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View Poll Results: Which city has the most beautiful and breathtaking skyline?
Baltimore 3 0.70%
Los Angeles 7 1.63%
Seattle 37 8.62%
Denver 9 2.10%
San Diego 7 1.63%
Phoenix 2 0.47%
Chicago 57 13.29%
San Francisco 32 7.46%
Houston 17 3.96%
New York City 92 21.45%
Boston 8 1.86%
Philadelphia 7 1.63%
Pittsburgh 23 5.36%
Dallas 13 3.03%
Detroit 5 1.17%
Atlanta 84 19.58%
St. Louis 4 0.93%
Minneapolis 15 3.50%
Kansas City 1 0.23%
New Orleans 6 1.40%
Voters: 429. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-05-2007, 11:09 AM
 
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Chicago. I mean I can understand how some of you may have chosen NYC, but I would have chosen NYC prior to 9/11. Currently, there's just nothing special about it.
There you go, here comes a member with the "provocation post du jour"

So we lost two very tall but undeniably bad buildings here in Manhattan and suddenly our skyline totally lost its appeal, right?

Now, tell me... when was the last time you were in New York City?

I invite you to come over and see some of the great new buildings built after 9/11 by great architects such as Norman Foster, Frank Gehry or Renzo Piano.

 
Old 04-06-2007, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Actually, now that I think about it, Id have to say Louisville's skyline is quite nice for a city its size. Approaching from the north in southern Indiana (also beautiful) and seeing her lights on the river is quite a beautiful scene!
 
Old 04-07-2007, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Windham, NH
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Default New York

Coming from someone who was born in Texas (so I feel I can be objective) and lived in several different states/big cities, the New York skyline is beyond compare. I would give Chicago or Boston an honorable mention.
 
Old 04-07-2007, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Windham, NH
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Although NYC, Philly, Chicago etc. have those grand impressive skylines, I've always liked Denver's...


Er, whoas that's a big picture. Sorry!
Nice pics!!! Can I change my vote???
 
Old 04-07-2007, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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Portland or Seattle. They have the background scenery. For skyscrapers I like the deep blue glass or emerald green. Pittsburgh has a neat skyline. For its size its probably the best skyline. Overall I think they all look redundant though.
 
Old 04-07-2007, 10:41 PM
 
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Default No Contest...

Earlier in the thread, someone wrote that NYC has no architecture. That is utter ignorance.

Here are some general skyline photos...
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Old 04-07-2007, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Houston
http://blog.kir.com/archives/houston%20skyline.jpg (broken link)

Seattle
 
Old 04-08-2007, 07:06 AM
 
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I am not sure if this has been posted or not, but here is what one person thinks.

http://www.diserio.com/top15-skylines.html

I agree with Chicago, it is my favorite in the US. Although I am partial to Cincy as well (since I grew up there). Outside of the US, I think Toronto's skyline is beautiful.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Earlier in the thread, someone wrote that NYC has no architecture. That is utter ignorance.

Here are some general skyline photos...
Great shots!!
 
Old 04-08-2007, 08:34 PM
 
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Many cities look good from the side. But look at aerial photos and you'll realize theres not much to them.
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