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Old March 2nd, 2012, 04:41 AM   #81
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The 50th biggest city in a country has no reason to build such a large tower, especially with all the empty space surrounding it. It's also winter in many of the photos of other cities, and they don't look like crap.

Here is the number 1 reason OKC does NOT deserve a break. One of the basic tenets of America is freedom of religion, including the seperation of church and state. As a non-Christian, I find the following photo, taken just a couple short months ago, to be not only unwelcoming, but nothing short of barbaric. In this day and age, this should not be happening in my country...
I wasn't aware that Chase Bank was run by the U.S. Government. Nor SandRidge Energy Corperation.

Also, I'm not sure a sprawling warehouse would be a great idea for an energy company headquarters.
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 05:07 AM   #82
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Here are 25 photos of Madison (Wisconsin), my favorite mid-sized town. The metro population is around 500,000. Madison is an odd mix of college students, biotech scientists, progressives and extreme liberals, hippies, hipsters, outdoorsy people, cyclists, crazy jaywalkers or just plain weirdos ... Madison is compact and cosmopolitan at the same time: there are numerous independent art galleries, a decent-size art museum, and a top-notch performance center.


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capitol splendor by IHP, on Flickr

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Kite aerial showing a narrow downtown area sandwiched between Monona and Mendota lakes.



The State capitol in this image had burned in 1904 and in this image the capitol is in the process of being rebuilt. In 1911 construction began on rebuilding the center dome (the one we have now) which was much taller than the one in this image.

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Madison's Isthmus (My Home) by robbyb, on Flickr

Madison benefits from its location on a narrow isthmus dividing two large lakes. The challenging geography enables the city to develop dense, lively, urban neighborhoods. At the pinnacle of gridded street network stands an early 20th century capitol building(84 m to the pinnacle), and by law no building can be taller than it. From the capitol square branches off a web of relatively narrow pedestrian-friendly streets that cut through the city in different directions.

The city is home to the longest all-pedestrian street in the country

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State street and looking towards campus.


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State St. The fog rolls in from the lake on this perfect autumn morning.
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view looking northwest with fog over Lake Mendota

a kites view of Concert on the Square in downtown madison.

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As the sun sets and the wind fades Lake Mendota sailors return to the moorings of the UW Memorial Union.

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Bluesfest and boats

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A kite's view of the Yahara river leading out of Lake Mendota across the Madison Isthmus to Lake Monona in the distance.

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Soon, Madison's once pokey downtown will be a maze of concrete canyons.
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State St
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Overture Center
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State St looking west toward the UW campus
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Tutto Pasta on the State St.
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Fountains at the Monona Terrace
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The new student housing (far left) contrast with older housing along university avenue.
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Madison is in constant development. Here is the start of a new development over the old University square. The city from this angle looks like a jumble of different buildings and colors.


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Old March 2nd, 2012, 08:05 AM   #83
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Wow, great pics, looks like a really nice mid-sized town. Funny seeing the different construction techniques though...and safety wise - timber handrails are a big no-no in Australia, not to mention no safety caps on the exposed reo starter bars.
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 08:35 AM   #84
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That's actually the Capella Tower (the round one with the lighted halo/crown at the top). The Wells Fargo Tower is the gold-colored one with all the stacked setbacks
Yeah thats the one I was referring to - the Wells Fargo (gold coloured with setbacks). "Crown" was probably not the right term to use. I like how they light up the top section of the building and I like the design of the building in general with it's setbacks.
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Old March 4th, 2012, 04:51 AM   #85
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The 50th biggest city in a country has no reason to build such a large tower, especially with all the empty space surrounding it. It's also winter in many of the photos of other cities, and they don't look like crap.

