They deserve praise for making an effort. It's not any kind of classic, but it's a positive step. When the Pegasus was put on top of the Magnolia Building, there were taller buildings in OKC, Houston, San Antonio and Tulsa, but it was still one of the world's 150 tallest.http://www.skyscrapercenter.com/quick-l ... y=0&city=0
The sky is getting higher. By the end of this year, a building will have to be above 1000' to be #150.
It feels like one that doesn't at least round up to a thousand (from about 500' or 150m on up) isn't remarkable enough to really bother calling a skyscraper anymore.http://www.skyscrapercenter.com/quick-l ... y=0&city=0
The AMLI and Museum Tower are the only skyscrapers in the running for favorite, then -- W Victory at 439' doesn't even round up to 500. If Harwood starts its office tower or the Lexi, either one of those would become North Texas' third 150m tower since 1990, and twenty-fifth all-time.
Edit: what could make AMLI a classic is if the enclosed crown (still a rarity in Texas, unlike in the Southeast) were a gigantic private sanctum accessed via secret bookshelf passageway from, like, not the penthouse apartments but an apartment *underneath* the penthouse level