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View Poll Results: Best skyline in Upstate New York?
Albany 20 11.56%
Buffalo 93 53.76%
Rochester 47 27.17%
Syracuse 13 7.51%
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Old March 10th, 2005, 07:35 PM   #1
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Best skyline in Upstate New York?

Well, which city in upstate, do you believe has the best skyline?

Albany




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Rochester




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Old March 10th, 2005, 07:42 PM   #2
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^ I like all their skylines, but I am leaning towards Buffalo and Rochester @ the moment...
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Old March 10th, 2005, 08:35 PM   #3
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5 Tallest from each city...

Buffalo

One HSBC Center (529ft)
Buffalo City Hall (378ft)
Rand Building (351ft)
Main Place Tower (350ft)
Liberty Building (333ft)

Rochester

Xerox Tower (443ft)
Baush & Lomb Place (401ft)
Chase Tower (392ft)
Eastman Kodak Building (366ft)
First Federal Plaza (309ft)

Syracuse

State Tower (315ft)
(2)MONY Towers (268ft)
Toomey Abbott Tower (229ft)
Lawrinson Hall SU (223ft)
Bernardine Apartments (220ft)

Albany

Erastus Corning Tower (589ft)
Alfred C Smith State Office Building (388ft)
(4)Empire State Plaza (310ft)
Mohawk Tower (286ft)
Eastman Tower (286ft)

*I should point out that Albany's top 3 buildings are all STATE OFFICES...Blah
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Old March 10th, 2005, 10:55 PM   #4
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JAybird what is your fixation on upstate?

Buffalo takes this one. Especially since the other cities paid for Albany's highest buildings. Buffalo's got the most buildings too.
















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Old March 10th, 2005, 11:07 PM   #5
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AGREED!
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Old March 10th, 2005, 11:45 PM   #6
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i actually think the consistancy of syracuse's skyline despite being short makes it more appealling. next would be rochester, then albany and finally buffalo.

if buffalo's skyline were more condensed, it would easily be my favorite becuase it has a great stock of buildings and great architecture.
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Old March 11th, 2005, 12:00 AM   #7
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I dont think people realize the size (area) of Buffalo's downtown, the larger buildings are not in a cluster...or perhaps they are with the exception of the tallest the HSBC? as where Rochester and Syracuse have downtowns that are in central areas, Buffalo's seems to be more a strip going from the Medical campus to the foot of main.

but I see the point you are making.
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Old March 11th, 2005, 12:10 AM   #8
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I love upstate New York, I think it is beautiful up there in the summer by some pictures I have seen and researched. Not to mention, all of its cities have great things to offer, and the unique skylines, and I'd rather focus on Upstate New York than Toronto or the Golden Horseshoe in Ontario. I have yet to visit Syracuse and Albany, though, but I will one of these days. Buffalo is the BIG LEAGUE city up there, but even then, it feels like a small town compared to Toronto, and there are many other reasons why I like upstate New York, and I was impressed with some of the scenery in Western New York when I took a tour of it on my bike last year. Not to mention, much of upstate except for Albany, is in a bit of a sour economy crisis, and I like to support, not to mention the Sabres as well in Buffalo and show appreciation for them. Also, upstate is not SPRAWL crazy as say, the Ontario Golden Horseshoe is, and the people there are much friendlier (although I know they must be frustrated with the economy and poor government) than uptight-minded Ontarians.
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Not to mention in the last poll of this similar kind I did two years ago, Rochester actually had the advantage in votes. I did on SSP, though, so I don't know if that means anything.
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yes, the biggie about upstate new york is that sprawl is almost non-existent but there are patches of it her and there. if the economy was healthy, i would move back (and stay) in a heart beat. buffalo has so much potential and still is twice the city as those in the south that are two or three times its size.

oh, and go bills.
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Old March 11th, 2005, 12:28 AM   #11
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My Ranking . . .
1. Buffalo
2. Rochester
3. Albany
4. Syracuse

BTW, do Utica, Binghampton, or Niagara Falls have substantial skylines?

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Old March 11th, 2005, 12:33 AM   #12
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^ for its size, utica has a modest skyline.
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Old March 11th, 2005, 01:54 AM   #13
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i actually think the consistancy of syracuse's skyline despite being short makes it more appealling. next would be rochester, then albany and finally buffalo.

if buffalo's skyline were more condensed, it would easily be my favorite becuase it has a great stock of buildings and great architecture.
I can't see a skyline in teh Syracuse pic. You could insert the entire Syr skyline into Buffalo's and not even notice it.
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My Ranking . . .
1. Buffalo
2. Rochester
3. Albany
4. Syracuse

BTW, do Utica, Binghampton, or Niagara Falls have substantial skylines?

P.S. This should be my 100th post. Now to 500!

Here is Niagara Falls Skyline from Buffalo City Hall Observatory

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Old March 11th, 2005, 02:25 AM   #15
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Here is Niagara Falls Skyline from Buffalo City Hall Observatory

Forget the view of Niagara Falls. Look at those beautiful streets of Buffalo. Why anyone wouldn't want to live there is beyond me. Just look at the trees! Are all cities up north like that?
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^I guess maybe I should have included Niagara Falls and Utica... but I wasn't sure what to expect if I put those two cities in the mix. I have never seen Binghamton's skyline before.

Here are a few more pics of Buffalo's skyline, to add :











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Old March 11th, 2005, 05:15 AM   #17
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the Bing? lol nice place actually, lemme see if I can get some shots up on this piece. As for The syracuse skyline, eh it's okay...pretty dense for a city that size IMO, and Rochester just has a bunch of 70-80's boxes...blahh.

I just spent the last 3 hours sucking down Ice cold Labatt 20oz Mugs...Oh Yeah, whata buzz.
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Old March 11th, 2005, 07:18 PM   #18
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I like 'em all. Some great old buildings in each one, and nice density for their size too. But how about some of the little cities?

Utica :



Jamestown:



Elmira:



And finally the best, Ithaca



Collegetown area of Ithaca:



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Old March 11th, 2005, 08:06 PM   #19
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LOL...Ithaca...hahaha(where is that?)

Lets see some places like Watertown, Binghamton, Lockport, Olean or maybe even Auburn

Utica sure looks alright, but it must be the people there that give it it's great reviews...lol

I have a bunch of NY State city photos I'll post tonight if I remember, we have some awsome places here...too bad the economy sucks
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Old March 11th, 2005, 08:24 PM   #20
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From an aerial perspective Buffalo blows other upstate cities away, but from a skyline perspective it wins by a small margin over Rochester IMO.
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