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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 06-07-2007, 11:54 AM
Location: Johns Island, SC
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Great photos pwright1, the breathtaking part of Seattle is "the mountain" that magically appears and disappears. What other skyline offers such a majestic natural beauty? I love how sometimes Mount Rainier even appears to float in the sky and yet when it does show itself it fits right into the view.

Old 06-07-2007, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by mpope409 View Post
In many ways, Los Angeles is indeed the second city. But I'm sure others would agree when I say that L.A. shares that title with Chicago from time to time.
you make a good point. its almost like "you can have more than one best friend". you can have two cities that hold the same titile b/c they both offer fantastic things that differ from each other.

the culture of LA is better, the weather, the party life, the history, popularity around the world.
Chicago has better downtown, better traffic, closer boundaries (LA is too spread out), important hub for airlines all over N. America
Old 06-07-2007, 09:21 PM
Location: Orlando Florida
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Originally Posted by Steve-o View Post
Other than the low building (first pic) in the foreground (looks like a convention center or something?), there is not one single building in that skyline that is attractive. Theyre all sticks and they all look the same, but with varying heights. Yawn.
Maybe in your eyes.....but the second pic looks awesome doesn't it?....i just put the first up to show how much development is going on down there .....but hey that's your opinion......i Love Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle......those are my favorites and like i said i love that clear aqua water in Miami with the sunsets that you cant find behind any other downtown in the US....unless you are in Cali or Florida...its your opinion to like what ever you want so which do you like better?
Old 06-08-2007, 09:02 AM
Location: Phoenix metro
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Yes, the sunset is beautiful no doubt, but it doesnt make the skyline stand out anymore.

Heck, a nice sunset behind Compton, CA isnt gonna change my mind about that town. I like Miami as a city, just dislike its boring skyline, as big as it is. There is no soul to it, just glass and steel, it doenst pulse like NYC or Chicago or San Fran.
Old 06-08-2007, 09:17 PM
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Glad at least one person besides me loves St. Louis. I can't understand how Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, or Miami didn't make this list, Miami especially! Also am a little puzzled why Nashville didn't make it on here. Louisville I could understand, I'm not impressed by that at all
Old 06-19-2007, 03:11 AM
Location: Mukilteo, WA
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I have to go with my hometown...if it is good enough to be on the cover of city-data.com then it is good enough for me!

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Old 07-18-2007, 12:53 PM
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Old 07-18-2007, 01:11 PM
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Old 07-18-2007, 01:22 PM
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Houston has a great skyline but for some reason the city wasn't mentioned.

Miami is actually pretty impressive given its setting on the ocean, esp. the high rise hotels along Miami Beach.
Old 07-18-2007, 01:51 PM
Location: I wonder... hmmmmm... maybe... I live somewhere in that pleasant state of VA, Mother of Presidents.
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rossyln, VIRGINIA:

http://www.washingtonsemester.org/Rosslyn_Skyline2.jpg (broken link)
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