search the site
 daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Continental Forums > North American Skyscrapers Forum > United States > Southeast

Southeast TX, OK, LA, MS, AL, GA, NC, SC, VA, TN, KY
» Development News | Atlanta | Florida | Miami | Nashville | Orlando | Tampa Bay | Texas



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old June 10th, 2012, 11:41 PM   #1
JRQ
Sic Semper Tyrannis
 
JRQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: All of Virginia
Posts: 1,458
Likes (Received): 222

Your Favorite Southern Tallest- Vote

Thought this would be a good idea to showcase the tallest from several cities across the South and have some fun interaction on the subject. I'll post one photo of each for reference, but feel free to add more!

This poll measures quite a few aspects of the building. Design, height, location, aesthetics, etc. Please avoid homerism if at all possible. Thanks!


1)-Wells Fargo Tower, Birmingham, AL
Built-1986 Height-454 feet Floors-34
image hosted on flickr



2)-Bank of America Corporate Center, Charlotte, NC
Built-1992 Height-871 feet Floors-60
image hosted on flickr



3)-100 North Tampa, Tampa, FL
Built-1992 Height-579 feet Floors-42
image hosted on flickr



4)-Westin Virginia Beach Tower, Virginia Beach, VA
Built-2007 Height-508 feet Floors-38
image hosted on flickr



5)-AEGON Center, Lousiville, KY
Built-1993 Height-549 feet Floors-35
image hosted on flickr



6)-Bank of America Plaza, Atlanta, GA
Built-1992 Height-1,023 feet Floors-55
image hosted on flickr



7)-RSA Battle House Tower, Mobile, AL
Built-2007 Height-745 feet Floors-35
image hosted on flickr



8)-Bank of America Plaza, Dallas, TX
Built-1985 Height-921 feet Floors-72
image hosted on flickr



9)-AT&T Building, Nashville, TN
Built-1994 Height-617 feet Floors-33
image hosted on flickr



10)-Four Seasons Hotel Miami, FL
Built-2003 Height-789 feet Floors-70
image hosted on flickr



11)-Buncombe County Courthouse, Asheville, NC
Built-1928 Height-230 feet Floors-16
image hosted on flickr



12)-One Shell Square, New Orleans, LA
Built-1972 Height-697 feet Floors-51
image hosted on flickr



13)-J.P. Morgan Chase Tower, Houston, TX
Built-1982 Height-1,002 feet Floors-75
image hosted on flickr



14)-100 North Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC
Built-1995 Height-460 feet Floors-34
image hosted on flickr



15)-Metropolitan National Bank Tower, Little Rock, AK
Built-1986 Height-546 feet Floors-40
image hosted on flickr



I will say this thread consumed more time than I was willing to put into it lol....so the photos aren't the best examples of these buildings. As I said earlier, feel free to post your own!
__________________
____________

-Fairfax County-1,137,000
--Virginia Beach-448,000
---Norfolk-246,000
----Chesapeake-230,000
-----Richmond-214,000
------Arlington-208,000
-------Newport News-182,000
--------Alexandria-149,000
---------Hampton-136,000
----------Roanoke-98,000
-----------Portsmouth-96,000
JRQ no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old June 10th, 2012, 11:49 PM   #2
JRQ
Sic Semper Tyrannis
 
JRQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: All of Virginia
Posts: 1,458
Likes (Received): 222

Sigh....you cannot post a poll 5 minutes after thread creation, so guess you can just post your choices below .
__________________
____________

-Fairfax County-1,137,000
--Virginia Beach-448,000
---Norfolk-246,000
----Chesapeake-230,000
-----Richmond-214,000
------Arlington-208,000
-------Newport News-182,000
--------Alexandria-149,000
---------Hampton-136,000
----------Roanoke-98,000
-----------Portsmouth-96,000
JRQ no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 11th, 2012, 12:28 AM   #3
QuantumX
One Brickell CityCentre
 
QuantumX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Miami
Posts: 13,157
Likes (Received): 19005

When using Flickr, please post per stickied instructions.
__________________
"I'm going to bet you that when we're done --- I don't know when that will be --- historians will identify this as the most significant and rapid transformation of an American city.'' Former Miami City Commissioner Johnny Winton 05/22/2005

My photo threads:




QuantumX no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 11th, 2012, 12:31 AM   #4
WeimieLvr
Love me, love my dog...
 
