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View Poll Results: Skyline Battle: Boston Vs Minneapolis
Boston 92 40.71%
Minneapolis 134 59.29%
Voters: 226. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-06-2011, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Long Beach
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The cost of living in those cities is through the roof. In Minneapolis someone with a blue collar job can afford to buy a house in a neighborhood that isn't a slum. Try that in Boston, San Francisco or Honolulu. This creates a degree of social justice that doesn't exist in the big cities on the coasts.

The ratio of pay to cost of living is strongly in Minneapolis' favor. It has a coastal pay scale with Midwestern prices. I say this from experience. I am a chef, financially I live better here than I would in any of the places you mentioned; and probably better than most other places in the country.
Well that is you specifically rather than the population in general. Which of course is how the decide these things. They tend to ask more than just one person...

 
Old 03-06-2011, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Could be because they don't all share your opinion.
Yeah, that would be a good awnser. I guess thats not going to always be the case (that the city i like will win) Hmm
 
Old 03-06-2011, 11:40 PM
 
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How can Minneapolis possibly be winning this? There skyline IMO is Pathetic compared to bosto...
Have you been to either city?
 
Old 03-07-2011, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Denver
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How can Minneapolis possibly be winning this? There skyline IMO is Pathetic compared to bosto...
Even though Boston has more buildings, I think Minneapolis should be considered one of the most beautiful skylines in the country. I think due to its architecture and layout, Minneapolis could be one of the Top 5 skylines in the country. Behind New York, Chicago, Philadelphia--and maybe Miami & SF--I see a strong argument for Minneapolis to be the next best skyline.
 
Old 03-07-2011, 11:16 AM
 
Location: MN
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Even though Boston has more buildings, I think Minneapolis should be considered one of the most beautiful skylines in the country. I think due to its architecture and layout, Minneapolis could be one of the Top 5 skylines in the country. Behind New York, Chicago, Philadelphia--and maybe Miami & SF--I see a strong argument for Minneapolis to be the next best skyline.
You're such a 'non-homer'

I agree though. I don't know how Boston's density and age plays a role in it's skyline/high rise development. Minneapolis has plenty of space to grow, so how that plays into a skyline, it's either good or bad. With room to build out, you sacrafice the ability to build up, which creates a better skyline.

Minneapolis has plenty of NIMBYs that refuse to have high rises go up in any neighborhood not downtown. I think as the edges of downtown start to build condos and office buildings (like up until 2005) and maybe adding a couple really super high rises downtown to compete with 226 south 6th (Capella), Wells Fargo Center and IDS.
 
Old 03-07-2011, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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I think it's a good debate simply because Boston and Minneapolis (and Denver) ARE so comparable. Boston, while bigger, is probably less interesting looking, while Minneapolis is not only smaller but arguably more compact (mostly because buildings need to be connected to the skyway system and most buildings are close to eachother). Denver is a combination between the two, but the most modern of the three. I can see argument for or against ANY of them, but in my mind they are all pretty equal.

Although I appreciate the remarks, I don't think Minneapolis is top 5 nationally -- yet. If it doubled in size and zoning was largely the same, then yes, I can see that for sure. As it is now, it just isn't big enough to "play with the big boys".
 
Old 03-07-2011, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Brookline, MA
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I'll give the slight edge to Minneapolis. Boston is gorgeous and there are some memorable and iconic shots of the city, but skyline has never been one of it's strengths.
 
Old 03-07-2011, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Minneapolis has plenty of NIMBYs that refuse to have high rises go up in any neighborhood not downtown. I think as the edges of downtown start to build condos and office buildings (like up until 2005) and maybe adding a couple really super high rises downtown to compete with 226 south 6th (Capella), Wells Fargo Center and IDS.
Don't get me started on NIMBYs.

These are two projects they've blocked in the past year or two...
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Have you been to either city?
Well actually i havent been to boston, but just looking at pictures of both,thats just my opinion. Im only 16, so maybe i just have a different mindset than others

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Old 03-07-2011, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Don't get me started on NIMBYs.

These are two projects they've blocked in the past year or two...
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You got screwed on the 2nd one! The first one they did you guys a favor though!!!
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