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Old 05-06-2010, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Here's the Long Island expressway's view of the skyline, which is only like maybe 2 miles away from it. Right by my old neighborhood A lot of buildings are usually in the way when you're on the highway. You can see it around 1 minute into the video.


YouTube - NYC Drive 3-8-09 - Pt 2 of 5 - Maspeth to Long Island City
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:49 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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^^That's because it's generally a lot hillier there. As a kid, I visited my dad's coworker often in NNJ. I don't remember which town though. They lived in a development that was a HUGE hill. Walking down it was really steep, and you had a really nice view of the skyline.
That, and if you noticed crossing the GWB into NJ alot of the state is settled on these cliffs.

Interesting fact, North Bergen, NJ has the most hills per square mile besides SF- and they're STEEP (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jag9889/3928887107/ - broken link). My old town had lots of hills, I hated walking home from school!
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I hate to say it, but NJ seems to have the better views of the skyline compared to the outer-boroughs. It's because the buildings are in the way, and it's pretty flat.
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:58 PM
 
Location: MN
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I hate to say it, but NJ seems to have the better views of the skyline compared to the outer-boroughs. It's because the buildings are in the way, and it's pretty flat.

That skyline is increible!
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:06 PM
 
Location: MN
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minneapolis - Google Maps

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=minnea...2,85.7,,0,2.25

These are pretty cool. but it's only from a few blocks away!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f2/Minneapolis.JPG (broken link)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2682/...0351c9ab4c.jpg

http://img196.imageshack.us/i/mplsstpaulaerial.jpg/

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Old 05-07-2010, 01:19 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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So much depends on the topography and the foliage of an area. In areas where it's flat and prairie, you can see for miles. In other areas that are hilly and wooded, the skylines sometimes come in and out depending on your specfic vantage point, viewing angles and obstructions like trees.
Yep, Dallas is prairie & you can see its downtown skyline up to 25 miles away on a clear day from almost any angle. At night its even more visible with all of the colorfully lit buildings.

Houston not so much. The 50 foot tall pine trees spread all over the city tend to block most good views from far away, however coming from South & West offer stunning views of all the skylines because its less forested in those areas of town.

Topography plays a HUGE role, not just the height of a skyline.
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:49 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Our skyline is at the bottom of a bowl at 2165 feet, and as you approach the city from any direction, you are descending into the bowl.

Whether it be from Boulder City (2450) to the east, or Apex pass to the north(2400) or from the NW (Mountain pass at 4500 feet) or coming north on I-15 you can see it as far away as 30 miles. Particularly the Stratosphere Tower at 1149 feet in altitude.

I used to live in Minneapolis, I could have sworn, coming from I35 north, I could, occasionally, see the top of the IDS tower from as far away north as
Lino Lakes. And to the south, from Burnsville (my favorite approach to Mpls.) as you descend into the river valley, I thought Burnsville was furthur away than 25 miles. Maybe wrong.
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:19 AM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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On a clear day you can see the Boston skyline from the top of Mt. Monadnock in southwestern New Hampshire, some 65 miles away.

Boston Skyline from Mt Monadnock on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27036710@N05/4089479773/ - broken link)
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Old 05-07-2010, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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You can see the NYC skyline in A LOT of the NJ suburbs. Hackensack St (Running from East Rutherford to Hasbrouck Heights) has some great views since the street runs along side a cliff.
When I lived in Hackensack (8 miles from Manhattan) I could see the skyline in a few elevated spots (hilltop/sloping streets). I was able to see much of the NYC skyline from my physics class at the Hackensack HS.

You're able to see the NYC skyline from any city/town in Hudson County. They have some of the best views in the NYC metro if anything.

All the Meadowland towns (Lyndhurst, Rutherford, East Rutherford, Secaucus, Kearny, etc) you're able to see the skyline, especially on the highways since they're in the middle of marshland, so there's not much to block the view.

Newark has some spots if I remember correctly.
You can see the skyline from Paterson as well since it's pretty elevated out there.


FROM PATERSON

Uploaded on April 21, 2009 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/behind_blue_eyes/archives/date-posted/2009/04/21/ - broken link)
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From East Rutherford (NJ turnpike)

Uploaded on October 28, 2007 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/john_kay_1/archives/date-posted/2007/10/28/ - broken link)
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From Hackensack

Uploaded on September 7, 2005 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bunkzilla/archives/date-posted/2005/09/07/ - broken link)
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From Hoboken

Uploaded on November 21, 2009 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/quejaytee/archives/date-posted/2009/11/21/ - broken link)
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From Newark Airport

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awesome pics. when i worked in Little Falls, i loved how the Manhattan skyline just suddenly appears from nowhere driving back on rt. 3. the skyine also suddenly pops up when driving back on rt 46. good stuff.
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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^^That's because it's generally a lot hillier there. As a kid, I visited my dad's coworker often in NNJ. I don't remember which town though. They lived in a development that was a HUGE hill. Walking down it was really steep, and you had a really nice view of the skyline.
yup, places like Montclair, Clifton, Patterson, etc..all have hilly views.

here's one from Clifton (unfortunately, you have to take a tour of that stupid house before you get the view)

Manhattan Skyline Views! - Clifton, NJ, 07013 - 391,284 - Kim Randion - Castle Realty (NJ)
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