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Old 07-16-2012, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Conroe, TX
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I'm trying to accumulate a list from local residents of different cities of their top 5 favorite high rises. I'd love for you to list them. Please include at least the address or name and a photo if available (unless someone has already posted by the time you put your vote in)

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Old 07-16-2012, 04:23 PM
 
Location: 30080
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I mean, there really aren't that many lol...unless you want to count the condos.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Conroe, TX
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I mean, there really aren't that many lol...unless you want to count the condos.
Use does not matter, just height
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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1) Bank of America Tower
2) SunTrust Plaza
3) 191 Peachtree
4) One Atlantic Center
5) The Mansion of Peachtree
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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1. One Atlantic Center (1201 W Peachtree St) the first skyscraper in midtown(back then, on a mostly isolated block of old homes), built with stunning gothic elements and a grand lobby.
2. 191 Peachtree St - a beautiful modern skyscraper retaining classical elements (echoes the belvederes of the Ponce building a few blocks north), hard to imagine our skyline did not always have this.
3. The Candler Bldg (127 Peachtree St) - nearly over the top elegance, the heart of atlanta
4. The Healey (57 Forsyth St) - its lobby is incredibly gorgeous, something you'd see in NY or Chicago. Converted to condos.
5. 1180 Peachtree St - has many "green" features, and creates a stunning canvas for reflecting our stunning sunrises/sunsets.

I do like the more modern architectural styles like the Sovereign in Buckhead, but have not been inside the bldgs enough to get an overall feel of how the exterior translates to the interior. Atlanta has a good mix of old/new, but I wish the trend towards the bland "steel/glass" mid-rise Novaris-type bldgs would try to be a bit more daring.

Funny no one has mentioned the Westin downtown, as it is probably the most recognizable part of our skyline. For me the new shade of windows doesn't give it the same impact as when it was the bluish-silver. Crazy to think that the blue Polaris spaceship used to be the tallest bldg in ATL, and now you can only catch a glimpse of it.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Atlanta's Flatiron Building.
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:05 AM
 
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1. Westin Peachtree
2. BofA Tower
3. 1180 Peachtree
4. Sovereign in Buckhead
5. Hyatt Atlanta (one of my favorites back in the 80's, though not as noticible now)
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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1. Westin Peachtree Plaza: Back in the 1980's I stayed here on a trip. It was the first real skyscraper I had ever seen and been inside, and so it has a special place in my heart. An Atlanta landmark.
2. 191 Peachtree: Very cool blending of post-modern and classic with a great lobby.
3. SunTrust Plaza: I love crown of this one. I think the massing of blocks is really cool. I especially like it at night.
4. Flatiron/English American Building: Beautiful old-school building. This one is five years older than the more famous version in New York.
5. Bank of America: This one probably stands out the most b/c of the height and its location between downtown and midtown. I really like the building itself, but the crown isn't quite right, IMO.
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