Here is the number 1 reason OKC does NOT deserve a break. One of the basic tenets of America is freedom of religion, including the seperation of church and state. As a non-Christian, I find the following photo, taken just a couple short months ago, to be not only unwelcoming, but nothing short of barbaric. In this day and age, this should not be happening in my country...
BOO F'N HOO. The city doesn't own those buildings. The people who own those buildings chose to put those up and you have no choice but to look at it. They are expressing THEIR freedom of religion. You don't like it? Stay up in in Boston and try to keep terrorists from boarding planes next time.
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Old March 4th, 2012, 05:14 AM   #86
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First off, THANK YOU!!! As a true Masshole, I embrace this trait, as well as our superiority over the rest of the country
You Oklahoma City dwellers (all 50 of you) are in real life, but you are too uneducated to pull it off effectively over the internet.
Oh wow, the same old small town crap that you douche canoes always bring up. 1.3 million in the greater metro is nothing to sneeze at. It's not too big and not to small and you don't have to worry about concrete crushing your car while you are driving.

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The only thing the rest of the country knows about you guys is you stole Seattle's basketball team (ok the owner did but receiving stolen property is a crime).
The Sonics must have been the only team in the whole world to move cities. I guess you bought into that one sided propaganda that is sonicsgate.

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You built a humongous, dick-waving tower in a city that had virtually no development for a quarter-century. In fact, 90% of America doesn't know this, because they couldn't care less about your "City".
Maybe you should read. You know that activity that involves looking at groups of letters put in together in a certain arrangement to give us knowledge. Oklahoma City has done very well the past 20 years since the MAPS program was voted on when the people decided to finally improve the city. Also, the economy here didn't crash with the rest of the country.

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The tower looks great, but it looks like it was built in the middle of NOWHERE and makes the rest of the skyline look ridiculous.
There are more towers in the works that will be between the heights of the Devon Tower and Chase Tower. But since you don't read, you don't know that.

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OKC is like the black sheep of America. Here's a thought Kyle, go back to your mud hut, read your first book (maybe second one too!), get yourself an education, and keep telling yourself that 1 tall building surrounded by dirt and parking lots is a "city". Maybe you'll be lucky enough to actually visit a real one someday.
I read plenty. I have a great education and a good job, so sorry to disappoint you. I have been out of Oklahoma City plenty and it is a city. I didn't know that a skyline signified that you were a "real" city or not.

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For comparison sake, it would be like Adelaide building a 230 meter tower (without any other buildings between this and the current tallest, and only "rumors" of them). Also, maybe Adelaide steals Melbourne's rugby team too.
Who cares what Adelaide and Melbourne do?

Later.

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Madtown looks awesome.

(Mod Edit: You didn't need to quote the entire photo post)

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Old March 4th, 2012, 06:38 AM   #88
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BOO F'N HOO. The city doesn't own those buildings. The people who own those buildings chose to put those up and you have no choice but to look at it. They are expressing THEIR freedom of religion. You don't like it? Stay up in in Boston and try to keep terrorists from boarding planes next time.
... what the hell, dude?
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Old March 4th, 2012, 07:26 AM   #89
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BOO F'N HOO. The city doesn't own those buildings. The people who own those buildings chose to put those up and you have no choice but to look at it. They are expressing THEIR freedom of religion. You don't like it? Stay up in in Boston and try to keep terrorists from boarding planes next time.
You're making a complete embarrassment out of yourself.
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First off, THANK YOU!!! As a true Masshole, I embrace this trait, as well as our superiority over the rest of the country
You Oklahoma City dwellers (all 50 of you) are in real life, but you are too uneducated to pull it off effectively over the internet. The only thing the rest of the country knows about you guys is you stole Seattle's basketball team (ok the owner did but receiving stolen property is a crime) and you built a humongous, dick-waving tower in a city that had virtually no development for a quarter-century. In fact, 90% of America doesn't know this, because they couldn't care less about your "City". The tower looks great, but it looks like it was built in the middle of NOWHERE and makes the rest of the skyline look ridiculous. OKC is like the black sheep of America. Here's a thought Kyle, go back to your mud hut, read your first book (maybe second one too!), get yourself an education, and keep telling yourself that 1 tall building surrounded by dirt and parking lots is a "city". Maybe you'll be lucky enough to actually visit a real one someday.

For comparison sake, it would be like Adelaide building a 230 meter tower (without any other buildings between this and the current tallest, and only "rumors" of them). Also, maybe Adelaide steals Melbourne's rugby team too.

