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Old 12-01-2009, 11:28 AM
 
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I love skylines where most of the buildings are basic un-ornate and box-shaped...what cities in the US have plain-Jane boxy skylines?

 
Old 12-01-2009, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Boston

thanks fabioc79

 
Old 12-01-2009, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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^Cool.

I tend to prefer boxes over too many spires. That gets tacky imo.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I'd still like to have a couple non-boxes in our skyline haha...it's very monotonous.

Thankfully we've got this planned...it would go just to the right of the small vent building, directly in the center of that picture:



*crosses fingers*
 
Old 12-01-2009, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I'd still like to have a couple non-boxes in our skyline haha...it's very monotonous.

Thankfully we've got this planned...it would go just to the right of the small vent building, directly in the center of that picture:



*crosses fingers*
WOW...that's a very cool design.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Boston's a good one. I find Houston, Denver, and Richmond to be quite boxy as well.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 02:14 PM
 
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I'd still like to have a couple non-boxes in our skyline haha...it's very monotonous.

Thankfully we've got this planned...it would go just to the right of the small vent building, directly in the center of that picture:



*crosses fingers*
Wow, that'd be an awesome addition to Boston..That would certainly take the skyline up a notch. I like the Boston skyline, but I think it's more so the juxtaposition of the old buildings and the location on the water..The current skyscrapers are okay-looking, nothing that spectacular, but nothing really that ugly either. Yeah, they are fairly boxy, but that's true of a lot of cities in the US.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Denver
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WOW...that's a very cool design.
We'll see what happens...the NIMBYs are already out in full-force, even though it's not in any neighborhoods.

Who knew casting a shadow in a certain area for an hour a day could cause so much destruction?
 
Old 12-01-2009, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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We'll see what happens...the NIMBYs are already out in full-force, even though it's not in any neighborhoods.

Who knew casting a shadow in a certain area for an hour a day could cause so much destruction?
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.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Houston is very boxy!


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