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View Poll Results: Best Skyline??
Chicago, IL 150 32.47%
New York City, NY 169 36.58%
Boston, MA 2 0.43%
Seattle, WA 33 7.14%
Miami, FL 10 2.16%
Los Angeles, CA 9 1.95%
Houston, TX 20 4.33%
Dallas, TX 9 1.95%
Denver, CO 13 2.81%
San Fransisco, CA 14 3.03%
Other 33 7.14%
Voters: 462. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-19-2010, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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In terms of height- Chicago
In terms of number of buildings- New York City
I forgot in terms of scenery.

In terms of scenery: Seattle/San Francisco (Mountains, coast areas, so many tree's)

 
Old 04-19-2010, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I think NYC and Chicago's skylines are awesome. I think Houston's is a little under appreciated. It's definitely one you have to see in person and from a ways away...

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I tried attaching pics (not really sure how to do that on this site). So, if it didn't work then...oh well...

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Can somebody tell me how to attach pics?

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Lovin these skyline pics btw! If NY, Chi, Seattle, et. al.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Originally Posted by vertigo5110 View Post
I think NYC and Chicago's skylines are awesome. I think Houston's is a little under appreciated. It's definitely one you have to see in person and from a ways away...

PS
I tried attaching pics (not really sure how to do that on this site). So, if it didn't work then...oh well...

PPS
Can somebody tell me how to attach pics?

PPPS
Lovin these skyline pics btw! If NY, Chi, Seattle, et. al.
For the 3rd tallest skyline in all of North America, it certainly IS very unappreciated.

Oh just right click on a picture from whatever, site you go on, then go to properties, highlight the URL then copy it, then on city-data respond to someone's post, and click on the icon at the top of the writing box with the yellow sky and mountains, and paste the URL that you copied, and it'll post the picture.
 
Old 04-19-2010, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Thanks for the tip!
 
Old 04-19-2010, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Thanks for the tip!
Anytime!

Houston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

^ It's under the architecture column.

Miami- 3rd largest skyline by concentration of number of buildings.
Atlanta/Los Angeles- Each have one building taller than Houston's JP Morgan Chase Tower by 5 meters. But overall Houston's skyline is taller because it has many buildings taller than 250M which other cities can't compete with.

I hate how we haven't had a building boom in nearly 30 years. There was one starting due to Enron, but shortly after, they collapsed, and I guess with all hope of Houston's skyline getting more supertalls.
 
Old 04-19-2010, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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True. Even though it's not a super-tall, once MainPlace is built it ought to add a nice flair to downtown. I wish the Southwest Bank Tower had been built....that would've looked pretty sweet

MainPlace


Southwest Bank Tower (what it would've looked like)
 
Old 04-20-2010, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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True. Even though it's not a super-tall, once MainPlace is built it ought to add a nice flair to downtown. I wish the Southwest Bank Tower had been built....that would've looked pretty sweet

MainPlace


Southwest Bank Tower (what it would've looked like)
^ I really wish they built it, it's a really cool design for a building plus it would've given Houston more skyline recognition.

Ahhh since 90% of the office space in downtown is now occupied, I hope this means that a mini building boom kicks back up in Houston. We could really use one.
 
Old 04-20-2010, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Agreed. I think the only thing that gives Houston real skyline recognition is the Bank of America tower.



Maybe the Chase Tower but that's a stretch.
 
Old 04-20-2010, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Agreed. I think the only thing that gives Houston real skyline recognition is the Bank of America tower.



Maybe the Chase Tower but that's a stretch.
Dude, a bit of a relief.

5 Allen Center, Houston - SkyscraperPage.com

^ I was skyping with my friend that co-owns/operates skyscraperpage.com and he told me that just a few days ago he got word that they're planning to build a building in downtown Houston. It'll be the 4th tallest building in Houston, a little bit taller than the Bank of America building.

That's pretty cool. It's in the proposal stage, but my friend told me it has a 95% chance of being approved, because of the decreasing available office space in downtown, and to attract more businesses from the outer metro area back into the core and as part of renovating the downtown.
 
Old 04-20-2010, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I hope it's...

1.) Colorful - the offices lit up at night that look like little stars are nice but I'm ready for some color in my skyline again. I miss Continental's blue glow and the Wedge building's neon green lights (that's right folks, Dallas got that idea from good ol' Houston)

2.) It better not be boxy. Yes, Houston's architecture is known for being sleek and modern but I think the next wave of modern architecture trends for CBDs is going to be a sail shape or some sort of...well, wave...
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