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Old August 22nd, 2013, 01:06 AM   #2501
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I don't dislike Vancouver for its lack of height. The problem I do have with it is the poorly designed buildings.
This is one of the rare photos that doesn't make it look monotonous and unvaried.



Behind the wall of boring green glass condos there are some nice buildings, like the Chateau-esque Fairmont Hotel, the sharp-cornered Shangri-la Hotel, the bronze Park Place, or the pitch black 1177 West Hastings. There are also plans for a twister and a top-heavy deconstructivust building to be built.

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Old August 22nd, 2013, 01:09 AM   #2502
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I'm still not too impressed.
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 01:16 AM   #2503
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Midtown Manhattan itself is already much larger than the entire Chicago skyline, however Chicago is taller (right now). I understand your point though.
That statistic is often used, but rarely properly. The Midtown CBD is the largest in the country, with the Chicago Loop being the second. However, the Loop only includes the buildings to the South of the Chicago River, which excludes ~35% of the skyline, including John, 900 North, and Water.
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 01:39 AM   #2504
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He wasn't talking business district size, he was talking number of skyscrapers, and made the factual observation that Midtown has more than Chicago. About 45 600+ footers in Chicago, 65+ in Midtown. I guess it comes down to how you define skyscraper, but by most measures Midtown is bigger.
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 02:38 AM   #2505
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This is one of the rare photos that doesn't make it look monotonous and unvaried.

Behind the wall of boring green glass condos there are some nice buildings, like the Chateau-esque Fairmont Hotel, the sharp-cornered Shangri-la Hotel, the bronze Park Place, or the pitch black 1177 West Hastings. There are also plans for a twister and a top-heavy deconstructivust building to be built.

Sorry, I didn't see where you edited your post. Yeah, I really do like the first one, and the second one's really cool. Not sure if I like it yet, but it's definitely a plus for the city.
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 05:52 AM   #2506
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'ThatOneGuy' is right about there being a good stock of nice buildings. They do exist, but get lost in that sea of green glass condos. Vancouver went through an unfortunate obsession with uninspired bland design between 1985 and 2010, but architecture seems to be getting dramatically better of late.
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 06:13 AM   #2507
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This is one of the rare photos that doesn't make it look monotonous and unvaried.


this photo is at least 20 years old.





This is what it is now!

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Old August 22nd, 2013, 06:25 AM   #2508
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 06:44 AM   #2509
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Those are both very good.
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Old August 23rd, 2013, 07:57 PM   #2510
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Old August 23rd, 2013, 08:32 PM   #2511
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That's a great view of Miami's skyline. At street level, the Brickell area is pretty nice.
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That's a great view of Miami's skyline. At street level, the Brickell area is pretty nice.
Thanks, Corey! It will be even nicer at street level once Brickell CityCentre is completed (under construction left of center in the above photo)
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It's likely more accurate to say you don't like the architecture. Most of those green glass condos (which I also despise) are in the $500,000 to $2 million range.
You're right; Vancouver's buildings are not poorly designed at all.
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