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Old 11-27-2008, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Because the recognizable beauty in the South isn't in the cities.

 
Old 11-29-2008, 05:15 PM
 
Location: AZ
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It's recognizeable only to people who live in Duluth...believe me, no one else would recognize the skyline of Duluth.
Like I said, if you're from the midwest, and are at least slightly educated, that the lift bridge is a huge landmark for this city. People seriously come from all over to photograph the bridge and surrounding area. I don't understand it, really, but I guess I photograph landmarks when I visit other cities. Anyways, yeah Duluth isn't too big, but its buildings are taller than any place around for quite a drive.
 
Old 11-29-2008, 09:23 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.
The Suntrust bulding in Atlanta is around the same has charlottes bank of america and which Bank of america was built first
 
Old 11-30-2008, 01:40 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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I don't really get this thread. I don't have this problem. I have no problem telling the difference betweent the skylines of Houston, Nashville, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, New Orleans, and Charlotte apart...
 
Old 11-30-2008, 02:21 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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I don't really get this thread. I don't have this problem. I have no problem telling the difference betweent the skylines of Houston, Nashville, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, New Orleans, and Charlotte apart...
Another example of "let's bash the south" that is frequent on this site.
 
Old 12-15-2008, 08:47 PM
 
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The Suntrust bulding in Atlanta is around the same has charlottes bank of america and which Bank of america was built first
Technically the Bank of America Plaza in Atlanta was built first with the designated name Bank of America in 1992. In the same year the Nations Bank building was completed in the same year. Also, the building in Charlotte was proposed in 1986 and if I am correct, the Atlanta building was proposed in 1990. So, pick which answer you want.
 
Old 12-15-2008, 09:37 PM
 
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Another example of "let's bash the south" that is frequent on this site.
For a region that is letting plenty of people “get theirs”, you would think there would be more threads praising the south.
 
Old 12-15-2008, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Because the recognizable beauty in the South isn't in the cities.
I agree with that. Southerners in general are not fascinated with cities like northerners are, even when the cities are our own.
 
Old 12-15-2008, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Atlanta is similar to Houston in that the downtown skyline gets competition within its own city from other areas. Downtown Atlanta almost is being dwarfed by midtown and with more new developments in midtown, it is the place in the city where the skyline is changing the most rapidly.

Further north, Buckhead is gaining a skyline itself that the majority of American cities would be envious of. The Perimeter district north of that is a fouth distinctive skyline and just to the west of that and northwest of downtown, the Cumberland area is nothing to sneeze at.

The skyline from downtown to midtown is developing linearly (if that is a word) along Peachtree and will one day unite. Really there aren't too many gaps as it is right now (wish I knew how to post pictures). If Atlanta continues to sprout upwards along Peachtree and midtown one day joins with Buckhead, when viewed from east or west, that will be a skyline to remember. Not too shabby right now anyway.
When coming in from 288 north in Houston, you can see how Houston is starting to do the same pattern going linear edging closer to TMC.
 
Old 02-14-2009, 09:13 PM
 
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Birmingham has a recognizable and memorable skyline.
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