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Old 09-16-2008, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Yeah I've thought the same thing, the BOA thing in Charlotte is very similar to the BOA thing in Atlanta although BOA was diplomatic enough to build the Charlotte HQ slightly smaller than the Atlanta one as a nod to Atlanta's position as capital of the South.
You've gotta be kidding on that one!

 
Old 09-16-2008, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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They all look the same, don't they?

From houston to atlanta, j/k

but basically it is because they are cities that grew because of the warm weather and northern transplants mostly.
 
Old 09-16-2008, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Yeah I've thought the same thing, the BOA thing in Charlotte is very similar to the BOA thing in Atlanta although BOA was diplomatic enough to build the Charlotte HQ slightly smaller than the Atlanta one as a nod to Atlanta's position as capital of the South. The only reason Charlotte's BOA tower is so distinguishable is because it's just so much freaking taller than anything else in the entire city. If it weren't for the BOA tower, Charlotte's skyline would be easily forgotten (just like the rest of that blah/boring city).

And I agree with your assessment of Houston's skyline. It's got an impressive collection of modern high-rises but I don't think the skyline as a whole is nearly as memorable as, say, San Francisco's, Seattle's, or even Pittsburgh's.
Actually Charlotte's tower was built taller than the one in Atlanta. Atlanta just got pissed that Charlotte would of had a taller tower so they went and put a spire on their building to keep the title.

and by the way, Charlotte has a new 2nd and 3rd tallest U/C right now, so i dont know how the tower there "looms" over the entire city, especially since the city sprawls out for miles.
 
Old 09-16-2008, 04:05 PM
 
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Actually Charlotte's tower was built taller than the one in Atlanta. Atlanta just got pissed that Charlotte would of had a taller tower so they went and put a spire on their building to keep the title.

and by the way, Charlotte has a new 2nd and 3rd tallest U/C right now, so i dont know how the tower there "looms" over the entire city, especially since the city sprawls out for miles.
wrong on all all counts

First of all, neither the BOA tower in Charlotte nor the BOA tower in Atlanta had anything to do with BOA when they were build, they were both renamed afterwords.

Secondly, Atlanta's BOA tower, without the spire, is still taller than charlottes. Charlottes is 871 feet to the highest point, Atlanta's is 1000+ with the spire and 900+ to the roof.
 
Old 09-16-2008, 04:08 PM
 
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ATL and H-town arent recognizable?

maybe you just want it to be more then it is.
 
Old 09-16-2008, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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wrong on all all counts

First of all, neither the BOA tower in Charlotte nor the BOA tower in Atlanta had anything to do with BOA when they were build, they were both renamed afterwords.

Secondly, Atlanta's BOA tower, without the spire, is still taller than charlottes. Charlottes is 871 feet to the highest point, Atlanta's is 1000+ with the spire and 900+ to the roof.
i guess my scarcasm wasnt clear .
 
Old 09-16-2008, 08:23 PM
 
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i guess my scarcasm wasnt clear .
well you never know I've read some really ignorant things on this forum, i thought you were being serious
 
Old 09-16-2008, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Over the years i have realized, maybe its a good thing we dont have a huge skyline, i mean albuquerque is fast growing.. but obviously the people that continue to move here dont really care about scrapers, i mean i love scrapers.. but even if they built a fancy or another tower in the city it would ruin are city's look... and for now i must say let the talk stop here.. there are reasons cities dont have highrises, and thats just because they dont want to, and if the people dont like it then they need to move to a better place with towers that make em happy..

i love my city's skyline the way it is.. well i also love the mountains but i dont use that as an excuse..

 
Old 09-17-2008, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I can't picture what any Southern city's skyline looks like. It seems to not get the attention the Eastern, Midwestern and West Coast cities get.
Are high buildings in the air a desirable trait?
 
Old 09-17-2008, 05:47 AM
 
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wrong on all all counts

First of all, neither the BOA tower in Charlotte nor the BOA tower in Atlanta had anything to do with BOA when they were build, they were both renamed afterwords.

Secondly, Atlanta's BOA tower, without the spire, is still taller than charlottes. Charlottes is 871 feet to the highest point, Atlanta's is 1000+ with the spire and 900+ to the roof.
True, it wasn't BOA who built Atlanta and Charlotte's towers, sort of. It was NationsBank, based in Charlotte, who built the two towers. NationsBank eventually bought Bank of America in SF, moved the HQ to Charlotte and renamed the entire company--including those two skyscrapers--Bank of America.
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