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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 04-27-2008, 05:01 PM
 
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All these cities have beautiful skylines, however..

Seattle: Perfectly positioned buildings. Perfect setting. Architectually impressive.
Philly: Large skyline, many buildings but not many that are impressive
LA: Impressive buildings and large enough skyline. Good setting/backdrop.
Pitt: Impressive buildings and setting but relatively small skyline.
Houston: Many buildings. Impressive archictecture. Not so great setting.
San Fran: Spectactular setting. Decent architecture. Not greatest positioning of buildings?
Atl: Many buildings. Architecturally pleasing. Not so great settings. Not great positioning.
Boston: Great setting. Enough buildings. Need for one spectacular building.
Denver: Great setting. Like Pittsburg, only a couple of real talls. Relatively small skyline.
Dallas: Nice individual buildings. Pretty well positioned. Not so great setting.

And the winner is....

Seattle!

 
Old 04-27-2008, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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More Dallas pictures:
http://www.usatourist.com/photos/texas/dallas1b.jpg
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/20...as_Skyline.jpg

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Old 04-27-2008, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Philadelphia's skyline has come a long way since the days of the "gentlemen's agreement" not to build higher than the brim of William Penn's hat. Since the agreement was forgotten in the '80s, Philly has accumulated some nice new towers. The new tallest, Comcast Center is very nice, and the proposed 1500 footer will be nice if that comes into fruition.

Seattle is stunning in photos.

SF has such a gorgeous setting, and new towers in the SOMA area will make the skyline take off!

Dallas... not a baaad skyline, but the giant sex toy makes me giggle every time I see it.
 
Old 04-28-2008, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Giant sex toy?? LOL..nice.
 
Old 04-28-2008, 12:33 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I hate the look of all the high-rises along the beach in Miami,they all look the same, anyways I voted for Seattle.
 
Old 04-29-2008, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA / Los Angeles, CA
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Default Seattle all day and night

My Vote is for SEATTLE - Perfect building placement, Tall, Dense, Stunning natural beauty. IMHO the most beautiful city in the United States.

After that I'll Take San Francisco

And all of L.A. Yes All of L.A. Since people say because L.A. is so huge the downtown should be bigger. Well go up in the Hills and view the pano of the city and you'll see lights and buidlings that seem to go the length of the planet all the way to the Ocean on the west side to Long Beach and beyond for miles. From Downtown L.A. all the way up Wilshire Blvd to Downtown #2 in Century City all the way to Santa Monica is a sea of buildings and lights. L.A. is just spread out.

PS People quit hating on beautiful cities and saying silly things like "if you didn't have this building or that mountain or that water your skyline wouldn't be all that great" LOL........ITS THERE GET OVER IT! What's next take away the empire state building, midtown mannhattan, and the hudson river and New York wouldn't be all that? Just LAME

Just had to get that off my chest

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Old 04-29-2008, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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But what I want to know is which city has the 29th best skyline....
 
Old 04-29-2008, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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But what I want to know is which city has the 29th best skyline....
Dayton, Ohio
 
Old 04-29-2008, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Dayton, Ohio
Oh come on now, we all know that Dayton has the 47th best skyline.
 
Old 04-29-2008, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Oh come on now, we all know that Dayton has the 47th best skyline.
ah, you got me there
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