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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

 
 
Old 08-12-2012, 11:15 AM
 
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An it be about basilicas? Because Minneapolis has the basilica. Which is bigger than most cathedrals.
Still smaller than St. Paul's cathedral, though

 
Old 08-12-2012, 02:38 PM
 
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Still smaller than St. Paul's cathedral, though
Ah, yes. Very much so.
 
Old 08-12-2012, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Rochester, MN
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Minneapolis and Saint Paul have separate downtowns and each have their own skyline. Two skylines cannot count as one. I would say Minneapolis is 2nd best, but there can't be two second best skylines.
 
Old 08-12-2012, 06:24 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Minneapolis and Saint Paul have separate downtowns and each have their own skyline. Two skylines cannot count as one. I would say Minneapolis is 2nd best, but there can't be two second best skylines.
People who don't live there don't understand this.

Coming from a Fort Worth native, trust me.
 
Old 08-13-2012, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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People who don't live there don't understand this.

Coming from a Fort Worth native, trust me.
Yet most people I've come across ask me if Minneapolis and St. Paul are truly right next to eachother....like it's made up that two cities could be that close to eachother. Now I'm not sure if they're talking about the city core or downtown or what, but there's always confusion there and it's usually in the form of doubt. For all I know people who see Minneapolis' skyline might think that it's Minneapolis AND St. Paul combined, instead of just one city. St. Paul gets photographed much less often than Minneapolis and very few people could identify it in a line up (same with Minneapolis or Fort Worth too, I suppose).
 
Old 08-13-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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Yet most people I've come across ask me if Minneapolis and St. Paul are truly right next to eachother....like it's made up that two cities could be that close to eachother. Now I'm not sure if they're talking about the city core or downtown or what, but there's always confusion there and it's usually in the form of doubt. For all I know people who see Minneapolis' skyline might think that it's Minneapolis AND St. Paul combined, instead of just one city. St. Paul gets photographed much less often than Minneapolis and very few people could identify it in a line up (same with Minneapolis or Fort Worth too, I suppose).
One of the aspects I never got. Dallas doesn't need Fort Worth, San Francisco doesn't need Oakland, Tampa doesn't need St. Pete yet it's like Minneapolis needs St. Paul.
 
Old 08-13-2012, 01:26 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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It sucks, but it's part of being in a metro area like that.
 
Old 08-13-2012, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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I don't know, but here are some pics I took of the last place cities. Both have pretty decent skylines.








































Last edited by kcmo; 08-13-2012 at 02:22 PM.. Reason: Max of 6 images per post.
 
Old 08-14-2012, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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I'm still really, really confused about why people think Detroit has a bad skyline. To me, it's certainly top four in the Midwest (Chicago is the obvious #1, and then Minneapolis, Detroit, and Cincy are really the three other most notable and striking skylines).

Is it the Ren Center? I don't mind the Ren Center....certainly don't think it ruins the rest of the skyline or anything. Can you elaborate for me about why Detroit shouldn't be up there at all?

By the way, I'm not being contentious or trying to pick a fight or anything....you have a right to your opinion, I'm just honestly curious...
I will tell you why to be honest, the tall buiildings on the right all look the same making it stand out alot more then the other buildings, then between the tall building on the right and left they buildings are very small and look weak then theres a random spike on the right. Thats my opinon the the skyline looks unbalanced. The skyline is pretty dont get me wrong but there alot of stuff going wrong in the skyline that makes me want to say detroit is not the second best in the midwest.
 
Old 08-14-2012, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Suburbs of Cleveland
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I thought Minneapolis was just another skyline until I drove through it at night, it was pretty amazing, especially with a smaller building that lit up blue waves on the top.
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