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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

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Old 11-27-2009, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Texas
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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...
Well I'm not really criticizing Spade's opinion, I'm just saying that the fact that it's commonly seen by many as the best skyscraper in Texas is kind of a sad representation of our state's architecture.

Personally, the building looks fine to me. Not beautiful and certainly no architectural feat, but it's okay.
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Well I'm not really criticizing Spade's opinion, I'm just saying that the fact that it's commonly seen by many as the best skyscraper in Texas is kind of a sad representation of our state's architecture.

Personally, the building looks fine to me. Not beautiful and certainly no architectural feat, but it's okay.
The majority of famous buildings in these country are usually average at best; the just receive lots of publicity and eventually become known. People say the same thing about the Sears Tower in Chicago.
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Old 11-27-2009, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The sears tower look like a bunch of blocks stacked up on top of each other.
Sears-tower
And honestly, even that is more attractive than the Williams Tower.

It's just that wide-set buildings with parallel sides seem to be the common template for skyscrapers in Houston.

With Chicago, though, there's a wide variety of different architectural styles and periods, and even colors. Not just a bunch of bulky, blue/gray glass BLOCKS.
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Old 11-27-2009, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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No doubt Fountain Place is more unique, but that doesn't make it attractive. I don't like any of the 1980-90s postmodern buildings in Dallas, and I'm a native of the area.
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Old 11-28-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Texas
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And why don't Houston and Dallas have any prominent spire/antenna buildings?
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Old 11-28-2009, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Whatever. And what does Dallas have to do with anything?

I'll admit that there is some color change.

Looking at Houston's skyline, anyone can clearly see that it's dominated by that boring 70s/80s building boom look. Aside from BOA, Houston's most fascinating buildings IMO are usually hidden in most skyline shots. I hate any picture where I can see Heritage Plaza or the Wells Fargo building.

And I never said Houston wasn't dense.


I never said there wouldn't be any new buildings that don't look like blocks, but most of the skyscrapers in Houston are very wide, blocky, and over simplified.
The things that you didnt say, i just mentioned on my own.
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Old 11-28-2009, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The things that you didnt say, i just mentioned on my own.
Okay, well it wasn't necessary because no one has said anything against those things.
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Old 11-28-2009, 01:45 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Great post SouthmoreAve. Rep if I could.
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Old 11-28-2009, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Okay, well it wasn't necessary because no one has said anything against those things.
Well ill be sure to get your approval next time i choose to say something...

And thanks Angel!
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Well ill be sure to get your approval next time i choose to say something...

And thanks Angel!
Glad we cleared that up!
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