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Old 11-11-2017, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I worked in New York City for 37 years. I have never been to Chicago and would love to go. It's not the same place.
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Old 11-11-2017, 04:00 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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The logic many on this forum have used in labelling Sunbelt sprawl cities as "boring" and "generic" can be used to write off Chicago as a poor man's NYC.
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Old 11-11-2017, 04:48 PM
 
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The logic many on this forum have used in labelling Sunbelt sprawl cities as "boring" and "generic" can be used to write off Chicago as a poor man's NYC.
But it's not. The Chicago skyline (in the opinion of many) is better than that of NYC. It shines on its own...not in the shadow of NYC.
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Old 11-11-2017, 05:07 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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I think that Chicago stands on its own and isn’t a “poor man’s NYC” and that many love Chicago and their great skyline. It’s fabulous. Some posters statements here come off as defensive though, it may be warranted I don’t live on these forums enough to tell. Do you seriously think Chicago gets maligned skyline-wise and if so, who cares really it’s the internet. When I’m in Chicago the last thing that I’m thinking is NYC rather I’m admiring the Chicago sights.
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Old 11-11-2017, 05:10 PM
 
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I think that Chicago stands on its own and isnít a ďpoor manís NYCĒ and that many love Chicago and their great skyline. Itís fabulous. Some posters statements here come off as defensive though, it may be warranted I donít live on these forums enough to tell. Do you seriously think Chicago gets maligned skyline-wise and if so, who cares really itís the internet. When Iím in Chicago the last thing that Iím thinking is NYC rather Iím admiring the Chicago sights.
Of course it's warranted, when someone calls Chicago, a "poor man's NYC." What do you think their intent is, other than to bash Chicago?
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Old 11-11-2017, 05:15 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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Of course it's warranted, when someone calls Chicago, a "poor man's NYC." What do you think their intent is, other than to bash Chicago?
Yes Enean I didnít mean to offend you or anyone. But those are just words from someone that writes before they think and no one believes that unless youíre a homer zealot and even then...

Chicago rocks!
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Old 11-11-2017, 07:41 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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The logic many on this forum have used in labelling Sunbelt sprawl cities as "boring" and "generic" can be used to write off Chicago as a poor man's NYC.
Yet that logic is never used. Why do you suppose that is? Perhaps the ďlogicĒ isnít as logical as you think it is.
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Old 11-11-2017, 07:52 PM
 
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But it's not. The Chicago skyline (in the opinion of many) is better than that of NYC. It shines on its own...not in the shadow of NYC.
Is it really better at a street level however? most of the amazing shots of the Chicago skyline I've seen are taken from helicopters over lake Michigan. Whenever I was in Chicago, I can't remember being overtly impressed.

But the view of the Manhattan skyline from the top of some brownstone in Brooklyn, is just fantastic. Mostly because of the length of the skyline.

The best, by far skyline, in the world is in Hong Kong.
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Old 11-11-2017, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Miss Jankins (Say nothing bad).
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Is it really better at a street level however? most of the amazing shots of the Chicago skyline I've seen are taken from helicopters over lake Michigan. Whenever I was in Chicago, I can't remember being overtly impressed.

But the view of the Manhattan skyline from the top of some brownstone in Brooklyn, is just fantastic. Mostly because of the length of the skyline.

The best, by far skyline, in the world is in Hong Kong.
You know nothing Spring Snow.
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Old 11-11-2017, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Northeast states
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Is it really better at a street level however? most of the amazing shots of the Chicago skyline I've seen are taken from helicopters over lake Michigan. Whenever I was in Chicago, I can't remember being overtly impressed.

But the view of the Manhattan skyline from the top of some brownstone in Brooklyn, is just fantastic. Mostly because of the length of the skyline.

The best, by far skyline, in the world is in Hong Kong.
But you never been to Hong Kong
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