Best Chinese Construction Projects in Africa & Portraits of China Africa

The Ming Dynasty voyages of Chineseadmiral Zheng He and his fleet, which rounded the coast of Somalia and followed the coast down to the Mozambique Channel. The goal of those expeditions was to spreadChinese culture and signal Chinese strength. Zheng brought gifts and granted titles from the Ming emperor to the local rulers, with the aim of establishing a large number oftributary states.[3] In October 1415, Chinese explorer and admiral Zheng He reached the eastern coast of Africa and sent the first of two giraffes as gifts to the Chinese YongleEmperor.[14]

There are some other accounts that mention Chinese ships sinking near Lamu Island inKenya in 1415. Survivors are said to have settled in the island and married local women.[15][16]

Archaeologists have found Chinese porcelains made during the Tang dynasty(618-907) in Kenyan villages; however, these were believed to have been brought over byZheng He during his 15th century ocean voyages.[17] On Lamu Island off the Kenyan coast, local oral tradition maintains that 20 shipwrecked Chinese sailors, possibly part of Zheng’s fleet, washed up on shore there hundreds of years ago. Given permission to settle by local tribes after having killed a dangerous python, they converted to Islamand married local women. Now, they are believed to have just six descendants left there; in 2002, DNA tests conducted on one of the women confirmed that she was of Chinese descent. Her daughter, Mwamaka Sharifu, later received a PRC government scholarship to study traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in China.[18][19][20]

National Geographic also published an article by Frank Viviano in July 2005, he visited Pate Island during the time he stayed on Lamu, ceramic fragments had been found around Lamu which the administrative officer of the local Swahili history museum claimed were of Chinese origin, specifically from Zheng He‘s voyage to east Africa. The eyes of the Pate people resembled Chinese and Famao and Wei were some of the names among them which were speculated to be of Chinese origin. Their ancestors were said to be from indigenous women who intermarried with Chinese Ming sailors when they were shipwrecked. Two places on Pate were called “Old Shanga”, and “New Shanga”, which the Chinese sailors had named. A local guide who claimed descent from the Chinese showed Frank a graveyard made out of coral on the island, indicating that they were the graves of the Chinese sailors, which the author described as “virtually identical”, to Chinese Ming dynasty tombs, complete with “half-moon domes” and “terraced entries”.[21]

According to Melanie Yap and Daniel Leong Man in their book “Colour, Confusions and Concessions: the History of Chinese in South Africa”, Chu Ssu-pen, a Chinese mapmaker, in 1320 had southern Africa drawn on one of his maps. Ceramics found in Zimbabwe and South Africa dated back to Song dynastyChina. Some tribes to Cape Town’s north claimed descent from Chinese sailors during the 13th century, their physical appearance is similar to Chinese with paler skin and a Mandarin sounding tonal language. Their name for themselves is “abandoned people”, Awatwa in their language.[22]

China has helped Africa develop hundreds of programmes including the establishment of textile factories, hydroelectric power stations, gymnasiums, hospitals and schools. Among the most well known is the Tazara railway between Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia, which was completed in July 1976 after six years of labour by more than 50,000 Chinese workers, at a total cost of about 1bn yuan (£95m). What Africa has seen in the Chinese workers is a spirit of diligence and sacrifice.

 Self interested investments, mostly for natural resources like minerals and oil, have brought huge infrastructure improvements to many African countries, building roads and railways; expanding financial services; and providing important revenues to struggling governments.

A comprehensive Chinese-assisted treatment campaign has apparently eliminated malaria from the Comorian island of Moheli(population 36,000) — and shows worldwide potential

The Chinese are paving roads, building new schools, new mosques, new government buildings, a new airport, a center to facilitate tourism to the country and even new homes — for politicians.

