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Old 11-30-2010, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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There's a huge difference between a skyscraper and a 5 story building...
I agree, but I like the King and Queen buildings (for example) because I think they add personality to a suburban area of the metro, and I have no issue with similar buildings in other similar areas.

Cumberland seems to have a height restriction that limits buildings to 15 stories or something, which I suspect is why the buildings facing I-285 are all roughly the same height.

Marietta could be a special case where the residents (and City) want to preserve some sort of "feel" or perhaps not restrict views, but that sort of thing should be decided by the residents, IMO. I don't live there, so I don't really have an opinion.
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Life must be a luxury for those whose only chief concern in life is deciding how high a building should be relative to others nearby. A luxurious life indeed. Yessir...
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:47 PM
 
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Typically it's to preserve the character of a particular area. It works for some areas (e.g., downtown Charleston) and for others, it can seem somewhat arbitrary.
which doesn't make any sense, considering the area isn't quite like Charleston or Savannah.
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:16 PM
 
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After spending a week in Manhattan I am 100% sure I like tall buildings.

I wish they'd build some along Dekalb Ave so I have more skyline to look at. Right now all I can see is the lighted cone of the pencil building...
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Old 12-03-2010, 10:30 AM
 
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Limiting building to two stories seems a bit extreme, but lowrise and midrise development is a fantastic way to rapidly urbanize an area. Just look at any of the great cities of the world. Of course we don't have to go any further than Decatur to see it here.
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:22 PM
 
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Town is run by people wishing it was the 1800s again... so of course they don't want tall buildings. That said I do like the square and the small town feeling.
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