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In 25 years, which city's skyline do you think your's will resemble?

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I don't expect Murfreesboro to change much in terms of height, unless the city really starts to invest in the built environment by building apartments, condos, retail, infill developments downtown and not farther out. The city has recently hired a consulting agency to help in this area (which is long overdue). The market and infrastructure has to be there for skyscrapers (for our city probably 15-30 stories maximum). I would rather see a cluster of commercial, residential, hotel, low to mid-rises similar to Manufacturers Rd./Market Street (Chattanooga) or Biltmore Avenue/Downtown (Asheville) to fill in those surface lots first before the city decides to go vertical. 

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Especially considering how much Nashville has changed and is still changing. I don't think back then that any of us could have foreseen what is going on now. 

Edited by TNinVB

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On 5/1/2006 at 6:10 PM, krazeeboi said:

 

 

Actually, I think it might only take 10-15 years for Atlanta to start resembling present-day Houston. In 25 years though, I wouldn't be surprised to see Atlanta beginning to resemble Chicago, seriously--if the gaps between downtown, midtown, and Buckhead get filled in.

I think this has actually occurred 10 years later. Atlanta is beginning to look like Chicago actually. A view from Howell Mill, is a never ending expanse of cranes and highrises. 

While Charlotte has continued to beef up uptown to the density approaching a Boston, potentially being even larger in the next decade. 

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On ‎5‎/‎1‎/‎2006 at 1:19 AM, CapeFearRiver10 said:

This is my opinon of NC major cities will look like 25 years from now.

 

1. Asheville will look like a smaller Pheonix, AZ

 

2. Winston-Salem will soon look similiar to Oklahoma City, OK.

 

3. Greensboro will look like Omaha, NE.

 

4. Durham turns into Tulsa, OK.

 

5. Raleigh will look similiar to Birmingham, AL

 

6. Fayetteville will look like Jackson, MS.

 

7. Wilmington will soon look like Wilmington, DE.

 

8. High Point becomes mirror image of Lynchburg, VA.

 

9. Southern Pines could like Rockford, IL.

 

I came up with thes projections because I feel 25 years from now 15.5 to 16.5 million people will be living in NC.

Man I was trippin back then lol

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On 12/4/2016 at 3:15 PM, CarolinaDaydreamin said:

While Charlotte has continued to beef up uptown to the density approaching a Boston, potentially being even larger in the next decade. 

Uptown Charlotte is certainly densifying at a nice clip, but a Boston comparison is a stretch IMO. Denver is probably a better point of comparison.

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On 9/18/2016 at 7:05 PM, Nashtitans said:

Kinda trippy when you go back and look at the responses

Was just reading back through this and yep.  :lol: Most of us were way, WAY too big in our projections. Perhaps a combination of thinking 25 years is longer than it really is and that building tall buildings is easier than it really is?  We're at about the half way point for the prediction time period. None of us could have predicted the Great Recession, but even then, most of us were going too big. My hometown of Greenville has seen a TON of development this decade, but it's all been low rise stuff. My prediciton for it was Raleigh or Birmingham (of 2006) but we'd have to have a rash of new tallests to emerge and heck, we haven't had a new tallest in 50 years! Part of my prediciton was based on several taller buidings proposed back then (including a new tallest) but all of them died with the GR. We're having a lot of infill and the downtown footprint has grown significantly though, and if we ever get the County Square project, and a couple new tallest building concepts to pan out Greenville's "skyline" will start to grow more. 

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