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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 10-20-2007, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA / Los Angeles, CA
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The West Coast of the US has the best looking beauty, and scenery. The cities on the west coast also have some of the best skylines in the US (Outside of NY and Chicago), and look very modern and breathe taking.

1. SEATTLE


 
Old 10-20-2007, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA / Los Angeles, CA
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Default Ugliest west coast downtown

Hands down goes to Portland.

What an ugly and uninspired skyline or lack there of. One of if not the worse of any city in the US over 500,000 other than Phoenix..

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/09/Portlandbridges.jpg/800px-Portlandbridges.jpg (broken link)
 
Old 10-20-2007, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA / Los Angeles, CA
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Default Underrated

Los Angeles.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/fa/LA05.jpg/800px-LA05.jpg (broken link)

 
Old 10-20-2007, 11:59 PM
 
Location: In God
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Los Angeles.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/fa/LA05.jpg/800px-LA05.jpg (broken link)

Well Los Angeles has competition with Houston. And Atlanta.
 
Old 10-21-2007, 12:32 AM
 
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I love the West Coast, born and raised in Seattle, and I've lived in San Diego, but the first time that I went to New York, the skyline took my breath away. I have to give it to NYC.
 
Old 10-21-2007, 09:31 AM
 
Location: In God
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Default Oh, and I almost forgot the "forgotten city"

SAN ANTONIO


Pretty isn't it? SA is another one of those cities that never gets credit for its extraordinary points (even in basketball). But when I lived there for a while as a kid, driving thru downtown was always a cool experience that me and my family only had a chance of doing maybe two or three times a year.

San Antonio isn't a very tall city, but it has a dense, very walkable CBD that is full of very old and classical architecture that puts even Houston and Dallas to shame. And it's still the most romantic city in the country, in my opinion. And don't get me started on Christmas time.

It truly is a gem of this state.

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Old 10-21-2007, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Whatever. That comment proves to me that you've never been into the downtowns of either of these cities. Lie if you want to, but I know you haven't.

1. New York
2. Chicago
3. Houston
4. Atlanta
5. Dallas
Guys, guys, guys, SF,Philadlephia,Boston are light years ahead of Houston,Atl,Dallas. US skylines start with NYC Chic SF Philly,Boston then you shake out the rest.

No offense but the cityscapes of Hou,ATL,dallas look like props from Universal Studios.

Downtown Houston looks exactly like the western suburbs of Philadlephia-Except in the Philly suburbs the buildings are 4 story sprawlers instead of 40 story risers.

Houston


Seattle

Seattle is Ok. Certainly a notch above the sunbelt cinderellas.But I would certainly put it behind SF-Philly-Boston. Like I said looks good from certain angles, especially if you got the Pluto lens that captures Mt Ranier 110 miles away. That was a cheap trick pulling a couple of ishtar Boston photos. I can grab some slick cityscapes of Boston that would Seattle look like walla-walla



Boston



Philly




1/4 of Philly skyline







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Old 10-22-2007, 12:26 AM
 
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Personally, I don't think Philly is that great. The Pittsburgh skyline is better and Seattle is even better. LA is on par with Philly, and I would have to say that Miami is starting to become a real competitor and I think its better than Philly. In a few years, when all the projects are complete in LA, La will def. be better than Philly. Boston is nice, but nothing spectacular.

The hills in Pittsburgh make it beautiful


Philadelphia may be dense, but for some reason, I don't find it amazing at all


Los Angeles




Century City


Miami

http://pics3.city-data.com/cpicc/cfiles26811.jpg (broken link)


Boston

 
Old 10-22-2007, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Sanpete County
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Anchorage, Alaska. What we lack in skyscrapers...we make up for with mountains!

This almost looks like Provo, Utah, but in Provo the mountains are taller, steeper, and closer. I tried to find a good photo of Provo to show, it is very beautiful, but I couldn't.
 
Old 10-22-2007, 12:30 AM
 
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This almost looks like Provo, Utah, but in Provo the mountains are taller, steeper, and closer. I tried to find a good photo of Provo to show, it is very beautiful, but I couldn't.




http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i10/lyzieMarie/provo.jpg (broken link)
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