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Old Posted Dec 22, 2009, 7:03 AM
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Worst skyline

I am talking about cities that are called 'big' not small cities like Casper, Wyoming or Wichita, Kansas, etc.

But, anyways my answer would probably be Fresno, California


or San Jose, California
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San Jose is a technicality because of the airport and the original intention was never really to have a big city there. Besides, I would say a city like San Jose is more concerned about density rather than height.

Doesnt Tucson and San Antonio have small skylines for the size of their city?
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Doesnt Tucson and San Antonio have small skylines for the size of their city?
San Antonio's skyline might be somewhat small for 2+ million person metro, but I don't think it is near the worst. Looks can also be deceiving, because while it may not impress you from afar, downtown San Antonio is a fantastic place. It's filled with historic buildings, and is great at street-level.

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San Antonio's skyline might be somewhat small for 2+ million person metro, but I don't think it is near the worst. Looks can also be deceiving, because while it may not impress you from afar, downtown San Antonio is a fantastic place. It's filled with historic buildings, and is great at street-level.

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street level, san antonio is probably the best downtown in texas but falls short in the postcard skyline department.
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San Antonio's skyline might be somewhat small for 2+ million person metro, but I don't think it is near the worst. Looks can also be deceiving, because while it may not impress you from afar, downtown San Antonio is a fantastic place. It's filled with historic buildings, and is great at street-level.

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It all depends on where the photo was taken like this picture doesn't show the new grand Hyatt or the Marriott Riverwalk or Marriott Rivercenter buildings
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San Antonio's skyline might be somewhat small for 2+ million person metro, but I don't think it is near the worst. Looks can also be deceiving, because while it may not impress you from afar, downtown San Antonio is a fantastic place. It's filled with historic buildings, and is great at street-level.

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i love the little waterway in the downtown area, if i'm thinking correctly. too, they have great food in san antonio. the skyline looks fine to me.
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i love the little waterway in the downtown area, if i'm thinking correctly. too, they have great food in san antonio. the skyline looks fine to me.

Yeah it's the San Antonio Riverwalk

http://www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/
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what about west yellowstone, montana
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Norfolk, VA - 1.7 million

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Depends what you mean with worst skyline. Height and density-wise or worst when it comes to the design of the skyscrapers?
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Depends what you mean with worst skyline. Height and density-wise or worst when it comes to the design of the skyscrapers?
Yeah, I think we might need a better definition of this question before really addressing the topic...without it, we are kind of just stabbing into the dark.
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Norfolk, VA - 1.7 million
Dismal, but growing.

Here's a more recent photo.

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So.. then surely the Brazilian ones:
Uniformity in 20-30 storeys building, too much in quantity without space, and none height Landmark at all. Take any city example that you will see.

Source: In Picture, but here you are Kundmueller.de - http://www.kundmueller.be/biketrip/w...o_pantanal.jpg

Source: Tripadvisor.com - http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/med...kyline-mid.jpg
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That's a cool shot, NYC4Life. J'ville with the 3 fighters lined up like that.

Pretty small skyline for 800+K.
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Jacksonville, FL (807,000)

ya, Jacksonville seems to have a pretty small downtown highrise district for it's size!
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San Antonio's skyline looks disorganized and random. I'm not sure if this works for or against it though. It's very interesting either way.

Phoenix has a really bad skyline. Technically, they don't actually have a skyscraper.
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Jacksonville, FL (807,000)
You must remember that Jacksonville is the "largest" city in the nation, it's size is practically all of Duval County.

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Phoenix has a really bad skyline. Technically, they don't actually have a skyscraper.
We have plenty of highrises, but yes, nowhere near enough skyscrapers. These buildings all look like the belong in suburban office parks instead of a downtown. (1.5 million, 5th largest in the nation)





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Kind of reminds me of Irvine, California. I don't think it's that bad. 3 or 4 good sized office buildings in the 400-600' foot range would turn Phoenix into a nice skyline.

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You must remember that Jacksonville is the "largest" city in the nation, it's size is practically all of Duval County.



We have plenty of highrises, but yes, nowhere near enough skyscrapers. These buildings all look like the belong in suburban office parks instead of a downtown. (1.5 million, 5th largest in the nation)





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I like the phoenix skyline but then again outside of Texas Phoenix is my favorite city to visit I love the desert landscape my dad's telephone company has a switchroom in 2600 Central building
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