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Old 03-31-2009, 11:08 PM
 
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ive always loved city skylines. when i was a kid i used to spend alot of time drawing city skylines from photos id seen. there are lots of mediocre city skylines, but they all look better lit up at night thats for sure. upclose i prefer the cities that havent torn down all the old structures, and replaced them with look a like vertical ice cube tray type buildings. they look ok at night when lit up, but certainly nothing stimulating in design.

i lived in san antonio and was disappointed in their skyline, i guess i expected more as its such a large city. but they have kept some of the older smaller structures that add some original flavor to the city. i didnt think buffalo looks so bad in the pics i saw of it, but natives would certainly know better than i would. ive included a link with probably a so so shot of the city, the brief opinion of the person is that the city could look better than it does now and that one of the buildings lit during holidays isnt lit any other time. thats a nice shot of abq at night, but im not thrilled with the bland new buildings. that bank of the west building is plain ugly in the daylight. phoenix wasnt so great but i dont know id call it the worst. but for the size of the city i see what you mean, its not so grand as one might expect. oh, another one i thought of, i dont think austin, tx has a very great skyline either.

of course you cant expect a lubbock or a smaller city skyline to be as grand as a one much larger. wichita falls, now theres a skyline.. -smile-. id be curious to know which small city pple think has the best looking skyline too. i mean metro area, cuz cinci isnt that large in city population but their metro is a pretty good sized. anyway i enjoyed this topic.


Buffalo Rising | Scoping Out Our City's Skyline

i found another shot of buffalo's skyline, i think it looks nice from this angle, and at night. certainly as good as any pics ive seen of san antonio.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/deeva/2491441748/ (broken link)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/45504212@N00/2025998825/ (broken link)

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Old 04-01-2009, 12:56 AM
 
Location: yeah
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When I visited San Jose for the first time I was trying to figure out where the downtown was...before I realized I was in it!
There's no foolin' you!
 
Old 04-01-2009, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Oahu
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Is there a reason that you're so defensive, krudmonk?
 
Old 04-01-2009, 08:19 AM
 
Location: yeah
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Is there a reason that you're so defensive, krudmonk?
Yes, I was abused as a child.
 
Old 04-01-2009, 09:12 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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For their size San Jose and Phoenix's skylines are so blah. I guess there are reasons; earthquakes and airplanes, still, they should've just moved the airport in Phoenix.
 
Old 04-01-2009, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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For their size San Jose and Phoenix's skylines are so blah. I guess there are reasons; earthquakes and airplanes, still, they should've just moved the airport in Phoenix.
Do the height of skylines really matter that much? I don't think Phoenix's is really that bad. I generally think of San Jose as almost a suburb of San Francisco, as Orange County is to Los Angeles, so it gets a pass. Another skyline I like that I think is really underrated is New Orleans.
 
Old 04-01-2009, 12:41 PM
 
Location: yeah
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I generally think of San Jose as almost a suburb of San Francisco
Generally think harder.
 
Old 04-01-2009, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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At street level, most downtowns in America are equally dead. Too many people love to focus on skylines because that's basically all they have to talk about.
 
Old 04-01-2009, 12:51 PM
 
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Yes, I was abused as a child.
That's what I was thinking, thanks. Where did he touch you? Show me on the doll.
 
Old 04-01-2009, 12:52 PM
 
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That's what I was thinking, thanks. Where did he touch you? Show me on the doll.
"He?"
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