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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 22nd, 2009, 11:19 PM   #161
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I don't think he meant literal "trees." He meant you can see the impressive shape of the skyline AND the rich texture of each individual building that comprises it.

This comes from an expression, "You can't see the forest for the trees." It means, you are so caught up on details, that you cannot see the big picture. It's a joke.
I know that. But thanx
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 11:46 PM   #162
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whatever they say .. Maryland Ruless!!!


What?! haha
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 03:19 AM   #163
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I voted for Chicago. From what I've seen, New York dominates Chicago in numbers. Taller buildings.. more buildings.. more people. But, with the few buildings Chicago has compared to NY, they are mostly quality architecture. NY may have as many good looking skyscrapers as Chicago, but the number of ugly buildings in NY take away from the rest of the skyline.
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 04:31 AM   #164
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I LOVE both cities, but New York wins, it is Chicago all around but on a grander scale in my opinion
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 06:24 AM   #165
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This picture is in the future. Notice the Freedom Tower and the rest of the WTC.
That pic surprised me as well seeing The Freedom Tower render in the pic
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Old April 24th, 2009, 10:17 AM   #166
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I voted for Chicago. From what I've seen, New York dominates Chicago in numbers. Taller buildings.. more buildings.. more people. But, with the few buildings Chicago has compared to NY, they are mostly quality architecture. NY may have as many good looking skyscrapers as Chicago, but the number of ugly buildings in NY take away from the rest of the skyline.

Exactly how i feel. I like the stark variation in heights of Chicago and its street scenes are some of the most beautifully planned. On a purely photogenic standpoint, it's why i also choose Chicago.
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Old April 25th, 2009, 03:13 PM   #167
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are we voting for the size/numbers or by the beauty?

aesthetically wise...CHICAGO definitely
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Old April 25th, 2009, 07:45 PM   #168
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are we voting for the size/numbers or by the beauty?

aesthetically wise...CHICAGO definitely
Both put together.
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Old April 25th, 2009, 09:01 PM   #169
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I agree with many of you here:

Size, density - NYC

Aesthetics and building styles - CHI

My vote is with Chicago strictly in the skyline sense.

PS>> Notice the amount of international posters that support NYC.....I guess being the set for all those movies has paid off, smart move.
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Old April 25th, 2009, 10:26 PM   #170
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NY for aesthetics, size and density.

NY has had a building bitz featuring projects by all of the world's great celebrity architects.

Chicagoans seem to forget that practically every office tower that's been built there in the past ten years is a box.
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Old April 26th, 2009, 01:11 AM   #171
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Chicago is amazing

but...i voted for NY... is very nice
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Old April 26th, 2009, 10:30 PM   #172
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I love this NYC pic!



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Old April 26th, 2009, 10:38 PM   #173
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I agree with many of you here:

Size, density - NYC

Aesthetics and building styles - CHI

My vote is with Chicago strictly in the skyline sense.

PS>> Notice the amount of international posters that support NYC.....I guess being the set for all those movies has paid off, smart move.
Yea, because they're international, they must be misinformed and basing their opinions from television even though this is (1) a skyscraper forum (2) with skyscraper fans (3) who have seen thousands of New York City and Chicago photographs to compare. How ridiculous.

What type of forum do you think this is? It's not like we're walking about on the streets and polling random people who could care less about skylines. I think many of us know enough about skylines and buildings to forum our own opinion opinions.

I live in the United States and I think aesthetics, size, density = NYC.

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Old April 26th, 2009, 10:45 PM   #174
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I have voted chicago... NY skyline is too crowded and filled with red bricked cubes.. (ugly sckyscrapers) overall chicago skyline is a win, but in terms of city wised critique I'll go for New York.. gotta love that city (I put my bad experience in the past)
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Old April 26th, 2009, 10:48 PM   #175
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This is a hard one, but i voted for New York.
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Old April 27th, 2009, 01:45 AM   #176
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MORE NYC!!!!




















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Old April 28th, 2009, 09:19 AM   #177
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I cannnot believe that New York is 3 to 1 on Chicago in this poll.
I wish that Chicago had 2,000 17 story buildings built during the 1920's. *sarcasm*
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Old April 28th, 2009, 09:55 AM   #178
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Both NYC & Chicago have beautiful skylines but Chicago can be Futuristic City when compared to NYC,It can lead the world & can be the American answer to the rising Asians.My vote is for Chicago.
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Old April 28th, 2009, 05:09 PM   #179
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I cannnot believe that New York is 3 to 1 on Chicago in this poll.
I wish that Chicago had 2,000 17 story buildings built during the 1920's. *sarcasm*
I think most people just look at NYC and see the sheer mass of concrete and think "wow! that's awesome!". As NYgirl said previously, Chicago is skyline perfection.
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Old April 28th, 2009, 05:54 PM   #180
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I cannnot believe that New York is 3 to 1 on Chicago in this poll.
I wish that Chicago had 2,000 17 story buildings built during the 1920's. *sarcasm*
The two thousand 17 story buildings built in the 1920's are one of the things that make NY vastly superior to Chicago from an architectural perspective.


Moreover, unlike a new city like Chicago which didn't even exist during Colonial times, New York's 400 years of architectural history also make it vastly superior.
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