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Old 07-23-2012, 03:24 PM
 
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Most of the answers to this question would be in the developing world, especially Africa. For example, Kinshasa, Congo has up to 9 million people with may just a couple of some-what tall buildings. A lot of the large cities in Africa are this way too due to the lack of economic development in some parts of the region.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Most of the answers to this question would be in the developing world, especially Africa. For example, Kinshasa, Congo has up to 9 million people with may just a couple of some-what tall buildings. A lot of the large cities in Africa are this way too due to the lack of economic development in some parts of the region.
Most of the big cities in Africa do, however, have buildings I would consider to be skyscrapers, especially within their contexts, and this includes Kinshasa as she does have a few bonafide skyscrapers (like this http://www.afriqueredaction.com/phot...-RTNC_jpg.html) . I think you're correct, however, in that the answer lies on the continent. My vote goes for Bamako, the largest city in Mali, which has a population of 1.8 million. Sana'a Yemen 1.65 million is a close runner up. But if you count Lahore, which may or may not have skyscrapers depending on your definition of the word, it'd definitely be Lahore as that city has over 10 million people.

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Old 07-23-2012, 04:33 PM
 
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London has a pathetic skyline for such a huge city. I vote London!!
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Glasgow in the UK has a true population of 1,199,629 and has no skyscrapers really.
Yeah I know, the big buildings in Glasgow are mostly tower blocks
File:Red Road flats at Balornock - geograph.org.uk - 119968.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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But there are some nice buildings on the way
http://imgcash5.imageshack.us/img24/...avoycentre.jpg
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/image...104487_-29.jpg
http://www.glasgowarchitecture.co.uk...quay_night.jpg
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Cumberland County, NJ
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Basically every large city in Italy would quality as having no skyline. Its very apparent that the Italians could care less about have tall skyscraper buildings in their country.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Paris
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Milan has a growing skyline:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7214/7...72f7b51c_b.jpg

Naples sorta does does but buildings are short:
http://static.flickr.com/52/144543518_3cf33da857_o.jpg



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As I said, it does have tall buildings but I wouldn't call them skyscrapers.
Depends on the definition but for most people a 231 m high tower (the blue tripod) would qualify as a skyscraper.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:20 PM
 
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Who needs this monstrosity in old European cities?
Leave it to the New World and Mecca & Co.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:11 PM
 
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Most of the big cities in Africa do, however, have buildings I would consider to be skyscrapers, especially within their contexts, and this includes Kinshasa as she does have a few bonafide skyscrapers (like this http://www.afriqueredaction.com/phot...-RTNC_jpg.html) . I think you're correct, however, in that the answer lies on the continent. My vote goes for Bamako, the largest city in Mali, which has a population of 1.8 million. Sana'a Yemen 1.65 million is a close runner up. But if you count Lahore, which may or may not have skyscrapers depending on your definition of the word, it'd definitely be Lahore as that city has over 10 million people.
Kinshasa does have a couple tall building. I admit that. But for such a large population, it is insignificant.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:26 PM
 
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London has a pathetic skyline for such a huge city. I vote London!!
Not really...






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Old 07-24-2012, 02:17 AM
 
Location: Belgium
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Wonderful pics Dragonborn .

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Who needs this monstrosity in old European cities?
² this. I think it's a huge plus that only few cities in Europe have skyscrapers. I prefer cathedrals and other historic buildings to be our "skyscrapers" .
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