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Old Posted Nov 13, 2017, 3:55 PM
mrnyc mrnyc is offline
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Originally Posted by Spocket View Post
Okay...a few things.

Firstly, these cities are an order of magnitude more dense than anything in North America or Oceania.

Secondly, the skyscrapers that do go up are usually limited by height restrictions. As such, you can either build a campus style building/set of buildings in the city or go for a taller single structure outside of it.

Lastly, they simply can't build these things in the city centers for any number of reasons. It's very rare for them to be built in the "middle of nowhere". It's a North American and Oceanic thing to have a single civic core. In most of the world, there may be a larger core but office space is generally spread throughout the city. That being the case, new showpieces tend to act as something of anchors for new residential developments in the area.

yes, the american civic core is downtown. however, many, many american cities have more than one business hub and have offices spread around in nodes as well, although its true even those are probably more clustered together than europe. atlanta & houston are examples that come right to mind. columbus has downtown and then office buildings around the 'outer loop' for another common example. cleveland city traditionally had two downtowns and has a modern era business offices cluster on the edge of town. and of course, manhattan has downtown in the old civic core and then midtown for offices, etc, etc..

we'll have to wait and see if this st. pete tower sticking out around the bay spurs more development around the site. i can't imagine it won't.