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Old March 27th, 2016, 06:18 AM   #6921
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Old March 28th, 2016, 04:01 AM   #6922
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Old March 28th, 2016, 05:29 AM   #6923
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Old March 28th, 2016, 05:37 AM   #6924
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Old March 28th, 2016, 07:30 AM   #6925
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Old March 28th, 2016, 07:17 PM   #6926
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Hmmmm....... I do like those Houston shots. It looks a ton nicer up close.
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Old March 29th, 2016, 03:17 AM   #6927
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Hmmmm....... I do like those Houston shots. It looks a ton nicer up close.
Sadly they knocked most of downtown down after WW2 to accomodate all the big towers people were dreaming up. The ones that got built are huge and you have to be there physically to get an idea of the scale but the area is still too new and antiseptic. As lots get filled in, it's looking better but the pedestrian experience is lacking. There's even a big network of underground tunnels between towers so people can avoid the oppresive heat and humidity walking through Downtown. One reason Houston is so car-oriented: air conditioning!
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Old March 29th, 2016, 04:21 AM   #6928
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Old March 29th, 2016, 05:24 AM   #6929
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Old March 29th, 2016, 06:32 AM   #6930
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Sadly they knocked most of downtown down after WW2 to accomodate all the big towers people were dreaming up. The ones that got built are huge and you have to be there physically to get an idea of the scale but the area is still too new and antiseptic. As lots get filled in, it's looking better but the pedestrian experience is lacking. There's even a big network of underground tunnels between towers so people can avoid the oppresive heat and humidity walking through Downtown. One reason Houston is so car-oriented: air conditioning!
Nice quick history lesson. Those towers do look big and Houston does look deserted. Torontonians go indoors/underground in winter but the city still looks alive at street level due to the far higher population density.
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Old March 29th, 2016, 06:42 AM   #6931
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Old March 29th, 2016, 06:47 AM   #6932
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Old March 29th, 2016, 07:24 AM   #6933
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Nice quick history lesson. Those towers do look big and Houston does look deserted. Torontonians go indoors/underground in winter but the city still looks alive at street level due to the far higher population density.
Cool weather cities just have everyone else beat at the street level!
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Old March 29th, 2016, 10:51 AM   #6934
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Coming from London UK, I've always considered Montreal and Toronto to be steaming hot in summer. I guess next to Houston they're just 'cool'.
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Old March 29th, 2016, 11:31 AM   #6935
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I put Vancouver just outside my north American top 10. The buildings are too short and I'm not a fan of their green glass condos. That said, there's no denying that it photographs very well. Pretty!


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