WeimieLvr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 3,085
Likes (Received): 412

A couple of additions:

Bank of America Tower, Jacksonville FL
617'/42 floors/1990


Capitol Center, Columbia SC
349'/25 floors/1987


Beau Rivage Casino Hotel, Biloxi MS
347'/32 floors/1999


PNC Plaza, Raleigh NC
538'/33 floors/2008


First Tennessee Plaza, Knoxville TN
328'/27 floors/1979


James Monroe Building, Richmond VA
449'/29 floors/1981


Lincoln Financial Center, Greensboro NC
374'/20 floors/1990
image hosted on flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1263696...n/photostream/

Dominion Tower, Norfolk VA
341'/26 floors/1987


100 North Main, Memphis TN
430'/37 floors/1965
WeimieLvr no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 11th, 2012, 04:01 AM   #5
JRQ
Sic Semper Tyrannis
 
JRQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: All of Virginia
Posts: 1,458
Likes (Received): 222

Quote:
Originally Posted by QuantumX View Post
When using Flickr, please post per stickied instructions.
Never had to do that before....maybe y'all have secretly followed me and done that for me all this time. lol
__________________
____________

-Fairfax County-1,137,000
--Virginia Beach-448,000
---Norfolk-246,000
----Chesapeake-230,000
-----Richmond-214,000
------Arlington-208,000
-------Newport News-182,000
--------Alexandria-149,000
---------Hampton-136,000
----------Roanoke-98,000
-----------Portsmouth-96,000
JRQ no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 11th, 2012, 04:03 AM   #6
JRQ
Sic Semper Tyrannis
 
JRQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: All of Virginia
Posts: 1,458
Likes (Received): 222

Quote:
Originally Posted by WeimieLvr View Post
A couple of additions:
I would have posted Richmond's, but I'm so embarrassed by the Monroe Building. I would rank it as one of the ugliest high-rises out there. Raleigh has a nice new addition. Really added much needed flare to the skyline.
__________________
____________

-Fairfax County-1,137,000
--Virginia Beach-448,000
---Norfolk-246,000
----Chesapeake-230,000
-----Richmond-214,000
------Arlington-208,000
-------Newport News-182,000
--------Alexandria-149,000
---------Hampton-136,000
----------Roanoke-98,000
-----------Portsmouth-96,000
JRQ no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 11th, 2012, 04:30 AM   #7
QuantumX
One Brickell CityCentre
 
QuantumX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Miami
Posts: 13,157
Likes (Received): 19005

Quote:
Originally Posted by JRQ View Post
Never had to do that before....maybe y'all have secretly followed me and done that for me all this time. lol
We're just trying to stay on good terms with Flickr so that we can continue to use them. The instructions I stickied in all of the North American discussion forums is how Flickr prefers our members post photos in order to properly credit the photographer. I think since they see we are at least making the effort with the stickied instructions I put in most of the forums, they are leaving us alone in that regard.
__________________
"I'm going to bet you that when we're done --- I don't know when that will be --- historians will identify this as the most significant and rapid transformation of an American city.'' Former Miami City Commissioner Johnny Winton 05/22/2005

My photo threads:




QuantumX no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 11th, 2012, 03:47 PM   #8
po-boy
Registered User
 
po-boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
Posts: 125
Likes (Received): 5

Of those tallest buildings for each city my three favorites are the BOA in Charlotte, the BOA in Atlanta and the Batman/AT&T Building in Nashville.
__________________
Architecture is inhabited sculpture. ~ Constantin Branusci
po-boy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 11th, 2012, 05:24 PM   #9
Aceventura
Registered User
 
Aceventura's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Miami
Posts: 1,895
Likes (Received): 2045

1) Charlotte 2) Mobile 3) Louisville 4) Nashville 5) Miami

FS Miami from an online travel site:
http://www.oyster.com/miami/hotels/f...miami-v174347/
__________________
"Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded." - Yogi Berra
Aceventura no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 12th, 2012, 03:19 AM   #10
heyerdahl
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 74
Likes (Received): 52

Charlotte...

and of course the newest kid on the block:

image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr
heyerdahl no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 12th, 2012, 03:52 AM   #11
LSyd
Megalomaniac
 
LSyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: swampland, South Carolina
Posts: 4,160
Likes (Received): 508

ATL, CLT, OKC, Asheville

-
__________________
"To be fair to LSyd, he does have an eye for graffiti, dereliction and stray souls."

