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View Poll Results: How many skylines does your city have.
1 skyline (normal) 48 21.72%
2 skyline's (bi-normal) 34 15.38%
3 skyline's (not natural) 39 17.65%
4 skyline's (Something is wrong) 18 8.14%
5 skyline's (HOW DID YOU DO THAT) 16 7.24%
6 skyline's (Can't believe it) 14 6.33%
7 skylines (DAMN) 41 18.55%
NO SKYLINE. 21 9.50%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 221. You may not vote on this poll

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Old September 28th, 2008, 08:42 AM   #61
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How many skylines does Chicago have?
Oh wow...

Well I suppose you could consider the entire lakefront from the South Loop in the south to Edgewater in the north as one skyline, which includes Downtown Chicago and the northside lakefront.

After that, you have Hyde Park in the south and Evanston in the north, then the Illinois Medical District about a mile west of Downtown. So that's four skylines total there.

The suburbs are trickier to count. Suburban Chicago doesn't have distinct skylines so much as it has corridors with two or three midrises every exit: I-90 between Elgin and O'Hare is one corridor with probably four somewhat distinct skylines: Rosemont, Arlington Heights/Elk Grove, Schaumburg/Rolling Meadows, and Hoffman Estates.

Then the I-88 corridor between Oak Brook and Aurora has several clusters: Oak Brook, Downers Grove, Naperville, and Warrenville.

Then there's the I-94 north corridor that includes the likes of Skokie, Wheeling, Lake Forest, and a few others.
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Old September 28th, 2008, 07:43 PM   #62
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Calm down im just playing around, but it does seem like your stating Miami has the most skyline's, and if you look at the first post in this thread I was trying to see what city has the most skyline's.
Calm down? When did it seem like I was ever angry? Anyways again I never said it had the most, never. The question was How much skylines does your city have, I just showed Miami had 15 in all. Am I supposed to lower it so Baltimore/DC can come out on top? I dont get it. Im just posting the facts without any opinion input.
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Old September 29th, 2008, 01:58 AM   #63
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Im not saying it has the most, I never said that. I dont know about the rest. Im just stating what we have down here in Miami.
Who ever said I said you were angry, it just seemed like you were a little jumpy, especially over the part when you said "I never said that". Im just playing around you probably misinterpeted what I said, and I probaly misinterpeted what you said. So we are straight right, AND YES YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO LOWER THE AMOUNT OF SKYLINE'S IN MIAMI SO BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON CAN WIN, DUH.
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Old September 29th, 2008, 02:11 AM   #64
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I don't think Sharpstown is a "skyline." Atlanta airport isnt either and it does not have a building that is as tall as one in Sharpstown. 3,4,or 5 buildings do not mean you have a skyline. Atlanta has 4 (DT, Midtown, Buckhead and 285 between GA 400 and I 75) and Houston has 6 (DT, Uptown, Med Center,Energy Corridor, Westchase, and Greenway Plaza).
I guess it's about opinion. The twin 19 story Arena Towers is the center of Sharpstown yes, but I think of the other buildings as well, including those on Hillcroft and the apartment towers near the mall. Every single building is not directly next to each other, no, but when looking at them from a distance they appear to be clustered together and they are indeed in the same area. There is a clear distinction from Westchase and Sharpstown from a distance. I find it interesting that you say Westchase has a skyline but Sharpstown doesn't.

Anyway, the airport in Atlanta can be classified as a skyline but Sharpstown can't? I'm just asking.
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Old September 29th, 2008, 02:43 AM   #65
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This is Greenville, SC skyline, We the people of Greenville have seen a series of high-rises that have been shot down, but we the people of greenville think we will see a brighter future for downtown greenville.
This has alway's been one of my favorite pic of greenville.
While this has alway's been my favorite pic, because this was the first pic I ever saw of Greenville, if they ever made another shot of this in 2008 it would look way bigger because this is a old shot.
http://www.millenniumcampus.com/pdfs...lanBooklet.pdf This is Greenville's future skyline. yeah future, GO GREENVILLE. (there is no pic's of the building's just site-plan's of building's but it's amazing atleast to me, eventually what I said about Huntsville in the "pic's of Birmingham from two week's" thread will apply to greenville, over the office park part.
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Old September 29th, 2008, 06:49 AM   #66
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Geesh, the way we're being liberal with the term "skyline," I guess Charlotte would have about five: Uptown, SouthPark, Ballantyne, UNC-Charlotte, and that suburban office complex off the southern end of I-485. We could even say there are two skylines within the loop: the CBD and the government district.
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Old September 29th, 2008, 07:27 AM   #67
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Why are people from KC and Chicago posting in this thread?

As for the definition of skyline, I don't think it has so much to do with collection of bulky buildings, as just simply providing me a built environment that is impressive from a distance. Almost always, you need large, tall buildings to accomplish this. But you can also accomplish it with smaller buildings, like for instance, the view of Johns Hopkins posted back on Page 3..I feel completely fulfills the requirements of good skyline, while some districts that focus more on the bulky/tall buildings are much less impressive. That's why I feel it has less to do with a sheer volume of bulky structures.

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^ I think this qualifies as a skyline, barely, and it's very attractive
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Old September 29th, 2008, 07:33 AM   #68
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Hi SRG.
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Old September 30th, 2008, 01:52 AM   #69
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maybe we could see more photos of suburban office parks that some are calling "skylines"?

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Old September 30th, 2008, 03:07 AM   #70
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yes, srg your saying JH can be considerded to be a skyline, ha ha other cities baltimore has multiple skylines. Yes you guys see that's a lot of construction.
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Old September 30th, 2008, 04:18 AM   #71
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Old September 30th, 2008, 08:40 PM   #72
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Why are people from KC and Chicago posting in this thread?

If Oklahoma people can post on the Southeastern forum then it's ok for other states from the Midwest/Plain States region to post here too.
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Old September 30th, 2008, 08:44 PM   #73
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You don't speak infoman? I thought everybody did.
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Old September 30th, 2008, 11:20 PM   #74
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Old October 1st, 2008, 04:54 PM   #75
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The City of Miami has 8. The biggest ones are Downtown, Brickell, Wynwood, and Midtown. Smaller ones are Coconut Grove, Civic Center (medical center) and small sparce ones are Coral Way and Little Havana. Outside the city limits in Miami Dade County alone there are 7. Large ones are Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Sunny Isles, Aventura,and Dadeland. Smaller clusters that make a skyline are Doral and Blue lagoon/Airport area. And if I were to go as far as some people here I would and could add some clusters of office buildings near highways and tiny clusters of condos near the beach or a dense group of condos in buildings in Hialeah.
That number would jump to at least 30 if you count the entire metro (adding in the Ft.Lauderdale and Palm Beach areas with their dozens of beach skylines).
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 01:11 AM   #76
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I CANT BE POSSIBLE. WELL MAYBE THIS WILL SHUT EVERYBODY UP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0Lkd...40899&page=132
This is a video of one of Baltimore's new skyline's being built.
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 03:28 AM   #77
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Back Bay Boston

Downtown Boston

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Cambridge Skyline

University of Massachusetts skyline

Massachusetts General Skyline
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 03:01 AM   #78
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Uptown Charlotte

South Park Charlotte (I cant really find a good pic of South Park Skyline, so somebody from Charlotte who has a pic of SP skyline can help me out right)
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 05:56 AM   #79
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I thought you were finished with SSP?

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Old October 3rd, 2008, 03:49 PM   #80
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Houston is really the only city known for its multiple skylines.
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