  1. Modderfontein South Africa. $7 billion

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2. Lamu Port $24 billion

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3.  China has completed a 750 km electric rail way connecting Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, to the Red Sea state Djibouti. The cost of the railway is $3.6 billion

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3. Kilamba, Angola  $3.5 billion

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4. Brazzaville airport

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5. Pan African Games stadium complex $500 million

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6. Addis Ababa Metro   $475 million

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7. Africa Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa  $200 billion

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8. State Commercial Standard Bank Ethiopia

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9. Ethiopia to Sudan highway –

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10. Abidjan Stadium  60,000 Capacity stadium for Ivory Coast

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11. Mbini Bridge Equatorial Guinea (Worlds 25th longest suspension bridge)

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12. Two Rivers  Shopping Mall, Nairobi, Kenya

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White privilege was invented to discourage blacks kids from trying to succeed

White privilege was invented to discourage blacks kids from trying to succeed

After reading yesterday’s AT article “Teaching Racial Hatred” by David Deming, professor of arts and sciences at the University of Oklahoma, I realized something that had not occurred to me earlier about the goal of teaching college kids about white privilege.  Many people believe that white privilege is a tool that is used to make white Americans feel guilty about their success by claiming that the mere fact that they were born with white skin gave them an upper hand in life (especially white heterosexual males).  Once made to feel guilty, the white individuals soon begin to hate themselves for the past wrong deeds that white heterosexual men did against all American minorities (blacks, Native Americans, women…).  Although this is part of the goal for indoctrinating kids with this nonsense, I also believe that liberals have a more sinister objective.

Dr. Deming stated in his article that material from the website everydayfeminism.com is being used in seminars at the University of Oklahoma that teach kids the following:

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White privilege is described as a “magic carpet that allows you to sail over the worries of others without ever having to look down,” and white people are characterized as “lords over people of color.”

In addition, these seminars take it a step farther with the following (my emphasis):

Students are counseled to see racism everywhere by becoming aware of imaginary insults called “microaggressions.” An example of a racist microaggression is the statement “if you work hard enough, you will succeed.”   The statement is regarded as implicitly racist because it allegedly promotes the stereotype that people of color are “lazy, stupid, or incompetent.” Students are told explicitly that they will not achieve success through hard work. The only thing that accounts for success in an “unjust society” is “privilege.”

If a black kid is sitting in a college class (of all places) and is being taught that he or she cannot even attain success through hard work because success is attainable only through privilege and the only people who have privilege were born with white skin, why would the kid even try to work hard?  Why would any kid without white skin even go to college in the first place?  Why should the parents and taxpayers (taxpayers are the ones who fund student loans and education grants) spend $100K for a four-year education if the child is a minority?  I am proposing that the real objective of teaching white privilege is to destroy ambition in black kids.  These liberal college instructors are sending the message to black kids that it is a futile attempt to work hard at trying to be successful because you were unlucky to be born the wrong skin color.  Just give up and let the government take care of you.

Of course, these liberal indoctrinators never highlight any successful black people in these so-called seminars because that would not fit the narrative, and it might inspire black students to work hard.  Instead, they lie and discredit hard work and promote white privilege as a means to keep minority kids angry and feeling hopeless.  That way, the kid may possibly give up, drop out of college, and not reach his or her potential.  If that happens, the Democrats can secure more minority votes.

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After reading yesterday’s AT article “Teaching Racial Hatred” by David Deming, professor of arts and sciences at the University of Oklahoma, I realized something that had not occurred to me earlier about the goal of teaching college kids about white privilege.  Many people believe that white privilege is a tool that is used to make white Americans feel guilty about their success by claiming that the mere fact that they were born with white skin gave them an upper hand in life (especially white heterosexual males).  Once made to feel guilty, the white individuals soon begin to hate themselves for the past wrong deeds that white heterosexual men did against all American minorities (blacks, Native Americans, women…).  Although this is part of the goal for indoctrinating kids with this nonsense, I also believe that liberals have a more sinister objective.

Dr. Deming stated in his article that material from the website everydayfeminism.com is being used in seminars at the University of Oklahoma that teach kids the following:

White privilege is described as a “magic carpet that allows you to sail over the worries of others without ever having to look down,” and white people are characterized as “lords over people of color.”

