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View Poll Results: Which skyline is better:
Chicago 397 87.25%
Miami 58 12.75%
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:03 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Going to have to vote for Miami once again. Miami has one of the most beautiful (and clean) skylines in the world. I've been to both, and Miami has Chicago beat hands down. However, when the new Chicago Spire is built, its going to make it a much tougher call. I would like to see some taller buildings going up in Miami (and some lower rents to boot).
They got that good ganja in your part of the country, I see.
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: São Paulo
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Going to have to vote for Miami once again. Miami has one of the most beautiful (and clean) skylines in the world. I've been to both, and Miami has Chicago beat hands down. However, when the new Chicago Spire is built, its going to make it a much tougher call. I would like to see some taller buildings going up in Miami (and some lower rents to boot).
Well at least you're being objective. Afterall, Miami does tend to dominate Chicago in every facet of skylines...

Size: Chicago
Height: Chicago
Density: Chicago
Street Level: Chicago
Architecture: Chicago
Architectural Diversity: Chicago

Hmm...maybe you can give us some insight as to where you came to the conclusion that Miami's skyline has Chicago beat "hands down".
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Nevernever land
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This is an easy one. Chicago's skyline blows Miami away.

I think Miami's skyline is highly overrated. There is no density. All of the skyscrapers are about the same height. Plus, they are all built within the last ten years. They kind of all look the same and are boxy like.This makes for a characterless skyline. See Dubai for example. There is just not enough history to Miami's skyline. You have what was put up in the eighties and what they have put up this decade. You only have about two or three decades of architectural stock.

Miami is better than some, but personally, I just think that it is ranked way to high. To put it against Chicago is silly and laughable.
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:39 PM
 
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Was this thread even necessary? Honestly, the Chicago skyline kicks 10 different kinds of crap out of Miami's.
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Old 12-22-2009, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Miami, Florida
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I think Miami's skyline is highly overrated.
If you are referring to this source, I'm inclined to agree with you. There is a lot a I don't agree with on this World's Best Skylines list.

The World's Best Skylines

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Miami is better than some, but personally, I just think that it is ranked way too high.
As compared to what? It might not be 3rd best in the U.S. in many people's eyes, but it is now statistically 3rd largest in the U.S. based on the number of tall buildings overall that made it to construction in the 21st century.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2511/...50ebe385_b.jpg

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Old 12-22-2009, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Miami, Florida
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I think Miami's skyline is highly overrated. There is no density.
Whatever you say. You can't even see the entire Miami skyline in any of these pictures of mine.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3068/...836e87d1_b.jpg
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Miami, Florida
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This aerial isn't one of mine. Someone from the Miami forum found it on Flickr, and it's a great overview of the city. The seaplane tours I use for my aerials don't fly this high.

wiew of Downtown Miami on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/42190883@N07/4106918409/ - broken link)

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Old 12-23-2009, 03:03 PM
 
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This is the worst poll ever. Its like comparing New Yorks public transit to Atlanta's.
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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Miami is definitely a brighter looking city,the buildings aren't drab like most of Chicago has,though Chicago has more buildings and density.
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Capitol Hill - Seattle
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Both cities truly have amazing skylines, but Chicago wins it for me right now. I love the mix of architecture from old to new. Miami will continue to grow and expand though, and it's definitely no slouch. It's the second best skyline on the East Coast for sure.
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