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Old 07-23-2007, 03:48 PM
 
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Just curious why you think Seattle has "more attractions", "things to do" and "skyline"? All 3 of which Seattle has less of....
it's skyline is more unique, chicago has box skyscrapers. and Mt. Rainer, really makes Seattle a stand out city. the space needle, seafirst center, both great buildings.
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Old 07-23-2007, 04:00 PM
 
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What about public transportation in Seattle?
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Old 07-23-2007, 05:32 PM
 
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the *most* i would concede is that the two skylines are a "draw", and that would only be if you let seattle's scenic backdrop factor in to compete with chicago's bigger skyline and eclectic mix of architecture. modernism was indeed big here, but that certainly ain't all chicago has.

chicago definitely has more things to do in terms of urban amenities and attractions. obviously chicago can't match seattle when it comes to some outdoor amenities.

i think seattle is great for being a thriving city with good outdoor opportunities, and that's the sort of compromise i value most. but chicago is as urban as it gets in the u.s. short of nyc, and many other cities are just going to fall short in that particular respect.
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Old 07-23-2007, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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it's skyline is more unique, chicago has box skyscrapers. and Mt. Rainer, really makes Seattle a stand out city. the space needle, seafirst center, both great buildings.
Outside the Space Needle, Seattle is nothing but box skyscrapers too. And Chicago's architecture is vastly more superior than Seattle's. You name the style, Chicago has it.
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Old 07-23-2007, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Henderson NV
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Outside the Space Needle, Seattle is nothing but box skyscrapers too. And Chicago's architecture is vastly more superior than Seattle's. You name the style, Chicago has it.
That's true. You can literally feel the architectural structural feel of the Hancock! I'd love to rock back and forth in the wind of that baby! Those criss-cross struts! Ahhhggg....
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Old 07-24-2007, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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That's true. You can literally feel the architectural structural feel of the Hancock! I'd love to rock back and forth in the wind of that baby! Those criss-cross struts! Ahhhggg....
Its a nice looking building and has served it purpose 100%. ALL buildings sway in the wind.
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:32 PM
 
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hancock is a beautiful building.
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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chicago has box skyscrapers. and Mt. Rainer, really makes Seattle a stand out city.
Sorry, nothing can compare to the Sears Tower--the tallest building in the United States--not even Mt. Rainer. The Loop and the Near North Side skyscrapers are like mountains next to the beach. Chicago also has the Merchandise Mart--the largest building after the Pentagon.
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:56 PM
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The Merchandise Mart makes me crazy, it is huge and impossible to navigate. I have to go there a lot and I always dread it.
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Old 07-24-2007, 03:27 PM
 
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Sorry, nothing can compare to the Sears Tower--the tallest building in the United States--not even Mt. Rainer. The Loop and the Near North Side skyscrapers are like mountains next to the beach. Chicago also has the Merchandise Mart--the largest building after the Pentagon.
even though I couldn't careless about chicago, I really like the Sears Tower and the Hancock building and the towers along a beach like strip. near the hancock building.
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