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View Poll Results: Which of this city has the third best skyline?
Seattle 163 23.22%
Phildephia 89 12.68%
Los angeles 38 5.41%
Pittsburgh 52 7.41%
Houston 103 14.67%
San francisco 137 19.52%
Atlanta 60 8.55%
Boston 14 1.99%
Denver 23 3.28%
Dallas 23 3.28%
Voters: 702. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-07-2007, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Mop you do need to chill. Those things that Billiam mentioned are part of the skyline. Some cities are on lakes, rivers, sounds, oceans, bays. Some cities have hills and mountains. We know Houston doesn't have these things but, oh well.

 
Old 12-07-2007, 05:29 PM
 
Location: In God
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Houston's skyline is impressive, but in no way can it compare to San Francisco's skyline...



...nor can Houston's skyline compare to Seattle's skyline.
Oh, I beg to differ.
 
Old 12-07-2007, 05:34 PM
 
Location: In God
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Mop you do need to chill. Those things that Billiam mentioned are part of the skyline. Some cities are on lakes, rivers, sounds, oceans, bays. Some cities have hills and mountains. We know Houston doesn't have these things but, oh well.
As far as I'm concerned, you need to tend to your own comments and stop worrying about mine. I like Billiam, and I wasn't trying to dispute his opinions. I just need to be clear that we're rating skylines and not downtowns. There are other threads for that.

I stated my opinion about Pittsburgh's skyline honestly and respectfully. Just because you disagree with it...
 
Old 12-07-2007, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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SF is great. once it gets serious height, it'll be a monster.
 
Old 12-07-2007, 06:35 PM
 
Location: moving again
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As far as I'm concerned, you need to tend to your own comments and stop worrying about mine. I like Billiam, and I wasn't trying to dispute his opinions. I just need to be clear that we're rating skylines and not downtowns. There are other threads for that.

I stated my opinion about Pittsburgh's skyline honestly and respectfully. Just because you disagree with it...
yay!

so has your opinion on boring skyline changed at all?
 
Old 12-07-2007, 06:35 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Awesome thread.. I really dig the pictures of the various skylines. There as to be others besides the ones we have seen here that are just as amazing. When judging these skylines, do you go by height, by architecture, by nature and concrete mixed?

I have seen many of these first hand, and I like Seattle's Skyline when out on the ferry looking back.. it is awesome! I need to check out Pittsburgh's someday.. that is truly amazing and by these screen shots alone blows many of the others away. The one of San Fransisco with the tree lined street is another awesome shot.
 
Old 12-07-2007, 06:43 PM
 
Location: In God
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yay!

so has your opinion on boring skyline changed at all?
Lol, well like I said, the setting of Pittsburgh's skyline is gorgeous, but I have to be honest in saying that the skyline itself just doesn't do anything for me.

Now, maybe if there were more buildings and taller buildings, that would be different. Hey, I'm a girl who likes tall. What can I say?
 
Old 12-07-2007, 06:49 PM
 
Location: moving again
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^WOW! you're a girl???? Now that was unexpected! Anyway, i love tall too!! but i think PPG place is a pretty fine building, and their tallest is 256 meters! thats pretty good! only 44 more meters would have been nice!
 
Old 12-07-2007, 07:18 PM
 
Location: In God
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^WOW! you're a girl???? Now that was unexpected! Anyway, i love tall too!! but i think PPG place is a pretty fine building, and their tallest is 256 meters! thats pretty good! only 44 more meters would have been nice!
Oh, I thought everyone knew I was a girl, well, more like a grown woman.
 
Old 12-07-2007, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Lol, well like I said, the setting of Pittsburgh's skyline is gorgeous, but I have to be honest in saying that the skyline itself just doesn't do anything for me.

Now, maybe if there were more buildings and taller buildings, that would be different. Hey, I'm a girl who likes tall. What can I say?
Whereas one of the things I appreciate about the Pittsburgh skyline is that it packs such a big punch for being as small as it is. Lots of significant buildings... it took me a while to warm up to the PPG tower, but it really is pretty cool and it's an indispensible part of it. The US Steel building is nothing fancy, but it's the stately patriarch of the skyline. Highmark Place is sharp, especially at night. The Gulf Tower is an old-school Depression-era classic on par with some of NYC's great classics -- love the layer-cake top. The Dominion Tower has an interesting twist on the arch concept up top. Mellon Tower is a contemporary classic. And I don't necessarily separate the setting from the skyline -- the setting is a big part of what makes the skyline what it is. It gives it its unique triangular shape and keeps it nice and compact. And its riverfront location creates an great effect as it reflects off the water at night when you're looking at it from Mount Washington or West End Park.
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