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Old 01-18-2015, 12:03 PM
 
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Pittsburgh skyline is too small...it's aesthetically pleasing to look at nice, but it's small. Atlanta's skyline runs circles around it as far as massiveness.
It's all about aesthetics, not size. Pittsburgh was a recent fill-in for Gotham City in the last Batman movie.

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It takes roughly a minute to pass by the entire Pittsburgh skyline. It took me 5 minutes last night with a relatively traffic free time to drive from the North end of Midtown to the I-20(southern end of Downtown). That alone shows you the massiveness of Atlanta's central skyline which feels gigantic from the freeway. Most downtowns in the country only take you around 1 minute to fully pass both end of the skyline. It doesn't help when Atlanta is building 7-8 highrise projects in the Midtown core alone every year while Pittsburgh remains relatively stagnant so Atlanta continue to leave the city behind in the skyline department.
There's a lot of space and Atlanta's skyline is spread out along Peachtree with noticeable gaps. Spiderman would have a tough time getting around Atlanta. He'd have to take a cab every so often.

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Why are you linking a city guide when we're discussing SKYLINES? SF's skyline has density, but it's fairly plain to look at...no spires, no supertalls, the skyline itself doesn't have peaks and valleys which makes it boring.
The video has shots of SF's skyline. No spires? What about the Transamerica building?


Houston has a pretty good skyline.



I prefer the skyline bunched together like rather than strungout. It's hard to take in Atlanta's skyline when you have to drive by it or be very far away. In Pittsburgh there is Mt Washington that gives an excellent overlook of the city.

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Old 01-18-2015, 12:55 PM
 
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Houston has a pretty good skyline.



I prefer the skyline bunched together like rather than strungout.

Houston has one of, if not the most, strungout skylines in the country. Random skyscrapers everywhere.
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Old 01-18-2015, 01:00 PM
 
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Houston has one of, if not the most, strungout skylines in the country. Random skyscrapers everywhere.
They gather in Houston's business district. There are some random skyscrapers but others gather in the medical center. It's not strungout anywhere near as much as Atlanta.
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Old 01-18-2015, 02:11 PM
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They gather in Houston's business district. There are some random skyscrapers but others gather in the medical center. It's not strungout anywhere near as much as Atlanta.
Houston is MUCH more strung out than Atlanta with multiple, scattered highrises in very odd and unlikely locations due to no zoning.

With the exception of Cumberland/Galleria, Atlanta's multiple skylines are linear along the subway lines. It's a totally different dynamic, and many prefer Atlanta's layout.
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Old 01-18-2015, 06:19 PM
 
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Houston is MUCH more strung out than Atlanta with multiple, scattered highrises in very odd and unlikely locations due to no zoning.
I'm aware of Houston's infamous lack of zoning. But somehow it zones itself. If you look at Houston from a distance, the skyscrapers cluster in two areas. Downtown Houston, the business district, and the medical center to the south of downtown. Atlanta's, as you know, runs from downtown then jumps to Midtown, then takes a big jump to Buckhead, that's what...about 9 miles of thin coverage, and it's not packed with skyscrapers.

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With the exception of Cumberland/Galleria, Atlanta's multiple skylines are linear along the subway lines. It's a totally different dynamic, and many prefer Atlanta's layout.
There is that odd skyscraper just beyond Lenox near Dick's beside a church. Most people prefer Houston's skyline to Atlanta's.
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Old 01-18-2015, 06:26 PM
 
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I'm aware of Houston's infamous lack of zoning. But somehow it zones itself. If you look at Houston from a distance, the skyscrapers cluster in two areas. Downtown Houston, the business district, and the medical center to the south of downtown. Atlanta's, as you know, runs from downtown then jumps to Midtown, then takes a big jump to Buckhead, that's what...about 9 miles of thin coverage, and it's not packed with skyscrapers.


There is that odd skyscraper just beyond Lenox near Dick's beside a church. Most people prefer Houston's skyline to Atlanta's.
You don't even know your own city. You're forgetting Uptown, with the Williams Tower that's completely out of place. Talk about an odd skyscraper...

And most people prefer Houston's? Got any evidence or is that just more hyperbole?
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Old 01-18-2015, 06:36 PM
 
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You don't even know your own city. You're forgetting Uptown, with the Williams Tower that's completely out of place. Talk about an odd skyscraper...
Yes, I know the one you are taking about. And there are others, but they mostly cluster around downtown and the medical district.

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And most people prefer Houston's? Got any evidence or is that just more hyperbole?
The same people who told you they prefer Atlanta's layout.
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Old 01-18-2015, 06:48 PM
 
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Yes, I know the one you are taking about. And there are others, but they mostly cluster around downtown and the medical district.
Okay, but the medical district is roughly the same distance from Downtown Houston as Buckhead is from Downtown Atlanta, so if one is strung out, so is the other.
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Old 01-18-2015, 06:52 PM
 
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Personally, I think Atlanta's looks best at night. I also like Atlanta's better than Chicago's due to Atlanta having more spired tops. I've never "liked" the Sears/Willis tower either... I'd much rather look at the Sovereign in Buckhead than the Willis tower... All MY opinions of course.










All more intriguing than some building in Buckhead...
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Old 01-18-2015, 07:07 PM
 
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Okay, but the medical district is roughly the same distance from Downtown Houston as Buckhead is from Downtown Atlanta, so if one is strung out, so is the other.
The medical district is not included in "Houston's skyline" as Buckhead is frequently thrown in Atlanta's. The medical district was planned but I'm not sure it was intended to grow like some sort of edge city as it has.
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