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View Poll Results: Des Moines
10 39 12.11%
9.5 16 4.97%
9 28 8.70%
8.5 27 8.39%
8 31 9.63%
7.5 36 11.18%
7 48 14.91%
6.5 18 5.59%
6 21 6.52%
5.5 6 1.86%
5 12 3.73%
4.5 4 1.24%
4 7 2.17%
3.5 4 1.24%
3 and lower 25 7.76%
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Old July 27th, 2003, 02:55 AM   #1
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Des Moines, IA

Des Moines, IA
City - 198,000 (est. 2004)
Metro - 511,000 (est. 2004)










one of the capitol building


These beautiful pics are from Ingersoll1978.

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Old July 27th, 2003, 03:35 AM   #2
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wooooooooow! nice skyscrapers!!!! why all american cities have such a great and beautiful skyline?
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Old July 27th, 2003, 04:02 AM   #3
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10/10

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Old July 27th, 2003, 04:07 AM   #4
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SLIPKNOT come from Des Moines!

Btw, nice Skyline!!!!
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Old July 27th, 2003, 01:36 PM   #5
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7.5/10
Des Moines has a nice skyline, and the Capitol building is a very impressive. By the way, what does 'Des Moines' mean. Is it french for 'Some ...'?.

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Old July 27th, 2003, 05:09 PM   #6
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A pretty nice skyline. I like the way its build up around the 801 Grand. 7.5/10
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Old August 12th, 2003, 09:57 PM   #7
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What can I say? It's my home, and it's one of the best pound for pound per capita skylines in the US. I'll give it a 9.5. While there's always room for improvement, you'll be hard pressed to find a better US skyline in such a small place.

There's 200,000 in the city and 500,000 in the metro. 801 Grand the tallest, is 630 ft. tall, and there's 7 other buildings over 300 ft. tall. The city can think the insurance industry for the large skyline, as it's said to be the 3rd largest center of insurance headquarters in the world, after London, and Hartford, CT.

Des Moines was founded at the confluence of two smaller rivers: The Raccoon and Des Moines, but neither are navigable. The meaning of the name is "The Monks" in French, but orginally got it's name from the Native Americans as "the mound between two rivers"

Here's another photo, showing a slightly less impressive angle of the skyline, although showing more of the building mass.
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Old August 15th, 2003, 05:37 PM   #8
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Des Moines has an awesome skyline for its diminutive size

801 Grand is one heck of a building! And tall! Taller than any building in Cincinnati!
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Old August 19th, 2003, 05:58 AM   #9
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7/10

for a city I never heard of and that nice tower.
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Old December 27th, 2003, 05:32 AM   #10
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Des Moines IMO is an example all citys it size should follow. I just love the fact that such an awesome skyline is in Iowa. I mean, you know people traveling on the interstate come upon Des Moines and feel as if thier in heaven. 8/10
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Old December 27th, 2003, 05:44 PM   #11
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Nice skyline and very good looking too

8/10
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Old January 15th, 2004, 12:32 AM   #12
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very nice! I'm impressed....I'll give it a 7.5
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Old March 13th, 2004, 09:46 PM   #14
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Wow, that last pic is great!!
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Old March 14th, 2004, 12:13 AM   #15
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Quote:
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7.5/10
Des Moines has a nice skyline, and the Capitol building is a very impressive. By the way, what does 'Des Moines' mean. Is it french for 'Some ...'?.

It means "the monks"
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Old August 3rd, 2004, 03:54 AM   #17
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8.5

Very well-formed skyline (at least from most angles ), has a nicely defined focal point, good density and height, especially for such a small city. Me very impressed!
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Old August 3rd, 2004, 04:25 AM   #18
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A 10? Des Moines? 20 miles outside of the city and you can't tell if the tallest building is an actual building or a tall farm silo.

10s should be reserved for cities like New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, etc.
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Old August 3rd, 2004, 05:23 AM   #19
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Thats not true. A city doesn't have to have a large amount of buildings or a large population to have a 10. What a stupid comment.
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Old August 3rd, 2004, 05:39 AM   #20
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Quote:
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Thats not true. A city doesn't have to have a large amount of buildings or a large population to have a 10. What a stupid comment.
In my opinion, a city does have to have a large amount of buildings to get a 10. We're rating the skylines right?
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