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View Poll Results: Rate Fort Worth's Skyline
Amazing 2 4.65%
Good 6 13.95%
Average 24 55.81%
Bad 5 11.63%
Horrible 6 13.95%
Voters: 43. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-22-2010, 03:27 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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You could say that Fort Worth has the most "subtle" skyline out of all the biggest cities in Texas. Not too big or flashy, but it works for the city (right now, anyway). The mix of old and new buildings + the emphasis on ground level projects + the conservative nature of Fort Worth = this skyline. It can look pretty weird from certain angles, though. Especially when you have only 6 REAL skyscrapers. . . . .
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Its average, its density is nice enough, but what's hurting it is its lack of more tall towers.
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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I love Fort Worth but I had to rate the skyline as "Average". I've been saying for a long time that downtown Fort Worth needs at least one or maybe two more skyscrapers. I remember a few years back when a significantly tall tower was proposed for downtown, but then it was cancelled. Even a new buildng in the 500-600 foot range would improve things. Since Fort Worth is growing rapidly, I think the potential is definitely there for some new projects to come along in the future. Hopefully one or more of them will have a big impact on the skyline.
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:59 PM
 
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I voted "Good" mainly do to the historic arhictect in downtown Fort Worth. Two 60+ towers would completely change the look of Fort Worth skyline. We are all waiting patiently for the big skycraper boom in Fort Worth that is expected to happen in the not so distant future. The trinity river project is also suppose to double the size of downtown Fort Worth as well.
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:36 PM
 
Location: League City
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The skyline (the towers themselves) is unimpressive, but the Sundance Square district is the best downtown in Texas. I don't care if they get more towers or not, downtown Ft Worth is a lot nicer than downtown Houston.
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:42 PM
 
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I love Fort Worth but I had to rate the skyline as "Average". I've been saying for a long time that downtown Fort Worth needs at least one or maybe two more skyscrapers. I remember a few years back when a significantly tall tower was proposed for downtown, but then it was cancelled. Even a new buildng in the 500-600 foot range would improve things. Since Fort Worth is growing rapidly, I think the potential is definitely there for some new projects to come along in the future. Hopefully one or more of them will have a big impact on the skyline.
On street level, downtown Fort Worth is awesome. But from a distance, it certainly could use some taller towers. But, at the end of the day, what is better? An active street life or a good looking skyline? I think active street life is better.
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Houston Inner Loop
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I would look great incorporated into Texas Medical Center.
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:55 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Oh I forgot to add.....

Next Month: El Paso
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Oh I forgot to add.....

Next Month: El Paso
I see were running out of city skylines....

How about some cities secondary skylines, like Uptown Dallas, Uptown Houston, or Texas Medical Center. All better than El Paso, imo.
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:41 AM
JJG JJG started this thread
 
Location: Fort Worth
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I see were running out of city skylines....

How about some cities secondary skylines, like Uptown Dallas, Uptown Houston, or Texas Medical Center. All better than El Paso, imo.
No, we're doin' every city that has a skyline...... first.
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