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Old March 8th, 2014, 06:56 AM   #3241
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How dare no one stick up for Detroit.
I did just 7 posts up, Post #3236!
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Old March 8th, 2014, 07:08 AM   #3242
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I meant in terms of visual content. Detroit has got an amazing cluster downtown as I have already shown above. Definitely the best in the Midwest, after Chicago.
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Old March 8th, 2014, 07:10 AM   #3243
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Old March 8th, 2014, 07:34 AM   #3244
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Detroit has tons of fabulous old buildings. I wish we could transplant a few of those under used ones here.
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Old March 8th, 2014, 07:37 AM   #3245
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I meant in terms of visual content. Detroit has got an amazing cluster downtown as I have already shown above. Definitely the best in the Midwest, after Chicago.
I really like this one a lot.

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Old March 8th, 2014, 12:21 PM   #3246
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Old March 8th, 2014, 06:41 PM   #3247
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Detroit has got an amazing cluster downtown as I have already shown above. Definitely the best in the Midwest, after Chicago.
I would put it 3rd behind Minneapolis, and I think most people here would agree with me. However, in terms of older building stock, Detroit absolutely has among the best in the country. Will there EVER be another substantial tower built downtown? I don't ever expect to see it in my lifetime, and I'm hoping I still have ~50 years in front of me.

It's too bad it isn't feasible to move some of those unused skyscrapers to other cities. If I could, I would airlift the Book Tower up to Boston. We would probably convert it into condos/apartments here. It certainly wouldn't languish as a shell of itself for years upon years....
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Old March 8th, 2014, 09:54 PM   #3248
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Old March 8th, 2014, 10:14 PM   #3249
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I quite enjoyed looking at your choices. Well done. A points system shows how close a lot of your choices are. #20 is only .5 points out of 6th spot. I'm curious, how far back would you put Mississauga, Newark, Honolulu, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Nashville, St. Louis, and Niagara Falls?

I agree with the separation you put between #1, #2, #3, and #4. After that it's very tight.
Thanks for the comment, mate.
I actually forgot about Detroit! I made a longer list and included the cities you mentioned:

1. New York (10)
2. Chicago (9.3)
3. Toronto (8.9)
4. Los Angeles (8.6)
5. Panama City (8.6)
6. Seattle (8.5)
7. Houston (8.5)
8. Vancouver (8.5)
9. Miami (8.4)
10. Philadelphia (8.4)
11. San Francisco (8.4)
12. Atlanta (8.4)
13. Minneapolis (8.4)
14. Dallas (8.3)
15. Calgary (8.3)
16. Mexico City (8.2)
17. Charlotte (8.2)
Mississauga, Toronto (8.2)
18. Boston (8.1)
19. Pittsburgh (8.1)
20. Montreal (8.0)
21. Las Vegas (7.9)
22. Cleveland (7.9)
23. Denver (7.8)
24. Cincinnati (7.8)
25. Detroit (7.8)
26. Columbus (7.8)
27. Austin (7.7)
Jersey City/Newark, New York (7.7)
28. Guadalajara (7.7)
29. San Diego (7.7)
30. Buffalo (7.6)
31. Tampa (7.6)
32. Nashville (7.6)
33. Kansas City (7.6)
34. Edmonton (7.5)
35. Honolulu (7.4)
36. New Orleans (7.4)
37. Indianapolis (7.4)
38. Raleigh (7.3)
39. Baltimore (7.2)
40. Oklahoma City (7.1)
41. St. Louis (7.1)
42. Portland (7.1)
43. Milwaukee (7.0)
44. Corpus Christi (7.0)
45. Winnipeg (6.9)
46. San Antonio (6.9)
47. Niagara Falls (6.8)
48. Des Moines (6.7)
49. Acapulco (6.6)
50. Providence (6.6)
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Old March 8th, 2014, 10:43 PM   #3250
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Nice list. Btw, Newark is in New Jersey.
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Thank you. I know, but I didn't count it seperately as I see it as part of the New York skyline.
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Old March 9th, 2014, 12:40 AM   #3252
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Thanks for the comment, mate.
I actually forgot about Detroit! I made a longer list and included the cities you mentioned:

1. New York (10)
2. Chicago (9.3)
3. Toronto (8.9)
4. Los Angeles (8.6)
5. Panama City (8.6)
6. Seattle (8.5)
I didn't know panama now is on north america
thanks for the tip
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Old March 9th, 2014, 01:14 AM   #3253
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Old March 9th, 2014, 04:55 AM   #3254
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That tall building centre left looks like someone superimposed another image on top of it.

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Always has been. Well now you know.
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I really like this one a lot.

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I was just going to say that. This shows perfectly the classic design of the older rises blended with the more modern designs. Placement is perfection!

Now if only they could cut the grass and turn the street lights on
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Old March 9th, 2014, 07:04 AM   #3256
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Hey I posted that pic. Nice move Quantumx, robbing me of all my 'likes', I see..

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I would put it 3rd behind Minneapolis, and I think most people here would agree with me. However, in terms of older building stock, Detroit absolutely has among the best in the country. Will there EVER be another substantial tower built downtown? I don't ever expect to see it in my lifetime, and I'm hoping I still have ~50 years in front of me.

It's too bad it isn't feasible to move some of those unused skyscrapers to other cities. If I could, I would airlift the Book Tower up to Boston. We would probably convert it into condos/apartments here. It certainly wouldn't languish as a shell of itself for years upon years....
I've forgotten all about Minneapolis. I would still place it after Detroit though. Pictures like the one above speak for themselves. Detroit has a very gothic, art deco flair that's very unique and recognizable . Its really not always about who has the most skyscrapers, at least not to me. Just look at Pittsburgh as another example, teeny skyline yet has a very beautiful set of wonderfully placed skyscrapers making it easily stand out from the rest.

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Would like to see more pictures of Baltimore. Looks like a splendid city.
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Hey I posted that pic. Nice move Quantumx, robbing me of all my 'likes', I see..
That wasn't my intention of course. Maybe you should have posted the one splendid pic by itself.
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Old March 9th, 2014, 08:39 AM   #3259
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That tall building centre left looks like someone superimposed another image on top of it.
I'll never understand the thinking behind that tower's (Texaco Heritage plaza) design. It's like a Cecil B. deMille stage set plunked down on top of a bland glass box. I wonder how many other half-Pomo towers exist around the world?
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Old March 9th, 2014, 08:48 AM   #3260
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Would like to see more pictures of Baltimore. Looks like a splendid city.
Baltimore was always a working class town which is why it never sprouted many tall towers even as it swelled to nearly a million people 65 years ago. Now, it has a nice skyline for a city of 621,000.

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