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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 06-01-2007, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Morgantown, West Virginia
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New York, without a doubt, is number one in the nation when it comes to breathtaking skylines. It's magnificent, colorful, composed of a wide variety of building sizes and styles, and covers a huge area. From miles away you can't fit the whole thing into a photograph!

Number 2 is Chicago, easily, for being almost what New York is.

Number 3 is more difficult to determine and I change my mind frequently on this. Great contenders include San Fran, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Miami, LA, Philadelphia, Houston, and Seattle. They're all great for different reasons.

I'm glad nobody voted for Phoenix! lol
At sunset driving into downtown Phoenix is breathtaking with the orange desert sky. just look at it.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e8/Phoenixsunset.jpg (broken link)

 
Old 06-01-2007, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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The sky is nice, but everyplace on earth has killer sunsets from time to time.

The skyline itself is boring, does nothing for the eyes or soul. Take away that awesome sunset and replace it with a rainy day, and youve got a recipe for "get me outta here!!!!!!" LOL
 
Old 06-01-2007, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Morgantown, West Virginia
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Talking Most breathtaking skyline

I think every city has a good skyline in it's own way. It keeps that city's individuality and makes each city unique. I like almost all city's skylines because every one is different and unique from each other. my most favorite is not one, it's many here's some
  • Anchorage- Plain beautiful
  • Seattle- Just as beautiful as Anchorage
  • Houston- The modern Architecture
  • Chicago and NYC- The density and the old and new blend
  • Albuquerque- Beautiful at night with all of the uniquely lit buildings
  • Honolulu and Miami- Tropical metropolises
  • LA- Decent downtown and many other skylines
  • Baltimore- decent and beautiful
  • Jacksonville- Beautiful on the water
  • Dallas- Interesting and new
  • Quebec City- Interesting Blend of old and new
  • Toronto- Big and dense
  • Savanna and Charleston(SC)- Historical Architecture makes up for the lack of Skyscrapers
I could just keep on going but thats long enough.
 
Old 06-01-2007, 06:00 PM
 
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here are my favorites...

ATLANTA, GA


COLUMBUS, OH
http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/4378/columbusrj3.gif (broken link)

DALLAS, TX


HARTFORD, CT


PHILADELPHIA, PA


TOLEDO, OH


TULSA, OK
 
Old 06-01-2007, 06:02 PM
 
Location: In God
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I think every city has a good skyline in it's own way. It keeps that city's individuality and makes each city unique. I like almost all city's skylines because every one is different and unique from each other. my most favorite is not one, it's many here's some

[*]Seattle- Just as beautiful as Anchorage
Seattle's skyline is kind of odd, but one of the ones I enjoy the most. Their downtown seems great also.

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[*]Houston- The modern Architecture
Ironically enough, the modern architecture is what many people dislike about Houston's downtown. I can't count the number of times I've heard how "fake" it seems, or how it looks like a Lego city, lol. What's most impressive is the older and Art Deco buildings that hide behind the skyscrapers.
 
Old 06-01-2007, 06:58 PM
 
Location: moving again
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I voted for baltimore both because of my biased opinion and because I felt bad it hadn't got any votes

Now I present to you: BALTIMORE!







http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f365/SmilingKalypso/box7pic.jpg (broken link)








photos from flickr

But, the real winner is NEW YORK CITY!



Above New York City (Manhattan series) massive thread - SkyscraperPage Forum

Above New York City (Brooklyn, Queens, Jersey, Staten Island series) - SkyscraperPage Forum
photos by "KCgridlock" at skyscaperpage.com
 
Old 06-01-2007, 07:08 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Skyline in New Orleans?!?...




Quote:
Originally Posted by Blue Grass Fever View Post
Los Angeles...there's really no skyline...like Phoenix...


LA


Phoenix


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Originally Posted by Blue Grass Fever View Post
Houston...really didn't leave an impression...



 
Old 06-01-2007, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I'm a skylineaholic. I love skylines.
The best in the nation is this.

This was taken by DallasMetropolis's Ninjatune.

The best in the world is this
 
Old 06-01-2007, 08:01 PM
 
Location: moving again
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thats just an opinion
 
Old 06-02-2007, 12:56 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Why isn't Cleveland on the list? I'd say that skyline's pretty impressive, at least as impressive as St. Louis.
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