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16 skylines that just can’t compete with Chicago

Chicago's skyline just plain dominates.
Photograph: John Picken/Flickr Chicago's skyline just plain dominates.

Hands down, Chicago has one of the best skylines in the world. Our favorite city even beats out cities that are bigger, more dense and more populated. Beijing for instance, famed for its smog and hazardous clime, which we didn't bother to put on our list. 

These cities either ridiculously pale in comparison to Chicago's skyline or give Chicago a good run for its money, but stop short of greatness. They may be great places to live, but Chicago has them beat when it comes to big, beautiful buildings.

Boise, Idaho (haha)

São Paulo, Brazil

Auckland, New Zealand

Berlin, Germany

Taipei, Taiwan

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Las Vegas, Nevada

London, England

Nashville, Tennessee (so, so sad)

Tokyo, Japan

New York City

Mumbai, India

Paris, France

Sydney, Australia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Toronto, Canada