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Would the Morongo Casino in Cabazon, CA count? Once you hit Indio on the westbound 10, you're basically driving through suburbia until the LA basin.
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Would the Morongo Casino in Cabazon, CA count? Once you hit Indio on the westbound 10, you're basically driving through suburbia until the LA basin.
Yeah but it's still the only highrise around for quite a long time. It definitely stands out when you're driving to Palm Springs, and it, along with the giant windmills, are the indicators that I've entered the desert and officially left LA.
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A highrise with surface parking. Jesus christ.
The case of Wilson Hall at Fermilab at least kind of makes sense... that way everybody can be closer together for better collaboration/seminar culture without walking long distances. So in the case of the office building being all one company, I can seeit making sense.
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Out in the northeast exurbs of Cincinnati, there's a tower that was built as part of the Fujitec NA headquarters. It's basically a giant obelisk with a blue roof, and as a kid, I'd look for it as the sign that we were getting fairly close to home when traveling back from roadtrips. At the time at least, everything around it was forested, so you'd just see this lone blue obelisk sticking up through the trees on the side of the highway.



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Chicago is so centralized it doesn't make logistical sense to have buildings taller than 7-10 stories in most of the metro area.
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the unfinished majesty building in suburban orlando comes to mind. (altamonte springs)


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for atl... definitely the abandoned presidential hotel along 85/285, recently used in zombieland 2.

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Turning Stone Casino Hotel in Verona NY (outside Utica NY) and tallest building between Buffalo and Albany

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Meanwhile in Cherokee, NC...

Harrah's Cherokee Casino

They have another one in Murphy, NC as well, but Murphy is a dark and primitive place where Google Streeview dares not venture.
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The Oracle HQ in Redwood City is pretty sore thumb-ish. More like sore hand?



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Foster City Metro Tower - 305 ft

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Out in the northeast exurbs of Cincinnati, there's a tower that was built as part of the Fujitec NA headquarters. It's basically a giant obelisk with a blue roof, and as a kid, I'd look for it as the sign that we were getting fairly close to home when traveling back from roadtrips. At the time at least, everything around it was forested, so you'd just see this lone blue obelisk sticking up through the trees on the side of the highway.



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Ha, yeah I wasn't sure if that counted. Seemed to be a lot more prominent when seen from 71 back in the 1990s than it is now.

I used to fly to Columbus to get to Cincinnati (cheaper airfare) and that was always a sign that Cincinnati was close. Well, that and Kings Island's Eiffel Tower replica and roller coasters.
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I haven't seen so much soul sucking banality in any single thread in a long time.

Canada does soul-sucking suburban sore thumbs very well.

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The Monster of Laval (suburban Montreal):

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truly one of the world's ugliest buildings.
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What ever happened to that Quebec city suburban supertall? That never got built?
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I remember at the time, a guy at UCSB (who was from Oxnard) telling me that they were the tallest buildings between Los Angeles and San Francisco. I wonder if that was true, and I wonder if it still is?
Only if "San Francisco" included the Bay Area as a whole. The 305 ft. office tower in Foster City is taller, for example, and has been around for just as long.
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This is the biggest sore thumb tower I have ever seen. The Sky Tower in Wroclaw, Poland. You can see this for miles outside the city that is otherwise low rise.



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And over the border in the Reno metro, there's three sore thumbs:

The 353 ft., 27-story Sierra Grand hotel rises out of Reno's suburban parking lots:


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While in nearby Sparks, the 342 ft., 28-story twin hotel towers of The Nugget rise up out of suburbia as well:


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