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View Poll Results: Which one is the most important?
Bay Area 298 57.09%
Boston 99 18.97%
Philadelphia 102 19.54%
Confused 23 4.41%
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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Am I the only one not too impressed by the SF skyline I mean seriously just take the skyline in to consideration in the following pics (these pics BTW were by a SF booster so I did not go and try to find the worst pics):





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Old 03-08-2011, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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Am I the only one not too impressed by the SF skyline I mean seriously just take the skyline in to consideration in the following pics (these pics BTW were by a SF booster so I did not go and try to find the worst pics):





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You still havent explained how SF doesnt reach the level of urbanity found in Philadelphia or Boston? All you did was post pictures of scary alleys and then declare that you dont like stucco.

Please clarify yourself before you change the subject. LOL.
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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^^^ Oops, I meant to put this in the Dallas vs SF thread Disregard this post.
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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I think of New York as the most powerful skyline, with Chicago coming in second (also my personal favorite in the USA), and nothing can compare to those two. To even put anything against either of those is extremely delusional. But I also do think Miami & San Francisco have the next tier in skyline by themselves and are ahead of the other cities in the country in terms of skyline.

After that its all fair game between Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Seattle, & Detroit. This is all in my personal opinion, so there's really nothing to take offense of in my post here.
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:40 PM
 
Location: The City
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That's why Per Square Mile Population is the ultimate gage on density.

There is no room for arbitrary interpretation.

Well in another thread I went and added up the zips to get at the ppsm in the core 47 miles for Philly. It came out to 1,029,826 and 21,726 ppsm. So from that perspective Philadelphia has a higher population than does San Francisco and is more dense.

This is the link to the data file, the source is City-Data
http://www.city-data.com/forum/18193530-post33.html
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:46 PM
 
Location: The City
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Am I the only one not too impressed by the SF skyline I mean seriously just take the skyline in to consideration in the following pics (these pics BTW were by a SF booster so I did not go and try to find the worst pics):





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Honestly I always find the SF skyline very impressive, there are some great vantage points and it feels very dominant in person. The setting is georgeous, absolutely. One thing is that outside of a few buildings, the individual buildings are not all that interesting but it is most definately dense and fairly powerful, especially at the street level.
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Denver
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There's been some great pics of SF and Philly density, but not too many of Boston so I figured I'd post a couple:

Thanks (http://www.flickr.com/photos/54652095@N00/2684847265/sizes/l/in/photostream/ - broken link)


Thanks (http://www.flickr.com/photos/riacale/2415530928/sizes/l/in/photostream/ - broken link)


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Old 03-08-2011, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Long Beach
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I think Greater Boston offers to best variety of cities and landscapes. Albeit, San Fran, perhaps the most dramatic setting, of course.

Inner Boston: 650,000 (actual with some renderings for proposed construction along the south water front, but the skyline is actual)


Cambridge: 110,000 people



cities at 25 miles out
Lowell: 105,000


Framingham: 65,000

Staples HQ-the only thing of note in the town, also hoome to a large public university

Brockton: 95,000


cities at 50 miles out: this is the extent of Boston's CSA:
Manchester, NH: 105,000


Worcester, MA: 180,000


Providence, RI: 180,000


All of the above cities form a radial diagram around Inner Boston. They are all connected by the same highway system, and all have rail connections via Amtrak (Boston to Worcester, and Boston to Providence) and the MBTA commuter rail.

Other fun images of Greater Boston. Which I think also represents idyllic New England.
Mayflower Beach, Cape Cod:
http://www.innatswanriver.com/Upload%20Images/mayflower.JPG (broken link)

The Ipswich River:


apple orchard in Worcester County:
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:25 PM
 
Location: San Leandro
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Am I the only one not too impressed by the SF skyline I mean seriously just take the skyline in to consideration in the following pics (these pics BTW were by a SF booster so I did not go and try to find the worst pics):


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Sf's skyline is very underwhelming. Theres no real sky scrappers there. But then again I am from Chicago.

Its more like Paris, its got Lower-verticle level density like queens.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:33 PM
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Location: Oakland
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Sf's skyline is very underwhelming. Theres no real sky scrappers there. But then again I am from Chicago.

Its more like Paris, its got Lower-verticle level density like queens.
yeah whatever you say, Bay Area hater...SF has more highrises than the vast majority of US cities, including Philadelphia and Boston.


You must also think there are no real skyscrapers in Boston or Philly then right?
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