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Darwinism
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Post Number: 475
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 70.226.96.50
Posted on Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 8:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It is rather shocking to see city skylines of Louisville(#109) and Des Moines(#74) rated higher than Detroit's(#121) by a generally global perspective.

http://www.skyscrapercity.info /900.php?id=1003

Please take the initiative to increase the reputation and the image of Detroit's buildings, vote the D up the chart.
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Rberlin
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Post Number: 508
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Posted From: 68.76.54.108
Posted on Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 8:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I wish everyone didn't insist on taking the picture from across the river. I know that that is the standard when skyline picture are concerned, but I just don't think Detroit looks all that good that way. The only way to take that picture is to have the Ren Center in the center, otherwise the poor layout of the city, and the huge gaps on the waterfront become too apparent. Unfourtunately, by doing this you place to much focus on the Ren Center, which I don't necessarily love anyway, and obscure or at least diminish the view of the other, and in my opinion, better looking buildings. I think Detroit looks best from in the city. My computer is not working right now, and I don't have the pictures on my wife's computer, but these are always the pictures I save when I can find them.
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Iheartthed
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Post Number: 17
Registered: 04-2006
Posted From: 68.40.50.194
Posted on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 12:44 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Obviously, our popularity is showing how irrelevant we're becoming as a region on the national and international scale.

Save Detroit.
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Hysteria
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Post Number: 68
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Posted From: 205.188.116.137
Posted on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 12:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The site won't allow me to vote ...

Anyway, for a city under 200,000 Des Moines has a great skyline. More attractive than a city like Indianapolis with a population nearing 800,000.
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Dougw
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Post Number: 1085
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Posted From: 68.73.55.190
Posted on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 1:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Could do worse... San Jose (which recently passed the city of Detroit in population) ranks #531.
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Cabasse
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 01-2006
Posted From: 69.133.90.28
Posted on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 1:40 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i discovered detroityes first by being a long-term member at the skyscraperpage forums, and i've also been a long-term lurker at skyscrapercity. the latter is one mess of a forum, and consists mostly of children and/or morons. that ranking makes no sense. minneapolis above los angeles? philly and boston below atlanta and dallas? and london?! detroit's skyline is much more well-known than many of the others above it on that list. rubbish, i say.
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Chitaku
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Post Number: 154
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 68.43.107.72
Posted on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 1:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The view downtown on Grand River is money
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Mpow
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Post Number: 187
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Posted on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 2:49 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I agree chitaku. Along the spoke streets coming up the city is alot more impressive and mysterious.
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Put_in_bay
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Registered: 05-2005
Posted From: 75.10.17.8
Posted on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 3:26 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Belle Isle is also a good vantage. There needs to be pay-a-quarter viewers on the island towards the D.
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623kraw
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Post Number: 892
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Posted From: 68.41.224.200
Posted on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 4:44 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That site crashed my computer...
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Illmatic774
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Posted on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 10:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

cmon yallz, we're still behind Tampa! and Charlotte!
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Chitaku
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Post Number: 160
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Posted From: 68.43.107.72
Posted on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 10:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

site crashed my computer too
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Jimelnino
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Post Number: 395
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Posted From: 68.61.118.126
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 12:34 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good god Hong Kong doesn't look real, it looks like something that someone made after playing SimCity 4 for 2 weeks straight.

Anyway, I love our skyline, but yeah I hate when people take the picture from across the river. I've got a great picture of the city as my desktop, I wish I could find it and link to it, but I can't seem to track it down, I'll keep trying.
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Gistok
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Post Number: 2000
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Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 12:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Detroit's Skyline looks best from the 73rd floor of the RenCen.....
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Andyguard73
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Post Number: 40
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 64.25.200.14
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 1:42 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is my favorite pic of the city. I found it on this website.
http://doblevych.com/english/portfolio/photo/cities/detroit/

