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Old Posted Jun 18, 2012, 3:08 AM
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Sudbury, Ontario... population 160,270, MSA 160,770... with the right to brag of having the western hemmishpere's largest and most aesthetically appealing smokestack (1,250 feet... as tall as the Empire State Building).



Source: www.toulouseletrek.com

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Biloxi, MS (MSA 234,625) skyline, behind a massive pirate ship casino.



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Old Posted Jun 18, 2012, 4:48 AM
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Kaesong-si, DPRK... population 309,440, and quite possibly the only city in the world whose main street has such a distinct beginning and end, as seen below.



Source: www.flikr.com - samthe8th

Also home to Kijŏng-dong, population ZERO, which would win the award for most impressive skyline per population if it only had "city" status. However, I guess that it needs people to live in it before that can happen.



Source: www.flikr.com - Chimay Bleue

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Old Posted Jun 18, 2012, 9:44 PM
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I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned Reykjavik. Population around 120,000 and MSA of Just over 200,000. A truly amazing city, and it's cityscape is absolutely gorgeous.



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Guys sorry for interfering into the USA skylines. I just want to show you a beautifull skyline in the state queensland, Australie. Goldcoast; the Miami/Ibiza of Australie. Cheers,

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This thread doesn't specify the US only. Goldcoast is a welcome relief from another large beach-side skyline: Dubai.
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What happened to it?
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What happened to it?
It's a North Korean propaganda town, built for the purpose of showing the North's development and strength to the South.

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Wilkes-Barre- City pop 41,498 - Metro pop 563,631 (shares metro with Scranton)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wi...e_Panorama.jpg

Scranton- City pop 76,089 - Metro pop 563,631 (shares metro with Wilkes-Barre)



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Scranton_PA.jpg

State College- City pop 42,034 - Metro pop 153,990


http://victoria-weather.com/2012/02/...-pennsylvania/

Harrisburg- City pop 49,528 - Metro pop 528,892


http://northstargallery.com/aerialph...hotography.htm
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Old Posted Jun 20, 2012, 4:25 AM
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How about some New England cities?

Manchester, NH... Population 187,000, MSA 400,000.



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Portland, ME... Population 66,194, MSA 516,816



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Worcester, MA.



Worcester again?

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Asheville, NC -- pop. 83,393 / MSA pop. 417,012


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I think Des Moines wins among the non resort towns and it barely qualifies.
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Another picture of Des Moines:


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Here's a panorama of Halifax (and Dartmouth):



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I'll throw St. John's, Newfoundland (Canada) into the mix. Internationally its undoubtedly a lesser-known city. With an Urban population of 165,346 (Metro 196,966) it stands as the oldest English-founded city in North America.

I'd also argue its one of the most unique and colorful.


Panorama view of downtown from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Joh...d_and_Labrador)

This panorama really doesn't do the city's colorfulness justice though, and in fact I'd probably argue that the view from the harbour is one of the worst ways to view the city. I suggest anyone interested check out Lyndon Keating's page of photos:

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/280.../tags/skyline/

With a few new developments having begun this year, and more steps being taken for an improved downtown, St. John's is meeting some of its untapped potential.
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Knoxville, TN (City Population according to Wikipedia 178,874 (MSA 1.029M Obviously takes in all of East TN... LOL


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I recognise that tower/globe... Is it still filled with wigs?
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Flint, MI. MSA 425,790



Source: www.mlive.com
Benindorm has got nothing on this beautiful burg.

I don't see the condemned Gennesse tower.
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While it certainly doesn't have the best skyline for a metro less than 600,000, I've always thought Billings, Montana punched well above its weight.
City pop is only 110,000, metro 160,000.

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Compare to Boise, ID, city pop only 200k, but metro over 600k:

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Billings is even more remarkable for the fact that it's a young city compared to somewhere like Des Moines, and that it's in the middle of absolutely nowhere.
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