- gleegieboy
LSyd no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 12th, 2012, 07:19 AM   #12
Shawn
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Bunkyo-ku
Posts: 692
Likes (Received): 51

OKC, hands-down for me. Best skyscraper in the country not in NYC or Chicago.
Shawn no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 12th, 2012, 08:09 AM   #13
QuantumX
One Brickell CityCentre
 
QuantumX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Miami
Posts: 13,157
Likes (Received): 19005

Again, guys! When using Flickr, please post per stickied instructions.
__________________
"I'm going to bet you that when we're done --- I don't know when that will be --- historians will identify this as the most significant and rapid transformation of an American city.'' Former Miami City Commissioner Johnny Winton 05/22/2005

My photo threads:




QuantumX no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 12th, 2012, 03:41 PM   #14
Aceventura
Registered User
 
Aceventura's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Miami
Posts: 1,895
Likes (Received): 2045

Quote:
Originally Posted by heyerdahl View Post
and of course the newest kid on the block:
Not trying to start this argument again but I just wasn't considering OKC in the South East . The Devon Energy Center is very nice, I'll consider it number two behind Charlotte and everyone else gets bumped down.
__________________
"Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded." - Yogi Berra
Aceventura no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 13th, 2012, 12:48 AM   #15
QuantumX
One Brickell CityCentre
 
QuantumX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Miami
Posts: 13,157
Likes (Received): 19005

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aceventura View Post
Not trying to start this argument again but I just wasn't considering OKC in the South East .
There is no argument. Oklahoma is part of this forum as listed above.
__________________
"I'm going to bet you that when we're done --- I don't know when that will be --- historians will identify this as the most significant and rapid transformation of an American city.'' Former Miami City Commissioner Johnny Winton 05/22/2005

My photo threads:




QuantumX no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 13th, 2012, 03:36 AM   #16
ScottCLT
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 36
Likes (Received): 3

Quote:
Originally Posted by JRQ View Post
I would have posted Richmond's, but I'm so embarrassed by the Monroe Building. I would rank it as one of the ugliest high-rises out there. Raleigh has a nice new addition. Really added much needed flare to the skyline.
The new RCB (or now PNC) Building in Raleigh is repulsive to me. I think it's one of the ugliest high-rises I've ever seen.

The Devon Center in OKC is absolutely gorgeous, though. Probably beats out BofA Center in Charlotte, though I hate to admit it
ScottCLT no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 13th, 2012, 03:56 AM   #17
WeimieLvr
Love me, love my dog...
 
WeimieLvr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 3,085
Likes (Received): 412

Quote:
Originally Posted by ScottCLT View Post
The new RCB (or now PNC) Building in Raleigh is repulsive to me. I think it's one of the ugliest high-rises I've ever seen.

The Devon Center in OKC is absolutely gorgeous, though. Probably beats out BofA Center in Charlotte, though I hate to admit it
I know it's an opinion thing, but there are SO many other highrise buildings uglier than that one.
WeimieLvr no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 13th, 2012, 04:37 AM   #18
Shawn
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Bunkyo-ku
Posts: 692
Likes (Received): 51

Raleigh's tallest looks decent from certain angles, but if you're like me, rows of exposed balconies really cheapen a building's look. Residential towers can still have verandas that don't stick out in a way that breaks up the tower's vertical lines; exposed balconies also tend to make a tower look shorter because of this.
Shawn no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 13th, 2012, 04:47 AM   #19
JRQ
Sic Semper Tyrannis
 
JRQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: All of Virginia
Posts: 1,458
Likes (Received): 222

Quote:
Originally Posted by QuantumX View Post
There is no argument. Oklahoma is part of this forum as listed above.
As we all have seen years ago here, this is highly subjective. I would agree that it's not, but then again, Virginia has become more mid-atlantic than anything else in recent decades. I personally consider myself Appalachian....however, to condense us all into one tight-knit family, the South fits us well .

Raleigh's tower one of the ugliest? I guess Richmond's needs to be posted again to put in perspective :/ lol. This is a really good photo of the Monroe building.....Idk, am I being a bit harsh? Or is it actually as unappealing as I find it?

image hosted on flickr
image hosted on flickr
__________________
____________

-Fairfax County-1,137,000
--Virginia Beach-448,000
---Norfolk-246,000
----Chesapeake-230,000
-----Richmond-214,000
------Arlington-208,000
-------Newport News-182,000
--------Alexandria-149,000
---------Hampton-136,000
----------Roanoke-98,000
-----------Portsmouth-96,000
JRQ no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 13th, 2012, 05:18 AM   #20
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 52930

Guys, use the BB Code for posting Flickr images. It's beyond easy and...It's The Law.


I think we used to have another thread like this but Devon Tower was not among the choices. For myself, Devon is easily the best new tower in North America this year.
__________________
We are floating in space...
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 05:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu