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View Poll Results: Which city has a better skyline?
New York City 165 61.80%
Chicago 102 38.20%
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Old April 15th, 2009, 02:57 PM   #81
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NYC for sure -_-
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Old April 15th, 2009, 03:36 PM   #82
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The both are superb..
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Old April 15th, 2009, 06:33 PM   #83
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Old April 15th, 2009, 06:56 PM   #84
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Old April 15th, 2009, 07:35 PM   #85
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For me the answer to this question is answered by which skyline is more pleasing to my eye. Which skyline clearly shows highs and lows? Which skyline offers different styles? Now, in terms of density New York wins, hands down, no question. In terms of style and architecture my vote goes to Chicago by a long shot. And , a mon avis, style and architecture are more important characteristics than density. I think New York’s density hurts it chances at winning the best architectural skyline title because a lot of its beautiful building are hidden by tall ugly boxy buildings.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 07:47 PM   #86
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I'd like to add to my earlier statement.

I think Chicago's superb highrises compose the World's finest skyline but I think indivual buildings and fine high rise and midrise architecture unquestionably goes to New York City and I will probably exhaust the rest of my time on this thread dedicated to showcasing that--believe me I have enough fuel to keep this thread floating at the top of this section for even a couple of months.

That is not to take away from the architectural merits of Chicago and I do believe it is the only city in the world that comes close to matching New York's stock pile. With all of that said I think very few citys come even remotely close to Chicago in that sense and that says a lot.
That is not intended as a knock to other citys skylines and the achievements they have made in their time racing to the sky--its just that NY and Chicago have a 100 year edge on pretty much everyone else and pleasantly contrasting styles that have grown and aged well next to one another for far longer.
I think it makes a pretty big statement to have stone and masonry next to brick work, next to glass-ordinary with ornate- simplistic designs with state of the art. It took time to get to where we are and you know what? We never stopped and we're still going... oh yes I do think that is a big statement. NY and Chicago can boast Art Deco, International, Beaux Arts, Neo-Classic, Post Modern, and the sleek glass structures of today in far greater amounts. At this time I feel they have both outgrown the days of competing with one another and proving themselves to everyone else. All they really have to do is just keep adding to the collection.
Contrasting styles, I feel, are either taken for granted or so easily dismissed on these boards and while thats fine I can't help to see the substance in one dimensional glass structures and skylines that are comprised of nothing but--tricolored glass highrises.
I like to think of it as a salad bowl but there is nothing inside of it aside for the lettuce. That would be a pretty boring salad.... Keep in mind when I mention "fine architecture" I am referring to highrises and midrises and do believe Paris and London's cityscape eat New York and Chicago for breakfast for the same reason I feel New York and Chicago's skyline eat the world for lunch and dinner.

Hope I made you hungry with that post. I'll be back with some photo contributions later.

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Old April 15th, 2009, 08:23 PM   #87
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Chicago for me, not just because I live here. NYC's is indeed impressive, but it just looking like a solid mass of skyscrapers. Chicago's is much more dynamic and photo-happy in my opinion.
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I agree...but like mentioned, those buildings just get lost in the overwhelming mass of NYCs skyline. With Chicago you can see the forest and the trees.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 08:33 PM   #88
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NYC...but Chicago is the 2nd best
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Old April 16th, 2009, 03:44 AM   #89
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Chicago for me, not just because I live here. NYC's is indeed impressive, but it just looking like a solid mass of skyscrapers. Chicago's is much more dynamic and photo-happy in my opinion.

I agree...but like mentioned, those buildings just get lost in the overwhelming mass of NYCs skyline. With Chicago you can see the forest and the trees.
What do you call Central Park, or Battery Park, West Side Park(the park i use to play in when i was a younger) or any park on the outskirts of Manhattan. Dont forget we got the Bridges.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 03:51 AM   #90
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I need more visuals to help me make an informed decision.
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i like both, chicago and new york is both beautiful
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Old April 16th, 2009, 04:51 AM   #93
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City vs City is not allowed.
and besides, its comparing the skylines not the actual cities. Take a chill pill
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Old April 16th, 2009, 04:52 AM   #94
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What do you call Central Park, or Battery Park, West Side Park(the park i use to play in when i was a younger) or any park on the outskirts of Manhattan. Dont forget we got the Bridges.
It seems like you didn't quite understand what he meant. Just to keep things simple, he's saying that one can easily appreciate buildings individually in chicago than in ny. He's right, the buildings here just get lost in the chaos that is our skyline.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 05:28 AM   #95
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Yes, I was not commenting literally on the trees or parks in either city. I was using a metaphor
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Old April 16th, 2009, 06:09 AM   #96
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It seems like you didn't quite understand what he meant. Just to keep things simple, he's saying that one can easily appreciate buildings individually in chicago than in ny. He's right, the buildings here just get lost in the chaos that is our skyline.
oops i see what hes talking about. I dont know why i took it so literal.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 06:23 AM   #97
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That first pic posted by CityPolice is one of my favorite pics of NYC. Anyway, I always go back and forth when it comes to which skyline I prefer. It all depends on the angle I guess.

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Old April 16th, 2009, 07:04 AM   #98
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NEW YORK CITY...round 1

For a while I have been saving photos from various threads on the forum of both citys. I usually use them to post in other threads and other sections but they're also perfect for this one. There are a few that are out-dated as well as other that are not exactly skyline shots but along the lines of this thread. *Please note that if a photo is not credited it is not mine nor do I know who took it.*



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CHICAGO...round one

For a while I have been saving photos from various threads on the forum of both citys. I usually use them to post in other threads and other sections but they're also perfect for this one. There are a few that are out-dated as well as other that are not exactly skyline shots but along the lines of this thread. *Please note that if a photo is not credited it is not mine nor do I know who took it.*











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NEW YORK CITY...round 2

For a while I have been saving photos from various threads on the forum of both citys. I usually use them to post in other threads and other sections but they're also perfect for this one. There are a few that are out-dated as well as other that are not exactly skyline shots but along the lines of this thread. *Please note that if a photo is not credited it is not mine nor do I know who took it.*


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