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Old February 11th, 2013, 02:23 AM   #741
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I'd prefer a more robust spire but it doesn't matter when you consider that after scrapping the 1,250 ft. office tower from the initial proposal, we were faced with getting just the 700 ft. hotel. So I'd consider this a big win.
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Old February 11th, 2013, 06:41 AM   #742
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North American Cities are really getting a comeback. New York, Toronto, Jersey, Los Angeles and maybe San Fransisco will all beat their tallest building in the next years.
Do you think with the oil boom in Texas that maybe Houston or Dallas will get a supertall in 10 years or so?
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Old February 11th, 2013, 04:21 PM   #743
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I would hope so . Los Angeles is coming back . I wish San Diego could finally get a supertall . but it might never happen..
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Old February 11th, 2013, 05:27 PM   #744
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I believe that it because the airports are nearby, right?
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Old February 11th, 2013, 06:03 PM   #745
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I believe that it because the airports are nearby, right?
Correct. San Diego has a 500 foot height limit for buildings.
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Old February 11th, 2013, 07:48 PM   #746
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Yup. But Las Vegas has many tall buildings over 600ft and the airport is closer to the Las Vegas Strip than the airport to Downtown San Diego. I think it's time for FAA to change that law and extend it to probably.. 600 ft at least..
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Old February 11th, 2013, 07:52 PM   #747
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Yup. But Las Vegas has many tall buildings over 600ft and the airport is closer to the Las Vegas Strip than San Diego. And maybe the FAA could change that law and extend it to probably.. 600 ft at least..
It is the direction the landing strips are in, in San Diego the approximation of a landing plane takes it over parts of Downtown, which is not the case in Las Vegas.
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Old February 11th, 2013, 08:06 PM   #748
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Hmm i didn't know that. Does LA has a height limit?
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Old February 11th, 2013, 08:08 PM   #749
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I wish San Diego could just move its airport to somewhere to get out of downtown San Diego area so they can build taller skyscrapers. Unfortunately, it probably will never happen.
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Old February 11th, 2013, 08:27 PM   #750
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Do you think with the oil boom in Texas that maybe Houston or Dallas will get a supertall in 10 years or so?
Texas needs a supertall building.
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Old February 11th, 2013, 08:33 PM   #751
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The JP morgan center is a supertall (305m)

If a new one, then I guess it's a bit overdue for one...
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Old February 11th, 2013, 09:12 PM   #752
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Hmm i didn't know that. Does LA has a height limit?
As far as I know, downtown doesn't have a height limit, but Century City does and I believe it's somewhere under 600 ft. Here you can see Century City / Westwood and Downtown in the background.

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Old February 11th, 2013, 10:11 PM   #753
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This is definitely a disappointment. A spire-height cheater which will divert central focus away from the obviously taller US Bank Tower. The iconic DTLA skyline with its central peak will be ruined by this Bank of America Tower (One Bryant Place) wannabe.
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Old February 11th, 2013, 10:42 PM   #754
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This is definitely a disappointment. A spire-height cheater which will divert central focus away from the obviously taller US Bank Tower. The iconic DTLA skyline with its central peak will be ruined by this Bank of America Tower (One Bryant Place) wannabe.


Pure nonsense. The building will won't even be that close to US Bank Tower. I'm sure the two can coexist.

The BoA Tower comparison is silly. If anything the previous incarnation had a bigger resemblance to that tower. This new one I'd say has it's own identify. And BTW BoA has a far taller spire / roof architecture than the Wilshire Grand.
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Old February 11th, 2013, 10:59 PM   #755
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Pure nonsense.
Thanks for reminding me why I rarely participate in these discussions. I was under the impression people were free to voice their opinions without ridicule. My apologies.
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Old February 11th, 2013, 11:03 PM   #756
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I wish San Diego could just move its airport to somewhere to get out of downtown San Diego area so they can build taller skyscrapers. Unfortunately, it probably will never happen.
Miramar's possible closing was their big chance but area NIMBYs won out. San Diego will probably never move that constrained, outdated airfield.

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Do you think with the oil boom in Texas that maybe Houston or Dallas will get a supertall in 10 years or so?
There are rumors circulating about a possible new supertall in Houston. Dallas has had a supertall project on the boards for several years but the office market there isn't cooperating.
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Old February 11th, 2013, 11:05 PM   #757
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Thanks for reminding me why I rarely participate in these discussions. I was under the impression people were free to voice their opinions without ridicule. My apologies.
Wow. Sensitive much?
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Old February 11th, 2013, 11:30 PM   #758
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The JP morgan center is a supertall (305m)

If a new one, then I guess it's a bit overdue for one...
And the Wells Fargo Plaza which is 302m.
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Old February 12th, 2013, 02:03 AM   #759
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This is definitely a disappointment. A spire-height cheater which will divert central focus away from the obviously taller US Bank Tower. The iconic DTLA skyline with its central peak will be ruined by this Bank of America Tower (One Bryant Place) wannabe.
WGT to of the Crown, and USBT top of roof are about the same, and USBT is atop bunker hill which makes it seem taller than is, and in the render the top of the crown of the WGT and top of roof of the USBT are the same in the render, so i think that the top of the crown of the WGT is slightly taller than the USBTs roof.
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Old February 12th, 2013, 02:50 AM   #760
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I think this diagram is pretty accurate.

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