Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Today I Learned Dallas Has The Best Skyline In The World

In the Fort Worth Star-Telegram I must have missed the news this morning that the skyline of Dallas had been voted to be the Best International Skyline.

Best International Skyline? That is odd verbiage. World's Best Skyline would seem to make more sense.

Anyway, l learned of this latest Dallas accolade this morning on WFAA's website in an article titled Dallas Voted 'Best International Skyline'.

Apparently USA TODAY runs weekly 10 Best contests. Dallas has showed up on these lists 12 times, with this latest #1 being the 2nd time Dallas has topped a category.

The previous win was for "Best Quirky Landmark in the USA" with Big Tex at the State Fair of Texas being the Best Quirky Landmark.

I do not know if Fort Worth has shown up on any of these 10 Best lists. I suspect not, due to not having read any propaganda puffery about Fort Worth being on a USA TODAY 10 Best list.

The 10 Best Skylines in the World, according to this scientific skyline study are....

  1. Dallas
  2. Chicago
  3. Rio de Janeiro
  4. Toronto
  5. New York
  6. Washington, D.C.
  7. St. Louis
  8. Hong Kong
  9. San Francisco
  10. Seattle

I really can not be the only person shocked that Fort Worth is not on this list, what with Fort Worth having the Top Downtown in America.

All kidding aside, these type lists are goofy. St. Louis? Why? Because of the Gateway Arch? I have only been to St. Louis once, and that was only to make a plane switch. I saw no skyline. Or the famous arch.

Shouldn't Paris be on such a list? Shanghai has a real cool skyline.

Toronto? I have no image stored in my memory of the skyline of Toronto.

Now, Vancouver, that is a Canadian town with a memorable skyline with a scenic background.

According to the WFAA article Dallas got over 40% of the votes. Apparently this landslide has something to do with a high recognizability factor due to a TV show named Dallas being a number one hit for several years all over the world.

I guess from this we Fort Worthians can glean that for Fort Worth to be recognized internationally the town needs a Fort Worth TV show to be a #1 hit all over the world.....

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