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Old 03-23-2009, 09:03 PM
 
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Name a city or two that has very few high-rise buildings.


I personally, nominate Charleston, South Carolina and Washington, D.C.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:42 PM
 
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Name a city or two that has very few high-rise buildings.


I personally, nominate Charleston, South Carolina and Washington, D.C.
Cities (and not merely suburbs) I've been to with populations over 100,000 which don't have many (if any) high-rises:

Gainesville, Florida (114,375, MSA 258,555)




Clarksville, Tennessee (119,284, MSA 261,220)




Provo, Utah (117,592, MSA 540,820)

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Old 03-23-2009, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Last time I was in San Antonio I didn't notice many high rises. Sam goes for Fort Worth.
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:56 PM
 
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San Antonio has lots of high rises citywide.
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:08 AM
 
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D.C. and Paris don't have skyscrapers in the city limits. They were designed the same. They do have high rises outside the city limits though. D.C. has Rosslyn, Crystal City, Bethesda, Ballston, Court House, Silver Spring, Alexandria and Clarendon. Paris has La Defense.


D.C. with Paris right below:

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Old 02-21-2011, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Fredericksburg/Virginia Beach, VA
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, population 400,000. For years the lack of high rises was by design. Then when the city lifted it's height restrictions, the economy tanked, resulting in cancelation of some projects, and placing others on hold until things swing around.

High rises don't make a city, though. I think Colorado Springs has a very nice downtown.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Prairieville, LA
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Lafayette, LA (120,623) hardly has any highrises. Baton Rouge (city: 229,553, metro: 802,484) also has very few for its size.
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Avondale and Tempe, Arizona
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, population 400,000. For years the lack of high rises was by design. Then when the city lifted it's height restrictions, the economy tanked, resulting in cancelation of some projects, and placing others on hold until things swing around.

High rises don't make a city, though. I think Colorado Springs has a very nice downtown.
You are very much correct, tall buildings are nice to have but they don't entirely make a city.

Many people complain about Phoenix having so few tall buildings for such a large city but growing bigger and taller isn't always the answer.

Jobs, mass transportation, and good schools among other things help make a quality city.

When there's a recession there aren't going to be many active plans to build up a skyline anyway.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:03 PM
 
Location: The City
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For an MSA of ~ 1 million people Allentown PA has vitually no skyline

Skyline Of Allentown, Pennsylvania | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vertryn/2799690818/ - broken link)
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