A skyline is best described as the overall or partial view or relief of a city’s tall buildings and structures. It can also be described as the artificial horizon that a city's overall structure creates. Skylines are a good representation of a city’s overall power; the more prominent the skyline, the more money the city has to spend. Skylines also serve as a kind of fingerprint of a city, as no two skylines are alike. Skylines that are stretched out to a large (sometimes panoramic) view because of large cities or twin cities are called cityscapes. Skyscrapers play a large role in defining a city's skyline.
Silhouette: A skyline where buildings are blended together as one black shape that usually includes only one layer of the skyline.
Nighttime: A skyline during the nightime. Buildings are only illuminated by city and building lights. Cities on lakes and oceans are commonly used in this style to use the reflective capabilities of the water.
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