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Per World's Best Skylines, the following is a ranking of all U.S. City skylines based on the following criteria:

Total number of meters above 90 for all buildings, including those currently under construction. IMO, this is a good measure of skylines as it balances height and sheer number of buildings.

Link: http://www.library.tudelft.nl/~egram/skylines.htm

1. New York, NY (incl. Jersey City, NJ)
2. Chicago, IL
3. Houston, TX
4. Los Angeles, CA
5. San Francisco, CA
6. Atlanta, GA
7. Miami, FL (incl. Miami Beach, FL)
8. Dallas, TX
9. Boston, MA
10. Philadelphia, PA (incl. Camden, NJ)
11. Seattle, WA
12. Honolulu, HI
13. Minneapolis, MN
14. Las Vegas, NV
15. Denver, CO
16. Pittsburgh, PA
17. Detroit, MI
18. New Orleans, LA
19. Cleveland, OH
20. San Diego, CA
21. Charlotte, NC
22. Columbus, OH
23. Kansas City, MO
24. Baltimore, MD
25. Sunny Isles Beach, FL
26. Tulsa, OK
27. St. Louis, MO
28. Tampa, FL
29. Cincinnati, OH (incl. Covington, KY)
30. Indianapolis, IN
31. Fort Worth, TX
32. Hartford, CT
33. Nashville, TN
34. Louisville, KY
35. Milwaukee, WI
36. Jacksonville, FL
37. Portland, OR
38. Phoenix, AZ
39. Fort Lauderdale, FL
40. Atlantic City, NJ
41. Oklahoma City, OK
42. San Antonio, TX
43. St. Paul, MN
44. Des Moines, IA
45. Sandy Springs/Dunwoody, GA
46. Austin, TX
47. Little Rock, AR
48. Mobile, AL
49. Newark, NJ
50. Omaha, NE
51. Memphis, TN
52. Birmingham, AL
53. Salt Lake City, UT
54. Oakland, CA
55. Sacramento, CA
56. Buffalo, NY
57. Richmond, VA
58. Southfield, MI
59. Albany, NY
60. Rochester, NY
61. Orlando, FL
62. Arlington, VA
63. Guttenburg, NJ
64. Winston-Salem, NC
65. Toledo, OH
66. Dayton, OH
67. Bellevue, WA
68. Providence, RI
69. Hollywood, FL
70. Corpus Christi, TX
71. Raleigh, NC
72. Cape Canaveral, FL
73. Fort Wayne, IN
74. Reno, NV
75. Uncasville, CT
76. Baton Rouge, LA
77. Long Beach, CA
78. Springfield, MA
79. Burbank, CA
80. St. Petersburg, FL
81. Lexington, KY
82. Syracuse, NY
83. Tacoma, WA
84. Clayton, MO
85. The Woodlands, TX
86. Springfield, IL
87. Oakbrook, IL
88. New Haven, CT
89. Troy, MI
90. Metairie, LA
91. Grand Rapids, MI
92. Lincoln, NE
93. West Palm Beach, FL
94. Itasca, IL
95. Biloxi, MS
96. Charleston, WV
97. Bristol, CT
98. Akron, OH
99. Columbia, SC
100. Amarillo, TX
101. Montgomery, AL
102. El Segundo, CA
103. Foster City, CA
104. Rochester, MN
105. Fairfax, VA
106. Roanoke, VA
107. Santa Monica, CA
108. Lansing, MI
109. Shreveport, LA
110. Albuquerque, NM
111. Galveston, TX
112. Irving, TX
113. Norfolk, VA
114. Tallahassee, FL
115. Midland, TX
116. Frankfort, KY
117. Emeryville, CA
118. Harrisburg, PA
119. Bloomington, MN
120. Bethlehem, PA
121. Tucson, AZ
122. Knoxville, TN
123. Sparks, NV
124. Daytona Beach, FL
125. South Padre Island, TX
126. Wichita, KS
127. Tunica, MS
128. Allentown, PA
129. Laughlin, NV
130. Yonkers, NY
131. Berkeley, CA
132. South Bend, IN
133. Peoria, IL
134. Greenville, SC
135. Jackson, MS
136. Topeka, KS
137. Boca Raton, FL
138. Boise, ID
139. Chattanooga, TN
140. Lake Charles, LA
141. Normal, IL
142. Anchorage, AK
143. El Paso, TX
144. Kansas City, KS
 

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Wow - this is odd:
45. Sandy Springs/Dunwoody, GA
46. Austin, TX

But an interesting list certainly. Nonetheless, this list will create controversy anyways... ;)
 

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I definitely agree with St. Louis to Milwaukee (being grouped together) and actually think that is pretty spot-on, but I have never thought that Columbus had that great of a skyline...at least not better than St. Louis or Cincy!
 

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LOL.. the suburbs of Oakbrook, IL(of Chicago) have more than Peoria or other suburbs in chicagi metro. WOw.. Oakbrook is third in IL(after chicago and springfield)!!How come NYC can have Jersy city included, their not even in the same state(across the Hudson River).
 

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Azn_chi_boi said:
LOL.. the suburbs of Oakbrook, IL(of Chicago) have more than Peoria or other suburbs in chicagi metro. WOw.. Oakbrook is third in IL(after chicago and springfield)!!How come NYC can have Jersy city included, their not even in the same state(across the Hudson River).
I assume JC is included with NYC because from many angles they appear to be one continuous skyline.
 

