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Old June 13th, 2005, 07:19 PM   #21
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I could understand if they didn't want tall buildings in the Westshore area around the airport, but DT Tampa is far enough away. I didn't know the FAA had the right to limit building heights. I think the city will have a 55 story building soon enough, then what?
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Old June 13th, 2005, 07:26 PM   #22
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The FAA does not possess the power in itself to restrict building heights. It does issue recomendations which local governments tend to enforce. We've talked at length on the isue in the Miami forum.
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Old June 14th, 2005, 02:05 AM   #23
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I always thought downtown Tampa looked strange, especially while driving through it, just subtract like 6 buildings and you have no skyline - it's strange.
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Old June 14th, 2005, 02:07 AM   #24
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I don't mean that in a bad way either, it just seems they have either small or tall, not much inbetween! That's the strange part.
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Old June 14th, 2005, 05:38 AM   #25
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^Well, there is more ground clutter these days than there used to be, but it is still paltry... Some pictures look better than others.
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 10:42 PM   #26
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I always thought downtown Tampa looked strange, especially while driving through it, just subtract like 6 buildings and you have no skyline - it's strange.

I don't think that statement is true. Downtown Tampa currently has 15 buildings above 200 ft. The distribution is pretty even: 4 - 500 footers, 2 -400 footers, 4 - 300 footers and 5 - 200 footers. There would still be 9 buildings above 200 ft. if you took away the tallest six. (See list below)

AmSouth 579 ft
Bank of America Plaza 577 ft
One Tampa City Center 537 ft
Suntrust 525 ft
Park Tower 458 ft
400 N. Ashley 454 ft
Hillsborough County Center 375 ft
Sam Gibbons Federal Courthouse 375 ft
Tampa Marriot Waterside 326 ft
Wachovia Center 311 ft
Franklin Exchange Building 280 ft
SouthTrust 279 ft
One Mack-Cali Center 252 ft
The Grandview 235 ft
Hotel Floridian 204 ft

I think what you might be reacting too is the density of the buildings for a city of Tampa's size. Many of the smaller buildings are blocked out by the larger ones from certain angles. Tampa's downtown is really confined to a small area compared to many cities. However, the development of Channelside will change all of this and double the size of Tampa's downtown
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 10:56 PM   #27
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Nice pic of Tampa
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Old June 26th, 2005, 05:46 PM   #28
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Nice pic. I can't wait until Skypoint gets added to that photo!
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Old June 28th, 2005, 04:01 AM   #29
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Nice pic. I can't wait until Skypoint gets added to that photo!
It will be awesome! I drive across the Howard Franklin a lot and on a clear day I can see downtown very well. It looks like the skyline might become very "linear". If the towers on Franklin get built it will block the view of the Federal Courthouse and the Floridan Hotel (not that the Floridan is all that stately from the bridge). Anyway I would like to see the Tampa skyline change for the better adding more high-rise residental. Also when the Channnelside Condo's get built there will be a very impressive view for those who are sailing into Tampa.
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Old June 28th, 2005, 05:46 AM   #30
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here are two of the pics I've processed from yesterday's rooftop adventure at 400 N Ashley... I'll probably post some more later on...

Looking south over Davis Islands, and the bay. One can see the TGH annex is well under way, with two tower cranes now
up... (no zoom used)


Looking SW over S Tampa, with the bay and DT St Pete beyond... (no zoom used)
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Old June 28th, 2005, 06:05 AM   #31
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Tampa is looking good!
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Old June 28th, 2005, 06:05 AM   #32
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And a pic taken last year from the roof of "The Pointe", which is an office tower at the southern tip
of Rocky Point.

Sorry for the lame quality, but it was hella hazy that morning, and cheap cameras pointed into the
morning glare don't fare well. (no zoom used)
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Old June 28th, 2005, 07:30 AM   #33
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Nice job Jason
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Old June 28th, 2005, 01:22 PM   #34
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Nice pics! I like looking at Tampa's skyline coming from St. Pete and St. Pete's coming from Tampa. Next time I get to go to Florida Power on Weedon Island (Progress Energy), I'll take the camara and see what I can do... Good shots of St. Pete from the Gandy Bridge too.
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Old June 28th, 2005, 02:15 PM   #35
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Great shots from atop 400 N Ashley (Rivergate?)!

Just a taste of what our well-to-do TTT neighbors will enjoy.
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Old June 28th, 2005, 02:40 PM   #36
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Pictures look great!
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Old June 28th, 2005, 04:09 PM   #37
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good pics man! cant wait 2 see the rest
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Old June 28th, 2005, 10:49 PM   #38
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The FAA does not possess the power in itself to restrict building heights. It does issue recomendations which local governments tend to enforce. We've talked at length on the isue in the Miami forum.
I have an article from the Tampa Tribune from January or February 1998 clipped out about the Hillsborough River Tower. It was titled "Skyscraper fans have thier heads in the clouds". It mentioned that originally it was to be 675 feet tall. It was supposed to open in 2001. I don't know the exact date that was published.
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Old June 28th, 2005, 10:58 PM   #39
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Just got back from DT. Here is what I noticed (for those of you who care):
Trump Site....two guys operating earth movers. Very muddy from yesterday's rain.
Skypoint...lots of activity & you could see the big hole.
Harbor Island....whole lotta nothing!
o2 and Towers....whole lotta nothing! Not a soul in site.
The dorm....lots of work today. Something is out of the ground already.
Ventana and Grand Central....they're going full-tilt-boogie on these.
Bayshore...theyr'e putting the facade/windows on the Alagon & Bellamy
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Old June 28th, 2005, 11:45 PM   #40
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^You should post that update in the Tampa Development News thread, not a photo thread.
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