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Old 07-29-2011, 05:17 PM
 
Location: 93,020,000 miles from the sun
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Could someone please explain to me what mountains and palm trees have to do with a city's skyline? Or even a river for that matter?

 
Old 07-29-2011, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Could someone please explain to me what mountains and palm trees have to do with a city's skyline? Or even a river for that matter?
I don't know. Metro Matt, brings up stuff that has nothing to do with the topic.
 
Old 07-29-2011, 05:20 PM
 
Location: The Mid-Cities
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La Gran D, we bringing the heat with 107 degree weather.

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Old 07-29-2011, 05:36 PM
 
Location: The Mid-Cities
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Is this even a contest?

Of course LA.

The mountains, the palm trees, & even its night time skyline is colorful though Dallas does bling a bit more at night.

Dallas' night time skyline is like the Vegas Strip of the South. Some call it tacky or gaudy, but I like it & think it fits Dallas personality perfectly.
Yeah but Dallas has the prairies, oak trees. That's why the skyline is better.
 
Old 07-29-2011, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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You know those palm trees were planted right. I can show you proof. LA has a small river too. Have you ever heard of the LA River?
The California Fan palm tree is native to California. Maybe not LA specifically, but it is a native to the state none the less & are found all over the place in LA. This is the famous "hula skirt" palm tree reaching heights of over 100' tall.

Try again.



Dallas' skyline lacks the natural features & taller buildings that make LA such an iconic skyline. If you didn't grow up in the 80's or weren't familiar with different cities & their skylines you wouldn't know Dallas just from pictures.

On a side note Dallas is trying to do the whole palm tree thing around some parts of town & it just looks ridiculous. Palm trees on a prairie how silly is that?

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Old 07-29-2011, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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LA skyline - i like the continuity of buildings
 
Old 07-29-2011, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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The California Fan palm tree is native to California. Maybe not LA specifically, but it is a native to the state none the less & are found all over the place in LA. This is the famous "hula skirt" palm tree reaching heights of over 100' tall.

Try again.



Dallas' skyline lacks the natural features & taller buildings that make LA such an iconic skyline. If you didn't grow up in the 80's or weren't familiar with different cities & their skylines you wouldn't know Dallas just from pictures.

On a side note Dallas is trying to do the whole palm tree thing around some parts of town & it just looks ridiculous. Palm trees on a prairie how silly is that?
It doesn't matter where the palm came from. Palm trees aren't native to LA.

LA only has one building that is taller.

Dallas

 
Old 07-29-2011, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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It doesn't matter where the palm came from. Palm trees aren't native to LA.

LA only has one building that is taller.

Dallas
Gotta love what Uptown has done for the Dallas skyline, but that's all just an illusion. The skyline is not that continuous in person, only from certain vantage points.

LA has more buildings in its skyline & much taller ones. Probably about 15-20 more buildings over the 500' mark & that's just a conservative estimate.

Houston is a much better match with LA when it comes to skylines IMO.

Dallas is more on par with Atlanta.

As for the palm not being native to LA it is in fact native to the region.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washingtonia_filifera
 
Old 07-29-2011, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Gotta love what Uptown has done for the Dallas skyline, but that's all just an illusion. The skyline is not that continuous in person, only from certain vantage points.

LA has more buildings in its skyline & much taller ones. Probably about 15-20 more buildings over the 500' mark.

Houston is a much better match with LA when it comes to skylines IMO.

Dallas is more on par with Atlanta.
Have you actually seen LA's skyline. Look at the gaps.

 
Old 07-29-2011, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Have you actually seen LA's skyline. Look at the gaps.
Actually yes.

I've seen it both from the air & from the ground in person. From the air I almost missed it in all that vastness of the LA metro. On the ground its more striking at night from way up in those high hills.

Dallas shines at night, but during the day its 1970's-1980's era look gets boring really quick. Reunion Tower was ugly back then too.
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