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View Poll Results: Which do you think is better?
Downtown Atlanta 208 64.60%
Uptown Charlotte 114 35.40%
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:10 PM
 
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Definately ATL. Charlotte has along way to go to catch up with ATL. Charlotte DOES have density and MAYBE and I mean MAYBE a tad bit of size, when comparing to Downtown ATL(excluding the other skylines), but ATL has better architecture overall, and when you DO add the other skylines(as you should), then it's 100% NO CONTEST, that ATL wins. I live in Charlotte.
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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How can pictures be biased?
you serious? this happens on this site all the freaking time.
posters can...the choice of pictures is rather misleading... you know many of us have actually been to both cities lol...

i'm not really sure why you want to use just little sections of atlanta though??? you could do that with virtually any city, why not do a 10x2 block of nyc compared to charlotte?

atlanta skyline, esp while driving is long and goes on and on in comparison

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...anta114kn6.jpg

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Old 09-29-2009, 08:13 PM
 
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Although we already have threads like these, DT ATL is better compared to DT Houston, DT Miami, and DT Dallas. Charlotte is not in that ELITE league of Southern skylines YET. One day it MIGHT join them, if the aforementioned skylines don't continue grow even more themselves.
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:19 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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This has to be one of the most nonsensical threads I've ever seen. Like LovinDecatur said, the only way Charlotte's skyline can compete with Atlanta's skyline is if you close one eye and only look at a 1.6 square mile area of Atlanta's three skylines. If you put it all together though, Atlanta beats Charlotte into the ground.
Look at what you just clearly said: "three skylines," "if you put it all together." Now downtown and midtown I'll give you since there's a small, but noticeable and definite, break between the two, but Buckhead is a little too far out. You don't have to close one eye to not see Buckhead included with downtown and midtown; that's the natural perspective from several vantage points. Just like you said, "if you put it all together." You have to do that because they're not all together (although downtown and midtown will bridge their gap sooner rather than later).

I love Atlanta to death and defend it quite often (I have an undisputed track record of doing so here), but some of y'all (NOT all) are a bit too insecure about the reality of how the city and its skylines are laid out--which I rather like, as it adds to the uniqueness of the city.
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:30 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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you serious? this happens on this site all the freaking time.
posters can
Thanks for correcting yourself. Inanimate objects cannot be biased.

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...the choice of pictures is rather misleading... you know many of us have actually been to both cities lol...
How is the choice of pictures misleading as I am comparing downtown Atlanta with uptown (downtown) Charlotte? I could see if I were using some sort of arbitrary boundaries or something, but downtown is its own distinct district with its own skyline. How can that be disputed?

And I'm very aware that people have been to both cities. What does that have to do with anything?

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i'm not really sure why you want to use just little sections of atlanta though???
What are you talking about, "little sections of Atlanta"? Like I said, this is downtown Atlanta, a distinct district with its own distinct, identifiable skyline. I'm not just closing my eyes and arbitrarily picking boundaries and saying, "Yeah, let's compare all of the towers in this arbitrarily defined area of Atlanta that I just made up out of thin air with uptown Charlotte."

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atlanta skyline, esp while driving is long and goes on and on in comparison
Of course it does, but they are still distinct skylines. Downtown has its own, midtown has its own (although it will blend in with downtown soon enough), Buckhead has its own, Perimeter has its own, etc. I see no one in this thread complaining about how the entire skyline isn't taken into consideration, but for some reason, there's a problem with simply comparing the CBDs of Atlanta and Charlotte in this one?
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:34 PM
 
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Look at what you just clearly said: "three skylines," "if you put it all together." Now downtown and midtown I'll give you since there's a small, but noticeable and definite, break between the two, but Buckhead is a little too far out. You don't have to close one eye to not see Buckhead included with downtown and midtown; that's the natural perspective from several vantage points. Just like you said, "if you put it all together." You have to do that because they're not all together (although downtown and midtown will bridge their gap sooner rather than later).

I love Atlanta to death and defend it quite often (I have an undisputed track record of doing so here), but some of y'all (NOT all) are a bit too insecure about the reality of how the city and its skylines are laid out--which I rather like, as it adds to the uniqueness of the city.
I know you have probably been to Atlanta before. You know good and well the "gaps" between the skylines are low rise buildings 2 to 10 stories tall all the way to Buckhead.
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:35 PM
 
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Atlanta's downtown is still a bit bigger and definately more dense, but Charlotte's just looks better and is better organized.
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:37 PM
 
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I know you have probably been to Atlanta before. You know good and well the "gaps" between the skylines are low rise buildings 2 to 10 stories tall all the way to Buckhead.
My townhouse in Charlotte is 2 stories tall LOL!!! If 2 to 10 stories is all it takes to erase gaps in a skyline, I guess Charlotte's skyline goes from Uptown to downtown Columbia, South Carolina LOL!
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:38 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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I know you have probably been to Atlanta before. You know good and well the "gaps" between the skylines are low rise buildings 2 to 10 stories tall all the way to Buckhead.
I've been to Atlanta countless times. I know there are buildings between each of the districts, but they are too short to contribute to the skyline (like you stated, LOW RISE buildings), with the massive tree cover being one of the reasons. I never implied there was nothing but desolation along Peachtree until you hit one of those districts.
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:40 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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My townhouse in Charlotte is 2 stories tall LOL!!! If 2 to 10 stories is all it takes to erase gaps in a skyline, I guess Charlotte's skyline goes from Uptown to downtown Columbia, South Carolina LOL!
Thank you! LOL
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