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Old January 1st, 2007, 09:56 PM   #441
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Chicago and New York are impressive but I would not say they are the best. I find Chicago's boring and boxy with a few exceptions on the skyline. New York's has a similar architectural style throughout with some jewels sticking out. Everyone knows the Empire State.

But my choice goes to San Francisco. I like how they use the setting for the skyline and how the skyline fits in. The architecture is just beautiful.
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Chicago and New York are impressive but I would not say they are the best. I find Chicago's boring and boxy with a few exceptions on the skyline. New York's has a similar architectural style throughout with some jewels sticking out. Everyone knows the Empire State.

But my choice goes to San Francisco. I like how they use the setting for the skyline and how the skyline fits in. The architecture is just beautiful.
How about the Towering Inferno? They place it on SF
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Old January 2nd, 2007, 10:34 AM   #443
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Chicago's architectural grandeur and history is buried inside the streets and not visible at a skyline level. Its skyscraper legacy is fairly well preserved and advertised, but it requires a bit more digging inside the Loop.
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Old January 2nd, 2007, 11:57 AM   #444
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I haven't seen Chicago on street level. Would like to see some pics
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Old January 2nd, 2007, 12:14 PM   #445
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I haven't seen Chicago on street level. Would like to see some pics
I've got plenty of Chicago street-level shots from my recent visit last November :

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=408284
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=408367
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=416698

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Old January 2nd, 2007, 05:55 PM   #446
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to me , New York is the best....Chicago come second..
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Old January 2nd, 2007, 11:01 PM   #447
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1/ chicago
2/ nyc
3/ vancouver, canada

outside us and canada, i think panama city has the best skyline

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Old January 3rd, 2007, 06:51 AM   #448
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I've got plenty of Chicago street-level shots from my recent visit last November :

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=408284
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=408367
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=416698

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Thanks for the links. Chicago is pretty vibrant within the city centre. But it's pretty laid back in the outskirts
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 08:43 AM   #449
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Thanks for the links. Chicago is pretty vibrant within the city centre. But it's pretty laid back in the outskirts
That can be said for most North American cities.
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 09:23 AM   #450
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That can be said for most North American cities.
The only North American city I know where it's vibrant outside the city centre are NY, LA and Miami.
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 09:24 AM   #451
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^I don't know about NY but I agree with LA and Miami.
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The only North American city I know where it's vibrant outside the city centre are NY, LA and Miami.
I wouldn't think the suburban parts of NYC can beat Times Square's crowds and liveliness. It's pretty quiet in Connecticut where I lived. I also wouldn't consider sprawl developments lively either. They may be lively with cars but how many people do you see strolling along the street outdoors?
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^I don't know about NY but I agree with LA and Miami.
Definitely LA because I find other parts like Venice Beach, The Strip or Westwood livelier than downtown.
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 11:02 AM   #454
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^The Historic Core of Downtown LA is very vibrant during the day as well but is completely dead at night.
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^The Historic Core of Downtown LA is very vibrant during the day as well but is completely dead at night.
I always go to downtown when I'm there and it's pretty vibrant during the daytime. At night it's not just inactive but it can be dangerous. I saw alot of homeless there at night
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Old January 4th, 2007, 07:38 AM   #456
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^I don't know about NY but I agree with LA and Miami.
Outside the city as in NYC or outside of Manhattan? If it's outside of Manhattan than you must have never seen Brooklyn or most of Queens, even the Bronx.
South Nassau County as well come to think of it.
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^Outside the city of course.
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Damn, look at Seattle!

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I like Vancouver's building layout over Seattle. Vancouver has a lot more buildings, albeit short on average. Both have nice mountain settings.
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I like Vancouver's building layout over Seattle. Vancouver has a lot more buildings, albeit short on average. Both have nice mountain settings.
To me, I prefre Seattle. Vancouver despite the impressive skyline doesn't have the supertalls that Seattle has plus their skyline is mostly residential condos.
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