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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 08-26-2009, 10:25 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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The Arch alone gets my vote.

 
Old 08-26-2009, 10:48 AM
 
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The Arch alone gets my vote.
I understand the Arch is iconic, but in no way does it place St. Louis behind Chicago in terms of Midwestern skylines.
 
Old 08-26-2009, 11:03 AM
 
Location: LaSalle Park / St. Louis
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St. Louis is not 2nd behind CHI but you can not dismiss the arch. It's there, period. And it makes the skyline unique, recognizable and all that.
So...imo, St. Louis because of the arch (and maybe even w/o it) is a better skyline than KC and a lot of other downtowns with similiar hght. and size.
 
Old 08-26-2009, 11:38 AM
 
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I also voted for the Twin Cities. I think it is a close skyline comparison between Cleveland, Detroit, and Minneapolis. Detroit, IMO, doesn't really have an impressive skyline for its size although it is pretty. Cleveland I think has the best skyline for its size, but Twin Cities is just absolutely stunning.
 
Old 08-26-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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St. Louis is not 2nd behind CHI but you can not dismiss the arch. It's there, period. And it makes the skyline unique, recognizable and all that.
So...imo, St. Louis because of the arch (and maybe even w/o it) is a better skyline than KC and a lot of other downtowns with similiar hght. and size.

LOLLOLOLOL


With the arch, STL has a skyline that is noticeable anywhere, and it is only because of the arch. Without the arch, your skyline is small, not very dense and and no height. Architecture it doesn't compare to KCs art deco. The arch is the only single thing that makes STL even have a noticeable skyline.

STL skyline minus arch:

http://images2c.snapfish.com/2323232...49%3B%3Bnu0mrj


And here is with arch and a must better picture I admit:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._2007_edit.jpg


How that could beat KC is beyond me, especially without the arch.


This is a crappy picture of KC and still looks better then STL at any angle IMO

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...geEnhanced.png

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Old 08-26-2009, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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i'm surprised that the TC has that much of a lead. i voted Detroit.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3103/...6e3b0c6a_o.jpg
 
Old 08-26-2009, 04:57 PM
 
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http://pics4.city-data.com/cpicv/vfiles16770.jpg
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/8...kyline4sb5.jpg

Cleveland gets no love. I guess the media REALLY has persuaded people to hate this city... it's a shame.

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Old 08-26-2009, 05:11 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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^I've never seen Cleveland's skyline from that angle. I know it doesn't have a lot of tall towers, but it's denser than I've given it credit for in the past.
 
Old 08-26-2009, 05:11 PM
 
Location: MN
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The tallest building in Cleveland and the tall Wells Fargo tower in Minneapolis are replicas. Made by the same architect, just Clevelands is a little shorter
 
Old 08-26-2009, 05:15 PM
 
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Cleveland does look pretty nice!

You know, honestly a lot of the downtowns of different places look pretty nice, and some of the best things people never really see because they are at street level when your walking down them. I guess we are talking specifically skylines tho... Clevelands isnt huge (then again whats considered huge after Chicago and NYC?) but it looks good...
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