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Old 08-22-2012, 07:56 PM
 
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I kinda like our skyline. I didn't know EVERYONE disliked it. LOL
Its an expression, most people that don't live here dislike it. Jeez you guys take things too literal.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:05 PM
 
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I think people don't like to be included in a statement that simply isn't true. We have a rule at my work (I do group therapy) always use I statements, never say WE. But, it's all ok.

Speaking of skylines, I'm in love with Chicago.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:07 PM
 
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This thread = nothing else to talk about today.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:12 PM
 
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Its an expression, most people that don't live here dislike it. Jeez you guys take things too literal.
Well, we are communicating by the written word, so all we have to go on is what you write.

I don't find our skyline boring, and I love the view with Camelback Mountain in the background. It tells me I'm home.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:34 PM
 
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Again, who will pay for this? I'm sure more buildings would go up if the vacant properties/lots had interested buyers who wanted to build upon them.

I would also had that people are comparing a young skyline to cities that have been major cities for a hundred years or more.
Hopefully developers. I'm not saying that public funds should be used for any of this, just saying that I would love if our downtown was more dense in both buildings and people and that you don't need sky scrapers to achieve that.

Another talking point...if they would of never allowed high rises to be built north of McDowell Rd, we'd have a much better looking skyline and a lot more density in downtown today. There are approx. 19 high rises between McDowell and Camelback Rd, if those would have been south of the I-10 in downtown, we'd have about twice as many buildings in that area.

About the 500' thing, it's not going to happen in downtown due to the airport. Actually, they can go a little higher, to about 575' along Washington St but that's about it. Once you move north a little, they can do up to 700' around 7th Ave and Van Buren, but there are no high rises in that area today or any real reason for someone to build a high rise that tall there.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:49 PM
 
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on a very clear day, drive west thru the Papago Buttes along McDowell....watch downtown appear, then, slowly, all of Uptown (or Central Corridor or whatever that other thread said it was called) appears, the entirety spread across the horizon.....

quite a sight, I think....

blame it on the economy, developers' and architects' egos, and on plenty of cheap land to build OUT on, rather than UP....
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:31 AM
 
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Those threads didn't really answer my question. Im not saying we should replicate another city or be the 15th best skyline. All im saying is that I think its about time we expand past 500 ft, atleast.

I wasn't saying those threads would answer your question, just noted that we've discussed the Phoenix skyline before. As others have said, where's the money to build those tall buildings (full of glass, usually, which makes not much sense here) just so "the skyline will look better" to . . .

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Its an expression, most people that don't live here dislike it. Jeez you guys take things too literal.
Well, at the risk of taking you literally again, "most people that don't live here dislike it"? Let's just confine that to this country. "Most" of 200 plus million people don't like the Phoenix skyline? It's really better not to use all that exaggeration. Confine your premise to numbers that make sense.

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Old 08-23-2012, 02:47 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
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The Phoenix skyline, if you put together the downtown and midtown skylines, would be more impressive than it is, otherwise.

That being said, the current buildings are rather bland. My favorite being one central park east. However, the quality of the skyline is less dependent on height, and more dependent on the actual architectural quality. Our buildings are blocky and uninspired. This I take issue with.

Overall, I could care less what the skyline actually LOOKS like, as long as we have a functioning, vibrant urban area. Which we currently do not. I would rather see a jungle of midrises, with a living, thriving neighborhood, than a dead core made up of beautiful skyscrapers.
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Goodyear,AZ
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Those threads didn't really answer my question. Im not saying we should replicate another city or be the 15th best skyline. All im saying is that I think its about time we expand past 500 ft, atleast.
I didnt think we could go past 500ft with the proximity of downtown to the airport. I remember hearing that awhile back, I could be wrong....
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:05 AM
 
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The skyline's not always boring.



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