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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 10-25-2007, 08:48 PM
 
Location: moving again
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It's because most people wouldn't view those two skylines as grand or and they don't really set themselves apart from any mid to small sized city skyline in America. They're both pretty small, but that Jersey City's tallest building looks nice.......
And to kind of prove my point, I haven't seen anyone of those skylines until now......
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yeah, but I was grouping every city in the area and its skyscrapers, not caring how 'grand' the cities or skylines were, i was just saying if you combined all of Manhattan, you would have a mega skyline

 
Old 10-25-2007, 08:48 PM
 
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Oh my God. You're not fooling anybody by suggesting that Chicago is that great and that important that everybody knows everything about it. There is only one city that holds that title, and that is New York. If there is a second city, it's Los Angeles without a doubt. Then Chicago.

And I highly doubt that it has anything to do with anyone's school system. It isn't like they give history lessons on Chicago.


My exact sentiments towards you.
Aw. You're cute when you're angry.

So how about this: Let's concede that both of us are totally expressing opinions (each based on our own experiences).

I'll rest on the fact that Chicago is perennially highly ranked as a world city and prominently recognizable skyline. You'll rest on your criteria.

Done? Done.
 
Old 10-25-2007, 08:54 PM
 
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Why doesn't someone actually go do this? Go into your downtown or busy area of your city and come back with the results. I'm not sure if I could trust some of you, but some would give honest answers. Everyones arguing about which one is most recognizable so why don't you f****** do something about it instead of sitting on your ***es all day arguing one here?
 
Old 10-25-2007, 08:58 PM
 
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Aint this a gas? You're advanced enough to be using the Hubble gorilla zoom spacescope XLSC camera to snap pictures of Seattle with Mt Ranier in the background but you don't have a simple calculator to figure out the distance between Seattle and Mt Ranier.

I was closer with my 100 mile assessment . I'll give you credit you have one hell of a picture snapping aparatus



86 miles
Best of the Northwest: Seattle Visitors Guide (http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/visitorsguide/centry.asp?ID=111 - broken link)
Those are driving directions on windy roads. It's 54 miles as the crow flies. Mount Rainier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
Old 10-25-2007, 08:59 PM
 
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Why doesn't someone actually go do this? Go into your downtown or busy area of your city and come back with the results. I'm not sure if I could trust some of you, but some would give honest answers. Everyones arguing about which one is most recognizable so why don't you f****** do something about it instead of sitting on your ***es all day arguing one here?
You're a charmer, too!

I live in Chicago. I'd get some looks if I started walking around going "do you know what city this is?"
 
Old 10-25-2007, 09:05 PM
 
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You're a charmer, too!

I live in Chicago. I'd get some looks if I started walking around going "do you know what city this is?"
LOL. That would be pretty funny though. Well where does the other person live? They could try. Or you could ask and just leave Chicago out but include SF, LA, NYC, Seattle, Miami, Philly, Boston, Pittsburgh, Houston, and Dallas.
 
Old 10-25-2007, 10:41 PM
 
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Seattle is ok but none to special. As far as the survey, perception matters more than reality. Most reasonable people can identify the Chicago skyline - unless they were educated in Texas.
 
Old 10-26-2007, 10:46 AM
 
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I like Dallas, probably because it's so different than where I live on the East coast.

I liked the buildings lit up at night.
 
Old 10-26-2007, 12:07 PM
 
Location: LaSalle Park / St. Louis
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I would like to see pictures of different skylines taken from the same distance (in the same scale). This would truly show the differences in size, architecture, etc. The arch while grand in St. Louis would look silly next to the Sear's tower. And we would then see how small Seattle, Dallas, etc look next to NYC or Chicago.
 
Old 10-26-2007, 03:39 PM
 
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I would like to see pictures of different skylines taken from the same distance (in the same scale). This would truly show the differences in size, architecture, etc. The arch while grand in St. Louis would look silly next to the Sear's tower. And we would then see how small Seattle, Dallas, etc look next to NYC or Chicago.
Most of Chicago's skyline would fit in midtown Manhattan. Seattle and Dallas combined probably equal Chicago.
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