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Old 09-19-2008, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I had no idea you could see the Charlotte Skyline from Grandfather Mountain! That is so cool! I am going to have to go and check that out! Thanks for posting the pic MM34b!
You have to catch it on a really clear day - ususally in the fall or winter
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:23 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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I have always loved this photo!! I've actually been on Grandfather Mt when the view was this clear and it was sooooo cool!
Me, too - love that picture and have seen that view (well, not w/ that exact coloration).

MM - thanks for posting the link!!! You find neat stuff!!!!
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:24 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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How old is this posting? This statement was true ten years ago. Maybe it was written before falling into the coma or something similar? Anyway Moe, after the acquisitions, the skyline might look like Atlanta's. As far as boring, you probably need to get away from that computer and go outside and do something other than making comments that are, how do I put it? Not based on anything substantial, real, or intelligent? Bet you have never been to Charlotte. I just sort of know these things. Best wishes. Oh yea, if you lower yourself to watch a Panther's game played at home, notice than spanking brand new building being constructed next to the stadium. Guess the BOA will have company after all?
Bandi - I don't think this is Moe's opinion - just something he/she was sharing w/ us that was on the national forum.
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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who gives a rats butt about other cities skylines?
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:59 AM
 
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i guess size matters
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Old 09-19-2008, 11:14 AM
 
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Guess I don't see you point. I googled NYC Skyline and now without the Twin Towers it just looks like a bunch of rectangular shaped buildings. Subtract the Empire State Building and what makes its skyline different then any other city?

Why are the skylines of Southern Cities so unrecognizable? Link to the National Forum the OP is referring to.

Besides an overgrown skyline just means my GPS won't work and I'll get lost on my way to the Penguin for some fried pickles.


Wait, what?

What makes it NYC different? Maybe it's the unbelievable sea of amazing architecture. If you take away the Empire State Building, you think NYC would compare to any other city? That is just plain insanity. I'm going to take a guess and say you've never visited NYC.
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:18 PM
 
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Theres very few cities that actually have memorable skylines in the US. Boston, NYC, SF and Chicago come to mind. (actual office buildings not Vegas or DC)

Charlotte is on par with LA, Phoenix and most of the mid atlantic and southern cities.
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:54 PM
 
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I have favorite buildings in different cities more than a "skyline" overall. For ex, in CHI, I like the John Hancock building b/c I can go up to the top and catch the nite lights. I love that view.

And I like the BellSouth building in Nashville, b/c it is whimsical looking to me - y'all have surely heard it called the Batman building. In Overland Park, KS, there is a building everyone calls the Darth Vader building. I like the MGM building in Century City . . . it has reflective qualities (or whatever you call it) LOL.

I like BofA's building here in CLT, but I guess I will always think of it as NationsBank. I like the stylistics. I also like the historic KP&L building in KCMO - art nouveau and they have preserved the details on the interior. I think the Hearst building here is interesting.

The buildings themselves are more interesting to me than the skylines, overall.
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:06 PM
 
Location: NE Charlotte, NC (University City)
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I believe the new Wachovia tower will add a new element of recognizable-ness to our skyline.

Childress Klein Properties (http://www.childressklein.com/ck/properties/buildings/detail.sa?detail=1695 - broken link)

http://www.clturban.com/images/wachovia/wachfull.jpg
http://www.clturban.com/images/wacho...towercondo.jpg
http://www.clturban.com/images/wachovia/wachroof.jpg
http://www.clturban.com/images/wacho...oofprofile.jpg
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:43 AM
 
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Theres very few cities that actually have memorable skylines in the US. Boston, NYC, SF and Chicago come to mind. (actual office buildings not Vegas or DC)

Charlotte is on par with LA, Phoenix and most of the mid atlantic and southern cities.
You should scratch Boston and replace with Atlanta, Houston, or Dallas. Although Boston is a great city, it does not have a skyline that alligns with NYC or Chicago. It is more on line with Philadelphia.

Charlotte is on par (or will be within two years) )with Columbus, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Minneapolis.

Not quite sure where to put Miami/Miami Beach. Lots of idle cranes there. And like you mentioned, many are hotels and condos.
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