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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 02-07-2010, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Clayton, MO
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I can't edit my previous post but Clayton is 10min to the WEST of downtown St. Louis. Just west of Forest Park, the biggest and (1 of) the best urban park in the country.




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Completed in 1862, the Historic Old Courthouse takes you back to the time here when Dred and Harriet Scott, both slaves, pleaded with the court for their freedom. Virginia Minor also petitioned for women's right to vote in the 1870’s.

Visit a restored courtroom from the 1860s and view exhibits tracing the history of St. Louis. Murals depict historic events like the bloody attack on St. Louis by the British during the Revolutionary War.

Special exhibits change on a regular basis, so there's always something new to discover at the Historic Old Courthouse, which is a two-block walk from the Arch.

Gateway Arch Riverfront | Historic Old Courthouse (http://www.gatewayarch.com/Arch/info/act.courthouse.aspx - broken link)

 
Old 02-07-2010, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis City
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No matter how you spin it, the arch is there and makes STL one of the most recognizable skylines in the county. The picture in the original post does it no justice. I have been driving by the arch every day for 5 years and I am still in awe.
I have permission from the photographer
http://www.madnessmatrix.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/downtown-st-louis-skyline.jpg (broken link)
http://www.madnessmatrix.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/saintlouisskyline.jpg (broken link)
 
Old 02-08-2010, 12:47 PM
 
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Originally Posted by stlcitygirl View Post
No matter how you spin it, the arch is there and makes STL one of the most recognizable skylines in the county. The picture in the original post does it no justice. I have been driving by the arch every day for 5 years and I am still in awe.
I have permission from the photographer
We all know the Arch is in St. Louis. It doesn't, however, make the St. Louis skyline the second best in the Midwest.
 
Old 02-08-2010, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Fav angle of CLEVELAND: http://www.clevelandskyscrapers.com/...le071009_2.jpg

Recent pretty picture from the west bank of the Flats: http://i975.photobucket.com/albums/a...9_edited-1.jpg
 
Old 02-08-2010, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Since I'm from Minneapolis, I won't rank it to rule out bias.....but I've seen every other skyline in the Midwest and these would be my rankings, based on density, architecture and scale:

1. Chicago
2. Detroit
3. St. Louis
4. Cincinnati
5. Kansas City
 
Old 02-08-2010, 04:30 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Detroit, even if the Ren Cen is silly.
 
Old 02-08-2010, 04:33 PM
 
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Twin Cities, (Minneapolis): it has the largest and tallest skyline of the group
 
Old 02-08-2010, 08:19 PM
 
Location: USA
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I just like Cincinnati's skyline. The way it sneaks up on you being nestled between the hills is just pretty dam.n cool. The way the city is situated on the hills surrounding it just adds to its aura.
 
Old 02-11-2010, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Saint Louis City
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We all know the Arch is in St. Louis. It doesn't, however, make the St. Louis skyline the second best in the Midwest.
In your opinion. The only skylines IMO that top it, are maybe Minneapolis and Detroit. I will be in Minny next weekend, I will let you know when I get back. I do love the twin cities, great vibe.
 
Old 02-11-2010, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Saint Louis is probably the most recognizable skyline.

Without the arch St. Louis Reveals its true self
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