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Old 06-29-2017, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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New Orleans has height restrictions in many neighborhoods outside of the CBD.
Most US cities have height restrictions outside of their central business district.
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Old 06-29-2017, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Austin. And I think Phoenix.
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Old 06-29-2017, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Philly's downtown is quite sky-scraper-y. IDK, but I never knew there was a height restriction there based on my last visit. Lots of super tall buildings and I saw a few more being built. Looks like any other large downtown city now. IDK what it looked like in the past tho.
Philadelphia skyline in 1930

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Old 06-29-2017, 06:13 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Having just been in San Jose, CA, I learned that the city has strict height restrictions in place. This is largely due to the proximity of its' airport to downtown; no buildings within city limits surpass 300 feet. In recent years, the FAA has requested that height limits within 10,000 feet (3,000 m) of an airport runway be lowered from 250 feet (76 m) to 160 feet (49 m) over concern that development near airports has increased.
Apparently height restrictions are created not just for aesthetic or security reasons. In some cultures, without them you risk angering the gods!

In Bali, Trump
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Old 06-29-2017, 06:20 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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It had a much more European feel to it then. Boston, too.
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Old 06-29-2017, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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Philly's downtown is quite sky-scraper-y. IDK, but I never knew there was a height restriction there based on my last visit. Lots of super tall buildings and I saw a few more being built. Looks like any other large downtown city now. IDK what it looked like in the past tho.
For a while they weren't allowed to build anything higher than the statue on top of city hall, but they eventually gave up on that. Some people even used to believe that the Statue put a curse on the city and that's why they couldn't win any sports championships. I was living in suburban South Jersey when the Phillies won the World Series and as a Mets fan I could never hear the end of how "the curse was lifted". There were people that deadass actually believed in that too.
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Old 06-29-2017, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Olympia, Washington
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Doesn't Portland, Or have something like that? I remember reading something about that a long time ago.
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Old 06-29-2017, 10:52 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Doesn't Portland, Or have something like that? I remember reading something about that a long time ago.
They do, but apparently are feeling the pressure to relax them.

Portland Considers Raising Downtown Building Height Limits . News | OPB

Problem is that Portland also established an Urban Growth Boundary. In a growing city, when you have instituted both, you can't go up or out. Where do you go?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_growth_boundary
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Old 06-30-2017, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Jacksonville Beach. But that's probably not quite what is being asked, and I imagine there are a number of beachfronts with similar rules. And Jax Beach has granted a few exceptions lately.
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Old 06-30-2017, 01:14 AM
 
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I think Mpls. At least they did. And St. paul.
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