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Chicago Skyline Ranked 4th Worldwide

By Rachelle Bowden in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 23, 2005 1:03PM

Chicago Skyline by Archie Florcruz

Emporis has ranked Chicago as the world's 4th most impressive skyline. Unforch, they assign points to buildings based on floor count and then a total number of points is calculated for each city and this is how they rank the cities. So, by "impressive" Emporis means "most floors". Hong Kong, New York City and Seoul, who ranked above us, are lucky because if by "impressive" they'd meant "beautiful" or "distinctive" then we'd for sure have won. Just LOOK at the breath-taking photo above that Archie Florcruz took. Is there any skyline more beautiful in the world!?

Here's how all of the cities in the Gothamist network of sites ranked:

2. New York
4. Chicago
10. Toronto
20. Los Angeles
23. London
32. San Francisco
37. Seattle
43. Boston

Austin and Washington DC didn't rank in the top 100 skylines in the world.