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View Poll Results: Which Mega City Skyline is your favorite?
Chicago 149 41.39%
New York 211 58.61%
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:53 PM
 
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Even New York acknowledges that^^^

 
Old 02-28-2009, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Chicago - mudhole in the prairie...
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Here's the bottomline: New York's skyline is much bigger and more diverse. Chicago's skyline in my opinion, is just as intimidating as New York's and that is mainly because the Sears, Hancock, and Aon are probably the most intimidating skyscrapers any skyline can have.
Intimidating? In New York you walk around tall buildings all the time, so you do not get intimidated by them - at least not until you look up.

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Old 02-28-2009, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Oahu
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Yeah, Sears is like the Darth Vader or skyscrapers and Hancock isn't that far behind. AON is just like a sinlge version of WTC, though. Notihng really special.
 
Old 02-28-2009, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Wauwatosa
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But trees, boats and blue waters are hardly architecture and bridges and monuments definetely are. Chicago skyline is very one-dimensional, either you look at it from the lake or it does not look good at all. New York skyline has many points from which it looks breathtaking. (see my post above) Chicago skyline compared to it looks very suburbian as it is just a facade on the lake front.
Next time you are in the city take Staten Island ferry and on the way back to Manhattan take some pictures. You may actually see not only little boats and Battery Park but some real oceanic cruise ships.
Already did that took a ride out on some massive orange ferry boat, that everyone was happy the mayor made free instead of a $1 each way. The terminal was a dump with birds flying around in there. Been there, done that
 
Old 02-28-2009, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Chicago - mudhole in the prairie...
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Already did that took a ride out on some massive orange ferry boat, that everyone was happy the mayor made free instead of a $1 each way. The terminal was a dump with birds flying around in there. Been there, done that
Do it again then. And catch a show while you in the city, too.
 
Old 02-28-2009, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Wauwatosa
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Do it again then. And catch a show while you in the city, too.
I have nothing bad to say about NYC dementor. Just acknowledge the fact that Chicago is a decent city, and this whole thing is over
 
Old 02-28-2009, 11:27 PM
 
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Chicago's four tower's all exceeding well over 1,000 feet are probably the only reason Chicago is even compared to NYC which is amazing considering NYC is so much larger. Chicago 2016
 
Old 03-01-2009, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Chicago - mudhole in the prairie...
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I have nothing bad to say about NYC dementor. Just acknowledge the fact that Chicago is a decent city, and this whole thing is over
A decent city with substandard roads, weak cultural life, greasy food, rampant corruption and full of narrowminded, judgemental people? Fuhgetaboutit.
 
Old 03-01-2009, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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A decent city with substandard roads, weak cultural life, greasy food, rampant corruption and full of narrowminded, judgemental people? Fuhgetaboutit.

I like the greasy American food. The roads don't affect my happiness. The corruption sucks. The culture of the city is great (all of the alleys, the converted tenament houses, Chicago fire, etc). And the people are very laid back and level headed.

But this thread is about skylines.

What are your favorite buildings in the NY skyline dementor?
 
Old 03-01-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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We can always count on bigcityguy to post pictures to prove our points

Your welcome Rachael and Dementor.
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