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Old Posted Aug 16, 2008, 11:02 PM
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wow - cool pictures - I wonder if so much rapid condo construction is really sustainable...
No, it has proven to be not sustainable and much driven by speculators. That is why photographers like myself and others are working on projects such as the book -Miami the Magic City and I am working on my own special project, which must remain a secret for the time being. If I can't get a developer or tourism agency to finance it, I will cash in some of my own vacation time to produce it.
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Old Posted Aug 17, 2008, 12:15 AM
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Now that is one killer sweet skyline!!
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Old Posted Aug 17, 2008, 12:51 AM
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Now that is one killer sweet skyline!!
Thanks! So many people from other threads and websites want to put it down for no real reason. Having lived under the skylines of Los Angeles and San Francisco, I've dreamed of Miami having a decent skyline for over 20 years. Some statisticians are even placing the Miami skyline third behind New York and Chicago in terms of the number of tall buildings that have made it to construction thus far.

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Old Posted Aug 17, 2008, 1:08 AM
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Awesome shots !

Wow! Miamimania ! I don't think I've seen a city's skyline transformed in such a dramtic way in such a relatively short period of time. It was a beautiful city to look at before, but now its as exciting to view as New York & Chicago. Thanks for your effort and expense in sharing these pictures.
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It is a dramatic difference over 5-6 years ago. How many of these new towers are fully occupied? I assume many foreigners are scooping up the overstock of units on the market.
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A beautiful city, with some very striking towers
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Old Posted Aug 17, 2008, 2:48 AM
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Wow! Miamimania ! I don't think I've seen a city's skyline transformed in such a dramtic way in such a relatively short period of time. It was a beautiful city to look at before, but now its as exciting to view as New York & Chicago. Thanks for your effort and expense in sharing these pictures.
You are welcome and thank YOU as well. I'm glad I created this thread then. I spend most of the time in SkyscraperCity where I created the QuantumPX thread, but then another Miami forumer who belongs to both websites suggested that I create a pictures thread here as well. Yes, it is amazing how much made it to construction in the time that it did. Most of what you see happened in the past three years.

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Old Posted Aug 17, 2008, 3:14 AM
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It is a dramatic difference over 5-6 years ago. How many of these new towers are fully occupied? I assume many foreigners are scooping up the overstock of units on the market.
I don't think any of the new towers is fully occupied as of yet. They are just that new, and yes, with a strong Euro against a weak dollar, most of the overstock is being scooped up by foreign investors. I would say between now and the next national election is the time to buy if you're a foreign investor.

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So no one here is going to like what I’m going to say but just to ruffle some feathers I’m going to say it anyway. What a bunch of ugly architecturally insignificant towers. So many buildings built today have no time effort or passion put into them and are just the work of a giant cookie-cutter

I take this


and this


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over these


Any day of the week
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Dude .... great shots .... but ....

"Being that all of these photos are mine, I am compelled to add at this point that a digital photograph is copyrighed by law from the moment it is taken by the photographer as the photographer possesses the memory card as proof of its origin. Any use of a photographer's pictures for monetary gain entitles the photographer to a share of the profits"

......... honestly .... what is with the legal disclaimer ? .... do people ACTUALLY sell your photos for profit ?

Not trying to bust balls .... just curious.
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and this
I can get one of these in on almost any small town main street. Cookie Cutter? That's just the way architecture is.

You certainly won't see any buildings like these in NY.
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Old Posted Aug 17, 2008, 5:31 AM
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I can get one of these in on almost any small town main street. Cookie Cutter? That's just the way architecture is.

You certainly won't see any buildings like these in NY.
I didnt say you couldnt find another like it. I'm saying look at the detail on this building built in the 1890's


compared to these built in 200bla


I'm not trying to make this a north vs south or a buffalo vs miami debate. I'm just saying I hate a lot of modern architecture and how cheap it looks. All over the world
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Old Posted Aug 17, 2008, 6:21 AM
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I'm not trying to make this a north vs south or a buffalo vs miami debate. I'm just saying I hate a lot of modern architecture and how cheap it looks. All over the world
Welp, all you need to do to change this is encourage artisans, bricklayers, carpenters and masons to agree to work for a loaf of bread and a shanty for their efforts as they were expected to in 1890. Also find unlimited resources of lavish materials easily mined or cut down as they seemed to be in 1890. Then you'd see developers, owners and archictects suddenly seeing an economically feasible way to build that type of thing for your basic offices and residential. Yet, it still wouldn't fit Miami. Nothing says "sunny beach resort" less than that stuff.
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Old Posted Aug 17, 2008, 6:25 AM
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I'm not trying to make this a north vs south or a buffalo vs miami debate. I'm just saying I hate a lot of modern architecture and how cheap it looks. All over the world
I understand what you're saying though. There is something almost plastic and snap-together with the way buildings are built today. I even notice a difference in the way buildings were built in the 70s as compared to the 90s and today. There does seem to be something plastic about it.
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Old Posted Aug 17, 2008, 6:28 AM
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Dude .... great shots .... but ....

"Being that all of these photos are mine, I am compelled to add at this point that a digital photograph is copyrighed by law from the moment it is taken by the photographer as the photographer possesses the memory card as proof of its origin. Any use of a photographer's pictures for monetary gain entitles the photographer to a share of the profits"

......... honestly .... what is with the legal disclaimer ? .... do people ACTUALLY sell your photos for profit ?

Not trying to bust balls .... just curious.
No, I don't know of anybody selling the pics for profit, but what I stated above is something many people don't know. I didn't even know it until I researched it, so I'm just making people aware of the fact.
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Old Posted Aug 17, 2008, 6:59 AM
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This is the best I can do. This was the view from my 15th floor bayview South Beach apartment in the summer of 1998. I have mailed this photograph to the current residents asking if I could come up to snap a comparison pic. So far, I haven't heard anything and that was almost a month ago.

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I live in a building that apparently is just down the street from where you lived before. Here's a shot of the skyline I took from my place on May 17, 2008, which is outdated by Miami standards:

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Old Posted Aug 17, 2008, 7:25 AM
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Old Posted Aug 17, 2008, 4:45 PM
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Amazing images! Indeed the skyline of Miami has been altered quite quickly. It now takes the title 3rd largest skyline in the U.S, correct ?
I'm sorry, but I missed this post at first. Yes, Miami is now statistically 3rd behind New York and Chicago in terms of the number of tall buildings that have made it to construction thus far.
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