#29 with a bullet

According to Skylines.com Skyline Ranking, Atlanta has the 29th best skyline in the world. They have a mathematical formula for determining the rankings and what seems like a solid methodology.

This listing ranks cities by the visual impact of their skylines. It is drawn entirely from statistics in this website’s database, and reflects only completed high-rise buildings as defined by the Emporis Data Committee (EDC). This calculation does not include TV towers, masts, bridges, or other structures.

About the formula: Each building is assigned points based on its floor count (see the table to the right). The point total for each city is calculated automatically and displayed.

Points per Building
12..19 floors = 1 point
20..29 floors = 5 points
30..39 floors = 25 points
40..49 floors = 50 points
50..59 floors = 100 points
60..69 floors = 200 points
70..79 floors = 300 points
80..89 floors = 400 points
90..99 floors = 500 points
100+ floors = 600 points

Also, the individual city page has this to say about Atlanta:

The skyline is truly unique, stretching in a straight line along Peachtree Street from Downtown all the way to the tallest suburban building in the U.S., in Sandy Springs.

So even the suburbs gets some attention when ranking Atlanta. How could they not?

Just so you know, Atlanta ranks 7th among US cities, in rank order: New York, Chicago, Houston, Honolulu, Los Angeles and Dallas. We’re ahead of San Francisco, Philadelphia, Seattle and Boston, the other US cities in the top 50.

Go Atlanta!

2 Comments so far

  1. Jen (unregistered) on March 22nd, 2005 @ 6:37 pm

    FINALLY, something to be proud of.

  2. Amber (unregistered) on March 22nd, 2005 @ 8:55 pm

    I love the Atlanta skyline. Good stuff!

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