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Old August 24th, 2005, 04:02 PM   #1
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Smallest cities with the biggest buildings

I have been wodering which small cities have the tallest buildings with a level of say above 50F or 200m and a population of around a million.
I know calgary has 2 50F towers and a pop of over a million. Any others?
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Old August 24th, 2005, 04:16 PM   #2
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If below 1 million is your definition of a small city, Frankfurt wins hands down in Europe. Only about 600.000 people but a couple of 200+.
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Old August 24th, 2005, 04:19 PM   #3
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Frankfurt:

1. Commerzbank Tower 259 m
2. MesseTurm 257 m
3. Kronen Hochhaus 208 m
4. Main Tower 200 m

Also San Francisco comes to mind and ofcourse Seattle.
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Old August 24th, 2005, 04:21 PM   #4
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Gold Coast and Perth in Australia.

Gold Coast has Q1 at +320m, with another couple to follow shortly, and a population of about half a million.

Perth would be just over a million, but it's got a couple as well I think...
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Old August 24th, 2005, 04:43 PM   #5
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Well I must add Dubai as the ultimate example of a small city with big buildings, tallest in the world for a small city of 1,2mil
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Old August 24th, 2005, 11:34 PM   #6
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Frankfurt's metro population is not 1 million though, Calgary's is.
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Old August 25th, 2005, 01:48 AM   #7
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Panama is a small city of 1million,,,,,Panama's Current tallest building "Global Bank" 176m the Tallest blue Glassed Building on the second picture

a 215m residencial tower "Aqualina" is being constructed
One Aproved projectes for panama 2 Tower project of a 70 and 80 floor building "Planetarium"will be Latin americas highest with more than 250m+,,,panama also has a few more 200m+ comin up



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Old August 25th, 2005, 02:13 AM   #8
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA has a population of 393,049 with a metro of 700,000. It has two ~200m buildings plus a 41 story building of over 150m

Williams Center


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Old August 25th, 2005, 04:18 AM   #9
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Balneario Camboriu, Brasil, has a population of 70k with NO METRO area and tallest is 150 meters.


Ok... let me repeat. SEVENTY THOUSAND. 70k. 70.000 or 70,000 (international or english standard)
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Old August 25th, 2005, 04:28 AM   #10
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Tulle is a little town of 16,000 in one of the most isolated rural areas of France. It has a 102 m highrise :



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Old August 25th, 2005, 07:05 AM   #11
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And the winner is:
Benidorm, locals call it Beni York!!
65000 inhabitants in 39 km2 and more than 140 buildings with 20 or more floors!!
[IMG]http://************/b4w32x.jpg[/IMG]
Nowadays, the highest skyscraper of Spain is in Benidorm:
Gran Hotel Bali, 187m. high
[IMG]http://************/b4w2f6.jpg[/IMG]
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Yo si la ciudad no tiene metro, como que no es gran ciudad y entonces ya paso de vivir allí. Norreport+12000
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Old August 25th, 2005, 01:50 PM   #12
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Brussels (1 million inhabitants) has a few 100+.

Ostend (my birth place, 69000 inhabitants) has the Europacentrum:
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=108979

and in Knokke (coastal town for rich people, 33000 inhabitants), there will come this (354 feet = 108 meters):
http://archrecord.construction.com/n...050810holl.asp
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Old August 25th, 2005, 06:50 PM   #13
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Leeuwarden a city in The Netherlands with only 100.000 inhabitants, without any metro region, has a 113m skyscraper!

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Old August 25th, 2005, 07:18 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bitxofo
And the winner is:
Benidorm, locals call it Beni York!!
65000 inhabitants in 39 km2 and more than 140 buildings with 20 or more floors!!
[IMG]http://************/b4w32x.jpg[/IMG]
Nowadays, the highest skyscraper of Spain is in Benidorm:
Gran Hotel Bali, 187m. high
[IMG]http://************/b4w2f6.jpg[/IMG]
monaco is the same but 30000 hab
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Old August 26th, 2005, 01:43 AM   #15
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monaco is the same but 30000 hab
I have been in Monaco and there aren't as much skyscrapers as in Benidorm!

More than 140 towers higher than 80m.

Check this at:
www.emporis.com

Write Benidorm, then write Monaco and compare!!
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川添 Kawazoe (riverside) 海斗 Kaito (big dipper of the ocean), in Japanese.
Yo si la ciudad no tiene metro, como que no es gran ciudad y entonces ya paso de vivir allí. Norreport+12000

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Old August 26th, 2005, 02:28 AM   #16
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i would have to say minneapolis is in the running, pop. 382,000 with this skyline.

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i would have to say minneapolis is in the running, pop. 382,000 with this skyline.
But Minneapolis has a 3 millions metro.
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Old August 26th, 2005, 06:02 PM   #18
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That image of Benidorm was made in 1985!, this one is the most recent from that angle:


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Old August 26th, 2005, 06:30 PM   #19
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Malmo (Sweden), has a population of 265k (don't know the metro pop.) and its tallest is the Turning Torso, 190metres and 57 floors
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Benidorm is the absolute winner in this category!!
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川添 Kawazoe (riverside) 海斗 Kaito (big dipper of the ocean), in Japanese.
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