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View Poll Results: Rate the skyline
10 13 9.22%
9.5 4 2.84%
9 1 0.71%
8.5 2 1.42%
8 9 6.38%
7.5 3 2.13%
7 9 6.38%
6.5 14 9.93%
6 23 16.31%
5.5 13 9.22%
5 13 9.22%
4.5 6 4.26%
4 9 6.38%
3.5 8 5.67%
Below 3.5 14 9.93%
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Old May 4th, 2004, 08:38 PM   #21
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not much of a skyline 5/10
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Old May 5th, 2004, 07:50 PM   #22
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Nice, but other cities in Alabama as Birmingham or Thomasville or Tuscaloosa are much better, good however!
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Old May 5th, 2004, 09:03 PM   #23
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Not good at the moment.
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Old August 14th, 2004, 07:08 AM   #24
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kinda nice! 6.5/10
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Old November 20th, 2004, 06:20 AM   #25
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industrial wasteland

Mobile looks like a total industrial wasteland, kinda like Allentown but a little less dead. Now, don't get me wrong, I like industrial wastelands, in that regard i give it an 8. But as a skyline, 3. As a place I'd like to visit, 1.
Ever notice, that when you look at a USA map, every city in Alabama brings back memories from high school History class when you were learning about the civil rights movement? Some Southern heritage, huh...
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Old January 5th, 2005, 02:14 AM   #26
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I was taught that if I had nothing good to say, then not to say anything at all. 3.5/10 at best.
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Old January 6th, 2005, 02:02 AM   #27
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Historic, dense, and attractive enough. The RSA Tower is a real winner, however. Mobile is a lot like New Orleans, Savannah, and Charleston in that its real strengths lie in its history rather than a forest of tall buildings. Heck, when you consider that the water table in Mobile, as in New Orleans, is about three feet below ground, it's a wonder they've got any tall buildings at all!

All in all, I like evocative, historic Southern cities and as such, I give Mobile a 7, especially when the RSA Tower is under construction. It'll add a lot to the skyline.
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Old April 6th, 2005, 08:56 AM   #28
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With RSA Battlehouse rising, it should help out quite a bit.

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Old April 6th, 2005, 11:09 AM   #29
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It has some tall buildings, but not many of them And those talls are rather ugly... 6/10

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Old April 7th, 2005, 05:12 AM   #30
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Just a few talls, but nothing special. I give it a 6/10.
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Old May 13th, 2005, 02:04 AM   #31
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"industrial wasteland

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Mobile looks like a total industrial wasteland, kinda like Allentown but a little less dead. Now, don't get me wrong, I like industrial wastelands, in that regard i give it an 8. But as a skyline, 3. As a place I'd like to visit, 1.
Ever notice, that when you look at a USA map, every city in Alabama brings back memories from high school History class when you were learning about the civil rights movement? Some Southern heritage, huh..."



I've never considered Mobile as a true "skyline" city. I never realized they had the buildings they did until a few years ago. From that standpoint, I'm actually suprised that their skyline is as large as it is. Mobile is a true port city. It has never had a need for skyscrapers. It has a buttload of port infrastructure. I'm willing to bet that Mobile's economy blows Allentown's away. All I know about Allentown is that Billy Joel wrote a decent song about it and that it's a crusty old steel town. If I wanted to see old steel factories I'd get in my car and drive an hour and a half to Birmingham, a city with a rich steel making past that has totally transformed from the steel industry to a thriving service based economy and another local economy that most likely stacks up very well to Allentown. The Mobile metro area welcomed well over 7 million tourists in the past year. How did Allentown make out? If Mobile is a 1 on your scale, then Allentown would have to be about -8 on that same scale. I don't see the NFL playing the Senior Bowl in Allentown or the NCAA holding a Bowl game there or the National Junior Miss pageant being held there year after year.

BTW, how can you look at a map of any state and immediately think of civil rights? Most normal people immediately think of the geography unique to a particular area or in Allentown's case, a collection of rundown steel mills. As for the civil rights movement, it was also WON in Alabama. Something self righteous hy####### like yourself always conveniently fail to mention.


P.S. I gave Mobile a 7. It gets extra points for the setting right on Mobile Bay with the Cruise ship in sight. I also scored it based on the new tower which is just above halfway finished. It could be far better than it is but it is still pretty good considering the relative lack of need for tall buildings based on the local economy.
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Old May 13th, 2005, 11:45 PM   #32
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8/10. Not bad. Stupid name for a city though!
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Old May 14th, 2005, 12:12 AM   #33
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The city actually gets its name from the Mobila tribe. Like so many other U.S. cities, its name is derived from the Native American tribe that originally settled in the area. The name doesn't have anything to do with the adjective or noun "mobile".
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Old May 14th, 2005, 03:34 AM   #34
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Old May 14th, 2005, 05:03 AM   #35
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Old May 15th, 2005, 01:34 AM   #36
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here are some more pictures I took:


From I-10








where rsa connects w/ the hotel

































from across the bay





























































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Old May 15th, 2005, 03:02 AM   #37
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ugly skyline 4/10
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Old May 15th, 2005, 07:41 AM   #38
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Ya know, speaking of Allentown that reminds me that I keep saying im going to go to allentown to take pitures and put the skyline here (there are no decent pictures on the net) their is ppnl which is a beautiful building and some low buildings the make it have a kinda-sortas skyline up close. the economy is actually making a kind of ocmebck. crap, I should have done that yesterday when i was at dorney park (the lehigh valley's big amuesent park)...


anyway, this is a good skyline i think it will get better over time. the one building is really nice. Reminds me alot of Providence. (6)
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Old May 25th, 2005, 11:55 PM   #39
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Old July 4th, 2005, 04:29 AM   #40
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I have to give mobile a 10/10 because its my hometown and i love it
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