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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 01-08-2012, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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I couldn't even tell what city that was lol, if you hadn't said Houston I would have thought it was denver or Phoenix..it looks pretty bland I think. It needs a signature building or structure. And if you squint out of one eye from far back it looks like LA in the second pic.
I agree with you. Now that i think about it, the second pic does sorta resemble LA...

 
Old 01-08-2012, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I couldn't even tell what city that was lol, if you hadn't said Houston I would have thought it was denver or Phoenix..it looks pretty bland I think. It needs a signature building or structure. And if you squint out of one eye from far back it looks like LA in the second pic.
Denver or Phoenix?

That's a put down to Houston.

Neither one of those cities has a skyline even remotely as massive as Houston's.

To put it into perspective, Denver's 1st tallest is as tall as Houston's 10th tallest.
 
Old 01-08-2012, 06:02 PM
 
Location: The City
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Denver or Phoenix?

That's a put down to Houston.

Neither one of those cities has a skyline even remotely as massive as Houston's.

Yes but those images were not great ones for Houston, honestly just the DT of Houston is kind of boring from those vantage points. There are far better perspectives for Houston and dont think those images were it. Houston is better in person though still very spread but that is part of the allure.

Also Massive is how you describe Chicago or NYC, not Houston. Houston is not massive in any reagrd quite honestly.
 
Old 01-08-2012, 09:15 PM
 
Location: So California
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http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4...mozfan/SF3.jpg
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:29 PM
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Location: Oakland
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Originally Posted by Metro Matt View Post
Denver or Phoenix?

That's a put down to Houston.

Neither one of those cities has a skyline even remotely as massive as Houston's.

To put it into perspective, Denver's 1st tallest is as tall as Houston's 10th tallest.
I actually though it was Denver for a second too, before realizing it was Houston. Those shots don't really do the skyline justice, as they only include the downtown portion of it.
 
Old 01-08-2012, 09:31 PM
 
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Awesome!

Found a new fave off of flickr. Showing you the depth and density of SF's skyline
All sizes | Untitled | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxxwellsmart/3146800532/sizes/o/in/photostream/ - broken link)

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Old 01-08-2012, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Yes but those images were not great ones for Houston, honestly just the DT of Houston is kind of boring from those vantage points. There are far better perspectives for Houston and dont think those images were it. Houston is better in person though still very spread but that is part of the allure.

Also Massive is how you describe Chicago or NYC, not Houston. Houston is not massive in any reagrd quite honestly.
BS

Any city that has 4 buildings in the 1,000' range is considered massive in every sense of the word I don't care what anyone says.

Houston's skyline/s may be spread out, but the city is a monster.

You can literally look in any direction within a 600 square mile area & see a skyscraper or skyline of some sort off in the distance .

In Houston, its not unusual to have a 500' skyscraper as the backdrop of your backyard vs. a place like NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, or Philly where every tall building in the city is centralized in one densely packed urban core. That is the allure of Houston (to me anyways). The skylines are as sporadic as the people who live there.

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Old 01-09-2012, 01:47 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Houston is massive.
 
Old 01-09-2012, 02:06 AM
 
Location: NYC/PHiLLY
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Those are some of the better pics I've seen of SF
 
Old 01-09-2012, 06:55 AM
 
Location: The City
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BS

Any city that has 4 buildings in the 1,000' range is considered massive in every sense of the word I don't care what anyone says.

Houston's skyline/s may be spread out, but the city is a monster.

You can literally look in any direction within a 600 square mile area & see a skyscraper or skyline of some sort off in the distance .

In Houston, its not unusual to have a 500' skyscraper as the backdrop of your backyard vs. a place like NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, or Philly where every tall building in the city is centralized in one densely packed urban core. That is the allure of Houston (to me anyways). The skylines are as sporadic as the people who live there.
Agree on the difference at the end of the post but no way is Houston Massive. It looks nothing nothing like the massive skylines of Chicago or NYC, why because they are massive Houston is not, sorry
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