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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 08-12-2007, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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You understand exactly what I'm saying, Spade. You just couldn't help but to pick a fight. Miami maybe, but Dallas and Atlanta, no. Dallas already missed its opportunity of being centralized when it scattered half of everything all over North Texas. And Atlanta is only about one eleventh of its entire metropolitan area. Then again, I think there are no other major business districts in Northwest Georgia which leaves everything outside of Downtown and Midtown largely residential. So maybe I should have disincluded Atlanta...kind of...

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Whoa. I forgot that you responded to me on this thread. But I don't know about Atlanta. I'm going to assume you haven't explored much less visited Dallas in a while. You are 100% wrong on Dallas. They are developments just across the freeway in Dallas. Victory, Uptown, West Village, Turtle Creek range from a few feet to 5 miles from Downtown Dallas. Not to mention that Dallas is building in downtown itself with the new art district and a couple of other towers rumored to getting built in Dallas. Dallas is doing a great job centralizing their buildings. Also, there is no maybe with Miami. Miami is centralizing it's city. No city has more buildings going up than Miami in the sunbelt. None.

 
Old 08-12-2007, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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BTW, this is by far the best picture of New York.
 
Old 08-12-2007, 08:48 PM
 
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Incredible. Someone from Scranton Wilkes Barre (where?) criticise Atlanta and Charlotte and other Southern boom cities? I was born and raised in the North East and recently moved to one the aforementioned cities. Truly beauty IS in the eye of the beholder.
I have the very oppostie view of these newish large 'New South" cities. They have some of the most beautiful neighborhoods and are generally prettier, cleaner and progressive than most areas in the NE, IMO.
Northeastern cities' infrastructures and and their cities in general seem to be rapidly deteriorating and stagnant.
Of all places, Scranton???
Charlotte and Atlanta may be still developing as far as urban cities are concerned but they are far from ugly. Ugly with a capital 'G' are cities where I came from, some NE cities that is.
 
Old 08-12-2007, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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WoW, I've never seen a panarama of the city like that. From downtown Brooklyn to downtown looking up to midtown. I've always since little child been a fan of New Yorks skyline. It's hard to beat overall.
 
Old 08-12-2007, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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Thats a really good picture of NYC.
 
Old 08-14-2007, 08:54 AM
 
Location: In God
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Whoa. I forgot that you responded to me on this thread. But I don't know about Atlanta. I'm going to assume you haven't explored much less visited Dallas in a while. You are 100% wrong on Dallas. They are developments just across the freeway in Dallas. Victory, Uptown, West Village, Turtle Creek range from a few feet to 5 miles from Downtown Dallas. Not to mention that Dallas is building in downtown itself with the new art district and a couple of other towers rumored to getting built in Dallas. Dallas is doing a great job centralizing their buildings.
Yet, they still don't know how to build a lot in Dallas.

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Also, there is no maybe with Miami. Miami is centralizing it's city. No city has more buildings going up than Miami in the sunbelt. None.
Well except for the whole South Florida thing, you're very right. Believe I know. Which is why Miami has a larger downtown than Houston. Now, as I'm thinking about it, these are the two big cities that I favor the most. Houston and Miami. They're the most cosmopolitan, and have big futures ahead of them.
 
Old 08-14-2007, 08:59 AM
 
Location: In God
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BTW, this is by far the best picture of New York.
As far as all of the buildings that it captures, that is a great picture, but I just don't think it grabs the essence of the city. It's a little too gloomy and smoggy. But the angle is remarkable.
 
Old 08-14-2007, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Yet, they still don't know how to build a lot in Dallas.
What are you talking about? They are building a lot in Dallas right now. There are numerous projects going up close to downtown such as the arts district, Victory, and Uptown. They are close to building a park that will be built over the Woodall Rogers Freeway to close the gap between Downtown and Uptown. Have you seen what Dallas has been doing recently to say they don't know how to build a lot?
 
Old 08-14-2007, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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As far as all of the buildings that it captures, that is a great picture, but I just don't think it grabs the essence of the city. It's a little too gloomy and smoggy. But the angle is remarkable.
But this isn't about the city. It's about the skyline. You make look at is gloomy and smoggy. I look at as chaotic, beastly, and powerful and exudes everything there is American.
 
Old 08-14-2007, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Well said, Spade! NYCs skyline is amazing, my fave on earth.
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