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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 10-24-2007, 08:29 AM
 
Location: In God
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Show the average person a skyline picture of most any city including Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, LA and they will not be able to tell you which city it is.
NYC, Chicago, SF, STL, Denver (because of the mountains) have features that set them apart.
Actually, both Dallas and Houston have very unique buidlings. The reason they aren't recognized is because the average person knows little about each city period.

 
Old 10-24-2007, 08:36 AM
 
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I'll admit that I like skylines that are very large, panoramic, and very tall. So I guess I favor the bigger three: New York, Chicago, and Houston. I believe that either Los Angeles or Atlanta is fourth, so them as well.
 
Old 10-24-2007, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Houston has more than just one skyline, as you all know. I just wanna show them all

If all the highrises in Houston were put closer twords downtown, the city could compete with Chi-town and NY for the top spot, I believe.




NYC has 5,600 skyscrapers.

Houson has 300.
 
Old 10-24-2007, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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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.


He basically blew up your bold statement that Houston has a very dense downtwn. He gave you great examples of what dense downtowns look like- NYC and Chi . You can't then just simply say Oh Houston still is dense, just not as dense as NYC.

Downtown*Houston*Dense* cant be used in the same sentence. Houston sounds like a great city but stop trying to make it something it isn't.
 
Old 10-24-2007, 09:15 AM
 
Location: LaSalle Park / St. Louis
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Mpope: Actually, both Dallas and Houston have very unique buidlings. The reason they aren't recognized is because the average person knows little about each city period.

That's my point. We're a bunch of skyscaper geeks. The average person is not.
So what makes a breathtaking skyline??
One that is unique.
One that has height.
One that has a variety of architecture.
One that has depth.
One that has a picturesque background or foreground
One that has unique landmarks.
 
Old 10-24-2007, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Actually, we're talking about skylines. And Houston, Dallas, and Atlanta murder Philadelphia and Boston in that department, so there. How do you like those apples?

I just dont see it guys . To me Philaldephia has a better skyline than Hou-Atl-and Seattle. Boston admittedly does need to start busting out some height as they are falling a little behind in the skyline category. But you can't convince me that the meandering disproportionate skylines of Hou-Atl are better than Philly. Seattle looks good with a little cropping but again it's not better than Philly.




2 different 800' buildings and dozens of 400' buildings buried and unseen in the downtown core in this picture








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Old 10-24-2007, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Id agree that Philly has a better skyline than Houston and Atlanta, but Seattle's is better IMO.
 
Old 10-24-2007, 11:01 AM
 
Location: In God
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He basically blew up your bold statement that Houston has a very dense downtwn. He gave you great examples of what dense downtowns look like- NYC and Chi . You can't then just simply say Oh Houston still is dense, just not as dense as NYC.
I didn't say Houston was very dense, I said it was dense. Along with Atlanta and Dallas. But much of downtown Chicago and New York aren't that dense either. I've seen denser

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Downtown*Houston*Dense* cant be used in the same sentence.
Then why did I just say it?

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Houston sounds like a great city but stop trying to make it something it isn't.
But see here's the difference between you and me: You've never been, and I've lived here for a few years. Your knowledge of Houston is based on pictures and hearsay.
 
Old 10-24-2007, 11:02 AM
 
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Id agree that Philly has a better skyline than Houston and Atlanta, but Seattle's is better IMO.
Of course, why wouldn't you say that? You've made no secret of your dislike for the Sunbelt.
 
Old 10-24-2007, 11:05 AM
 
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I just dont see it guys . To me Philaldephia has a better skyline than Hou-Atl-and Seattle.
Well...that's you. You've already had more than one person disagree with you, so deal with it.

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But you can't convince me that the meandering disproportionate skylines of Hou-Atl are better than Philly. Seattle looks good with a little cropping but again it's not better than Philly.
Why would I waste my time trying to convince you of that? All I did was state my opinion, and at the same time respected yours, only correcting you about that which you were wrong.
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