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What do you guys think the best five skylines in America are in terms of density, height, and attractiveness?

I would say from first to fifth: New York, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, and L.A.

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I hate New York BUT IT IS WHAT IT IS!!!! Numero Uno!!!!

Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, Houston & San Francisco tie

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What do you guys think the best five skylines in America are in terms of density, height, and attractiveness?

I would say from first to fifth: New York, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, and L.A.

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I prefer skylines that also include at least one of the following: bodies of water, rivers, bridges or mountains. This why I'm not a fan of the skylines in Atlanta, Houston or Dallas. My list includes those skylines which I have viewed in person. That really only leaves out the big cities of Minneapolis and Seattle.

1. NYC

2. Chicago

3. San Francisco

4. Miami

5. Los Angeles

Honorable Mention: Honolulu

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I personally like Tampa Bay when coming down the Hillsborough River or in from the bay after boating/fishing on the day. Although its not nearly as big as the other mentioned cities, it never gets old...

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And of course, Im always a little biased towards Orlando :rolleyes:

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* Orlando pics courtesy of Tim3167*

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New York City and Chicago are on another level from everybody else; just comes down to personal favorites. The next group would be between Houston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Boston, Minneapolis, Seattle, Miami, Dallas, Atlanta, and Denver(mountains) are then the next tier. The Three Rivers coming together is also very nice for Pittsburgh.

Sorry that's 14 cities. Nice topic! The U.S. has some impressive skylines. The rest of the world is trying to(has been) catch-up. (Hong Kong, Singapore, Toronto, Sydney, Frankfurt, Dubai, London, etc.)

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Yeah... but honestly Miami is the only city if Florida with a chance at competing with the previously mentioned cities. Tampa and Orlando skylines are "cute" though.

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Yeah. youre right, but I wasnt naming cities that I thought could "compete" with the big guns in America...those are just my personal favorite.

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Well if you wanna rank the Florida skylines in order, here's how I'd do it:

Miami

Tampa

Jax (gets 3rd place b/c of the river and bridges)

Ft. Lauderdale

Orlando

Second tier for me would be:

Sarasota

West Palm

St. Pete

Tally (hey I had to get it in here)

Ft. Myers/P'cola (tie)

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Well if you wanna rank the Florida skylines in order, here's how I'd do it:

Miami

Tampa

Jax (gets 3rd place b/c of the river and bridges)

Ft. Lauderdale

Orlando

Second tier for me would be:

Sarasota

West Palm

St. Pete

Tally (hey I had to get it in here)

Ft. Myers/P'cola (tie)

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Well if you wanna rank the Florida skylines in order, here's how I'd do it:

Miami

Tampa

Jax (gets 3rd place b/c of the river and bridges)

Ft. Lauderdale

Orlando

Second tier for me would be:

Sarasota

West Palm

St. Pete

Tally (hey I had to get it in here)

Ft. Myers/P'cola (tie)

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Florida First Tier Cities:

Miami

Tampa

Jax

Ft. Lauderdale

Orlando

Floridas Second Tier Cities

St Pete

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Tallahassee

West Palm

Sarasota

Ft. Myers

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Florida First Tier Cities:

Miami

Tampa

Jax

Ft. Lauderdale

Orlando

Floridas Second Tier Cities

St Pete

Kendall/Dadeland

Tallahassee

West Palm

Sarasota

Ft. Myers

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Oh ok. Well Kendall probably wouldn't qualify to me because it's part of the Miami metro. And we've already established the feeling that Miami has an impressive skyline for a Florida city, and a city in the South.

When it comes to skyline shapes do you all prefer the symmetrical look, or the random look? I'd say Tallahassee is poised to have a symmetric looking skyline if ever we get enough buildings to fill the gaps.

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When it comes to skyline shapes do you all prefer the symmetrical look, or the random look? I'd say Tallahassee is poised to have a symmetric looking skyline if ever we get enough buildings to fill the gaps.

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My Number 1 is Minneapolis / St Paul

2. Seattle

3. Nashville

4. Portland

5. Miami

6. Greenville, SC

7. Tallahassee

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As mentioned above, Nashville has a GREAT skyline, but what about Las Vegas???? I love the Las Vegas Skyline.

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As mentioned above, Nashville has a GREAT skyline, but what about Las Vegas???? I love the Las Vegas Skyline.

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That is they Key Tower. Tallest building in Ohio at 57 stories. The Terminal Tower (the pointy one to the right of it in the 1st picture) was built in the 20s and used to be the tallest before the Key Tower was finished in '91.

One of the ones I like the most is the Federal Court Huse Tower:

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Another interesting thing about the cleveland skyline is 1 Cleveland Center:

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It sure does remind me of the education building here in town.

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Another interesting thing about the cleveland skyline is 1 Cleveland Center:

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It sure does remind me of the education building here in town.

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