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Old July 3rd, 2005, 09:22 AM   #1
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Tucson, AZ Skyline

Tucson is the second-largest city in Arizona and one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the US with almost 1 million inhabitants. It has a small skyline and the highest building is only 101 m high. However, the skyline might become more exciting as the 107m/27story high Century Tower and a 22 story addition to the Radisson Hotel might be built during the next 5 years.

Tucson Skyline Panorama with Mt Lemmon in the background. The Radisson Hotel is the small white 12 story building in the lower center of the picture. The other white building behind the hotel is the 80m high Bank of America Plaza.



The small skyline consists of: Pima County Legal Services 76m (1967), Bank of America Plaza 80m (1977), UniSource Tower 101m (1986), the white building to the left is the library.
The developers of the Century Tower plan to build it in front of the Bank of America Plaza to the right of the library (As you can see there is some open space left).





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Old July 3rd, 2005, 12:23 PM   #2
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A nice decent skyline, but this big city needs a lot more highrise, it has a population of 1 million
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 05:11 PM   #3
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nice pics..

thanks for sharing !

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Old July 4th, 2005, 02:28 AM   #4
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I love the Tucson Skyline!! Yes, it may not be New York City or Hong Kong...but it has its own characteristic charm. I miss Tucson, even though im only 100 miles north of it :-)
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Old July 4th, 2005, 05:25 PM   #5
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Very impressive to see that there are cities with a big potential and no special identity. Sorry, but i don't like it.
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Old July 4th, 2005, 06:25 PM   #6
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nice town, with a great skyline!
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Old July 7th, 2005, 03:26 PM   #7
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i love tucson great skyline not tall but great, and nice weather
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Old July 7th, 2005, 08:55 PM   #8
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Tucson is the second-largest city in Arizona and one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the US with almost 1 million inhabitants...
when did tucson surpas mesa? have i been gone that long?
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Old July 7th, 2005, 11:11 PM   #9
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This thread (I have seen it at Spanish SSC forum too) could be better at Rate Our Skylines.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 07:27 AM   #10
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how cute
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Old July 17th, 2005, 04:45 AM   #11
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Stunningly unimpressive in person.
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Old July 17th, 2005, 10:28 PM   #12
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Old July 17th, 2005, 11:28 PM   #13
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Why so much growth but all the highrises are old?
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Old July 21st, 2005, 08:37 AM   #14
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Why so much growth but all the highrises are old?
Tucson is a typical Sun Belt city. The template is horizontal, not vertical. This reflects the relative cheapness of the land, of course, and the preferences of inhabitants for cars and single-family housing. Business is spread out into office parks along major arterials, so there's really no need or demand for high rise offices.

Will Tucson ever go vertical? I tend to doubt it since there's still an enormous amount of open land to the northwest and southeast. There are quite a few "controlled growth"-type voters, but people who vote Green tend to be too pure to sully themselves with political compromise, so the status quo works to the advantage of developers.
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Old February 6th, 2011, 02:45 PM   #15
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I don't like our skyline. Its so barren. I'd maybe like it if there were some interest in it. Maybe lighted roofs or some form of shopping. Its sole purpose (downtown) is to go to court. Right now they're in the process of making a new building for Unisource but its only 8 stories high. However, every time I drive by it, I like to pretend that its like the freedom tower or something because its still only the steel columns and its very wide. I know it's foolish but at least it gives me some sort of special feeling.......Tucson SUCKS
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Old March 20th, 2011, 11:59 AM   #17
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I'm always amazed how tiny the skyline is in some of these US sunbelt states. If I didn't know there were 1,020,200 in the Tucson metropolitan area I'd peg it at about 200,000-250,000.
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 10:49 PM   #18
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have any more pics of this ? looks good
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Old March 24th, 2011, 02:33 AM   #19
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There are few tall buildings in Tucson because there is no point in building tall. Land is plentiful and cheap compared to other areas. Remember that building up is more expensive than building out and building up only makes sense when the land is fairly valuable.
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Do you say "Town"?

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nice town, with a great skyline!
Town? Tucson is a city
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