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Old 02-20-2012, 08:34 PM
 
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Yeah, it does hook up with Google Maps. Nice feature.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:18 PM
 
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Well it's not Manhatten, or even Toledo, but It's ours, and I like it.
I love this quote!
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pa
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It seems like everyone pays attention to the downtown skyline and a little bit to the college town skyline, but overlooks the South End skyline with buildings like the Verizon tower, University Towers, St Nick's Cathedral, or Washington Square apartments.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:45 PM
 
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I've realized that although Wilkes-Barre's high-rises, skyscrapers, what have you were built over the course of more than 100 years, they're all around the same height, none exceeding 200 feet, which makes me wonder, is there some sort of height cap in the city? Perhaps because of the proximity to the airports, or maybe the tallest church is the height cap or something like that? Does anyone know?
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:20 PM
 
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It seems like everyone pays attention to the downtown skyline and a little bit to the college town skyline, but overlooks the South End skyline with buildings like the Verizon tower, University Towers, St Nick's Cathedral, or Washington Square apartments.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Scranton, PA
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Calling downtown Wilkes-Barre or Scranton a "skyline" is stretching it a little, don't you think....?
Nope.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pa
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Love the picture of South End, Heights, & East End. The picture of everything together would be more flattering if everything was taller. Haha. Did you take these on the trail off the mountain all the way up East Northampton?
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pa
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I think the only reason Wilkes-Barre seems to have more of a "skyline" is that all of its tall buildings are close together around Public Square, Scranton's are more spread out a few blocks apart from each other. But like I said, calling anything in this area a skyline is a bit of a stretch....but some people want to think that this area is some kind of big city or bustling metropolis. It is what it is, and Wilkes-Barre and Scranton are much closer to being small towns than they are big cities. Which is OK with me....NY and Philly are only a couple of hours away if I want the "big city."
They both have skylines. Scranton's is puny, but Wilkes-Barre is HUGE for a city of only 50,000. There are more than 35 skyscrapers (high rises) in W-B. Downtown is much larger than the square. As far as tall buildings go, you'll see skyscrapers from North St all the way down to Ross St & in East End and Heights as far up as Sherman St. That's like 20 blocks of skyscrapers. If you're on the Back Mountain, Daniel J Flood Tower & The VA Medical Center, both a little farther from the rest of the tall buildings blend into the skyline. People forget, Wilkes-Barre used to be one of the major hub cities of the Northeast. Most of those buildings, however, are so old that they predate steel reiforcement.
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:56 AM
 
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:01 AM
 
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Tallest building in NEPA!


This alley always reminds me of Philly.






... And people say there's nothing to do here.




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