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#1 chengb02

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Posted 06 April 2006 - 12:52 PM

hey all, I just got these 2 pages, some interesting stuff that I'm sure some will appreciate (my biggest surprise was how high Dallas was rated).
here is one person's rating of the top 15 skylines and here is a greater breakdown of it. The first one has Chicago as 2nd, the other one has us as 5th...

#2 Es Brennt

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Posted 06 April 2006 - 07:22 PM

Not even a runner up for San Francisco?



I like Berlin too....maybe not that tall, but a wierd collection of architecture.
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#3 mactheknife

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Posted 06 April 2006 - 09:29 PM

I like Dallas.

I know we talk shit, but I'm down there a lot to see family and it's not a bad city at all.
this guy...this fuckin guy

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 02:59 AM

Only been to a suburb of FW, wasn't impressed...but then again.......
this guy...this fuckin guy

#5 meto

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 09:17 AM

such a subjective thing. skyscrapers don't really do it for me. san francisco from any one of the hills would top that list as far as i'm concerned. also rome from the spanish steps, paris from sacre coeur, and let's not forget warsaw at sunset :lol:

#6 iwishiweremingus1

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 10:32 AM

oh man, rome from the spanish steps is like heaven. and for pure wonder value, can you fuck with jerusalem?

#7 iwishiweremingus1

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 10:37 AM

on the opening page of the site (with the quote), there seems to be some fire logo seal behind it that i've never seen before. it looks pretty awesome. could you post it without all the other stuff just so i could see it?

#8 WB05 Karl

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 12:12 PM

Hold the fucking phone here. This is the CHICAGO FIRE section8 message board. I pretty much never want to read anything positive about Texas EVER on here. Ok?

Berlin is great, so weird. Chicago though, come on, everybody in the world knows it's the shit.


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Posted 07 April 2006 - 12:19 PM

I was a little surprised to see Seattle so highly ranked TBH. To me the most impressive thing about Seattle is the drive north on I-5 into the city... you come around a curve and the whole city comes into view. I've always loved that, ever since I was a little kid going to Mariner games. It doesn't even come close to comparing to Chicago though! My fiancee had been to all of the big cities on the west coast, but she was in awe of your city when she saw it, especially the view from the Shedd Aquarium at night. There's no way any other city either of us has ever seen compares to that!

And since Seattle was mentioned, I'd like to point out that Portland, while it doesn't have as tall of buildings or a major icon like the Space Needle, is just as pretty (esp. at night):

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#10 Saeyddthe

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 11:47 AM

Dallas sucks as a city. Ft. Worth is where it's at.

Dalls sucks! Except for........ :D

#11 Steve the Arsonist

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 03:03 PM

Dallas is a suburb with a skyline. There's not a proper neighborhood in the town.
Hence....Dallas sucks.

#12 iwishiweremingus1

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 11:49 PM

i gotta hand it to you, that's pretty hot.

#13 gutterhead

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 05:32 PM

Thats a kick arse logo, some one should put it on a shirt, patch or sticker.

#14 luc

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 06:18 PM

damn, that is beautiful. would be interested to see a rundown of all the names on there. some of them i dont recognize.

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 06:45 PM

All the names are people who shaped Chicago's history. Some are street names, harbors, etc.. that's why some are familiar. Otherwise you can just wikipedia or google it to find oot, Luc.




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