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Old June 5th, 2005, 12:06 AM   #1
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DT Tampa photo

I had the oportunity to visit Tampa last week and I took a picture of the skyline.

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Old June 5th, 2005, 12:15 AM   #2
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the tampa skyline might not be the biggest but i do like the fact that the buildings always look so organized and leading to or having the amsouth tower as the centerpiece
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Old June 5th, 2005, 12:49 AM   #3
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the tampa skyline might not be the biggest but i do like the fact that the buildings always look so organized and leading to or having the amsouth tower as the centerpiece
I think Trump Tower is going to be the new centerpiece in a couple of years, with all those empty spaces filled as well... it's going to be one heck of a skyline - I can't wait!
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Old June 5th, 2005, 04:12 AM   #4
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Tampa is one of the few cities with a well planned dt area. All the buildings fit together.
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Old June 5th, 2005, 07:27 AM   #5
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I split this off from the Tampa DN thread, since this isn't about development.
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Old June 5th, 2005, 07:28 AM   #6
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the tampa skyline might not be the biggest but i do like the fact that the buildings always look so organized and leading to or having the amsouth tower as the centerpiece

Just imagine if it had been 55 stories, as they origionally intended.
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Old June 5th, 2005, 05:17 PM   #7
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Nice Pic MiamiSunCity. I am just curious what were you on when you took the picture?
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Old June 5th, 2005, 05:43 PM   #8
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Around malfunction junction, the interchange between I-4 and I-275 heading West I think.
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Old June 5th, 2005, 06:55 PM   #9
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looks to be taken at the Southbound I-275 to I-4 eastbound flyover. Best skyline view shots are probably best about half a mile away from downtown on the crosstown, the skyline just seems to sprawl on forever before the last toll booths and the southbound lanes of I-275 after coming up from the lower lanes of malfunction junction....
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Old June 5th, 2005, 10:12 PM   #10
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great pic suncity, thats a nice skyline
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Old June 5th, 2005, 11:53 PM   #11
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You can get some very nice shots of Tampa going west on the Lee Roy Selmon between DT and I-75.
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Old June 6th, 2005, 02:08 AM   #12
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Just go to the top of the garages in Ybor . . . it costs less than getting on the Selmon - but be prepared for the "security" folks to come question you - for whatever reason.
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Old June 6th, 2005, 04:28 AM   #13
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Just imagine if it had been 55 stories, as they origionally intended.
Jason , my friend , its all about the F.A.A. , Sunny Isles Beach its 551 ft. Downtown Miami its 900 ft., and if the Empire World Towers get at least 1,000 ft., it would be a miracle, but I doubt that , also.

But anyway, nice Picture of Tampa, SunCity , I really do love the Tampa skyline as much as Miami, its always my second favorite city to visit in Florida.
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Old June 6th, 2005, 05:58 AM   #14
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nice, compact, uniform skyline. It looks great coming off the interstate, especially the angle where you drive "straight into" the skyline (can't remember what interstate it is, been a couple yrs since I've been to Tampa). Suntrust kicks ass at night.
Can't wait till it gets a strong residential and retail base. Speaking of which, are there any large scale retail projects slated for dt Tampa?
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Old June 6th, 2005, 03:03 PM   #15
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Actually there are no height restrictions in that little area (or if there are, they are so high that no one has come close to needing to refer to them ever). They could go up much higher.
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Old June 6th, 2005, 06:45 PM   #16
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Jason , my friend , its all about the F.A.A.
Actually, I think it was all about Tampa's towers going up at the end of the 80's boom, and running into the early 90's crash. Three large office towers all went up at the same time, and flooded the market. 100 N Tampa was downsized, and a competing tower wound up going 'bankrupt', and being sold to the county a firesale price.
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Old June 6th, 2005, 06:47 PM   #17
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What building heights will the FAA allow in Tampa?
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Old June 13th, 2005, 04:00 PM   #18
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55 stories. that's depressing. Its still impressive as hell, though; but the extra height would have made it a clearer tallest from, say, the perspective of the above photo.

Didn't someone post a while back that there is an FAA height limit in Tampa b/c of TPA flight approach vectors or something like that?
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Old June 13th, 2005, 05:02 PM   #19
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55 stories. that's depressing. Its still impressive as hell, though; but the extra height would have made it a clearer tallest from, say, the perspective of the above photo.

Didn't someone post a while back that there is an FAA height limit in Tampa b/c of TPA flight approach vectors or something like that?
In my opinion there shouldn't be any height restrictions. Look at cities like NYC...don't they have airports all around and tall buildings?

I don't think it makes much sense for them to restrict Tampa to 55 stories.
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Old June 13th, 2005, 06:48 PM   #20
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In my opinion there shouldn't be any height restrictions. Look at cities like NYC...don't they have airports all around and tall buildings?

I don't think it makes much sense for them to restrict Tampa to 55 stories.
New York isn't Tampa though -- the city was tall before the FAA came into being - it also has much more of a verticle need on Manhattan Island than in Tampa.

Not trying to excuse NIMBYism or defend the height restraints, but New York is a different bird.

Now if you had said CHICAGO.....
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