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View Poll Results: The Southeast’s new “Tallest” – Which do you like best?
Signature Tower - Nashville 23 19.66%
Granby Tower - Norfolk 2 1.71%
Town Center Westin - Virginia Beach 1 0.85%
Soleil Center Westin Hotel – Raleigh 8 6.84%
Museum Plaza – Louisville 18 15.38%
Orlando City Place – Orlando 4 3.42%
Trump Tower – Tampa 3 2.56%
Met 3 – Miami 17 14.53%
360 Condos – Austin 5 4.27%
Block TU Tower – Forth Worth 4 3.42%
RSA Tower – Mobile 30 25.64%
The Tower at Falls & Broad – Greenville, SC 2 1.71%
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Old February 13th, 2006, 03:42 AM   #41
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For me it would be Nashville's Signature Tower or Mobile's RSA Tower.
My exact thoughts...
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Old February 13th, 2006, 05:23 AM   #42
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At the risk of upsetting some on this board, I like the New Orleans tower. Just kidding. I'm biased, but I like it. All are great projects. The Louisville one is a little weird... but that's what makes archietecture an art... art prevokes opinions, and not all agree.
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Old February 13th, 2006, 06:04 AM   #43
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I really like Nashville's new tower.
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Old February 13th, 2006, 06:35 AM   #44
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Louisville tied with mobile? who would have thought those two cities would be on a list for tallest skyscrapers in SE.
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Old February 13th, 2006, 07:26 PM   #45
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Definately the RSA, classicly influenced and classy. Secondly I like the Signature for pretty much the same reasons.
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Old February 15th, 2006, 02:49 AM   #46
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I like the Louisville tower, though I have a soft spot for the Trump in Tampa because so many people seem to dislike it (I really don't know why).

I do really like the new tallest in Norfolk, not because it's great architecture but because it's time Norfolk started getting some more altitude in downtown and I hope this will spur something.
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Old February 15th, 2006, 03:32 AM   #47
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Hopefully we'll get a real rendering of the new 70 story tower in Jacksonville. A very basic autoCAD exists but is not even close to being a visual representation of the product so we've been told.

Of the list, RSA.

Off the list, the new tower in new Orleans.

Louisvilles' strikes me as a Picasso/Cubists revision of the Twin Towers/Sears Tower.
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Old February 15th, 2006, 04:47 AM   #48
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I like the Louisville tower, though I have a soft spot for the Trump in Tampa because so many people seem to dislike it (I really don't know why).

I do really like the new tallest in Norfolk, not because it's great architecture but because it's time Norfolk started getting some more altitude in downtown and I hope this will spur something.
I agree about Norfolk. Great city with a great downtown; I think they deserve their new tallest.
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Old February 15th, 2006, 06:22 AM   #49
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It's between Ft. Worth and Nashville.
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Old February 15th, 2006, 08:13 AM   #50
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Louisville, by far,
then Raleigh and perhaps Ft. Worth.

The others are ehhh---OK, but that Virginia Beach thing is a disaster.
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Old February 15th, 2006, 04:14 PM   #51
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I would like to share a link to the page I dedicated to Soleil Center, with some additional links at the bottom: http://www.raleighmsa.com/SoleilCenter.html. Also, allow me to add one more image, showing the back of Soleil Center.

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Old February 15th, 2006, 04:14 PM   #52
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Nashville's Signature and then the RSA.
Agreed!
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Old February 16th, 2006, 12:15 AM   #53
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Why did you not list this tower, which is scheduled to begin construction by Summer? Are we not Southeast in your opinion?


Why must people from New Orleans be so defensive and abrasive?


Sweet lookin tower, btw.
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Old February 16th, 2006, 04:27 AM   #54
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I would like to share a link to the page I dedicated to Soleil Center, with some additional links at the bottom: http://www.raleighmsa.com/SoleilCenter.html. Also, allow me to add one more image, showing the back of Soleil Center.

Thanks E....This is my favorite...hope I'm not being bias
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Old February 16th, 2006, 04:31 AM   #55
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Wow....the southeast really is changing....for the better of course

I really love that tower in Louisville....is that definately going to be built?

The Miami tower takes a close 2nd in my opinion (I might be a little bias because Miami is my favorite city in the Southeast).
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Old February 16th, 2006, 04:06 PM   #56
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I am amazed at the number of great looking towers proposed, or under way, for the South. Naturally, the bigger cities get the bulk of those high-rises, but I am enthusiastic when I see great projects in places like Mobile, Norfolk and Raleigh.

@eastwestrob: Soleil Center should be a far better looking tower in reality than it looks on the paper. The architect is world-class, therefore I expect this tower to place Raleigh in the map of cities with elegant [modern] skyscrapers. I have a feeling - I have not seen anything to confirm this, so don't quote me - that Reynolds Tower may be just as impressive as, if not more than, Soleil Center. Final plans should be submitted within 1-2 months, and hopefully we can add this proposal here, too
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Old February 16th, 2006, 04:46 PM   #57
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I voted RSA. That tower defines what a classic skyscraper should look like. I believe it is quality architecture and that it will be a fashionable address for years to come.

I think in time the folks in Louisville will rue the day they let that Museum Plaza monstrosity get built (if it ever does get built). I think it is about the ugliest thing I've seen in a long, long, time. Once constructed, it will be a wart on their skyline for years to come.

Better there than in Batlimore. LOL. Our new tallest is scheduled to be unvieled tomorrow (2/17/06). Here is a link to our development site if anyone is interested.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=318327

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Old February 16th, 2006, 08:10 PM   #58
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RSA Tower – Mobile Can't get enough of how nice this building looks.
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Old February 17th, 2006, 12:52 AM   #59
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I am amazed at the number of great looking towers proposed, or under way, for the South. Naturally, the bigger cities get the bulk of those high-rises, but I am enthusiastic when I see great projects in places like Mobile, Norfolk and Raleigh.
This is a great point to make. It's not just the large cities making a push in the southeast; we're seeing a lot of cities starting to become "on the map". I think that within the next couple of decades we'll see medium-sized cities like Raleigh and Norfolk become household names nationwide, and smaller cities like Greenville turn into regional players.

Things look really good for this entire region, and the success of one city or state helps create inertia for everyone else.
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I am also hoping that larger cities become inspirations for smaller ones, while the latter find their own direction, without waiting for things to work out outside their own territory. I like, for example, the way Durham seems to work; what happens there does not depend on what the rest of the Triangle, or the entire state, does. Raleigh developers seem to take a wait-and-see approach - if something becomes successful in Charlotte, maybe we can do it here, although this attitude is slowly changing
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