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View Poll Results: Skyline Battle: Boston Vs Minneapolis
Boston 92 40.71%
Minneapolis 134 59.29%
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:11 AM
 
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Boston has a miniscule skyline for a major city.

Minneapolis has a better skyline.

 
Old 02-25-2011, 05:03 PM
 
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Thumbs down Boston

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Originally Posted by adambos View Post
How is Boston losing this?? I know boston isn't chicago or nyc or anything but jesus, its waaaay bigger than mineapolis. much more impressive.
are you kidding me?!

boston has a horrible skyline. It is messy, spread out, it has no dominant buildings, and almost all of them are ugly. The only good part is the area with the hancock building or whatever. the rest is just a bunch of identical buildings with a couple random super-ugly ones here and there. Since there are no dominant buildings in the financial district it just looks like one super long brick building, especially at night. the only good glassy building is the hancock building.

In conclusion, the boston skyline is one of the worst in the country, after Detroit.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Long Beach
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Boston's skyline I believe is the 9th largest, Minneapolis' is 15th.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Long Beach
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are you kidding me?!

boston has a horrible skyline. It is messy, spread out, it has no dominant buildings, and almost all of them are ugly. The only good part is the area with the hancock building or whatever. the rest is just a bunch of identical buildings with a couple random super-ugly ones here and there. Since there are no dominant buildings in the financial district it just looks like one super long brick building, especially at night. the only good glassy building is the hancock building.

In conclusion, the boston skyline is one of the worst in the country, after Detroit.
My guess is you haven't left your middle america haven...no one does "city" like the northeast.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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My guess is that you've never been to Minneapolis.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 04:52 PM
 
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I pick Minneapolis, Boston's skyline is boooooooring. Sure it has size, but nothing jumps out at you, there is really nothing eye-catching about it.
 
Old 02-27-2011, 03:04 AM
 
Location: Long Beach
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My guess is that you've never been to Minneapolis.
Why would I need to go to Minneapolis? I'm from Boston and now live in LA.

I don't shop at Target and I don't eat cereal.

but I do enjoy that freedom stuff hard fought by those rabblerousers known as Bostonians.
 
Old 02-27-2011, 04:24 PM
 
Location: MN
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Why would I need to go to Minneapolis? I'm from Boston and now live in LA.

I don't shop at Target and I don't eat cereal.

but I do enjoy that freedom stuff hard fought by those rabblerousers known as Bostonians.
Yeah, but you probably use goods created by Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing - 3M

or Best Buy...

don't come knocking when your body starts to fail and you need a device made by Medtronic
 
Old 02-27-2011, 04:25 PM
 
Location: MN
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Boston's skyline I believe is the 9th largest, Minneapolis' is 15th.
Using what methodology?

Density?
Hight?
# of high rises?
 
Old 02-27-2011, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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My guess is you haven't left your middle america haven...no one does "city" like the northeast.
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Why would I need to go to Minneapolis? I'm from Boston and now live in LA.
The point being that you accuse somebody of making a judgement without knowing what they are talking about then you do the same thing.

Why would I need to go to Boston? I'm from New York and now live in Minneapolis.

I've been to Boston btw, it is more urban than Minneapolis but Minneapolis probably has a higher standard of living.
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