Cities The Best Skylines in the United States  

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List Rules American cities only. Vote up the most breathtaking during both day and night.

The United States has some of the coolest cities in the world, and awesome cities bring forth awesome skylines. Whether you see them during the day as a massive urban jungle or an array of twinkling lights at night, these skylines are the best the U.S. has to offer.

A great skyline doesn't necessarily equate to a large city skyline, so don't be surprised by some of the smaller cities you might see on here. Many of the smaller cities have picturesque mountains or bodies of water in their cityscape. Vote up your favorite skyline, both during the day and at night for the best American skylines. 

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Chicago


Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles. With 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in both the U.S. state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States. Its metropolitan area, sometimes called Chicagoland, is home to 9.9 million ...more

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New York City


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Seattle


Seattle is a coastal seaport city and the seat of King County, in the U.S. state of Washington. With an estimated 652,405 residents as of 2013, Seattle is the largest city in both the State of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America and, as of July 2013, the fastest-growing ...more

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San Francisco


San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. The only consolidated city-county in California, San Francisco encompasses a land area of about 46.9 square miles on the northern end of the San Francisco ...more

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