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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 07-18-2008, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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The only city i see in need of help with high rises is ..el paso
Id freak out if i lived in a city like that =/

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...o_Skyline2.jpg




And i thought ours was bad.. but its actually more alive and colorfull too

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...LBUQUERQUE.png

There is no comparing ALBUQUERQUE WINS AGAIN!!

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Old 07-18-2008, 07:54 PM
 
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Originally Posted by bradly View Post
The only city i see in need of help with high rises is ..el paso
Id freak out if i lived in a city like that =/

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...o_Skyline2.jpg




And i thought ours was bad.. but its actually more alive and colorfull too

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...LBUQUERQUE.png

There is no comparing ALBUQUERQUE WINS AGAIN!!

Yikes your deff right on this one ..lol

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Old 07-21-2008, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Houston,TX
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Why is San Jose on here? It's the 10 largest U.S city, it might not have a great skyline but it's certinally bigger than the rest of the cities you mentioned
 
Old 07-25-2008, 07:58 PM
 
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Hey Bradly, just be glad You don't have to look at a skyline (or lack of one) like Columbus, Georgia (metro area 275, 000). I'd be happy to look at El Paso. It's all relative, I guess. BTW, the skyline of Albuquerque is awesome!
 
Old 07-28-2008, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Augusta, GA.
 
Old 08-06-2008, 10:36 PM
 
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Definately Disgusta..just for that building with the glass toaster on top and the pepto bismol pink building... what the heck were they thinking???
 
Old 08-07-2008, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Hey Bradly, just be glad You don't have to look at a skyline (or lack of one) like Columbus, Georgia (metro area 275, 000). I'd be happy to look at El Paso. It's all relative, I guess. BTW, the skyline of Albuquerque is awesome!
ABQ is the best! hahaha i know right?! hahah
 
Old 08-23-2008, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I dont know if this has been metioned, but I believe the reason Albuquerque has no tall buldings is because the soil in the ground couldnt support a tall building. At least that's what I was told when I visited New Mexico a few years ago.

Also, What about Eugene, Oregon? I looked at its skyline pic from wikipedia and it didnt look impressive.
If that's true (and it may well be), there's still little excuse for not having more high density buildings with good architecture that maybe make up in width for what they might lack a little in height. London, England is a very high density city, but is not exactly famous for lots of skyscrapers...but there are a lot of wide buildings that are still several stories in height. Of course, London has the advantage of a long history as a city, where most western American cities do not...but they could still learn a thing or two in that direction in their future.
 
Old 08-23-2008, 10:49 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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If that's true (and it may well be), there's still little excuse for not having more high density buildings with good architecture that maybe make up in width for what they might lack a little in height. London, England is a very high density city, but is not exactly famous for lots of skyscrapers...but there are a lot of wide buildings that are still several stories in height. Of course, London has the advantage of a long history as a city, where most western American cities do not...but they could still learn a thing or two in that direction in their future.

Albuquerque is over 300 years old ,its an old west type town, most people here just dont care for skyscrapers,although I would like a few more it really isnt all that big of a deal. Here they build big buildings stretched out on land just taking up un-needed space,I really dont understand why ABQ. dosent build up more often,even a few stories, but the people in control of our city arnt the smartest people, maybe if theres something in it for them .
 
Old 01-26-2009, 01:23 PM
 
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I think Tampa's is pretty boring.
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