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Old 07-23-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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What would be the largest cities in the world (by population of course) that don't have any skyscrapers? Or almost no skyscrapers?

Please include city population as well.
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:25 PM
 
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That would be gorgeous St. Petersburg, Russia, dubbed as "Venice of the North." ( population 4,953,219,4 or 3.4% of the total population of Russia.)

Saint Petersburg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

City populataion (and Unesco) were fighting hard when Putin's cronies were trying to install there the infamous "Gasprom" skyskraper, which would ruin the city.
My respect to Norman Foster, British architector, who refuse to particupate in the project, because as the world-class architector he knew right away that that would destroy the original idea of this historic city.




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Old 07-23-2012, 01:30 PM
 
Location: MO->MI->CA->TX->MA
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What would be the largest cities in the world (by population of course) that don't have any skyscrapers? Or almost no skyscrapers?

Please include city population as well.
Define "skyscraper". How many floors does it need? What if a building is 1 or a couple of floors short of your cutoff?

Out of cities with a population of, say, 200,000+, I'd intuitively think the ones with the lowest ratio of Skyscrapers to Population might include:

- San Jose, CA (~1 mil)
- Anaheim, CA (~400,000)
- Munich, Germany (~2.6 mil)
- Amsterdam, Netherlands (~800,000)
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Sweden
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Washington D.C.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:22 PM
 
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I would say Paris. Paris has a few highrise buildings but I would not call them skyscrapers. A city of its size should have a few supertalls I would think.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Glasgow in the UK has a true population of 1,199,629 and has no skyscrapers really.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I would say Paris. Paris has a few highrise buildings but I would not call them skyscrapers. A city of its size should have a few supertalls I would think.
Paris has skyscrapers.

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Old 07-23-2012, 02:51 PM
 
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practically any larger German, Italian, Spanish and Scandinavian city.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:51 PM
 
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As I said, it does have tall buildings but I wouldn't call them skyscrapers.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:55 PM
 
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Dublin is a city with 1.2 million people but has no skyscrapers. Dublin is against skyscrapers and its stupid. We need to build up if we want a competing capital city. ABP are idiots who dont see this and reject every project for the sake of it. They even rejected a much needed national childrens hospital in the city center which already had over €70 million put into it by a very tight budget Irish goverment. It was a joke. They rejected one of the most needed projects in the whole Irish state because it was to high. The area needs a lift anyway and this would have helped the area big time. Its a joke and the city is suffering.
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