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Since I left out a few key cities, here's part THREE! :)

I created this thread a few years ago and inadvertently forgot to add the poll. In that time, we've had a few new contenders, so I'm doing this again for 2014. Plus, it sort of showcases some of our finest, all in one thread!

Which building is your Favorite Southern Tallest? Why? The crown, the facade, the use, location, prominence, date of construction, etc? Tell us why! Please don’t judge it merely because of height, it’s in your city, etc.
(To keep this thread open and fun, please avoid "Mine's bigger than yours" discussions).

Below, I've posted the buildings for reference, along with the poll to vote. Thanks! :cheers:

1.) 100 North Main, Memphis: 430 feet, 1965

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6059/6261158041_d51a16280a_b.jpg


2.) James Monroe Building, Richmond: 449 feet, 1981

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4049/4430135008_c6d0fc0a24_b.jpg


3.) 600 Travis Street (JP Morgan Chase), Houston: 1,002 feet, 1982

http://www.building.am/buildingimages/bigimages/494/1.jpg


4.) Kanawha Valley Building, Charleston (WV): 238 feet, 1929

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f2/Kanawha_Valley_Building.jpg


5.) Bank of America, Dallas: 921 feet, 1985

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8440/7851456792_9251d87ced_b.jpg


6.) Lincoln Financial Building, Greensboro: 374 feet, 1990

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5485/11775086053_85b31789fe_b.jpg


7.) The Westin Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach: 509 feet, 2007

http://media.hamptonroads.com/cache/files/images/210681.jpg


8.) Regions Tower, Shreveport: 365 feet, 1986

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6203/6025950505_9dc8aed1ab_b.jpg


9.) Margate Tower, Myrtle Beach: 329 feet, 2004

http://photonet.hotpads.com/search/listingPhoto/VFlyer/149889012/0000_2138110343_medium.jpg


10.) 1812 North Moore Street, Arlington (VA); 390 feet, 2013

http://www.usgbcncr.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/20140413_5625.2mw.jpg


11.) Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio: 546 feet, 1988

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7347/11237695306_b57cfec04e_b.jpg


12.) Capitol Center, Columbia: 349 feet, 1987 (White Building to left)



13.) Dominion Tower, Norfolk: 340 feet, 1987

http://hldevelopment.com/images/projects/dominion tower.jpg


14.) Regions Plaza, Jackson: 318 feet, 1975

http://hertzgroup.com/images/currant/RegionsBankPlazaJackson_lg.jpg


15.) One Shell Square, New Orleans: 697 feet, 1972

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2871/10073614766_9dc8e2387a_b.jpg
 

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I've always loved the color scheme and design of Regions Tower in Shreveport. It was between Regions and 1812 North Moore for me.....but I chose Regions Tower in the end.
 

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I voted for 1812 Arlington. But now I wish I would have voted for Regions tower on Shreveport. My next favorite would be Norfolks Dominion Tower.


I would loveeee to pick up those buildings and plop them in Charlotte
 

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I voted for 1812 Arlington. But now I wish I would have voted for Regions tower on Shreveport. My next favorite would be Norfolks Dominion Tower.


I would loveeee to pick up those buildings and plop them in Charlotte
1812 Arlington is a fine choice. Beautiful new building, just sad that due to FAA restrictions it had to lower the proposed height. It was initially at 414 feet (without the spire). Now it's 370 feet and 389 after being topped out. I think it would fit in great in the Charlotte skyline.
 

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I was hoping there would have been a much better selection from Houston. Hopefuly in Rounds 4 - ####### ?

For this round Bank of America Dallas. The exterior night lighting feature is fabulous.
 

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I like the Greensboro and Charleston offerings. The rest are disposable, IMO.


I like the Greensboro picture, but not in person. The building seems very stubby and stout in person (to me). Winston-Salems buildings & Raleigh look just as good in pictures and I think Charlotte looks much more impressive in person.
Atlanta also more impressive than pictures can capture coming from the airport towards the downtown where you can see the capital building.


Google images of Greensboro
 

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I like the Greensboro picture, but not in person. The building seems very stubby and stout in person (to me). Winston-Salems buildings & Raleigh look just as good in pictures and I think Charlotte looks much more impressive in person.
Atlanta also more impressive than pictures can capture coming from the airport towards the downtown where you can see the capital building.


Google images of Greensboro
I agree...the Greensboro building photographs well, but looks cheap in person - especially compared to the weirdly attached historic portion of the building, which is absolutely beautiful.
 

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Well I haven't been to Greensboro since an ACC tournament from the early 90's, so I'll offer that my vote comes based purely on web-based exterior imagery!
 

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Here are some of my favorite skyscrapers in Birmingham - although not as well known as the ones mentioned in the thread:

John Hand, 1911






City Federal Building, 1913, South's Tallest building from 1913 to 1958




Empire Building, 1909





Regions Harbert Center



Wells Fargo Building

 

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Well I haven't been to Greensboro since an ACC tournament from the early 90's, so I'll offer that my vote comes based purely on web-based exterior imagery!
Even in photographs you can easily see the difference between the new building and the 1923 Jefferson Standard part of the building, and it's so strange the way they are attached - like we shouldn't be able to see where one ends and the other begins. It was a real shame to defile that building like they did. :)
 
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