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View Poll Results: L.A or Houston??
L.A 32 61.54%
Houston 20 38.46%
Voters: 52. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-26-2009, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Bellaire...Texas
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Which city has a better skyline and economy? I know there will be trouble in this thread but I want to settle this.

Houston skyline is quite Large and still is growing (ranked 3rd best in the U.S)

Diff skylines in Houston:uptown/galleria, midtown, downtown, allen parkway, west katy area, TMC, herman park area, Greenspoint, westchase, the woodlands, energy corridor and other areas.

Maybe someone from L.A could say the diff skylines there?

I really like both cities but my vote goes to Houston.

Someone provoked me to do this,

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Anyway.. which has a better Skyline... L.A or Houston???

Last edited by Bo; 02-03-2009 at 09:52 PM.. Reason: Photos were deleted rather than linked to better enable members to better read the OP and stay on topic.

 
Old 01-26-2009, 07:57 PM
 
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Absolutely LA. Even aside from the towers, downtown and western LA are amazingly dense with low rises. There are a lot of 7-10 story buildings that don't even really register with the skyline when you're miles away, but that's a lot of mass.
 
Old 01-26-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Smile Of course L.A. will win This is apples to oranges

Comparing L.A. to Houston is absurd. A better comparison for L.A would be San Diego or San Francisco. For Houston would be Atlanta or Dallas or Miami.
 
Old 01-26-2009, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Bellaire...Texas
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Comparing L.A. to Houston is absurd. A better comparison for L.A would be San Diego or San Francisco. For Houston would be Atlanta or Dallas or Miami.

Hell no.

4th largest city vs 2nd largest city (skyline not life in these cities).
 
Old 01-26-2009, 08:32 PM
 
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Definitely LA
 
Old 01-26-2009, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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LA metro = 12.9 million; Houston metro = 5.6 million= Poor Comparison. Btw, who ranks Houston's skyline as third? As if there is some sort of rigorous standard for ranking skylines.
 
Old 01-26-2009, 08:55 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Great - we have a winner!

L.A.

See? Wasn't that fun?

UPDATED: We have a new room home for these! Reopened. Yay for you skyline zombies.

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Old 01-29-2009, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Hell no.

4th largest city vs 2nd largest city (skyline not life in these cities).

Nobody goes by City Limit population numbers.

Houston is the fourth largest on PAPER ONLY. It doesn't mean anything in the grand scheme of things. It's an artificial boundary.

L.A. by a mile.
 
Old 01-29-2009, 10:36 AM
 
Location: West Seattle, WA
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I feel that Houston offers a far better quality of life (unless you are very rich).
 
Old 01-29-2009, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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^Oh, I would totally agree on that score.

But for skyline? No contest, IMO.
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