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Columbus is pretty nice actually. I don't have a lot of problems with this list. I'm glad that Honolulu is high, I like that city.
And don't be pissed 'cuz Chi isn't number 1, Jersey City is right across the river, it's pretty much NY, it's the same as Queens or Brooklyn, just on paper it's a different state. State has nothing to do with it, NYC just happens to be on its state's border where it's influence very much exists, Cincy and Philly benefit the same way, just not as much. And yeah, I think it's b/c the NYC skyline actually continues into JC.
Even w/o Jersey City, NYC would be at the top of this ranking.
 

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i'm not mad that chicago is 2nd. All of chicago's skyscrapers is on the lakefront in downtown, while NYC 's skyscraper is all over their city. I was just asking why.
 

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Azn_chi_boi said:
i'm not mad that chicago is 2nd. All of chicago's skyscrapers is on the lakefront in downtown, while NYC 's skyscraper is all over their city. I was just asking why.
Not really, NYC's skyscrapers are for the most part located in Manhattan.
 

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Texas:

3. Houston, TX
8. Dallas, TX
31. Fort Worth, TX
42. San Antonio, TX
46. Austin, TX
70. Corpus Christi, TX
85. The Woodlands, TX
100. Amarillo, TX
111. Galveston, TX
112. Irving, TX
115. Midland, TX
125. South Padre Island, TX
143. El Paso, TX

Its a bit weird that most suburbs are not included in cities, like Fort Worth and Dallas, or Galveston, The Woodlands, and Houston.

Also, Doesn't Midlands have alot more skyscrapers then The Woodlands? and Irving?? - Ah, 90m and above... I gotcha.

And there just basing it on the # of highrises + height...
 

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World Ranking:

Current # / city / # last time / Change

2 NYC (2) +/- 0
5 Chicago (4) -1
16 Houston (13) -3
19 Los Angeles (17) -2
23 San Francisco (19) -4
25 Atlanta (25) +/- 0
27 Miami (28) +1
29 Dallas (23) -6
33 Boston (27) -6
34 Philadelphia (29) -5
39 Seattle (36) -3
44 Honolulu (40) -4
46 Minneapolis (43) -3
55 Las Vegas (59) +4
56 Denver (49) -7
60 Pittsburgh (50) -10
63 Detroit (57) -6
70 New Orleans (64) -6
73 Cleveland (66) -7
75 San Diego (73) -2
79 Charlotte (68) -11
82 Columbus (71) -11
85 Kansas City (74) -11
90 Baltimore (81) -9
95 Sunny Isles Beach (Miami Metro) (92) -3
97 Tulsa (85) -12
99 St. Louis (86) -13
 

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HoustonTexas said:
World Ranking:

Current # / city / # last time / Change

2 NYC (2) +/- 0
5 Chicago (4) -1
16 Houston (13) -3
19 Los Angeles (17) -2
23 San Francisco (19) -4
25 Atlanta (25) +/- 0
27 Miami (28) +1
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95 Sunny Isles Beach (Miami Metro) (92) -3

Well i think sunny isles should be included with miami,and i got a message for atlantians miami is coming for you!!!!!hahaha
 

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Here is this table by state( I am only doing the top 7 states, where the top 10 cities come from)

New York

1. New York, NY (incl. Jersey City, NJ)
56. Buffalo, NY
82. Syracuse, NY
129. Laughlin, NV
130. Yonkers, NY

Illinois


2. Chicago, IL
86. Springfield, IL
87. Oakbrook, IL
94. Itasca, IL
133. Peoria, IL
141. Normal, IL

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3. Houston, TX
8. Dallas, TX
31. Fort Worth, TX
42. San Antonio, TX
46. Austin, TX
70. Corpus Christi, TX
85. The Woodlands, TX
100. Amarillo, TX
111. Galveston, TX
112. Irving, TX
115. Midland, TX
125. South Padre Island, TX
143. El Paso, TX

California:

4. Los Angeles, CA
5. San Francisco, CA
20. San Diego, CA
54. Oakland, CA
55. Sacramento, CA
77. Long Beach, CA
79. Burbank, CA
107. Santa Monica, CA
131. Berkeley, CA

Georgia

6.Atlanta, GA
45. Sandy Springs/Dunwoody, GA

Florida

7. Miami, FL (incl. Miami Beach, FL)
25. Sunny Isles Beach, FL
28. Tampa, FL
36. Jacksonville, FL
39. Fort Lauderdale, FL
69. Hollywood, FL
72. Cape Canaveral, FL
80. St. Petersburg, FL
93. West Palm Beach, FL
114. Tallahassee, FL
124. Daytona Beach, FL
137. Boca Raton, FL



Massachusets

9. Boston, MA
78. Springfield, MA

Pennsylvaiana

10. Philadelphia, PA (incl. Camden, NJ)
16. Pittsburgh, PA
118. Harrisburg, PA
120. Bethlehem, PA
128. Allentown, PA

If you see any mistakes, please tell me!
 

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texasboy said:
^^ nice list. makes sense because we can tell who are the the two boom cities.
Or atleast keeping up with chinese cities ;)

Wow Texas is the #1 state with 13!

Florida - 11.

Florida & Texas dominate this thread ;)
 

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Its a bit weird that most suburbs are not included in cities, like Fort Worth and Dallas, or Galveston, The Woodlands, and Houston.
Yeah but Ft. Worth is not a suburb of Dallas and Galveston is not a suburb of Houston either. They are just different cities in one metro.
 
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