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Old 08-18-2013, 04:36 PM
 
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You want unimpressive? The Chase Tower in Houston. It's boring. It screams 1980s. Twelve other buildings in the USA are taller, and all of them are NOT in NYC or Chicago. LA and Atlanta have taller towers. Atlanta!
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Also boring.
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The only interesting--no, iconic--high-rise you have is Williams Tower. But it's not even downtown.
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I agree with the others. Seattle is pretty darned impressive.
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A little much???
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I'll chip in my point of view on the two skylines since I have no connection with either city. Dallas skyline is very impressive, lots of sparkle and bling, but Houston has that a wow factor due to the enormity of it. I have only been in a couple of cities that gave such a wow, and that was Toronto and NYC. So while Dallas may have a beautiful skyline, I'll have to give Houston the edge on the overall lasting impression that I received. I think once all the new skyscrapers that have been announced recently for the CBD in Houston are built, there will be no doubt as to which city is the most impressive. PS....Houston folks you need to get some lights on those buildings at night.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:55 PM
 
Location: The Bayou City
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You want unimpressive? The Chase Tower in Houston. It's boring. It screams 1980s. Twelve other buildings in the USA are taller, and all of them are NOT in NYC or Chicago. LA and Atlanta have taller towers. -
Houston has 2 supertalls, the 3rd most in the us. la and Atlanta only have 1. Their second tallest buildings are both also shorter than the 3rd tallest building in Houston. We have more high rises than either of those cities and taller buildings overall.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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. Twelve other buildings in the USA are taller, and all of them are NOT in NYC or Chicago.
And all 12 are taller than anything in Dallas. What's you point? This Stat just makes Dallas suckier.
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Austin/Houston
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I go to Seattle just about every year. It us located in a beautiful part of the US but the skyline is unimpressive. Barely a step up from San Antonio and far inferior to Houston and Austins
I can't run with you on this one HTown. Seattle has one of the more impressive skylines in the country.


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PS....Houston folks you need to get some lights on those buildings at night.
and no tacky beige christmas lights PLEEASSE!!!!
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:46 PM
 
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I can't run with you on this one HTown. Seattle has one of the more impressive skylines in the country.
I was impressed with the city, the surrounding, the people. The skyline was a bore.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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You want unimpressive? The Chase Tower in Houston. It's boring. It screams 1980s. Twelve other buildings in the USA are taller, and all of them are NOT in NYC or Chicago. LA and Atlanta have taller towers. Atlanta!
Haha what a joke!

LA's Library Tower is 16 feet taller than Houston's Chase Tower...WOW...its not even noticeable to the human eye much less a birds eye. I'd be willing to bet if they were side by side in the same skyline you couldn't even tell the difference.

Atlanta's Bank of America is also a joke. You could theoretically be in the observation deck (60th floor with 15 more to go) of Houston's Chase Tower looking down waving at someone in the top floor of that building. Its easy to throw a spire on top of a tower & make it taller in the books. Houston's Chase Tower is pure floor count & building mass no spires or antennas to fool simpleton's like you.

Houston has 2 supertalls. LA & ATL have 1.

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Old 08-19-2013, 12:03 PM
 
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I was impressed with the city, the surrounding, the people. The skyline was a bore.
Some people just like skyline porn. Reminds me of how my aunt use to butcher rabbits. She would distract them and then hit them over the head with a hammer. Most people are so distracted by tall skyscrapers that they can't even see the skyline. Again, I present this lessor endowed picture of the new downtown of Dallas with that being Uptown Dallas:

http://images.search.yahoo.com/image...hspart=visicom

To demonstrate the prowess of the new Dallas skyline, one which has been created by the melding of five skylines, one has to take a look at it from the middle.

With the spot of this picture being at the middle of an imaginary clock, proceeding sweeping around the dial, downtown Dallas, shown directly ahead towards the front, would be at 12:00, Victory Park would be located just out of sight to the right at 2:00, the Dallas Design District would be at 3:00, the Maple Corridor and Stemmons Corridor would be at the rear of this picture at 6:00, the Turtle Creek Business District would be at 7:00, Cityplace / West Village would be at 8:00, the State Thomas area would be at 9:00, and the Dallas Arts District would be at 11:00.

Here is the skyline of Dallas in pieces as it has grown to the extent that it rarely can be taken in as a whole:

downtown _ dallas .jpg
Here is downtown Dallas

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Here is the Turtle Creek area

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Here is CityPlace / West Village

I'm not going to include the rest of the skylines as I don't want to rub it in. Let's just say that if the skylines were people, Houston would be this:


Lurch - Addams Family Photo (6160640) - Fanpop fanclubs

and the skyline of Dallas would look like this:

Arnold Schwarzenegger 663



Again, try to fathom the scale of development going on as Uptown Dallas spills into every surrounding neighborhood. Downtown Dallas is booming right now. Victory too has numerous projects under construction. The Dallas Design District has numerous apartments under construction. Apartment and office development is happening north along the Maple corridor. Two huge hospitals are being constructed in the Southwestern Medical District. Turtle Creek Village has a lot of developments as does the CityPlace / West Village area.

Uptown Dallas has lots of developments going on as well.

All of these projects are not just pie in the sky proposed developments. They are all real and are all under construction.

Surprisingly, about the only neighborhood next to Uptown not growing at the present time is the Dallas Arts District as the State Thomas area itself has maxed out.

You know, the skyline of Dallas is so massive and the amount of construction so incredible that the people are just getting sick of it! Indeed, the people of Dallas have become more caring as human beings. They kind of remind me of people from Paris which is also a city with a low rise downtown outside of all that messy tall crap they have out in that so-called La Defence office park.

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Old 08-19-2013, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Its pretty telling when it takes 2 of Dallas' skylines to even come close to 1 of Houston's in size not height.

DT + Uptown Dallas = DT Houston
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