bob75013 wrote:trueblew wrote:ArchGuy1 wrote:New York City and Chicago allow for 2000 feet, even though LaGuardia is 8 miles from Midtown Manhattan and Midway is 8 miles from Downtown Chicago.
Unlike Seattle and Boston, the typical approach paths into the NYC and Chicago airports don't cross over or next to the skyscrapers (MDW 22L and JFK 13L being the exceptions, and they have instrument approaches tailored for this).
Actually planes headed to MDW do not ever cross over or next to downtown Chicago. The typical approach to 22L starts over the lake and then heads west a bit south of Roosevelt Rd.. Then a left turn and heads to 22L. Planes are at least a mile south of downtown. I've flown this approach many, many times
MartijnNL wrote:clrd4t8koff wrote:GalaxyFlyer wrote:Possibly, it depends. Boston doesn’t need a “serious” skyscraper, anyway.
What a weird post.
What city needs a serious skyscraper?? If any it would be Boston given how densely populated the city is and lack of land. All you can do is build up.
You don't need serious skyscrapers for that. You can start by replacing older relatively low buildings by structures that have twenty to thirty floors. No need for 1,000 foot skyscrapers.
cm642 wrote:Most cities have some sort of height restrictions due to downtown/skylines proximity to airports/flight paths, Phoenix and San Diego are probably the two best examples since neither have any highrise buildings over 500 feet due to height restrictions and proximity to the flight paths.
ArchGuy1 wrote:Have there been any plans to replace Logan Airport with a new airport further from the city.
ctrabs0114 wrote:The closest site that could even come close to a "replacement" for BOS would have to be Hanscom Field (BED), but, other than charters (usually sports teams flying out or arriving into Boston), commercial flights at BED are limited to 60-seat RJs per MassPORT regulations. And even if you find a site, I'd expect NIMBY opposition to be fierce.
D L X wrote:I wish they would stop turning some of these 200 year old houses and buildings into skyscrapers.
zuckie13 wrote:GalaxyFlyer wrote:Possibly, it depends. Boston doesn’t need a “serious” skyscraper, anyway.
Of course not, it's Boston, the need a "wicked" skyscraper.
ScottB wrote:Even then the footprint of BED is half the size of Logan and the longest runway at Hanscom is 7,000 ft, vs. a couple at BOS which are 10,000. Land acquisition would be incredibly expensive as the surrounding towns (Bedford, Lexington, Concord, Lincoln) are wealthy and I think calling the opposition "fierce" is like calling World War II a minor skirmish. Just look at MA Rt. 2, which should probably be a six-lane freeway through Lincoln and Concord. Instead it's a four-lane divided road with traffic lights because a freeway would "destroy the historic character of our towns."
ctrabs0114 wrote:I couldn't think of any other area within 128 or 495 which could even come close to being a suitable alternative to BOS.
You misquoted this. I didn’t post that comment you’re replying to. MartijnNL said it:
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