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Old 03-08-2010, 03:15 PM
 
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Dallas has more of an iconic downtown, IMO. My vote goes to Dallas with its green outlined BoA tower, the rocket-ship style Fountain Place tower, the lolly-pop style Reunion Tower, the key-hole building... and Dallas is building a lot of mid-rise density in its uptown area just across the Woodall Rodgers Fwy from downtown.

LA to me lacks appealing buildings and it's not as dramatically situated as SF... in the SF vs Dallas comparison, I voted SF. But in LA vs Dallas, I think Dallas wins it.

 
Old 03-08-2010, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Dallas has more of an iconic downtown, IMO. My vote goes to Dallas with its green outlined BoA tower, the rocket-ship style Fountain Place tower, the lolly-pop style Reunion Tower, the key-hole building... and Dallas is building a lot of mid-rise density in its uptown area just across the Woodall Rodgers Fwy from downtown.

LA to me lacks appealing buildings and it's not as dramatically situated as SF... in the SFF vs Dallas comparison, I voted SF. But in LA vs Dallas, I think Dallas wins it.
Dallas has unique buildings. My two favorite buildings are Republic Center and JP Morgan Chase Tower

Republic Center
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:23 PM
 
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Dallas has unique buildings. My two favorite buildings are Republic Center and JP Morgan Chase Tower

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Republic Center, at least in that pic, looks very forbidding and doesn't interact well with the street. The "twin towers" feel like they're cut off from the street by an overall pedestal of... parking garage? Then again, downtown Dallas doesn't have a lot of buildings with excellent street-level interaction except for a few blocks along Main St.

Also, I know the small windows are a throwback to an earlier era but it just isn't my style I guess. What architectural style is it, if any? Modernist? International? Post-modern?

The Chase Tower is what I call the key-hole building. lol It is quite unique, I agree.


I really like Fountain Place not only for its cut-prism design but also the lovely cypress tree-covered plaza and all those fountains...definitely one of the nicest building plazas I've seen. It's a bit sunken from the Ross Ave side so if you enter building from there, you see and hear all that water and it almost feels like a retreat from the city. The programmed "dancing" fountains are a highlight too.

And to think that there was an exact copy of this building planned and to be built perpendicular to it, along Munger St side of the plan-- where the gated parking lot is now. They just ran out of money during the 1980s property crash and that was never built.
 
Old 03-08-2010, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Republic Center, at least in that pic, looks very forbidding and doesn't interact well with the street. The "twin towers" feel like they're cut off from the street by an overall pedestal of... parking garage? Then again, downtown Dallas doesn't have a lot of buildings with excellent street-level interaction except for a few blocks along Main St.

Also, I know the small windows are a throwback to an earlier era but it just isn't my style I guess. What architectural style is it, if any? Modernist? International? Post-modern?

The Chase Tower is what I call the key-hole building. lol It is quite unique, I agree.
I love Gabels Republic Tower (tower 1) spire, that is my favorite part of the building!
 
Old 03-08-2010, 04:46 PM
 
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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At least post better pictures of both respectable cities.
nice pic of dallas!
 
Old 03-09-2010, 07:03 PM
 
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Neon lights won Dallas this thread... haha yea right.
LA skyline with the mountain backdrop murdered any debate.
Yea with a few more giants in there it would be top 5
But Dallas is still short 100ft...
 
Old 03-09-2010, 08:39 PM
 
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Neon lights won Dallas this thread... haha yea right.
LA skyline with the mountain backdrop murdered any debate.
Yea with a few more giants in there it would be top 5
But Dallas is still short 100ft...
I like LA skyline I think it's underrated but in that same note there's nothing special about it to me. LA skyline with the mountain backdrop isn't very scenic still, It's not like Seattle! However Dallas night skyline looks Futuristic like an Asian skyline, while your making neon light jokes I think Dallas is more unique.

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Old 03-09-2010, 08:42 PM
 
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wow... the only thing this last post showed me was Dallas has just as much smog as LA
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