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Old 09-28-2016, 08:23 PM
 
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I see someone mentioned Tower Ciu for Cleveland. There are a few other spots also (kinda). There's Bar 32 at the Hilton, and Azure Lounge at The 9. In addition, the Garfield Monument in the cemetery a few miles east of the city is a beautiful building with a phenomenal view. I'm trying to think about Florida cities, but I don't think they do. Tampa has Fly Bar and Orlando has a rooftop bar as well that I don't recall the name of. But, I think that's as good as you'll do in either of those places, aside from parking garages perhaps.
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Old 09-28-2016, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Pittsburgh's most famous observation deck is unique, because it's not at the top of a building.



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Old 09-28-2016, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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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.
Sure Denver has an observation deck - Mount Evans. Summit Lake Park (elev. 12850') is owned by the City of Denver. It counts.
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:17 PM
 
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Yes, Empire State Building's deck is really a good one.
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Old 09-29-2016, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati (Pleasant Ridge)
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Cincinnati has one on top of Carew Tower


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Old 09-29-2016, 11:41 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Baltimore has the WTC, and had the Washington monument in Mount Vernon.
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Old 09-29-2016, 11:51 AM
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I see someone mentioned Tower Ciu for Cleveland. There are a few other spots also (kinda). There's Bar 32 at the Hilton, and Azure Lounge at The 9. In addition, the Garfield Monument in the cemetery a few miles east of the city is a beautiful building with a phenomenal view. I'm trying to think about Florida cities, but I don't think they do. Tampa has Fly Bar and Orlando has a rooftop bar as well that I don't recall the name of. But, I think that's as good as you'll do in either of those places, aside from parking garages perhaps.
I wouldn't count rooftop bars as observation decks. I'm more so referring to official observation decks.

Great responses here. Some interesting ones I didn't know about.
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Old 09-29-2016, 12:07 PM
 
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Pittsburgh's most famous observation deck is unique, because it's not at the top of a building.


Pittsburgh's 2 remaining incline railways themselves also act as observation decks, as well as transportation:




But I think my favorite is still from the West End Overlook:





There used to be a restaurant on the 62nd floor of the USS building which had an unofficial observation area, I don't know if it's still there. Does the Cathedral of Learning have an observation deck?
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Old 09-29-2016, 01:59 PM
 
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There used to be a restaurant on the 62nd floor of the USS building which had an unofficial observation area, I don't know if it's still there.
Top of the Triangle has been closed for years now, I don't believe the space has been repurposed for any public use as of yet.


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Does the Cathedral of Learning have an observation deck?
Not officially, but anyone can access up to a certain level (37th floor? Something like that) and you can find a few windows with some great views:

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Old 09-29-2016, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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live in a smaller East Central Minnesota town and while we don't have an observation deck we do have an observation desk that offers a pretty good view if you climb up on top of it
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