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Old 10-27-2009, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Chicago has more unique towers and a more impressive density of skyscrapers.

 
Old 10-27-2009, 07:20 PM
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Location: Oakland
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Chicago has more unique towers and a more impressive density of skyscrapers.
More unique towers, more towers period, and taller towers, yes, but skyscraper density wise i doubt Chicago beats SF. If anything they're probably about the same in regards to their structural densities downtown.
 
Old 10-27-2009, 07:32 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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More unique towers, more towers period, and taller towers, yes, but skyscraper density wise i doubt Chicago beats SF. If anything they're probably about the same in regards to their structural densities downtown.
Well Chicago has wider streets and alleys. So SF is probably a little denser, and feels more crowded. While Chicago is taller and bigger bases plus more widespread. It certainly has nothing near as tall as the Sears Tower or near as wide as Merchandise Mart.
 
Old 10-27-2009, 08:29 PM
 
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Nothing in the US compares to NYC or Chicago. They are the only two in the top 5 in the world. There have been many publications that Chicago may actually be better than NYC. Either way San Fran is in the top 20 in the world.
 
Old 10-27-2009, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I've always liked Chicago's skyline better than New York's. Better architecture IMO. After Chicago and NYC, it's San Francisco hands down.
 
Old 10-27-2009, 09:00 PM
 
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Nothing in the US compares to NYC or Chicago. They are the only two in the top 5 in the world. There have been many publications that Chicago may actually be better than NYC. Either way San Fran is in the top 20 in the world.
How can a publication tell someone's eyes which skyline is better than what? Opinions aren't necessarily facts.

To most, New York has a better skyline an better architecture. The architecture style is far more diverse and dramatic.
 
Old 10-27-2009, 09:33 PM
 
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Well Chicago has wider streets and alleys. So SF is probably a little denser, and feels more crowded. While Chicago is taller and bigger bases plus more widespread. It certainly has nothing near as tall as the Sears Tower or near as wide as Merchandise Mart.
Having spent a good amount of time in SF and living in Chicago, it is no contest. SF, while dense compared to other cities, is not comparable to Chicago as far as tall building density (which I think this thread is about). SF is small and dense, Chicago's density covers a wider area and the height is staggering. Really, it's not really even a viable comparison. Like a previous poster said, it's NYC (which is actually on its own level), then Chicago, then big drop to everyone else. That said, the quality drop is not so far because SF is an urban delight. But please everyone.
 
Old 02-22-2010, 10:21 PM
 
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San Francisco is way better thank all these citys. It has a rich skyline, not boring. Different shapes and sizes of buildings. Way better agriculture. Its beatuiful here, from Napa Valley to Oakland. Its beautiful, nothing can compare to SF!
 
Old 02-22-2010, 11:18 PM
 
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Although I love San Francisco and prefer to live there over Chicago, Chicago's skyline is much bigger and more awe inspiring then San Francisco's.
 
Old 02-22-2010, 11:29 PM
 
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Honestly,Chicago,the perfect blend of old and new IMO and the height can make SF see underwhelming at times,but since I'm a homer and I can list more pros than cons for both I'm gonna say tie

The one spire to the right,not sure of the name has to be one of my favorites.
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