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Old 12-10-2008, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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They have skylines?
Based on your screen name, it would imply you are from Dayton. Dayton ohio...ROTFLMAO, and you are questioning whether or not LA and Houston have great skylines? Last time I checked, the skyline in that town ws so small that you could gather up all the used up crackpipes in that broken down city, pile them up and have a structure twice the height of the tallest building there so i don't think you need to be critical of 2 of the top 5 biggest skylines in America
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:03 PM
 
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Downtown LA from the street is much more lively than Downtown Houston but both are improving very much.
You do realize this is because there is a tunnel system that connects all buildings in downtown Houston. There are lunch restaurants throughout the entire length of these tunnels. Everyone, and I literally mean everyone, is underground. If Houston's street level even compare to LA, that is quite the sad statement for LA.
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:33 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Downtown Houston has the largest tunnel system in America. It's a couple of miles long. If it didn't exist, everyone would be walking at ground level. Don't say if it wasn't there, that people would not walk in "Houston heat". I can show you plenty of pictures of Downtown in the 50s, 60s, and early 70s, where it looked like Manhattan.
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:29 PM
 
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Downtown Houston has the largest tunnel system in America. It's a couple of miles long. If it didn't exist, everyone would be walking at ground level. Don't say if it wasn't there, that people would not walk in "Houston heat". I can show you plenty of pictures of Downtown in the 50s, 60s, and early 70s, where it looked like Manhattan.
Amaze me...
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:49 AM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Amaze me...
Downtown Houston 1946

















Downtown Houston 1954



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Old 12-11-2008, 11:42 AM
 
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Based on your screen name, it would imply you are from Dayton. Dayton ohio...ROTFLMAO, and you are questioning whether or not LA and Houston have great skylines? Last time I checked, the skyline in that town ws so small that you could gather up all the used up crackpipes in that broken down city, pile them up and have a structure twice the height of the tallest building there so i don't think you need to be critical of 2 of the top 5 biggest skylines in America
Yes, I realize that I am from a smaller city, but do you realize that BOTH of these cities have skylines that probably 9 out of 10 people wouldn't even recognize?

These cities do not have very dynamic skylines for for being the #2 and #4 most populous cities in our nation, mostly due to the fact that these cities are just loose networks of sprawl, and my comment insulted that fact.

Also, my name is Daytonnatian because I speak for both Dayton and Cincinnati, which together have our nation's 15th largest metro area.

And, Dayton's tallest building is the Kettering Tower at 440 feet and 30 stories tall, thank you very much. How many building that are taller than this are in LA or Houston? I bet the figure for the two cities combined is less than 60
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:46 PM
 
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There are plenty of buildings that are taller than that
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Old 12-11-2008, 04:08 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Also, my name is Daytonnatian because I speak for both Dayton and Cincinnati, which together have our nation's 15th largest metro area.
You might want to check up on that.

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And, Dayton's tallest building is the Kettering Tower at 440 feet and 30 stories tall, thank you very much. How many building that are taller than this are in LA or Houston? I bet the figure for the two cities combined is less than 60
There are plenty. There is a 500 footer going up by my house in West Houston. There are a bunch of 400 footers under construction in Houston, or proposed. 440 feet is nothing.
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Old 12-11-2008, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I like LA's better. I love the backdrop of the mountains. I also like CA much more than TX, so that plays a small part in it.
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Old 12-11-2008, 05:21 PM
 
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Wow...LA wasn't like those pics?









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http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/1140/losangeleseasterncolumbhb9.jpg (broken link)











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