In addition, these seminars take it a step farther with the following (my emphasis):

Students are counseled to see racism everywhere by becoming aware of imaginary insults called “microaggressions.” An example of a racist microaggression is the statement “if you work hard enough, you will succeed.”   The statement is regarded as implicitly racist because it allegedly promotes the stereotype that people of color are “lazy, stupid, or incompetent.” Students are told explicitly that they will not achieve success through hard work. The only thing that accounts for success in an “unjust society” is “privilege.”

If a black kid is sitting in a college class (of all places) and is being taught that he or she cannot even attain success through hard work because success is attainable only through privilege and the only people who have privilege were born with white skin, why would the kid even try to work hard?  Why would any kid without white skin even go to college in the first place?  Why should the parents and taxpayers (taxpayers are the ones who fund student loans and education grants) spend $100K for a four-year education if the child is a minority?  I am proposing that the real objective of teaching white privilege is to destroy ambition in black kids.  These liberal college instructors are sending the message to black kids that it is a futile attempt to work hard at trying to be successful because you were unlucky to be born the wrong skin color.  Just give up and let the government take care of you.

Of course, these liberal indoctrinators never highlight any successful black people in these so-called seminars because that would not fit the narrative, and it might inspire black students to work hard.  Instead, they lie and discredit hard work and promote white privilege as a means to keep minority kids angry and feeling hopeless.  That way, the kid may possibly give up, drop out of college, and not reach his or her potential.  If that happens, the Democrats can secure more minority votes.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/03/white_privilege_was_invented_to_discourage_blacks_kids_from_trying_to_succeed.html#ixzz3pbviBzP2
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African wealth

is now home to more than 160,000 people with personal fortunes worth in excess of $1m (£642,000), a twofold increase in the number of wealthy individuals since the turn of the century that highlights the problem of deepening inequality as some of the world’s poorest nations register strong economic growth.

The combined wealth holdings of high-net-worth individuals – those with net assets of $1m or more – in Africa totalled $660bn at the end of 2014, according to a report by New World Wealth, a South African market research firm.

Meanwhile, the number of poor people in Africa – defined as those living on less than $1.25 a day – increased from 411.3 million in 2010 to 415.8 millon in 2011, World Bank data shows.

By 2024, the number of African millionaires is expected to rise 45%, to approximately 234,000, according to the report.

During the past 14 years, the number of high-net-worth individuals in Africa has grown by 145%. The rate for the Middle East over the same period was 136%, while in Latin America it was 278%. The global average was 73%.

The report said that by the end of 2014, the number of people worldwide worth more than $1m had reached 13 million with a combined worth of $66tn, although the number of millionaires can vary depending on what assets are included and different methods have produced different figures. New World Wealth, for example, do not include primary residences when assessing wealth or net assets.

The World Bank has forecast an average of 5.5% economic growth for sub-Saharan Africa over the next year, though it warned that “extreme poverty remains high across the region”.

Nick Dearden, director of the advocacy group Global Justice Now, said the report shows deepening inequality across the continent. “It’s no wonder that rich individuals in Africa are getting richer, because we’re seeing a form of ‘development’ … which hugely benefits the wealthy but makes the lives of the poor even harder. Aid money, trade agreements and corporate ‘investment’ pushed by Britain are locking countries into a form of growth which is all about making the rich even more rich and the poor even more poor.”

Mauritius has the wealthiest individuals in Africa, with average per-capita wealth of $21,470, according to the report. The rankings show that people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are the poorest, at $230 a person.

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To put Africa’s wealth into context: the global average wealth per capita is $27,600, with top-ranking countries such as Switzerland and Australia boasting per-capita wealth of more than $200,000.

“Over the last year there’s been very strong growth in places like Mozambique, Zambia and Tanzania. Going forward, we expect Mozambique to continue to be the fastest growing market for high-net-worth individuals in percentage growth terms. So I’d say that Mozambique stands out in this report,” said Andrew Amoils, head of research at New World Wealth.

Angola, where per-capita wealth rose from $620 a person in 2000 to $3,920 in 2014, recorded the highest growth over the 14-year period analysed.

In Zimbabwe, the worst performing country, wealth per capita dropped from $630 a person in 2000 to $550 a person in 2014. Zimbabweans have until September to turn in their Zimbabwean dollars before the currency is discarded.