PS Read the rest of the comments from these unbiased observers. They all think your city looks dreadful. Considering it has a quaint downtown surrounded on all sides by dirt and parking lots, it's one of the last cities in the country that needs such extreme vertical growth! Around here, the cities don't just end at the last skyscraper!
Just pointing this out for the sake of it - rugby is not a sport followed much in Melbourne or Adelaide. Ask people on the street about - they'll barely be able to give you an answer. Aussie Rules, on the other hand, is the religion there. You'll find rugby is the game in Sydney and Brisbane (New South Wales and Queensland), which, vice versa, is barely into AFL.
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Old March 4th, 2012, 07:06 PM   #91
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they're yet to discover carparks can go multi-storey
Actually, there are plenty of multi-level garages in the States.

.... btw, I gotta ask, why are you Aussies posting pics of the US? I'm not criticizing but it's kinda strange you post pics of another country.
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Because the section is called "Beyond Australia & New Zealand"
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Because the section is called "Beyond Australia & New Zealand"
Oh. I guess I can understand. We all have different topics on these threads.
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Old March 4th, 2012, 08:47 PM   #94
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Some photos of Dallas.

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Swiss Avenue Home by p2wy, on Flickr

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They are expressing THEIR freedom of religion. You don't like it? Stay up in in Boston and try to keep terrorists from boarding planes next time.
Wow....
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The US does have many cities that have large skyscraper development surrounded by parking lots, which is embarrassing, though the number of surface parking lots has greatly decreased over the years. There's also a trend, though not huge, of demolishing elevated highways (prime example being Boston, many cities have proposed to do so)


Here are some examples of urban structures that are unlike the common stereotype of American cities, though of course there is truth to all stereotypes.

New Orleans (metro pop: 1,235,650)


Charleston (metro: 659,191)


Kansas City (metro: 2.2 million)


La (metro: 15,250,000)


Louisville (metro: 1,307,647)


Oakland (metro: w/ SF 4,335,391)


Philly (metro: 5,965,343)


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The US does have many cities that have large skyscraper development surrounded by parking lots, which is embarrassing, though the number of surface parking lots has greatly decreased over the years. There's also a trend, though not huge, of demolishing elevated highways (prime example being Boston, many cities have proposed to do so)


Here are some examples of urban structures that are unlike the common stereotype of American cities, though of course there is truth to all stereotypes.

New Orleans (metro pop: 1,235,650)


Charleston (metro: 659,191)


Kansas City (metro: 2.2 million)


La (metro: 15,250,000)


Louisville (metro: 1,307,647)


Oakland (metro: w/ SF 4,335,391)


Philly (metro: 5,965,343)


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... that stereotype is really just for Sunbelt cities. Mainly up north and in the midwest you see more dense urban development.

And even back in the old days, those same cities you talk about that are surrounded by a sea of parking lots weren't always that way. Before the baby boom of the 50's and 60's, many of those cities were just as urban as NYC or Chicago or Boston.


By the way, L.A. is the KING of sprawl. Outside of downtown, it looks nothing like this.
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... that stereotype is really just for Sunbelt cities. Mainly up north and in the midwest you see more dense urban development.

And even back in the old days, those same cities you talk about that are surrounded by a sea of parking lots weren't always that way. Before the baby boom of the 50's and 60's, many of those cities were just as urban as NYC or Chicago or Boston.


By the way, L.A. is the KING of sprawl. Outside of downtown, it looks nothing like this.
True about the stereotype, but people in other nations typically stereotype American cities as sunbelt cities. However, I don't think cities like Houston or Atlanta were ever as dense as New York or Boston.


La sprawls in the sense of Mexico City more or less (though nowhere near as big or as dense). Its not stereotypical American in that it is relatively dense. It is overall the densest metropolitan area in the country.
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True about the stereotype, but people in other nations typically stereotype American cities as sunbelt cities. However, I don't think cities like Houston or Atlanta were ever as dense as New York or Boston.
Maybe not AS dense as those cities, but they were more urban than they are now, at least....

Houston in the 1930's:
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