Originally Posted by Hawk89
Correct. Downtown Houston has a tall mass of buildings right in the middle that is more impressive than any other U.S. City besides NY and Chicago, in my opinion. The height really is incredible. The problem is that the tall mass is surrounded by parking lots. If you guys fill those in with 10-20 story buildings, then I definitely believe that Houston deserves the title of 3rd best skyline in the U.S.
I agree, great discussion by all.
It is great that Houston is fixing many of the areas that were eye-sores like the Bayou and the back of downtown behind all those shiny 80's towers.
To me the dream is having all those great buildings and a few more trophy towers serving as the backdrop but all the rest of the small buildings that have great bars, trendy restaurants that come and go, cool parks, rail or cabs to go to a row of bars in three or four different parts of town, and just tons of interesting people everywhere to see. I would like to see some bars and restaurants open on some of the higher up patios on the 6th-10th floors for a cool urban scene to drink by. We have the W Hotel in DC for that where I live.
I always thought Downtown was a beautiful ghost town from the future at night when I visited.