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View Poll Results: what skyline do you think is most underrated
Honolulu 52 14.86%
Los Angeles 53 15.14%
Portland 19 5.43%
San Diego 34 9.71%
Jacksonville 12 3.43%
Columbia, S.C. 14 4.00%
St. Louis 27 7.71%
Milwaukee 21 6.00%
Phoenix 20 5.71%
Tulsa 24 6.86%
Buffalo 16 4.57%
Boston 40 11.43%
Sacramento 15 4.29%
Denver 49 14.00%
Vancouver 42 12.00%
Cincinnati 46 13.14%
Tampa 18 5.14%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 350. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-26-2009, 10:28 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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I don't see how Los Angeles has an underrated skyline. It is nothing compared to cities it's size like Toronto, Chicago, or New York.
This is true, but I still don't think it gets its just due:


http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/8558632.jpg


http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/8702387.jpg


http://k43.pbase.com/o4/25/285225/1/54691255.LAPano.jpg


http://www.2steger.de/canada/images07/LA_Panorama.jpg

 
Old 10-26-2009, 10:47 PM
 
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I have to say the most underrated skylines have to be San Diego, and Los Angeles. EASILY. Because of LA's population people LOVE to criticize there skyline, but in reality it's a pretty nice skyline REGARDLESS, you HAVE to include it's other skylines. And San Diego has BIG skyline with VERY interesting looking buildings, ESPECIALLY the one with the green neon lights, what is it called? But it's a big interesting skyline. WHY doesn't anyone EVER talk about it?
 
Old 10-26-2009, 11:11 PM
 
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I love these photos.
 
Old 10-27-2009, 11:21 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Yep. People usually look at a shot like this:

http://www.ecofriendlymag.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/34f08_Los-Angeles-skyline-with-smog.jpg (broken link)
http://www.ecofriendlymag.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/34f08_Los-Angeles-skyline-with-smog.jpg (broken link)

And say, "To be the nation's 2nd largest city, LA's skyline sucks!" But they don't have a clue. Sure LA could beef up the downtown skyline, but it has a critical mass of midrises and shorter highrises, and when you combine that with Century City, the Wilshire corridor, etc., you get a really great skyline.
 
Old 10-27-2009, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I have to say the most underrated skylines have to be San Diego, and Los Angeles. EASILY. Because of LA's population people LOVE to criticize there skyline, but in reality it's a pretty nice skyline REGARDLESS, you HAVE to include it's other skylines. And San Diego has BIG skyline with VERY interesting looking buildings, ESPECIALLY the one with the green neon lights, what is it called? But it's a big interesting skyline. WHY doesn't anyone EVER talk about it?
polo - You're thinking of the Emerald Shapery Center in San Diego.
 
Old 10-27-2009, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (wilshire/westwood)
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very nice, but at least use up to date pictures like LA skyline in 2009 photos right here.





it's grown a little bit, but has a long way to go.
 
Old 10-27-2009, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (wilshire/westwood)
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esp. with this baby added to the skyline.




 
Old 10-27-2009, 02:07 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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very nice, but at least use up to date pictures like LA skyline in 2009 photos right here.
Well, the pictures don't come with a date on them so I don't know what's up to date and what's not; it's not like I'm trying to underrepresent the city. That's the opposite of why I posted those photos to begin with.

The Ritz-Carlton/JW Marriott, part of LA Live, turned out great.
 
Old 10-27-2009, 04:02 PM
 
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polo - You're thinking of the Emerald Shapery Center in San Diego.
Oh, that's what it's called. It's a VERY interesting looking building. I just don't see why people don't talk about it more, when discussing buildings. To me it's one of the most intricate buildings in the US.
 
Old 10-27-2009, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Oh, that's what it's called. It's a VERY interesting looking building. I just don't see why people don't talk about it more, when discussing buildings. To me it's one of the most intricate buildings in the US.
I like it too.

Interesting fact about the building is that one of the Light Rail lines runs through the base of it!
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