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View Poll Results: Which Skyline best competes with Charlotte's
Milwaukee 2 4.44%
Austin 12 26.67%
Kansas City 6 13.33%
Louisville 3 6.67%
Cleveland 13 28.89%
Cincinnati 5 11.11%
Other, please specify in post 4 8.89%
Voters: 45. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 12-22-2009, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Originally Posted by stefansanity
We may not be on th level with cities such as Atlanta but we are on a fast pace to it both population wise and lets face it we're right there at it with the skyline category.
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Charlotte has a long ways to go before it can even begin to compare itself to Atlanta. Charlotte is behind like 30+ years to Atlanta. And while Charlotte will still grow Atlanta will continue growth as well and never be caught up to. How those Charlotteans love to compare themselves to Atlanta just cracks me up. But in regards to this post, I will say Charlotte skyline is more pretty than Austin and Cleveland.
Well, in all fairness to our fellow Charlotte posters, this guy does not live there. Very, very few Charlotteans would make these type of claims.

 
Old 12-22-2009, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Denver plus they have the back drop of the Rocky Mountains....
 
Old 12-22-2009, 02:02 PM
 
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Yes that is true with all the other cities its placed in it may be the same population wise or metro wise but its skyline its quite the story when you compare them with those other cities in our category. We may not be on th level with cities such as Atlanta but we are on a fast pace to it both population wise and lets face it we're right there at it with the skyline category. It would be 300X's better though if the city was river front though like Cleveland or so but we have lakes to make up for it I guess.
No Charlotte is not catching up in Skyline with Atlanta nor population you need these 3 skylines in your city limits and you need about 4 million more people in your metro.


downtown/midtown






Buckhead

 
Old 12-22-2009, 02:04 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Cleveland's skyline has more base density than Charlotte's, but the heights are comparable. I think the Austin comparison has validity as well, especially with Austin's newer towers, although Charlotte still has a leg up on it:

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/3995/austinpano2.jpg (broken link)
http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/3995/austinpano2.jpg (broken link)

 
Old 12-22-2009, 02:06 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Well, in all fairness to our fellow Charlotte posters, this guy does not live there. Very, very few Charlotteans would make these type of claims.
Thank you. A very excited high-schooler who is from High Point, NC and now lives in SC. Has no Charlotte connections at all.
 
Old 12-22-2009, 02:57 PM
 
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Denver plus they have the back drop of the Rocky Mountains....
Denver?

I've lived in both Charlotte and Denver and in terms of number of high rises and density, Denver's skyline is pretty far ahead of Charlotte's.
 
Old 12-22-2009, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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charlotte skyline is nothing special. the downtown is small. only one really tall building, the rest are average. whats the point of this?
I have to sort of agree about the skyline. It's a very nice skyline, but to tell you the truth, if you put it next to other skylines, I probably wouldn't know the difference(maybe it's my lack of skyscraper skills). Other than that it's good and I think the downtown is nice.
 
Old 12-22-2009, 03:20 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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No. You just lost me with this post. You are nowhere near Atlanta yet in any category at all. Skyline, population wise, etc. Give it another 25+ years or so.
Okay maybe a little too much bias still impressive
 
Old 12-22-2009, 03:22 PM
 
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charlotte skyline is nothing special. the downtown is small. only one really tall building, the rest are average. whats the point of this?
You are right that Charlotte's DT is not big compared to the big boys. It is not in that league right now. But, to be fair it is very beautiful and has more than one "really tall" buildings, at least three or four.
 
Old 12-22-2009, 03:32 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Thank you. A very excited high-schooler who is from High Point, NC and now lives in SC. Has no Charlotte connections at all.
Yet I have been there many times you don't have to tell me whether or not I have been there. I just happen to really enjoy the city and am very happy for it. I wont lie I am bias but hell who aint? I have never "bashed" or "put down" another cities skyline or on any other level. I just like to compare when I have the idea; hences why nearly all of my threads have polls in them.

Plus with the "high-schooler" part, I can guarantee that you wont find any other "High-Schooler" now or in the past that is more passionate about architecture. I want you to tell me the truth I am not the only if not one of very few on C-D or any other architecture based website. you can find me on skyscraperpage.com here and several others so please dont bash on me or Charlotte because their proud of their city and state!

I will brag about North Carolina as well as the other cities in North Carolina to anyone and all my friends! If you find that you un-like the place you reside like me, then why not pass up your city/town for your favorite city huh? I do with where I live now both the town of Cross, and the entire state of South Carolina! And to me it's not just the city that makes up how or if I like it it is also the people, thats why I hate Charleston and and other cities in SC, dont get me wrong it is a beautiful city- but honestly just like the rest of the city it is full of dumb @s$3S!

Sorry my fellow South Carolinians but that is how I feel!!

So there you have your "Excited High-Schooler"!

and just to back that up a little more I really suggest clicking on this link!
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...eoid=100540497

Last edited by stefansanity; 12-22-2009 at 03:43 PM.. Reason: msp
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