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View Poll Results: Which skyscraper is more unique?
Dallas "Fountain" 35 68.63%
Houston "Williams Tower" 16 31.37%
Voters: 51. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 11-27-2009, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Dallas beats the hell out of Houston any day.
Houston could beat us if they lit up all or at lest some of the buildings at night!
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Old 11-27-2009, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I guess. I'll take the power of the Williams Tower over Fountain Place. Williams Tower is my favorite scraper in the state.
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Old 11-27-2009, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I guess. I'll take the power of the Williams Tower over Fountain Place. Williams Tower is my favorite scraper in the state.
That anyone's favorite tower in the state could be Transco speaks poorly of the skyscraper architecture in Texas, in my opinion.

No offense to you, Spade. I just think it's pretty sad that this building is in fact one of the best Texas has to offer.
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Old 11-27-2009, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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That anyone's favorite tower in the state could be Transco speaks poorly of the skyscraper architecture in Texas, in my opinion.

No offense to you, Spade. I just think it's pretty sad that this building is in fact one of the best Texas has to offer.
Actually your probably in the minority of people who dislike the Williams Tower. Texas has very nice architect and just because it's his favorites doesn't mean everyone else has to agree.
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Old 11-27-2009, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Actually your probably in the minority of people who dislike the Williams Tower. Texas has very nice architect and just because it's his favorites doesn't mean everyone else has to agree.
Architecturally speaking, Transco Tower is a very plain building. That is a fact.

Texas cities have decent architecture, but compared to other places, we sorely lack. Which is why I'm looking forward to a new surge of building projects in our cities.

As of now, the Esperson buildings, Gulf Bank building are the true gems of Houston, and the best tall structures in Texas.
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Old 11-27-2009, 06:46 PM
 
Location: moving again
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^ They are very beautiful, although I feel Bank of America Center is a true modern gem also
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Old 11-27-2009, 06:58 PM
 
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I have yet to understand what is so fascinating about the Transco/Williams Tower. A lot of people act like it's one of the greatest structures, but the only thing neat about it is how it towers over the rest of Uptown. And visiters coming along the freeway think they're downtown. But as far as art and architecture are concerned, it's a pretty boring building (one of quite a few others in Houston).

Fountain Place is my pick, and is probably also my favorite building in Dallas. It's very sleek and "Chicago-esque". It would look even better if there was more density and height to surround it.

And when is Dallas going to get a supertall?

There is a 57 story condo being planned for down town
Changes to the Dallas Skyline
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Texas
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^ They are very beautiful, although I feel Bank of America Center is a true modern gem also
That is a nice building with a pretty sophisticated design. I forget about that one.
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Texas
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There is a 57 story condo being planned for down town
Changes to the Dallas Skyline
Yeah but that's only supposed to be 700 ft. Supertalls are 1000+ ft.
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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That anyone's favorite tower in the state could be Transco speaks poorly of the skyscraper architecture in Texas, in my opinion.

No offense to you, Spade. I just think it's pretty sad that this building is in fact one of the best Texas has to offer.
You cant really argue about opinions.

Additionally, when the question is about a specific topic like uniqueness then you can argue the choices. In an equal comparison about uniqueness, would you pick Williams Tower as the "representative" for Houston

Also, Williams Tower is, imo, one of the most well-known buildings in Houston, and even Texas for that matter, wether or not that translates to architectural beauty is for ones opinion. But if you dont find it attractive, then maybe you should look into the building...
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