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Old Posted Dec 22, 2009, 7:03 AM
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Worst skyline

I am talking about cities that are called 'big' not small cities like Casper, Wyoming or Wichita, Kansas, etc.

But, anyways my answer would probably be Fresno, California


or San Jose, California
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San Jose is a technicality because of the airport and the original intention was never really to have a big city there. Besides, I would say a city like San Jose is more concerned about density rather than height.

Doesnt Tucson and San Antonio have small skylines for the size of their city?
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Old Posted Dec 22, 2009, 9:12 AM
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what about west yellowstone, montana
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Norfolk, VA - 1.7 million

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Doesnt Tucson and San Antonio have small skylines for the size of their city?
San Antonio's skyline might be somewhat small for 2+ million person metro, but I don't think it is near the worst. Looks can also be deceiving, because while it may not impress you from afar, downtown San Antonio is a fantastic place. It's filled with historic buildings, and is great at street-level.

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Depends what you mean with worst skyline. Height and density-wise or worst when it comes to the design of the skyscrapers?
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Depends what you mean with worst skyline. Height and density-wise or worst when it comes to the design of the skyscrapers?
Yeah, I think we might need a better definition of this question before really addressing the topic...without it, we are kind of just stabbing into the dark.
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So.. then surely the Brazilian ones:
Uniformity in 20-30 storeys building, too much in quantity without space, and none height Landmark at all. Take any city example that you will see.

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Norfolk, VA - 1.7 million
Dismal, but growing.

Here's a more recent photo.

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San Antonio's skyline might be somewhat small for 2+ million person metro, but I don't think it is near the worst. Looks can also be deceiving, because while it may not impress you from afar, downtown San Antonio is a fantastic place. It's filled with historic buildings, and is great at street-level.

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street level, san antonio is probably the best downtown in texas but falls short in the postcard skyline department.
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That's a cool shot, NYC4Life. J'ville with the 3 fighters lined up like that.

Pretty small skyline for 800+K.
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San Antonio's skyline looks disorganized and random. I'm not sure if this works for or against it though. It's very interesting either way.

Phoenix has a really bad skyline. Technically, they don't actually have a skyscraper.
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Jacksonville, FL (807,000)
You must remember that Jacksonville is the "largest" city in the nation, it's size is practically all of Duval County.

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Phoenix has a really bad skyline. Technically, they don't actually have a skyscraper.
We have plenty of highrises, but yes, nowhere near enough skyscrapers. These buildings all look like the belong in suburban office parks instead of a downtown. (1.5 million, 5th largest in the nation)





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It looks like suburban LA.
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Gosh, look at all the regular buildings in Phoenix.
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^ i know where are all of the irregular buildings?
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automatically phoenix. Is there a crummier skyline anywhere in the world for such a large urban area?
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automatically phoenix. Is there a crummier skyline anywhere in the world for such a large urban area?

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