Why is the NYC skyline so fucking dull?

Asher Wilson
Asher Wilson

Why is the NYC skyline so fucking dull?

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_metropolitan_area#Combined_Statistical_Areav
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_North_American_metropolitan_areas_by_population
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4-Rmr4_XhE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UqHz0Jv17I
Hudson Wood
Hudson Wood

HOLY SHIT OP!

I strictly remember New Yorks Skyline having two buildings in the center instead of one taller one

Where the fuck did the two buildings go?!?!

Could this be the result of the Mandela Effect?!?!

Christian Gonzalez
Christian Gonzalez

CIA and jews.

Connor Smith
Connor Smith

Because you've seen it to many times stupid. It's too recognizable.

Ryder Williams
Ryder Williams

Its because Donald Trump bought all the old buildings in the 70s and "modernized" them so he could re-sell them and receive a massive tax break from the city. Now all the Victorian revival and Art Deco architecture has been turned into boring and clean Post-modernist and Futurist shit

Jackson Edwards
Jackson Edwards

They were just holograms. They never actually existed.

Nolan Perez
Nolan Perez

It's like you've never walked down Park ave, or like anywhere uptown. The south side isn't that great to look at but there are still a ton of nice buildings in the places where you would actually want to live.

Jayden Adams
Jayden Adams

And its not nearly as lame as the Los Angeles Skyline, but in all fairness Los Angeles is the largest metropolitan area in the United States and its impossible to cover the entire city in a single photo so most "skyline" photos are just downtown, in reality the LA metro area stretches as far South as Irvine and as far north as Lancaster

Jose Long
Jose Long

Same story with Tokyo, especially since Tokyo is the largest city on Earth period. But at least we see a bit more architectural variance in the skyscrapers

Brayden Baker
Brayden Baker

You can't really get much more than a downtown in one photo (barring a panorama) for most cities. OPs pick just shows the very south end.
If you do it from the east though you can get a good view of the empire state building and the chrystler building which are probably the two most interesting old skyscrapers on the island.

Zachary Baker
Zachary Baker

The major zones of civilization are all consolidating. We are entering in the age of the Megaopolis

Mason Price
Mason Price

What's the second pic? San Fran bay?

Mason Edwards
Mason Edwards

Southern California from the ISS taken at a weird angle

Blake Torres
Blake Torres

I see. I don't know the area- is the ball on the bottom right San Jose or is this more zoomed in?

Blake Gomez
Blake Gomez

The ball on the bottom right I think is Laguna Beach. San Jose is farther north, the interior communities you see are part of the Inland Empire communities, the major metro you see is Lancaster, Los Angeles, and Orange County

Jace Brooks
Jace Brooks

Ah I see. Greater LA is truly massive.

Julian Hughes
Julian Hughes

The LA Metro itself is the largest in the country by land area, by population its the second behind New York, I imagine its because most people here like living in large McMansions in sparse suburbs

Jonathan Bell
Jonathan Bell

the only truly beautiful city is Pyongyang

Joshua Fisher
Joshua Fisher

The LA metro is actually the most populated metro in the country as well as the largest by land area. Only the city proper is the second

Kayden Myers
Kayden Myers

"Metro areas" aren't really intuitive to me. I looked at what counts as the NY metro area and it has cities in 4 states.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_metropolitan_area#Combined_Statistical_Areav
What are you basing this off of?

Caleb Bailey
Caleb Bailey

Thats probably because all the states over there are much smaller so cities are more easily consolidated. I consider metropolitan areas more important than city propers because city propers end at arbitrary political borders while metropolitan areas essentially cover vast regions of unbroken human development. The limits of the LA metro area are geographical for example, up north by the San Gabriel mountains and High Desert and South by the coastal ranges.

Asher Martin
Asher Martin

City skylines are plagues, they are like termite nests on a planet.

Carter Lewis
Carter Lewis

you think that's dull? clearly you've never seen the Helsinki skyline

and the government thinks this shit is so worthy of protection that it's basically impossible to build taller than six stories in the city, which has led to a ridiculous housing shortage

Benjamin Mitchell
Benjamin Mitchell

the most populated metro in the country
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_North_American_metropolitan_areas_by_population

Grayson Cox
Grayson Cox

because 3 buildings noticed they defied physics and decided to implode.

Carter Rodriguez
Carter Rodriguez

𝙸𝚝'𝚜 𝚌𝚞𝚣 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 &^#$# '𝚙𝚒𝚣𝚣𝚊' 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚙𝚎𝚘𝚙𝚕𝚎 𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚛𝚗𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚑 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚜𝚞𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚗'!

