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6 hours ago, markhollin said:

Renderings for San Jose's 180 Park Ave, 20 stories, office, retail, commercial (courtesy of YIMBY San Fran):

I don't think this one works.  The tall tree sticking out of the roof on the first photo just looks silly.  There's been a lot of these proposals where they're trying to blend in a modern design with thick greenery and I can appreciate the effort but in a real world scenario I suspect they'd end up spending a fortune trying to keep all of those plants healthy and attractive and if they didn't succeed the building would be an eyesore. 

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https://airwaysmag.com/airports/miami-international-airport-gets-5-billion-expansion-boost/?amp
 

MIA like BNA is also getting an expansion to their terminals and it is sorely needed. Most of the airport was built in 1959 and is becoming very capacity constrained (with the start of Emirates flying here daily there are now zero jumbo jet gates to give you an idea of how bad it is). Also american seemingly is starting to not have as insane of a monopoly with the airport as it used to have where it was one of the few airlines that flew overseas from here. Exciting times here with the airport and I hope BNA follows.

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On 3/20/2022 at 1:26 PM, BnaBreaker said:

I tend to agree.  I like the idea in principle, and appreciate them trying to find ways to make highrises more green (in more ways than one,) but I think most of the time proposals like this just end up looking like something from a post-apocalyptic movie where nature has started to reclaim the urban landscape.  

Sort of a pre-post-apocalyptic look...

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38 minutes ago, natethegreat said:

Dubai is impressive, but soulless. I felt actively uncomfortable being there.

I really enjoyed Dubai and loved how bold the architecture has become!  The only thing that was uncomfortable was the heat and it was in October!

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5 hours ago, markhollin said:

Sunny Isles Beach, FLA's  renderings for Saint Regis Residences, 62 stories, 742' and 739', 350 units total (courtesy of YIMBY Florida):

I really like it, very flashy and it's got that Miami vibe!

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Lisbon is a city I would recommend anyone visiting.  It's charm and beauty, both of the man-made and natural variety, are on an other-worldly level.  Plus, the food and wine are world class, and the people couldn't be more warm and welcoming.  And if you go, don't miss Porto either!

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I lived in the Tampa area for 19 years , drove to Miami regularly for my occupation, and although it wasn’t my favorite place, I do have to give Florida credit for its infrastructure progressiveness. Granted they don’t have obstacles like rugged terrain ( mountains) like here to contend with, but they are continually making great leaps in a lot of areas. I go down quite often to visit family, and I’m impressed with how fast things change .

This Brightline is an example that transit can be had though private companies, without putting a burden on taxes and municipalities. ROW is about all that would need assistance 

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