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Old 08-21-2009, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Southern has no urban soul or any distinctive structures. Very modern skyscrapers within the past 5 decades on a majority of them, look at all the soul SF, NYC, Chi, Cleveland, STL etc have. None of the south can posses any of that.
Sorry, but you could not be more wrong. These cities were cities way before 50 years ago. Some of the Southern Downtowns have beautiful, historic cores that aren't visible in many of their skylines - but they are there.

Just an fyi - Atlanta had a Flatiron Building before New York did.

 
Old 10-08-2009, 09:30 PM
 
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it kinda depends. like when i used to not be into cities i would not be able to recognize any city in the south. the reason why is because they dont tend to have a world known signature building like some cities do. example: chicago has sears tower, NYC has empire state building and many other stuff. st. louis has the arch. seattle, space needle, and SF transamerica pyrimid.
 
Old 10-08-2009, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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The Southern Skylines aren't unrecognizable to me (anymore).

I know what's Miami, Charlotte, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, etc.
 
Old 10-09-2009, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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The Southern Skylines aren't unrecognizable to me (anymore).

I know what's Miami, Charlotte, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, etc.
Are ya'll serious? Aside from Miami(maybe Dallas because of that one building) none of those city's skylines are recognizable to me. I have a really hard time telling which city's skylines are which anyways.
 
Old 10-09-2009, 04:10 PM
 
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Are ya'll serious? Aside from Miami(maybe Dallas because of that one building) none of those city's skylines are recognizable to me. I have a really hard time telling which city's skylines are which anyways.
I guess I've traveled to most large American cities, so I can recognize the skylines pretty easily. The only ones I haven't visited are Denver, Phoenix, San Antonio, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh...but I can easily recognize each of those.
 
Old 10-09-2009, 04:24 PM
 
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Sorry, but you could not be more wrong. These cities were cities way before 50 years ago. Some of the Southern Downtowns have beautiful, historic cores that aren't visible in many of their skylines - but they are there.

Just an fyi - Atlanta had a Flatiron Building before New York did.
I know...and I'm sure a large part of Atlanta's skyline was built prior to 50 years ago.


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Old 10-09-2009, 04:45 PM
 
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Well honestly, I couldn't recognize any of the northeastern skylines(besides NYC) before I joined C-D.
 
Old 10-10-2009, 07:19 PM
 
Location: By the lake
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Because southern skylines suck. Period. The only great skylines in the U.S. are Chicago's, New York City, Seattle's, San Francisco's, and Philadelphia! Well Pittsburgh and Boston's are very nice too.
 
Old 10-10-2009, 07:30 PM
 
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Because southern skylines suck. Period. The only great skylines in the U.S. are Chicago's, New York City, Seattle's, San Francisco's, and Philadelphia! Well Pittsburgh and Boston's are very nice too.
Thank you for this insightful, well-composed post.
 
Old 10-10-2009, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Houston has a historic downtown as well....It now blends in with the modern part for the most part.







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Just my opinion, but i think Houston has the best "HISTORIC DISTRICT", out of all the major Southern/SE cities(HOU,DAL,ATL,MIA)

Although, i know Dallas has a nice one as well.
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