Nicholas Martin
Nicholas Martin

the skyline in the OP quite honestly looks better than this
thank you, bin Laden

Carter Moore
Carter Moore

Because nobody builds art deco buildings anymore.

Elijah Richardson
Elijah Richardson

What about this?

Nicholas Edwards
Nicholas Edwards

we will never get an AJ vs Edge title feud

Brayden Taylor
Brayden Taylor

we will never get an AJ vs Edge title feud

no because that would be gay as hell, and daddy only fucks pussybois who wear frilly panties

Elijah Fisher
Elijah Fisher

that would be gay as hell
how?

Alexander Rodriguez
Alexander Rodriguez

2 oily sweaty men bodies pouncing on each other smothering each other into submission

Nathaniel Lee
Nathaniel Lee

that's how wrestling works

Easton Miller
Easton Miller

so you're saying it's wrestling when daddy pounds up and down on my ass with his meatstick? it must be hardcore rules, because there's no referee

Kayden Rogers
Kayden Rogers

but hardcore matches do have referees. like this classic one from 1999:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4-Rmr4_XhE

Levi Lopez
Levi Lopez

daddy said he'd be open to have a referee to join us, maybe even a few spectators and comentators. i'll ask him later if he's still okay about the idea

Luis Edwards
Luis Edwards

because it's filled with smog?

Jaxson Jenkins
Jaxson Jenkins

This here. Post-modernizing all the revival and Deco buildings would probably cost trillions, and might put a dent in the allure of NYC. I'd be good with just a cable hookup, and would get bored of all the flashy lighting, brilliant colors, and straight edges very quickly.

Elijah Miller
Elijah Miller

This

Aaron Price
Aaron Price

Nah m8, I'm not even from New York and that shit blows. Seattle skyline is unbeatable, I've lived here for a good 5 years now and it still gets me every time I end up on or across the water.

Isaiah Davis
Isaiah Davis

L.A. skyline best skyline.

Justin Jenkins
Justin Jenkins

why is everything except the very middle built so low?

seems like a ridiculous waste of space

Lincoln Wilson
Lincoln Wilson

What a cute skyline.

Cooper Hall
Cooper Hall

Because Los Angeles is built in a massive flat basin. There's lots of room to build (the only restriction is the mountains you can see way in the background), and most of it is easy to build on (it's just hardpack rock), so there's no economic reason to build upward in most of the city. It'll just keep expanding outwards until it hits the mountains, then it'll start building upward.

The central urban area is built up because it's "prime" land for business. It's more efficient for all the large commercial entities in a city to be packed together.

The unfortunate end result of this is that the city never ends. The city of LA is like fifty miles long. And because twenty million people live there, it's all packed with traffic. Trust me, I have to drive through there a lot, and it doesn't matter when you go through. Five in the morning, twelve noon, two in the afternoon, nine o'clock at night. Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday. There's always traffic in LA.

Jackson Phillips
Jackson Phillips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UqHz0Jv17I

Oliver Reyes
Oliver Reyes

It goes back probably 4-5x that distance, from the water it actually slopes up from the space needle and looks really aesthetically pleasing. Plus the old Washington Mutual building is my fucking jam (the one in the middle with the box on top).

Also, smells a hell of a lot better than New York, LA, or San Fransisco (all the other cities I've spent time in).

Evan Hughes
Evan Hughes

When you start talking about seattle though it's more like how everyone's mom makes the best tomato soup than "unbeatable" skylines.

Michael Allen
Michael Allen

The middle east doesn't count cause everywhere around the skyline is a shithole. Tokyo's skyline is pretty legit though, although with the amount of sheer area Tokyo covers it was bound to have at least one good angle. Go up into any one of those buildings and you'll see a different skyline…

John Martinez
John Martinez

I guess you don't travel a lot?

Elijah Nguyen
Elijah Nguyen

hehe balls

Kevin Murphy
Kevin Murphy

Not to cities. Fuck cities. Every city I've been to has been a shithole. Seattle just happens to have a decent chunk that stays fairly clean and is actually nice to look at.

Adrian Powell
Adrian Powell

Seattle
clean
Is that counting the used heroin needles thrown all over the place or not?>>6935706

Leo Torres
Leo Torres

Implying that isn't literally every city
Implying they let that happen anywhere tourists go that isn't the shithole surrounding Safeco Field
Implying you'd even want to go anywhere tourists don't

Jonathan Lopez
Jonathan Lopez

they merged into one giant building

Jack Bell
Jack Bell

well memed user we liked your post

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