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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 02-05-2014, 07:22 AM
 
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As with the LA v. Chicago skyline thread, this isn't a competition. NYC has probably the world's greatest skyline, and has many times more highrises than Chicago.

 
Old 02-05-2014, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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New York has the more impressive skyline but I wasn't exactly blown away the first time I saw it in person. I actually think Hong Kong has the world's most impressive skyline.
 
Old 02-05-2014, 07:38 AM
 
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New York has the more impressive skyline but I wasn't exactly blown away the first time I saw it in person. I actually think Hong Kong has the world's most impressive skyline.
Yeah, I guess Hong Kong could be argued. It's extremely impressive from the harbor.

NYC has far more iconic towers, though, and more skyscrapers built, planned, and u/c (really far more planned and u/c).
 
Old 02-05-2014, 07:58 AM
 
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Yeah, I guess Hong Kong could be argued. It's extremely impressive from the harbor.

NYC has far more iconic towers, though, and more skyscrapers built, planned, and u/c (really far more planned and u/c).
To each their own right?
 
Old 02-05-2014, 08:17 AM
 
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To each their own right?
Absolutely true.

I would still say, though, that there's a rough pecking order of skylines. I mean, if someone says Green Bay has the world's biggest and best skyline, that's their right, but it isn't based on any sort of quantifiable anything.
 
Old 02-05-2014, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Worcester
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New York City has the most tall buildings in the world (51 buildings over 650'). That's almost double Chicago at 27.

In terms of opinion, I like how New York City (Manhatten, at least) is surrounded by water, instead of it being on only one side.
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