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Old 10-25-2011, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Pixburgh
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apologize if it was already posted but..

about a
half mile away, is the end of the 'entrance to the city' and you can see the skyline.. coming from west (airport)side anyway
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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apologize if it was already posted but..

about a
half mile away, is the end of the 'entrance to the city' and you can see the skyline.. coming from west (airport)side anyway
Oh my God I have to drive to Pittsburgh.
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:59 PM
 
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apologize if it was already posted but..

about a
half mile away, is the end of the 'entrance to the city' and you can see the skyline.. coming from west (airport)side anyway
Wow, what an incredible view! Have to add Pittsburgh to the 'must see' list.
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Atlanta the Beautiful
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some say you can see Atlanta from Brasstown bald in a clear day, don't know if theres any truth to that then the linear distance would be something like 70 miles away or so. I have personally never seen it but that would be awesome.
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:58 PM
 
Location: vista
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Cool not quite

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Come on people, how many skyline debates can you have. How many LA vs NYC threads can you discuss...We all live close to Major Cities, let's hear it. I can see MPLS up to 25 miles away. I want to hear what you NYC obsessers have to say. You can probably only see LA's from 2 miles with all their pollution. Houston and Atlanta people think their skylines are so rad, well from how far away can you see it?
On a clear day, of which there are more than you think, L.A., SD and SF's skyline can be seen from as far as 50 miles away.
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:03 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Driving in from the west, you go through a swamp with I-10 on elevated piers above it. It's pretty cool at night, to be in absolute nothingness and surrounded by water and see the skyline.
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:39 AM
 
Location: KC Area
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some say you can see Atlanta from Brasstown bald in a clear day, don't know if theres any truth to that then the linear distance would be something like 70 miles away or so. I have personally never seen it but that would be awesome.
There was a picture on here of it, but it was pretty poor quality. I've tried to find more pitures of it but have come up with nothing. Anyone else have one?
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:03 PM
 
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So, how far can you see your skyline.

I know coming into Chicago, one can see the skyline from a LONG ways out. Not too sure how far, but we drove for miles before we were actually there. Probably because of the clear skies and flat topography.

I can see the Minneapolis skyline from my hometown, which is 25 miles as the crow flies.
Don't know if I was seeing things, but I was on top of a 200 foot sand dune at Warren Dunes State Park in SW Michigan. It was an absolutely clear day, and I thought I could see the Sears Tower across Lake Michigan (Warren Dunes is directly across from Downtwon Chicago--about 50 miles). Again, I don't know if it was Chicago, but I definitely saw some kind of structure directly on the other side, and it wasn't a boat.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:13 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Not too clear here but at this location you can see 2 downtowns combined! In Minnesota of course

http://www.google.com/maps?q=Hello+C...287.02,,1,2.04
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:47 PM
 
Location: KC Area
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Not too clear here but at this location you can see 2 downtowns combined! In Minnesota of course

Hello City Data - Google Maps

Could only see one. Sorry, maybe I didn't look well enough.

There are many places in the Twin Cities where you can see both. I like the one from Indian Mounds Park and over a railroad (don't know which one) on Snelling Avenue.
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