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Shreveport, Jackson and Little Rock


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Shreveport, Jackson and Little Rock skylines  

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  1. 1. Which is your favorite?

    • Shreveport
      10
    • Little Rock
      44
    • Jackson
      5


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Both Shreveport and Little Rock have nice skylines, but I would have to say Little Rock wins because of height. Jackson's skyline is alright, but is behind Shreveport and Little Rock quite a bit.

Some of my pictures of Shrveport's skyline..

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Being from Shreveport, you know I hate to do this but I have to say Little Rock wins it for me... as far as size goes. I believe, for a city of similar size to Shreveport and Jackson, Little Rock's skyline is up there with much larger cities like Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Little Rock's skyline is also fairly spaced out like Atlanta's is, which gives it a "wider" appearance. It's definitely taller than Shreveport's though. Shreveport's tallest building is only 24 floors, but the buildings are much closer together making it much more dense.

But also being from Shreveport, I'm very partial to my home city's skyline. Early every morning when I drive into the city from the east, I see the skyline and it's a welcome sight as I drive right past downtown. Then, every evening as I drive past downtown, with the skyline in my rearview, I swell with pride. I absolutley love that skyline, and it's still changing. A 14-story Hilton hotel is under construction right now at the new convention center, so added to the three large casino hotels that have been built down there in recent years, the skyline has changed quite a bit. The main cluster in the CBD still looks the same as it did 20 years ago, but in my opinion it's absolutely gorgeous the way it is.

Some of own photos of Shreveport's skyline...

note: I can't find my all-time favorite photo... one I took when I was driving into downtown on the freeway one weekend, but if I'm able to locate it I'll come back and post it soon.

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Does anyone know if any of these cities have any future skrapers planned?

At this time, Shreveport has nothing planned but a 14-story hotel under construction. That's it. I don't believe Jackson or Little Rock have anything planned either... but someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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At this time, Shreveport has nothing planned but a 14-story hotel under construction. That's it. I don't believe Jackson or Little Rock have anything planned either... but someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Little Rock has a 19-story condo tower under construction downtown near the River Market District called the 300 Third Tower. The steel structure is up to about the 5th floor right now, sorry I don't have a construction photo.

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The same group opened this building, the First Security Building, about 18 mos ago just a few blocks away.

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They also built this one a couple of years prior to that. Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson have one of the condos in this one.

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The HQs for Acxiom, an IT company, opened around the same time in the same area...

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Little Rock has a 19-story condo tower under construction downtown near the River Market District called the 300 Third Tower. The steel structure is up to about the 5th floor right now, sorry I don't have a construction photo.

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The same group opened this building, the First Security Building, about 18 mos ago just a few blocks away.

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They also built this one a couple of years prior to that. Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson have one of the condos in this one.

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The HQs for Acxiom, an IT company, opened around the same time in the same area...

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I stand corrected! :D That will be a nice project.

Oh, and I love the Axciom building. Isn't that the one with the running bright lights all over it? That's an awesome concept for a city the size of Little Rock, or for that matter, any city.

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Does anyone have pictures of Jackson???

This is the Axciom building:

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I think you're thinking of the Metropolitan Bank building.....

There is disproportional representation on this thread...

My mistake. I thought the Axciom building was the one with the chasing lights. The Axciom building looks cool as well, though.

And you're right... there is disproportional representation. Maybe tombarnes will step in and represent Jackson.

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Jackson doesn't loo too bad.

I don't think so either. It's got a nice skyline, but I prefer Shreveport's and Little Rock's. Both have better height and more buildings, and that does it for me. But Jackson's skyline is no joke. One of my favorite view's of Jackson's skyline is from the top of the I-55/I-20 interchange westbound overpass, as you are looking down on the buildings popping up from the "urban forest" around the city, and it gives you a nice view of some of its density. Though it's nearly impossible to take a picture as you have only a small window of opportunity before you can't see anything but a 6+ foot tall wall.

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Honestly, I don't see why you'd comapare Little Rock to the other two unless you are looking to brag on LR's skyline. Its a large city than the other two, and its on a differenlt level entirely.

Shreveport has a nice skyline, particularly for a city its size. I was pleasantly suprised when I first saw it.

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Little Rock's the smallest of the three:

2000 Census:

Little Rock: 183,133

Shreveport: 200,145

Jackson: 184,256

Little Rock is a small city.

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Metropolitan areas (wikipedia):

Little Rock: 610,518

Jackson: 522,580

Shreveport: 378,331 (whoa)

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But I always think MSAs are distorted, especially for little rock, since you're likely to pass farms and forests traveling 30-45 min. to little rock.

So, let's look at the densities for the cities:

Little Rock: 608.5/km

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Little Rock's the smallest of the three:

2000 Census:

Little Rock: 183,133

Shreveport: 200,145

Jackson: 184,256

Little Rock is a small city.

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Metropolitan areas (wikipedia):

Little Rock: 610,518

Jackson: 522,580

Shreveport: 378,331 (whoa)

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But I always think MSAs are distorted, especially for little rock, since you're likely to pass farms and forests traveling 30-45 min. to little rock.

So, let's look at the densities for the cities:

Little Rock: 608.5/km

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