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    Do you love the Dallas skyline? Take heart you are not alone, turns out it's the best skyline in the world, according to USA Today readers.

    Big D came in first place in USA Today's Readers' Choice contest for Best International Skyline.

    You read that right, international -- we beat out Paris, The City of Light! That's bragging rights folks.

    Maybe it's the influence of TV series Dallas? Or maybe it's the new LED lights and color changes that caught readers' eyes? Or that fancy Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge that glows white?

    Dallas Skyscraper Relit

    [DFW] Dallas Skyscraper Relit
    The Bank of America Plaza's lights were turned back on Thursday. (Published Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013)

    At any rate, architects picked 20 highly recognizable cityscapes and readers voted for four weeks.

    Here's how the list broke down:

    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

    By the way, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur,  Las Vegas, London, Paris, Shanghai, Sydney, Toronto and Vancouver were the other nominated cities that didn't make the list. 

    If you'd like to hear a theory on how Big D beat those entries, check out D Magazine's theory.

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