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View Poll Results: Which skyline looks better?
Dallas 216 33.38%
San Francisco 431 66.62%
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:20 PM
 
Location: America
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Some of the best pics of downtown Dallas I've ever seen.

What I do have to give San Francisco credit for is the fact that there are many more historic structures that shape their downtown, it seems. It's somewhat of a stark contrast to Dallas' skyline which is mostly modern. Unfortunately, it isn't enough on SF's part to make me decide in its favor.
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Originally Posted by slo1318 View Post
Dallas destroyed most of their old building stock.
They didn't destroy most of the old skyscrapers.

(This is from the top of my head)

The Adolphus Hotel
The Magnolia Building
The Praetorian Building
Davis Building
Kirby Building
Three AT&T Plaza
Santa Fe Building
Gulf States Building
The Aristocrat Hotel
Wilson Building
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Arroyo Grande, California
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^^^^SCOREBOARD!!^^^^^

Its too late....
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Arroyo Grande, California
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They didn't destroy most of the old skyscrapers.

(This is from the top of my head)

The Adolphus Hotel
The Magnolia Building
The Praetorian Building
Davis Building
Kirby Building
Three AT&T Plaza
Santa Fe Building
Gulf States Building
The Aristocrat Hotel
Wilson Building

Dallas is well know, even compared to Ft Worth, for systematically destroying old buildings, thats why there are so many parking lots.
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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I love dallas. It actually has more variety IMO. Its alot more colorful as well. If it was on the seaside,or at the base of the mountain, it would defenaintly win. Very beautiful city San Fran is, but the bland buildings for me, just dont cut it. Now lets take San Fran and put it in the same location as Dallas. Would it still be as impresive.?
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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Highrise count from Emporis.com(I always thought Dallas had way more highrises than SF for some reason)

Buildings Taller than 1000'
Dallas: 0
San Francisco: 0

Buildings Taller than 750'
Dallas: 3
San Francisco: 2

Buildings Taller than 600'
Dallas: 11
San Francisco: 7

Buildings Taller than 500'
Dallas: 18
San Francisco: 18

Buildings Taller than 400'
San Francisco: 44
Dallas: 28

Buildings Taller than 300'
San Francisco: 91
Dallas: 54

Buildings Taller than 200'
San Francisco: 137
Dallas: 74
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:36 PM
 
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I am amazed that the results are this close...
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Originally Posted by slo1318 View Post
Dallas is well know, even compared to Ft Worth, for systematically destroying old buildings, thats why there are so many parking lots.
They demolished buildings for developments. I have read so many articles
about it. None of the developments happened so they turned the land into parking lots.

I am glad some of the buildings were not built

Here's some that they never built



Only one building was built





Unbuilt



Only one was built



Unbuilt 913 ft tower



Unbuilt 80 stories



One tower was built



One Tower was built. This is the Bank of America Plaza in Dallas. The tower was suppose to be bigger but the FAA cut of the top. The twin was gonna have gold glass with purple argon lighting. That would have been a mess!!

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Old 03-09-2011, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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The City

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Old 03-09-2011, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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This is the Dallas skyline in the 50s

I think it was denser back then


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