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View Poll Results: Which of these cities has the best skyline?
Seattle 126 49.41%
Portland 1 0.39%
San Francisco 77 30.20%
Los Angeles 42 16.47%
San Diego 9 3.53%
Voters: 255. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 02-09-2010, 03:53 PM
 
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Exactly!

Imagine a slightly bigger and taller Denver vs. a smaller but just as dense version of Manhattan.
Except Seattle is twice as dense as Denver,and Manhattan is astronomically more dense than San Francisco.

 
Old 02-09-2010, 06:54 PM
 
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Except Seattle is twice as dense as Denver,and Manhattan is astronomically more dense than San Francisco.
In terms of structural density Manhattan is certainly more dense than SF, but its not astronimical. San Francisco has remarkable structural density, 2nd only to NYC
 
Old 02-09-2010, 06:59 PM
 
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In terms of structural density Manhattan is certainly more dense than SF, but its not astronimical. San Francisco has remarkable structural density, 2nd only to NYC
Not sure what "structural density" means, but wouldn't Chicago be #2? What am I missing? per square mile? Then, maybe.
 
Old 02-09-2010, 07:13 PM
 
Location: East LA
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Los Angeles

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2732/...3c7e6b45_b.jpg

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Old 02-09-2010, 07:52 PM
 
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I think this is a good angle of Seattle, which shows off some density, which you don't really get a chance to see when passing by on the freeway (thanks Pwright!).
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2594/...b2e00030_b.jpg

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Old 02-09-2010, 08:12 PM
rah
 
Location: Oakland
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Except Seattle is twice as dense as Denver,and Manhattan is astronomically more dense than San Francisco.
Manhattan is not astronomically denser than downtown San Francisco though, and that's what the comparison was (or at least that's what i assume, seeing as this is a thread about skylines). The buildings/skyscrapers in downtown SF are packed just as dense as in Manhattan, and a couple parts of downtown SF have population densities higher than Manhattan's average density:

Chinatown - 75,055 people per sq. mile
100,574 residents
1.34 sq. miles

The Tenderloin - 71,694 people per sq. mile
25,067 residents
0.35 sq. miles

Manhattan - 71,201 people per sq. mile
1,634,795 residents
22.96 sq. miles

The Tenderloin and Chinatown posses census tracts that reach 100,000 people per sq. mile too...Manhattan and Downtown SF are actually very similar in both structural and population density
 
Old 02-09-2010, 09:33 PM
 
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Theres no doubt that in person SFs skyline is far more impressive. It is nearly twice as big, the density is far greater, and the architecture of the buildings is better in SF (although it doesnt look as cool from a distance). Just look at the closeups of the buildings posed earlier.

Seattle's skyline is not nearly as impressive as some pictures would have you think...
"nearly twice as big". Hmm. On what basis do you claim this? Please provide facts.
 
Old 02-09-2010, 10:35 PM
 
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"nearly twice as big". Hmm. On what basis do you claim this? Please provide facts.
For me pictures of SF's skyline does not do it justice. Pictures make it seem small, but in person it is huge.
 
Old 02-09-2010, 10:38 PM
 
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For me pictures of SF's skyline does not do it justice. Pictures make it seem small, but in person it is huge.
Same,no picture can show you how the city really feels when you coming over the bridge,or when you're looking down from twin peaks or bernal heights or across from telegraph hill or any hundreds of angles or just standing downtown.
Btw,go sounders! (when the season starts )
 
Old 02-09-2010, 11:04 PM
 
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Manhattan is not astronomically denser than downtown San Francisco though, and that's what the comparison was (or at least that's what i assume, seeing as this is a thread about skylines). The buildings/skyscrapers in downtown SF are packed just as dense as in Manhattan, and a couple parts of downtown SF have population densities higher than Manhattan's average density:

Chinatown - 75,055 people per sq. mile
100,574 residents
1.34 sq. miles

The Tenderloin - 71,694 people per sq. mile
25,067 residents
0.35 sq. miles

Manhattan - 71,201 people per sq. mile
1,634,795 residents
22.96 sq. miles

The Tenderloin and Chinatown posses census tracts that reach 100,000 people per sq. mile too...Manhattan and Downtown SF are actually very similar in both structural and population density
I lol'ed.

Manhattan = 1.6 MILLION people. Tenderloin + Chinatown = 130k.

Manhattan is just as dense with nearly 10 times the amount of people. To compare SF to NYC is alright, but it's no where close to the same expansiveness of NYC..

And I pick Seattle, it's one of the great skylines of the world... let alone the US.
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