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Old March 24th, 2017, 01:07 AM   #1121
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You're confusing urban fabric with skylines. Richmond's skyline is fairly bland and full of 70s office towers, which are the worst. If anything, Richmond's office highrises detract from the historic fabric of the city itself.
I'm not confusing anything, you're the confused one.
You don't know the difference between density, textures, juxtaposition, styles, height, breadth and placement in regards to overall aesthetic.

Richmond's highrises mix in well with the historical buildings, enhancing them rather than obscuring them. That's part of what makes Richmond's skyline superior IMO. While ATL, HOU, DAL have many fugly towers, lacking uniformity and poor juxtaposition that ruins the overall aesthetic of these city's skylines from certain perspectives. It's all a matter of opinion, free your mind.
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Old March 24th, 2017, 01:15 AM   #1122
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I'm not confusing anything, you're the confused one.
You don't know the difference between density, textures, juxtaposition, styles, height, breadth and placement in regards to overall aesthetic.

Richmond's highrises mix in well with the historical buildings, enhancing them rather than obscuring them. That's part of what makes Richmond's skyline superior IMO. While ATL, HOU, DAL have many fugly towers, lacking uniformity and poor juxtaposition that ruins the overall aesthetic of these city's skylines from certain perspectives. It's all a matter of opinion, free your mind.
Can you name some of those fugly towers that you refer to? I'm just curious about your style preferences.
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Old March 24th, 2017, 09:16 PM   #1123
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Every skyline has their unique character such has street scene, aesthetic, mix of architecture and so on. What it comes down to is just a matter of opinion when giving preference to one skyline over another.
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Old March 24th, 2017, 09:39 PM   #1124
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Old March 31st, 2017, 04:59 PM   #1125
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That may have been true 25 years ago but not today. For example metro Miami & NYC have taller buildings in their suburbs.
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You may be right. I got my information from wikipedia. Can you list some taller suburban buildings? Although you could also argue that the King and Queen building aren't in the Suburbs anymore as they are in the city of Sandy Springs.
There's also a very tall building in Houston's suburban Galleria area. Not sure what it's called.
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Old March 31st, 2017, 05:06 PM   #1126
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There's also a very tall building in Houston's suburban Galleria area. Not sure what it's called.
Williams tower? At 275 m (901 ft) that is pretty tall, but it is within the city limits of Houston so not "technically" suburban. Thanks for pointing that out though as it is a cool building with a Teipei 101 effect.

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Old March 31st, 2017, 10:16 PM   #1127
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Just my opinion but I wouldn't consider geopolitical lines as indicative of urban/suburban, especially given the discrepancy in how those lines are drawn. Jacksonville has some decidedly suburban areas in their city limits while metro Atlanta has some urban pockets outside the actual City of Atlanta.
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Old March 31st, 2017, 10:24 PM   #1128
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For sure. As each city is individual in where it draws its city limits, you can't really compare city vs city.
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Old April 12th, 2017, 03:06 PM   #1129
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Old April 14th, 2017, 05:29 AM   #1130
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That RSA tower put Mobile into another level when it comes to skylines.
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Old April 18th, 2017, 02:46 AM   #1131
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That RSA tower put Mobile into another level when it comes to skylines.
I agree, but wish they hadn't mimicked its spire with the hotel to the right.
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Old April 18th, 2017, 08:08 AM   #1132
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I agree, but wish they hadn't mimicked its spire with the hotel to the right.
Agreed... that looks absolutely ridiculous. It looks like one of those little old church ladies with the gigantic hats.
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Old April 19th, 2017, 04:52 PM   #1133
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Huh. I always assumed the two structures were part of the same complex because of the design similarity. Well whaddya know.
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