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View Poll Results: Which city has the best architecture and skyline?
NYC 87 50.58%
Chicago 85 49.42%
Voters: 172. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 01-19-2010, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Il
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Skyscraper battle: New York City vs. Chicago IL
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:14 PM
 
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As a long time Chicagoan up until a few years ago, I really like the Chicago skyline's aesthetics (even if I hate the city itself) But for pure majesty and depth, New York is the WORLD's best in my opinion. Yes even better than Hong Kong.
 
Old 01-19-2010, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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NYC is my choice due to being so massive and dense, but Chicago would win on aesthetics.

Btw, does anyone else kind of hope Spire doesn't get built, because it's going to stick out like a sore...phallus? I would prefer to forgo the height record and maintain Chicago's current aesthetic. Let's leave the ridiculous looking sh*t to Dubai.
 
Old 01-19-2010, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I think the Spire would be a fine addition to the skyline, record or no record. The aesthetic of Chicago's skyline has been changing for a century, so I don't see any reason to suddenly freeze it in today's mold.
 
Old 01-19-2010, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Good point. Who knows what the skyline will look like in 50 years.
 
Old 01-20-2010, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Il
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pam21 View Post
As a long time Chicagoan up until a few years ago, I really like the Chicago skyline's aesthetics (even if I hate the city itself) But for pure majesty and depth, New York is the WORLD's best in my opinion. Yes even better than Hong Kong.
Pam, how can you be a chicagoan when you stated in another thread that you have never felt compelled to live in a big city? Or are you a suburbanite?
 
Old 03-25-2012, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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NYC is #1!!!
And i really hope the spire in chicago doesn't get reconsidered.
 
Old 03-26-2012, 07:32 AM
 
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When comparing skylines New York City wins by far. New York City skyline is not only full of world-famous gems of architecture like Empire State Building, Chrysler or WTC1 but also beautiful and world-renowned monuments like Lady Liberty and impressive bridges like Verrazzano-Narrows or immortalized in literature and film Brooklyn Bridge. I don't know of any skyline anywhere in the world that is more recognizable or impressive than New York's.

In summary: New York's Skyline is just so much richer than Chicago's that it is not really a competition.



PS. Chicago's skyline viewed from lake Michigan is definitely one of the most breathtaking urban landscapes.

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Old 03-26-2012, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I think Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle are all more picturesque skylines than NYC... But just skyline to skyline, NYC is a monster. Architecture goes to NYC, so much of it, and so much blocked from the skyline, you can't appreciate architecture well from a skyline view, at least intricate architecture.

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Old 02-05-2014, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I love the old buildings in both cities, but i love the old buildings in Chicago that press up against the park in front so you can actually see them
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