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View Poll Results: Which Skyline Do You Think Is Better
Charlotte, North Carolina 41 85.42%
Indianapolis, Indiana 7 14.58%
Voters: 48. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-06-2009, 08:31 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Which skyline do you like better?

Things to take in to consideration:

Skyline in general

Center City population

things that they offer such as Charlottes Epicenter

Etc. . .
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Charlotte .
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Dixie's Sunny Shore
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What Infamous92 said.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:08 PM
 
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Let's all be real here. Neither city has a truly remarkable skyline. These are not the greatest, but here are some personal Indy pics I have taken for your consideration:



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Old 10-06-2009, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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I like the center of Indianapolis plus it's historical quality......though neither city has a great skyline and Charlotte's seems more impressive.
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:42 PM
 
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Yeah, this is kinda not a "fair fight" here OP. I would pick another city to compare to Charlotte (ie, Cleveland, San Diego, Kansas City, Columbus, New Orleans etc). Charlotte is slightly out of Indy's league in the skyline department (not by much though). Thanks to new construction, Charlotte's skyline is a top 20 in America. Indy is a top 30. I would post some pics, but there really isn't any point. Charlotte already was voted as having a better skyline than Baltimore recently. If Charlotte was chosen over B-more (and by a fairly large margin) then Indy would probably not win this one.

I do love the city of Indy and I think Charlotte could learn a lot from "da Nap". However, Charlotte's skyline is ahead of Indy's.
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:57 PM
 
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I don't know about Charlotte having a top 20 skyline. If it does rank within the top 20, it's at no. 20. Anyway, Charlotte beats out Indianapolis. As far as downtown population, Indy is in a different league than Charlotte.

As of the 2000 Census:
Downtown Indianapolis: 19,640
Uptown Charlotte: 6,327

Estimates
Downtown Indianapolis: 22,000 - 23,000
Uptown Charlotte: 10,000 - 11,000

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Old 10-07-2009, 12:49 AM
 
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As a native of Indy and as much as I hate to say it, Charlotte's skyline is significantly larger and perhaps more "lively." Charlotte is a fast-growing city in a fast-growing region of the country. And Charlotte's booming economy has contributed to its skyline growth. After all, it is the 2nd largest financial center of the US after New York (banks often require tons of space)--and even the hub to a major airline.

Indianapolis is a bit larger as a city, but lies in the almost stagnant Midwest. Indy's skyline has gone almost nowhere since the Chase Tower was completed in 1990--almost 20 years!! Although Indy's economy is better than that of the rest of the Midwest, its growth doesnt come even close to matching that of Charlotte. I honestly feel Indy has a very long way to go to keep up with Charlotte.
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Old 10-07-2009, 01:08 AM
 
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I don't know about Charlotte having a top 20 skyline. If it does rank within the top 20, it's at no. 20.
LOL. It is actually #19. Charlotte has more buildings over 90 meters tall than Cleveland now (the former #19). There was recently a skyline thread that ranked Cleveland at #19 and Charlotte at #21. It was later confirmed that Charlotte surpassed Cleveland due to several new towers built after the list was made. Here is a link to that skyline thread.

US City Skylines Ranked

Charlotte may have passed New Orleans too for the 18th spot, but NO is too close to Charlotte to even bother trying to figure out which is "better". Personally, I would like to see a NO vs Charlotte skyline thread. I think that might be a tough one in the next few months when Charlotte's construction is over with.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:28 AM
 
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LOL. It is actually #19. Charlotte has more buildings over 90 meters tall than Cleveland now (the former #19). There was recently a skyline thread that ranked Cleveland at #19 and Charlotte at #21. It was later confirmed that Charlotte surpassed Cleveland due to several new towers built after the list was made. Here is a link to that skyline thread.

US City Skylines Ranked
I wouldn't put too much stock in that thread as it is just ranking total number of meters above 90 for all buildings. Honestly, Atlanta ranked ahead of Philadelphia and Miami and Las Vegas ahead of Denver and Pittsburgh. Anyone who has ever visited these cities would tell you differently.

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