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Old Posted May 11, 2014, 2:13 AM
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Upper vs. Lower Manhattan-which is more impressive?

I have a hard time deciding.
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Some people in the forum say 1930s Lower Manhattan was the best skyline in history.
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Old Posted May 11, 2014, 3:20 PM
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I'll go with Midtown. Empire State, Chrysler, and Rockefeller Center for historic value alone.

Downtown got hit by too many international style boxes in the 70's.
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Kind of a broad question . . .

I prefer Midtown to work. The idea of getting on a Subway and trekking it Downtown after a 1 1/2 hr train ride into Grand Central is very unappetizing. Fortunately I'm able to walk to work from the train.

For leisure though, I prefer Downtown . . . it's an incredibly neat area to explore and stroll around. I particularly enjoy the river walk from the Financial Center to Battery Park.
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Midtown for the architectural diversity.
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Old Posted May 12, 2014, 7:55 AM
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Some people in the forum say 1930s Lower Manhattan was the best skyline in history.
Yep, it was quite a skyline before all of those crap boxes they put up along the East River blocking out all but the tallest skyscrapers. Even people who hate PoMo have to admit that the view from the west featuring the WFC and Battery Park City is a better view, if even that era of architecture isn't the nicest. I still get mad and disappointed seeing the view from Brooklyn.
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Staten Island.
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Lower Manhattan.

So many gorgeous classic buildings clustered together. (70 Pine/1 Exchange...)
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Lower Manhattan for the rivers coming together and boxing in the skyscrapers.
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Some people in the forum say 1930s Lower Manhattan was the best skyline in history.

Put me down in this camp. Greatest skyline in the history of the universe.


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WOW. Amazing. Am I the only one who wishes that an architect firm out there was bold enough to recreate a energy efficient, modern version of these buildings ? I cant be the only one getting bored with the sheets of glass covering all the modern buildings currently under construction. Is definable windows no longer an option ?
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Upper Manhattan is just lowrises. Lower Manhattan lost its soul when the Twins collapsed. Midtown, however, is truly something to behold.
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Put me down in this camp. Greatest skyline in the history of the universe.
Maybe not the universe, but certainly the one that most mimics the visions of Hugh Ferriss which gives it a gigantic thumbs up from me.
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