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Old May 13th, 2017, 11:05 PM   #2421
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This is a great thread, I'm glad it got moved to the Southeast.
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Old May 14th, 2017, 07:16 AM   #2422
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Houston Sunset by Bryan Malloch, on Flickr

_IGP0328 by wpnsmech555, on Flickr

Houston Galleria by Apollo Zeus, on Flickr
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Old May 15th, 2017, 05:41 AM   #2423
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Old May 18th, 2017, 07:49 AM   #2424
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Dallas skyline from White Rock Lake



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Old May 18th, 2017, 09:00 AM   #2425
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Is that smog in that picture hanging over the city?
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Old May 18th, 2017, 09:29 AM   #2426
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I'm guessing either that or the remains of morning fog.
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Old May 18th, 2017, 03:11 PM   #2427
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Dallas skyline from White Rock Lake



https://www.instagram.com/p/BUKaK3wFJop
This is the best picture I have seen that can layout how much uptown has sprawled in the last few years. Amazing what vantage points drones have opened up to photographers.
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Old May 20th, 2017, 03:26 AM   #2428
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I'm guessing either that or the remains of morning fog.
Based on the direction and length of the shadows, the photo appears to have been taken late in the day. I see a general haze, which does have the appearance of smog. There's also the appearance of a very thin haze layer close to the ground. The very thin haze layer is perplexing since it has the appearance of a shallow capping inversion, which wouldn't occur in the afternoon unless it had just rained in the last hour. It could be associated with rush hour vehicle emissions, but I still don't know why that secondary haze layer appears to be so thin, which would indicate morning. The shadows are certain, though.

The very thin haze layer close to the ground could be an artifact of the photography, or some sort of optical illusion. It is perplexing.

Beautiful photo, by the way. Love the trees and greenery.

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Old May 21st, 2017, 05:23 AM   #2429
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H-Town

Houston Center - View From Houston Center by Mabry Campbell, on Flickr
Houston Center - View From Houston Center by Mabry Campbell, on Flickr

Downtown to NRG Statdium Skyline by Mabry Campbell, on Flickr
chevron and ExxonMobil Skyline by Mabry Campbell, on Flickr
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Old May 21st, 2017, 05:35 AM   #2430
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Dallas Skyline on the Go! by Jamie Griffin, on Flickr
DGNO 3418 by David Hawkins, on Flickr
Uptown Dallas Aerial by Nelson Acosta, on Flickr

dallas sunset- by John Chitty, on Flickr
24 Hours in Dallas -7 by Lissa Chandler, on Flickr
Dallas Addison by Nelson Acosta, on Flickr
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Old May 22nd, 2017, 09:18 AM   #2431
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Loving the Dallas and Houston shots. The density is beautiful!
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Old May 23rd, 2017, 05:10 AM   #2432
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Really appreciate these Houston and Dallas pics.

Midtown Houston is really filling in. Also like the one with Uptown Houston in the background in the early evening.

In the Dallas pic, what is the semi-highrise district north of downtown called? It's very impressive.
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Old May 23rd, 2017, 10:11 AM   #2433
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Uptown. Victory Park and Oak Lawn
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Old May 23rd, 2017, 02:19 PM   #2434
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Another name for this thread could be "Desktop Wallpaper Repository". This one is awesome:

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Old May 24th, 2017, 01:23 AM   #2435
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I see like minds think alike my friend as I often visit this thread for some of the best U.S. skyline Wallpaper shots here on SSC. Btw, the third image of Houston from the very top of this page is currently on my desktop!
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Old May 24th, 2017, 03:42 AM   #2436
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I see like minds think alike my friend as I often visit this thread for some of the best U.S. skyline Wallpaper shots here on SSC. Btw, the third image of Houston from the very top of this page is currently on my desktop!
That's a spectacular image, indeed.

609 Main, recently completed, is a great addition to the skyline from this angle.
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Old May 25th, 2017, 09:42 AM   #2437
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In this picture you can see the 2 arches from the new margaret mcdermott bridge off in the distance in the right hand corner.
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Old May 29th, 2017, 05:34 AM   #2438
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Wrong.

Try 2.1mi.
No actually I misspoke and understated the true size of West Loop's skyline.

West Loop's skyline really starts where 610 south becomes 610 west and it goes all the way up to where 610 N meets 610 W through Uptown Park. At 610 south there are some highrises, some senior living rental units and some apartment and condo highrises. Right after these highrises stop, then there is a brief gap and then starts Downtown Bellaire, which has a few high rises of its own and then there's a few highrises next to HCC after DT Bellaire right before getting to Uptown near 59. After that is the start of Uptown Houston at 59 and 610 and that goes all the way to Uptown Park without interruption though more infill and density could do wonders for this stretch. After Uptown Park there are some scattered highrises but the skyline begins to dissipate until reaching the conjunction point of 610 W where it becomes 610 N and some more office highrises flll out the rest of West Loop's skyline.

The high speed rail station is going to be right there at 610 N at the terminus of West Loop's skyline and if the HSR gets built then the station will be surrounded with highrises. The Northwest Mall there right now is closing down to clear the way for mixed use development, which is anticipated to be a slew of highrises and midrises along with the HSR station if the bullet train goes through.

I think tomorrow is the last day of the TX state legislature, so if nothing detrimental passes before 12 midnight tomorrow, then HSR will chug along and has a chance of coming into fuition. From what I've read on sources, only 2 HSR bills are expected to pass out of the 20 filed, and both are weaker bills that wont prevent HSR. One bill is aimed at ensuring that Texas Central assumed responsibility for public safety on the train which they said they will and the other bill is to prevent TCR from getting state funds, which they said they don't want. TCR commented these 2 bills wont affect their decision to build HSR, so if they build it and it pans out then this area will have highrises. The land near the station has already been snatched up by mixed use developers that will build a City Center style development in anticipation of the HSR station.

http://www.mystatesman.com/news/tran...p5SFlwF98FS3J/

So West Loops skyline should be 9.9 miles of a skyline with majority of it already existing but just in need of more infill, density, and height to give the West Loop skyline that final touch of cohesion. The HSR station spurring highrises will just patch in the last gap that exists in West Loop's skyline in the north and that gap isn't really that large at all. There is a little bit of a gap in the south too between DT Bellaire and the cluster of highrises near the 610S/610W area and nothing can be done about that since homes exist there but that gap isn't significant enough by itself.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/5855...3!2d29.8068892

The link above will show you the stretch I am talking about, that is the entire West Loop skyline and it includes Uptown Houston, the 610 N cluster, Downtown Bellaire, the cluster of highrises at the conjunction of 610 W and 610 S, and the cluster of highrises between DT Bellaire and Uptown Houston. It is the longest stretch of skyline in Houston and will infill and become even more cohesive as the gaps start getting filled, they already are getting filled a bit right now. See the district of highrises near ROD sprouting up to add more cohesion, density, height, and most of all continuity.

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