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View Poll Results: Which do you think is better?
Downtown Atlanta 207 64.49%
Uptown Charlotte 114 35.51%
Voters: 321. You may not vote on this poll

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Unread 09-29-2009, 07:41 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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My townhouse in Charlotte is 2 stories tall LOL!!! If 2 to 10 stories is all it takes to erase gaps in a skyline, I guess Charlotte's skyline goes from Uptown to downtown Columbia, South Carolina LOL!
LOL! Not exactly. That is in response to those (not the OP in particular) that downplay the relevance of Atlanta's skyline because it has "gaps". The "gaps" they refer to is inferring that there is nothing but parking lots or forrest between the different sections of the skyline. That's like saying there are gaps in the Manhattan skyline because there are no super tall highrises and skyscrapers for 20 or so blocks between Downtown and Midtown manhattan.
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Unread 09-29-2009, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Texas
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This has to be one of the most nonsensical threads I've ever seen. Like LovinDecatur said, the only way Charlotte's skyline can compete with Atlanta's skyline is if you close one eye and only look at a 1.6 square mile area of Atlanta's three skylines. If you put it all together though, Atlanta beats Charlotte into the ground.
If you would have read the first post (like you're supposed to do before posting in a thread) you would have seen where the OP specifies that we are only comparing Uptown Charlotte to Downtown Atlanta.
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Unread 09-29-2009, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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Atlanta downtown has alot of gaping holes and is very spread out. I think its good comparsion. Just because the ATL is larger than Charlotte dosen't necessarily mean that its skyline is better. I think give or take 10 years Charlotte will challenge the big three in the South (DAL, ATL, HOU)
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Unread 09-29-2009, 07:47 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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If you would have read the first post (like you're supposed to do before posting in a thread) you would have seen where the OP specifies that we are only comparing Uptown Charlotte to Downtown Atlanta.
Oh, I read it before I posted and it still made no sense. There is like a 3 block difference between Downtown and Midtown, yet Downtown should be separate?
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Unread 09-29-2009, 07:50 PM
 
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My townhouse in Charlotte is 2 stories tall LOL!!! If 2 to 10 stories is all it takes to erase gaps in a skyline, I guess Charlotte's skyline goes from Uptown to downtown Columbia, South Carolina LOL!
How do you know that isn't Columbia's skyline?

Here in the big city, we call those buildings "infill", not "gaps".
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Unread 09-29-2009, 07:52 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Oh, I read it before I posted and it still made no sense. There is like a 3 block difference between Downtown and Midtown, yet Downtown should be separate?
Well then tell your city leaders to stop referring to Midtown as a distinct area with its own business district then. Spearhead the dissolution of the Midtown Alliance. Tell city leaders to rename the "Midtown Mile" to something else, since there's supposed to be no distinction between the two. And so on and so forth...
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Unread 09-29-2009, 07:54 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Here in the big city, we call those buildings "infill", not "gaps".
From the street level, it's just your plain ol' urban fabric or infill. From a skyline perspective, it's a gap.
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Unread 09-29-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Oh, I read it before I posted and it still made no sense. There is like a 3 block difference between Downtown and Midtown, yet Downtown should be separate?
If that's the way the OP wants it, then yes. It's their thread so you gotta play by their rules . Downtown and Midtown are distinguishable enough. I have seen PLENTY of photos where Midtown wasn't include, so many people could argue that DT is a seperate skyline.

I've always said that Atlanta is one of my favorite (if not my all time favorite) skylines, but I think that Downtown and Midtown together are a fair comparison to Charlotte's Uptown.

You people are acting like we're comparing Manhattan to Minneapolis, and you know good and well the differences aren't that drastic.
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Unread 09-29-2009, 08:07 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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Btw, don't confuse my dislike of this thread for a dislike of Charlotte.
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Unread 09-29-2009, 08:10 PM
 
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LOL! Not exactly. That is in response to those (not the OP in particular) that downplay the relevance of Atlanta's skyline because it has "gaps". The "gaps" they refer to is inferring that there is nothing but parking lots or forrest between the different sections of the skyline. That's like saying there are gaps in the Manhattan skyline because there are no super tall highrises and skyscrapers for 20 or so blocks between Downtown and Midtown manhattan.
Well, you certainly won't find me "clowning" Atlanta's skyline gaps. Here in Charlotte, most of us know it is only a matter of time before Southpark and Ballantyne starts building skyscrapers. I am not sure about Ballantyne's size, but the Southpark neighborhood has nearly 5 million sq/ft of office space. Downtown Atlanta has nearly 18 million sq/ft while uptown Charlotte has close to 16 million (feel free to correct me on this DeaconJ).

Southpark doesn't have any skyscrapers, yet it is close to having the office space of downtown Raleigh (6 million sq/ft). My point is, sooner or later, Southpark will be forced to give up the campus styled developments and build skyscrapers. When this happens, Charlotte will have a six mile gap in its skyline much like the Midtown/Buckhead gap in the Atl.
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