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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 08-03-2012, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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New York has the best skyline by far, then Chicago....then who cares lol.

 
Old 08-04-2012, 01:30 PM
 
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In your opinion, which U.S. city has the best skyline?
Oh sweet baby Jeebus this thread again?
 
Old 08-06-2012, 12:38 AM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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I don't usually do this, but.....

SkyscraperCity

That's a major site for the skyline/skyscraper lover. And it's something to help people stop complaining about skylines/skyscrapers here.
 
Old 08-06-2012, 06:47 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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I see nothing wrong with activating old threads, sometimes it will draw new posters and readers that were unknowing such existed. However , these voting threads are nothing more than a merry go round, one where most of us have gotten off already and those who haven't sure want to.! I see no change in the skylines since this thread was started. lets bury it once again by not posting again and again, enough already !!!
 
Old 08-06-2012, 07:37 AM
 
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There's no debate that NYC is #1 and, similarly, no debate for Chicago at #2.

After that? Who knows. I think Seattle, LA, San Francisco, Philly, and Miami are the strongest challengers, with Houston, Dallas and Boston a bit behind.
 
Old 08-07-2012, 03:15 AM
 
Location: Tallahassee
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i would have to say Chicago has the best skyline, followed by New York. New York I think is just a massive city and the skyline is great, but I really think Chicago's is stunning.

New York's might be the most recognizable, due to international acclaim and an influential media.
 
Old 08-07-2012, 03:17 AM
 
Location: Tallahassee
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I live near Miami and I think it does have a great skyline but once you get up close the buildings don't look as nice IMO. Boston's skyline is not really a big plus for the city, though it certainly is not bad
 
Old 08-07-2012, 08:14 AM
 
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i would have to say Chicago has the best skyline, followed by New York. New York I think is just a massive city and the skyline is great, but I really think Chicago's is stunning.

New York's might be the most recognizable, due to international acclaim and an influential media.
You're certainly correct that skyline preferences are based on individual taste, but I think it's a bit much to claim that New York's skyline is only more recognizable than others because of "international acclaim and influential media".

New York's skyline is far, far larger than any other U.S. skyline. It has six times as many skyscrapers as Chicago.

It also has far, far more varied architectural styles than any other city, and huge representation from virtually every major highrise architect who ever lived.

It currently has multiple towers planned from basically every starchitect on earth, from Norman Foster, to Zaha Hadid, to Renzo Piano. No other city can come close to this.
 
Old 08-07-2012, 08:59 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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You're certainly correct that skyline preferences are based on individual taste, but I think it's a bit much to claim that New York's skyline is only more recognizable than others because of "international acclaim and influential media".

New York's skyline is far, far larger than any other U.S. skyline. It has six times as many skyscrapers as Chicago.

It also has far, far more varied architectural styles than any other city, and huge representation from virtually every major highrise architect who ever lived.

It currently has multiple towers planned from basically every starchitect on earth, from Norman Foster, to Zaha Hadid, to Renzo Piano. No other city can come close to this.
Just one more sad reason the City continues to be a terrorist target. Its almost like they are wishing some nuts would try to pull off an attack. And , they will, some will continue to be successful, many not ether way the Skyline is too much of a reminder to put it in the running with Chicago, again not deserving on behalf of all the good intentioned people who continue to live there...not me !
 
Old 09-11-2012, 08:10 AM
 
Location: The City
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