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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 04-17-2011, 12:06 AM
 
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One more SF shot:



Of course New York is king, and Chicago is second...But SF is up there, and when the new construction boom is over, it will definitely be 3rd in the US in my opinion.

The list of under construction, approved and proposed towers in SF is as follows:

under construciton (12): 645', 641', 541', 482', 450', 350', 340', 312', 235', 209', 200', 121'
Approved (15): 450', 440', 400', 400', 380', 352', 350', 310', 250', 250', 240', 216', 200', 170', 160'
Proposed (23): 1200', 1200', 1200', 900', 900', 900', 850', 680', 600', 600', 550', 550', 550', 450', 407', 400', 350', 331', 300', 300', 249', 146', 120'

Los Angeles is 3rd

Aproved: (53)
Proposed: (10)
Vision: (3)

also LA will have a new tallest also the entire West coast of America at 1,250 ft and 381 meters. Wilshire Grand Towers.

 
Old 04-17-2011, 12:12 AM
 
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LA

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[url]http://blog.emandco.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/LA-skyline_minklergallery.jpg[/url]
[url]http://www.los-angeles-helicopter-tours.com/images/pic_los-angeles-helicopter-tours-0300_H.jpg[/url]

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Old 04-17-2011, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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I'm sorry but the Los Angeles skyline is definitely not 3rd in the country. I can count the damn skyscrapers. Don't get me wrong, LA's downtown is nice with the mid-rises and low-rises but LA's skyline isn't exactly breathtaking.
 
Old 04-17-2011, 11:14 AM
rah
 
Location: Oakland
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Originally Posted by losangeles123 View Post
Los Angeles is 3rd

Aproved: (53)
Proposed: (10)
Vision: (3)

also LA will have a new tallest also the entire West coast of America at 1,250 ft and 381 meters. Wilshire Grand Towers.
First off, you quoted a post i made over 3 years ago...also LA only has two buildings under construction currently, and 58 buildings proposed (not necessarily approved though. Source: Commercial Real Estate Information and Construction Data | Emporis.com). Where are you getting your info from?

Second, the Wilshire Grand tower is not yet approved, just proposed...with a possible starting construction date of 2014. It's design also doesn't conform with the LA law that all highrises must have a helipad on top, so that law would need to be repealed or the design changed before Wilshire Grand can get built. So don't get your hopes up too high yet. Meanwhile, SF's new tallest (transbay tower) has been approved, and the first phase is already under construction (the transbay terminal). Also, Wilshire Grand is one of those "cheater" buildings that on paper is 1,250' feet tall, but it's actually only planned to be 65 stories, and achieves such a height through a giant spire that's been slapped on top of the roof (but it is a nice looking building):

http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2009-04/45954953.jpg

Third, SF's downtown Skyline is larger and more dense than LA's. LA is a much bigger city and has more highrises overall though, and is 3rd in that respect (but LA still only beats SF's high rise count by less than 100 buildings--509 to SF's 418--despite having 5 times the population of SF).

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Old 04-17-2011, 11:49 AM
 
Location: The City
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Old 04-17-2011, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Also, Wilshire Grand is one of those "cheater" buildings that on paper is 1,250' feet tall, but it's actually only planned to be 65 stories, and achieves such a height through a giant spire that's been slapped on top of the roof (but it is a nice looking building):


http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2009-04/45954953.jpg
Looks similar in design (and height) to the BOA tower in NYC: http://rpmedia.ask.com/ts?u=/wikiped..._42nd_East.jpg
 
Old 09-01-2011, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Although New Yorks skyline is massive i do prefer Chicagos skyline since you can take in the beauty of it's architecture much more easilly.
 
Old 09-01-2011, 03:30 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Chicago Rocks !!! Best second city in the USA., forget LA.
 
Old 09-02-2011, 05:28 PM
 
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Jesus, again?

Chicago. Period.
 
Old 09-02-2011, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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