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View Poll Results: Best Skyline!
Houston 144 36.27%
Philadelphia 253 63.73%
Voters: 397. You may not vote on this poll

Unread 05-23-2009, 08:17 PM
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Default Philadelphia vs. Houston

Which city has the best skyline?





Last edited by JMT; 09-04-2012 at 02:50 PM..

Unread 05-23-2009, 08:26 PM
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Thats a old Philly Skyline Pic, here is a more current one:

Unread 05-23-2009, 09:00 PM
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Houston's skyline is really tall, but bland. Philly's skyline has density and character...I vote Philly.
Unread 05-23-2009, 09:13 PM
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Philly's skyline has that older look to it. I think modern skyscrapers are so ugly. I also much prefer cities with a historic feel. \
Unread 05-24-2009, 07:26 PM
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jluke, those skyline photos of houston don't do houston any justice at all.
Unread 05-25-2009, 10:28 AM
Location: Roselle, NJ
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Density is an important factor for a skyline to look its best. Philadelphia
Unread 05-25-2009, 01:26 PM
Location: Houston
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I voted for Philly because It has a more recognizable skyline.
Unread 05-25-2009, 11:27 PM
Location: Houston
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I'd vote Philly. Houston lacks density, but you have to admit the 2nd picture of Houston (showcasing all of the business district skylines) is impressive though. When and if they ever fill those gaps in the skyline, it would definitely be a skyline to reckon with.
Unread 05-26-2009, 08:37 AM
Location: Houston, TX
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Neither of those Houston photos do the city any justice. The first one barely shows half the buildings in downtown, and the second doesn't even show downtown Houston at all! The second photo is shot from downtown looking at the Galleria area.

Here are a few decent shots of Houston's skylines (sourced from google images):
http://valine.org/pics/jul9-4.jpg (broken link)

And to whoever said Houston's skyline lacks character... Really?!

Look... I really like Philly. I really do. But, I don't feel any urge to knock it in order to feel good about where I live or about Houston in general. When I look at either skyline, I see tons of character.

Last edited by JMT; 09-04-2012 at 02:47 PM..
Unread 05-26-2009, 07:23 PM
Location: São Paulo
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I choose Philly, because it's one of my favorites...however I do love the Houston skyline. I would love it if they could replace some of the parking lots downtown with some form of development. It doesn't even have to be more skyscrapers. Low-rise buildings add much more to the street-level of a city than a skyscraper does. It could turn Houston into one of the more impressive downtowns in the country!
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