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View Poll Results: Which U.S. city has the best skyline?
Atlanta 31 4.45%
Dallas 34 4.88%
Houston 37 5.31%
Miami 26 3.73%
New York 214 30.70%
Boston 11 1.58%
Philadelphia 31 4.45%
Pittsburgh 23 3.30%
Chicago 206 29.56%
San Francisco 27 3.87%
Los Angeles 24 3.44%
Seattle 33 4.73%
Voters: 697. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-04-2010, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Well what skyline is best is completely up to whoever to pick. But I think people are confusing best with personal preference in this thread.

The Best US Skylines:
01. New York City
02. Chicago
03. Miami
04. San Francisco (will overtake Miami with Transterminal Development)

My Personal Preference:
01. Chicago
02. Miami
03. San Francisco
04. New York City
05. Houston
06. Los Angeles
07. Dallas
08. Seattle
09. Atlanta
10. Philadelphia
11. Pittsburgh
12. Minneapolis

Eh for me the only thing that keeps New York City from being my personal favorite skyline is the architecture. I understand they have more tall glass towers coming in now, but the old and traditional buildings just are not my type. But overall, I still like the skyline.

 
Old 12-04-2010, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Originally Posted by migol84 View Post
Houston's skyline is super underrated.... and even though I like New York's better it doesn't mean that I don't consider Houston's at all. That being said, I voted for New York but am glad there were 20 who voted for Houston's. It's quite justifiable if there are "20" homers that voted for Houston.

I'd vote for Houston only if it added skyscrapers on every empty lot that there is in downtown. I sometimes wonder how cool it would have looked if the William's Tower were placed in the downtown area. That would be awesome.

i wonder if someone can photoshop that?
have you been downtown lately??? The main, walker, mckinney, lamar area is so dense with tall buildings it blocks off direct sunlight.
 
Old 12-04-2010, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Originally Posted by DANNYY View Post
Well what skyline is best is completely up to whoever to pick. But I think people are confusing best with personal preference in this thread.

The Best US Skylines:
01. New York City
02. Chicago
03. Miami
04. San Francisco (will overtake Miami with Transterminal Development)

My Personal Preference:
01. Chicago
02. Miami
03. San Francisco
04. New York City
05. Houston
06. Los Angeles
07. Dallas
08. Seattle
09. Atlanta
10. Philadelphia
11. Pittsburgh
12. Minneapolis

Eh for me the only thing that keeps New York City from being my personal favorite skyline is the architecture. I understand they have more tall glass towers coming in now, but the old and traditional buildings just are not my type. But overall, I still like the skyline.
I am exactly the opposite and prefer the old buildings over the glass tampons .

The Esperson building is one of my favorite in Houston.
The Empire State building still gives me more wet dreams than any other in NY. I also love the spires on the Chrysler. I prefer the older architecture of NY, SF and Philadelphia over the modern ones in Miami
 
Old 12-04-2010, 07:07 PM
 
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orlando
(pic of Disney World's Magic Kingdom)
Lake Buena Vista





I pick
1) Manhattan Island
2) Chicago
3) Seattle or Los Angeles
 
Old 12-04-2010, 07:24 PM
 
Location: san francisco
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have you been downtown lately??? The main, walker, mckinney, lamar area is so dense with tall buildings it blocks off direct sunlight.
last time i went was about a year ago when they were still building MainPlace?? (i think is what it's called) yes, there is a nice group of skyscrapers.... but there still are quite a few of empty lots around the downtown area.... go further on main where the greyhound is and there's some parking lots there. wish it weren't so.
 
Old 12-04-2010, 07:28 PM
 
Location: san francisco
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I'm so glad there are 0 votes for Boston because it shows a lack of homers, unlike the 17 assclowns who said Houston.

The only debate is NY vs Chicago and everyone on this forum knows that.
Personally, I say Chicago.
funny that you call those 17 that voted houston's skyline "assclowns" but not the others who voted for miami, atlanta, san francisco.... wonder why that is.
 
Old 12-04-2010, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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last time i went was about a year ago when they were still building MainPlace?? (i think is what it's called) yes, there is a nice group of skyscrapers.... but there still are quite a few of empty lots around the downtown area.... go further on main where the greyhound is and there's some parking lots there. wish it weren't so.
The greyhound is in midtown. The parking lots are on the fringe, the downtown area is getting more and more solid. I guess when people are always talking about Houston downtown filled with parking lots they mean midtown.

midtown runs from the Pierce Elevated down south to 59
 
Old 12-04-2010, 07:41 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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1. Chicago
2. New York
3. San Francisco
4. Seattle
5. Pittsburgh
6. Los Angeles
7. Philadelphia
8. Boston
9. Houston
10. Minneapolis
 
Old 12-04-2010, 07:56 PM
 
Location: san francisco
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The greyhound is in midtown. The parking lots are on the fringe, the downtown area is getting more and more solid. I guess when people are always talking about Houston downtown filled with parking lots they mean midtown.

midtown runs from the Pierce Elevated down south to 59
i'm not sure where midtown is exactly... if that's the case then these below are in midtown.
houston downtown - Google Maps

houston downtown - Google Maps

houston downtown - Google Maps

houston downtown - Google Maps

houston downtown - Google Maps


5 blocks on this one.
houston downtown - Google Maps
 
Old 12-04-2010, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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