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Old November 4th, 2008, 06:40 AM   #1
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Pictures of Major US cities

Please post you pictures of major US cities preferably largest city(ies) in a state or cities with 100,000+ people at least, preferably pictures of the urban life, but nature pictures are welcome too


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Old November 4th, 2008, 09:48 PM   #2
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Old November 5th, 2008, 12:46 AM   #3
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Miami is impressive with it's highrises. It's the only city in FL that even has ones over 500'. However, outside of South Beach and portions of downtown, the high rises just have little-to-no street level interaction and i think that's sad :-(
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Old November 5th, 2008, 01:01 AM   #4
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Miami reminds me of a South-East Asian boom city. Somewhat like Kuala Lumpur.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 01:14 AM   #5
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Miami is impressive with it's highrises. It's the only city in FL that even has ones over 500'.
Tampa and Jacksonville both have highrises over 500' tall ... but yeah, Miami is in its own league compared to the rest of Florida.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 05:50 AM   #6
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Tampa and Jacksonville both have highrises over 500' tall ... but yeah, Miami is in its own league compared to the rest of Florida.
you're right. i lied. jax has 2 and tampa has 4, but miami has over 30...no other city even comes close when it comes to height.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 06:22 AM   #7
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Old November 5th, 2008, 06:42 AM   #8
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Miami reminds me of a South-East Asian boom city. Somewhat like Kuala Lumpur.
How about Singapore? It will probably look like Singapore in 5 years.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 06:52 AM   #9
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Miami is impressive with it's highrises. It's the only city in FL that even has ones over 500'.
The first building in Florida over 500 feet tall was the Vehicle Assembly Building at Cape Canaveral, Florida built at 525 feet in 1965 to house the Saturn V rocket that launched men to the moon.

The first office tower over 500 feet tall was the Independent Life building at 535 feet tall completed in 1975 in Jacksonville, Florida. One Tampa City Center at 537 feet tall was completed in 1981.

Miami's first tower over 500 feet tall was the Southeast Financial Center completed in 1983 at 764 feet tall, which is now Wachovia and was Florida's tallest for 20 years.

Both Tampa and Jacksonville as well as Cape Canaveral had buildings over 500 feet tall before Miami. Miami Beach, which is a separate city independent from Miami, has two buildings over 500 feet tall, the Blue and Green Diamond twins at 559 feet. Sunny Isles Beach, another Florida beach town in Miami-Dade county, now has several buildings over 500 feet tall right on the ocean. There is even a condo tower over 500 feet tall in Hallandale Beach, Florida in Broward County. Florida has lots of buildings over 500 feet tall now in places other than Miami.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 06:40 PM   #10
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Personaly, I really like Austin

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Old November 5th, 2008, 06:46 PM   #11
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Bedanec, that shot is of Houston not Austin.

Miami reminds me of a newer Chicago especially with the Miami river cutting through. However, Miami at street level needs some serious help. There is not much going outside of the core of downtown near the courthouse. Miami should have built rowhomes instead of those hideous motel and strip mall combos. Funny how warm US cities lack people but the cold northern ones are crammed with pedestrian activity.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 11:27 PM   #14
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Bedanec, that shot is of Houston not Austin.

Miami reminds me of a newer Chicago especially with the Miami river cutting through. However, Miami at street level needs some serious help. There is not much going outside of the core of downtown near the courthouse. Miami should have built rowhomes instead of those hideous motel and strip mall combos. Funny how warm US cities lack people but the cold northern ones are crammed with pedestrian activity.
We are working on it. Give us a little more time.

Brickell Village in Miami

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Old November 5th, 2008, 11:48 PM   #15
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Bedanec, that shot is of Houston not Austin.

Miami reminds me of a newer Chicago especially with the Miami river cutting through. However, Miami at street level needs some serious help. There is not much going outside of the core of downtown near the courthouse. Miami should have built rowhomes instead of those hideous motel and strip mall combos. Funny how warm US cities lack people but the cold northern ones are crammed with pedestrian activity.
Give us just a little more time.

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Old November 6th, 2008, 12:41 AM   #16
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even in those street shots miami still looks very car-dependent and low on the pedestrian level. south beach, however, is totally the opposite, i know.
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Philadelphia....the 6th largest but with the 3rd largest downtown population.
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