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View Poll Results: which have the best skylines in terms of being noticable and in size
Los Angeles(including all smaller "downtowns") 27 15.25%
Vancouver 20 11.30%
Atlanta 33 18.64%
Detroit 16 9.04%
San Diego 9 5.08%
Seattle 47 26.55%
San Francisco 46 25.99%
Jersey City 6 3.39%
Boston 16 9.04%
Oklahoma City 3 1.69%
Las Vegas 12 6.78%
Denver 13 7.34%
Dallas 23 12.99%
Nashville 4 2.26%
Portland 3 1.69%
Miami 31 17.51%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 177. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-08-2007, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Wi for the summer--Vegas in the winter
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1) Chicago
2) New York City
3) Pittsburgh
4) Seattle
5) San Francisco
6) Denver
7) Los Angeles
8) Portland Oregon
9) Houston
10) Detroit

 
Old 05-08-2007, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Lakewood, CO
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Oh come on! Who the hell voted for Jersey City?!

By the way, GreggB, I'm surprised you ranked Denver number 6. Is it really that great? Better than Houston and LA?
 
Old 05-08-2007, 11:02 PM
 
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Miami is nice. Where is Houston?
 
Old 05-08-2007, 11:23 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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By the way, GreggB, I'm surprised you ranked Denver number 6. Is it really that great? Better than Houston and LA?
LOL. IMO, no, not even.
 
Old 05-09-2007, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Lakewood, CO
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LOL. IMO, no, not even.
The difference between Houston and Denver--and their skylines--is that Denver is a small city surrounded by a sea of suburbs while Houston is just, well, Houston.

So Denver has a bunch of mini-downtowns with a modest 'real downtown.' Houston's is huge--and getting better every day.

Denver's is pretty because of the mountainous backdrop and the state capitol--but it's no Houston.
 
Old 05-09-2007, 09:35 AM
 
Location: In God
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The difference between Houston and Denver--and their skylines--is that Denver is a small city surrounded by a sea of suburbs while Houston is just, well, Houston.

So Denver has a bunch of mini-downtowns with a modest 'real downtown.' Houston's is huge--and getting better every day.

Denver's is pretty because of the mountainous backdrop and the state capitol--but it's no Houston.
The collective skyline of Houston is great, but some of the individual buildings, to me, aren't very attractive.
 
Old 05-09-2007, 02:02 PM
 
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sorry about the cities i left out. the main reason i did this is because my sister is thinking of moving out of l.a. i put one's up that she is considering moving to because she likes to live in a city with a very lively downtown. i added a couple of my own favorites, but cities like philly just didn't appeal to us.

And yet Jersey City does? I would rethink that. Philly has a very lively downtown, one of the best and safest in the country.
 
Old 05-09-2007, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Well this is a weird poll, then. If the OP wants to find out which cities have lively/active downtowns for his sister to relocate to, why does skyline have anything to do with it? The two are very different questions.

You have cities like Boston and DC that have great active downtown neighborhoods but horrible skylines, and there are cities like Charlotte which has a nice little skyline but not much going on downtown. For a place to live, I think what the downtown has to offer in the way of streetlife, amenities, etc. are far more important than how pretty the office towers look from far away.


And as far as Jersey City goes, it has a growing downtown, but it still leaves much to be desired. In terms of skyline, I prefer Jersey City's neighbor to the west, Newark.
 
Old 05-09-2007, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Wi for the summer--Vegas in the winter
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Oh come on! Who the hell voted for Jersey City?!

By the way, GreggB, I'm surprised you ranked Denver number 6. Is it really that great? Better than Houston and LA?
DENVER, with the mountains as a backdrop, is quite nice. L.A.--well it's nice on days that you can at least see it (no smog).
 
Old 05-09-2007, 05:50 PM
 
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Chicago and Pittsburgh. Favorite smaller city skyline is Cleveland. or Ann Arbor.
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