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Old 01-15-2011, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Don't know if this was implied, but I didn't say Austin's was bad. I actually like it. Sure it was "undersized" for a long time, but the past ten years have been very generous to that city's skyline.
Agree. I was there in 2007 and the skyline today is almost unrecognizable as compared to then.

 
Old 01-15-2011, 12:11 PM
 
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San Antonio just doesn't have any height. Its certainly better than El Paso, Phoenix, or Albuquerque however.

No height? It has more height than Phoenix and San Diego and a few more major cities. The talls are mostly spread out but the infill is thick.
 
Old 01-15-2011, 12:15 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Agree. I was there in 2007 and the skyline today is almost unrecognizable as compared to then.
Tell me about it....

Past:




Present:

 
Old 01-15-2011, 12:34 PM
 
Location: san francisco
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boy both those austin photos are still a bit unimpressive. but i'm glad to know that Austin is still moving "up" and filling their empty spaces. 5 years later when I return, I hope Austin gets on a roll finally and starts working on all the planned development. there's at least 7 or 8 more skyscrapers at 400'+ approved/pending and about 2 at 700'+. (fingers crossed)
 
Old 01-15-2011, 01:40 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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boy both those austin photos are still a bit unimpressive. but i'm glad to know that Austin is still moving "up" and filling their empty spaces. 5 years later when I return, I hope Austin gets on a roll finally and starts working on all the planned development. there's at least 7 or 8 more skyscrapers at 400'+ approved/pending and about 2 at 700'+. (fingers crossed)
I know it's just opinion but, seriously? The second photo is unimpressive?
 
Old 01-15-2011, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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That did clear it up....it's the worst! JK.
lmao, was thinking the same.

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San Antonio just doesn't have any height. Its certainly better than El Paso, Phoenix, or Albuquerque however.

SA is larger than El Paso and Albuquerque. Phoenix is still bigger tho, dunno their excuse.


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boy both those austin photos are still a bit unimpressive. but i'm glad to know that Austin is still moving "up" and filling their empty spaces. 5 years later when I return, I hope Austin gets on a roll finally and starts working on all the planned development. there's at least 7 or 8 more skyscrapers at 400'+ approved/pending and about 2 at 700'+. (fingers crossed)
I kinda liked the 1st pic.

Austin will get better, it is moving phenomenally.
 
Old 01-15-2011, 04:04 PM
 
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WHy is Portland in this topic at all?
it's a response to the sarcasm on Portland in a previous reply.


Portland is good. Technologically modern and sensuously classic.
It's not big city like NYC, but it has everything you need. Also among the most livable and greenest cities in North America.
 
Old 01-15-2011, 04:39 PM
 
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lmao, was thinking the same.




SA is larger than El Paso and Albuquerque. Phoenix is still bigger tho, dunno their excuse.




I kinda liked the 1st pic.

Austin will get better, it is moving phenomenally.

Austin has done wonders with i'ts skyline and San Antonio's will improve. San Antonio does have more infil than cities like Phoenix, Austin and the newer cities.
 
Old 01-15-2011, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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lmao, was thinking the same.




SA is larger than El Paso and Albuquerque. Phoenix is still bigger tho, dunno their excuse.



I kinda liked the 1st pic.

Austin will get better, it is moving phenomenally.
Of course you do...it's been talked about and talked about and talked about in these threads (the height restriction due to its proximity to Sky Harbor Int'l Airport).
 
Old 01-15-2011, 05:26 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Of course you do...it's been talked about and talked about and talked about in these threads (the height restriction due to its proximity to Sky Harbor Int'l Airport).
How close is it to Sky Harbor?
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