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Old 07-31-2011, 06:11 PM
 
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Binghamton, NY (48,000)
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:33 PM
 
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I would think that South Padre Island, TX takes the cake for the US. With a population of only 2,000, it looks like:








I would imagine that many resort cities (like Atlantic City and SPI) would punch above their weight for highrises and skylines, especially when real estate along a beachfront is at a super premium.
Another SPI photo showing the entire skyline:

http://www.members.shaw.ca/rockitman/0351.jpg

Great photo thread showing its unique fabric.
South Padre Island Extravaganza (148 pics) - SkyscraperPage Forum

http://www.members.shaw.ca/rockitman/0546.jpg

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Old 07-31-2011, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Alabama Docks
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But they didn't have 700,000 in the 60s and 70s either. 600-500,000 in a steep decline, with around 400,000 by 1980.
1960 puts Pitt at 676,000
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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I know it pales compared to many cities, but Jackson, MS isn't bad for 175,000 people.

I am thoroughly impressed with Yellowknife though. Less than 20,000 people?

http://www.jackmobb.com/blog/wp-cont...atnightkq1.jpg

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Old 08-02-2011, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Pixburgh
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People putting Pittsburgh on this need to understand back in the day Pitt had almost 700,000 in the city, thats why their Skyline is vastly better than other cities of 300,000. Just a little history.
Its true Pittsburgh's population was twice what it is now but that has nothing to do with its skyline.
But you are right if you mean it isn't fair to compare Pittsburgh to other 300k cities, just not for the reason you think you are.

If that were the case, these buildings would all be 70+ years old because the population peaked in the late 40's, early 50's.

http://0.tqn.com/d/pittsburgh/1/0/W/h/pnc_park_view.jpg

but of the 5 tallest buildings, 4 were build in the 80's (after the great exodus), one in the 70's. if the city were truly shrinking that much(not just moving out to suburbs) then they would have just used the available buildings built in the 30's.



The reason is cities don't all define themselves the same. Alot of cities in the northeast, especially in PA don't annex suburbs.

Heres an example:

If you look at it objectively, Pittsburgh is a bigger city than San Antonio.
Yet San Antonio is 7th on the 'biggest city' list while Pittsburgh is 56th.
Because while the suburbs are dependent, and identify with their respective cities the same..pittsburgh counts about 55 square miles as its 'population', where S.A. counts almost 10x as much almost 500 sq/miles.

I've been in this argument a few times, and if you want to know a cities true 'size' just go by this list its a lot more accurate than population counts with a thousand different rules

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Old 08-02-2011, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Rochester
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Omaha (432,958):

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2036/...6cf41720f4.jpg

Rochester (210,565):

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3255/...4abf3ededb.jpg

Halifax (372,679):

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2102/...49088c5d51.jpg

Salt Lake City (186,440):

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4149/...e4e9f4087c.jpg

Mobile (195,111):
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3221/...c6516b4d77.jpg

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Old 08-03-2011, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Alabama Docks
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Its true Pittsburgh's population was twice what it is now but that has nothing to do with its skyline.
But you are right if you mean it isn't fair to compare Pittsburgh to other 300k cities, just not for the reason you think you are.

If that were the case, these buildings would all be 70+ years old because the population peaked in the late 40's, early 50's.



but of the 5 tallest buildings, 4 were build in the 80's (after the great exodus), one in the 70's. if the city were truly shrinking that much(not just moving out to suburbs) then they would have just used the available buildings built in the 30's.



The reason is cities don't all define themselves the same. Alot of cities in the northeast, especially in PA don't annex suburbs.

Heres an example:

If you look at it objectively, Pittsburgh is a bigger city than San Antonio.
Yet San Antonio is 7th on the 'biggest city' list while Pittsburgh is 56th.
Because while the suburbs are dependent, and identify with their respective cities the same..pittsburgh counts about 55 square miles as its 'population', where S.A. counts almost 10x as much almost 500 sq/miles.

I've been in this argument a few times, and if you want to know a cities true 'size' just go by this list its a lot more accurate than population counts with a thousand different rules
If Pitt had never had 670,000+ its skyline wouldnt be the same. If Pitt always had 305,000, buildings would be missing. Because Pitt was so big people knew about Pitt and attracted them to build there 10-20 years later.

Look at New Orleans, they got a pretty decent skyline for 345,000, because it 1960 they had 625,000 in the city and because people know about them.
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Old 08-03-2011, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Pixburgh
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why wouldn't it? Its a pretty big city, you just aren't seeing the point.

Pittsburgh didn't 'used' to be a big city..it still is a top 25 sized city.
In fact if it claimed its suburbs to the extent Houston does it would be the 9th biggest city in america.

It would go from northern washington county up to the north hills, encompass monroeville to the east.
those areas are just as much a part of Pittsburgh as Houstons are to it, they just don't count on your population lists.

Cities that don't annex suburbs like Pittsburgh, decline their own poplulation as they grow. As they build highways and parking and more industiral and business IN the city, so people could move outside the 'footprint'.....the city grew, while technically declining in population.
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Somewhere
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Default Albany doesn't count!

All of those buildings were funded by the New York government, so it doesn't count... I have to say Buffalo. With a population barely over 260,000 the skyline is very impressive for a city its size!
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:15 PM
 
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All of those buildings were funded by the New York government, so it doesn't count... I have to say Buffalo. With a population barely over 260,000 the skyline is very impressive for a city its size!
OH no a government project, thats completly invisable, like the hoover dam, or Washington DC.
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