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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, 12:34 AM
 
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tell me which cities you think have the most significant skylines. choose no more than two

 
Old 05-08-2007, 12:35 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Chicago and New York win this one if I had to pick any two.
 
Old 05-08-2007, 12:40 AM
 
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Chicago and New York win this one if I had to pick any two.
im purposely not putting chicago and new york becasue they win every poll, hands down. i want to see the feelings people have for other cities
 
Old 05-08-2007, 10:39 AM
 
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Default Philadelphia??????

How could you possibly omit Philadelphia from this poll? Have you ever been to center city? Our skyline (especially the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, which was modeled after the Champs Elysees) is breathtaking.
 
Old 05-08-2007, 10:47 AM
 
Location: In God
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Out of the choices, Atlanta wins. It arguably has the most distinctive and unique skyline in the country, yet it's also somewhat odd. But in a good way.
 
Old 05-08-2007, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Detroit's is pleasing, although not overly large. Shame about the rest of the inner city though. YUCK!

Denver is pretty nice too, once again w/o being overly large or small. Works for me!

Vancouver's is arguably the largest of these, but its kinda boring (minus the mountains).

Atlanta's is ok, but its kind of a hodge-podge of strange designs, none of which are really eye-pleasing, same goes for Nashville.
 
Old 05-08-2007, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Hmmm... weird list. I mean I understand the reason for leaving NYC and Chicago out, but after those two, some of the big followers aren't here.

Minneapolis
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Houston

I think those four would rank higher than many of the ones on this list. But sticking with the ones on the list I think I'd go with Miami.

...but with the important caveat that a pretty or big skyline does NOT a "good downtown" make.

 
Old 05-08-2007, 12:11 PM
 
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Hmmm... weird list. I mean I understand the reason for leaving NYC and Chicago out, but after those two, some of the big followers aren't here.

Minneapolis
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Houston

I think those four would rank higher than many of the ones on this list. But sticking with the ones on the list I think I'd go with Miami.

...but with the important caveat that a pretty or big skyline does NOT a "good downtown" make.
That's what's great about Philly, we have a great skyline and a great downtown.
 
Old 05-08-2007, 06:20 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.
 
Old 05-08-2007, 06:34 PM
 
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im purposely not putting chicago and new york becasue they win every poll, hands down. i want to see the feelings people have for other cities
I would have voted for Chicago and New York had they been there, but since they weren't, I voted for Boston and San Francisco.
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