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Old 05-31-2010, 03:40 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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You can see Omaha maybe 15 or 20 miles out. The lay of the land doesn't let you see it that far. I do want to explore the surrounding areas though and see if I can find a spot further away, high on a hill or something.
I was on I-29 in Iowa, surrounded by nothing but corn fields, and I could see the Omaha skyline. It was surreal.

Anyway, Pittsburgh's skyline you can't see until you're right on top of it, thanks to the terrain. Driving into downtown on I-376 from the west, you don't see it until you exit the Fort Pitt Tunnel, and there is is right in front of you! I love making that drive, especially at sunset or at night.
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Old 05-31-2010, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Our city of Charleston doesn't really have many tall buildings like a New York or Chicago, but you can see our high cable-stayed bridge (575 feet tall) from what seems like forever.

You can see it on a clear day from about 20-25 miles out in the ocean, and you can see it from about 11 miles W when you get on a bridge heading from John's Island to West Ashley.

Here is a view of our skyline from Fort Sumter

charleston3.jpg (image):

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Old 05-31-2010, 03:55 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Lexington from 7 miles away in the horse farm country

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Old 05-31-2010, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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Here are some cool SF views from far away...

San Francisco skyline from 16 miles north from atop Mt Tamalpais


San Francisco skyline from 30 miles east from atop Mt Diablo.


San Francisco skyline, 71 miles south from atop Mt Hamilton
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Mesa, AZ
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Not sure about how many miles away the Strip can be seen from, but I know on the drive into town the Strip appears out of nowhere like a mirage, but it is a lot further away than it looks. The beam of light from the Luxor Hotel's pyramid can be seen at airplane level from as far away as Los Angeles, CA.
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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This area is forested, so there aren't many opportunities to see the skyline unless you're very close to it. The farthest I've seen it is 5 miles away in an elevated area, but that was only because it was during the winter when there weren't any leaves to block the view.
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Wow. Great views. Myrtle Beach can be seen for miles along the Atlantic. You can see their tallest buildings for probably 20 miles up the beach. I've vacationed in Cherry Grove (part of North Myrtle Beach) and you can see the tallest buildings in Myrtle on a good day.

From Myrtle Beach itself, you can't really see that far except to the south. From the tall buildings on the high floors, you can see 20 miles.
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:33 PM
 
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About 15 miles away from a western suburb outside of Cleveland
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:34 PM
 
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On a clear day you can see the Pittsburgh skyline from Chestnut Ridge which is 45 miles away.
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Long Beach
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Boston can be seen from the top of Mt Monadnock-about 70 miles away in southern New Hampshire.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3254/...bd713218ec.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2601/...81101265b6.jpg

My city of Springfield, MA can be seen from about 20 miles away from the top of Mt Holyoke.
Amherst As Seen From Mount Holyoke on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/radunzel/2863503875/in/photostream/ - broken link)

[disregard the description, that's the Springfield skyline]

http://i16.tinypic.com/5xy5992.jpg
This shot is of Springfield and Hartford


Springfield seen from Ellington, Connecticut
http://image50.webshots.com/150/3/64...8ErNxLG_ph.jpg
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