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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 10-23-2007, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA / Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, has so many skylines in every direction.

Houston has several skylines also.

Those two cities, if all their skylines were combined would look HUGE!

New York, and Chicago, are the big dogs, for the traditional cluster.

Those that come into play after that

San Francisco
Seattle
Dallas
Philly
Miami
Boston
Twin Cities
Denver

 
Old 10-23-2007, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Originally Posted by Monumental1 View Post
Of course Philly, Chicago, and the rest of the east coast etc. have more history, and older buildings than the west coast, just by default because they are older cities. Consequently with being older has brought on neglect and some serious slums in the older cities of the US that is nothing short of tragic.

Its not quite that simple slugger. Read a couple books about the rise and fall of the big cities east of the Mississippi. "Being old" doesn't turn cities into slums,failed and ill-advised government turns cities into slums.



Of course you wouldn't know anything about that,tucked far far
away in your north pacific cubby hole.

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Old 10-23-2007, 08:09 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Chicago, where the first skyscraper was build, is #1
A view from the lake is the best in the world
 
Old 10-23-2007, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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[b]San Francisco - Has Cable cars started in 1873, Coit Tower, Golden Gate bridge, Victorian row Houses, Funk music, Hyphy, Alcatraz, computer technology, Apple, Digidesign, etc, etc, are you kidding me?

[b]Seattle - Smith Tower 1914 Tallest in the world outside of Manhattan, Pike Place Market Opened 1907 and one of the oldes continually-operated public farmers markets in the country. Washington State Ferries, the Largest fleet of passenger and automobile ferries in the US, Third in the world, began late nineteenth century, The floating bridges, the 520 is the longest floating bridge in the world. The Space needle, Grung music, Rock, Punk, Jimmy Hendricks, microsoft, WAMU, Amazon, Starbucks, richest man on planet earth etc. etc. are you kidding me.
Well, I admit I was a bit off the mark when I said the "architecturally bland" comment - I do appreciate what you said in that every city has their own character and represents different eras. There is certainly character in Seattle and San Francisco, but I guess I was just trying to emphasize the age difference. I really do aspire to visit more cities on the West Coast (and Chicago, of course).
 
Old 10-23-2007, 08:21 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Originally Posted by Monumental1 View Post
Los Angeles, has so many skylines in every direction.

Houston has several skylines also.

Those two cities, if all their skylines were combined would look HUGE!

New York, and Chicago, are the big dogs, for the traditional cluster.

Those that come into play after that

San Francisco
Seattle
Dallas
Philly
Miami
Boston
Twin Cities
Denver

If all of New yorks skylines were combined (including in the area like Nj), It would be ENORMOUS! - Midtown, Lower manhattan, Jersey city, Newark, Brooklyn, Queens, etc.!
 
Old 10-23-2007, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Doesn't every major metro have "several skylines"??? I don't get how that's a bragging right.
 
Old 10-24-2007, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA / Los Angeles, CA
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If all of New yorks skylines were combined (including in the area like Nj), It would be ENORMOUS! - Midtown, Lower manhattan, Jersey city, Newark, Brooklyn, Queens, etc.!
New York already is ENORMOUS, that's why it's tops. Understand, Cities have to combined entire metro area skylines just to make up one that is New York. New York is un freakin' believable. Amazing. You wasted precious time typing that.
 
Old 10-24-2007, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Henderson NV
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If all of New yorks skylines were combined (including in the area like Nj), It would be ENORMOUS! - Midtown, Lower manhattan, Jersey city, Newark, Brooklyn, Queens, etc.!
No Jersey City, no Newark, sorry.
 
Old 10-24-2007, 01:37 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA / Los Angeles, CA
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Well, I admit I was a bit off the mark when I said the "architecturally bland" comment - I do appreciate what you said in that every city has their own character and represents different eras. There is certainly character in Seattle and San Francisco, but I guess I was just trying to emphasize the age difference. I really do aspire to visit more cities on the West Coast (and Chicago, of course).
Well spoken!

You know the great thing is all cities are different, and that is the beauty of it. Don't campare New York to L.A. or Seattle to Philly, or what ever. Visit them, and take them for what they are, and you will have a much greater time. You know Vegas does casino's, L.A. does fast cars, beaches, sexy women, NY does fashion, huslte and bustle, Philly has it's cheesescakes, Liberty bell, Seattle,has the scenery, the coffe, whatever, just do those cities when you are in them and explore their cultures, history, and how they do things. Every city will always be different from where you come from, (maybe some similarities).

Visiting other cities you will find this country is very unique, it's almost like every Big City is it's own country in itself. I think that is just fantastic.

You have people from this city that hate that city, or people from that coast who hate that coast. It's rediculous. I'm from the west coast, and I love New York, really dig Miami, I have a good time where ever I go. I could just as easy say, wow New York looks so old, I hate it, Philly I hate it, and so on and not give it a chance and explore what these cities have to offer, and really miss out on interesting things, and people that I might not have experienced in my own city.

I ecourage you to yes, visit the west coast, you have to see Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, as well as Chicago. Take them for what they are, and not as some comparison to where you are from, and I guarantee you will have a blast.
 
Old 10-24-2007, 08:27 AM
 
Location: In God
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Hang out there, then go immediately to Chicago or New York. I do this with some frequency, and the difference is marked.
Okay? That still doesn't take away from the density of those cities I mentioned. All it means is that you go from cities of smaller, less active downtowns to two much much larger downtowns that are thriving.
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