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Old Posted Aug 9, 2019, 4:06 AM
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Don't think much about the PHX skyline, but they have some of the most amazing sunsets I have ever seen, especially up in the more mountainous northern reaches of the PHX metro. https://www.google.com/search?biw=10...mg.lHfVrsj5eXE
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Old Posted Aug 9, 2019, 4:07 AM
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These Phoenix shots look great, but they're not a skyline per se. Gorgeous mountainous backdrop doesn't count.

Otherwise I can show you a Wyoming farmhouse that has a better skyline than Toronto's.
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Beautiful shots of Clayton, MO!!
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Beautiful shots of Clayton, MO!!
that doesn't even make sense
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Old Posted Aug 9, 2019, 4:13 AM
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These Phoenix shots look great, but they're not a skyline per se. Gorgeous mountainous backdrop doesn't count.

Otherwise I can show you a Wyoming farmhouse that has a better skyline than Toronto's.
Its already been established that Toronto skyline is worse than Jacksonville
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Old Posted Aug 9, 2019, 4:15 AM
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"Otherwise I can show you a Wyoming farmhouse that has a better skyline than Jacksonville's."

My point stands
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Old Posted Aug 9, 2019, 4:24 AM
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that doesn't even make sense
Oops, sorry I meant to say "Beautiful shots of Dallas' Galleria area!!"
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Old Posted Aug 9, 2019, 4:26 AM
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Oops, sorry I meant to say "Beautiful shots of Dallas' Galleria area!!"
Seems weird to attempt ridicule over something literally nobody has control over.

"this place looks like a place I think you will find insulting"

strange
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Seems weird to attempt ridicule over something literally nobody has control over.

"this place looks like a place I think you will find insulting"

strange
You're missing the point of the thread topic.

A city's skyline - at least to most people - is what one sees when they view the skyscrapers / towers / buildings that comprise its central business district.

Sunsets, mountains, trees, lakes, rivers, bays, etc. do not factor into the evaluation. If they did, obviously the list of best skylines would be limited to San Francisco, L.A., Denver, Austin and a few other cities that have an unusually scenic/picturesque natural backdrop nearby.
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Old Posted Aug 9, 2019, 5:09 AM
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I live in Denver but think the skyline is lacking for such a large metro. Not a fan of the post modern towers and all of the beige and brown. I do love the newest skyscraper 1144 15th though. More of those would help pull Denver out of the early 80’s.
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Can't think of any that make me cry one way or another, but I'm perturbed by the amount of people here who can't spell my hometown's name correctly. There's two "n"'s and one "t" in Cincinnati.
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Old Posted Aug 9, 2019, 7:14 AM
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Not a hater by any means but Phoenix, Tucson's and Salt Lake City's skylines -- mainly because it gives the appearance of a much smaller city than they really are when compared to other city skyline's of similar metro or urban area population sizes.
Those were the first three I thought of. I would also add Jacksonville.
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I voted for Washington DC. Literally no skyscrapers within the DC borders. WTF kind of city has no skyscrapers. Get a life DC. Dumb ass city with no skyscrapers. Hello this is skyscraperpage for a reason not shortcrappypage com. So I voted for DC to their their hot mess in order and build at least one tall building over 1000 feet.
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San Antonio has a disappointing skyline for a 2 million+ metro. But unlike a lot of other bad sunbelt city skylines--every major Florida city minus Miami, Phoenix, etc--it at least has a few individual gems.
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These Phoenix shots look great, but they're not a skyline per se. Gorgeous mountainous backdrop doesn't count.

Otherwise I can show you a Wyoming farmhouse that has a better skyline than Toronto's.
True. We are talking about skylines only, however, somebody earlier mentioned the hills of Cincinnati and Pittsburgh factoring in to the overall appeal of the skyline. <--I'm not saying that shouldn't be a factor, but if it is, then the mountain backdrops of the Phoenix skyline shouldn't be excluded, while the hills or waterfront of other cities is included.
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Beautiful shots of Clayton, MO!!
Phoenix and Clayton, MO do have another thing in common, they're actually adding people to their populations, unlike Pittsburgh's rapid decline.

1960 604,332 −10.7%
1970 520,117 −13.9%
1980 423,938 −18.5%
1990 369,879 −12.8%
2000 334,563 −9.5%
2010 305,704 −8.6%
2018 301,048 −1.5%
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You're missing the point of the thread topic.

A city's skyline - at least to most people - is what one sees when they view the skyscrapers / towers / buildings that comprise its central business district.

Sunsets, mountains, trees, lakes, rivers, bays, etc. do not factor into the evaluation. If they did, obviously the list of best skylines would be limited to San Francisco, L.A., Denver, Austin and a few other cities that have an unusually scenic/picturesque natural backdrop nearby.
I’m not missing anything
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Old Posted Aug 9, 2019, 3:27 PM
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Can't think of any that make me cry one way or another, but I'm perturbed by the amount of people here who can't spell my hometown's name correctly. There's two "n"'s and one "t" in Cincinnati.
Honestly, I just start typing how I think it's spelled until I stop seeing the red squigly line.
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Old Posted Aug 9, 2019, 3:32 PM
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I was in a bad mood last night when I typed that.
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Old Posted Aug 9, 2019, 3:39 PM
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Phoenix and Clayton, MO do have another thing in common, they're actually adding people to their populations, unlike Pittsburgh's rapid decline.

1960 604,332 −10.7%
1970 520,117 −13.9%
1980 423,938 −18.5%
1990 369,879 −12.8%
2000 334,563 −9.5%
2010 305,704 −8.6%
2018 301,048 −1.5%
Yeah, Pittsburgh really sucks... it's such a declining place. It's no wonder that it has such an awful reputation here on this forum.
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