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Old February 4th, 2014, 05:51 AM   #3101
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Old February 4th, 2014, 08:55 AM   #3102
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That list is certainly the least subjective way to judge a skyline. We can all argue personal preferences until we're blue in the face.
Not sure I'd consider it much less subjective than any other method considering the very thing being measured (the arbitrary 500ft threshold) is entirely subjective. The only difference is that adhering to this measurement subjugates a person's own aesthetic preferences to those of whoever made that measurement a commonly used statistic.

No doubt many of the people going by such measures would have lists that look very different if they went solely by their own aesthetic evaluations (judging the skylines by their appearance rather than having their perceptions influenced by such stats).
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Old February 4th, 2014, 09:37 AM   #3103
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Old February 4th, 2014, 03:58 PM   #3104
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Not sure I'd consider it much less subjective than any other method considering the very thing being measured (the arbitrary 500ft threshold) is entirely subjective.
No matter how you slice it, it's still something definitive that can be measured. Therefore, it cannot be entirely subjective! Some people prefer the 100-meter threshold (328 feet) because it favors cities like Sao Paula and Vancouver. Other people like the 200-meter threshold (656 feet) because they like height. Others prefer the 150-meter threshold (492 feet) because it's not too extreme either way. Where you want to start measuring is entirely subjective, but the actual numbers themselves are not.
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Old February 4th, 2014, 04:10 PM   #3105
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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.
It doesn't make a good skyline by itself, but you do need bulk to even enter the discussion. Quantitative measures strip away subjective criteria like personal taste. I'd much rather have data backing up my claim than arguing that city 'X' belongs there because I think its buildings look nice. I suppose cities with puny skylines will always have people who think a few buildings they personally like will qualify that city for a best skyline list.

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Still, at least people from cities with unattractive skylines have something to hold onto.
This part of his post borders on trolling. Another statement like this from anybody gets an infraction.
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Also, people think of DT as the only skyline in LA which is not true...
Agree. Toronto and New York are the two other cities that come to mind. They also have multiple skylines, but tend to only get judged based on their main cluster.
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Agree. Toronto and New York are the two other cities that come to mind. They also have multiple skylines, but tend to only get judged based on their main cluster.
There is also Houston, which has even more land area than Los Angeles, thus has it's tall buildings all over the place and not just in downtown.
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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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Whoa!! Its been a while since I've been to Los Angeles, things are definitely picking up. Hollywood is becoming much more dense! Now that is what I call a skyline. For me, LA is definitely in the top 5 best skylines of North America.
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Whoa!! Its been a while since I've been to Los Angeles, things are definitely picking up. Hollywood is becoming much more dense! Now that is what I call a skyline. For me, LA is definitely in the top 5 best skylines of North America.
Bronx, when was the last time you were in LA? Hollywood it's been transforming for quite some time now... it's going to be a long fight with the nimbys for heavier densification.
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There is also Houston, which has even more land area than Los Angeles, thus has it's tall buildings all over the place and not just in downtown.
Does it have a significant cluster besides its CBD or is it more accurate to describe it as a smattering of skyscrapers around metro Houston?
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Bronx, when was the last time you were in LA? Hollywood it's been transforming for quite some time now... it's going to be a long fight with the nimbys for heavier densification.
About ten years ago. I was pretty young then, never really paid any attention to the skyline. I don't recall the larger towers to the far right, and I see there's another one rising on the left of that picture I quoted. Haven't bothered keeping up with Hollywood development. I guess that's why I got caught off guard.
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Vancouver looks a lot like Santiago de Chile in that last picture above.
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Does it have a significant cluster besides its CBD or is it more accurate to describe it as a smattering of skyscrapers around metro Houston?
Yes, there is the Galleria area which includes the tallest building in the U.S. not in a CBD, Williams Tower.

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I think San Francisco is pretty underrated. Many people say its short and boxy, but its incredibly dense and is pretty imposing when viewed in person.

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