detroit pic
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Andyguard73
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Post Number: 41
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Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 1:44 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sorry for the double. It was my first time posting a pic and I'm not sure what I did, lol. Oh well I'll figure it out. At least I got it posted
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Tomoh
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Post Number: 153
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Posted From: 68.40.176.163
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 2:18 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What a ridiculous list. Not that Detroit is a top 10 skyline.. (I've had the oppurtunity to visit the top 7 except for Shanghai, and I don't think even the top 7 is accurate at all). I think people have high expectations for a city as important, recognizable, and large (metro population) as Detroit and are, on the other hand, simply amazed when cities like Des Moines actually even have a skyscraper. It's not like people are ranking all these cities side by side. Relative to Detroit's current 7.75, many cities above it deserve much lower scores. Yellowknife? WTF?
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Tomoh
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Post Number: 154
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Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 2:22 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Andyguard73, that's also my favorite (or one I really, really like). Detroit woulda done better with some more flattering pictures like that one instead of the standard RenCen-tric shot.
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Broken_main
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Post Number: 1066
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Posted From: 69.222.11.226
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 3:15 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just today, I looked at the Detroit city skyline from two different perspectives(1 is my favorite, the other was a new perspective.)

The view off of the NB I-75 bridge over the Rouge is a very spectacular view including the Ambassador in it. This is one of my favorites to look at.

The second was caught today while driving on SB I-75 at about the Comerica Park area. Its not the skyline but you get a great view of the older building tops without the street. They look like small giants towering over you. I may try and get a few snaps of the view tomorrow.
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The_rock
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Posted From: 68.42.251.225
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 8:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I will vote for the bow of the WINSOME approaching/just under the Ambassador Bridge around 4 PM on a sunny summer's day coming from downriver. Now there is a view that most folks don't see. Spectacular while hugging the middle of the channel, but stay clear of the freighter traffic.
And while the skyline was quite different way back then, the same view from the same location from the old steamer PUT-IN-BAY was quite memorable too.
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The_rock
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Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 8:53 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Should also mention that some of those pictures that Mikem has shot and put on the Forum taken from the cockpit of his beloved NW planes are really awesome.
Speaking of mikem , where has he been?
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Cassie1717
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Post Number: 35
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Posted From: 152.163.100.8
Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 9:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I vote for the Detroit skyline from the west-facing Lafayette Tower apts!!
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Iheartthed
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Post Number: 25
Registered: 04-2006
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 4:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good job folks. Detroit is at 68 now...
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Chitaku
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Post Number: 170
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 4:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

how about his one, without the ugly ren cen
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Fury13
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Post Number: 1035
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 7:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Better.
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Goat
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Posted From: 67.71.59.252
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 7:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It wouldn't let me vote. I'm not going to register so that I can vote for some stupid site.
BTW: T.O's skyline though quite large, is garbage at best.
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Umstucoach
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Post Number: 7
Registered: 04-2006
Posted From: 141.211.222.47
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 8:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Great skyline perspective: Dive down I75 south past the Davison. If you are in the far left lane you St. Josaphat's line up perfectly with the RenCen with the two smaller spires line up with outer buildings and the main spire lines up with the center tower. You won't get the broad outline of the skyline but driving dead on it looks pretty neat.



(Message edited by umstucoach on April 21, 2006)
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Hysteria
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Post Number: 87
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Posted From: 152.163.100.8
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 9:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here is one of my favorites. This site has tons of great pics.

http://www.emporis.com/en/il/i m/?id=325020
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Jdkeepsmiling
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Post Number: 93
Registered: 01-2006
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 10:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well it looks like our hard work has paid off. The page showed Detroit as rated 60th in the world when I pulled it up...good job people.
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Gmich99
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Post Number: 83
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Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2006 - 2:25 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Chitaku- great picture of the skyline
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Darwinism
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Post Number: 485
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Posted From: 69.209.140.165
Posted on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 1:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

After 1 full week, Detroit had moved up the rankings to #63. Thanks to the few DetroitYes votes, the city can now be better represented on the global stage.
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Gmich99
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Post Number: 84
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Posted on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 11:48 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Detroit was ranked as high as 60 yesterday.
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Jimelnino
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Post Number: 398
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Posted From: 69.214.180.214
Posted on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 12:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A week later, I'd just like to say that the photo Andyguard posted was the one I was referring to :-)

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