What makes a skyline magnificent

There’s so much more to a skyline than merely the height of its office towers and hotels. Of course, it’s interesting to see the feats of architectural innovation that make today’s tallest freestanding structures possible. Yet, a truly amazing skyline should have a presence and character that withstands the test of time. The impressiveness of a city’s culture, history, and natural landscape are as important to its skyline as its skyscrapers. With that in mind, here are a few favorites.