Skyscrapers and cool buildings thread

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  1. Todd Bonzales

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    The mountains in the back are a nice touch, though. I wish Cleveland had a nice skyline :tebow: . I remember the first time I went to Chicago and witnessed that skyline and being blown away, then coming home and realizing how pathetic ours was on the flight back home. We do have the terminal tower, though!
     
  2. OZ

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    but they have possible the best steeped skyline in the nation when you look at the Spaceneedle towards Mount Rainer. The best combination of man made blending with nature.

    Don't bring up San Fran, while they have an amazing skyline they don't have a 14,000+ foot mountain that sits in their backyard. Plus Seattle has them in height as well.

    San Francisco wins on architecture (golden gate bridge, transamerica) and density.
     
  3. Kirk Fogg

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    I took pretty much the same exact pictures you did when I was there. Loved Dubai - would move there in a heartbeat.
     
  4. Yup, only problem is how much money you have to make to live there comfortably.
     
  5. hudson

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  6. duc15

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  7. slogan119

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    Cool photos, but I would be absolutely miserable living there. It's the fucking desert, with sand everywhere and too damn hot to go outside in the middle of the day.
     
  8. Most people dont do shit till night there. I've heard the beaches are amazing though but I haven't had the chance to see them.
     
  9. BayouMafia

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    We went to Atlantis in March and the beaches were really nice (man-made) but very few waves and full of pasty pudgy euros
     
  10. TheChatch

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    Christ, soulfly.....couldn't you find an older picture? Since you live in Yakima, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. Since I live in downtown seattle, how about the view from the top of QA hill and Kerry Park.

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    Or from Alki Beach

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    Seattle has a great skyline....it's not San Fran, Chicago, Miami, or NYC,....but it's better than most.
     
  11. I'd love to take a vacation to Atlantis one day. I should be back at my computer that actually has a CD drive in another couple days and I'll get the better pics uploaded.
     
  12. OopsPowSurprise

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    those other pictures of Seattle that Chatch posted are much better
     
  13. killerwvu

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  14. 34

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    vermonts capital building is really cool, in the middle of nowhere too (the town)

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    did not expect it to be that nice driving through, cool town too
     
  15. soulfly

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    I thought the natural background was a great view. Not many cities have that same setting. Sorry for upsetting you, oh wise one.
     
  16. Hayden Fry

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    I always thought the Iowa State Capitol Building was the best capitol in the Union

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  17. The Banks

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    Why does Iowa's state flag look like frances?
     
  18. Mitch Cumstein

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    always liked Vancouver
     
  19. Embree/Yung

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    Ain't big, but I love Denver

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  20. triple-r

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    A few summers ago, PNC Park is really awesome too

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  21. ben_rivera_Watt

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    why is there a banana on top of those 3 buildings
     
  22. OZ

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    Seattle's skyline blows Miami out of the water. Miami has more taller buildings, and more skyscrapers overall, but Seattle is a much better skyline.

    With the space needle, how it gradually stacks up, and Mount Rainier in the background. It's one of the best in the world in my opinion.
     
  23. Todd Bonzales

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  24. beerleagueman

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    bumping this for anyone traveling during Summer, some great Skyline pics ITT
     
  25. TC

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  26. Tobias

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    was in okc 2 weeks ago and it was nicer than i expected. still had some of the ugliest buildings i have ever seen

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  27. Futureman

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    Thanks?
     
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  28. Tobias

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    yeah heaven forbid someone post a picture of a skyline they had never seen before in a thread with extensive discussion of skylines
     
  29. Dr. Richard Cranium

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  30. Fancy

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    Awesome, rarely used angle of Seattle.

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  31. fsugrad99

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    This is going to be the biggest building in Austin. I....I just don't.....ugggh

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  32. fsugrad99

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  33. TC

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    Dude that's actually pretty sweet. I don't have a feel for how Austin looks or how that blends w other stuff but on its own it's a cool looking building
     
  34. Bankz

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    Looks like the Jenga game I played last night with the kids
     
  35. Larry Sura

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    I agree, I think it looks great.
     
  36. Larry Sura

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    Here are a couple of Atlanta I've saved over the last several months.

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  37. Fargin' Icehole

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    Yeah I'm not a fan either. I like unorthodox architecture but this just make my mind concerned when I look at it.
     
  38. fsugrad99

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    That's been the local joke. It's supposed to be the "tallest residential building West of the Mississippi" when it's done (best guess is 2019-2020), which is cool, but I'm just not a fan.

    I guess it'll be a unique part of our skyline, which has been pretty conservative artistically.
     
  39. TheChatch

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    I just had that view this morning on my flight back from NYC :yousoright:
     
  40. Joe Withabee

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    Looks like that Indian billionaire's house
     
  41. Ace Boogie

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    This building isn't straight, fits right in in Texas. LMBO
     
  42. Corky Bucek

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  43. The Banks

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    Used to love this thread. Any new sweet buildings under construction?
     
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  44. The Banks

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    Shanghai Tower (2073 ft) was completed last year, second tallest in the world.

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  45. The Banks

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    Then there's 432 Park Ave (1396 ft)

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  46. Open Carry

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    The company I'm starting with next summer is about to finish the MGM National Harbor Casino

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  47. CraigAnne Conway

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    Reminds me of these two buildings in downtown Mississauga

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    You'd be surprised how buildings like that just end up working for the skyline. Gives some distinction.
     
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  48. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    This just started in Chicago

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  49. Dr. Richard Cranium

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