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View Poll Results: Which of these cities has the best skyline?
Seattle 126 49.61%
Portland 1 0.39%
San Francisco 77 30.31%
Los Angeles 41 16.14%
San Diego 9 3.54%
Voters: 254. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-06-2010, 07:17 PM
 
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Originally Posted by grapico View Post
its prettier and has a mediterranean feel to it...it is nice approaching it on ferry from larkspur etc. but it lacks in height imo.
I dont think it lacks height when approaching from 280 or the Bay Bridge. It actually has more tall towers than Seattle...

 
Old 02-06-2010, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Boston
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its prettier and has a mediterranean feel to it...it is nice approaching it on ferry from larkspur etc. but it lacks in height imo.
I agree.

And to the person who replied that it has more "tall buildings" I can say that that doesn't mean anything. What makes a skyline striking is scale, not total height. Boston's Financial District has plenty of height, but there's very little scale which makes it less striking.... it actually has a plateau effect. Other cities have more scale and look prettier (i.e. Charlotte, Pittsburgh, etc) than Boston because of that scale even though they don't have more tall buildings.
 
Old 02-06-2010, 07:24 PM
 
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I dont think it lacks height when approaching from 280 or the Bay Bridge. It actually has more tall towers than Seattle...
Depends on how you define "tall". Seattle has four towers over 200m, SF has three.
 
Old 02-06-2010, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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San Francisco!
 
Old 02-06-2010, 10:33 PM
 
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I don't even need downtown just the view from the Carnelian Room gets me everytime
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2513/...ccd31cba_b.jpg
And about lacking height,maybe from certain viewpoints it looks smaller but if you've seen it in person you'd know it doesn't lack height.

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Old 02-06-2010, 10:43 PM
 
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Yeah, but SF has more above 175 meters. And as someone said, in person it is far more striking than in pictures. From 280 it towers above you...

Heres from across the bay:

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/3301/sfoak.jpg

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Old 02-06-2010, 11:28 PM
 
Location: STL
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Seattle > San Francisco

Seattle - City Skyline Pictures Prints Canvas Digital Stock - Black & White or Color Art Cityscapes b&w


Seattle - City Skyline Pictures Prints Canvas Digital Stock - Black & White or Color Art Cityscapes b&w
 
Old 02-06-2010, 11:47 PM
 
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This thread is a good one because there is no clear winner!

Both cities are impressive, both have individual qualities that could sway votes. That is what these type of threads are all about. Nice.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 12:54 AM
 
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More SF:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2430/...fcb91a0090.jpg
http://z.about.com/d/gocalifornia/1/...IMG_0952-a.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/161/3...eb42f5.jpg?v=0

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Old 02-07-2010, 01:33 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Default Seattle

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3359/...58ec396c_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3621/...b99f4d8e_b.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2462/...0416f4e8_b.jpg

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