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Old September 30th, 2016, 08:30 PM   #3681
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Is it from Torrance? Is the picture flipped? Can you even see City Hall from Torrance?
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Old September 30th, 2016, 09:10 PM   #3682
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I was very confused by that as well, but it is the southern edge of Torrance, the intersection of Via Corona and Vista Montana, at the base of the Palos Verdes hills. That camera has a hell of a zoom!
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Old October 1st, 2016, 01:07 AM   #3683
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So difficult question but... would this be a better looking building without the spire? Don't get me wrong I am generally pro spire and think they add much to a skyline. However, this one is so clearly grafted to the side of the building, and has a thin, insubstantial quality to it (as of now at least). It doesn't have the "heft" that a good spire requires. Maybe it will once the lighting is figured out, but as of now it seems to be heading that way. And it's a bit of a shame because I think the building is quite lovely, and the sail is a strong, powerful statement by itself on the top of the building.
So, do you all think this would be better as a 934 foot building with an impressive sail on top? Or does it work better as an 1100 foot building with a spire attached at the end?
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Old October 1st, 2016, 10:42 AM   #3684
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Here's the update. Sorry about the dust, it's the first time I've used the camera in a couple months, I need to get that sensor cleaned.

They've begun cladding the sail!

DSC_0889 by mojeda101, on Flickr

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Old October 1st, 2016, 10:35 PM   #3685
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So difficult question but... would this be a better looking building without the spire? Don't get me wrong I am generally pro spire and think they add much to a skyline. However, this one is so clearly grafted to the side of the building, and has a thin, insubstantial quality to it (as of now at least). It doesn't have the "heft" that a good spire requires. Maybe it will once the lighting is figured out, but as of now it seems to be heading that way. And it's a bit of a shame because I think the building is quite lovely, and the sail is a strong, powerful statement by itself on the top of the building.
So, do you all think this would be better as a 934 foot building with an impressive sail on top? Or does it work better as an 1100 foot building with a spire attached at the end?
JUST LET US HAVE THIS.
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 12:07 AM   #3686
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JUST LET US HAVE THIS.
I agree. Its our first spired building. Its cheating? Its a mohawk? its not tall enough? Its a cheat?

I dont care! It actually looks WAY better in person!

Let us Have this! AS IS!
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 02:42 AM   #3687
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So difficult question but... would this be a better looking building without the spire? Don't get me wrong I am generally pro spire and think they add much to a skyline. However, this one is so clearly grafted to the side of the building, and has a thin, insubstantial quality to it (as of now at least). It doesn't have the "heft" that a good spire requires. Maybe it will once the lighting is figured out, but as of now it seems to be heading that way. And it's a bit of a shame because I think the building is quite lovely, and the sail is a strong, powerful statement by itself on the top of the building.
So, do you all think this would be better as a 934 foot building with an impressive sail on top? Or does it work better as an 1100 foot building with a spire attached at the end?
I believe the post following yours answers your question perfectly: The spire looks beautifully integrated in the pictures from Mojeda101, especially the first few ones. I actually believe that something would seriously be missing without the spire.
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 02:55 AM   #3688
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Nice video by Cesar. This part of skyline is almost unrecognizable from a couple of years ago.

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Old October 2nd, 2016, 03:22 AM   #3689
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Just one question for the Angelenos. Is there plans for more supertall skyscrapers in the Close fututre / Near future or in the recent years to come? Thanks
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 03:49 AM   #3690
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Just one question for the Angelenos. Is there plans for more supertall skyscrapers in the Close fututre / Near future or in the recent years to come? Thanks
Supertalls, no. High rises and shorter skyscrapers, yes - a lot. The sweet spot for developers in Los Angeles right now seems to be the 20-40 stories range. There's hardly an economic incentive to go any higher than that, plus the ever-present issue of seismic activity. A huge majority of high rise developments in Los Angeles at the moment are residential.
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 03:51 AM   #3691
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A nice place to spend the evening chattering with a cutie.
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 10:11 AM   #3692
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Is it from Torrance? Is the picture flipped? Can you even see City Hall from Torrance?
Here's the angle on google maps. Minus the zoom lens.
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 02:20 PM   #3693
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Old October 3rd, 2016, 11:05 PM   #3694
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Old October 4th, 2016, 12:50 AM   #3695
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Old October 4th, 2016, 05:31 PM   #3696
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Wilshire Grand and Metropolis rising in the foreground

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Old October 4th, 2016, 05:52 PM   #3697
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Looks like I thought it would. It's nice to see it actually topped out.
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Old October 4th, 2016, 07:06 PM   #3698
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This building take the usual glass-looking architecture to a new level a new class.
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Old October 4th, 2016, 08:52 PM   #3699
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Us bank tower still rules
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