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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 03-02-2007, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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1.NYC
2.Chi
3.SF

Philadelphia got into the modern skyscraper scene relatively late as there had been a 500 ft. height limit which was lifted in 1989. They do have an impressive collection of older 19th + 20th century midrises which makes for some nice density. There are currently 4 towers going up in center city that will add 200 stories and 2000 feet including the tallest tower between NYC + Chicago. Another 4 or 5 towers are scheduled to start in the spring.



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Old 03-02-2007, 10:53 PM
 
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Good photos of Philadelphia! I love the view of the skyline from the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

As for the previous photos, I would vote for the skylines of Minneapolis and Los Angeles any day. They're small but beautiful and surprisingly great.
 
Old 03-02-2007, 11:05 PM
 
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NYC has the most buildings 500 ft and taller, but we in Chicago still lay claim to the tallest buildings, and the most of them. Were also the only city in the USA with more than 1 building over 100 stories tall. There is another one under construction (Trump Tower) and a megatall (2000 ft! About 500 ft taller than the Sears Tower!) Chicago Spire that goes under construction this summer. Plus, dont forget, Chicago was the birthplace of the skyscraper and is still considered the city to have the best architecture.
That is because 2 of our tallest buildings got knocked down...remember???

NYC is also home to the tallest residental apartments in the world.

In part it is NYC's fault they lost the Trump Tower. Trump wanted to build the tower in NYC back in the 90's, but SOME people thought the tower would cast a SHADOW over Central Park and disrupt the rats living there. So he chose Chicago...He is also building a very tall condo complex in New Rochelle NY.

On a seperate note, if you are bored by NYC's skyline that leads me to believe that you have never seen the buildings up close. Some of the arctitecture and details inside the buildings is pretty incredible. I am sure Chicago is pretty cool too. It is not just steel and glass it is vision of great people reflected up there. Grand Central is pretty incredible after it's latest rennovation. (which my father worked on!)

BTW- the info on the buildings 500 ft and taller came from a website listing NYC's skyscrapers I posted over in the other topics forum. There could be more in the metro area. If anyone has different info I would be interested.
 
Old 03-02-2007, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Good photos of Philadelphia! I love the view of the skyline from the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Starting this spring they are supposed to begin constructing a 500' + tower on the left side of the Parkway(1601 Vine) that may help balance the skyline out from that angle. Also a 400' tower(Parkway 22) will be going up on the left side of the Parkway a bit closer to the Art Museum. The nimby's had them chop off 100 feet of this tower.

disclaimer: they were not my photos. props to the peeps who took those pics. So good work by them.
 
Old 03-03-2007, 07:20 AM
 
Location: NEW JERSEY
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If you've never sat down by the water in Weehawken, NJ you need to.

NYC skyline takes the cake, and you get such a great view from there. The NYC skyline is really breathe taking to me. It's great to just sit on a bench and stare at it, a great place to relax and contemplate.
 
Old 03-03-2007, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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Of the cities on the list, NYC for sure. But Charlotte has one of the most beautiful skylines in the nation and getting larger. Right now, there are 7 condo towers and several office towers ranging from 20-50 stories going up.
 
Old 03-03-2007, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Missouri
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I can't decide which skyline I like best! Thanks to all who posted pics, I enjoyed looking at them.
 
Old 03-03-2007, 08:02 AM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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Which city has the most beautiful and breathtaking skyline?-pic_boston.jpg

I haven't seen Boston posted, so I thought I would share.
 
Old 03-03-2007, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Wow rainrock those are great pictures of Philadelphia!

I noticed no one has voted for New Orleans and Kansas City, so here are their skylines:

New Orleans' is kind of so-so:


Kansas City's looks decent:
http://www.idir.net/~trish/nitesky.jpg (broken link)

Here's Miami's skyline:
http://www.herrmann-vermoegen.de/Miami_Nacht.jpg (broken link)
 
Old 03-03-2007, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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That is because 2 of our tallest buildings got knocked down...remember???

NYC is also home to the tallest residental apartments in the world.

In part it is NYC's fault they lost the Trump Tower. Trump wanted to build the tower in NYC back in the 90's, but SOME people thought the tower would cast a SHADOW over Central Park and disrupt the rats living there. So he chose Chicago...He is also building a very tall condo complex in New Rochelle NY.

On a seperate note, if you are bored by NYC's skyline that leads me to believe that you have never seen the buildings up close. Some of the arctitecture and details inside the buildings is pretty incredible. I am sure Chicago is pretty cool too. It is not just steel and glass it is vision of great people reflected up there. Grand Central is pretty incredible after it's latest rennovation. (which my father worked on!)

BTW- the info on the buildings 500 ft and taller came from a website listing NYC's skyscrapers I posted over in the other topics forum. There could be more in the metro area. If anyone has different info I would be interested.
The John Hancock still remains the tallest residential tower in the world, and thats in Chicago, not NYC. Plus, the Chicago Spire is going to be 2,000 ft tall, and thats residential as well. To put into comparison, the Sears Tower is only a bit over 1,400 ft tall. Yeah, the Spire is going to be a monster!
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