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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 07-29-2011, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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For the ones on the list, I like Louisville the most. Will be interesting to see how OKC looks after they finish their monster.

Also, I didn't read the entire thread, but someone said the cities chosen were all under 2 million. If that is the case, my vote would be for Charlotte, NC, which has a killer skyline, especially at about 1.8 million people. And while not as good as Charlotte, I think the Nashville skyline (1.6 million) is also nice.

 
Old 07-29-2011, 09:22 AM
 
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Providence has a horrible skyline, anyone who voted for it is crazy, or a homer.
It might have the best downtown in the group but it has a small skyline, athough it does have a tower from each era, its tallest building was built in 1928.
 
Old 07-29-2011, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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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.
Okay, I know, this is a two-year-old post, but I gotta defend my city. 801 Grand is the tallest building in Iowa and you can see it for miles. It's not thousands of feet tall, but it is proportional. DSM's skyline has a really nice arc, like a smaller Minneapolis, and you can feel the density all over downtown. It feels like a much bigger city, especially with the sjywalk system overhead. And there are a number of fantastic views of the skyline. Top of my head: second bridge south of the freeway on SE 14th St, the 235 river bridge, the capitol steps, and the MLK Raccoon River bridge. It looks quite good in person as well as in pictures. If the buildings were much taller, they would look out of place and it would be less impressive.

I think Louisville is the best in this poll, but I totally agree it's a class bigger than the rest of the cities listed, so of course I have to go with Des Moines.
 
Old 07-29-2011, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Providence has a horrible skyline, anyone who voted for it is crazy, or a homer.
It might have the best downtown in the group but it has a small skyline, athough it does have a tower from each era, its tallest building was built in 1928.
It's gotten better and it was never that bad. The Waterplace condos and the Newest Westin Tower really add to it. From a number of angles (especially college hill) it's quite nice.

I voted Providence a few years back (I'm a homer... lived on George Street for a long time), but would probably pick Louisville as it's much more attractive.
 
Old 07-29-2011, 03:52 PM
 
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It's gotten better and it was never that bad. The Waterplace condos and the Newest Westin Tower really add to it. From a number of angles (especially college hill) it's quite nice.

I voted Providence a few years back (I'm a homer... lived on George Street for a long time), but would probably pick Louisville as it's much more attractive.
yes but it is not as good as the others, Louisville, and OKC are much better than Prov. in the skyline department.
 
Old 07-29-2011, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Boston
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yes but it is not as good as the others, Louisville, and OKC are much better than Prov. in the skyline department.
I agree.
 
Old 07-29-2011, 04:22 PM
 
Location: 93,020,000 miles from the sun
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Haha! This is the first time I've ever seen a pic of Knoxville's skyline. It looks like a mini-Dallas with that gold ball thing.
 
Old 07-29-2011, 05:06 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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ST. PAUL MINNESOTA>

Come on people, stop overlooking this city. It's home to nearly 300,000 people and has a respectable skyline. Omaha? Tulsa? Give me a break you ____s

Minneapolis/St. Paul has a 3 1/2 Million Metro Area well over 2 Million People....
 
Old 07-29-2011, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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Oklahoma City: 580k city, 1.25 million metro

http://okwebcenter.com/OKC%20Skyline_01.jpg
I'm unsure if anyone else has mentioned it but the new Devon tower is nearly complete, now the tallest construction in OKC.

Oklahoma City Skyline - July 4th, 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9014442@N05/5902608928/ - broken link) by sseiyah (http://www.flickr.com/people/9014442@N05/ - broken link), on Flickr)

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Old 07-29-2011, 10:03 PM
 
Location: New Mexico --> Vermont in 2019
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I'm unsure if anyone else has mentioned it but the new Devon tower is nearly complete, now the tallest construction in OKC.


(from Oklahoma City Skyline - July 4th, 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9014442@N05/5902608928/ - broken link) by sseiyah (http://www.flickr.com/people/9014442@N05/ - broken link), on Flickr)
Nice addition, looks like the city needed it. Makes it a much better spectacle.
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