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Old Posted Sep 14, 2008, 2:49 AM
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America's Top 10 in a few years?

Some of my figures may be incorrect, so dont be afraid to correct me. This is America's Top 10 Skyscrapers in height to the architectural top.


1. Chicago Spire-2000 ft-150 floors
Chicago, IL
Con Fin Est-2012

2. Freedom Tower-1776 ft-108 floors
New York City, NY
Con Fin Est-2012-2013

3. American Commerce Center-1510 ft-63 floors
Philadelphia, PA
Con Fin Est-2011-2012

4. Sears Tower-1451 ft-108 (or 110) floors
Chicago, IL
Con Finished-1974

5=Madison Square Garden Tower 1-1400 ft-112 floors
New York City, NY
Con Fin Est-Unknown

5=Madison Square Garden Tower 2-1400 ft-112 floors
New York City, NY
Con Fin Est-Unknown

7. Trump International Hotel and Tower-1362 ft-96 floors
Chicago, IL
Con Fin Est-2009

8. 200 Greenwich-1358 ft-78 floors
New York City, NY
Con Est Fin-2012-2013

9. Hudson Place Tower II-1300 ft-110 floors
New York City, NY
Con Fin Est-2015

10. Waldorf=Astoria Hotel and Residence Tower-1265 ft-107 floors
Chicago, IL
Con Fin Est-2012

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Old Posted Sep 15, 2008, 1:29 AM
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Not having LA on there is, IMO, completely unacceptable; which is why suburban nimbyists out here must rewire they're brains.
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Old Posted Sep 16, 2008, 3:13 AM
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Wait a sec...how tall is Empire World Towers supposed to be?
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I thought the Empire State Building would be on that list.
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Old Posted Sep 19, 2008, 12:32 AM
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Are all of these buildings approved to be constructed? Or are they just proposed?

If they are just proposed, then there are a few more buildings that would make that list.

But the North American top ten is nothing compared to what the Asian top ten will be, or even Dubai.
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By the time all these are built, how many US buildings will be in the world's top ten?
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By the time all these are built, how many US buildings will be in the world's top ten?
Surely the Spire, and most likely the Freedom Tower
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Not having LA on there is, IMO, completely unacceptable; which is why suburban nimbyists out here must rewire they're brains.
It would be if there was actually a need for a building that size in LA. That isn't the case.
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^ Why wouldn't there be a need for a building like that?
IMO i think JDRCRASH is right.
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Thanks to Dubai, id say none of them will be.
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By the time all these are built, how many US buildings will be in the world's top ten?
Probably none thanks to Dubai
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The Empire State Building should be on the list at 1453 feet 8 9/16th inches and 102 floors it should be number 5
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^ It may only be counting height of the top floor; if so, Waldorf Astoria barely beats the Empire State Building by only 15 ft.

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It would be if there was actually a need for a building that size in LA. That isn't the case.
I completely disagree.
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Probably none thanks to Dubai

Thanks also to the crisis.

the Americans that are going on holiday to dubai

The American architects and builders who build in Dubai and not in USA

In the councils of the USA for not helping to build skyscrapers in big cities

America is not what it was
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Blame Canada not dubai !
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the empire state building should be on that list. the TC is counting the height all the way to the antenna( ex: trump tower is actually 1170 feet but 1362 to the antenna). the generally accepted rule for measuring skyscrapers is counting to the top occupied floor
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don't get all razzled up over dubai! the city is a charade, a fad. you plop however many super tallbuildings you want there, but the fact is, it lacks the diversity, culture, cosmopolitan flair, and history that mark true cities such as philly, nyc, chicago, boston, etc. even LA has a more urban fabric than dubai. not to mention it's in a country/region where, all glitter and hoopla aside, is still a repressive area with a poor human rights record and a very very conservative attitude towards tolerance, women, etc. why do you think that when the economy soured, everyone started to leave? money cannot buy everything - and that includes all those things that make a real city feel like a great place to live, work, and play.

dubai is like crystal bridges (art museum funded by wal-mart heiress) trying to fit in with the Louvre, PMA or Met...it's a joke.
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