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10 29 11.11%
9.5 6 2.30%
9 11 4.21%
8.5 18 6.90%
8 31 11.88%
7.5 29 11.11%
7 35 13.41%
6.5 24 9.20%
6 19 7.28%
5.5 5 1.92%
5 20 7.66%
4.5 8 3.07%
4 2 0.77%
3.5 5 1.92%
3 19 7.28%
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Old December 31st, 2004, 09:29 AM   #41
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New Orleans' skyline rocks!
Just like this wonderful gumbo of a city.
10/10


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Old December 31st, 2004, 10:37 AM   #42
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not to bad i give it an 8
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Old January 13th, 2005, 11:58 AM   #43
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7.0/10.0 -- I've been to New Orleans a few times, and I agree with some of the others that the skyline really looks a lot better than any of these pictures show. It grabs you and makes you pay attention to it. The financial district also has some pretty good density to it.
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Old February 16th, 2005, 01:55 PM   #44
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i was here in may and it was a amazing skyline if you go up in one of the skyscrapers
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Old April 9th, 2005, 04:12 AM   #45
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I give my City a 9. It's an exciting Downtown to be in...one of the busier and more active in the United States, for sure. The senses are genuinely heightened when in Downtown New Orleans. And I find the mix of old and new rather beautiful. The pictures on this thread don't really capture New Orleans, in my opinion. With two more buildings being announced in the next 9 months that will be taller than our present tallest (697 feet)...those that knock the height will have little room for argument. A friend working on one of the new towers, says his will be close to 900 feet. Stay tuned...
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Old April 9th, 2005, 04:17 AM   #46
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I haven't rated New Orleans yet.

I give it a 7/10.
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Old April 10th, 2005, 08:14 PM   #47
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Simply put, New Orleans isn't a skyscraper city. It's an historic city known for its grand mansions and historic districts. Who cares about skyscrapers when there's the French Quarter, the Warehouse District, and the Garden District? Who cares about skyscrapers when there are cemeteries of such aching beauty they'd put even those of Europe to shame? Who cares about skyscrapers when this is a city more known for the practice of magic?
Where do you expect the people to live here work? Underground? Maybe you don't want to think about skyscrapers in New Orleans, but, it makes a difference to the 350,000 people who work in Downtown New Orleans every day!
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Old April 11th, 2005, 12:00 AM   #48
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Actually, Sean, I was defending the city against all the snots who responded to blast New Orleans because it doesn't look like Manhattan on the Mississippi. I know that downtown New Orleans is divided much the way that European cities are divided into an Old Town with a gleaming skycraper district adjacent. The only other city I know of that so strongly demonstrates this characteristic is Winston-Salem, NC.

By the way... I gave New Orleans a 10, because I love historic cities on their own, but I love them even more when they're able to successfully mix the old and the new.
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Old April 11th, 2005, 01:01 AM   #49
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Old April 11th, 2005, 02:22 AM   #50
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Actually, Sean, I was defending the city against all the snots who responded to blast New Orleans because it doesn't look like Manhattan on the Mississippi. I know that downtown New Orleans is divided much the way that European cities are divided into an Old Town with a gleaming skycraper district adjacent. The only other city I know of that so strongly demonstrates this characteristic is Winston-Salem, NC.

By the way... I gave New Orleans a 10, because I love historic cities on their own, but I love them even more when they're able to successfully mix the old and the new.
I winked at you, though!
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Old April 11th, 2005, 10:01 AM   #51
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^ Oh, I know, and if I knew you were cute, I'd wink back. *cough* innuendo *cough*
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Old May 2nd, 2005, 03:18 PM   #52
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Pretty good for the size

One Shell Square (the tallest building in NO)- This is the most amazing building I've ever layed my eyes upon!!! Apart from this architectural marvel, I give the city a 7/10, it's population is not over a million by the way, it's about 450,000...about the size of Atlanta but not as impressive. The thing with New Orleans is that, as one user mentioned here, it is not supposed to be a Manhattan of the south, it's an old city with alot of history from different cultures, so it's skyline suits it just fine. I've only been there once but I was completely satisfied with it's layout and it's skyline - especially at night when the superdome has an ambient glow and the french quarter is alive and bustling.
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Old May 2nd, 2005, 04:49 PM   #53
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Old June 17th, 2005, 02:23 PM   #54
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Nice, it has a bit of that rough industrial look to it that I crave. Doesn't look too new and sterile like some southern cities, though its age doesn't give it as distinguished an apearance as most cities in the N.E. unfortunately. Height is impressive, especially considering the city's relatively small size. 8.5
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Old June 26th, 2005, 02:32 AM   #55
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hauntedhead basically summed up all of my thoughts....great city, great skyline.

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Old July 13th, 2005, 02:19 AM   #56
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skyline looks much better in person. i give it a 7.5/10
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Old July 14th, 2005, 09:22 PM   #57
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Old July 18th, 2005, 08:55 PM   #58
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New Orleans is entertaining(been there 7 times at least), but the skyline isn't as modern. Big Easy's skyline gets a 6.5 from me.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 11:29 AM   #59
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It's about density and quality urban planning. Granted, I live in this City, just 2 miles from Downtown, but, there are few cities that have the dense life we enjoy here. Orleans Parish is 180 sq. miles. Do you all realize that only 1/3 of that is inhabited by humans?!? 2/3's of New Orleans' city limits are protected swamps that are uninhabited by humans. Does anyone realize that if all of New Orleans' City proper was inhabited from one end to the other without federal intervention, the population of New Orleans (w/o suburbs), would be close to 4 million people??? I don't think people truly realize the unique characteristics of New Orleans that are encompassed in a very small area....
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Old July 24th, 2005, 02:15 PM   #60
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I'll take everyone's word for it and assume that it probly looks great in person, I'm sure the height and density in person helps with the impression, but I still can't get over that there aren't more interesting or elaborate buildings architecturally. That's something to be worked on.

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