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Old August 23rd, 2007, 03:24 AM   #41
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Boston is all too familiar with height restrictions...
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 02:12 PM   #42
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In the council of Figueira da Foz the max. was three floors, but now they are building a 9 storey hotel and a 6 or 7 storey apartment complex(That is against the council law but they aproved it anyway! It probably went like this:
"So can we build it?"-Counstucion company
"No"-Council
"See this green stuff?"-Counstrucion
"YES! YES!-Council
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Old August 26th, 2007, 06:22 AM   #43
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Sydney is so overegulated sometimes it makes me want to scream.

We have codes for everything it seems including height restrictions which are laughable. The bottom of sydney tower's turret at 235m is not acceptable.

We also have reflectivity codes, very strict sun access plans and a plethora of similar restrictions applied to each site. This overprotection is now hurting our city and creating an untenable situation where CBD sites for full height towers have all but been exhausted.
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Old August 26th, 2007, 06:04 PM   #44
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Indianapolis had restrictions up untill the 1960s that stated no structure could be higher than the soldiers and sailors monument(1891) and today no structure ON THE CIRCLE can be higher than the monument.
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Old August 26th, 2007, 07:12 PM   #45
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Los Angeles had 150' height restrictions until early 60's and from what I understand none could be higher than City Hall. Most of the taller structures started building in the 70's and DTLA area it's currently going through a construction boom of highrises.
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Old August 27th, 2007, 01:24 PM   #46
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Poznan has limitations due to airport approach area over the center
There are plans for +200m towers but airport "couse problems"
Can it be more f$*& than this?
(purple areas 100-150m limits)


upper airport civil
lower military
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Old August 31st, 2007, 05:35 PM   #47
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Lisbon: 25m

excepcional cases: 60/70 - 100 m
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 02:54 AM   #48
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Vancouver in Canada maintains "view corridors" that protect views of the North Shore Mountains. It also has a density bank that allows developers to exceed maximum building height restrictions in exchange for preserving heritage buildings.
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 03:03 AM   #49
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London has view corridors and sightline protections.

Click on the image below to get a bigger interactive map.

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Old June 3rd, 2010, 11:47 AM   #50
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 01:00 PM   #51
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There are limits for everything on buildings in Switzerland. But you can get a special allowance if you want to build higher in Zürich.
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Old June 4th, 2010, 03:49 AM   #52
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only 15m? would like to tell us more?
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Old June 4th, 2010, 05:56 AM   #53
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valparaiso, chile... it suppoused to be around 10 or 15 m, (4 floors). meanwhile we have towers above 50 m....
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only 15m? would like to tell us more?
http://www.city.kyoto.lg.jp/tokei/cm...HP-English.pdf
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Old June 5th, 2010, 10:31 PM   #55
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Nobody mentioned the all famous capital of heightristrictions: Athens


In Athens buildings are not allowed to surpass 12 floors such as not to block the view towards the parthenon. There are several exceptcions though such as the Athens Tower, the Atrina center and the OTE central building who exceed that level. This is due to them being either build far away from the center or the fact that they were constructed in periods of political instability. The city's tallest structure is the Athens Tower reaching 103m and counting 25 floors.

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Portland's height restrictions are in place mainly to protect the views of Mt Hood and Mt St Helens from the West Hills. Many Portlanders were not happy when the Koin Center was build back in the 80's blocking the view of Mt Hood when emerging from the Sunset Tunnel. When SOWA was planned the height of those buildings were limited to around 325 feet so not to block the view of those who lived in the hills to the west.
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Old June 7th, 2010, 01:56 AM   #58
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Portland's height restrictions are in place mainly to protect the views of Mt Hood and Mt St Helens from the West Hills. Many Portlanders were not happy when the Koin Center was build back in the 80's blocking the view of Mt Hood when emerging from the Sunset Tunnel. When SOWA was planned the height of those buildings were limited to around 325 feet so not to block the view of those who lived in the hills to the west.
i hate portlands restrictions D:. but i hear they are getting some taller buildings like oak which will be third tallest. and the SMART(very ugly) will be the new tallest at 650 ft.

also vancouvers height restriction is due to being realy close to its airport but they are about to allow a few 20 story buildings come in which will be awesome
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even though sydney is predominantly skyscrapers people are very anti-skyscrapers - i think buildings that were built before would never be allowed if they had been proposed now. there are so many height restrictions for all different reasons, but no 1 building can surpass 309m due to close proximity to airport
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i hate portlands restrictions D:. but i hear they are getting some taller buildings like oak which will be third tallest. and the SMART(very ugly) will be the new tallest at 650 ft.
Portlands newest tower was to be Park Avenue West but that has been on hold for about a year now leaving a gaping hole downtown. Problem was with getting the tower financed. It would have been Portland's 3rd or 4th tallest. Now the developer has downsized the building and removed about the top floors which would have been condos so it will be shorter than originally planned.
Smart Tower is pretty much a dream idea that a developer created. There has been no news since it was originally announced, and probably will never be built. The design as it was would not have fit well into Portland's skyline.
There was to have been a building named Oak Tower, condos and around 30 stories but that deal fell apart and it's dead.
It will probably be many years if ever before Portland gets a new tallest.
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