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Due to popular demand (and I thought it would be interesting myself), lets have a friendly comparison of the second tallest building in the major Southern cities. I'll post corresponding photos of each for reference below.


Raleigh-
Two Hanover Square
Height-431 feet
Floors-29
Built-1991

Raleigh, NC by Willamor Media, on Flickr

Asheville-
BB&T Bank Building
Height-227 feet
Floors-18
Built-1965

BB&T Building in Asheville, North Carolina by Concert_Photos_Magazine, on Flickr

Charlotte-
Duke Energy Center
Height-786.50 feet
Floors-48 above/7 below
Built-2009

Duke Energy Center & Westin Hotel at sunset by jbtuohy, on Flickr

Birmingham-
Regions Harbert Plaza
Height-437 feet
Floors-32
Built-1989

Looking up at the Regions-Harbert Plaza by Terry McCombs, on Flickr

Tampa-
Bank of America Plaza
Height-577 feet
Floors-42
Built-1986

Bank of America Building by Rehuel, on Flickr

Richmond-
Suntrust Plaza
Height-400 feet
Floors-26 above/3 below
Built-1983

SunTrust and Lens Flare by taberandrew, on Flickr

Louisville-
National City Tower
Height-529 feet (tip)
Floors-40
Built-1972
(BUILDING ON LEFT)

Riverfront Plaza Skyline by wblo, on Flickr

Atlanta-
Suntrust Plaza
Height-871 feet
Floors-60
Built-1992

SunTrust Plaza @ during Earth Hour by timnatl, on Flickr

Winston-Salem-
Winston Tower
Height-410
Floors-29
Built-1966

Winston Tower by Baltimore Jack, on Flickr

Nashville-
Fifth Third Center
Height-490 feet
Floors-30
Built-1986

Fifth Third Center (side) by Exothermic, on Flickr

Miami-
Wachovia Financial Center (I assume Wells Fargo now?)
Height-764 feet
Floors-55
Built-1984

Wachovia Financial Center by saiyyam, on Flickr

Dallas-
Renaissance Tower
Height-886
Floors-56 above/2 below
Built-1974

Sublime Red Line by the urban fabric, on Flickr

Houston-
Wells Fargo Plaza
Height-992 feet
Floors-71 above/4 below
Built-1983

Wells Fargo Building Downtown Houston by DowntownHouston, on Flickr

New Orleans-
Capitol One Tower
Height-645 feet
Floors-53
Built-1984

Capital One building by Trinimoi, on Flickr
 

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This is tougher than I thought it would be. I have it down to Charlotte vs Atlanta vs Houston vs Miami. I don't think you can go wrong with any of these. In this case I will go with Miami, because it's the only one of the group (I think) that spent any amount of time as the actual tallest in its city. Very classy skyscraper.
 

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Its Raleigh or Tampa for me. Tie as well.
 

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I love Winston's.....it has such a dark, sleek look. WINSTON TOWER written across the top looks pretty cool as well.

Out of these choice, my second would have to be Duke.
 

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Fun idea for a thread! The #2s hardly ever get any attention.

SunTrust in Atlanta is the clear winner for me. I especially like it at night with the beacon at the top.

Honorable mentions go to Duke Energy in Charlotte, Wachovia in Miami, and Regions in Birmingham. I have always disliked that Dallas building, don't care for the big "X" on the front or the three antennae on top.
 

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Thanks for all of the feedback! :)

I'll add a few more-

Norfolk-
Bank of America Center
Height- 304 feet
Floors- 23
Built- 1967
CENTER OF PHOTO

Norfolk-Skyline-2 by patsmadness, on Flickr

Memphis-
Morgan Keegan Tower
Height- 403 feet
Floors- 21
Built- 1985
BROWN BUILDING IN FRONT

Memphis, TN Skyline by SkylineScenes, on Flickr

Little Rock
Regions Center
Height- 454 feet
Floors- 30
Built- 1975
CENTER

Little Rock, AR by SkylineScenes, on Flickr

Roanoke
Poff Federal Building
Height- 220 feet
Floors- 14
Built- 1976


Jacksonville
Wells Fargo Center
Height- 535 feet/tip-638
Floors- 37
Built- 1974
FRONT CENTER

Jacksonville Skyline by AJ Brustein, on Flickr
 

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I'm not impartial, but the Duke Energy Center is stunning. I sometimes think it may be sexier than BoA HQ. next Houston, then Miami, then Dallas.
 

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Fun idea for a thread! The #2s hardly ever get any attention.

SunTrust in Atlanta is the clear winner for me. I especially like it at night with the beacon at the top.

Honorable mentions go to Duke Energy in Charlotte, Wachovia in Miami, and Regions in Birmingham. I have always disliked that Dallas building, don't care for the big "X" on the front or the three antennae on top.
Wow, this is my opinion exactly. I could have written this post.
 

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SunTrust in Atlanta is the clear winner for me. I especially like it at night with the beacon at the top.
Funny, I agree Portman's creation is the best among these nominations but I find that beacon to be absolutely heinous! Many at the GT architecture program at the time it opened called it the pimple! Portman should have kept the winter garden scheme for lighting the top blocks, IMO.
 
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