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Small Cities with skyscrapers

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The North Dakota State Capitol in Bismarck is one of a few skyscraper state capitols in the U.S.  It is also that state's tallest building.

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What about Des Moines Iowa? It has a skyline that can be seen for miles and in my opinion one of the most beautiful. 

 

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Des Moines hardly qualifies as a small city.  Wikipedia states that the city has a population of 203,433 and its metropolitan area's population is 611,549.  For comparison, Lincoln, Nebraska, which has a skyscraper state capitol, has a population of 258,379 and its metro area has 302,157.  Speaking of that, below is the skyscraper Nebraska State Capitol, designed by Bertram Goodhue:

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Tallahassee, Florida has 181,376 inhabitants and a metro population of 375,751 and has a skyscraper state capitol:

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I should also mention Baton Rouge, Louisiana, population of 228,895, a metro population of 820,159 and the tallest state capitol of all:

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Gold Coast is hardly a small city.  It has a population of 527,828.  Surfer's Paradise is a district of Gold Coast, which makes it no different than Venice, California, which is a part of Los Angeles or Bronx, New York, which is part of New York City.

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My town Eugene Oregon has a small skyline for the population (400,000 in the metro area). Oregon's largest city Portland also has a smaller skyline for being a city of 2.5 million (metro area).  

Pic 1: Eugene 

Pic 2: Portland

 

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Jackson, Michigan is definitely a candidate for this topic. It has a slightly declining population of 33,000 and a MSA of 159,000, and still manages to boast a skyline, this place is home to the Michigan state prison and north onto Brooklyn, MI shows the International Speedway.

(I also actually live here :P)

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Lol, does this count? Sandusky has a population of about 25,000; I used to see this from the highway over Sandusky Bay on my trips between Toledo and Cleveland when I lived in Ohio.
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My real choice is  Bartlesville, Oklahoma; population 36,000

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Evansville, IN has a decent skyline for its size. The city is about 120,000, with the metropolitan area claiming to be 314,000 (I'd argue against that metro figure though, since Evansville sits in the middle of Indianapolis, Louisville, Nashville, and St. Louis, and that number probably includes all the area halfway between each of those cities, a lot of space).

Anyway:

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Fun fact: the white building on the far right is the tallest building, it's essentially abandoned, and it used to be the HQ of Old National Bank, who moved to that new building in the middle on the waterfront.

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Well, the Spanish city of Benidorm, with a population of only 66642 is the city in the world with most skyscrapers per habitant in the world, and has 43 buildings taller than 80 metres, and some of them being close to 200 metres.

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It's interesting to note that some french cities in the 60's wanted some modernity in their old city centre... I can give the example of Nancy, where I live, which has only 100k citizens and has is own "little manhattan" 

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French scale but the highest tower (on the left side) is around 100m tall.

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