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View Poll Results: Best Upstate skyline?
Buffalo 13 27.08%
Niagara Falls 0 0%
Rochester 17 35.42%
Syracuse 7 14.58%
Albany 8 16.67%
Troy 0 0%
White Plains 3 6.25%
Binghamton 0 0%
Voters: 48. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-29-2012, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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I just don't get the love for Buffalo's skyline. Buffalo definitely has great architecture. But, their skyline is lame in my opinion. One dominant building.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:19 AM
 
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What's the modern looking building in Niagara Falls? Anyone know?
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:26 AM
 
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What's the modern looking building in Niagara Falls? Anyone know?
Are you talking about the Seneca Niagara Casino? seneca niagara casino - Google Search
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:39 AM
 
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Are you talking about the Seneca Niagara Casino? seneca niagara casino - Google Search
The one in the pic 585WNY posted. I'm not sure if that is it or not.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:26 AM
 
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Default Buffalo's The Best

lol. Did someone "float" White Plains farther north up the Hudson on a barge to "real" Upstate. White Plains is downstate last time I was there and practically a next door neighbor of NY City. You have to go north to at least Kingston before you arrive in "Upstate" New York State. Yes, I know some people think one step north out of New York City is Upstate = Not!

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Well what I meant by upstate was outside of New York City, but I guess you're right, it's only a couple miles north of the Bronx
You put Troy on this list and didn't put Utica on the list? What's that about? Utica's "skyline" is better than Troy's & Binghamton's. If you're going to have Troy then you should also have Watertown's & Schenectady's skyline; although difficult to photograph.

I'm from Syracuse but our skyline wouldn't be the best skyline until we get 2 new 35-40 story highrise buildings that do not have black or dark colored exteriors and are not simple-uninspired rectangular boxes set on their small end. I'd like to see one higher-rise (35-40 stories) building with a "mirrored" exterior finish; such as the John Hancock Bldg. in Boston. And one higher-rise (35-40 stories) building with a white color exterior finish. OR maybe Syracuse could be really futuristic and have a spiral shaped or curved-upward shaped building. A real unique shaped building would become the "symbol building" when people would think of Syracuse. These 2 new buildings could have retail stores & lunch-time eatery & atrium on the ground floor, some parking below ground, on the 2nd floor some womens nicer clothing store-womens accessories-womens jewelry-large size stylish clothing-womens etc. & any other stores wanting retail space, on the third floor and upward=business office space on several floors, above that=downtown apartments on a few floors, then on the highest floors with the best views could be condos & corporate suites, and the top (? 2 ?) floor(s) could be a city-view observation deck and a mid-price menu restaurant = mid-priced so families and visitors/tourists could/would afford to eat there. Maybe one of these high-rise buildings could have 7 or 8 floors of hotel rooms. Two floors of affordable small compact rooms (would always be rented), a few floors of regular rooms, and a couple floors of hotel spacious room suites. Everyone wants to have people go downtown so what better way than to build 2 new Syracuse futuristic (35-40 stories) high-rise multiple use buildings. Then people could live-work-shop-eat-attend Syracuse University right from a downtown Syracuse location.

>>>>Any of you Corporations out there want to build your Corporation Headquarters or East Coast Headquarters Office Building in downtown Syracuse?<<<< Do I hear West Coast Silicon Valley Companies OR Canadian Companies who want a convenient U.S. location Headquarters Building OR do I hear Germany or Europe?? Anybody? We have a non-congested International Airport. We have State and local government planning/assistance to help you locate here. Syracuse location is within 320-400 miles (or Closer) of most major U.S Major East Coast - some Mid-West - several major Canadian Cities; a convenient uncongested location = Syracuse is closer than 320-400 miles to the cities of: Boston, Hartford, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Washington-DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City.

So, here's my serious vote for best "Upstate" city skyline = hands-down, Buffalo!! Okay-Buffalo, send my gifts "in-care-of" City-Data; just kidding! lol-again. Just some light-heartedness this morning.

grdnrman

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Old 08-29-2012, 01:19 PM
 
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Syracuse Skyline


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Old 08-29-2012, 01:24 PM
 
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Syracuse Skyline - View of Southern Hills (Photo taken by The Post-Standard
http://media.syracuse.com/news/photo...7db4a8d0d9.jpg
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:33 PM
 
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Rochester. Bridge=win.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:48 PM
 
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Default Too much haze.

Photographers. You've got to use some lens filters to help rid those Syracuse photos of all that HAZE! Its not smog; just haze that appears accentuated in a photograph.
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