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Old 08-15-2011, 12:28 PM
 
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Exactly. Then you compare it to this:


NYC (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imagicdigital/6009558064/ - broken link) by imagic digital (http://www.flickr.com/people/imagicdigital/ - broken link), on Flickr

Even without 1 World trade Center, how many people would recognize Miami first? We all know the answer.
yeah. It is easy to confuse Miami with San Diego.

But with icons like Lady Liberty in the mix there is no confusing NY.

Miami as the most recognized Skyline??? pffft. what a joke.

 
Old 08-15-2011, 09:42 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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yeah. It is easy to confuse Miami with San Diego.
.... Gotta disagree with ya there:





Florida doesn't have mountains, ya now? lol

And for skyscraper/skyline junkies like some of us here, it should be EASY to spot the difference between Miami and San Diego. Miami doesn't have height restrictions.
 
Old 08-15-2011, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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SD and Miami have some similarities, and taking a quick glance at both there would be some confusion to the casual observor. And that SD picture is a hyperbole of an example just to prove your point, JJG, I mean thats one of the few pictures of the SD skyline I've seen with the mountains, and I am an avid skyline fanatic.
 
Old 08-15-2011, 09:56 PM
 
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It all depends on where the shot is taken at. Look a few pages back at the pics I posted. They can EASILY be confused for one another.
 
Old 08-15-2011, 10:04 PM
 
Location: The City
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san diego ca - Google Maps


http://maps.google.com/maps?q=san+di...id=po-15370538
 
Old 08-15-2011, 11:30 PM
 
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They do kinda look alike. But overall, it's an exaggeration..
 
Old 08-16-2011, 12:19 AM
 
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looks like Miami too me. Then I noticed the lack of that special palm, the Palmicus Miamicus and I said, nope, that must be San Diego.

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They do kinda look alike. But overall, it's an exaggeration..
whats exaggerating about it? The only thing that would make me guess Miami is skyscrapers next to water. You show me pics of SD or Honolulu and I would guess Miami too.

Face it, Miami is NOT the most recognizable or distinguishable ( or whatever fancy term you Florida folks want to use) Skyline in the US. NY takes that title. Chicago, Seattle and SF maybe fight for second and that is about it. Places like ST Louis with their arch would come ahead of Miami because they have a recognizable structure that is Unique.
 
Old 08-16-2011, 07:00 AM
 
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Then what are they waiting for, Miami should build a super-tall. I've seen that skyline so many times, from the ground, from Miami beach, from a helicopter. Never struck my as outstanding.

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.... Gotta disagree with ya there:

Florida doesn't have mountains, ya now? lol

And for skyscraper/skyline junkies like some of us here, it should be EASY to spot the difference between Miami and San Diego. Miami doesn't have height restrictions.
 
Old 08-16-2011, 07:57 AM
 
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looks like Miami too me. Then I noticed the lack of that special palm, the Palmicus Miamicus and I said, nope, that must be San Diego.



whats exaggerating about it? The only thing that would make me guess Miami is skyscrapers next to water. You show me pics of SD or Honolulu and I would guess Miami too.

Face it, Miami is NOT the most recognizable or distinguishable ( or whatever fancy term you Florida folks want to use) Skyline in the US. NY takes that title. Chicago, Seattle and SF maybe fight for second and that is about it. Places like ST Louis with their arch would come ahead of Miami because they have a recognizable structure that is Unique.
When did I ever say Miami was the most recognizable? And YES, they do SD and Miami do kinda look alike, and YES, it is an exageration because they don't look that much alike. They look as much alike, as Houston/Atl/Dal skylines do.
 
Old 08-16-2011, 07:59 AM
 
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Then what are they waiting for, Miami should build a super-tall. I've seen that skyline so many times, from the ground, from Miami beach, from a helicopter. Never struck my as outstanding.
It does kinda have height restrictions do to MIA airport. But Miami's in the process of building 3 supertalls right now(900 footer, 1,000 footer, and another 1,000 footer). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ion_or_on_hold
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