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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 04-05-2011, 09:09 PM
 
Location: D.C.
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Chicago

 
Old 04-05-2011, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Originally Posted by durf View Post
Philly's skyline is relatively small. Here's the list of best skyline in America:

1. Chicago
2. NY
3. Miami
4. San Francisco
5. Seattle
6. Atlanta
7. Los Angeles
8. Boston
9. Houston
10.Denver
What? Philly is "small", yet Atlanta and Denver make your top 10? They aren't any bigger. Philly should be top 5 on MOST people's list.
 
Old 04-05-2011, 09:56 PM
 
Location: THE THRONE aka-New York City
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Pre-9/11 I'd say NYC all the way, nothing else came close.

But with the gaping hole in the current NYC skyline I'd say Chicago just barely edges it out.
Once the new world trade center gets finished it will be a blow out. But as of now i would still pick new york, midtown manhattan by itself is bigger than chicagos skyline. The only skyline that can see nyc is hong kong. Nyc is on a different level from chicago
 
Old 04-05-2011, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Why do people always say bigger skylines are better?

NYC is just a clump of buildings with no real beauty. You have to go into the pile of buildings to find the gems.

Chicago's you can see the gems at a glance.
 
Old 04-05-2011, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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What? Philly is "small", yet Atlanta and Denver make your top 10? They aren't any bigger. Philly should be top 5 on MOST people's list.
I agree with Philadelphia and I'd add Pittsburgh.

Here's a cool skyline for a small city of about 50,000 but the metro is well over a half a million....however there is another sister city within the metro......Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.......this is Wilkes-Barre>>>>>

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...Photo20119.jpg

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Old 04-05-2011, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Once the new world trade center gets finished it will be a blow out. But as of now i would still pick new york, midtown manhattan by itself is bigger than chicagos skyline. The only skyline that can see nyc is hong kong. Nyc is on a different level from chicago
Maybe I'm the only one who feels this way but I do NOT like the new WTC design at all. I think it's kinda ugly.
 
Old 04-05-2011, 10:35 PM
 
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Not much doubt, thats a no brainer. San Fran.

Forget the high cost of living, the shakey ground, and other things. If its JUST the skyline , and you pick the view point, the bridge , the buildings, San Fran is it.
Take a look at the poll bud. Your completely wrong!
 
Old 04-05-2011, 10:36 PM
 
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What? Philly is "small", yet Atlanta and Denver make your top 10? They aren't any bigger. Philly should be top 5 on MOST people's list.
yeh, it would be top 5 for me as well.
 
Old 04-06-2011, 01:32 AM
 
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Maybe I'm the only one who feels this way but I do NOT like the new WTC design at all. I think it's kinda ugly.
The design they chose for 1 World Trade Center is not good. There were several better proposals.
 
Old 04-06-2011, 01:57 AM
 
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Guys, I've been to Philly and was not impressed with its relatively small skyline. Just stand from the art museum or enter Philly from NJ on I 95, and you won't be impressed. The only good vantage point is looking from the south on I 95 which is mostly a cluster of older buildings and some tall modern buildings. It's ok, not great. I like San Francisco, Seattle and Chicago's better.
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