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Old Posted Dec 31, 2016, 4:39 AM
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Wow, this thread brings me back to 2003, when the majority of my forum experience revolved around me making completely random lists ranking cities on completely random criteria and posting them confidently as if people actually gave a shit what my thoughts were on the subject.
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Trying to get the appeal in Philly's skyline? Well, to each its own.
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Trying to get the appeal in Philly's skyline? Well, to each its own.
I think the better question is: how can you not understand the appeal in Philadelphia's skyline?


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Old Posted May 5, 2017, 6:27 PM
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philly has made great strides

SF clips it for setting and the new tower, to me anyway
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Best Skylines in the World

1. NYC (easy)
2. Hong Kong
3. Chicago
4. Toronto
5. Shanghai
6. San Francisco
7. Moscow
8. LA
9. Dubai
10. Seattle
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Houston has some of the most BORING buildings ever. Not a fan of Dallas' either. I'd definitely put SF, Seattle, and Philadelphia over those two.

U.S.
1 - NY
2 - Chicago
3 - SF
4 - Philadelphia
5 - Seattle
6 - Miami
7 - LA
8 - Atlanta (not really a fan of how sparse it is, but if the gaps are filled in the next 50 years it could be spectacular)
9 - Houston
10 - Minneapolis

I didn't put a great deal of thought into this, but this is my tentative order.
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Trying to get the appeal in Philly's skyline? Well, to each its own.
Yeah, totally... I don't really get the appeal of Philly's skyline either... height, density, breadth, blend of old and new, diversity of classic and modern styles, different directional views offering highly-varied visual experience and features of the skyline ... lost on me too...

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Because I've only posted six of these lists on here before, and I think I need to post seven:

Top 10 USA skylines (USA skylines are all that matter... USA is all that matters... in fact, my opinion of USA skylines is all that matters):

1 - Pittsburgh
2 - Philadelphia
3 - Erie
4 - Harrisburg
5 - Reading
6 - Wilkes-Barre
7 - Scranton
8 - Lancaster
9 - Washington
10 - Allentown
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US only:

Chicago
New York (best looking at night)
Seattle
Pittsburgh
Houston (best when viewed facing west)

Rest of the world:

Hong Kong
Moscow City
La Defense, Paris
Pudong, Shanghai
City of London

Dubai has some amazing buildings but they're all lined up along one street. Looks like someone was bored on Sim City and just plopped down a bunch of towers in a straight line. Same with Philly. Love the buildings but most lined up along Market St.
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How the skyline looks and feels as you are interacting with it is more important to me than the heights of all the buildings. Therefore here is my list from cities I have visited:

North America
1. Chicago
2. San Francisco
3. New York
4. Philadelphia
5. Seattle
6. Vancouver
7. San Diego
8. Los Angeles
9. Portland
10. St. Louis

The world outside North America.

1. Sydney
2. Hong Kong
3. Melbourne
4. Kuala Lampur
5. Bangkok
6. Barcelona
7. Malmo
8. Shanghai
9. Paris
10. Dubai
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