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View Poll Results: How many skylines does your city have.
1 skyline (normal) 48 21.72%
2 skyline's (bi-normal) 34 15.38%
3 skyline's (not natural) 39 17.65%
4 skyline's (Something is wrong) 18 8.14%
5 skyline's (HOW DID YOU DO THAT) 16 7.24%
6 skyline's (Can't believe it) 14 6.33%
7 skylines (DAMN) 41 18.55%
NO SKYLINE. 21 9.50%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 221. You may not vote on this poll

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Old September 26th, 2008, 10:24 PM   #21
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Westchase and Memorial City are sort of part of the Energy Corridor..I just generally consider that whole area from Beltway 8 to Highway 6, and from the Katy Freeway to Westheimer, to be the Energy Corridor.

The Woodlands has like 1 tower, and there are a LOT of areas like that. Sharpstown? If I'm thinking of the right hood, it's way too ghetto for it to have much of a skyline.
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Old September 26th, 2008, 10:31 PM   #22
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Westchase and Memorial City are sort of part of the Energy Corridor..I just generally consider that whole area from Beltway 8 to Highway 6, and from the Katy Freeway to Westheimer, to be the Energy Corridor.

The Woodlands has like 1 tower, and there are a LOT of areas like that. Sharpstown? If I'm thinking of the right hood, it's way too ghetto for it to have much of a skyline.
Westchase is too far away from the Energy Corridor for me (key phrase: FOR ME) to consider all the same. Surely if someone can consider the Atlanta airport area,Gwinnett, and Larenceville skylines(???), it should be no problem for me to consider the Sharpstown area with 4 towers around 300 feet a skyline as well.

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Old September 26th, 2008, 10:38 PM   #23
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wow, it is so tall, and so far away from the CBD, im very impressed, i did not know about tulsa's many skylines!
The tallest of the CityPlex towers is actually supposedly the exact height of Noah's Arc, 667 feet. Second-tallest tower in all of Tulsa.

The areas I couldn't find a decent pic of are SW Tulsa along the Arkansas River, and a cluster of high-rises just north of CityPlex. But here's some bad ones just to show the areas..

SW Tulsa


71st Street


And here's a really amazing shot of Downtown, since the one I posted earlier doesn't really show the size of DT Tulsa..
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Old September 26th, 2008, 10:50 PM   #24
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Westchase is too far away from the Energy Corridor for me (key phrase: FOR ME) to consider all the same. Surely if someone can consider the Atlanta airport area,Gwinnett, and Larenceville skylines(???), it should be no problem for me to consider the Sharpstown are with 4 towers around 300 feet a skyline as well.
Well here's an old old photo of the Sharpstown area back when it was first developed..

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Old September 26th, 2008, 11:30 PM   #25
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Some pretty weak looking 'skylines' being posted.
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Old September 27th, 2008, 12:27 AM   #26
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Dallas Galleria area




Central Expressway






Stemmons FWY


Las Colinas


Downtown




Victory Park/Uptown


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Cityplace area (I used to live in the green, brick and glass lofts at the bottom of this picture)


Medical City


There are a few tall buildings at Preston Center, but I can't find any good pictures of the actual skyline.

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Old September 27th, 2008, 12:29 AM   #27
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dallas never ceases to amaze me!
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Old September 27th, 2008, 12:43 AM   #28
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Old September 27th, 2008, 01:43 AM   #29
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Westchase is too far away from the Energy Corridor for me (key phrase: FOR ME) to consider all the same. Surely if someone can consider the Atlanta airport area,Gwinnett, and Larenceville skylines(???), it should be no problem for me to consider the Sharpstown are with 4 towers around 300 feet a skyline as well.

I'm not aware of a skyline in Gwinnett County (Lawrenceville is located in Gwinnett)...unless one has popped up in the last 10 years - which is not all that outrageous. This is the extent of Gwinnett's skyline that I have experienced:
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The airport has a bit of skyline...it's a little scattered but there are a handful of tallish buildings. Photos are scarce it seems - maybe not such a photographed "skyline". It's not a true skyline, but you do see buildings on the horizon in the airport area and it's as big as the skylines of some cities...

A few hotels...
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1. Hilton......2. Sheraton
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Crown Plaza left of center...and ASA right of center...
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http://arn.airporthotelservice.com/v...aspx?pid=12575 http://arn.airporthotelservice.com/v...aspx?pid=35550 http://arn.airporthotelservice.com/v....aspx?pid=3247


http://arn.airporthotelservice.com/v...aspx?pid=19273 http://arn.airporthotelservice.com/v...aspx?pid=26128


And of course Delta headquarters...
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There is a small bit of "skyline" to the right...
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Old September 27th, 2008, 05:12 AM   #30
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Winston-Salem has four skylines:

Downtown:


Hawthorne Hill:


Five Points:


Forsyth Medical Center












Gwinnett County, GA has three or four skylines:

The tallest skyline is near Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth:

Second Tallest in Duluth (above)
Photo Credit: Gwinnett Place CID


Tallest in Gwinnett (above)
Photo Credit: Gwinnett Chamber

Other Gwinnett Skylines are Gwinnett Center: (The tallest is 7 or 8 storeys, but this is the only building with a photo)

Image Credit: Taylor Mathis

Satellite: (Several buildings in the same design, around the same height in Duluth)

Image Credit: Loop Net

And Gwinnett has a fourth skyline, if you count Lawrenceville's Medical Center (only 2 buildings):

Image Credit: GMC Lawrenceville

A new skyscraper (Lawrenceville's tallest and maybe Gwinnett's second tallest) is under construction at the Medical Center. I think it topped-out in December? The two buildings are the second and third tallest in the county. This one depends on how many buildings you think are needed for a skyline though.

