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Thought this would be a good idea to showcase the tallest from several cities across the South and have some fun interaction on the subject. I'll post one photo of each for reference, but feel free to add more!

This poll measures quite a few aspects of the building. Design, height, location, aesthetics, etc. Please avoid homerism if at all possible. Thanks!


1)-Wells Fargo Tower, Birmingham, AL
Built-1986 Height-454 feet Floors-34



2)-Bank of America Corporate Center, Charlotte, NC
Built-1992 Height-871 feet Floors-60



3)-100 North Tampa, Tampa, FL
Built-1992 Height-579 feet Floors-42



4)-Westin Virginia Beach Tower, Virginia Beach, VA
Built-2007 Height-508 feet Floors-38



5)-AEGON Center, Lousiville, KY
Built-1993 Height-549 feet Floors-35



6)-Bank of America Plaza, Atlanta, GA
Built-1992 Height-1,023 feet Floors-55



7)-RSA Battle House Tower, Mobile, AL
Built-2007 Height-745 feet Floors-35



8)-Bank of America Plaza, Dallas, TX
Built-1985 Height-921 feet Floors-72



9)-AT&T Building, Nashville, TN
Built-1994 Height-617 feet Floors-33



10)-Four Seasons Hotel Miami, FL
Built-2003 Height-789 feet Floors-70



11)-Buncombe County Courthouse, Asheville, NC
Built-1928 Height-230 feet Floors-16



12)-One Shell Square, New Orleans, LA
Built-1972 Height-697 feet Floors-51



13)-J.P. Morgan Chase Tower, Houston, TX
Built-1982 Height-1,002 feet Floors-75



14)-100 North Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC
Built-1995 Height-460 feet Floors-34



15)-Metropolitan National Bank Tower, Little Rock, AK
Built-1986 Height-546 feet Floors-40



I will say this thread consumed more time than I was willing to put into it lol....so the photos aren't the best examples of these buildings. As I said earlier, feel free to post your own!
 

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Sigh....you cannot post a poll 5 minutes after thread creation, so guess you can just post your choices below :).
 

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When using Flickr, please post per stickied instructions. :):cheers:
 

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A couple of additions:

Bank of America Tower, Jacksonville FL
617'/42 floors/1990


Capitol Center, Columbia SC
349'/25 floors/1987


Beau Rivage Casino Hotel, Biloxi MS
347'/32 floors/1999


PNC Plaza, Raleigh NC
538'/33 floors/2008


First Tennessee Plaza, Knoxville TN
328'/27 floors/1979


James Monroe Building, Richmond VA
449'/29 floors/1981


Lincoln Financial Center, Greensboro NC
374'/20 floors/1990

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3706553669/sizes/z/in/photostream/

Dominion Tower, Norfolk VA
341'/26 floors/1987


100 North Main, Memphis TN
430'/37 floors/1965
 

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When using Flickr, please post per stickied instructions. :):cheers:
Never had to do that before....maybe y'all have secretly followed me and done that for me all this time. lol
 

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A couple of additions:
I would have posted Richmond's, but I'm so embarrassed by the Monroe Building. I would rank it as one of the ugliest high-rises out there. Raleigh has a nice new addition. Really added much needed flare to the skyline.
 

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Never had to do that before....maybe y'all have secretly followed me and done that for me all this time. lol
We're just trying to stay on good terms with Flickr so that we can continue to use them. The instructions I stickied in all of the North American discussion forums is how Flickr prefers our members post photos in order to properly credit the photographer. I think since they see we are at least making the effort with the stickied instructions I put in most of the forums, they are leaving us alone in that regard.
 

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Of those tallest buildings for each city my three favorites are the BOA in Charlotte, the BOA in Atlanta and the Batman/AT&T Building in Nashville.
 

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ATL, CLT, OKC, Asheville

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Again, guys! When using Flickr, please post per stickied instructions.
 

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and of course the newest kid on the block:
Not trying to start this argument again but I just wasn't considering OKC in the South East :lol:. The Devon Energy Center is very nice, I'll consider it number two behind Charlotte and everyone else gets bumped down.
 

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Not trying to start this argument again but I just wasn't considering OKC in the South East :lol:.
There is no argument. Oklahoma is part of this forum as listed above.
 

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I would have posted Richmond's, but I'm so embarrassed by the Monroe Building. I would rank it as one of the ugliest high-rises out there. Raleigh has a nice new addition. Really added much needed flare to the skyline.
The new RCB (or now PNC) Building in Raleigh is repulsive to me. I think it's one of the ugliest high-rises I've ever seen.

The Devon Center in OKC is absolutely gorgeous, though. Probably beats out BofA Center in Charlotte, though I hate to admit it :)
 

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The new RCB (or now PNC) Building in Raleigh is repulsive to me. I think it's one of the ugliest high-rises I've ever seen.

The Devon Center in OKC is absolutely gorgeous, though. Probably beats out BofA Center in Charlotte, though I hate to admit it :)
I know it's an opinion thing, but there are SO many other highrise buildings uglier than that one.
 

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Raleigh's tallest looks decent from certain angles, but if you're like me, rows of exposed balconies really cheapen a building's look. Residential towers can still have verandas that don't stick out in a way that breaks up the tower's vertical lines; exposed balconies also tend to make a tower look shorter because of this.
 

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There is no argument. Oklahoma is part of this forum as listed above.
As we all have seen years ago here, this is highly subjective. I would agree that it's not, but then again, Virginia has become more mid-atlantic than anything else in recent decades. I personally consider myself Appalachian....however, to condense us all into one tight-knit family, the South fits us well :).

Raleigh's tower one of the ugliest? I guess Richmond's needs to be posted again to put in perspective :/ lol. This is a really good photo of the Monroe building.....Idk, am I being a bit harsh? Or is it actually as unappealing as I find it?

image hosted on flickr
 

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Guys, use the BB Code for posting Flickr images. It's beyond easy and...It's The Law.


I think we used to have another thread like this but Devon Tower was not among the choices. For myself, Devon is easily the best new tower in North America this year. :cheers:
 
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