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Old Posted Apr 8, 2009, 12:22 AM
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Beautiful. That angle from the southwest always makes Wells Fargo look taller than Chase
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Ok guys. Let's stop discussing other cities in the Incredible Photos of Houston Thread.

This picture is stunning!
What part of Houston is that?
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What part of Houston is that?
Midtown/Fourth Ward looking toward Uptown at dusk.

That still is a phenomenal photo. Wish I were lurking about the garages at the right time to get such shots
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I think Dallas and Houston are pretty comparable. Many of the buildings share some stylistic similarities. Both cities also suffered the same fate in their downtowns... lots of of activity up through the 40s, then a near death experience in the 50s and 60s, boomtown resurgence in the 70s 80s, and now a SLOW but steady revitalization period. Both cities have very similar development patterns, so it makes sense that they look similar as well.

Los Angeles is really the original model for "sprawl metros", and since it started recovering sooner than the Texas cities, the density is much more developed there. The only big mistake in LA is that they waited so long to revive their rail transit system.
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Interesting. but it has absolutely NOTHING to do with Incredible Photos of Houston. Please remove your comments and replace them with a photo of Houston instead.


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Awesome!
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A sneak peek at my upcoming photo thread. (Still working on it.)

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awesome..I always love your photos.
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Here are a few more photos I took while in Houston recently.











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Nice new pics everyone!
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Very nice all the new stuff!
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I think Houston's bad reputation overwhelmingly stems from this old photo:


Source from the book The City Assembled by Spiro Kostof

It's like a bad mug shot that dogs a celebrity for years or a photo of a politician in a comprimising situation.
Wow! I have never seen anything like this.
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Wow! I have never seen anything like this.
Based on the buildings on the edge of downtown that are visible in the photo, it looks like possibly early 70s. Most of that area is filled in now, thank goodness.
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That totally looks like Los Angeles!!!
LA and Houstons skylines are probably the most similar of any skylines in the U.S.
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Not a photo, but an incredible video, Houston above the clouds
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Based on the buildings on the edge of downtown that are visible in the photo, it looks like possibly early 70s. Most of that area is filled in now, thank goodness.
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Incredible to say the least.
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