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Old 10-14-2008, 12:58 PM
 
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I love to travel cross country by car but recently I have been saddened how many cities and towns have been spoiled by over development that is not architecturally or environmentally pleasing. There are some really ugly developments out there. I remember when the area was a beautiful meadow or forest, but it was built with no concern about appearances.

There can be development that is both economically healthy but still environmentally sound and attractive but some communities do not have much of this.

What city or metro area has the most development that does not have any redeeming qualities architecturally or visually?

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Old 10-14-2008, 01:23 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Houston! This city really needs to get some zoning because the sidewalks suck, large parking lots,too many parking garages,etc.
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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Houston! This city really needs to get some zoning because the sidewalks suck, large parking lots,too many parking garages,etc.
I've heard that about Houston.


Tampa, FL too.. i was there last year and... damn
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:08 PM
 
Location: NJ
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phoenix
phoenix metro - i agree with this. It's monochrome: the buildings (with the exception of the small downtown area), houses, mountains, land. Everything looks the same. You get a large concentrated dose of this driving on I-17 in/out of the city.
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:36 PM
 
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Phoenix, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Houston, basically any city that has had explosive population growth the last 15-20 years.
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:14 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Surprisingly Rochester,NY. Tons of Strip malls etc
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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I've heard that about Houston also.

I've never been there, though. I've only seen pictures. But from what I've seen Houston doesn't have much historical architecture, at least downtown. Other people may be different, but I'd like a mix of historical and modern. Houston only seems to have modern.
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:26 PM
 
Location: moving again
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^ That's a misconception about downtown. I thought the same till i visited.


Downtown Houston on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

the rest of Houston Ill agree on
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:39 PM
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Logic, elegance and daily-enjoyability in architecture and environmental matters require many bucks and much taste....rare in any urban/suburban/rural region anywhere in world, esp places w/weak regional economies and lots of obese people....
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