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Old January 23rd, 2011, 12:22 AM   #21
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I have this book called 'Emerging Skylines' which shows a few models of 2 versions of the Bank of the Southwest tower. One shows the base and the lobby of the one we've all seen but the second BofSW was 94 stories tall but it was extremely ugly. It has this enormous crown and it was overall very tacky.
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Old January 24th, 2011, 11:50 PM   #22
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kinda glad they didnt build that one. its kinda ugly.
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Old January 24th, 2011, 11:53 PM   #23
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They did build it...in Dubai.
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Old January 27th, 2011, 11:04 PM   #24
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They did build it...in Dubai.
this would only further emphasize my point that it was ugly.
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Old January 28th, 2011, 10:22 PM   #25
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^ Lol.

Here is a rendering of the Block 265 Tower.

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Old January 29th, 2011, 04:45 AM   #26
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Found it.

i had a dream it was built...and it actually looked cool (once finished).

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Old January 31st, 2011, 01:01 AM   #27
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Campeau was going to look like the American International building in New York but taller and no spire. 80's was such an amazing era in skyscrapers.....
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Old January 31st, 2011, 01:20 PM   #28
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I realize this in reference of an old post from September of last year, but the US Bank building in L.A. wasn't designed by Pei, but by the architectural firm that he created.
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Old May 20th, 2011, 08:15 PM   #29
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kinda glad they didnt build that one. its kinda ugly.
I've got to speak up in defense of the KPF version. The picture above just doesn't do it justice. I've seen a large street-level rendering in a book from the 1980s and I think it's a spectacular tower...far more dignified and refined than the Jahn version. In fact, together with Foster's Tokyo Millenium Tower, it's my favorite unbuilt skyscraper.
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Old June 9th, 2011, 02:07 AM   #30
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I dunno. I'm a huge fan of postmodern architecture from the 80's but this is just ugly.

Btw..Helmut Jahn designed 7 proposals for the Bank of the Southwest.
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Old June 9th, 2011, 09:36 PM   #31
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I dunno. I'm a huge fan of postmodern architecture from the 80's but this is just ugly.

Btw..Helmut Jahn designed 7 proposals for the Bank of the Southwest.
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Wow, I onder what the skyline would look like if each of those renderings had been built?
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Old June 10th, 2011, 05:48 AM   #32
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The lot that this building was going to be built is still empty.
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Old June 13th, 2011, 03:22 AM   #33
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The lot that this building was going to be built is still empty.
Wow! I woulda thought something would've been built there by now.
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Old June 13th, 2011, 11:31 PM   #34
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Nope. Still a parking lot.

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Old June 14th, 2011, 08:06 PM   #35
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i know that spot. it even feels like a weird spot for a surface level lot because everything around it is anywhere from 30 - 70 stories tall. But chances are that it is going to remain a lot for a while too because no one has any intention of building on that side of downtown.
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 08:51 PM   #36
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What could've been.


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Some of those designs still look fresh. Houston just needs to grow some big local banks to help fill in those lots. If the big Wall St. banks had their way, they'd replace 70 story tower offices with Fotomat booths!
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Old July 29th, 2011, 12:56 AM   #38
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The skyline would've really looked great if all those buildings were constructed.
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Old July 30th, 2011, 09:42 PM   #39
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Some say Houston is in the running for the Nations 3rd best skyline,but if half of those towers were built then that discussion would be over!
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Old August 5th, 2011, 08:20 AM   #40
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