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Old 07-29-2008, 05:49 PM
Location: Manhattan, New York
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Originally Posted by westhou View Post
i don't like the new glitzy buildings that will be added to the new york city skyline. i've always loved the more industrial look of it.

the chicago skyline has always looked awful to me and that drill bit being added to the skyline is like putting a turd on top of vomit.

i prefer the cities that spread their skylines around. not one huge mess of buildings. it helps to give different areas of the city character.
everybody knows buildings when built dont always look like the pictures

Old 07-29-2008, 05:50 PM
Location: Houston
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Originally Posted by CarolinaBredChicagoan View Post
Hmmm. Ok. Well, I let it slide when you implied that Houston could even hang with Chicago or NYC, but then you had to directly insult Chicago...

Compared to Chicago (and NYC, by the by...) Houston barely has a skyline. There are 28 buildings in Houston over 500' tall. In Chicago? 92, with 14 more under construction and two more approved for construction.

As for quality, Houston has little more to offer than generic glass and steel (coincidentally, the same thing you criticize in the proposed NYC development above...).

Now, I see no reason to dump on Houston any further. It's got a decent skyline for a sunbelt city. However, I wonder if you've even ever been to Chicago.
never been to chicago and i have no desire to go. i'm only stating my personal preference. i like skylines that dot the horizon. not one big mass of buildings. Houston has about 5 or so distinct skylines in and around the city. i like the way it urbanizes outlying areas of the city.
Old 07-29-2008, 07:21 PM
Location: North Central Indiana
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I couldn't live without Chicago's skyline!!
Old 07-30-2008, 02:25 AM
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Originally Posted by ScranBarre View Post
I think Scranton has the best skyline!

What's not to love about a nitty-gritty blue-collar downtown scene? Talk about sexy!
Scranton..Sexy WTF?!
Santa Fe has a way better skyline than that, they have an equal population,
well id say Santa Fe has more now..since its gaining NOT LOSING.

Old 07-30-2008, 12:45 PM
Location: Manhattan, New York
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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0b/Fullnycskyline.jpg (broken link)

Old 08-23-2008, 01:36 PM
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Default MIAMI explosion

Miami would have one of the best skyline in the future

Miami is called the magic city for a reason

Does anyone know how Miami got to built so fast?
well its simple drug money
do a little research on Miami (80s and 90s were not so great for miami)
so I am not surprise Miami built there selves really fast
and also I would like you guys to do some research on who owns half of those building?
well that will be former mobster from columbia
drug money speaks
unlike other cities
that built there way to the top
and by the way do not try to argue with me on this one
I think I know what I am talking about
so to all the other cities in the U.S do what Miami did
let the thug money built your city to the top
Philly you are almost here (Miami at one point hold a lot of crime)
the differences from Miami and Philly is: Miami invest with drug money and Philly just kill for stupid reason
Old 08-23-2008, 01:44 PM
Location: moving again
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Originally Posted by bradly View Post
Scranton..Sexy WTF?!
Santa Fe has a way better skyline than that, they have an equal population,
well id say Santa Fe has more now..since its gaining NOT LOSING.

Id have to say Scanton has a much better skyline than Santa fe IMO haha

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Old 09-07-2008, 12:51 PM
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I agree about the SKYLINES in Houston. Once they start filling in, watch out! We got cranes everywhere. No supertalls but 40-60 story towers in the works. This pics are old (2-3 years old).

Old 09-07-2008, 12:52 PM
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Remember, the tallest building is over 1000ft.
Old 09-07-2008, 01:36 PM
Location: Chi town
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Originally Posted by SC Valley View Post
I'm sorry, but IMO, the Chicago Spire is one of the most ugly buildings I have ever seen. I know Chicago raves abouts its world class, and different skyscrapers and yada, yada, yada. But come on. That thing looks so out of place next to the big black Hancock, and Sears(which I also think are ugly). The WTC complex looks far better and more comprehensive, and when completed will ensure that NYC stays #1 in the US for decades to come. Again, IMO.
How can you justify saying that adding the WTC complex to NYC is at all different from the Spire in Chicago. The WTC complex looks just as out of place in new york as the spire in chicago.

And the diversification of skyscrapers in chicago is better than anywhere else. New York from afar just looks like somebody took a bunch of rectangular prisms, made them different colors and bunched them up way to close together.

Also, Chicago wins a lot of contests for the best skyline, not because it has the most skyscrapers like NYC, but because it has a very expansive and gigantic skyline.

I think that the WTC will add to NYC, as well as the Spire adding to Chicago, and I don't know what the future will hold, but Chicago and New York will always be the 2 best, but in different ways.
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