Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Midweek Blues: Looking into the Future

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They’re building a lot of new apartments in my town at the moment. Behind the blue containers the town’s highest building yet is going to rise: 20 storeys. That’s twice as tall as the highest one in the neighbourhood so far. I suspect the top of it must also change the skyline I see from my kitchen window, but I’m still having difficulties imagining quite how. “As the crow flies”,  I live about 500 m from the site (and between here and there, there is the 10 storey building, which I see the top of in winter). 

This photo was taken from the walkpath directly across the river from the building site; which gives me something else to ponder about, from photographer’s point of view: Is there an angle from where the new highrise building’s reflection will fit in the river???

We might have to wait until 2014 to find out…

Linking to Rebecca’s Midweek Blues.

10 comments:

  1. That building will be very TALL! I think our tallest building is 4 stories :)

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  2. awesome photo! love that reflection and the colors. that is a really tall building. we don't have any that tall, i think 12 is our tallest and there are 2 of those

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  3. 20 stories is reminiscent of the UK in the sixties for residential building. High-rise living was not popular in the UK and I'm pretty sure that it still isn't. Mind you the building standards and insulation (or lack of) was a major problem then. Will yours be residential or commercial?

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    1. This will be a residential building of the co-op kind, i.e. you buy the flat (and they won't be cheap!) but there is also a monthly fee/rent to pay. I really don't know who they expect to be able to afford to live there... I suppose mainly rich people who have sold a house somewhere else!

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    2. I think that is the difference between the UK and most of continental Europe: very few people who could afford it would choose to live high-rise. All the high-rise units built in the sixties were public housing.

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    3. There's a HUGE difference here between brand new high-rise buildings like this in the cities and the suburb ones from the sixties and seventies. In Sweden too the people living in high-rise units in the suburbs are primarily those who have little choice (=little money). This new building however is only about five to ten minutes walk from the town centre and with rather luxurious standard, which makes it a whole different matter. Whether high-rise buildings as tall as this one will really turn out a success in a "small city" like ours... well that still remains to be seen, though. Personally I doubt I'd really love to live on the 20th floor, even if no doubt the view will be exceptional. For now I consider myself lucky to be where I am... On the 2nd floor in a 3 storey building (and still with a bit of a view).

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  4. I'm always facinated with reflection pictures.. This one is so interesting with the blue containers.

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  5. Nice photo, I like the reflections!

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  6. High-rise blocks are out-of-fashion in this country and some have even been demolished in recent years. I suppose the cycle will come round again and we'll be folloeing your trend.

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  7. Twenty stories is too high! Her in LA too, there are luxurious apartments which cost more a month than a 3-bedroom house in another neighborhood. You are lucky to live on the second floor:) Love the blue reflection!

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