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Old Posted Jan 20, 2020, 6:07 PM
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more Buckhead Atlanta plus dowtown/midtown Atlanta on theright:

Buckhead (left) and Midtown/Downtown Skylines, Atlanta from Galleria/Cumberland (Cobb County) by Todd Jacobson, on Flickr
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2020, 6:09 PM
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I've always appreciated that Atlanta's skyscrapers are refreshingly free of postmodernism. John Portman was an underrated genius
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slighly OT, but it's totally comical to me how suburban highrise Canadian housing developments are marketed, compared to suburban midrises you see in the US.

Let's compare the websites for new condos in Surrey, BC with those in Gresham, OR (suburbs of Vancouver/portland respectively)

Park George in Surry, BC (two 30-40 story developments, 350 units each)

https://www.parkgeorge.com/

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compare to Gresham - two new development totalling 700 units next to light rail, 6 stories or so woodframe



Press release-note difference in phrasing and tone

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...300890740.html



Context matters.

Firstly, more than half the population of metro Vancouver are a visible minority and of that the vast majority are of Asian descent. It would not surprise me in the slightest if more than a few of the people that work in the marketing department at Concord Pacific were non native English speakers.



Secondly, Surrey is the largest and fastest growing suburb in metro Vancouver with aspirations of a true downtown core that will serve as the business centre for all the suburbs south of the Fraser. Gresham doesn't seem to be nearly as ambitous.

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I've always appreciated that Atlanta's skyscrapers are refreshingly free of postmodernism. John Portman was an underrated genius

Eh? Four out of Atlanta's five tallest towers are PoMo. It's probably the most Postmodern skyline in the US.



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Old Posted Jan 20, 2020, 8:42 PM
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Portman was a ‘Neo-futurist’, basically the opposite of postmodernism

You won’t see anything deliberately anachronistic in his work

postmodern (anachronistic, cheesy columns at top 'evoking' classical architecture)



John Portman (looks like architecture from blade runner):

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PS the most pomo skyline in the US is Dallas
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Of those 5, only the SunTrust Plaza tower is a John Portman though, and certainly falls under the umbrella of Postmodernism. The other 3 have a lot of historical reference meanwhile, though a much more toned down take on it (no over-the-top neon coloured columns, for example).

(This isn't a bad thing btw. I think Atlanta has a very handsome skyline, and PoMo has seen a big rise in appreciation as well as revival in recent years)
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PS the most pomo skyline in the US is Dallas

dallas is more modern to me. correct me if i'm wrong, but i can only think of chase, comerica and trammel crow (at least of the taller ones)
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The Atlanta skyline is dominated by post-modern towers in a way few other big US skylines are.
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depends on what you mean by postmodern

yes, they are architecturally after modernism

no, the buildings don't look like the ATT building or PPG place in pittsburgh.

eg no columns, turrets, castles, chateau roofs, etc

very little of this in Atlanta:



or this



or this



atlanta's 1980s and 1990s scrapers are more neo-futurist (thanks to portman)
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Oxford Properties Launches 'Canada's Largest Development in History' at SquareOne in Mississauga

https://urbantoronto.ca/news/2020/01...ne-mississauga





this area already has alot of other development already going on so the news today will create a whole new level of density.
here is how the area is coming along, with dozen more towers to comes.







https://urbantoronto.ca/forum/thread....25827/page-15

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A cool shot of the Brentwood Skyline in Burnaby.


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The unique suburban skyline of Sunny Isles Beach with more 600+ footers than most big cities. More of a "resort town" than a "suburb"
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[QUOTE=dave8721;8817920]The unique suburban skyline of Sunny Isles Beach with more 600+ footers than most big cities. More of a "resort town" than a "suburb"


Fortunately they have tall buildings - it will be easy to convert the entrances to boat docks at a later date
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Sandy Springs in the foreground, Buckhead in the middle, Midtown/Downtown Atlanta in the back.

Sandy Springs is growing with State Farm and Mercedes Benz HQ.

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Coquitlam in Metro Vancouver, just unveiled plans for an urban centre

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Another addition to New Westminster's (satellite city of Vancouver) existing skyline

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Massive redevelopment proposed to replace Amazon warehouse in New Westminster
Kenneth Chan | Mar 4 2020


February 2020 artistic rendering of Sapperton Green at 97 Braid Street, New Westminster. (Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership / QuadReal Properties)


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https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/sapp...ew-westminster
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