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Old 07-27-2012, 06:34 PM
 
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Ah but what do you think about the people that revive threads of Houston Vs. Dallas aren't they just as bad as the people who start these kinds of threads? aren't those people just as funny?

And just to answer the thread you so nicely revived I prefer Houston's skyline its just a lot bigger to me so visually it really gets you.
Bigger isn't better, especially when it's all big boxes like Houston. Sorry, that's my take on it.

 
Old 07-27-2012, 06:58 PM
 
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Seems to me the people who specialize in aesthetics prefer to highlight the Dallas downtown in this famous television show. Show me ONE portrayal of Houston's downtown in the film media that can match it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKHZL...e_gdata_player
 
Old 07-27-2012, 07:04 PM
 
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The Dallas skyline is CELEBRATED in that intro. Show me where the Houston skyline is celebrated in such a manner.
 
Old 07-27-2012, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Bigger isn't better, especially when it's all big boxes like Houston. Sorry, that's my take on it.
Well like i said its just visually more impactful to me because of the sheer size of the skyline. I don't think bigger = better but Dallas architecture isn't strong enough to beat the size of Houston add that to the fact that Houston dose have architecture in downtown and my vote goes to Houston. Just my opinion.
 
Old 07-27-2012, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Dallas,TX
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I honestly don't know why you guys are arguing so much over this. As a person from Dallas, I will say that Houston has a better skyline that Dallas. But Dallas really isn't that far from Houston.
 
Old 07-27-2012, 08:00 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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I honestly don't know why you guys are arguing so much over this. As a person from Dallas, I will say that Houston has a better skyline that Dallas. But Dallas really isn't that far from Houston.
There's really no use in asking or wondering....
 
Old 07-27-2012, 08:08 PM
 
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I honestly don't know why you guys are arguing so much over this. As a person from Dallas, I will say that Houston has a better skyline that Dallas. But Dallas really isn't that far from Houston.
Because thats the purpose of this thread....read the title and tell us what we should be discussing.
 
Old 07-27-2012, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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The Republic National Bank Building (now Gables Republic Tower or Republic Tower I) was probably the brightest building Dallas ever had. The 452 ft building had a 150 ft tower and beacon. The tower was cover in neon lights, the lights pulsated and flashed as the beacon turned on the top of the tower. The lights could be seen from 120 miles away. The building towered over many buildings, including the Magnolia Building and the Mercantile Bank building. The pilots from Love Field complained about the beacon and it was turned off, years later people complained about the lights on the tower and it was turned off as well. Now, the tower is floodlit. I'm sure those lights were a sight to see.
BS

Williams Tower's 7,000 watt beacon atop a 901' tower is only visible from 30-40 miles away on a clear night.

There is no way Dallas' building was visible from Kilgore, Tx. Its not mathematically possible.

Terrell, Tx. maybe.
 
Old 07-28-2012, 04:23 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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BS

Williams Tower's 7,000 watt beacon atop a 901' tower is only visible from 30-40 miles away on a clear night.

There is no way Dallas' building was visible from Kilgore, Tx. Its not mathematically possible.

Terrell, Tx. maybe.
The intensity of light is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the light source. To be able to see a light from three times as far, it would need to be nine times as luminescent. The math isn't only possible, it's so easy a 6th grader could do it.

As for whether it's true or not, that's a different story and it seems unlikely, but your insistence that it can't be brighter than William's Tower is going to need something to back it up.
 
Old 07-28-2012, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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The intensity of light is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the light source. To be able to see a light from three times as far, it would need to be nine times as luminescent. The math isn't only possible, it's so easy a 6th grader could do it.

As for whether it's true or not, that's a different story and it seems unlikely, but your insistence that it can't be brighter than William's Tower is going to need something to back it up.
At 30-40 miles away the beacon on a 600' tall structure would be like looking at a faint star or pin head off in the distance.

120 miles away is not possible, even a seasoned sailor would tell you that.

How far away do you think light houses are visible over the open waters? Certainly not 120 miles away because of the curvature of the Earth. You're absolutely right, even a 6th grader should know that!

Dallasboi often has some good stuff he contributes to the forums, but this tall tale of Republic Plaza (no pun intended) is so far fetched its unreal.

Even the very top of Sears Tower's antennas standing at 1,729' up in the air are barely visible from across Lake Michigan (~60 miles?) & thats on a perfectly clear day.

Some of you Dallasites truly are delusional.

Dallas' skyline is BARELY visible from Fort Worth some 30 miles away & that's up on a high overpass.

Last edited by Metro Matt; 07-28-2012 at 12:39 PM..
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