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Old Posted Oct 28, 2009, 2:24 AM
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Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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City: 216,473

Metro: 323,342



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Yes - isn't it tacky? The RSA Battlehouse is nice, but the hotel with the copycat crown is a mess.
Yup. The only time it ever really looks nice is at night when it's lit up. Though, the renovation that came along with the crown is amazing.
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A few Canadian cities.

Halifax, NS (400,000)

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London, ON (450,000)

Wikipedia

Regina, SK (200,000)

Our very own HIMS

Saskatoon, SK (230,000)

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Old Posted Oct 28, 2009, 9:26 AM
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A few Canadian cities.

Halifax, NS (400,000)

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London, ON (450,000)

Wikipedia

Regina, SK (200,000)

Our very own HIMS

Saskatoon, SK (230,000)

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You forgot Windsor, 323,000 metro



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Old Posted Oct 28, 2009, 3:06 PM
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Madison, WI has a sick skyline:


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Its not very tall, but each building is very high quality and it is located on an Isthmus where excellent views of the skyline abound from all directions. The reason the skyline is relatively low and uniform is that Madison has a height restriction limiting the buildings to the crest of the the Capitol Building dome so that the dome will always be the sole peak of the skyline.

I'm very conflicted about the height restriction because Madison could certainly support some very tall buildings and has already begun to take on the aire of Paris with just solid 5-10 story buildings across much of the city. However, I don't want it lifted because the crown jewel capitol dome effect would disappear rapidly. I've always thought it would be interesting if they lifted it in the area of the University of Wisconsin campus where the most development pressure seems to be. That would be off to the side and away from the capitol dome and would satisfy the demand for the tallest buildings.
I think Madison's height limit helps it be such an incredible pedestrian experience. If it were lifted anywhere to let taller buildings be built, those areas would just become really dense urban centres surrounded with non-development or parking lots like every other Midwestern city. Madison has a coherent urban fabric as a result of the height limit and I think that's great.
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You forgot Windsor, 323,000 metro
No, I just skipped it since it was just posted. I also left out Victoria because I couldn't find a decent picture. I saw one the other day but can't remember where.
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Canadian cities in general have excellent skylines relative to their populations.
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Although it is a very small metro area, Burlington VT certainly has a scenic skyline (both photos courtesy of Wikipedia).



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I think Madison's height limit helps it be such an incredible pedestrian experience. If it were lifted anywhere to let taller buildings be built, those areas would just become really dense urban centres surrounded with non-development or parking lots like every other Midwestern city. Madison has a coherent urban fabric as a result of the height limit and I think that's great.
I don't think the height limit is responsible for that CGII. I think the pedestrian experience is primarily a function of the fact that the city is relatively inaccessible by freeway and has few streets over two lanes. Thus traffic and parking are hell in Madison and its a very unappealing place to drive, so everyone bikes or walks. People won't build parking lots where there is no demand to park. Also, the fact it is on an isthmus makes it even more unlikely that anyone would tear down buildings in favor of highrises. Its only accessible from two directions, so its like you have a Chicago-Lakefront effect from two directions. Imagine how few parking lots would be in Chicago if the whole city was like the North Lakefront: No freeways and only accessable from one or two directions.

Further evidence of this lies in the fact that other cities that never had height restrictions also never had parking lots until freeways were punched through the middle of them.
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Evanston, IL is a small city of ~75,000 and has built a pretty decent little skyline for itself. if the economy ever turns around, there will be a new 400' tall centerpiece tower built right in the middle of the skyline in the coming years


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Omaha doesn't fit the thread criteria of metros<600,000...
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City pop. = 220,000

Metro = 1,100,000 (I think of it as a small city)

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thats a LOT of parking lots...
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Balneário Camboriú
pop: 88k (no metro)


Novo Hamburgo
pop: 260k (a quite independent city which is located at the northern edge of Porto Alegre contiguous urban area)
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


Maringá
pop: 329k (no metro)

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author: Fábio Guillen


Caxias do Sul
pop: 360k (no metro)

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Balneário Camboriú
pop: 88k (no metro)
Balneario Camboriu
city: 94,344, but summer population of 700,000+
Metro: 390, 990

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Maringá
pop: 329k (no metro)
Maringa
city: 329,800
metro: 570,094

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Caxias do Sul
pop: 360k (no metro)
Caxias do Sul
pop 527, 858
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Balneario Camboriu
city: 94,344, but summer population of 700,000+
Metro: 390, 990
what metro? And yes, the summer population is over 700k... but thats only 3 months. The FIXED population is only about 90k.


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city: 329,800
metro: 570,094
actually, 532k.

I didnt knew it had a metro area (which are stablished by law in Brazil). Many of the cities in Maringá metro are not even connurbed with Maringá.


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pop 527, 858
NOOOOOO WAY.

Its true I got confused and posted Caxias population from several years ago (I could swear it was still in the 300k).

But official ESTIMATES for 2009 is only 410k... no WAY it even reaches 500k!



these are the metro areas in Brazil
1 Região Metropolitana de São Paulo São Paulo 19.223.897
2 Região Metropolitana do Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro 11.571.617
3 Região Metropolitana de Belo Horizonte Minas Gerais 5.397.438
4 Região Metropolitana de Porto Alegre Rio Grande do Sul 4.063.886
5 Região Metropolitana de Salvador Bahia 3.967.902
6 Região Metropolitana do Recife Pernambuco 3.843.326
7 Região Metropolitana de Fortaleza Ceará 3.602.319
8 Região Metropolitana de Curitiba Paraná 3.172.357
9 Região Metropolitana de Campinas São Paulo 2.633.523
10 Região Metropolitana de Belém Pará 2.249.405
11 Região Metropolitana de Goiânia Goiás 2.007.868
12 Região Metropolitana de Manaus Amazonas 1.933.327
13 Região Metropolitana de Vitória Espírito Santo 1.624.837
14 Região Metropolitana da Baixada Santista São Paulo 1.606.863
15 Região Metropolitana de Natal Rio Grande do Norte 1.255.409
16 Região Metropolitana de São Luís Maranhão 1.211.270
17 Região Metropolitana de Maceió Alagoas 1.111.678
18 Região Metropolitana de João Pessoa Paraíba 1.049.290
19 Região Metropolitana do Vale do Rio Cuiabá Mato Grosso 815.392
20 Região Metropolitana de Aracaju Sergipe 759.998
21 Região Metropolitana de Londrina Paraná 741.928
22 Região Metropolitana de Maringá Paraná 570.094
23 Região Metropolitana do Cariri Ceará 554.945
24 Região Metropolitana do Vale do Aço Minas Gerais 438.059
25 Região Metropolitana de Macapá Amapá 436.251
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Santa Maria
pop - 268k


Criciuma
pop: 188k

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Cascavel
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