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Old 03-19-2021, 08:29 PM
 
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I've seen it from Bear Mtn, 45 miles away
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1072/...c17f4b72_b.jpg

I'm not sure what the limit on Long Island is.

I saw an oldish photo (pre 9-11) of the NYC skyline from something like 40 miles out in the ocean. Coo pic, I'll have to try harder to find and link it.
You can see it from Robert Moses
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Old 03-22-2021, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Land of Ill Noise
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The furthest I've found that one can see Chicago from the other side of the lake is from Benton Harbor/St Joseph, a distance of 98km / 61 miles:


https://imgur.com/8O84Rff


The lake gets too wide and is too far north from there upwards
I remember once seeing the Chicago skyline from Michigan City, IN myself. And like that Imgur pic shows, it is great when you can time going there, when the sunset is occurring! Didn't realize it was visible from as far away, as Saint Joseph, MI's lakefront myself.

I also once remember seeing someone upload a drone pic(or something else like that which was an aerial pic), of the Chicago skyline being visible in the distance(all the dozens and dozens of miles away) in the air above the square in downtown Crown Point, IN.

I remember someone else(from a different message board) once say you could see the Toronto skyline from at least Fort Niagara State Park in western NY state north of Buffalo and also Niagara Falls(NY), and from all points west of there. Doing a search of pics on google, this is indeed true you can see Toronto's skyline on a VERY clear day from Ft. Niagara State Park(and at that point, it's 30 miles north per signs within this park): https://goo.gl/maps/tdSfanntck7zmH6R9

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Old 03-22-2021, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Live:Downtown Phoenix, AZ/Work:Greater Los Angeles, CA
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On days with good visibility, you can see Downtown LA all the way from Irwindale
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Old 03-23-2021, 08:10 AM
 
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You can see Charlotte, North Carolina from Grandfather mountain.
https://grandfather.com/charlotte-skyline/
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Old 06-09-2021, 11:29 PM
 
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Back in May 2020 I was able to spot Tyson’s Corner, VA, a suburb of DC from 56 miles away as the crow flies. Was a minute or so after taking off from BWI airport and were probably 2-3k feet in the air at the time. Rather impressive when considering the tallest building in the city is only about 500 feet.
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Old 06-10-2021, 12:01 AM
 
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You can only see the Mobile, Alabama’s skyline from either the Bayway/Causeway or I-165. Even though we have a nearly 750ft skyscraper, you can only see it if you are above the tree line. I was able to see the skyline from like 12 miles away on the Ferris wheel in the state fair tho
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Old 07-31-2021, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Westchester County, NY
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If you're on a hill, you can see Toronto's CN Tower, straight across the great lakes from the Niagara Falls, NY area.
I am visiting that area and saw it today.


Originally Posted by lammius View Post
I've seen it from Bear Mtn, 45 miles away
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1072/...c17f4b72_b.jpg

I've seen it about 15 or so miles farther north from the top of Mt. Beacon.
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Old 07-31-2021, 08:45 PM
 
Location: New Brunswick NJ & Simsbury CT
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Some Manhattan ones:

I can see the Manhattan skyline in its entirety from a 15-floor building in New Brunswick NJ.

I can see it from a family's 3 floor house on a hill top in Darien CT

When I was flying from BOS to SYR, I was over Greenfield MA... exactly north of Springfield by the VT border and I could see the lights down to NYC (it was nighttime) from an elevation of 33,000 feet. Thought that was so cool.

When you are on the top of Kingda Ka at Six Flags in Jackson NJ you see both Philadelphia's and New York's Skyline. Pretty cool...

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Old 08-01-2021, 12:15 PM
 
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Super far
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Old 08-01-2021, 03:38 PM
 
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Some Manhattan ones:

I can see the Manhattan skyline in its entirety from a 15-floor building in New Brunswick NJ.

I can see it from a family's 3 floor house on a hill top in Darien CT

When I was flying from BOS to SYR, I was over Greenfield MA... exactly north of Springfield by the VT border and I could see the lights down to NYC (it was nighttime) from an elevation of 33,000 feet. Thought that was so cool.

When you are on the top of Kingda Ka at Six Flags in Jackson NJ you see both Philadelphia's and New York's Skyline. Pretty cool...
That is pretty cool, that on a clear day you could see both Philly's and NYC's skyline from the top of the Kingda Ka ride!

Speaking of seeing lights of a metro area, I remember when flying back from San Francisco(SFO) to Chicago(ORD) that it was cool I briefly could see all the lights of the Salt Lake City metro area, from the air! Which probably was from like Provo, north to probably Ogden.

BTW a few years ago on the Atlanta subreddit(and as a few past pages talked about Atlanta's skyline), I recall someone posted that on a clear day you can see its skyline from as far north as Blood Mountain. Which is 73 miles north, btw. Here is that original post and thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/Atlanta/com...tain_ga_xpost/
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