The southern African country was one of the wealthiest countries in sub-Saharan Africa on a wealth-per-capita basis, said the report’s authors, but the country is now bottom of the rankings. They also note that while other low-ranked countries on the list such as Libya and Tunisia have been affected by uprisings and political instability, Zimbabwe remains under the same leadership.

The study identifies erosion of ownership rights in Zimbabwe, ongoing political intimidation, election fixing and investor confusion arising from the banning of the independent media in the early 2000s as key reasons for the country’s poor performance.

South Africa is home to the highest number of millionaires on the continent at 46,800 in 2014. Egypt comes in second with more than 20,000, followed by Nigeria in third place.

Amoils said African economies benefit from rich citizens: “A lot of [high-net-worth individuals] keep their wealth locally, so normally, for most African countries, it’s between 50% and 70% local wealth. There’s lots of advantages because a lot of [these individuals] are business owners and a lot of them start businesses even if they are in corporate environments..”

Dearden said: “From Nigeria to Mozambique you can see poverty rising at the same time as rapid growth. What does this mean? The growth is being gobbled up by the super-rich and transnational capital. And that means ordinary people, by comparison, find their lives even more impoverished.

“It could be different: with decent government spending on public services, progressive taxation, regulation to control capital and regional trading relationships to wean countries off dependency on western markets.”

Sector breakdown of African individuals worth $1m or more

  •  Angola: 41% in oil and gas, 13% in financial services, 12% in real estate and construction, 8% in basic materials, 6% in transport.
  • Ghana: 24% in financial services, 16% in real estate and construction, 13% in fast-moving consumer goods, 10% in basic materials, 7% in retail.
  • Kenya: 19% in real estate and construction, 18% in financial services, 10% in manufacturing.
  • South Africa: 20% in financial services, 16% in real estate and construction, 14% in basic materials, 8% retail.
  • Nigeria: 24% oil & gas, 16% basic materials, 13% transport, 10% financial services.
  • Zambia: 22% in basic materials, 16% real estate and construction, 12% financial services, 9% transport.

Highest paying subjects for professors

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Traditionally, Assistant Professor has been the usual entry-level rank for faculty on the “tenure track“, although this depends on the institution and the field. Then, promotion to the rank of Associate Professor usually indicates that a tenure-track professor has been granted tenure at the institution. Those hired as Assistant Professors on a traditional tenure track will usually attain the rank of Associate after six to a maximum of eight years, or their employment will be terminated at most universities (so-called “up or out”). It is usually another six to ten years before an Associate Professor can be considered for promotion to “full” Professor.

Traditionally for “professional” fields such as law, medicine, business, or engineering – and lately expanding to others – faculty types can also include Clinical Professor or Professor of Practice. These ranks are generally not tenure-track and emphasize professional practice knowledge/skills rather than scholarly research. Likewise for the less-common title of Teaching Professor, which is not limited to professional fields. Recently, some institutions have created separate tenure tracks for such positions, which may also be given other names such as “lecturer with security of employment”.[1]

Other faculty who are not on the tenure track in the U.S. are often classified as Lecturers(or more advanced Senior Lecturers ) orInstructors, who may teach full-time or have some administrative duties, but have no research obligations (essentially the opposite of “research-only” faculty (or “research-only staff,” which has no true counterpart because teaching positions are almost always “faculty” – except for student-assistantships), which also come in various forms and may be either tenure-track or not. Both Lecturers and Instructors typically hold advanced graduate/professional degrees. The term “professor” as a common noun – as well as “Prof.” as a prenominal form of address – may be used for persons holding any kind of faculty position; however, the prenominal title of “Dr.” is reserved exclusively for those who have obtained doctoral degrees (typically a Ph.D., in academia, in contrast to the more common use of “Dr.” in the general public for physicians holding an MD/DO). In academic medicine, Instructor usually denotes someone who has completed residency, fellowship, or other post-doctoral (MD/DO) training but who is not tenure-track faculty.

