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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 11-05-2011, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Atlanta the Beautiful
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It looks more impressive than Seattle's and Philly's. I do admit it's shorter, but it's a fully developed downtown unlike others.
No, it really isn't, not even close.

 
Old 11-05-2011, 03:31 PM
 
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Leave it alone. It's short and ugly. Bellevue even blows it out of the water, way out of the water.
Did you look at hawkeyaerial.com? I don't think so. San Jose has more fully developed downtown than yours. We agree to disagree. Dt. Houston reminds me of Richmond, Va.
 
Old 11-05-2011, 03:34 PM
 
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In fact, while there are only five
“Fully Developed Downtowns”—
Boston, Midtown Manhattan, Lower
Manhattan, Chicago, and Philadelphia—
they are home to almost half of
the nation’s downtown households.

Who Lives Downtown - Brookings Institution
According 2010 census, Dt. SJ has 77,000 people living downtown. You can check Zillow.com or Walkscore.com. The smallest # I could find is by San Jose St. which only includes the central business district and the immediate area around SJ state is 54,000. I think it has more residents than Dt. Philadelphia.
 
Old 11-06-2011, 06:01 AM
 
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The NYC skyline is better than ever. Wait until they light up the completed One WTC. The thing about One WTC is that it really does reclaim the title of best skyline from Chicago because it corrects the one category where New York had fallen behind, which is having the tallest building.
 
Old 11-06-2011, 08:14 AM
 
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According 2010 census, Dt. SJ has 77,000 people living downtown. You can check Zillow.com or Walkscore.com. The smallest # I could find is by San Jose St. which only includes the central business district and the immediate area around SJ state is 54,000. I think it has more residents than Dt. Philadelphia.
DT Philly has 92,000 people.
 
Old 11-06-2011, 08:39 PM
 
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Poor googler
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Originally Posted by cityvine View Post
according 2010 census, dt. Sj has 77,000 people living downtown. You can check zillow.com or walkscore.com. The smallest # i could find is by san jose st. Which only includes the central business district and the immediate area around sj state is 54,000. I think it has more residents than dt. Philadelphia.
 
Old 11-07-2011, 08:26 PM
 
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seattle
 
Old 11-07-2011, 08:56 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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The best skyline in the US is a topic of frequent discussion on two major skyscraper web sites:

SkyscraperPage.com

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Almost every agrees that New York and Chicago enjoy the top honors. It doesn't only have to do with height of high rise buildings, but the manner in which they are massed and the density of the structures.

After Chicago and New York, most of the "experts" usually point to LA, Seattle, Houston, Miami, and Philadelphia. In Canada both Toronto and Vancouver have fine skylines.
 
Old 11-07-2011, 09:05 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Default Impressive skyline

Philadelphia is in the "top ten" of US skyline cities:

http://i52.tinypic.com/16gifx1.jpg


and at night, from a different perspective:

http://i44.tinypic.com/72solz.jpg

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Old 11-09-2011, 09:39 AM
 
Location: L.A. - I.E.
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NYC and Chicago without a doubt! I give the vote to Chicago though considering it has 2 million compared to NY's 8 or 9 million. Chicago is still putting up a fight so it deserves my vote.
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