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Old February 2nd, 2014, 07:37 PM   #3081
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Don't mind him. No one's list is wrong and we all prioritize different things. This is a discussion thread about 'best' north American skyline, but people need to respect other people's choices.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 09:37 PM   #3082
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Yes, the Shanghai skyline is pretty massive, but I think Isaidso was referring to how the buildings are closer together in New York, as if they are about to create a volcanic eruption. When I first saw the New York skyline, it was silhouetted against the setting sun, and I swear I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I thought it was mountain range.

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Old February 2nd, 2014, 09:40 PM   #3083
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I find that resource offers an excellent starting point. Statistics strip out personal preferences so one can see how subjective criteria like architecture, quality, familiarity, and iconic structures alter our views.

I thought I'd compile a list of north America's biggest skylines from that study:

01. New York
02. Chicago
03. Toronto
04. Panama City
05. Miami

06. Houston
07. Los Angeles
08. Atlanta
09. Mexico City
10. San Francisco

11. Las Vegas
12. Dallas
13. Philadelphia
14. Calgary
15. Boston

16. Seattle
17. Vancouver
18. Montreal
19. Honolulu
20. Minneapolis
Thanks, Isaidso! At least Miami has the statistical facts in its favor, if not all this subjective stuff where people can hide all their jealousy and city-bashing hatred behind an "honest opinion." I've discovered over the years that a lot of times, if you consider where those people are from and what's going on where they live, it explains alot.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 10:59 PM   #3084
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 12:53 AM   #3085
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I didn't realize I needed to write 300 words about every city I want to rank in a personal list that is just as subjective as it is objective. I can defend the placement of any city on my list, but I'm not going to preemptively write a novel just because (random person) may not agree with me on something.
What do you mean you didn't realize you had to write 300 words about every city, who said that?

You can defend your cities all you want based on other lists on this thread yours is clearly below par
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 03:20 AM   #3086
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Great set hunser. Especially the last photo.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 04:13 AM   #3087
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Great set hunser. Especially the last photo.
Yes, that last shot is great! I love shots that have both the Empire State Building and Bank of America in them. I love the juxtaposition of the old and the new in those shots. I'm sorry to say One World Trade Center turned out to be a disappointment for me.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 09:03 PM   #3088
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 09:33 PM   #3089
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The Los Angeles skyline doesn't get the accolades it deserves. People discount it because the expect something larger for a city of 18 million. It may be small for a city that big, but it's still a good skyline. San Francisco looks denser, but it always looks stumpy to me. Transbay should fix that.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 09:48 PM   #3091
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Yes, that last shot is great! I love shots that have both the Empire State Building and Bank of America in them. I love the juxtaposition of the old and the new in those shots. I'm sorry to say One World Trade Center turned out to be a disappointment for me.
The WTC was so famous that it was always going to be a tall order to design something that measured up.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 09:56 PM   #3092
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The WTC was so famous that it was always going to be a tall order to design something that measured up.
I would have preferred they continued on in the originally planned spire. What they did looks crappy and incomplete to me. I don't think it's worthy of New York.
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I find that resource offers an excellent starting point. Statistics strip out personal preferences so one can see how subjective criteria like architecture, quality, familiarity, and iconic structures alter our views.

I thought I'd compile a list of north America's biggest skylines from that study:

01. New York
02. Chicago
03. Toronto
04. Panama City
05. Miami

06. Houston
07. Los Angeles
08. Atlanta
09. Mexico City
10. San Francisco

11. Las Vegas
12. Dallas
13. Philadelphia
14. Calgary
15. Boston

16. Seattle
17. Vancouver
18. Montreal
19. Honolulu
20. Minneapolis
Just goes to show that quantity alone doesn't make a good skyline. I'd take Charlotte, Denver and Pittsburgh over Honolulu any day. Still, at least people from cities with unattractive skylines have something to hold onto.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 10:34 PM   #3094
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Just goes to show that quantity alone doesn't make a good skyline. I'd take Charlotte, Denver and Pittsburgh over Honolulu any day. Still, at least people from cities with unattractive skylines have something to hold onto.
They have something objective and of substance to hold on to. What someone finds personally unattractive is subjective and is just their personal opinion.
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Just goes to show that quantity alone doesn't make a good skyline. I'd take Charlotte, Denver and Pittsburgh over Honolulu any day. Still, at least people from cities with unattractive skylines have something to hold onto.
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The Los Angeles skyline doesn't get the accolades it deserves. People discount it because the expect something larger for a city of 18 million. It may be small for a city that big, but it's still a good skyline. San Francisco looks denser, but it always looks stumpy to me. Transbay should fix that.
Also, people think of DT as the only skyline in LA which is not true...

Here is Glendale skyline in the forefront with DTLA in the back
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