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Old 11-14-2007, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA / Los Angeles, CA
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I have to go with New York on this one, by a long shot. The new WTC complex looks down right sexy to me. I love Chicago's skyline in all, but I hope the spire doesn't do damage to an otherwise impressive skyline.

After those two it has got to be Scranton in a landslide

 
Old 11-14-2007, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I'll still think it will be Chicago(that skyline is so huge, yet beautiful)

San Francisco by its much smaller space, will never have a skyline that large, but SFs skyline is really going to change in the next 10-12 years.

Aerial of DT San Francisco, 2020 From SFView



From the East Bay


 
Old 11-14-2007, 09:32 AM
 
Location: manhattan
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LOL.

NY has the best skyline in the United States. How can anyone think Chicago's is better???????????????????????????
 
Old 11-14-2007, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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LOL.

NY has the best skyline in the United States. How can anyone think Chicago's is better???????????????????????????
I think Chicago's skyline is more aesthetically pleasing than NY's, but NY's is bigger. Chicago's skyline is supremely balanced and chock-full of different styles of architecture, and the lake makes it feel very open, thats why its often rated better than NYC's skyline. Bigger isnt always better.
 
Old 11-14-2007, 10:05 AM
 
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New York is my favourite skyline and I dont even like Chicago's. New York has many lofty highrises which have long spires and it's very climatic and refers to the early 20th century. Chicago is just a complex of massess and without any uniqueness. But it's just my modest opinion and personal impression.
 
Old 11-14-2007, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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LOL.

NY has the best skyline in the United States. How can anyone think Chicago's is better???????????????????????????
Well,
I love New York's skyline too. It just so happens that I love Chicago's more. I think Chicago has a more elegant looking skyline where its beautiful skyscrapers really stand out even though there are so many, New York is so huge that buildings get lost in the sea of apartment towers.
 
Old 11-14-2007, 01:42 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Chicago's skyline is chock-full of different styles of architecture


That's why I love New York, because The old styles stick out! Chicagos old skyscrapers are always hidden, and i don't like that, if they were built taller, than Chicago would be my Favorite, but New York will always be my favorite, and When the new WTC complex is completed there will be even more diversity with its skyscrapers

WTC




 
Old 11-14-2007, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Chicagos old skyscrapers are always hidden, and i don't like that, if they were built taller, than Chicago would be my Favorite,
Hidden? Dont think so.

**these are not my photos**





The Wrigley Building is lit up at night like a Christmas Tree, easily the most visible building downtown at night!









Its clear youve never been to Chicago if you think our old buildings dont stand out or are "hidden".
 
Old 11-14-2007, 02:01 PM
 
Location: moving again
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NONONONO!!!!!!!!!! I mean they are hidden when you see Chicagos skyline from a distance!! Of course I've Been to Chicago!!!!! And i love it there!!!!!!! You got it all wrong!!!! I love Chicagos old buildings and they do stand out when you're walking around!!! Just not from far away!!!! The Quality of Chicago's old skyscrapers is impressivly amazing!!!!
 
Old 11-14-2007, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Well, in the modern age of the skyscraper, naturally the older, smaller, more historical buildings are dwarfed and indeed hidden, I cant help that. But Chicago's old architecture is arguably the best in the nation.
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