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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

 
 
Old 12-07-2011, 02:30 PM
 
Location: NY-NJ-Philly looks down at SF and laughs at the hippies
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Old 12-07-2011, 02:35 PM
 
Location: NY-NJ-Philly looks down at SF and laughs at the hippies
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http://2s2u.com/p2go.com/wp-content/...ne-Florida.jpg

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Old 12-07-2011, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Two different animals

Houston's skyline is spread out & TALL with distinct skyline districts over a 500+ square mile area.

Miami's is very linear & consists of 2 distinguishable clusters along Florida's southern coast.

Houston has the height & main skyline/s, Miami has the low-mid rise linear density.

Different strokes for different folks.

As stated previously, I'd much rather see a skyline at full occupancy than a bunch of empty condos along a coastline.
 
Old 12-07-2011, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Seatle
 
Old 12-07-2011, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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3.Houston
4.San Fransisco
5.Seattle
6.Denver
 
Old 12-08-2011, 12:51 AM
 
Location: where u wish u lived
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Miami's skyline just looks very cookie cutter to me to be honest, I prefer the smaller skyline of Philly and Baltimore because when I see a skyline I focus on the surrounding urban set up as well.
 
Old 12-08-2011, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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LOL at calling Houston a mini Chicago. No it's not.
 
Old 12-08-2011, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gateway Region View Post

http://freelargephotos.com/000776_l.jpg

Yeah, look at all the gaps. The skyline is just like the city..... sprawled because the city is of low density.
Picture is pretty old. Missing a few new towers. But your point stands. It doesn't really have many gaps in it's cluster. But the Downtown loop area has many parking lots.
 
Old 12-23-2011, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Miami

http://www.city-data.com/forum/membe...line-2009.jpeg

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Old 12-23-2011, 10:06 PM
 
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Nice little aerial of my pick.
2009_03_06_sfo-bos_012 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/docsearls/3335916684/ - broken link)

Nice view from a different angle to show you the true length of the skyline at sea level.
http://www.cronanmcnamara.com/images...an-skyline.jpg

Glamour shot to seal the deal!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lostinablurryworld/5392189490/sizes/l/in/photostream/ (broken link)

OK, sorry, one more. I'm actually looking towards the future after the Transbay towers get built.
http://media.photobucket.com/image/t...umoredshrp.jpg

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