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Old 05-31-2007, 11:10 AM
 
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You guys are so funny...this battle between Houston and Dallas...lol
I would choose Houston given the choice and I probably would even choose Houston over Austin but that would be a tougher choice given Austin's reputation for being a beautiful city, abundant natural settings and having access to everything you may need. Unfortunately Austin's also sprawled out and lacks transit.

For Texas charm and humor... I give you guys an A+. Now you need to get your politicians to fill up the land and get a rail/bus system like New York.
Having a car should be an option. Actually, a move towards solar power/natural energy would be good for the state and its people.
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:22 AM
 
Location: In God
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Houston has alot of things going for it.But an attractive city it is not,never has been.Hills in Conroe??? Curbs maybe
Attractive is in the eye of the beholder. I find the city very beautiful, thank you very much.
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Old 05-31-2007, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Hills on the golf course dont count (used to live on a golf course there)
There are some. Especially in Willis on into Huntsville.
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Old 06-03-2007, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland area
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Really? Where are you finding this? Because I couldn't find anything about rank of concentrated skylines. Do you have a link?
Yep. I looked it up on Wikipedia.

Downtown Houston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 06-03-2007, 03:42 PM
 
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Yep. I looked it up on Wikipedia.

Downtown Houston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Statistics are a funny thing. B/c Houston ranks ahead of Miami using the emporis formula, but then again, this statistic recently stated is talking a/b the downtown only.

But skyline wise, you throw in Houston's Galleria district with downtown Houston and the Med center, you got the 3rd largest skyline in the country.
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Old 06-03-2007, 06:24 PM
 
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Yep. I looked it up on Wikipedia.

Downtown Houston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
That's just downtown, though.
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Old 06-03-2007, 06:25 PM
 
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But skyline wise, you throw in Houston's Galleria district with downtown Houston and the Med center, you got the 3rd largest skyline in the country.
...and midtown, and the rest of midrises all over the city. So great. I can still see the look on peoples' faces when they discover that all of those buildings uptown are not downtown.
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Old 06-03-2007, 06:37 PM
 
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...and midtown, and the rest of midrises all over the city. So great. I can still see the look on peoples' faces when they discover that all of those buildings uptown are not downtown.
There are cities in America with multiple skylines...Phoenix, Dallas, St. Louis (Clayton), etc. But Houston has the tallest building outside of a downtown area in the uptown galleria district.

Dallas has impressive multiple skylines...Las Colinas, which has just as much office space as downtown Dallas, the Tollway district, which is similar to Phoenix's 2nd skyline, the RIchardson Telecom cooridor (aka Texas Silicon valley), and also downtown Ft. Worth has some impressive buildings.

Downtown/Uptown dallas is adding 26 high rises that are confirmed over the next 5 years...one which will be the tallest residential tower in Texas, and will house one of only 3 Mandarin Oriental Hotels in the country.
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Old 06-03-2007, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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one which will be the tallest residential tower in Texas, and will house one of only 3 Mandarin Oriental Hotels in the country.
There's actually 4 in the country now (DC, NYC, Miami, San Francisco) and by the time the hotel opens, it will probably be number 7. Boston gets there's next year and Chicago and Las Vegas opens one the same year as Dallas.
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Old 06-03-2007, 07:07 PM
 
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There is one in Atlanta (site work) and one proposed for Houston (Houston City Centre Downtown).
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