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Old August 16th, 2016, 08:00 PM   #3101
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Those 1920s-1930s towers are a bonus for any skyline that has them, which is very few. Frankly, they are still the star attractions for many. When I went to Chicago I found the Temple Buiding, Board of Trade, Tribune Tower and Mathis Tower to be much much impressive than some buildings 2-3x their height.
Also true for Moscow/Warsaw. Both cities now have modern glass clusters and they sure are popular, especially as Europe in general has less skyscrapers and on a smaller scale compared to rest of the world, but the tourists are definitely more drawn to Seven Sisters and/or Palace of Culture. Glass boxes will keep rising for years to come everywhere, the "old style" will likely never comeback. The very few cites in the world that such towers are lucky
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Old August 17th, 2016, 08:38 PM   #3102
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Rochester, MN should have a very solid claim for the best U.S. skyline for a metro under 250k. It currently has 4 towers in the 20-25 story range proposed or planned, as well as a 10 story vertical expansion (30 total) and 13-story tower.
Any other news on smaller cities with increased development in the next 10 years?
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Old August 18th, 2016, 04:41 AM   #3103
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Rochester, MN should have a very solid claim for the best U.S. skyline for a metro under 250k. It currently has 4 towers in the 20-25 story range proposed or planned, as well as a 10 story vertical expansion (30 total) and 13-story tower.
Any other news on smaller cities with increased development in the next 10 years?
Bartlesville, OK has a pretty good skyline for only having 37k people in a metro area of 52,000. It even includes Frank Lloyd Wright's only skyscraper at 19 stories:





It'll be one of the best skylines in Northern Oklahoma in 2025

In the world, the most impressive has to be Benidorm, Spain imo.
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Old August 18th, 2016, 03:27 PM   #3104
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Bartlesville, OK has a pretty good skyline for only having 37k people in a metro area of 52,000. It even includes Frank Lloyd Wright's only skyscraper at 19 stories:





It'll be one of the best skylines in Northern Oklahoma in 2025

In the world, the most impressive has to be Benidorm, Spain imo.
I've always been impressed by Bartlesville as well (easily tops the <100k range). It is always a big plus when a skyline features an architectural jewel like the Price Tower. My favorite for Rochester is the plummer building (tallest in Minnesota upon completion).

It looks like the petroleum companies did a lot to build density in downtown Bartlesville. Any developments that you are aware of for the future?

Benidorm definitely beats every city of a similar size in both density and overall height, but lacks architectural variety. And of course it benefits from hundreds of thousands of tourists in the summer. According to emporis, it has 6 buildings planned or under construction of ~300 ft or higher. I would expect it to retain the worldwide title for largest skyline of a small city until 2025 and the foreseeable future.


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Old August 18th, 2016, 10:47 PM   #3105
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Urban Melbourne just updated its CBD and Southbank development model. The visuals are stunning:

Current, U/C and planning, future:


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Old August 25th, 2016, 03:31 PM   #3106
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Old August 25th, 2016, 04:49 PM   #3107
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IF ONLY THIS WAS THE BEST SKYLINE OF 1985...not 2025.
Johannesburg would be in with a shout !

Johannesburg Skyline by Nicolas Proust, on Flickr

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