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Old 09-01-2008, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Las Cruces, NM
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Houston has two downtowns as well, it might be the way to go. But knowing El Paso i don't see the finances to support something like that.
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:48 AM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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I'm sure ''observe'' knows how tall they are but there nust be around 5 or 6 that are taller than 15 to 18 stories. I like the solid black one called the ''Darth Vader'' highrise. Infact i like it's uptown buildings better than ABQ actual downtown highrises.
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Im having a hard time finding photos, I may have to go take some myself.
Here's a picture of the Darth Vader Building, in the background is the Marriott & the Hilton Garden Inn.
Cool! thanks guys, I'll check em out the next time I am up there. I remember seeing that Marriott building but not the rest.
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:03 AM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Houston has two downtowns as well, it might be the way to go. But knowing El Paso i don't see the finances to support something like that.
If El Paso wants to shake that image of a second class town, and not one of a vibrant city on a border of Mexico, the largest by the way in the Country.. then it will need to pump money into projects like the uptown idea.. and the light rail system, and increase our image to the world. Uptown could be placed on the N.E. near the edge of town on US54 and the new Northeast Parkway to be built connecting Anothy Gap with loop 375. It would be a major connection used by may to secumvent I-10 and the downtown crammed traffic conditions in the near future.

So we need a city rep who can sell this to not only the local people but to people with the funds around the world to make a dream like this take flight. If Juarez can get a new super soccer feild, then El Paso should be able to build an Uptown, and a landmark high rise like the Dome in Dallas, or the Tower in San Antonio. Something that gets national attention.. look to Dubai and what it is doing as insperation for what we can do here.
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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As close-minded as the leaders of this city are, i doubt that a city center is going to happen, none the less a better downtown.
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