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Maths. SO crazy.
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Post by Eon Blue » Wed May 27, 2015 7:41 am

pash wrote:New York's epic midtown building boom will bring the title of country's highest roof back from Chicago for the first time since the Sears Tower topped out 45 years ago, it seems. The Nordstrom Tower, under construction on 57th Street, is the newest super-tall tower to go up just south of Central Park, and it will reportedly have a roof height of around 1,500 feet.

If you haven't been paying attention, this is what's happening in midtown Manhattan right now:

All of these new towers are residential buildings. The Nordstrom Tower's condos will sell for a combined $4 billion.
Wow! I wonder how big their parking garages will be? ;-)

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Post by kboish » Wed May 27, 2015 8:03 am

Eon Blue wrote:
pash wrote:New York's epic midtown building boom will bring the title of country's highest roof back from Chicago for the first time since the Sears Tower topped out 45 years ago, it seems. The Nordstrom Tower, under construction on 57th Street, is the newest super-tall tower to go up just south of Central Park, and it will reportedly have a roof height of around 1,500 feet.

If you haven't been paying attention, this is what's happening in midtown Manhattan right now:

All of these new towers are residential buildings. The Nordstrom Tower's condos will sell for a combined $4 billion.
Wow! I wonder how big their parking garages will be? ;-)
65 stories of parking under 22, maybe 24 stories of actual tower. :D . That extra heighth is probably because of the hill its on.

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Post by FangKC » Wed May 27, 2015 3:51 pm

The vast majority of residents living in Manhattan don't own cars. Many apartments that are being sold in those new towers south of Central Park are being sold to out-of-town investors, and people who don't live in them full-time. Most of them don't have cars either. Some wealthy people do have cars, but they pay to park them in private garages nearby--often several blocks away. These people often use them to drive to their country houses. Wealthy people, who don't have cars, usually use private car services when they need to go somewhere in the city that requires a car. Or they rent a car if they are leaving town. It's actually cheaper to rent a car for the weekend than it is to own and garage a car. This is especially true if one considers a car payment, maintenance, taxes, and insurance.

Most people give up having a car in Manhattan because it becomes too troublesome to park in near one's apartment. You have to move you car daily in most neighborhoods. Even if you are willing to do that, it's still is a problem parking your car if you are just driving to other places around Manhattan.

It's much faster just to take a bus or the subway, or a taxi.

It's not such a big deal if you live in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, or Staten Island. Lots of residents there have cars, but many of them never take them into Manhattan.

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Post by FangKC » Wed May 27, 2015 4:19 pm

The complications of our deteriorating inner ring suburbs

http://beltmag.com/complications-deteri ... g-suburbs/

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Learning from Slavic Village: a report from Ground Zero of the foreclosure crisis

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Post by FangKC » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:49 pm

MGA Proposes World’s Tallest Wood Building in Paris
The 35-story tower, ”Baobab” places a heightened focus on community. With a strategic mix of market and social housing, a student hotel, urban agriculture, a bus station, e-car hub and other amenities, the proposal hopes to “foster the city’s vision for a connected, vibrant metropolis” and “define the next era of city building.”
http://www.archdaily.com/637885/mga-pro ... -in-paris/

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Post by FangKC » Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:54 pm

A history of cities in 50 buildings

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/serie ... -buildings

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Post by shinatoo » Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:50 pm

MoDots latest 5 year budget contains no new projects. Legislators from both KC and STL commented that this was good thing as MoDots building habits were proven to be detrimental to both cities.
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Post by shinatoo » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:33 pm

It's because their first mission has always been to be a economic engine. Get our money back from the Feds and create jobs. It's a political machine. Will take time for their priorities to shift.
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