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Old Posted Jan 1, 2008, 12:19 AM
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Best Night Skylines in the World

The best night skylines in the world? Pictures would be nice. Here are my top ten.

1. New York
2. Toronto
3. Rio Djeneiro
4. Detroit
5. Chicago
6. Cincinnati
7. Hong Kong
8. Seattle
9. Vancouver
10. Dubai

I like the skylines that have different color lights, that's the reason some cities are lower or higer than expected.
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I totally with what you have rated so far but I feel Sydney should be included!

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Old Posted Jan 1, 2008, 2:34 AM
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Old Posted Jan 1, 2008, 3:54 AM
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622, do you actually understand why you don't see threads like this on this board? Putting 'best' in the title is grounds for failure...

So based on my opinion, I *still* nominate Bartlesville, Oklahoma...





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Dallas. At least in Texas, it's tops. The rest of Texas' skylines are like the old Grandville house in 'It's a Wonderful Life'.
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I started to make a list but........in this day and age, with new lighting technology, there are very few cities (with a skyline) that wouldn't be in the running for "best". It's much easier to find those few cities that can't compete. Two underperformers I can think of are Boston and San Francisco (for their size). And I am not saying they are bad.......just not as spectacular as the others.
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Old Posted Jan 1, 2008, 7:12 PM
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1. hong kong
2. chicago
3. berlin

that's it.
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Dallas. At least in Texas, it's tops. The rest of Texas' skylines are like the old Grandville house in 'It's a Wonderful Life'.
If I had to rank Texas skylines at night it would look like this

1. Dallas
2. Houston
3. Austin
4. Fort Worth
5. San Antonio

Supprisingly, from what I've seen in pictures Corpus as a fairly well lit skyline for a city its size.
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Dallas. At least in Texas, it's tops. The rest of Texas' skylines are like the old Grandville house in 'It's a Wonderful Life'.
Gotta refute that one... IMO in Texas, Houston is number ONE. Dallas ain't too far behind though. Then Ft. Worth, then Austin, then SA. El Paso gets props for the mountain setting.

But anyway, my ranking for the world's top 10:

10. Calgary
9. Seoul
8. Shanghai
7. Dubai
6. Vancouver
5. Toronto
4. NYC
3. Sydney
2. Chicago
1. Hong Kong
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The best night skylines in the world? Pictures would be nice. Here are my top ten.

1. New York
2. Toronto
3. Rio Djeneiro
4. Detroit
5. Chicago
6. Cincinnati
7. Hong Kong
8. Seattle
9. Vancouver
10. Dubai

I like the skylines that have different color lights, that's the reason some cities are lower or higer than expected.
^ I'm assuming this is not in order, because that would be quite an odd arrangement. Detroit over Chicago? Cincinnatti over Hong Kong?
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Old Posted Jan 2, 2008, 2:31 AM
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^ I'm assuming this is not in order, because that would be quite an odd arrangement. Detroit over Chicago? Cincinnatti over Hong Kong?
No that's just a list of ten, but here is the list in order.

1.New York City
2.Hong Kong
3.Toronto
4.Rio Djanerio
5.Detroit
6.Seattle
7.Chicago
8.Cincinnati
9.Vancouver
10.Dubai

Like I said I think a blue, green, red lighting looks much nicer on a skyline than plain white lights. That's why Chicago is low on my list. The skyline isn't a display of lights, it's just a blan white glow.
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No that's just a list of ten, but here is the list in order.

1.New York City
2.Hong Kong
3.Toronto
4.Rio Djanerio
5.Detroit
6.Seattle
7.Chicago
8.Cincinnati
9.Vancouver
10.Dubai

Like I said I think a blue, green, red lighting looks much nicer on a skyline than plain white lights. That's why Chicago is low on my list. The skyline isn't a display of lights, it's just a blan white glow.
What!?! Chicago behind Toronto!?!
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1. New York
2. Hong Kong
3. Shanghi
4. Los Angeles
5. Sydney
6. Paris
7. Dubai
8. Miami
9. San Francisco
10. London
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Hes just saying that cause it is a Big skyline,and a bright one. Sure ESB and Chrysler and all are nice,but there small in the skyline. Yes though,NYC has a nice nightime skyline. Hong Kong is My Favorite
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but there small in the skyline.
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Old Posted Jan 2, 2008, 2:08 AM
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Look At Bartlessville,Nice and small,But yet its one of the best.
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What? ____ behind _____?

______ Calgary?!?!?!?

I can't believe that you didn't include ________!!!

How could you rank ______ over __________ without even including ________?

_______ Dubai!!?!

This list is bogus without ________.
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It's hard to imagine anything beating Hong Kong.
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