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Old 07-31-2011, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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The Dallas core is not allowed any building that tall due to FAA regulations
for Love Field Airport. The Bank of America building was planned to be taller but they had to cut it short for this reason, thus it's not as tall as originally planned. Also, BofA's location at the far west end of downtown is the only place in the core that can have a building that tall due to air traffic flight paths into love field. Dallas will never have a 1,000 footer as long as Love Field is in operation (which won't be closing anytime in our lifetime).
I am sure they could figure out a way to get a 1000 footer built ...

From my understanding the western half of Downtown Dallas doesn't have height restrictions.

 
Old 07-31-2011, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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Originally Posted by R1070 View Post
The Dallas core is not allowed any building that tall due to FAA regulations
for Love Field Airport. The Bank of America building was planned to be taller but they had to cut it short for this reason, thus it's not as tall as originally planned. Also, BofA's location at the far west end of downtown is the only place in the core that can have a building that tall due to air traffic flight paths into love field. Dallas will never have a 1,000 footer as long as Love Field is in operation (which won't be closing anytime in our lifetime).
Hey there are earthquakes in LA and it doesn't stop them from building a 1000 footer.
 
Old 07-31-2011, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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You can build according to earthquake codes, but you can't really get around FAA regulations. Two completely different scenarios.
 
Old 07-31-2011, 05:39 PM
 
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Originally Posted by R1070 View Post
The Dallas core is not allowed any building that tall due to FAA regulations
for Love Field Airport. The Bank of America building was planned to be taller but they had to cut it short for this reason, thus it's not as tall as originally planned. Also, BofA's location at the far west end of downtown is the only place in the core that can have a building that tall due to air traffic flight paths into love field. Dallas will never have a 1,000 footer as long as Love Field is in operation (which won't be closing anytime in our lifetime).
Well they could just build another 900+ ft tower and would be just as good.

Are those regulation still enforced today? I have a feeling Dallas is going to pull off a 1000 footer soon or something very close.
 
Old 07-31-2011, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Yes they are still enforced. The regulations are imposed for Love Field airport which is still very much in operation today. Neighborhoods such as Uptown have very strict zoning laws regarding building height, etc. The Cityplace tower which stands out very much in the upper part of the skyline was built before the Uptown area had any strict zoning. You will most likely not see another tower that tall built outside the CBD.

I personally don't think Dallas needs a 1,000 footer. I like how the skyline flows together the way it is now. Just fill in the gaps and we're good. Height doesn't mean anything these days. Street connectivity and archictecture do however.
 
Old 07-31-2011, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Yes they are still enforced. The regulations are imposed for Love Field airport which is still very much in operation today. Neighborhoods such as Uptown have very strict zoning laws regarding building height, etc. The Cityplace tower which stands out very much in the upper part of the skyline was built before the Uptown area had any strict zoning. You will most likely not see another tower that tall built outside the CBD.

I personally don't think Dallas needs a 1,000 footer. I like how the skyline flows together the way it is now. Just fill in the gaps and we're good. Height doesn't mean anything these days. Street connectivity and archictecture do however.
Harwood is planning to build a 550+ tower in Uptown. Mandarin Oriental Dallas Hotel & Residences in Victory Park was going to be a 620+ tower but it was cancelled during construction.
 
Old 08-10-2013, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Columbus
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I like Dallas skylin a lot better when it comes to just skyline period. LA may have a better back drop but Dallas had a better skyline especially at night the way those buildings light up. Dallas. Why dont you compare vegas skyline to a skyline, maybe LA's or Seattle.
 
Old 08-10-2013, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Hmm...

LA is taller, but Dallas is a lot longer with Uptown in the mix.

Dallas lights up better at night than LA too.
So You've never been on wilshire from the ocean to downtown.

Downtown, koreatown, westlake, miracle mile, Beverly Hills, century city, Westwood, Santa Monica all filled with high rises and density, with about 3 exceptions. That's the largest urban stretch in America outside of New York.
 
Old 08-11-2013, 01:14 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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