Any faculty title preceded with the qualifier“Adjunct” theoretically denotes part-time status (usually less than half-time). Adjunct faculty may have primary employment elsewhere (either another school, or as a practicing professional), though in today’s saturated academic market many doctorate-holders seek to earn a living from several adjunct jobs (to the advantage of institutions, which do not typically offer such faculty retirement/health benefits or long-term contracts).

Highest paying school districts for first time teachers

#1. Katonah-Lewisboro School District, Katonah, NY ($84,407)

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If you ever wondered if a teacher could really make a good salary, head north of Long Island, New York.  This area has some of the best paid school districts in the nation.  In fact, the salaries are so competitive in the region that it was difficult to come up with the top ranked district.  Katonah-Lewisboro School District made the cut due to overall cost of living as compared to wages and opportunity for employment.  This district has just over 3,000 students and only three elementary schools, one middle and one high school. .

#2. North Slope Borough School District, Barrow, AK ($55,729)

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If hiking and lots of snow is your thing, then you will be making the most of your breaks as a first year teacher in a district that pays its beginning teachers over $10,000 above the state average for first year teachers.  Alaska might be a bit far flung for some but given the natural beauty and outdoor opportunities it is doubtful you will be bored.  If you are wondering where the North Slope Borough school district is, put your education to good use and test your orienteering skills.  Here are the coordinates: 71.2956° N, 156.7664° W

#3. Palo Alto Unified School District, Palo Alto, CA ($57,084)

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Silicon Valley is not a cheap place to live.  Thankfully, the Palo Alto Unified School District pays over $10,000 above the state average for first year teachers who hold a bachelor’s degree.  PAUSD currently has twelve elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools.  The average SAT scores for a high school student in this district range from 100 to 200 points above the national average.  Even without the higher pay standard, this makes PAUSD a district that many first year teachers will find appealing.  Palo Alto is perfectly placed between two major metropolitan areas, San Jose and San Francisco.  This gives residents plenty of options for air travel at competitive rates.  There is of course the Pacific Ocean at your door step and northern California forest options nearby.

#4. Nantucket Public Schools, Nantucket, MA ($54,646)

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For a unique first teaching assignment, one might look into Nantucket Public Schools.  The three public schools: one elementary, one middle and one high school, serve the 1,300 children who live on this small island thirty miles south of Cape Cod.  As the principal of Nantucket High School states, “The island is our campus.”  As a National Historic Landmark District, Nantucket Island itself provides an environmental, architectural, and historical education that few outside that setting could imagine.  Along with the unique educational opportunities and the beauty of the Island, a first year teacher can earn $14,000 more starting his or her career on the Island than in other parts of the state.

#5. Greenwich Public Schools, Greenwich, CT ($53,645)

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Greenwich is a quick train ride from New York City and several other major eastern cities.  Though the cost of living in this beautiful community is nearly double the U.S. average, a starting salary in the mid $50,000 range helps cushion the blow.  Additionally a college attendance rate in the high 90’s and a preschool participation of 97% mean that educational excellence is paramount for this district.  Greenwich is a a perfect place for those who want to live near New York city but would rather not pay the cost of living prices of that large metropolis.

6. Mansfield ISD 53,000

#6. Newark Public Schools, Newark, NJ ($52,273)

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Located just west of New York City, Newark, New Jersey is a city that has faced many challenges over the past years but which finds itself as an up and coming city with strategic plans to better its educational institutions.  Newark Public Schools are some of the oldest in the Nation dating back to 1676.  The rich history and ethnic diversity of this community will prove to be a positive environment for first year teachers committed to the education of all children.

#7. Southwest Independent School District, San Antonio, TX ($50,452)

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Deep in the heart of Texas is a sleepy little town of almost two million people which is home to eighteen school districts and the NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs.  Voted the most visited city in Texas by a number of travel sites including Travelocity and Expedia, San Antonio is also home to the Southwest Independent School District where first year teachers will make over $15,000 above the state average. *This is a corrected post.

#8. Brentwood School District, Brentwood, MO ($49,380)

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Brentwood Missouri, home of the Brentwood School District, is an inner ring suburb of St. Louis.  This small Missouri suburb boasts outstanding schools with two of the 5 schools receiving the National Blue Ribbon award.  In addition to strong schools, the immediate area offers parks, an ice rink and an aquatic center to meet your recreational needs, not to mention all of the perks of living close to a major city like St. Louis.

