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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 02-26-2007, 12:27 PM
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Vote! In my opinion: peerless New York City.

Old 02-26-2007, 12:35 PM
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minneapolis does it for me....a very balanced skyline (shaped like a mountain...rises to a peak in the center) of crispy clear ultramodern glass designs
Old 02-26-2007, 01:26 PM
Location: S.W.PA
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Its not so much the actual architecture that sets Pittsburgh's skyline apart, but its the approach. From the south its the most dramatic: thru the tunnel and WHAM- its right in front of you. From the east it is revealed a bit more slowly from left to right, as you come around a hill along the river bend.
Old 02-26-2007, 01:34 PM
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NYC. The view from the harbor is outstanding and it is such a large city with some of the most recognizable buildings and landmarks world wide.
Old 02-26-2007, 03:57 PM
Location: Fort Worth
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I love skylines, so I can't just pick one.
Houston is great because it has "multiple downtowns". From certain areas it looks as big as New York.
Dallas is great because of it's architecture.
Seattle and Pittsburg are great because of their surroundings.
L.A. is great........when you can see it .
New York and Chicago are great because of their histories and sizes.
Vegas at night, Miami in the day by the ocean, Toronto, Boston, New Orleans, St. Louis, Minneapolis, San Fran...... they all have great skylines.

But if I could pick one, it would be Chi-town. The Sears Tower as the dominant tower, the skyline that sits right next to the lake, the mix of old and new buildings.......it's beautiful.

God I wish my town had a skyline like these cities.
Old 02-26-2007, 05:32 PM
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska. What we lack in skyscrapers...we make up for with mountains!

Old 02-26-2007, 06:02 PM
Location: Midwest
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I go with my hometown of NYC
Old 02-26-2007, 06:58 PM
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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I voted for New York, too. Something about the layout of all those buildings...

Second place would have to be Anchorage, though! Great picture, Rance! Wow.
Old 02-26-2007, 07:16 PM
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Default Isn't it OBVIOUS?! LOL!

http://www.steamtownmarathon.com/images/steamtowncopy.jpg (broken link)

http://www.emporis.com/files/transfer/sixwm/2006/07/471807.jpg (broken link)
http://www.emporis.com/files/transfer/sixwm/2006/07/471690.jpg (broken link)
http://www.emporis.com/files/transfer/sixwm/2004/05/266745.jpg (broken link)
http://www.emporis.com/files/transfer/sixwm/2006/07/471686.jpg (broken link)

NOTE: The shots of Wilkes-Barre are property of John W. Cahill. He's a photographer whom I admire greatly, and I hope to duplicate his wonderful skyline photos as soon as the weather clears up with various shots of the Scranton skyline.
Old 02-26-2007, 08:50 PM
Location: South Carolina
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Rance Gorgeous Pictures

The way the sun is shining on those pictures it looks like a city made of gold.
That would make an awesome wall mural.
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