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Old June 2nd, 2011, 07:41 AM   #1341
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My mortgage is $1,300 per month for a 3,000 sqf 3 story c.1890 6 bedroom Victorian house in Philadelphia. It has high ceilings, 3 fireplaces, 17 of the 39 windows are the original leaded stained glass windows, pocket doors, and two staircases.

A lot of people who work in NYC are considering living in Philly.
I don't know anybody who want to live in Philly. But I did live in Scranton for 5 years lol.
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 04:52 PM   #1342
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"Moreover, the overwhelming majority of apartments in NYC are rent-regulated with caps imposed by the government. "

This is bit misleading. There aren't "caps" in terms of limiting how high rents can go. What is regulated is how much, percentage wise, they can be increased each year. Those increases have been consistently higher than inflation, so the cost of rents here in NYC has been going up. Moreover, when a new tenant comes to an apartment the landlord can increase the rent by a fairly large amount - 10 to 15% I think. Given that there is significant turnover many/most apartments rent at market rates which in NYC is quite high. Rent control, what did cap rents, is only for units that have been continuously occupied since 1972 or before which is almost none at this point.

Finally, all "luxury" rentals, anything above $2,500 per month have no regulations or controls at all.

Indeed many people do go all the way to Pennsylvannia to live and commute to New York. The Poconos area is particularly popular although I also know people who commute from Philadelphia.
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 05:06 PM   #1343
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May 11th, jwalas, Skyscraperpage..

This is the biggest cluster of ugly buildings ever!
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 05:48 PM   #1344
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This is the biggest cluster of ugly buildings ever!
Ugly buildings?

We are all entitled to our own opinions, but don't get angry if I laugh at you if you say, for example, that Saint Peter's Basilica is "just an old building". The cluster you talk about has beautiful classical detailed buildings, stone facades, with apartments that cost millions, and one of the most expensive cluster of blocks in the world.

Of course, mine, like yours, is just an opinion, not a fact. Fortunately.
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 05:54 PM   #1345
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He didnīt express his opinion about the cost of the buildings. The cost itself doesnīt make beautiful buildings. To me, they seem ugly too
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 06:34 PM   #1346
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This is the biggest cluster of ugly buildings ever!
Troll somewhere else.
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 06:43 PM   #1347
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The form and proportions remind me of the Cash Register Building in Denver (image from wikipedia):
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 11:29 PM   #1348
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He didnīt express his opinion about the cost of the buildings. The cost itself doesnīt make beautiful buildings. To me, they seem ugly too
I respect your opinions guys, there's nothing wrong with expression of an opinion..

But your taste in architecture is something different and you guys have just bad taste..I guess you haven't seen an ugly building yet..
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 02:21 AM   #1349
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Impression

On another not: I do believe it's an amazing feat that such a tall, beautiful residence can be built within such a dense cluster of buildings. Couple that with the speed with which this building is rising, and I think a reasonable person would be pretty impressed.
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 04:43 AM   #1350
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Troll somewhere else.
Dude, this isn't a troll. And don't try to make an excuse like "Those are old and very expensive" that doesn't make them beautiful. They built nice buildings 1000 years ago, does that make them 10x more beautiful.
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 06:26 AM   #1351
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For me these buildings, "old", are one of the main features of the city.

This combination of art deco buildings opposite the central park, is surely one of the best and most beautiful views of New York, especially in winter when we see snow in this location. Wonderful.

New York is this, a mixture of art deco buildings, boxy 70's, with black and green glasses of the 90s, and the latest we know today.

But, each with their opinion.
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 06:38 AM   #1352
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Dude, this isn't a troll. And don't try to make an excuse like "Those are old and very expensive" that doesn't make them beautiful. They built nice buildings 1000 years ago, does that make them 10x more beautiful.
Man, I remember when I was 14. I thought Taipei 101 was the coolest looking skyscraper ever!
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 08:04 AM   #1353
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Man, I remember when I was 14. I thought Taipei 101 was the coolest looking skyscraper ever!
I still think its the coolest :/
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 08:35 AM   #1354
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Man, I remember when I was 14. I thought Taipei 101 was the coolest looking skyscraper ever!
You just made me feel old as hell and I'm only 27 lol. And Taipei 101 is number one in my book.
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 10:52 AM   #1355
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Man, I remember when I was 14. I thought Taipei 101 was the coolest looking skyscraper ever!
Me too.. That was about the time when I started to show interest in architecture..
Check out CULWULLA's construction 2011 diagram here in Supertalls section..Taipei is like little boy..
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 01:20 PM   #1356
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June 2nd, jwalas, Skyscraperpage..

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Old June 4th, 2011, 02:06 AM   #1357
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Dude, this isn't a troll. And don't try to make an excuse like "Those are old and very expensive" that doesn't make them beautiful. They built nice buildings 1000 years ago, does that make them 10x more beautiful.
No excuses.

I think they are absolutely gorgeous.

This statement has exactly the same kind of value and "weight" as yours or the others. I don't need anything else to counter-argue your (and others) argument, because there is none. It's an opinion. Period.

The cost analysis is an example of "creating an argument" to support a statement, since (usually), the cost of an apartment is directly influenced by the aesthetics of the building it is in (other than other factors such as location). It was an attempt to back up, what is simply an opinion, and therefore, is completely useless to a discussion.

Something that I now see that it is useless, since you (like the others) have no argument whatsoever.
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Old June 4th, 2011, 03:43 AM   #1358
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It's one of the nice areas, of any city I've been to.
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Old June 4th, 2011, 04:35 AM   #1359
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I respect your opinions guys, there's nothing wrong with expression of an opinion..

But your taste in architecture is something different and you guys have just bad taste..I guess you haven't seen an ugly building yet..
Nope, just different taste, the next part is just more trolling.

And by the way, those buildings look just fine to me, not the best but not ugly at all though. And by the experience I had in New York, I can tell this diversity of buildings is what makes the city so wonderful, and those stone facades seem to be part of the building culture at a period of time as well. I would never say rockefeller ctr is ugly, eventhough it has a stone facade.

As I firts said, just different tastes. Sorry for going off-topic.
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Crane poking out between all these "ugly old buildings": LOL

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Central Park South by Tony Of New York, on Flickr
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