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Medium-sized City Skylines

Which medium-sized city in the Midwest has the best skyline?  

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  1. 1. Which medium-sized city in the Midwest has the best skyline?

    • Toledo
      11
    • South Bend
      1
    • Grand Rapids, MI
      51
    • Madison
      9
    • Cedar Rapids
      3
    • Dayton, OH
      19
    • Lansing
      6
    • Other
      9


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I'm not sure what some of those skylines look like. I've been to Cedar Rapids, it's not real impressive. I would have to say Des Moines or Omaha have the most impressive skylines for medium cities. However neither is listed as a choice.

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I wouldn't call it the best, but I'd like to post a few of my pictures of my industrial hometown's skyline:

Lansing,MI - city pop. 119,000 metro pop. 455,000

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Ya, i should've put omaha in there, but i consider des moines as one of the major cities in the midwest.

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What makes you think Des Moines is a major midwestern city?

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What makes you think Des Moines is a major midwestern city?

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It may not be on the same level as chicago, detroit, and minneapolis, but its still a pretty big financial center.

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Des Moines, has as many people as Grand Rapids Mi, and about half the metro pop. of it...it's very much midsize.

Skyline-wise, it beats out Grand Rapids by a fair margin.

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More Dayton Photos...these came from www.andysnow.com/dayton/

I think Dayton has a well balanced skyline, nothing protrudes and it has a decent variety (though there are quite a few box-scrapers). Grand Rapids DT looks nice, really like the bridges, but not much in the sky from what I could see in those photos.

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More Dayton Photos...these came from www.andysnow.com/dayton/

I think Dayton has a well balanced skyline, nothing protrudes and it has a decent variety (though there are quite a few box-scrapers). Grand Rapids DT looks nice, really like the bridges, but not much in the sky from what I could see in those photos.

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Dayton's DT is nicer than Grand Rapids in terms of height.

I do however like what Grand Rapids has done in terms of beautification, with landscaping and such.

The best view of Downtown Grand Rapids is from the Ford Freeway looking east. You can get get whole span of it. Those pictures really don't do GR justice.

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well the one photo from the park, looks like they were setting up,  the rest of the photos look like nomal GR

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the first one is definately form that period look at the Budweiser sign :P

otherwise they look like normal GR

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Lived in Dayton for 5 years.  Looks decent in the pictures but has nothing compared to Grand Rapids.

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What do you mean by nothing? just curious

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