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Unread 02-27-2011, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Houston(Screwston),TX
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Default Best areas in town to view Downtown Skyline or other skylines(besides freeways)

Just like the title says what are some good areas where you can view the downtown skyline in all of it's greatness. Also a place where you can view Houston's other skylines?

I can tell suggest if you ever have the money you can get you a room at Hotel ZaZa right across the street from Herman Park. It has great views of downtown skyline, Uptown/Galleria skyline/Greenway Plaza Skyline.

Also the area in 3rd ward near Emancipation Park has a great view of the Downtown skyline.
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Unread 03-01-2011, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Houston(Screwston),TX
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So nobody views downtown or any other of Houston's skylines?
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Unread 03-01-2011, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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So nobody views downtown or any other of Houston's skylines?
Rooftop in Midtown or in Neartown. Best places there can be.
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Unread 03-01-2011, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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The Junction and Hefleys in Midtown, Sawyer Park on Washington Ave.
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Unread 03-01-2011, 10:11 AM
 
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Heights along white oak bayou allen pwrky going east same with memorial also east of downtown & just south east in parts or 3rd ward & river side terrace. Almeda going north @ blodgette fulton going south south on 610 north loop
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Unread 03-01-2011, 10:29 AM
 
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Rooftop in Midtown or in Neartown. Best places there can be.
Hoping to see more of this east of downtown....OK..."EaDo" it is....

The older towers like the Gulf are still visible (for now) from the east. You can't see them from the west.
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Unread 03-01-2011, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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So nobody views downtown or any other of Houston's skylines?
Besides out my bedroom window. Me and a friend use to go up to the campus parking garage roof and the view is stunning from up there.
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Unread 03-01-2011, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Houston(Screwston),TX
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Besides out my bedroom window. Me and a friend use to go up to the campus parking garage roof and the view is stunning from up there.
Where is that at? TSU or UH? I wouldn't mind seeing it from that angle
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Unread 03-02-2011, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I took this pic from a park along Allen Parkway just west of downtown. You can only pull into the parking area from the westbound lanes. If you're coming from the west, you have to go all the way down to Bagby (I believe) before you can turn around to get into the west bound lanes.



You'll note that the trees have no leaves. The pic was taken in January.
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Unread 03-02-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Texarkana
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I love that pic!
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