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View Poll Results: Rate the skyline
10 13 9.49%
9.5 0 0%
9 4 2.92%
8.5 3 2.19%
8 14 10.22%
7.5 9 6.57%
7 16 11.68%
6.5 17 12.41%
6 17 12.41%
5.5 4 2.92%
5 14 10.22%
4.5 9 6.57%
4 5 3.65%
3.5 6 4.38%
Below 3.5 6 4.38%
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Old October 4th, 2003, 09:37 AM   #1
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Raleigh - USA

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Population : (2000) 276,093

Raleigh (IPA: /ˈrɑli/, ral-ee) is the capital of the State of North Carolina and the county seat of Wake County. Raleigh is known as the "City of Oaks" for its many oak trees, though pine trees are the dominant species. It has a population of approximately 367,995 (2007 estimate), making it the second most populous city in North Carolina, after Charlotte the 5Ith largest city in the United States. Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill make up the three cities of The Triangle. This name comes from the 1959 creation of a research park Research Triangle Park, located mostly within Durham County. The Triangle is an urban region, equivalent to the U.S. Census Bureau's Combined Statistical Area of Raleigh-Durham-Cary. The estimated Raleigh-Cary metropolitan statistical area population, as of 2006, is 994,551. While almost all of the city limits is located in Wake County, a few small portions of Raleigh are actually in Durham County as a result of annexation.

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Old October 4th, 2003, 09:53 AM   #2
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Tiny skyline...
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Old October 4th, 2003, 11:41 AM   #3
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Old October 4th, 2003, 12:48 PM   #4
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Old October 5th, 2003, 12:15 AM   #5
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Old October 27th, 2003, 09:49 AM   #6
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Nice few little towers but hardly a city looks more like a metro area of a large city
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Old October 28th, 2003, 04:23 AM   #7
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looks more like a suburb...i dont get why AA has an Raleigh durham-LGW flight in a 777 7/10 though
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Old October 29th, 2003, 03:59 AM   #8
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I like it, its not big or anything....but it does it for me. One prob tho, ITS NOTHING BUT A PARKING LOT! 7/10
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Old October 29th, 2003, 04:01 AM   #9
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Old October 30th, 2003, 12:31 AM   #10
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Old October 30th, 2003, 01:14 AM   #11
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small, but interesting.
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Old November 8th, 2003, 02:18 AM   #12
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Old November 12th, 2003, 10:59 PM   #13
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It is not big, but the selection of buildings is wonderful!

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Old November 12th, 2003, 11:28 PM   #14
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I can see exactely two skyscrapers...

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Old November 13th, 2003, 06:05 PM   #15
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Below 3.5!

Definately crappy.
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Old November 18th, 2003, 04:20 PM   #16
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Pros: The first pic looks pretty good

Cons: The other pics show weaknesses. More parking lots than buildings and the architecture is weak.

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Old November 19th, 2003, 01:53 AM   #17
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It is a small downtown, but it does have some lively areas, including several arts complexes, and a terrific performing arts center. Plus, Raleigh contains a long pedestrian mall in the center of downtown (Fayetteville St. Mall):





Raleigh's downtown also contains (at one end of Fayetteville Mall) the North Carolina State Capital, one of the nations older state capitals. Its one of North Carolina's most important structures:



Monument to the North Carolina Confederate dead:



Part of Raleigh marketplace area, another pedestrian area:



Raleigh is consistently ranked as one of the best cities in America in which to live. Its growing insanely fast. So why is the downtown so small?

1. Raleigh is only part of a greater metropolitan area called the Triangle. This also includes Durham (which has its own little downtown) and Chapel Hill and Cary (which contain nice commerical districts, although no skyscrapers).

2. The primary industry of the Triangle is research, education, and medicine. The educational facilities are the major universities in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill (NC State, Duke, and UNC respectively). If the primary industry was more like Charlotte's (banking), Raleigh might have a skyline more like Charlottes. But, universities build campuses, not skyscrapers, which makes the Triangle a land of great campuses and few scrapers.

3. The largest commerical district in the Triangle (and one of the largest in the South) is RTP, Research Triangle Park, which contains headquarters and research facilities for hundreds of companies and government agencies in a park-like setting. There aren't really any scrapers here. However, there are some amazing modern architectural landmarks, including one by Paul Rudolph. The research park, America's largest, is about 16 square miles. There are approximately 45,000 employees. IBM alone employs 13,000 in the park. :

Parts of Glaxosmithkline campus:





So, give Raleigh's skyline whatever rating you think it deserves, but just know that there's a lot more to the place than just the skyline.
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Old November 19th, 2003, 08:26 PM   #18
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How many inhabitants have?
poor skyline, does not seem a city.
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Old November 20th, 2003, 12:04 AM   #19
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Raleigh has 306,944 people, making it the nations 58th largest city.

The population of Wake County (in which Raleigh is situated) is 675,518.

The entire Triangle region (which also includes Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas) has a population of 1,187,941. Incidentally, it feels much larger than this since it's so spread out, and has multiple urban centers. The metropolitan area's growth rate from 1990 to 2000 was an astounding 38.9% (the same as Atlanta's!).

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill is the 12th fastest growing metro area in the nation. In terms of major metro areas (metro areas with over a million people), it's the 4th fastest growing, after Las Vegas, Austin, and Phoenix, and tied with Atlanta.

Its highly recommended that you visit this place, which doesn't receive nearly enough publicity, outside of college basketball of course!
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Old November 20th, 2003, 06:07 PM   #20
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Quote:
Originally posted by dcb11

Raleigh has 306,944 people, making it the nations 58th largest city.

The population of Wake County (in which Raleigh is situated) is 675,518.

The entire Triangle region (which also includes Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas) has a population of 1,187,941. Incidentally, it feels much larger than this since it's so spread out, and has multiple urban centers. The metropolitan area's growth rate from 1990 to 2000 was an astounding 38.9% (the same as Atlanta's!).

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill is the 12th fastest growing metro area in the nation. In terms of major metro areas (metro areas with over a million people), it's the 4th fastest growing, after Las Vegas, Austin, and Phoenix, and tied with Atlanta.

Its highly recommended that you visit this place, which doesn't receive nearly enough publicity, outside of college basketball of course!
58th largest city with 350.000 people?? My city is 240.000 and is the 90th largest in Brasil!! There is something wrong with your stats, since USA has many large cities!
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