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Old 11-16-2009, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Here are some pictures of the skylines in Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Denver.









Some views I have of the Pueblo Skyline.

http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp25/josseppie/IMG_1006.jpg (broken link)

Some views I have of the Colorado Springs skyline.







Some views I have of the Denver skyline.
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Old 11-16-2009, 12:35 PM
 
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Of course each person is allowed to have their own definition of a skyline, but I don't think Fort Collins or Grand Junction should be called skylines. If that's the case, then every Main Street in America is a skyline.
I am able to differentiate between a 2 story and an 11 story building. There's a noticeable difference in hight between the two IMO. And it is within my ability to notice it when there's more than one 10+/- story building near a cities downtown. I would consider Fort Collins to have a small skyline since there's at least two 9-12 story buildings with a supporting cast of 5+ story buildings all clumped together around it's downtown.
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Greeley, Colorado
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I am able to differentiate between a 2 story and an 11 story building. There's a noticeable difference in hight between the two IMO. And it is within my ability to notice it when there's more than one 10+/- story building near a cities downtown. I would consider Fort Collins to have a small skyline since there's at least two 9-12 story buildings with a supporting cast of 5+ story buildings all clumped together around it's downtown.
exactly my point, and while GJ may not quite have that, it still does have a few structures that reach above the 5 floor level.
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Greeley, Colorado
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Here are some pictures of the skylines in Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Denver.









Some views I have of the Pueblo Skyline.



Some views I have of the Colorado Springs skyline.







Some views I have of the Denver skyline.
those are some pretty nice pics, and even some views of Pueblo i hadn't seen before. And the Denver skyline from the highway, stunning.
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Greeley, Colorado
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Of course each person is allowed to have their own definition of a skyline, but I don't think Fort Collins or Grand Junction should be called skylines. If that's the case, then every Main Street in America is a skyline.
funny thing about that: i believe the skylines of both Lubbock and Amarillo, Texas are NOT located along their respective Main Streets.
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Old 11-17-2009, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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exactly my point, and while GJ may not quite have that, it still does have a few structures that reach above the 5 floor level.
come on folks, "skylines?" seriously now ...
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Old 11-17-2009, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Skylines dont have to mean sky scrapers. Sure Denver has the best sky line but Pueblo and Colorado Springs have a skyline as well.

As far as Main, in Pueblo Main runs through the middle of downtown.
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Old 11-17-2009, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Greeley, Colorado
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come on folks, "skylines?" seriously now ...
go look up the definition of a 'skyline'. it's more flexible than most people seem to realize.
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I don't really think a few tall buildings constitutes a skyline. The "line" part of the word always implied for me some sort of continuity or connected quality to the buildings/topographic features from a certain distance. Skylines seem to be kind of a signature for a city, so just having a couple of semi-tall buildings strikes me as a bit of a disingenuous "skyline."

If the collection of structures and the backdrop is somehow distinct I would consider that a skyline.
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I will say I can't wait for the day Pueblo has a skyline that defines the city with a few highrise's above 30 stories and even more above 20....
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