#9. Laramie County School District, Cheyenne, WY ($48,132)

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Cheyenne WY is a mere hour and forty minute drive from Denver which can come in handy if you want a more affordable airport to fly into your new home out on the range.  LCS is divided into triads with a central, eastern and southern triad.  There are twenty seven elementary schools, three middle schools and four high schools.  Given the natural beauty of this area anyone who loves the outdoors will be happy to know that you can do so in one of the highest paying school districts in the west.

#10. Alexandria Public Schools, Alexandria, VA ($47,241)

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It should come as no surprise that another Washington DC area school district ranks among the top paying school districts in the country.  This district is made up of twelve elementary schools, two K-8 academies, two middle schools and two high schools, including the famous TC Williams high school memorialized by the movie Remember the Titans.  Given the district’s proximity to our nation’s capital and the center of the South,  there will definitely be many ways to spend the above average salary a first year teacher can make in the state of Virginia.

#11. Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD ($47,106)

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As a metropolitan area of both Washington D.C. and Baltimore, MD, residents of Montgomery County have access to the perks of two of the country’s most influential cities.  Montgomery County’s Public School district is the largest in Maryland with over 140,000 students in 200 schools.   Named the tenth wealthiest county in the U.S., Montgomery County school district has access to significant resources, making it one of the best funded school districts in a state that has ranked number one on Education Week’s report card for five years in a row.

Best skylines in America

1.New York City, New York 7 and 7 under construction

New York has 4 downtowns. Midtown, Lower Manhattan, Downtown Brooklyn, Downtown, Queens

Tallest building height 1,792

Average height of 5 tallest buildings – 1392

Total skyscrapers – 242

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Midtown (Downtown) Manhattan

Lower Manhattan

Brooklyn

Queens

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Newark, New Jersey

Jersey, New Jersey

White Plains, New York

Paterson, New Jersey

Elizabeth, New Jersey

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Stamford, Connecticut

Bridgeport, Connecticut

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New York Real Estate Market trend to 2020

Slower-than-average income growth in New York is expected to contribute to sluggish gains in the city’s home prices, according to Moody’s Analytics.

3.9% growth with big dip to 1% in 2017

2. Chicago, Illinois 5

Average height of 5 tallest buildings 1,221

Tallest building height – 1,454

Total skyscrapers-116

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Downtown

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Tallest new Building – Wanda Vista Tower 1,186

Chicago’s population actually declined last year, so housing demand is weaker (and price growth forecasts are softer) than in many other metro areas, notes Sarah Crane, a regional analyst at Moody’s Analytics.

5% with big dip to 1.5% in 2017

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Des Plaines- Rosemont, Illinois

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Gary, Indiana

 

3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia 1 new Supertall

Average height of 5 tallest builings 936 feet

Tallest building height 1,200 feet

Tallest New building – The Comcast Technology and Innovation Center 1,121 feet 2018

4. Los Angeles, California 2

1 New Supertall

Average height of 5 tallest buildings 894

Tallest building Height 1,100

Los Angeles has 2 downtowns

Number of skyscrapers – 25

Downtown

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Tallest new building – Wilshire Grand Center 1,100

Century City

 

Suburban skyline

Long Beach, California

Riverside, California

 

Irvine, California

Glendale, California

Burbank

4.1% Percent Growth

After a construction decline, demand is still outpacing supply in Los Angeles, pushing prices upward for the next few years, Moody’s Analytics finds.

5. Atlanta, Georgia 1

Atlanta has three downtowns and the tallest building outside New York and Chicago

Tallest building is 1,023 feet

Average height of 5 tallest buildings – 841

Number of skyscrapers – 16

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Tallest new skyscraper- 98 14th Street 920 feet

Downtown

Midtown

Buckhead

Cumberland

Suburban skylines – Sandy Springs

 

4.8% Growth dip to 1.4 in 2017

Job growth and the emergence of new households are expected to give Atlanta’s housing market a steady boost over the next few years.

