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Old Posted Jun 25, 2017, 6:11 AM
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How Should Skylines be Ranked? Plus Give Your Top 10 City Skylines in U.S. & World

Is beauty more important than total number of skyscrapers? How about number of super-talls in a skyline?

My rankings (unbiased I hope--I play no favorites)

In U.S.: 1. New York City; 2. Chicago; 3-7. L.A.-S.F.-Houston-Miami-Philadelphia (tied); 8. Dallas; 9. Atlanta; 10. Seattle-Boston-Las Vegas (tie)

World: 1-3. Hong Kong-New York-Shanghai (tied); 4-5. Dubai-Chicago (tie); 6. Toronto; 7. Tokyo; 8. Kuala Lampur; 9. Melbourne; 10. Sydney-Seoul-L.A.-S.F.-Houston-Miami-Philadelphia-Manila-London-Moscow-Beijing-Nanjing-Chongking (tie)

(A BIT of bias--San Diego has a lovely skyline, but because of height limits it tops out at 500'. But very beautiful and impressive, especially from Coronado across the bay)

I reserve the right to change the above lists. Did I leave out some Asian cities that should be there? Indian cities? Middle eastern cities? Latin American? Yes, maybe Sao Paulo belongs on the list. Impressive # of tall buildings, but no super-talls yet. My most controversial listing may be Las Vegas. But the strip skyline is a wonder at night, if somewhat kitschy. Fun though.

Last edited by CaliNative; Jun 25, 2017 at 6:39 AM.
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