Skyscrapers and cool buildings thread

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  1. TC

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    Pretty rad. Outside impression, Dallas would be one of the last cities to get people off oil and on public transit. But I guess it just speaks to how fast the city is growing. Never been there but I always see it on lists of fastest growing cities
     
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  2. dallasdawg

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    It's insane. There are cranes everywhere. And then you've got plano/frisco exploding with several large corporations moving there. Thankfully they're doing their best to keep up with the infrastructure. This subway system and expanded light rail would be amazing
     
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  3. TC

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    What are the main industries besides o&g? Do y'all have much tech stuff or is that all Austin?
     
  4. dallasdawg

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    Lots of tech, banking, legal. Then you have a ton of corporations from various industries, AT&T, Texas Instruments, American and Southwest Airlines, Dr Pepper, 7-eleven, Frito Lay, etc. And Toyota NA, FedEx, and a few others are moving here

    "The metropolitan area is home to over 10,000 corporate headquarters making the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex the largest corporate headquarters concentration in the United States"

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_companies_in_the_Dallas–Fort_Worth_metroplex
     
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  5. TC

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    That doesn't sound like a place user TC would fit in very well
     
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  6. dallasdawg

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  7. NineteenNine

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    slightly more land here. little need to build multiple 100+ story buildings imo.
     
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  11. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    The uptown area just north of downtown is fun.
     
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  12. dallasdawg

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    Not quite yet but it's getting there. Uptown is the area just north of Dallas and they were separated by a highway. Uptown has completely changed and is pretty awesome. Lots of bars, restaurants, hotels, businesses, etc. Once it got filled in, they started moving back towards downtown. That highway is now underground and there's a big park on top. Now they're building up in downtown next to the park, and that's where the Perot building is going. Soon they'll make their way through downtown as the east side (Deep Ellum) is also growing back into downtown. This subway and rail car system will tie it all together

    Cliffs: Dallas is awesome and is getting even better
     
  13. dallasdawg

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    The park for reference:

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    There are high rises going up on either side of that new glass building, the Perot building will be just to the right, and there are two high rises going up just to the left
     
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  14. TC

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    "Amazon will employ a full-time horticulturalist for the biospheres, creating a unique gathering place that will house more than 300 plants from 30 different countries inside."

    That's gonna be cool
     
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  15. fsugrad99

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    Austin has what's called Capital View Corridors, which are designed to ensure that the state capital can be seen from certain places in the city. Practically, it means that there are certain areas downtown that can't go more than, like, five stories.

    It can lead to interesting architecture, though. This is a proposed project on one of the few remaining open blocks downtown, half of which is in a corridor.

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  16. fsugrad99

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    My niece looooooves that park. That'll be a cool look when the tower gets done.
     
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  19. TC

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    Visited Chicago last week. Crazy.

    Great city for Skyscrapers and Cool Buildings. I went to Sears Tower and kopped a Lego model in the gift shop and it's pretty badass, got it sitting in my office. May start a little collection of Lego buildings
     
  20. TC

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    Couple of favs from Chicago:

    Carbide and Carbon Building (supposed to look like a champagne bottle with the gold top)
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    2 Prudential Plaza (cool looking art deco building)
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    Marina City (the "Corncobs of the Midwest")
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  22. High Cotton

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    Do it, I have the same from a Christmas gift from my niece after she jumped up and down on the glass floor up there.
     
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  23. TC

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    I appreciated how the model included one tiny little clear Lego for me to stick on the side for that ledge
     
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  25. TC

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    Not a single "skyscraper" in all of SC :(

    (Defined as taller than 150m or 500ft)
     
  26. steamengine

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  27. TC

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    steamengine what's your opinion on Bank of America Center in Houston? It's kinda ugly af but also kinda appealing

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  28. theregionsitter

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    Columbus getting a new building- approved at 35 stories but rumor is they have a 2nd design that is 60 stories being worked on- city wants tallest building in Ohio to be in Columbus. That proposal would be close to 1,000 feet if true and 350 feett taller than the next biggest building in Columbus. This building would be connected to our market- its really neat as is:

    http://www.columbusunderground.com/...5-story-tower-on-north-market-parking-lot-bw1

    That is the type of development that will bring tourism to the city

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    Also getting this hideous thing

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    http://www.columbusunderground.com/millennial-tower-proposal-going-back-to-downtown-commission-bw1

    I'm pretty excited about our new rooftop bar- this is two blocks from my house:

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    A gin bar called Juniper going on top of this building

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  29. TC

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    1. Not shocked that Columbus would want to enter in the kind of dick measuring that says "hurrr we're the biggest in Ohio"

    2. What the hell is that "hideous" one you posted?
     
  30. theregionsitter

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    1)- Columbus is in full on dick measuring mode lately- city also wants to fund a mega hotel development with over 1,000 rooms. They have this whole commission that is studying ways to put Columbus on the map as a Top 10 city in the US within ten years. They are being extremely progressive at encouraging rapid growth- we have 28 cranes in the city right now- 16 on High Street alone

    2) that is some sort of Office, Apartment, hotel hybrid called the Millennium tower- I think its 30 stories and features some stupid wrap around LED signs to hide the parking garage- it would be already under construction if not for the sign. There are some big money ppl behind it
     
  31. TC

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    My impression of tOSU people from seeing them do "OH-IO!" in airports and stuff is that they won't miss a chance to try and tout tOSU/Columbus/Ohio as GOAT in anything
     
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    not sure if mentioned before. building is going up a block away from me and they're moving real quickly.
    gonna be the new tallest building in austin

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  33. dahldennsull

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    i don't think they aligned their legos very well
     
  34. Bankz

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    kinda like Jenga... I'm a fan
     
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    Some of the stuff either in the works or already going up in Minneapolis. Not too much height but good density nonetheless.
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    St Paul hopefully getting this as well.
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  36. theregionsitter

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    Rooftop pools in Minny? Those better be heated lol
     
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    Definitely shut down for the winter.
     
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    Good to see Columbus adding to their skyline. It's currently very unimpressive for how great a city it is.
     
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  40. theregionsitter

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    So cheap to build sq footage in the suburbs that nothing has been done downtown in ages
     
  41. TLAU

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    keep it weird braaaah :zoidberg:
     
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    Just gotta rep my hometown and the Market hall
     

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  43. theregionsitter

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    That looks awesome Wicket
     
  44. Thoros of Beer

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    Twin Cities showing Columbus what top tier really looks like. That odd building is going to look awful in that skyline.
     
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  46. steamengine

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    It definitely sticks out like a sore thumb, but I like it in general.
     
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  48. Kirk Fogg

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    Timelapse of a part of the Austin skyline from 14-17

     
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