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Old 06-11-2012, 12:55 PM
Location: Houston, TX
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I haven't been fond of the Houston skyline since they blocked the Pennzoil Building many years ago. It is a unique enough of a building that you could always tell the picture was of Houston as soon as you saw it.

The east side picture is neat too, showing the progress of the buildings from old to new as downtown moved west. Maybe there is a more scenic setting to take it from besides the freeway?

And that is a nice picture Dennis!
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:32 PM
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Location: Houston-Galveston-Sugar Land MSA
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The view from 288 its priceless from Pearland all the way in.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:33 PM
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Personally, I think the very best view is from the Heights bike trail that goes along the bayou and takes you into the downtown over by the downtown U of H location. It is especially fantastic at night! I need to snap some pics and post them sometime.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:50 PM
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As a Native Houstonian, I get ticked off when people say, "Oh, there are so many downtowns in Houston." NO, there is ONE Downtown.

That being said, a couple of years ago when I flew into Intercontinental, there was this spectacular view of DT, the TX Med. Ctr., Greenway Plaza, the Galleria Area, and the "Energy Corridor". It was a very clear day and so neat to see it all laid out.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:08 PM
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PBS is having a show about Houston downtown architecture right now. Show is called "Art of Architecture". Gives a nice history of all the buildings as well as its architect and style of architecture.
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