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Old 12-18-2007, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I'm confused. I don't see how New York would appear any different if it were placed in the Gulf Coast.
It would look different because the mugginess and summer haze would distort the view. Maybe New York isnt the best example, but Im just stating that alot of cities appear to have nicer skylines when they are aligned with the ocean or a mountain due to the reflection of the water or framing given by the mountain range.
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:00 PM
 
Location: In God
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It would look different because the mugginess and summer haze would distort the view. Maybe New York isnt the best example, but Im just stating that alot of cities appear to have nicer skylines when they are aligned with the ocean or a mountain due to the reflection of the water or framing given by the mountain range.
Oh, I see what you're saying. But what if Houston was built right on top of Galveston Bay?
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Oh, I see what you're saying. But what if Houston was built right on top of Galveston Bay?
It would be so cramped, but so pretty. Think how nice all those reflective blue glass buildings would look from the ocean with all the waves and sands beaming off their walls!! Problem is, where would we fit the 610 loop... lol
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:23 PM
 
Location: In God
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It would be so cramped, but so pretty. Think how nice all those reflective blue glass buildings would look from the ocean with all the waves and sands beaming off their walls!! Problem is, where would we fit the 610 loop... lol
I don't want to be off topic, so...
The Houston forum chat/off topic thread
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Back on topic... I really think San Diego needs to be put in its place. Beauty and a large population really doesnt mean that the city is great. The same comes to mind with San Jose, but they are humble and understand how they fit into the grand scheme of American cities.
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Ok, I can understand how offended you. Dallas is wayyyy smaller city proper but I want you to tell me you can 100% tell that NY is bigger by standing in the middle of a NY street as a opposed to a Dallas street.
YOU CAN'T! sure NY is a lot more pedestrian friendly I will say so you see a lot more people on the street, but you can't tell. A city is a city, if you ask me I'd rather go to Mountains.
I understand NY has nice people (I REALLY DO!!!) it would be stupid of me to say everyone in NYC is a butt head egg thrower.
What does a lousy number mean? that Dallas is a hicktown? That Atlanta is small and insignificant. Well I'm sorry. New York is a huge economic giant, and crushes all US cities when it comes to the fact. But All I'm saying is that it seem to me that SOME of you New Yorkers think that America is New York, and New York only, anything across that river is full of waco conservative people.
Fine you win New York is bigger then Dallas, as if i didn't know already. But Seattle has a more impressive skyline then Dallas but it is smaller, please tell me how you can tell Dallas(or it doesn't have to be Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, San Francisco, Seattle, Houston...it doesn't matter) is smaller then NY. How???
What is a typical Texas?
What is a typical New Yorker?
Some of you apparently think comparing Dallas or Atlanta to NY is tabbo, liekcomparing apples to oranges.
Anyways, while I'm sure I've persuaded many New Yorkers Dallas needs to be put 'in its place'(as if i didn't already say), we should get on topic.
I appreciate those of you who approached with politeness by the way.
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Im pretty sure if I stood on a street in the middle of New York I could tell by looking at the blocks upon blocks full of highrises and skyscrapers in front of me. You can definitely see the end of downtown when standing in Dallas.
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:50 PM
 
Location: San Antonio North
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Im pretty sure if I stood on a street in the middle of New York I could tell by looking at the blocks upon blocks full of highrises and skyscrapers in front of me. You can definitely see the end of downtown when standing in Dallas.

Not bigger just that it is denser. Sure in Dallas you can see an end to high rises but not city.
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:52 PM
 
Location: In God
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Not bigger just that it is denser. Sure in Dallas you can see an end to high rises but not city.
Good point.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Denver,Co
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Back on topic... I really think San Diego needs to be put in its place. Beauty and a large population really doesnt mean that the city is great. The same comes to mind with San Jose, but they are humble and understand how they fit into the grand scheme of American cities.
I there a rule book about city greatness?
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