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View Poll Results: 2nd best
Detroit 78 15.69%
Indianapolis 22 4.43%
Cleveland 39 7.85%
Twin Cities 211 42.45%
Columbus 9 1.81%
Cincinnati 49 9.86%
St. Louis 50 10.06%
Kansas City 39 7.85%
Voters: 497. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-29-2009, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR -> Rocky River, OH
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I'm confused why Cleveland received so few of votes. I would say it has the most interesting/different/unique types of buildings of the cities mentions.

Minny can look very good at different angles. Those would be my top two...not sure of what order though.

 
Old 06-29-2009, 11:50 AM
 
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I'm confused why Cleveland received so few of votes. I would say it has the most interesting/different/unique types of buildings of the cities mentions.

Minny can look very good at different angles. Those would be my top two...not sure of what order though.
I don't understand it either... although I don't understand the results of 99% of the polls on this forum.

This post pretty much sums up Cleveland: http://www.city-data.com/forum/7770433-post91.html
 
Old 06-29-2009, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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I think the Cleveland skyline looks much less impressive than Minneapolis and Detroit. I do like it better than C-bus and Cincy.
 
Old 06-29-2009, 03:13 PM
 
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Chicago is the only midwest skyline that has changed drastically in the last 10 years. By drastically I mean if you are shown a picture of it, you can immediately and easily tell if it's from 1999 or 2009. That's what makes this poll so hard. Unless a skyline is timeless (like the ancient "skylines" of Europe with their magnificent castles and cathedrals), skylines become boring when they're stagnant. Even outside the midwest, look at Pittsburgh. You could show me a pic of the Pittsburgh skyline and I wouldn't be able to tell if it was taken yesterday or 15 years ago. It looks pretty much the same.
 
Old 06-29-2009, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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When is the transition between "stagnant" and "timeless?" How can a skyline become "timeless" if it's always changing?
 
Old 06-29-2009, 08:25 PM
 
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Detroit has a nice skyline but I absolutely cannot stand the Ren Cen.
Dude, I am SO with you on this one. Detroit has some great classic and Beaux Arts buildings, but RenCen just sucks the life out of that skyline. It's overpowering, unharmonious, ugly and sets apart from the rest of downtown Detroit. It looks like a spaceship that landed next to a normal, classic big city downtown. Awful; should be imploded tomorrow.
 
Old 06-29-2009, 08:30 PM
 
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I think the Cleveland skyline looks much less impressive than Minneapolis and Detroit. I do like it better than C-bus and Cincy.
I love Cleveland; it's my hometown. It's got some great downtown buildings, but a strong, harmonious skyline is not one of Cleveland's (many and considerable) strengths. Cleveland lacks skyscraper mass and it's really tall buildings (Terminal Tower, BP and, the best, Key Center) all appear standing apart, by themselves -- some approaches, like from the Rock Hall or Shoreway East are flattering to downtown Cleveland... However, I voted for Minny. Detroit could have gotten my vote, but for awful RenCen.
 
Old 06-30-2009, 09:12 PM
 
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Cleveland for sure. The lakefront cities have an unfair advantage though IMO.
 
Old 08-25-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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I think Minneapolis is one of the great skylines the world but Cincinnati takes my breath away.
 
Old 08-25-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Duh people, isn't it obvious that Omaha is a close second behind Chicago on this one.
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