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Old Posted Dec 29, 2009, 2:50 PM
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Pittsburgh is great but I don't think any new major towers will be built for a long time because the skyline is larger than it should be for its metro size. There is just no need for more office space, but the skyline rules!!

I am disappointed in Boston's skyline. I have been there and I didn't like how the skyline was layed out, the buildings being so short for a metro it's size and the lack of quality skyscrapers. Most of the major skyscrapers are ugly.
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Norfolk, VA - 1.7 million

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Norfolk isn't the only city in the 1.7 million Hampton Roads metro (there are a total of 7). It's the primary business center, but it's not even the largest city anymore. So taking that into account, for a city of 200-250K, it's not so bad:


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Good shot from the Dames Point Bridge. One thing people forget about DT Jax is that its on both sides of the St. Johns River. Most who aren't familiar with the area assume that the Northbank shot (shown on page one) is the DT skyline.

Imo, Jax's skyline is equal to its true peers (ex. Nashville, Louisville, Buffalo, Memphis, Birmingham, etc.)
Very true. For a metro of 1.3 million, its skyline is quite appropriate for its size:


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3293/...f7d10192_b.jpg
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well, ok to be fair maybe amarillo's prominent tower is just as bad, but man that brutal corpus omni hotel is a monster.
"Corpus omni" means "all bodies" in Latin. I think we found out where Dahmer put his bones ...
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Skylines are fun to look at, but in the end, who really gives a flying fuck?
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Skylines are fun to look at, but in the end, who really gives a flying fuck?
I would think the vast majority of us here do, since we're posting on a forum named SkyscraperPage.
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Jacksonville, FL (807,000)

ya, Jacksonville seems to have a pretty small downtown highrise district for it's size!
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I just realized that I've never really seen a skyline shot of Phoenix before.

Now I know why.
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Old Posted Dec 30, 2009, 2:24 AM
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Skylines are fun to look at, but in the end, who really gives a flying fuck?
i agree that urban quality is far more important than skyline.....skylines are a bit of my dick is bigger than yours thing....most of the great cities in the world have small skylines and some of the least urban cities have big shiny skylines (dallas, houston etc.)....boston is an example of a great american city without a huge skyline.



i didnt realize that norfolk was such a big city...1.7 million is a decent size.....very small skyline for sure (compare that to calgary or edmonton cities of only 1m).....the same goes for jacksonville....
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Old Posted Dec 30, 2009, 3:13 AM
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i never understand how anyone can think that anything other than metro population matters when it comes to describing the size of a city.

arbitrary civic boundaries are for school taxes and garbage collectors.....metro is the only true measure of a city's size....its completely ridiculous to pretend that the CBD isnt a function of the entire metro and only serves whatever small percentage of population is within some arbitrary legal boundary.

that is a tiny downtown for a city of 1.7 million.
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I would think the vast majority of us here do, since we're posting on a forum named SkyscraperPage.
This forum is about far more than skyscrapers.
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You must remember that Jacksonville is the "largest" city in the nation, it's size is practically all of Duval County.



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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I like the phoenix skyline but then again outside of Texas Phoenix is my favorite city to visit I love the desert landscape my dad's telephone company has a switchroom in 2600 Central building
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To be fair, that picture of Phoenix above is their second skyline. When combined, Phoenix isn't that bad


jimhankey (flickr)

Yeah you have downtown and uptown
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Tucson's skyline isn't that bad.


That same picture is in a Tucson pictorial Guide book I bought last time I visited Tucson lol I love the Catalina mountains in the background
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How about El Paso it's metro population is 736,310

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what do those words on the side of the hill in the background of the El Paso picture say anyway?
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what do those words on the side of the hill in the background of the El Paso picture say anyway?

I actually have no idea lol i've only been through the El Paso airport going to Phoenix i've never really seen the city so I dunno
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You must remember that Jacksonville is the "largest" city in the nation, it's size is practically all of Duval County.



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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'5th" huh ? A figure on a paper does not always mean much to me.
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Old Posted Dec 30, 2009, 8:25 AM
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Old Posted Dec 30, 2009, 8:34 AM
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Yes, it really is.
If you say so

Seriously though, Wayne County Michigan has just under 100 sq. more miles than Phoenix, and about 400, 000 more people, and about 400 more people per sq. mile on average. Detroit city itself has just under 2/3rds the population that Phoenix city does, but less than 1/3rd of the area, and this after it's massive population loss. Metropolitan Detroit is even more populated than metropolitan Phoenix. I find it a contradiction to promote figures on paper over actual real life conditions on a site where the vast majority are against arbitrary city limits, and say that urban texture is the most important thing. Again, figures on paper don't always mean squat.

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