts Tower/Yoo Panama (264m), 866 feet
The 5th tallest building in Panama City
(pics by CHI3)



(pic by Canalero)
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Oceania Business Plaza (207m), 680 feet
The 19th tallest building in Panama City
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Revolution Tower/F&F Tower (233m), 763 feet
The 9th tallest building in Panama City
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(pic by Menandro) May 2012



Towerbank Financial Center (255m officially, closer to 280m-300m in reality), 837 feet officially, closer to 919ft to 984ft
The 6th tallest building in Panama City (officially)
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Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower (293m w/spire, 284m as it's currently w/o spire), 961 feet w/spire
The Tallest building in Panama City
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Old June 10th, 2012, 05:35 AM   #202
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Old June 10th, 2012, 06:48 AM   #203
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The transformation of Panama City's skyline is truly amazing.
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Old June 10th, 2012, 01:37 PM   #204
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Old June 12th, 2012, 04:35 AM   #205
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Go Panama Build to the skys. I just loving what I am seeing. I thought it was Miami first but it's Panama City. Incredible. Keep Up the good work
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Old June 12th, 2012, 04:47 AM   #206
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Old August 1st, 2012, 05:53 PM   #207
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OCEAN REEF ISLANDS

A GARDEN ISLAND IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN PANAMA





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Old August 1st, 2012, 05:56 PM   #208
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I haven't heard anything about Torre Financiera in ages. Has it been cancelled ?
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Old August 1st, 2012, 06:01 PM   #209
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I haven't heard anything about Torre Financiera in ages. Has it been cancelled ?
no, This even proposed to be built in the coming years I think in 2014

This even proposed to be built in the coming years I think in 2014
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Old August 1st, 2012, 06:03 PM   #210
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no, This even proposed to be built in the coming years I think in 2014

This even proposed to be built in the coming years I think in 2014
Oh, do you mean BEGIN in 2014 ?
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Old September 11th, 2012, 07:59 AM   #211
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Panama City is like any other city with over a hundred highrise condominium towers, such as Miami, Chicago, and Mumbai.
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Old September 13th, 2012, 06:31 PM   #212
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wwooowww go ahead panama....
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Old September 15th, 2012, 01:40 PM   #213
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Oh, do you mean BEGIN in 2014 ?
News has been very slow to trickle in. There were protests over the building from lord knows what disaffected voters but it brought the project to the backburner. Officially it still hasn't been cancelled (which gives many hope). I would wager it's probably dead unless Martinelli's party wins the 2014 elections and revives it. Regardless, it was mostly a government pet project and the government has shifted attention to the Metro, the Panama Canal Expansion and now Cinta Costera Phase 3. Martinelli's also proposed a 100m tall Statue of Virgin Mary near the territory of the Financiera so he's getting to the point where I don't believe half of what he says. That being said, the economy has remained solid and that bodes well for Panama's first supertall hopefully coming soon (if Towerbank isn't it already)

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Old September 29th, 2012, 02:53 AM   #215
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Year 2011

Panama: The city that built the most amount of +200m. skyscrapers in the world


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When the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) released its most recent annual report, the two cities that led the pack for tall building completion came as a surprise to some: Panama City, Panama, and Busan, South Korea. Together, projects in these two cities accounted for about 22 percent of all 200-plus-meter buildings completed in 2011, putting their growth as a tall building market ahead of well-recognized cities such as Dubai and Shanghai. (China as a whole still dominates the tall building market, with 23 new high-rises in 2011.)

In Panama City from 1997 to 2010, three buildings more than 200 meters tall were completed. But in 2011 alone, 10 buildings over 200 meters were built, more than any other city in the world and double the number of tall buildings completed in the rest of the Americas. Meanwhile in Busan, between 1997 and 2009 only one building taller than 200 meters was completed. Of the 20 buildings either completed in 2011 or under construction, nine are slated to be this tall, second only to Panama City.

Although Panama City and Busan are located on opposite sides of the world, they have much in common. Both owe a sizable share of their prosperity to their ports, and both are in countries that boast a healthy economic growth rate, with Panama’s estimated at above 10 percent—a figure even China can envy. For American architects looking to expand their portfolios overseas, both Panama and South Korea already have friendly relationships with the United States. Architects wary of the post–building-boom and recession hangover have even more reason to look to these two cities: Because both owe a great deal of their growth to their ports and economic status as industrial trading hubs, they are more economically stable than cities that gorged on speculative real estate in the days leading up to the 2008 crash.




