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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 08-16-2012, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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I am surprised that Detroit isn't doing better in this poll. I voted for Minneapolis but I think Detroit has an equally valid claim on the #2 spot. It may have the best collection of pre-WWII skyscrapers in the US in a city not named New York or Chicago.
The majority of people like me just dont think detroit belongs at second place maybe fourth or fifth to be honest. The skyline just looks to weird for me like me and others who dont know the city and are not used to it.

 
Old 08-24-2012, 11:06 PM
 
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well as a pilot i've pretty much seen em all, I guess I would judge the city on more than just how many sky scrapers are in the metro region, limit it to downtown, take into account the design of the buildings minn is def on top, then its a toss up between indy and cinnci apologies to st. louis and detroit but your cities are dingy even from the air it just screams i do not want to drive through this town. cleveland is dull, as is columbus and nobody cares about kc. anyway just a bit of info for my home city pride, INDIANAPOLIS, 2nd largest state capital after phoenix which only recently overtook it, more memorials and parkways than any other city than washington d.c. canal is beautiful, cathedral of the scottish rite, union station, circle center mall right on downtown, brick roads, horse drawn carriages, 2 new stadiums, 2 new skyscrapers, central access to cinci, chicago, detroit, st. louis, and louisville.
 
Old 08-24-2012, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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well as a pilot i've pretty much seen em all, I guess I would judge the city on more than just how many sky scrapers are in the metro region, limit it to downtown, take into account the design of the buildings minn is def on top, then its a toss up between indy and cinnci apologies to st. louis and detroit but your cities are dingy even from the air it just screams i do not want to drive through this town. cleveland is dull, as is columbus and nobody cares about kc. anyway just a bit of info for my home city pride, INDIANAPOLIS, 2nd largest state capital after phoenix which only recently overtook it, more memorials and parkways than any other city than washington d.c. canal is beautiful, cathedral of the scottish rite, union station, circle center mall right on downtown, brick roads, horse drawn carriages, 2 new stadiums, 2 new skyscrapers, central access to cinci, chicago, detroit, st. louis, and louisville.
Oh dear God!

Thanks for the props for Minneapolis but your assessment of STL, Detroit, or KC are just SO off it's clear you need to be grounded to reality!
 
Old 08-24-2012, 11:39 PM
 
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Oh dear God!

Thanks for the props for Minneapolis but your assessment of STL, Detroit, or KC are just SO off it's clear you need to be grounded to reality!
Agreed. I second this.
 
Old 09-25-2012, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, Isanti County, MN
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I hate to bring back a month old thread, but I just got back from Minneapolis, and there is no other city in the midwest, aside from Chicago, that can touch their skyline.

Detroit? No. I'm from Detroit. Love the old architecture. The skyline is nice, but it is a relic.....and there are no good views of it coming into town on any of the freeways in the area. You have to be on the river or at odd spots in the city (Comerica Park, Greektown casino) to get those buildings to line up for you.

I hadn't been to Minneapolis for a few years, and had never experienced their skyline from several angles - at night in particular - the way I did on this trip. The best, IMO, is coming in from the east on I-94W. Once you get right on top of the city the skyline is just magnificent with the way the buildings rise up together with their brilliant lighting. It took my breath away. The views from the N, S, and W were nearly as impressive. Especially love the far away view of Minneapolis coming in from the S on I-35.....the buildings jutting up from a long blanket of trees on the horizon. Really cool. After seeing all this, I remembered this thread, and just had to revive it. Hope no one minds.
 
Old 09-25-2012, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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well as a pilot i've pretty much seen em all, I guess I would judge the city on more than just how many sky scrapers are in the metro region, limit it to downtown, take into account the design of the buildings minn is def on top, then its a toss up between indy and cinnci apologies to st. louis and detroit but your cities are dingy even from the air it just screams i do not want to drive through this town. cleveland is dull, as is columbus and nobody cares about kc. anyway just a bit of info for my home city pride, INDIANAPOLIS, 2nd largest state capital after phoenix which only recently overtook it, more memorials and parkways than any other city than washington d.c. canal is beautiful, cathedral of the scottish rite, union station, circle center mall right on downtown, brick roads, horse drawn carriages, 2 new stadiums, 2 new skyscrapers, central access to cinci, chicago, detroit, st. louis, and louisville.
Wow get back to reality, Indianapolis is a bluff of air compared to Cinci, st. louis, Minneapolis and detroit these cities are the real arguments, not to mention Cleveland is pretty nice too, most people would agree cleveland is also better then Indy too. What i just said is reality!
 
Old 09-25-2012, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Greater Boston
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I would rank Cleveland as second because it has a really good skyline for a city of its size that interacts nicely with Lake Erie and has a variety of different types of buildings. St. Louis would be third because of the how iconic it is which the Arch and the River.MSP would be fourth, Cincy would be fifth because i love their new skyscraper and the rest of the skyline just screams american heartland. Indianapolis would be 6. Detroit would be 7 because I don't exactly love how the GM buildings in Detroit are separated from the rest of the city and how the 4 smaller towers look exactly the same, but without the GM buildings I would probably rank detroit as 5. and eighth place for me would be Kansas city.
 
Old 09-25-2012, 10:01 PM
 
Location: MN
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I would rank Cleveland as second because it has a really good skyline for a city of its size that interacts nicely with Lake Erie and has a variety of different types of buildings. St. Louis would be third because of the how iconic it is which the Arch and the River.MSP would be fourth, Cincy would be fifth because i love their new skyscraper and the rest of the skyline just screams american heartland. Indianapolis would be 6. Detroit would be 7 because I don't exactly love how the GM buildings in Detroit are separated from the rest of the city and how the 4 smaller towers look exactly the same, but without the GM buildings I would probably rank detroit as 5. and eighth place for me would be Kansas city.
You and anybody else is off their rocker if they think Minneapolis isn't #2. "MSP would be 4th" and you rank St. Louis 3rd because "of the river". Minneapolis sits on the same said river.
 
Old 09-25-2012, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Greater Boston
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You and anybody else is off their rocker if they think Minneapolis isn't #2. "MSP would be 4th" and you rank St. Louis 3rd because "of the river". Minneapolis sits on the same said river.
i was actually looking at St. pauls skyline instead of minneapolis'. i would put minneapolis at 3 now that i found minneapolis' skyline.
 
Old 09-26-2012, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Cambridge, Isanti County, MN
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i was actually looking at St. pauls skyline instead of minneapolis'. i would put minneapolis at 3 now that i found minneapolis' skyline.
Go to Minneapolis. Drive the skyline both day and night. It will leave no doubt as to who's #2.
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