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Old 09-17-2009, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Dumbest thread ever IMO.

 
Old 09-17-2009, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Atl and Phoenix trying to be the next best thing(s)!

Honorable mention to Houston.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 06:56 PM
 
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Originally Posted by ThroatGuzzler View Post
Honorable mention to Houston.
Just curious, what exactly is Houston trying so hard to be in your view?

This is in contrast to the Houston forum where a new thread pops up just about every third day about what the city's not doing to be "world class" or "like a 'real' city" or something of the like.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Originally Posted by ThroatGuzzler View Post
Atl and Phoenix trying to be the next best thing(s)!

Honorable mention to Houston.
Phoenix is not like most other cities. Why would it need to try to be a carbon copy of any other city?
 
Old 09-17-2009, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Miami...for touting its "manhattanization" (many downtown high rises still < 50% occupied), trying to turn a slum instantly into "Midtown" (=2-3 towers and a mall), and now there are even SoHo buildings. Good luck!
 
Old 09-18-2009, 07:44 AM
 
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Its The Gateway Arch or The St. Louis Arch or simply The Arch. Stop making light of a great monument. No one says a golden bridge or a liberty statue or a washington obelisk. They say The Golden Gate Bridge The Statue of Liberty and The Washington Monument so why can't The Arch be called by its name? People like to take jabs at St. Louis and too often its The Arch they disrespect. Please cut it out. The Arch is one of the great monuments in this country and should be treated with a little respect. Thank you.
LOL please tell me your joking? Sorry there is no significant difference between arch and the arch. It's no disrespect, but it is what it is.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 08:22 AM
 
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I would have to go with Las Vegas. The city tries very hard to present itself as the epitome of fun, but the recent economic crisis has made the promotional campaigns sound a bit desperate, revealing perhaps that the city can't stand on its own legs, and replace lost tourism with other sources of growth.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Originally Posted by Rhymes with Best Coast View Post
SF has had a ban on shadows on parks ordinance since 1989.

The Transamerica pyramid was supposed to be 1,150 ft before NIMBYs chopped off 300 feet from it.

Let's just say it's pretty bad in both cities, because I've seen Boston's skyline and development issues and admit that we share the same problems.
Yea we lost our 1,000 footer too


The building that was added in on the left was supposed to be finished by 2004...it was actually a bit taller before the FAA chopped it down. Still waiting on any form of activity.

Old rendering


Another tower that was killed..


Another...


Two proposals, one of which is already FULLY financed (in this economic environment that's amazing), that are facing extreme resistance from neighborhood groups that aren't even located near the buildings...


This is the one that is fully financed...what a beauty.



That's enough, this is too depressing

Last edited by tmac9wr; 09-18-2009 at 10:51 AM..
 
Old 09-18-2009, 02:37 PM
 
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I dont know that any city ever tried to become another city. I think its that some cities look at other cities that do certain things well and try to adopt them.

Dallas really wants a decent rail system. They seem to be big fans of the L train in Chicago because thats the system they are trying to model DART after. Dallas wont ever have a system that encompassing, but just because they look at another city that has something good to imitate it doesnt mean they are trying to be like that city.

However, this all being said, in Texas if I had to say cities are trying to be like other cities, I would say:

Dallas is trying to be Chicago
Houston is trying to be LA
Austin is trying to be San Francisco
Fort Worth and San Antonio are trying to be themselves.

However, I dont truly believe it.
I don't think Dallas is trying to be Chicago. Dallas is however, trying hard to improve and is actually succeeding. DART rail just opened four new stations and within a couple of years will have nearly 100 miles of track. Streetcars are also planned.

There have been two groundbreakings this week (park over the freeway and new convention center hotel - total almost $1 billion) the new Winspear Opera Hall and Wyly Theater open in couple of weeks (another billion with the city arts hall to come) and architectural plans were unveiled for the new Perot Natural History and Science Museum. Downtown will be the only place in the world with five Pritzker-prize winning architect buildings.

And the steel is starting to up for the Calatrava suspension bridge over the Trinity River...
 
Old 09-18-2009, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Boston Metro
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Originally Posted by tmac9wr View Post
Yea we lost our 1,000 footer too


The building that was added in on the left was supposed to be finished by 2004...it was actually a bit taller before the FAA chopped it down. Still waiting on any form of activity.

Old rendering


Another tower that was killed..


Another...


Two proposals, one of which is already FULLY financed (in this economic environment that's amazing), that are facing extreme resistance from neighborhood groups that aren't even located near the buildings...


This is the one that is fully financed...what a beauty.



That's enough, this is too depressing
Its really sad the city would of had a killer skyline
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