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Old April 21st, 2017, 01:47 AM   #2361
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You forgot these gems of horrid design. There's this Alamo tower thing

And then there is this.... (shields eyes)
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Old April 21st, 2017, 03:58 AM   #2362
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Houston seems to have a bad reputation for architecture all around. If you ask me, all of these "stucco" buildings going up in Dallas look terrible, and they will look even worse in twenty years.
However, when I travel, I hear a lot of positive reviews of Houston's architecture from all over. There are some beautiful buildings in both Downtown and Uptown especially. There are some duds, of course (especially the one you posted a pic of). I feel the same about Dallas architecture. Lots of really beautiful buildings and some duds here and there. I sometimes wonder how some buildings ever get approved, but I guess big cities don't implement standards for aesthetics. Some small cities do, of course (notably Santa Fe).

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Old April 21st, 2017, 04:14 AM   #2363
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please forgive me for any (post) which "offended" your "person" or your "intellegence" ; ask me any question about what you do not understand about my (post), and i will "explain" them to you "clearly", and also tell me what "offends" you about my (post), so i can understand how i "upset" your integrity,"the coment" you made, about "not understanding my post", i could of "explained", but "putting it out their", for people, to "eat up", and totally make a really hatefull statement,...that "i am on illeagle substances", and put their credentials in bold blue underneath it, to mock and humiliate me, only defeats the purpose... So just ask me, or people, will countinue to throw hurtfull phrases out at people, instead of "stateting their "disagreement" with what i said and why,...which "results" in people looking up to them as mentors or leaders, in the wrong way, sadly... Sincerely SuperTall2222
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I haven't seen anyone say anything hateful or imply things (unless they did and their posts were deleted).

I apologize for my initial comment which expressed confusion regarding your posts. I will be more patient with the fact that we all have different writing styles and will focus on the content, not style.
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Old April 21st, 2017, 05:15 AM   #2364
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Supertall has a unique posting style but having years dealing with true troll characters all over the net it doesn't phase me that much. Plus Supertalls posts don't seem frictional or confrontational. He seems mostly positive so yea it's just fine.
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Old April 21st, 2017, 05:27 AM   #2365
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However, when I travel, I hear a lot of positive reviews of Houston's architecture from all over. There are some beautiful buildings in both Downtown and Uptown especially. There are some duds, of course (especially the one you posted a pic of). I feel the same about Dallas architecture. Lots of really beautiful buildings and some duds here and there. I sometimes wonder how some buildings ever get approved, but I guess big cities don't implement standards for aesthetics. Some small cities do, of course (notably Santa Fe).
Fort Worth and San Antonio take the title for best architecture since they actually saved their original brick and mortar prewar buildings. Dallas and Houston, sad to say, demolished a lot of theirs. Damn suburbia!
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Old April 21st, 2017, 08:50 AM   #2366
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Fort Worth and San Antonio take the title for best architecture since they actually saved their original brick and mortar prewar buildings. Dallas and Houston, sad to say, demolished a lot of theirs. Damn suburbia!
there are plenty of these in Downtown Dallas.
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Old April 21st, 2017, 02:30 PM   #2367
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I was in a heated discussion over Dallas getting a supertall. A guy at work made a good point. BOA plaza is the crown jewel of Dallas. A supertall would displace that building and make it less significant. It is meant to be the centerpiece. Anything to eclipse that tower should be put away from downtown and let BOA plaza remain the main focus. It makes sense but I still think a nice skinny post modern tower would improve the skyline and enhance BOA plaza. Any thoughts?
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Old April 21st, 2017, 05:15 PM   #2368
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I was in a heated discussion over Dallas getting a supertall. A guy at work made a good point. BOA plaza is the crown jewel of Dallas. A supertall would displace that building and make it less significant. It is meant to be the centerpiece. Anything to eclipse that tower should be put away from downtown and let BOA plaza remain the main focus. It makes sense but I still think a nice skinny post modern tower would improve the skyline and enhance BOA plaza. Any thoughts?
It does bring up an interesting point. I know people who've never been to Dallas or Houston and even though you tell them Houstons skyline is taller many of them say they still like Dallas' better because of balance(core only)... especially at certain angles. The Dallas BOA acts the same as the US Bank tower in LA. It's the centerpiece surrounded by bold tall 686 to 787ft works of art. Though I'd love a supertall ...anything between 787 and 921 would also be kick arse. Especially a bold one.

