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Old 08-02-2012, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Hampton Street law offices, Historic Columbia District downtown
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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The Barringer Apartment building (Capitol Places), downtown Columbia at Main and Washington Street, shot from the Sheraton's Roof Top Bar
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:27 PM
 
Location: South Augusta
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For Columbia to be the capital of SC, I expected for it to have more of a skyline.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:49 PM
 
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For Columbia to be the capital of SC, I expected for it to have more of a skyline.
Do you mean, more like Augusta's skyline?
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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For Columbia to be the capital of SC, I expected for it to have more of a skyline.
It has a more dynamic skyline than Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. For a city of 130,000 (metro 785,000), I think the skyline is doing just fine. The attached pic was shot years ago. Two 17-story office buildings have been added since.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:32 AM
 
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It has a more dynamic skyline than Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. For a city of 130,000 (metro 785,000), I think the skyline is doing just fine. The attached pic was shot years ago. Two 17-story office buildings have been added since.
I agree. You gotta love the density in DC's skyline though. Nothing wrong with Columbia's skyline.
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:33 PM
 
Location: South Augusta
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Do you mean, more like Augusta's skyline?
Augusta isn't the capital of a state, so right now its skyline is irrelevant.
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:32 PM
 
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For Columbia to be the capital of SC, I expected for it to have more of a skyline.
First of all, what does being the capital have to do with the size of the skyline? A city's capital city status only means it's the seat of state government, and government offices typically aren't highrises.

Secondly, Columbia's skyline is quite appropriate for its size. You may have simply viewed it from a vantage point where it didn't show well, and that happens sometime since Columbia's interstates don't run through or right beside downtown.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:10 PM
 
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Augusta isn't the capital of a state, so right now its skyline is irrelevant.
Being a state capital has nothing to do with building height or skyline. So that is also irrelevant isn't it? It's a mid-sized city with a skyline to fit.
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:24 PM
 
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Does anyone have a photo of Columbia from the Lake Murray Dam? It was quite impressive from there as well....You can also get an interesting glimps of downtown from the old Eau Claire Town Hall at Main and Monticello.. mostly of the Bank of America tower but impressive none the less give the topography
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