6. Houston, Texas 1

Houston has two downtowns and the tallest out of downtown skyscraper

Average  height of 5 tallest buildings – 887 feet

Height of tallest buildings – 1002 feet

Amount of skyscrapers – 34

Downtown

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Tallest new building – 609 Main at Texas 757 feet

Uptown

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Houston

Texas Medical City

Energy Corridor

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The Woodlands

Sugarland

Galveston

 

0.9% Growth with a strong dip in 2017

Blame plunging oil prices for Houston’s soft 2016 forecast, the weakest among the top 20 cities. The local economy is closely tied to the energy industry, so when crude is weak, so are home values.

 

7. Miami, Florida

Tallest building-

Number of Skyscrapers  -31

Tallest New Building- Panorama Tower 868 (Will be new Tallest building in the City)

Nearby city or suburban skyline

Miami Beach

 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Kendall, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

An overheated market and shrinking buyer pool are projected to push the South Florida housing market into the red in the next few years, Moody’s Analytics says. As Miami’s foreclosed homes finally come back onto the market, they may further soften prices.

Less than .1% Growth in 2017 will only come to 1%

8. Dallas, Texas

Tallest building-

Number of skyscrapers – 21

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New Tallest Tower – Bleu Ciel 335 feet

Uptown

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Suburban skylines

Fort Worth

Irving

Richardson

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Addison

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Arlington, Texas

Dallas Real Estate Market Forecast

Dallas is less reliant on oil prices than other Texas cities, and has been booming recently because of an influx of jobs in financial services and other industries. But urban sprawl will likely keep a lid on home price growth over the next few years, Moody’s Analytics suggests.

Growth of 3.5% to A  dip to 1% in 2017 will come back to 3% in 2020

 

9.San Francisco, California 1 under construction

Number of skyscrapers – 21

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New Tallest building – Salesforce Tower 1,070 feet

Oakland, California

The Bay Area’s surging home prices come from a spike in demand from workers in the tech industry, coupled with zoning resitrctions that limit housing supply, Moody’s Analytics finds.

7% to a dip of 3% in 2017

10. Seattle

Number of Skyscrapers-16

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Suburban skylines

Bellevue, Washington

Tacoma, Washington

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8.3% Growth to 5% Growth in 2017

With home values almost back to pre-crash peaks, expect a continued rebound in 2016 driven by rising incomes, new households, and job growth in a range of industries.

11. Charlotte, North Carolina

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12. Minneapolis, Minnesota

Other skylines

Saint Paul

13. Cleveland, Ohio

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14. Denver, Colorado

Denver

15. Boston, Massachussetts

16. Austin, Texas

New Tallest Tower – The Independant 690 feet

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17. Detroit, Michigan

Suburban skyline

Southfield, Michigan

Troy, Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan

18. Saint Louis, Missouri

Suburban skyline

Clayton, Missouri

19. Indianapolis, Indiana

20. Columbus, Ohio

21. Pittsburgh

22. Kansas City, Missouri

Overland Park, Kansas

23. Cincinnati, Ohio

24. Nashville, Tennessee

25. Washington, D.C area

Arlington, Virginia

Bethesda, Maryland

Silver Springs, Maryland

Reston, Virginia

Tyson’s Corner

Alexandria

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26. Phoenix

Tempe, Arizona

Cape Town to Cairo highway

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The Cape to Cairo Road or Pan-African Highway, sometimes called the Great North Road in sub-Saharan Africa, was a proposed road that would stretch the length of Africa, from Cape Town to Cairo, through the Cape to Cairo Red Lineof British colonies. The proposal was similar to the Cape to Cairo Railway, another proposed infrastructure project through the same colonies. Neither were completed before British colonial rule ended in the colonies.

In the 1980s the plan was revived with modifications as the Cairo–Cape Town Highway, known as Trans-African Highway 4, in the transcontinental roadnetwork being developed by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Development Bank (ADB), and the African Union, as part of the Trans-African Highway network. If finished it will be the third longest highway in the world after Highway 1 in Ausrtralia and the Pan American highway in the Americas

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