Towerbank Financial Center: One of the 10 +200 meters skyscrapers that were completed in Panama City in 2011


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Panama City

“Panama has been growing amazingly for the past seven years without anyone knowing or really believing it could happen,” says Ignacio Mallol, of Mallol & Mallol, a 30-year-old, 120-person architectural firm, and the largest in Central America.

Although 2005 is frequently cited as a turning point in both the country’s economy and high-rise development, both Mallol and Eladio Guardia, a structural engineer who leads Walter P Moore’s Panamanian operations, trace it back to 2000, when the U.S. transferred ownership of the Panama Canal to Panama. “The canal brought us opportunities we didn’t have before,” Mallol says. “This came along with all the other things happening in Panama. The country was investing in tourism and trying to expose both the city and the country internationally.”

The transfer, coupled with the canal’s multibillion-dollar expansion and the city’s reputation for safety and security (as well as its tax incentives and a number of other programs) caught the eyes of multinational corporations such as Dell, HP, and Caterpillar that were interested in establishing or relocating regional headquarters. “When a large company hires 3,000 employees in the region, that creates a need for more residential development [and] better hospitals,” Guardia says.

Tall buildings aren’t exactly a new idea in Panama City. Mallol says private developers started building them in the 1970s to address what was already a scarcity of land inside the urban center. “Today the land is more expensive, so if you want to build in the center of the city, you need to build towers,” Mallol says.

Although there has been a decrease in the amount of construction permits in Panama City, Guardia says there are still a number of developments in the pipeline, though some markets are saturated. “The hotel industry is one example,” he says. “There was a point at which it seemed everybody was building a hotel.”

Although a great deal of office space has been built, Guardia says there is a need for “more sophisticated office spaces. Clients are getting more sophisticated in what they’re looking for, which has opened the door for architects from the U.S.”

The degree of specialization architects in the U.S. have, in Mallol’s view, makes them an asset for a burgeoning market like Panama City’s. “I believe there is a really big opportunity for consultants here, for experts in each type of discipline,” he says.

Sustainability experts also are primed for work in this market. “U.S. architects design from the inside out,” Guardia says. “They have built very efficient buildings here in Panama, and that has opened the door for the developers who are not looking just for a cool-looking or pretty building; they are looking for an overall efficient building that maximizes their profits.”

Partnering with the local labor force and design community is, of course, an essential element of working in a new international market. Guardia says that for U.S. firms to be competitive, a mix of local labor needs to be involved with any commission.

Mallol sees the high-rise growth in Panama City as an opportunity for the international design community not just to find work, but also to exchange expertise: “We have this idea of being a melting pot and bringing in ideas and knowledge from every part of the world. I believe this will enrich our experience and our city.”








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Old October 1st, 2012, 05:47 PM   #217
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Compared to 2011, it looks 2013 won't be as good a year though. Here's the only probable skyscrapers coming into fruition that year. 2011: 10, 2012: 8, 2013: 4-5

Costa del Este Country Club: 54 floors (Under Construction) (Would this count as two buildings?)
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...1222621&page=7
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Evolution Tower: 54 floors (Construction to begin soon)

http://www.hsyndicate.org/picture/153042631.jpg


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Paramount: 214m, 59 floors (Under Construction)
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=523980
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Torre HSBC: 45 floors, ~190-210m
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1120585
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Surprises could also include the Grand Megapolis or the Torre Financiera (highly unlikely)
Fingers crossed for Central Tower as well:

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Old October 1st, 2012, 07:06 PM   #218
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Panama City is like any other city with over a hundred highrise condominium towers, such as Miami, Chicago, and Mumbai.
The highrise development proves that the country is growing economically, but I differ when you say is like any other, each city has its charm, and Panama is surely unique like every other city in the world.
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As mentioned on the first post, the skyscraper clusters of Ciudad de Panama are:

* Avenida Balboa
* Punta Palilla
* Punta Pacifica
* San Francisco
* Costa del Este
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What happened to Torre Financeria ?
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