Skylines are the artificial horizon that a city’s overall structure creates. Skylines serve as a kind of fingerprint of a city, as no two skylines are alike. For this reason, news and sports programs, television shows, and movies often display the skyline of a city in a set location. The Sky Line of New York City was a new term in 1896 when it was the title of a color lithograph by Charles Graham for the color supplement of the New York Journal.
Paul D. Spreiregen, FAIA, has called a skyline “a physical representation [of a city’s] facts of life … a potential work of art … its collective vista.”
06. Fort Worth
08. Las Vegas
09. Los Angeles
10. New York
New York (World Trade Center) Skyline Before 9/11
15. San Francisco
Photos Source: Public Domains
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