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View Poll Results: Which has the boring skyline
Tucson,AZ 15 6.82%
El Paso,TX 28 12.73%
Virginia Beach,VA 26 11.82%
Albuquerque,NM 26 11.82%
San Jose,CA 41 18.64%
Shreveport,Louisiana 14 6.36%
Amarillo,TX 18 8.18%
Lubbock,TX 52 23.64%
Voters: 220. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-26-2009, 11:48 AM
 
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San jose has the worst skyline in the U.S. if not the world. Its tallest builings "the 88" is only 286 ft tall. For a city of 900k this is really pathetic. Cities like SLC are only 180k and dwarf the SJ skyline. There is about the same amount of people in the SLC metro as there is in the entire city of SJ! Our gauging of a cities skyline must take into account its population size both metro and proper. I dont expect Lubbuck or SLC to have much of a skyline with roughly 200k city propers. Forget claiming that an airport made the skyline a certain way - SJ stills owns that skyline.
A girl here dumped you, right?

 
Old 07-26-2009, 12:13 PM
 
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VA Beach isnt too bad

http://ovirginia.org/images/VirginiaBeachOceanfront.jpg (broken link)
 
Old 07-26-2009, 12:15 PM
 
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San jose has the worst skyline in the U.S. if not the world. Its tallest builings "the 88" is only 286 ft tall. For a city of 900k this is really pathetic. Cities like SLC are only 180k and dwarf the SJ skyline. There is about the same amount of people in the SLC metro as there is in the entire city of SJ! Our gauging of a cities skyline must take into account its population size both metro and proper. I dont expect Lubbuck or SLC to have much of a skyline with roughly 200k city propers. Forget claiming that an airport made the skyline a certain way - SJ stills owns that skyline.
Rochester NY has a pretty crappy skyline too. Ive lived in apartment buildings that are taller than all of Rochesters building except one.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...yline_2001.jpg

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Old 07-26-2009, 12:27 PM
 
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Rochester NY has a pretty crappy skyline too. Ive lived in apartment buildings that are taller than all of Rochesters building except one.

Come on, it's not that bad. Is it?
 
Old 07-27-2009, 09:53 AM
 
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Come on, it's not that bad. Is it?
Its really not that bad. Moderator cut: off topic

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Old 07-27-2009, 09:56 AM
 
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Come on, it's not that bad. Is it?

Its pretty much the same as it was 30 years ago. Its OK for a small city.
But it is boring as the thread topic states.
 
Old 07-27-2009, 10:01 AM
 
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Its pretty much the same as it was 30 years ago. Its OK for a small city.
But it is boring as the thread topic states.
pretty much the same? You have the B&L building, the new bridge and the hyatt. Those were not there 30 years ago.
 
Old 07-27-2009, 10:11 AM
 
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2 new buildings and a bridge in 30 years. For a small town I supposed that would seem impressive.

The skyline is still pretty boring
 
Old 07-27-2009, 10:13 AM
 
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Well thats a big difference from "pretty much the same as it was 30 years ago". For a medium sized city with a stagnant economy it seems to be par.
 
Old 07-27-2009, 10:34 AM
 
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Well thats a big difference from "pretty much the same as it was 30 years ago". For a medium sized city with a stagnant economy it seems to be par.

Thread title.

Small or mid-sized cities with a boring skyline

Rochester fits the bill nicely

Small city with boring skyline
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