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View Poll Results: What would you rate Charlotte's skyline?
10 84 17.39%
9.5 19 3.93%
9 43 8.90%
8.5 44 9.11%
8 79 16.36%
7.5 58 12.01%
7 41 8.49%
6.5 17 3.52%
6 18 3.73%
5.5 10 2.07%
5 15 3.11%
4.5 4 0.83%
4 9 1.86%
3.5 8 1.66%
3 or less 34 7.04%
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Old November 6th, 2005, 09:25 PM   #101
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I can't see the pics, but here's one from the web:



I'd give it an 8/10. It's pretty goood but still needs some work.
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Old November 6th, 2005, 09:37 PM   #102
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BOA makes this skyline, i voted 7.
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Old November 7th, 2005, 01:14 AM   #103
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8/10 Not bad one more tower would really help.
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Old November 7th, 2005, 05:18 AM   #104
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Without the BoA Coorporate Headquarters a 6. With it an easy 7.5.
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Old November 7th, 2005, 05:26 AM   #105
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the skyline is okay
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Old November 7th, 2005, 07:04 AM   #106
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BOA is fantastic, but the skyline could use a few more buildings. 7/10
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Old November 7th, 2005, 07:12 PM   #107
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BOA and Hurst are gorgeous buildings and the whole skyline blends very well...BUT, Charlotte really lacks mid-rise buildings. But, their skyline is changing daily and in about 5 years, it will look vastly different than it does today. I really think that it will resemble Atlanta (on a smaller scale) within the next 10 years...with shiney towers speard-out along a corridor.
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Old November 7th, 2005, 08:25 PM   #108
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Charlotte metropolitan area is ~1,350,000 people (U.S. Bureau of Census)and the skyline resembles its size very well. Two more building similar to BoA and it will be perfect.
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Old November 7th, 2005, 08:39 PM   #109
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Charlotte Is by far one of my favorite North American skylines... and I really have no idea as to why but im sure BOA building has something to do with it!
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Old November 7th, 2005, 10:23 PM   #110
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8/10 The nice things about Charlotte's skyline are that it is not just along one street, as it has greater depth. It's also got a fairly decent population living in the CBD.

For a city the size of Charlotte, it's quite an amazing downtown.
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Old November 7th, 2005, 11:17 PM   #111
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i give it a 10, even though these pics don't show its best building, the Westin.

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Old November 8th, 2005, 11:57 PM   #112
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I never know how to vote on these threads. If we are supposed to compare Charlotte to all the other skylines of the world, obviously it doesn't come close to NY, Chicago, HK etc... Then it gets maybe a 7 from me.

But, maybe we should consider cities to be in different classes, as in boxing. Charlotte can't be expected to compete against NY, Chicago, or even Atlanta. It's much smaller. For a city it's size, it's skyline is fantastic. NC cities in general have great skylines for their size (Winston-Salem and Asheville especially), but Charlotte's is much more futuristic than those older skylines. For a city of it's size, it has perhaps the best, most forward-looking skyline in the US, and I expect even greater things from this city.
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Old November 9th, 2005, 03:56 PM   #113
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Quote:
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Charlotte can't be expected to compete against even Atlanta
don't mention that on the southeast forum...

i agree though, of U.S. cities with the 1-3 million metro populations it's got a great skyline, especially b/c it is so futuristic.

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Old November 9th, 2005, 09:57 PM   #114
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When I judge a skyline I put it in perspective. For example, my favorite American skyline is Chicago. It is the most architecturally appealing and balanced IMO. New York makes top 3 based on bulk alone, but really the fact that it's gigantic doesn't make it the instant #1 in my mind. Other skylines that aren't necessarily the largest, but have a great look include Seattle's, Minneapolis', Philadelphia's, and Pittsburgh's. I'd put all of these cities' skylines ahead of charlotte not just because of size but for their overall appeal. Now take a city like Atlanta. Atlanta has some gaps that need to be addressed, which keeps it from being a truly great skyline. it's almost there though. Almost.

Charlotte doesn't have gaps like Atlanta but it is lacking the midrise density of these other cities. There are many projects in the works that will improve this (some of which are already done but these pics are too obsolete to show), but for now that has to be taken into consideration when grading Charlotte's skyline.
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Old November 10th, 2005, 07:48 AM   #115
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don't mention that on the southeast forum...
Comparing Charlotte and Atlanta is taboo, huh? Well, I live in the Southeast, and outside of both Charlotte and Atlanta, so I thought I wasn't so biased. Does this mean I can't use the term "Charlanta" either?

I guess when I think of "skyline" I'm generally thinking of a collection of skyscrapers, rather than a view of them. Some cities have well-balanced skylines, but lack any masterpieces. Charlotte has at least one masterpiece, but it's not a balanced skyline compared to many others, but rather a collection of scrapers.

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Old November 10th, 2005, 05:24 PM   #116
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Now see I don't consider that pic you posted to be balanced. It's lopsided to the right. I believe that's Columbus, and I KNOW Columbus has a better overall skyline than that pic reflects. Find a better one that shows off its linear balance better.
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Old November 10th, 2005, 08:44 PM   #117
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7.5/10
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Old November 11th, 2005, 07:42 AM   #118
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FOr a small skyline, it has a huge impact. 9/10
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Old November 12th, 2005, 08:05 PM   #119
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its ok...4.5/10
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Old November 17th, 2005, 04:38 AM   #120
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As high as all these Charlottle forumers talk, the number of surface lots in that photograph is mindblowing. I figured they were a thing of the past...
I don't even think Louisville is that bad, and we have a couple of rather intrusive surface lots DT.
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