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Old 06-26-2010, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Shawnee, KS
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The title explains it, but it has to be a city around 100,000 people or above. Here in KS, its probably Olathe.

 
Old 06-26-2010, 11:28 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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right now? San Jose... pretty pathetic for a city over 1million, Oakland with 1/2 the pop has a better one.
 
Old 06-26-2010, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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right now? San Jose... pretty pathetic for a city over 1million, Oakland with 1/2 the pop has a better one.
Isn't San Jose's nearly the same size as Phoenix? I have been to both, Phoenix just feels a little tiny bit bigger.
 
Old 06-26-2010, 11:48 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Isn't San Jose's nearly the same size as Phoenix? I have been to both, Phoenix just feels a little tiny bit bigger.
Phoenix is probably bigger, definitely taller... would have to go on emporis to check though.
 
Old 06-26-2010, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Phoenix is probably bigger, definitely taller... would have to go on emporis to check though.
I think they would be equivalent if you look at their population and then their skyline.

Phoenix- 1.5 million and then look at the skyline- that skyline doesn't yell "we're America's 5th largest city".

San Jose- 1 million- apply the same routine as my Phoenix exception.

San Antonio- also a pretty weak skyline for a top 10 population city...

These are just my opinions, their skylines are no measure of the great qualities these cities can have.
 
Old 06-26-2010, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Rochester
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They're going to close this thread, but ill answer anyway. In New York, the worst skyline is probably Albany. Its just simply ugly in design.
 
Old 06-26-2010, 12:52 PM
 
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The reason San Jose has such a crappy skyline for a city of 1 million is because the airport is right across the freeway from downtown. So because of airport regulations SJ can't have super tall buildings. I mean airplanes are taking their descend into the airport right over downtown. I went to San Jose State and it's pretty annoying to have massive airplanes flying over downtown every 5 min.
 
Old 06-26-2010, 01:30 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Paterson 146K
This is pretty much it-


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It's the densest city in the nation behind NYC (for cities 100k+)
 
Old 06-26-2010, 01:43 PM
 
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Orlando for having the shortest buildings.
 
Old 06-26-2010, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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San Antonio
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