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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 07-09-2010, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Boston Metro
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Dallas fountain tower because the design is different than many skyscrapers i have seen
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Old 07-11-2010, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Williams Tower derives it's most unique aspect from it's location. The fact that it's not located in downtown. It's the tallest building in USA that is not centered in a downtown, and at one point it was the tallest building in the world that wasn't centered in the Central Business District. I don't know about the world anymore, or that if it still is. But it still is the tallest in USA outside of a CBD.

However by design, the one in Dallas wins. I can admit to that, they have a far better design and it's more "unique" like from that derived aspect. So building wise, the Fountain Place Tower wins this, hands down, IMHO.
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Fountain Place
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:12 PM
 
Location: san francisco
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ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww.... the fountain place?? really? yuck! i've never liked that building. that looks like some origami shape or a poorly made paper plane. i just do not get people sometimes.

yes, the williams tower wins this one. people on here are very silly.

ok sure... fountain place is more "unique" but that's not indicative of being better.
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww.... the fountain place?? really? yuck! i've never liked that building. that looks like some origami shape or a poorly made paper plane. i just do not get people sometimes.

yes, the williams tower wins this one. people on here are very silly.

ok sure... fountain place is more "unique" but that's not indicative of being better.
Fountain Place won in the poll, so it must be better.
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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lol, this is city data, it proves nothing.

and I didn't get a chance to vote
I know
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:29 PM
 
Location: san francisco
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Fountain Place won in the poll, so it must be better.
That's based on 51 people. On one site. I mean.... forget the 11 million+ that make up Houston and Dallas population and their opinions. Or forget what the rest of Texas has to say, or the U.S. for that matter.

I'm not trying to be crude or anything.... I just really dislike that building. I prefer the Reunion Tower more over that poor excuse of a skyscraper. The only thing I like about it is that it's all glass and has a really cool reflection when the sun is bright.

btw, have you ever used google sketch? that building and it's architectural style looks like some high school kid came up with it on google sketch. in fact, i think i've designed much more impressive skyscrapers than that one.
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:29 PM
 
Location: West LA
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I like both, but Fountain Place is more unique IMHO.
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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plus the question asks which is more unique. Fountain place id definitely more unique, it is uniquely ugly in my opinion. Easily the ugliest in Dallas
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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That's based on 51 people. On one site. I mean.... forget the 11 million+ that make up Houston and Dallas population and their opinions. Or forget what the rest of Texas has to say, or the U.S. for that matter.

I'm not trying to be crude or anything.... I just really dislike that building. I prefer the Reunion Tower more over that poor excuse of a skyscraper. The only thing I like about it is that it's all glass and has a really cool reflection when the sun is bright.
I have never heard anyone say the skyscraper was ugly. You have your own opinion and I have mine. The same architect designed the JPMorgan Chase Tower in Houston. Now, that building is ugly.

I know the ugliest skyscraper ever built was the World Trade Center.
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