Oakland is two miles closer to SF compared to Newark and NYC. Does not sound like much in itself but it also has better transit links.
I don't think this is likely. Someone good at math (that would not be me) could probably figure this out. Standing on the Hudson shore, you are looking up at the ridge in NJ which is something like 170 feet high. Beyond that you are looking for something that is nine miles beyond that, plus you're looking past the Jersey City towers.
Newarkguy I feel your pain. The USA grant tower was the closest thing we ever would of had to that. Though I think there are height regulations due to the close proximity to the airport so a 1800 ft. tower is completely out of the question anyway. Although I dont see why a 800 ft. tower couldnt happen. Im pretty sure if soma builds that 42 story tower, it will probably be over 600 maybe up to 700 feet, which would be nice.
Oh never knew that thanks. But what I want to see more than a extremely tall skyscraper is a neighborhood in Newark similar to restaurants row in New York. I was there last night and the restaurants, the people..the ambiance in general was something that you cant find anywhere else.
You guys definitely have big dreams for Newark, I can certainly respect that.
A restaurant row in Newark imo would almost have to be on St. James, or maybe Halsey. A lot of what makes restaurant row ambiance (to me anyway) is that it's comprised of 19th and Early 20th century buildings. I don't think you could get that feeling with modern construction. Maybe in Asia.
DC's worse. And for a city under 300K the skyline isn't that short. Just not too impressive. Maybe it has height restrictions that isn't well known. It doesn't need a supertall that's for sure.
Halsey street is perfect. But understand if you were to add more brownstones and a few more skyscrapers, it would be perfect. It doesnt have to be exactly like NYC's just something similar. And I couldn't see Asia having a restaurants row. Although cities like Tokyo and Bangkok have these tights streets that would be perfect to put a ton of restaurants, they're missing the brownstones which are crucial to recreating the ambiance. At least in my opinion.
c'mon, jersey city is a prime example that emphasizes just how short Newarks skyline is. The thought that Jersey City isn't even the biggest city in NJ and has a skyline with more skyscrapers than Newark over 500ft just disgusts me. How does it look that two cities Atlantic city and Jersey City harbor the tallest buildings in the state but not Newark which has the potential to be a much better city? I want Newark to have more of a identity..to stand out..and one of the ways to do that is to add supertall skycrapers.