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Old 04-02-2011, 10:23 PM
 
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theres a myth that you can see both nyc's & philly's skyline from the top of kingda ka at six flags great adventure, the park is in central new jersey and is equidistant from nyc & philly (about 60-70 miles away from both cities downtowns).

Kingda ka is about 450 feet tall and goes at nearly 130 miles per hour so you wouldn't get a great view of either city if you could even find them in such a short amount of time (like 2 seconds).

Another myth is that you can see philly's tallest building (the new comcast one) from nyc's current tallest building (the empire state building) on a clear day. One wtc (the freedom tower) will probably give better views because it's taller and further south than the empire state building.
is this true?? I know i have seen the philadelphia skyline from nitro at six flags great adventure. This lady got interviewed on the news about going to the top of kingda ka by elevator, & seeing both skylines
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:24 PM
 
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Default Skylines from Coasters

Is it true that you can see NYC, and Philly from Kingda Ka?
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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The farthest I've seen the Miami skyline is from downtown Ft. Lauderdale on top of an observation deck around 200 feet up. That's about 25 miles away. It was still pretty clear, I estimate that at that height, maybe another 10 miles or so it could be visible.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:38 PM
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/57709369@N06/5356114030/
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:39 PM
 
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This is an image of the New York City skyline from Skyline Drive, Morristown, NJ
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:40 PM
 
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This is an image of the New York City skyline from Skyline Drive, Morristown, NJ

http://www.flickr.com/photos/57709369@N06/5356114030/
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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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.
I can see the Toronto skyline from Here in Niagara Falls. It's about 70 miles to drive but I'm looking maybe 40 over the lake. That CN tower it sticks up a long ways.
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:13 PM
 
Location: The City
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38 miles away - it is just above the treeline in the center of the image

VERY Distant Philadelphia Skyline | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vertryn/2799690616/ - broken link)
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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From Short Mountain, just outside Woodbury, TN, on a really clear day you can see the Nashville Skyline, which is about 65 miles away by road, and probably 45-50 as the crow flies. I think that's pretty good since the tallest building in Nashville is just 617 feet and 33 floors.
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:56 AM
 
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Depending on the elevation you could see the Washington Monument from quite a far distance.
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