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Old November 12th, 2015, 06:37 AM   #8821
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I asked an architect friend of mine about his favorite skyline recently. He said he thinks the best skyline in the world is the Chicago skyline for a few reasons.

1) Simplicity. Maybe the simplicity of form is just easier to remember but for some reason the most simple forms are often the most iconic.
2) Contrast. Though the forms of the buildings are often very simple / modernist there's still significant variation in color and form. He said the buildings don't blend together like in some skylines.
3) Grouping or (Proximity, Quantity, and Spacing). By space he is referring to Lake Michigan providing some great open space to contrast the heights of the skyline. By quantity he means a quantity of skyscrapers that doesn't overwhelm individual buildings, by Proximity he means the buildings are grouped close enough to also be seen as a whole.

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Old November 12th, 2015, 07:52 AM   #8822
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Not many city skylines compete with Chicago's wonderfully sculpted aesthetic. Even New York looks cluttered and chaotic in comparison. Chicago is unmistakable from almost every angle, from its skyscrapers alone.
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Old November 12th, 2015, 01:17 PM   #8823
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Old November 12th, 2015, 06:24 PM   #8824
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Old November 13th, 2015, 03:58 AM   #8825
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Old November 13th, 2015, 05:37 AM   #8826
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Old November 13th, 2015, 07:07 AM   #8828
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Old November 13th, 2015, 09:11 AM   #8829
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Old November 14th, 2015, 05:02 AM   #8834
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