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Old September 27th, 2008, 05:20 AM   #31
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Where's the poll choice for Zero skylines?


Oh, nevermind, it's at the bottom.
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Old September 27th, 2008, 05:54 AM   #32
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I guess everyone has a different opinion of what a "skyline" is.
IMO 1, 2 3 or even 4 moderately tall buildings along a highway are not skylines.
IMO a cluster of buildings packed together make a skyline.

Atlanta, Miami and Houston have several. Here are KC's 3 skylines.

Downtown





Crown Center





Downtown and Crown Center with KCKS in the foreground



Here is 4 miles of urban KC to the Plaza


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Old September 27th, 2008, 06:12 AM   #33
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Oh come on...some of you guys are posting every building over 10 stories in some of these places. Geez, I should go back and claim NO East, Kenner, Elmwood, buildings in Slidell, Covington, the Westbank, and the Airport in the New Orleans area. I thought we were talking about significant centers of large towers (over 20 to 30 stories). I've got two 10+ story buildings within 2 blocks of my house in my neighborhood....
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Old September 27th, 2008, 06:15 AM   #34
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Cities with more than one skyline have a sprawl problem.

The skylines in Gwinnett County are skylines, with more than one tall building, but they are suburban; surrounded with surface parking. I couldn't find any better photos than what I posted. Sugarloaf Parkway and Satellite Boulevard are not popular places for people to take architectural photos.

This is a better view of Satellite Place in Duluth, Georgia:



I think the skyline has six buildings and yes, they do look very similar to each other, if not the same design.
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Old September 27th, 2008, 06:32 AM   #35
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By some of these definitions of skyline I could say Lexington has 5. Realistically we have one with a few tall buildings here and there throughout the city.
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Old September 27th, 2008, 07:34 AM   #36
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Here's Atlanta most noticeable skylines.

Downtown





Midtown




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Old September 27th, 2008, 07:34 AM   #37
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Atlanta is looking good!


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Cities with more than one skyline have a sprawl problem.
Only if the "skylines" are miles apart and have no urban connectivity. Even NYC has Manhattan, Jersey City and Brooklyn with distinct skylines within eye-shot of each other.

A lot of the photos in this thread aren't skylines at all, they are a few medium buildings in proximity - NOT a skyline.
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Old September 27th, 2008, 01:27 PM   #38
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Atlanta's airport area does have somewhat of a skyline. Although it doesn't seem like much when compared to Atlanta's other skylines, it does stand up to those of some other cities. I simply posted any photos I could find of noteable buildings in College Park, East Point, and Hapeville because I couldn't find one that shows a good shot of them all together - but that doesn't mean it isn't real. I count around 15-20 office buildings, hotels, and Delta HQ that make up a "skyline" at Hartsfield. I agree that Lawrenceville and Gwinnett County in general do not have more than a couple of buildings at separate locations, which doesn't comprise a skyline.

Adding to the post of Atlanta above, there are two more sizeable Atlanta skylines besides Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead, and the Airport...Cumberland/Galleria/Vinings and Perimeter/Sandy Springs/Dunwoody:

Cumberland/Galleria/Vinings
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Perimeter/Sandy Springs/Dunwoody
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Three nice clusters in Dekalb County, all in close proximity:
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Emory University
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Old September 28th, 2008, 01:46 AM   #40
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As far as Houston is concerned, I've always considered Westchase, Memorial City and the Energy Belt to be completely seperate entities. Any clusters that are over two miles away from each other are seperate cluster imo.

And how could anyone say Sharpstown/Westwood is not a skyline? Go to the top of the 610 bridge over the Southwest freeway and take a look west. There is NO QUESTION about Sharpstowns skyline.

I also say the 290 sector is a skyline. I'm taking a guess and saying the tallest building in that area is only 15-18 stories, however there are enough buildings with enough height to make a mini skyline there.

Some would also argue Clear Lake has a skyline but I'm not sure I would go that far. Yes there are some highrise condos and there are a few 10 story buildings at NASA and a small cluster of 8-10 story buildings at Clear Lake City Boulevard, but I don't know if I would clasify it as a skyline.

Lastly, yes the Woodlands has a single 440 ft 30 story building but the other buildings area are tall enough (8-10 stories) for me to personally consider it to have a skyline. Just my opinion.
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