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Old 12-01-2009, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Originally Posted by 18Montclair View Post
NIMBYs

Sometimes their concerns are legitimate, but it seems that most of the time their full of BS and only oppose just for the sake of opposing.
As one who works for the airlines, the NIMBY's are my mortal enemys. When I was doing some work for John Wayne Airport in Orange County, they were at our throats with demands and threats.

 
Old 12-01-2009, 05:24 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Richmond


http://xroads.virginia.edu/~class/am...R/richmond.jpg

Tulsa

http://rst.gsfc.nasa.gov/Sect6/Tulsa_view.jpg (broken link)
http://rst.gsfc.nasa.gov/Sect6/Tulsa_view.jpg (broken link)

Phoenix

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8d/CentralAvenue.jpg/800px-CentralAvenue.jpg (broken link)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8d/CentralAvenue.jpg/800px-CentralAvenue.jpg (broken link)

Denver


http://www.denvergov.org/Portals/434...yline-1860.jpg

Portland


http://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.co...%20skyline.jpg
 
Old 12-01-2009, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Greeley, Colorado
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San Fransisco is HIGHLY boxy...

Denver is too for the most part (a few notable exceptions like with any real city) although we've got some new development in the works that'll hopefully change that.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 06:25 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Most American cities are boxy. And i like it as opposed to a skyline full of attention grabbing, ridiculous designs
 
Old 12-01-2009, 08:04 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Originally Posted by Billiam View Post
Most American cities are boxy. And i like it as opposed to a skyline full of attention grabbing, ridiculous designs
Just because a skyline has "attention-grabbing," non-boxy towers doesn't mean those designs are ridiculous:

Atlanta


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/110/3...0322f89a9b.jpg


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/152/3...e09a4a5a56.jpg


Charlotte


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2556/...1dcf9072a9.jpg


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2596/...162c8e21a6.jpg

Austin


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2456/...567f901f4f.jpg


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2733/...70d55d44f0.jpg

San Diego


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/172/4...6ee1f4e5_b.jpg


http://www.soulofamerica.com/phpwcms...yline_west.jpg

Minneapolis


http://www.reneeslimousines.com/imag...kyline_big.jpg


http://www.tc.umn.edu/~marte105/Graphics/skyline.jpg
 
Old 12-01-2009, 08:44 PM
 
Location: moving again
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...Not what i said or was implying...
 
Old 12-01-2009, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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San Fransisco is HIGHLY boxy...
Yep. We love our boxes something fierce.


Our lowrises are even boxier.




Street level-totally boxy. LOL




 
Old 08-13-2010, 09:32 AM
 
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mmmm gimme some san francisco!
 
Old 08-14-2010, 04:32 AM
 
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Except for Richmond, just about all those cities have curved buildings or buildings with angles at top. Also wide variety of heights. by my definition a boxy skyline would be someplace with height restrictions. DC without the monuments/ capitol??

Also, I think of a boxy building being as wide as it is tall. A boxy skyline IMO wouldn't have skyscrapers.
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