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View Poll Results: St. Louis or Kansas City
St. Louis 23 63.89%
Kansas City 13 36.11%
Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 01-27-2008, 07:01 PM
 
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St. Louis or Kansas City?
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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I think St. Louis is more recognizable with the arch there, but KC can hold its own as well.
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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I'd rather see a skyline of an old barn, a silo, and grazing cows
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:47 PM
 
Location: 9B, Idaho
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There should be plenty of those opportunities in Missouri as well! I think this is really close to being a toss-up. Obviously I've seen downtown St. Louis way more often than downtown Kansas City (which I saw for the first time last September!). I voted for St. Louis in the poll because the Gateway Arch, the Old Courthouse and the other downtown buildings go so well together. The view of it coming over the Poplar Street Bridge from Illinois at night is outstanding.

But downtown Kansas City is startlingly good too! You would think that San Jose, with about 925,000 people would have a far bigger downtown with taller buildings. It really doesn't! I think Kansas City has a much more attractive downtown than not only San Jose, but also Sacramento and Oakland. Downtown San Francisco is really pretty when you drive over the Bay Bridge from Oakland (who could dispute that?), but I would be willing to wager that both Kansas City and St. Louis have cleaner downtown streets.

So an edge to St. Louis, to summarize. But you really need to visit both downtowns if you can! They're only four hours apart by car.
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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And you can take a detour and visit Jeff City on the way, or check out Columbia.

Here's a couple pics:
St. Louis
http://www.doylecottage.com/public_html/St.Louis.jpg (broken link)
http://www.doylecottage.com/public_html/St.Louis.jpg (broken link)
KC
http://www.kcskyscrapers.com/albums/album68/AerialTourKansasCityMay2006_147_edited.jpg (broken link)
http://www.kcskyscrapers.com/albums/...147_edited.jpg

I hope both pictures do the cities justice. If not, post your own. Thanks.
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Old 01-28-2008, 12:57 AM
 
Location: 9B, Idaho
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For comparative purposes, here's a pic of downtown San Jose from aerialarchives.com:



Again a slight edge to St. Louis, I would say in a head-to-head matchup with Kansas City, but both Missouri cities top downtown San Jose's skyline despite having a combined population smaller than San Jose!
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:31 AM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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I don't typically care for west coast skylines. For some reason I like the charm of older cities' skylines.
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:45 AM
 
Location: Joplin area
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I think Joplin has the best skyline. JK

I do like the smaller "skylines" of Missouri like Joplin and Springfield more than either Kansas City or St. Louis, but between the two I like KC more.
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Ava, Mo
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My vote in the KC/St.L debate would have to go to St. Louis. I have seen that view more times, and the Arch is a beautiful site.
However my favorite skyline would be the one I see when I look out my window here in the heart of the Ozarks. The ridge after ridge of the beautiful hills. Especially on the mornings when the mist lies between each ridge. Oh, the beauty of the Ozarks.
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Old 01-28-2008, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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How can you not just LOVE that Arch pic that StlCards posted? Beautiful! We've got to come up with a nickname for STLCardsBlues - too much typing!!!!

Great pics! Both great cities.
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