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Old Posted Feb 13, 2010, 6:33 AM
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The city has a municipal population of 49,031 (2000 census),[1] a metropolitan population of 128,026 (1990 unofficial estimate)[2] and a transient daily population of 250,000.
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I also really like this aerial photo from back in 2004 with the Queen Mary 2, although it doesn't show the whole downtown:


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Halifax is beautiful... always wanted to visit... like the name, too... Halifax.

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^Those are fucking silos on a farm. Get this shit out of here.
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I don't know if anyone has mentioned this yet but I think Wilmington, DE has the most impressive skyline with a population under 100,000.
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500,000 people live in its county and Philadelphia is right fucking there.
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People seem a little testy in this part of the forum.
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Some more of Chattanooga, TN (City: 171,000/Metro: 518,000)

Air view from north side of TN River:


From up above Walnut Street Bridge:


From AT&T Field:





From the glass walking bridge facing the Tennessee Aquarium:


From US-27:


Another Arial (Pre-Riverfront completion):
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I'd say Chattanooga's skyline is about normal for a city of half a million people.
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A different perspective of Des Moines (metro 556,000):


(Barnes Properties)

Night time on the River

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From the Capitol steps

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The Capitol is on its own hill east of downtown


My new favorite view, the domed building is the Polk County Courthouse:

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Halifax is beautiful... always wanted to visit... like the name, too... Halifax.



^Those are fucking silos on a farm. Get this shit out of here.
I have never seen silos do that, not even in this photo.
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^ Usually the silos wait until after dark before they do the nasty. That's where all of the grain comes from!
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I'd say Chattanooga's skyline is about normal for a city of half a million people.
I was going to say that architecturally and massing-wise, it leaves a lot to be desired, really. Definitely not among the "best" small-city skylines, IMO.
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According to StatsCan, it does. In fact it now has over 400,000 people.

http://www40.statcan.gc.ca/l01/cst01/demo05a-eng.htm

Someone said Anchorage?



According to my research Anchorage now has seven or eight buildings over 200 ft tall, including two built last year. Not bad for a city with a metro of 360,000.
Is that Russia over there on the horizon?
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People are testy because it has been explained about a million times that the point of the thread is to compare cities based on their metro area populations, not city proper populations, yet people continue to post based on city proper.

Anyway, Colorado Springs has been mentioned a couple of times. It shouldn't be. First of all because it just barely doesn't qualify (metro area population: 617,714 as of 2008), but also because it has a very weak skyline for a region that large. The tallest building is less than 250 feet.


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^Those are fucking silos on a farm. Get this shit out of here.
Brownsville does actually have a few buildings. I think two of them are close to 200 feet. It's still pretty meh though. I don't know why that was posted though. Joke maybe?
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People seem a little testy in this part of the forum.
Aint that the truth

Des Moines comes to mind first for me. metro is what half a million?
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Here is an excellent panorama from wikipedia of Port Louis, Mauritius, Africa (Pop: 147,000)

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Rochester, Minnesota

Huh? It's a very dense Downtown street, pretty much Manhattan density for a couple of blocks, in the middle blocks and blocks of parking lots on one side and suburbia on the other?
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The main cluster of highrises in Rochester is the Mayo Clinic. They're all tall and close together because its a big hospital and things have to be proximate. Building a hospital of that scale with a suburban layout would no doubt require moving walkways.

Duluth also has the "mini-Manhattan" thing going on for a block. On one side.


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All three ©MSPDude

Cityscape from a downtown hotel:


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86,000 in the city, 140,000 or so in the surrounding area, 270,000 in a metro that includes another metro because it isn't in another county.
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Runners up to DSM?

Winston-Salem, North Carolina (metro: 468,000 but CSA includes Greensboro)


(Chuck Johnson, Flickr)


(Missannies.com)


(City of Winston-Salem)

Lexington, Kentucky (metro: 453,000 MSA but CSA is over 600k)


(hyattregencyphiladelphia.com ?!)


(city-data.com)

Mobile, Alabama (metro: 406,000)
Has a taller building but not the density of Des Moines' skyline


(Wordpress)


(destination360.com)
Little Rock would definitely be on a <700k list (675,000 MSA)
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Farming skyscrapers :3
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