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View Poll Results: Which of these cities has the best skyline?
Louisville,KY 84 21.27%
Des Moines,Iowa 49 12.41%
Omaha,NE 33 8.35%
Tucson,AZ 9 2.28%
Oklahoma City,OK 42 10.63%
Tulsa,OK 45 11.39%
Boise,Idaho 9 2.28%
Birmingham,AL 31 7.85%
Providence,Rhode Island 43 10.89%
Richmond,VA 50 12.66%
Voters: 395. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-20-2009, 04:34 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Des Moines has a very nice skyline, especially for a city of only around 200,000 people.
I totally agree with you "In Photo's" it's the best "Per Capital" Population Base Skyline In "America" , but when you DRIVE there and see it in PERSON it sort of let you down , because non of the BUILDINGS are very TALL.

 
Old 04-20-2009, 05:46 PM
 
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I totally agree with you "In Photo's" it's the best "Per Capital" Population Base Skyline In "America" , but when you DRIVE there and see it in PERSON it sort of let you down , because non of the BUILDINGS are very TALL.

Actually I thought that was the thing about Des Moines that put it in a different group than most cities of less than 200,000 people. The buildings are TALLER than you'd normally find.


http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...1719f80c_b.jpg

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Old 04-22-2009, 04:47 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Default When Chicago And New York City Had 200,000 City Proper And 600,000 Metro "They" Couldn't Touch Des Moines Iowa

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Originally Posted by Chicago60614 View Post
Actually I thought that was the thing about Des Moines that put it in a different group than most cities of less than 200,000 people. The buildings are TALLER than you'd normally find.

You are right , but the "Buildings" looks so much "Taller" in the pictures than in real life.
 
Old 04-22-2009, 05:40 PM
 
Location: cali
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wheres minneapolis? minneapolis has less people then tulsa.
 
Old 07-25-2009, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Actually, the Sunsphere was saved by citizens of Knoxville (no, personally I did not sign the petition) but it has been refurbished, reopened, and offers amazing areal views of UT in one direction, and spectacular views of the mountains [in the winter] in the other direction. The haze/smog tend to hide the mountains in the summer.
 
Old 07-25-2009, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Boston Metro
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Providence
 
Old 07-25-2009, 10:49 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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No Jersey City?
Jersey City beats all of these skylines.
http://www.city-data.com/forum/attac...ty-skyline.jpg

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Old 07-25-2009, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Downtown Omaha
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Jersey city is part of the NYC metro. I think the OP means stand alone metros.

My city Omaha is no slouch in the skyline department but since Omaha is so hilly a lot of the buildings Downtown don't stick from all angles. I think we have some good, older density in our skyline too that is not often seen.

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http://i32.tinypic.com/2r7x7ag.jpg
http://i27.tinypic.com/2dmf5s3.jpg

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Old 07-25-2009, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Rhode Island

Kentucky
 
Old 08-14-2009, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Jungle City aka Jersey City
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Default Why not Jersey City

Jersey City definitely beats all the othe mid size cities here. So what.... its part of NYC metro but our skyline is starting to get notcied. n these pics arent the finale because of the recession many building are put on hold.....a new building has been approved to be over 800 feet then the towers in J SQ, but even still the city is building during a recession, it may be slow but most likely a lot more then any other city on this list.
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