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Old 09-25-2016, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Arch City
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St. Louis has the Gateway Arch. You can see for miles in both directions. Chicago has the Sears Tower and Hancock. New York has three: The Empire State Building, the World Trade Center, and the GE building.
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Old 09-25-2016, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Terramaria
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DC also had the Old Post Office Building before Trump bought it and made it a hotel, but I visited this a couple times. It's only about 150 feet up, but you still get a nice view of the Mall/downtown due to the city's height limits along with the fact that only the Capitol dome and Washington Monument are taller than this building. It is currently closed indefinitely, and there was even a function where you could activate the bells and IMO is America's answer to Big Ben.

Another underrated spot to visit is from the Gaylord National Hotel at National Harbor by taking the elevator to the top floor and then looking out the window on one side where you get a view in addition to the Potomac River of Alexandria, Reagan National Airport where if you have binoculars you can see the airplanes taking off and landing, and some of the monuments from DC.

Baltimore of course has its own World Trade Center observation deck with a sweeping view of the harbor and the city.
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Old 09-25-2016, 11:54 AM
 
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I dont think mine does.
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Old 09-25-2016, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Close enough to Philly
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Philly From The Top is an amazing experience. I can see things that usually mark T-30-45 minutes to the city.
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Old 09-25-2016, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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Erie, PA has the Bicentennial Tower downtown on the bayfront. It gives great views of Lake Erie, Presque Isle and the city of Erie.
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Old 09-25-2016, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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DC also had the Old Post Office Building before Trump bought it and made it a hotel, but I visited this a couple times. It's only about 150 feet up, but you still get a nice view of the Mall/downtown due to the city's height limits along with the fact that only the Capitol dome and Washington Monument are taller than this building. It is currently closed indefinitely, and there was even a function where you could activate the bells and IMO is America's answer to Big Ben.

Another underrated spot to visit is from the Gaylord National Hotel at National Harbor by taking the elevator to the top floor and then looking out the window on one side where you get a view in addition to the Potomac River of Alexandria, Reagan National Airport where if you have binoculars you can see the airplanes taking off and landing, and some of the monuments from DC.

Baltimore of course has its own World Trade Center observation deck with a sweeping view of the harbor and the city.
The Old Post Office Pavilion closed??? I worked across the street from it for 9 years. I always took guests there for a great view of the city - plus you got to see the Washington Monument in the view! Can't believe it closed - what a bummer.
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Old 09-25-2016, 08:05 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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The Old Post Office Pavilion closed??? I worked across the street from it for 9 years. I always took guests there for a great view of the city - plus you got to see the Washington Monument in the view! Can't believe it closed - what a bummer.
Actually, it just opened on September 12 as the newest Trump International Hotel.

I think Ivanka Trump carried out most of the renovations and the best views of the Monument are now reserved for the priciest room.
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Old 09-25-2016, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Logan Square, Chicago
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Chicago has the skydeck from the top of the Sears Tower:

and one from the Top of the John Hancock:
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Old 09-25-2016, 08:40 PM
 
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As far as I know Denver doesn't have one but apparently they did back in the 1980s. The story I was told back in 1989 according to a friend of mine who in those days had worked for KWGN channel 2 was that somebody had tried to kill themselves on the top floor of the "cash register building" today's Wells Fargo Center so the city of Denver and the owners of the building decided to close the area to the public and more than likely it is still closed today.
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Old 09-26-2016, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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Dallas- Reunion Tower, Also the Chase- "Key Hole" Building Downtown Dallas.
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