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View Poll Results: Yes?
10 167 18.96%
9.5 74 8.40%
9 135 15.32%
8.5 84 9.53%
8 116 13.17%
7.5 58 6.58%
7 48 5.45%
6.5 20 2.27%
6 19 2.16%
5.5 5 0.57%
5 12 1.36%
4.5 8 0.91%
4 10 1.14%
3.5 30 3.41%
3 or less? 95 10.78%
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Old September 17th, 2007, 10:58 AM   #221
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if houston wasn't so humid, I would already live there ...9

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Old September 17th, 2007, 01:30 PM   #222
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great skyline
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Old September 18th, 2007, 02:02 AM   #223
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I like it.....9/10
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Old September 18th, 2007, 08:09 AM   #224
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Nice... but how come so many parking lots downtown?!?! gross...
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Old September 19th, 2007, 08:47 AM   #225
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9/10 with Nice Skylines !
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Old September 19th, 2007, 10:10 AM   #226
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Old September 19th, 2007, 05:35 PM   #227
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8/10 nice density.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 06:49 AM   #228
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Houston's skyline is soo under rated..it's awesome!

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Old October 10th, 2007, 01:51 AM   #229
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Houston

Beautiful Skyline 9.5/10
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Old October 10th, 2007, 07:56 PM   #230
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Nice... but how come so many parking lots downtown?!?! gross...
I really hate when people ask questions that they already know the awnsers to in order to invoke a response from others. I will humor you though. The reason for so many surface lots in downtown Houston is because during the 80's those same lots were to be skyscrapers. However, with the oil bust in full effect those buildings were scrapped as the Houston economy was left reeling. Another reason is that Houston is an auto dependent city so people drive into downtown to work and, naturally, they need a place to park. It wasn't always like this though. Houston was once a very dense city with street cars and even trains to the island. In it's attempt to become "the city of the future" they eliminated all rail and concentrated on developing a city suited for automobiles. Time has taught us that was a mistake and attempts are being made to correct that. Hopefully we dont elect another mayor like Bob Lanier who was very anti rail and made such comments as "you can simply get where you want faster and easier in a car." Now you know some of the reasons for the surface lots in downtown and there is no need for this question to be asked again.

Now to the matter at hand. I give Houston an 8.5/10. It needs more density and one ICONIC building. One that can be seen on t.v. and the average person who dosent know one thing about skyscrapers can see and go "that's Houston." The density will be awnsered over the next 2 and a half years with all of the new buildings going up. Then my awnser will be 9/10. But for now an 8.5/10 will have to do.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 10:18 PM   #231
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Bob Lanier was a moron.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 12:23 AM   #232
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Old December 6th, 2007, 05:20 AM   #233
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An absolutely gorgeous skyline!

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Old December 6th, 2007, 07:32 AM   #234
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damn its definitely rank up there with the best, 9/10.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 11:11 PM   #235
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Old December 7th, 2007, 04:15 AM   #236
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9/10
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Old December 7th, 2007, 08:28 AM   #237
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Houston we have a problem!...9/10
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Old December 17th, 2007, 07:53 AM   #238
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Old January 16th, 2008, 05:46 PM   #239
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Old January 17th, 2008, 01:47 AM   #240
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Why leave empty spaces for parking lots?, and not build multi-level buildings with parking to to fill in all that space. It would make sense since so many people drive in Houston. I think that the Anti-City-Anti-Urban mentality by politicians, and suburbanites, and generally any city west of the MS river(except for SF) is a major blow to Houston, Dallas,Denver,Phoenix, and LA. Houston needs to start being Urban again as it was Pre-WWII, but by sprawling like in this photo, I highly doubt it. Also, If Houston is much larger and more populated than Dallas; then why does Dallas have a much more extensive train system? Sorry this is TOO spread out for me.

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