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Old 08-29-2011, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Atlanta the Beautiful
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So glad we got some Atlanta ones again.

 
Old 02-16-2012, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Sorry to revive this thread but

Top 5 for me

1. NYC (Obviously, used to be second but with 1WTC almost complete and all the supertalls under construction/proposed NYC is back on top)
2. Chicago (Obviously)
3. Philadelphia (Great mix of old and new)
4. San Fransisco
5. Pittsburgh

Honorable Mentions (San Fran, Boston, LA, Houston, Dallas, San Diego, Miami, Atlanta, Denver, Minneapolis, Charlotte)

What people seem to not understand or not know about Philadelphia is the Gentleman's Agreement limited height to no higher then City Hall until it was uplifted in 1984 to construct One Liberty Place. Since then Philadelphia has wasted no time in building high and catching up with the rest of the cities in the US. In fact Philadelphia is one of the few cities in the US with two towers higher than 900 feet. That's pretty impressive with only 28 years to build higher then 548 ft (the height of City Hall). Yet the urban planning and architecture in Philadelphia are still outstanding. You can't name more then two buildings that aren't atleast attractive in Philadelphia (I'm looking at you One and Two Commerce Square)

In fact, the skyline of Philadelphia is so long, the whole thing has to be captured in a picture from the air in panorama.

Sorry but had to defend my hometown guys. This is all purely my opinion.

Now for some pics of Philly posted by LSyd on the Skyscraperpage forum a few years back.

air pano2.JPG photo - lsyd photos at pbase.com
link to the full panorama (University City is on the left. Quickly extending or giving Philly a second Skyline)










File:Philly skyline.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Picture Philly | Philadelphia Skyline


File:Philadelphia skyline from south street bridge.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania city skyline pic in USA

Lets not forget University City, which is quickly giving Philadlephia a second Skyline (in the foreground)



Enjoy the myriad of pictures =)

Last edited by Marka; 10-26-2013 at 03:16 AM..
 
Old 02-16-2012, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Bentonville, AR
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New York
Chicago
Seattle
San Francisco
Pittsburgh
 
Old 02-16-2012, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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In terms of height:

1. NYC
2. Chicago
3. Houston
4. Los Angeles
5. Dallas

In terms of size:

1. NYC
2. Chicago
3. Los Angeles
4. San Francisco

User:Raime/Skyline rankings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
Old 02-18-2012, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Default According to Emporis

It is
@1 New York 578

@2 Chicago 282

@3 Miami 79

@4 Houston 78

@5 San Francisco 68

@6 Honolulu 59

@7 Atlanta 56

@ 8 LA 55

LV 51
Philly 40

than Boston then Dallas then Seattle

Seattle is so pretty with the mountains and the hills prop up the skyscrapers to make them look bigger.
 
Old 02-18-2012, 02:44 PM
 
Location: MIA/DC
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New York
Chicago
Miami/SF
Houston/Atlanta
Dallas/LA
 
Old 02-18-2012, 03:13 PM
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KingKrab View Post
my personal opinion is if you don't have Pittsburgh in your top 5 then you have some biased hatred for true beauty.
Wow...um...guess we've been told? Oh sorry, it's "just your personal opinion," so that makes it ok to say things that are ridiculous?

Pittsburgh has an awesome skyline. It is not top 5, however. Mine would be Chicago, NY, San Fran, Seattle, and Philly for top 5.

Quote:
My photos. I don't use other people's photos and post them on the net with no credit to the photographer like majority of the people on this site. That is just lame.
You seem to have a lot of animosity for people that you don't know, huh?

But you're right. It is kinda lame. I think that there is a rule about how you need to credit photographers, but maybe I'm thinking of skyscrapercity.

Quote:
Rivers, architecture, hills, trollys. Pittsburgh has everything to make an attractive city setting.
Pittsburgh doesn't have trolleys. It has the Duquesne Incline. Big difference.

The hills are a nice backdrop, though. My only problem with Pittsburgh is from some vantage points you can't see the skyline for the hills. On top of the hills, it's a spectacular view. On the opposite side of a hill, though, it's like....skyline? What skyline???
 
Old 02-18-2012, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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NYC/Chicago tie
Seattle
SF
Philly

Big gap...# 5 is a tossup
 
Old 02-18-2012, 09:29 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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The NYC skyline looks good in this artistic winter rendition.

 
Old 02-18-2012, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Summersm343 View Post
Sorry to revive this thread but

Top 5 for me

1. NYC (Obviously, used to be second but with 1WTC almost complete and all the supertalls under construction/proposed NYC is back on top)
2. Chicago (Obviously)
3. Philadelphia (Great mix of old and new)
4. San Fransisco
5. Pittsburgh

Honorable Mentions (San Fran, Boston, LA, Houston, Dallas, San Diego, Miami, Atlanta, Denver, Minneapolis, Charlotte)
Wow!!! San Francisco gets a number 4 ranking and an honorable mention?
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