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View Poll Results: what skyline do you think is most underrated
Honolulu 52 14.86%
Los Angeles 53 15.14%
Portland 19 5.43%
San Diego 34 9.71%
Jacksonville 12 3.43%
Columbia, S.C. 14 4.00%
St. Louis 27 7.71%
Milwaukee 21 6.00%
Phoenix 20 5.71%
Tulsa 24 6.86%
Buffalo 16 4.57%
Boston 40 11.43%
Sacramento 15 4.29%
Denver 49 14.00%
Vancouver 42 12.00%
Cincinnati 46 13.14%
Tampa 18 5.14%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 350. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-29-2007, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Raleigh,NC
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Raleigh, NC
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Raleigh, NC in 2 Years
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Old 06-29-2007, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Raleigh,NC
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Winston-Salem, NC

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Old 06-29-2007, 06:59 PM
 
Location: In God
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If you forward in time 10 years, the Dallas skyline will be dramatically different.

Regionally though, the DFW MSA vs. Houston MSA, the gap in number of buildings is small. DFW is just more spread out in its business districts admittedly. So you have skylines in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Las Colinas, the Tollway District, the Richardson Telecom Cooridor.

If you want the best view you go to the Access road of GB Turnpike off of McArthur and then turn right onto Las Colinas BLVD. That will give you views of all of the skylines on the Dallas side.
But in a way, that's kind of like some Californians calling the entire collection of Southern California highrises the Los Angeles skyline.
 
Old 06-29-2007, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Raleigh,NC
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Birmingham, AL

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Old 06-29-2007, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Raleigh,NC
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Asheville, NC

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Old 06-29-2007, 10:19 PM
 
Location: moving again
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If you forward in time 10 years, the Dallas skyline will be dramatically different.
how so? can you name some projects?
 
Old 06-29-2007, 10:23 PM
 
Location: moving again
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little rock - no one pays attention to it



and Hartford - its overlooked because of New York city

 
Old 06-30-2007, 12:02 AM
 
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how so? can you name some projects?
Museum Tower
Azure
One Victory TOwer
ONe ARts Plaza
Cirque
The House by Yoo
Ritz Carlton Towers 1 and 2
1900 McKinney
Alta Rosewood
etc etc etc.
 
Old 06-30-2007, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The skyscraper forum has threads for all major cities and their upcoming projects, though that site is a bit overwhelming and I prefer this one for more of a community feeling.

Dallas will certainly continue to boom, it's so strategically located as a transportation hub and distribution center. Even without looking at the Skyscraper threads, I can easily imagine that Dallas will one day dwarf all but NYC and Chicago in its skyline. Though Atlanta also has great possibilities for going up, especially as they confront their terrible problem with suburban sprawl and insane traffic.

As for Houston, even though it's a very important city it is destined to be hit by continued flooding and hurricanes. This will put a damper (ha ha) on growth, partly because the increase in impervious cover exacerbates the flooding problems that already exist. I think the same thing applies to Miami. Each of these major cities is guaranteed to see a disaster within the next couple decades, yet myopic developers continue to develop the coastline as though sea levels aren't rising and hurricanes never happen.
 
Old 06-30-2007, 12:07 PM
 
Location: In God
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The skyscraper forum has threads for all major cities and their upcoming projects, though that site is a bit overwhelming and I prefer this one for more of a community feeling.

Dallas will certainly continue to boom, it's so strategically located as a transportation hub and distribution center. Even without looking at the Skyscraper threads, I can easily imagine that Dallas will one day dwarf all but NYC and Chicago in its skyline. Though Atlanta also has great possibilities for going up, especially as they confront their terrible problem with suburban sprawl and insane traffic.

As for Houston, even though it's a very important city it is destined to be hit by continued flooding and hurricanes. This will put a damper (ha ha) on growth, partly because the increase in impervious cover exacerbates the flooding problems that already exist. I think the same thing applies to Miami. Each of these major cities is guaranteed to see a disaster within the next couple decades, yet myopic developers continue to develop the coastline as though sea levels aren't rising and hurricanes never happen.
Do you know how long it would be before Dallas is able to become the third largest skyline? In structures, Dallas is decades behind Houston, and a ways behind Los Angeles as well. Also, Houston is developing just as quick as Dallas is, so Dallas surpassing LA might be feasible, but beating Houston in this area is very unlikely. And Houston is just as prone to disaster as many coastal cities are. That doesn't mean a city needs to stop prospering because no such disaster is guaranteed (you're not God, you know). Keep in mind, also, that a lot of the Houston area is far enough inland to be safe from major damage.
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