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Old July 11th, 2013, 11:47 PM   #3281
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I'm sorry I'm just responding to this, but the icons SO143 mentions are all skyscrapers and just towers, so you're not really following his logic and there is nothing to be laughing out loud about.

But while we we are on the subject of New York icons, one that is often overlooked is the Verranzano-Narrows Bridge. At the time of it's completion in 1964, it was the suspension bridge with the longest span in the world beating the Golden Gate Bridge by 200 feet. And unlike the Golden Gate bridge which connects San Francisco with Marin County, the Verranzano-Narrows bridge connects one part of New York City (Brooklyn) with another part of New York City (Staten Island). Views of that bridge in juxtaposition with the New York skyline are absolutely incredible. I'll try to find some pictures.
New York with its epic bridges just rocks. Unfortunately they are forgotten by many when thinking of 'skyline'.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 12:33 AM   #3282
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grrr... your avatar fooled me.. i thought there was a bug on my screen.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 04:07 AM   #3283
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New York with its epic bridges just rocks. Unfortunately they are forgotten by many when thinking of 'skyline'.
It's really too bad. NY has a stunning collection of bridges. Unfortunately, like many of its great high rises, they just get overlooked in the mass of the city.

Possibly my favorite bridge in the world:


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Old July 12th, 2013, 04:56 AM   #3284
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I didn't have much luck with Flickr, so I copied this old pic off of Wikipedia.

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Old July 12th, 2013, 07:03 AM   #3285
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I think New York's skyline was better with the Twins than the current WTC buildings. the Towers gave Downtown Manhattan a grand a shining beacon. It took your eyes away from the ESB and the massive swath of dense Midtown skyscrapers.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 04:49 PM   #3286
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I think New York's skyline was better with the Twins than the current WTC buildings. the Towers gave Downtown Manhattan a grand a shining beacon. It took your eyes away from the ESB and the massive swath of dense Midtown skyscrapers.
I think so too. I really miss those towers. They were my favorite place to go in New YorK.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 05:30 PM   #3287
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Old July 12th, 2013, 09:14 PM   #3288
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panama city....a bit underrated...
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Old July 13th, 2013, 05:23 PM   #3289
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After reading through this entire thread - and having been lucky enough to have visited a number of these cities - here's my 2C worth.

1. NEW YORK
2. HONG KONG
3. SHANGHAI
4. CHICAGO
5. DUBAI
6. SHENZHEN
7. TORONTO
8. SINGAPORE
9. TOKYO
10. MELBOURNE
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Old July 13th, 2013, 05:55 PM   #3290
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Melbourne for sure is in top 10
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Old July 13th, 2013, 07:14 PM   #3291
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Old July 14th, 2013, 10:25 AM   #3292
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Old July 14th, 2013, 06:22 PM   #3293
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Wow I did not realized that Chicago looks so futuristic until now
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Old July 14th, 2013, 10:13 PM   #3295
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Wow I did not realized that Chicago looks so futuristic until now
Really? It's taller buildings are more recent than many of New York's and I think they do give it a rather futuristic look. I was there twice last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. If only it weren't so cold in the winter, I'd probably live there.
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Old July 14th, 2013, 10:43 PM   #3296
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Old July 14th, 2013, 10:54 PM   #3297
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Really? It's taller buildings are more recent than many of New York's and I think they do give it a rather futuristic look. I was there twice last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. If only it weren't so cold in the winter, I'd probably live there.
Whyever the skyline of Chicago looks really futuristic to me on this picture. I also did not realized it before... Maybe it is in the movie Man of steel they used a city for the final fight that looks like Chicago. It was a surprise for me too, that was the reason I posted this opinion.
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Old July 14th, 2013, 11:49 PM   #3298
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Whyever the skyline of Chicago looks really futuristic to me on this picture. I also did not realized it before... Maybe it is in the movie Man of steel they used a city for the final fight that looks like Chicago. It was a surprise for me too, that was the reason I posted this opinion.
This is a photo from my trip last year!

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Old July 15th, 2013, 12:53 AM   #3299
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Whoa that last one!! Do you perhaps have a link the that picture on flickr?
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