A supertall outside the core would be interesting. The best place could be at our galleria since they're are a few good sized bldgs there though it would dwarf them. Truthfully a 500-700ftr there would be fine. We don't need to try to be Houston. Or maybe next to Cityplace.

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Old April 21st, 2017, 07:14 PM   #2369
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I was in a heated discussion over Dallas getting a supertall. A guy at work made a good point. BOA plaza is the crown jewel of Dallas. A supertall would displace that building and make it less significant. It is meant to be the centerpiece. Anything to eclipse that tower should be put away from downtown and let BOA plaza remain the main focus. It makes sense but I still think a nice skinny post modern tower would improve the skyline and enhance BOA plaza. Any thoughts?
That's a rather weak point. The Magnolia Building was once Dallas' tallest building, with the "Flying Red Horse" being the pinnacle of the Dallas skyline for years. It was also the tallest building west of the Mississippi River for quite a long time. However, eventually many towers eclipsed its height. The Mercantile, then the Gables Republic Bank Building, then Elm Place (now The Drever), and eventually the BoA building. However, the Magnolia Building, with its "Flying Red Horse", to this very day still remains an enduring architectural icon of the city of Dallas, even more so than the BoA building, considering how much of an impact that "Flying Red Horse"--what was originally intended to be a temporary gimmick for an oil man convention--has had on our city's culture.

Also, the BoA tower is a Postmodern building.
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Old April 21st, 2017, 07:29 PM   #2370
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Not enough pics on this page...
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Old April 21st, 2017, 10:49 PM   #2371
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Bc it's a new page.
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Old April 22nd, 2017, 02:44 AM   #2372
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there are plenty of these in Downtown Dallas.
Once I spent a lot of time driving around downtown Houston, I found to my surprise that there are quite a few of these there. I think the only ones that are fairly tall, though, are the Esperson building and what was once the Gulf Building (not sure what it's called now).
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Old April 22nd, 2017, 02:49 AM   #2373
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What is the building in downtown Dallas with the thing on top that looks sort of like a rocket? Ever since I was a kid, when we would visit Dallas I loved that building, including the panels (aluminum?). I've found few people who liked it, but I will always love it.
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Old April 22nd, 2017, 03:49 AM   #2374
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What is the building in downtown Dallas with the thing on top that looks sort of like a rocket? Ever since I was a kid, when we would visit Dallas I loved that building, including the panels (aluminum?). I've found few people who liked it, but I will always love it.
Youd have to narrow it down. Lots of bldgs look like rockets.
You might be taking about the Republic Center Tower 1
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_Center
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Old April 22nd, 2017, 05:59 AM   #2375
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That's it. Thank you! I haven't researched when it was built, but it looks like a 50's building, maybe early 60's.

My college roommate was from Dallas. He told me that the Zales building on Stemmons was one of the first talls outside of downtown, maybe built in the early 70s. Not sure if it's even called the Zales building now. But back then, it was apparently a popular building.
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Old April 22nd, 2017, 06:11 AM   #2376
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Old April 22nd, 2017, 07:23 AM   #2377
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I was in a heated discussion over Dallas getting a supertall. A guy at work made a good point. BOA plaza is the crown jewel of Dallas.
BOA Plaza's had a good run for over 30 years as Dallas' tallest. Its time for Dallas' skyline to enter the 21st century. Besides BOA became the tallest in Dallas by displacing the building that was tallest before it, etc, the cycle goes on.

This Perot tower is on the opposite end of the DTD skyline from BOA, this tower will only add balance to the skyline and start extending it in the other direction. Win-win top down.
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Old April 22nd, 2017, 01:00 PM   #2378
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BOA Plaza's had a good run for over 30 years as Dallas' tallest. Its time for Dallas' skyline to enter the 21st century. Besides BOA became the tallest in Dallas by displacing the building that was tallest before it, etc, the cycle goes on.

This Perot tower is on the opposite end of the DTD skyline from BOA, this tower will only add balance to the skyline and start extending it in the other direction. Win-win top down.
There is no way I could have worded it better. Eventually, Dallas will evolve and I can not wait! Same for us here in SA. I will post some drone pics In a bit for the guests that view this thread. Don't want to lose our viewers. We just really love Dallas.
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Old April 22nd, 2017, 06:44 PM   #2379
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Another "questionable" Dallas tower design. The Pegasus Villas in West Dallas. I see it from my uncle's apt tower all the time. It's definitely different. The Stonehenge stacks on top are polarizing. Love it or hate it. Haha.
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Old April 23rd, 2017, 02:45 AM   #2380
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