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Old 03-31-2009, 08:34 PM
 
Location: moving again
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For one, because Toronto's skyline doesn't stretch along the lake, like Chicago's, but away from it. that's going to make it a little less appealing from the get-go. It just looks nicer to have the skyline stretch across the lakefront as opposed to start on it and move inland.

If you ever see a picture of Toronto from the water (and most of the skyline shots are from there), you'll know what I'm talking about.
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Old 03-31-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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For one, because Toronto's skyline doesn't stretch along the lake, like Chicago's, but away from it. that's going to make it a little less appealing from the get-go. It just looks nicer to have the skyline stretch across the lakefront as opposed to start on it and move inland.

If you ever see a picture of Toronto from the water (and most of the skyline shots are from there), you'll know what I'm talking about.
I agree, and I think TO's skyline is under-rated because of its layout. Most pics from Lake Ontario show only a small portion of the skyline...but when you go to the top of CN Tower and look down, it's a sea of modern medium-sized skyscrapers. Very impressive, actually.
 
Old 04-01-2009, 05:29 AM
 
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Last april i visited Chicago with my dad because i had been wanting to go there for years. He thought it was just gonna be a little nicer than toronto but he was blown away. I definitley think one of the reasons is because millenium park. From there you can see the skyline, the lake and are in a museum almost, of modern art.
My cousin also said that he was surprised how big chicago is, and that it made toronto seem small.
 
Old 07-23-2009, 07:49 PM
 
Location: By the lake
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Chicago is by far superior than Toronto. Chicago's skyline is ranked among the best in the world and honestly I think it's absurd to compare The Geat Chicago Skyline to San Francisco. You guys who actually think San Francisco's skyline is better than Chicago's you have not been to Chicago. Please visit Chicago first then suggest. By the way, San Francisco is ok and the only good thing about it is the density. Period.
 
Old 07-23-2009, 08:15 PM
 
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San Francisco skyline is kinda weak while chicago skyline is amazing.
 
Old 07-23-2009, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Boston Metro
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Chicagos skyline is beautiful and San Frans is also beautiful but Chicagos is better IMO


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Old 09-24-2009, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Murray, KY
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Chicago has a much bigger and nicer skyline.

But San Francisco is more recognizable worldwide.

Yes, Chicago has a bigger skyline but San Frans. skyline is not more "recognizable" worldwide. There are certain aspects of San Fransisco that are very, VERY recognizable but overall, it isn't more than the whole of Chicago's skyline. The skyline of Chicago has been, and continues to be, shown on TV shows, news reports, etc. Plus, the "top" of Chicago's skyline is easily more accessible than that of San Fransisco. That goes a long way when you consider just the Willis Tower (Sears Tower) SkyDeck alone attracts over 1.3 million visitors a year. And that's just one of two SkyDecks in Chicago!

Plus, Chicago O'Hare is a much larger airport and a more "International" gateway for American and United Airlines respectively. That can make it more recognizable in and of itself. Keep in mind now, Chicago has been rated an Alpha World City due to its international influence, reach, and importance.

I do have to admit though as a photographer of skylines, San Fransisco is just gorgeous! The city is amazingly dense and the overwhelming type of architecture is very unique!

As for Toronto. It's another stunning skyline too! Shame its skyline doesn't stretch down the lake like Chicago's. It does fan out on and close to the lake, but it extends down Yonge Street like crazy!!! Pretty amazing to see if you are on one of the bluffs that are kind of east, northeast of downtown around the Don Valley Parkway.
 
Old 09-24-2009, 11:08 AM
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Location: Oakland
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I agree that Chicago definitely wins on the skyline...but here are some more angles of SF anyways, some of my favorites:

View from McLaren park:


SF and Oakland's Skylines:


I think this view is probably from the Berkeley Hills:


View from Alameda:
http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/4936/2008alameda063cd4.jpg (broken link)

Not as impressive as Chicago, but certainly not pathetic as some people are saying.
 
Old 09-24-2009, 06:42 PM
 
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I stand by the opinion that SF easily has the more recognizable skyline, especially Internationally.

Victorian Row/Skyline - Must be San Francisco
Big Red Bridge - Must be San Francisco
Big Pointy Building - Must be San Francisco

Take a look at Chicago and I'm no so sure what city it is. Is it big, tall, beautiful. Absolutely! - but recognizable, not so much. Especially Internationally.
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:50 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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hrrmmm I probably posted on this already but... SF is definitely pretty... Chicago blows SF away though in size, height, architectural quality...I was just in Chicago again for a month and it is Much MUCH bigger...and the height up close or looking down streets can induce mild vertigo symptoms as well as neck cramps looking up.
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