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View Poll Results: Which city has a better skyline?
New York City 165 61.80%
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Old April 29th, 2009, 08:01 PM   #221
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Lincoln Park- Chicago

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Old April 29th, 2009, 08:09 PM   #222
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This thread is revealing serious Second City Syndrome. (Actually, Chicago has long been the Third City, as LA is now the clear Second City.)
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Old April 29th, 2009, 08:14 PM   #223
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Northsider, TPE, Krull... I'm counting on you seasoned forumers that don't need to be told anything to keep this thread chugging along. What do ya say? Go team CHI-NY!
Thanks NYGirl. I really try not to comment unless someone makes what I think is a rather irresponsible or misleading post. I would be the first to admit that sarcasm sometimes gets the better of me here. For this, I again apologize.

Yes, I shall try to keep the peace.
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Old April 29th, 2009, 08:16 PM   #224
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Old April 29th, 2009, 08:20 PM   #225
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Old April 29th, 2009, 08:33 PM   #226
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Old April 29th, 2009, 09:20 PM   #227
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Very weak view of New York.
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Old April 29th, 2009, 09:36 PM   #228
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Very weak view of New York.
Well...I can't find a nighttime/dusk shot that I'm happy with of NYC. Feel free to post one.
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Old April 29th, 2009, 10:43 PM   #229
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Here are some that I found. http://www.flickr.com/photos/vinodmj...th/2733805473/


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Old April 29th, 2009, 11:58 PM   #230
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Old April 30th, 2009, 02:28 AM   #231
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Old April 30th, 2009, 02:54 AM   #232
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Not many cities have such a scene as this!

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Old April 30th, 2009, 03:02 AM   #233
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A couple years old and it doesn't include the South Loop or South Side, but it's still gives one of the most complete views of the skyline I've ever seen.

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Old April 30th, 2009, 03:05 AM   #234
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A couple years old and it doesn't include the South Loop or South Side, but it's still gives one of the most complete views of the skyline I've ever seen.

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wow looks kind of like a sprawl of highrises.
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Old April 30th, 2009, 05:42 AM   #235
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I hate to burst the bubble of the Third City proponents who seem to think that their city has cutting-edge, modern architecture like London's, but the reality is that most office buildings constructed in "Tri-Town" during the last decade are boxes.



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Old April 30th, 2009, 05:44 AM   #236
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Old April 30th, 2009, 05:51 AM   #237
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I hate to burst the bubble of the Third City proponents who seem to think that their city has cutting-edge, modern architecture like London's, but the reality is that most office buildings constructed in "Tri-Town" during the last decade are boxes.



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Why are you always trying to start a fight? are you that ignorant? At least we know how to do boxes. Btw, what city are you representing? I don't see it on your Signature box. Are ashamed of it or what?

And please, we all know New York has some big ugly boxes though they don't take much away from the city's skyline.
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Old April 30th, 2009, 06:00 AM   #238
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.... Btw, what city are you representing? I don't see it on your Signature box. Are ashamed of it or what?...
I'm from London, and, in response to your inquiry, I am quite proud of it.
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Old April 30th, 2009, 06:03 AM   #239
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I think that most people just say NYC because that's what they see on T.V. and the media...

Also there's more NYC'ers which means NYC has a lot more home-based supporters in these polls.

UM, WRONG. As evidenced by this thread alone, there are far more Chicagoans who post on SSC, yet Chicago is still being whalloped on this poll by The Big Apple.

Another example,

Skyscrapercity's Chicago sub-forum: 69,597 posts
Skyscrapercitiy's NYC sub-forum: 43,235 posts.

As we can clearly see, Chicago's board is far more active than NY's. You know why? Because it seems most NY'er architecture fans post on "Wired New York" and the myraid of other NY-centric forums as opposed to only one (SSC) for Chicago. Why is it so hard to accept that people prefer New York's skyline and architecture? All the Chicago crying/second (3rd?) city syndrome on this thread is exremely sad. Don't take it so personally. They're just buildings.

Why is there always an excuse? First, we're all just ignorant internationals who have been brainwashed by marketing/film/pictures (I guess we should use our tongues or noses judge skylines since visuals are apparently bad), then the thread should be closed because [insert random "expert"] says we are wrong and now there are just a lot of NYers on this forum who are tilting the results. LOL.

Just calm down and deal with the general NY favoratism. Chicago just isn't on NYC level for most of us and I've been to both cities dozens of times so I'm quite informed.

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Old April 30th, 2009, 06:05 AM   #240
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I hate to burst the bubble of the Third City proponents who seem to think that their city has cutting-edge, modern architecture like London's, but the reality is that most office buildings constructed in "Tri-Town" during the last decade are boxes.
No need to be so condescending. This is how these vs. threads get closed.
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