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Old Posted Mar 25, 2017, 12:05 AM
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The U.S. Apartment Boom, Measured in Construction Cranes

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Of 12 major U.S. metro areas, Chicago has the most cranes working on residential construction projects. Seattle comes in second.

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Old Posted Mar 25, 2017, 12:23 AM
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no way there are only 6 residential projects going on in New York right now. What is the source of the data?
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Old Posted Mar 25, 2017, 12:36 AM
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no way there are only 6 residential projects going on in New York right now. What is the source of the data?
The source of the data is on the image (intentionally included so no one would have to ask but, naturally, someone still did) and the conduit for it was the Wall Street Journal that should know what's happening in its own city. For further info you might click through to the article.

The source is apparently a "Global property and construction practice specializing in cost consultancy, project management and advisory services." They claim to be "renowned: from the early days of pioneering quantity surveying, to landmark projects such as the Sydney Opera House, HSBC Headquarters Building in Hong Kong, the 2012 London Olympic Games and CityCenter in Las Vegas."
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Old Posted Mar 25, 2017, 12:39 AM
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I thought they where talking about cranes.



Which is endangered and would make sense for NY to have 21 of them in a zoo somewhere or a lab.

But 21 tower cranes in NY???

Hudson Yards alone has over 10 within the area and proxy neighborhoods.

From the CTBUH. A lot of these come with cranes.

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no way there are only 6 residential projects going on in New York right now. What is the source of the data?
I pass by more than six highrise construction sites just by walking from my subway stop to work. I suspect the numbers are garbage.

I mean, how many cranes are up in Long Island City or Hudson Yards alone? Has to be dozens in either neighborhood.

And Philly, Miami, and LA have zero? Seriously? Is this Breitbart news?
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Old Posted Mar 25, 2017, 12:51 AM
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I'm surprised Miami wasn't added to that chart. I mean, Miami has been full of those dotting the skyline. Look at any pics of the skyline, and its hard to miss them.
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Old Posted Mar 25, 2017, 12:58 AM
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I mean, how many cranes are up in Long Island City or Hudson Yards alone? Has to be dozens in either neighborhood.
A lot. And there are tons more hidden in between the canyons in Manhattan. Essex Crossing, Riverside Center (aka waterline), DoBro, Greenpoint's new tallest, One Seaport, 57th Street super talls, and it goes on. Even by JFK, there building a new tallest in I believe Sheepshead.

Just two neighborhoods. LIC + HY. In LIC, some are obscured by the towers or skyline mass. If we do a 360 of Hudson Yards, more could be seen.


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Old Posted Mar 25, 2017, 1:21 AM
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I'm surprised Miami wasn't added to that chart. I mean, Miami has been full of those dotting the skyline. Look at any pics of the skyline, and its hard to miss them.
Perhaps because the title of this thread was "US Apartment Boom" and Miami builds condos not Apartment buildings for the most part hence the omission?

There are currently 25 residential highrises U/C according to the CTBUH.
http://www.skyscrapercenter.com/comp...t=Show+Results
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Old Posted Mar 25, 2017, 1:27 AM
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Can't be lol. Condos are a form of residential. Just like if there was a skyscraper full of co-op's and it required a crane. My biggest complain is the figure in the parentheses.
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New York is dying. Poor backwater, only 6 residential cranes...
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I even think the number for Chicago in Nov 2015 is off. Yes there has been a steady increase since the recession but Chicago was building a lot of high rises even then
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Perhaps because the title of this thread was "US Apartment Boom" and Miami builds condos not Apartment buildings for the most part hence the omission?

There are currently 25 residential highrises U/C according to the CTBUH.
http://www.skyscrapercenter.com/comp...t=Show+Results
Even if its apartments rather than condos Miami still has tons (Panorama and Solitaire most notably but also all the Melo projects and all the random west Brickell towers...).

Cranes? In Miami? nah (just Miami Central and Miami World Center in the middle of the pic would be enough to push it up the chart)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/emototech/32950619746

Off to the right, out of the picture above:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sacori...cs/33457647572


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Lol...there's like 20 construction cranes in Midtown Atlanta alone....nevermind Buckhead, Downtown, and the inner neighborhoods.

Like all of the big 4 southern metros are left out. I mean, I remember reading somewhere Dallas metro currently has 45k apartments literally under construction right now.
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Old Posted Mar 25, 2017, 3:54 AM
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Apparently, there are 0 cranes working on residential projects in Los Angeles guys. Clearly, this data is correct.
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I was going to jump in and say that the list was obviously and blatantly wrong in so many ways. But I see that point has been made already. What a joke. Fake news.
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Seattle wins so you might think I'd at least hem and haw. But it's complete BS.
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Old Posted Mar 25, 2017, 2:19 PM
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Garbage data.

Garbage thread.
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What a BS list. Anyone seen a picture of Midtown Atlanta over the past 6 months? And yeah, every other city listed in the complaint comments. Long Island City alone has nearly a dozen.
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2017, 4:36 AM
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While it's certainly BS, Seattle is certainly among the leaders, particularly among greater downtown areas. We have something like 25 or 30 in greater Downtown.

This has been going on since the boom got going in late 2010. In fact, if the average crane is onsite maybe 16-20 months, and accounting for a bit of refurbishment between each job, a lot of cranes are on their fourth or even fifth project in the current boom.
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