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Old March 29th, 2006, 09:21 PM   #1
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North York City Center



This is the view from my office window, thought i would share..
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Old March 29th, 2006, 10:48 PM   #2
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nice view!
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Old March 29th, 2006, 11:04 PM   #3
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one of the best skyline photos I've seen of NYCC - thanks for sharing with us your view (from gordon baker?)
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Old March 29th, 2006, 11:15 PM   #4
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Nice view. Btw, anyone know what the height limit in NYCC is?
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Old March 30th, 2006, 12:50 AM   #5
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either 100m or 110m to the roof
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Old March 30th, 2006, 01:48 AM   #6
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I hope they get rid of that stupid limit. The skyline is starting to getting a little flat in my opinion. But i guess it keeps the tall ones downtown but meh. It still looks good.
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Old March 30th, 2006, 02:08 AM   #7
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North York City Center has so much more of a commanding presence that it did even 6 years ago.
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Old March 30th, 2006, 02:12 AM   #8
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Wow, thanks for the pic.
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Old March 30th, 2006, 02:56 AM   #9
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A little bigger if possible

Great view.
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Old March 30th, 2006, 04:24 AM   #10
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Really cool angle....you need to take a couple of superzoom shots.
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Old March 30th, 2006, 08:44 AM   #11
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center? are we getting that americanized?
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Old March 30th, 2006, 02:19 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lucky 24
Really cool angle....you need to take a couple of superzoom shots.

Im gonna go up on the roof and do that actually.. including a couple 360 pano's .. you can see Markham, RH, Vaughn, Toronto and Scarborough Town Center from there..
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Old March 30th, 2006, 02:24 PM   #13
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A little bigger if possible

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Old March 31st, 2006, 03:44 AM   #14
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Damn!
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Old April 1st, 2006, 02:31 AM   #15
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Excellent!

Consider posting it in the Rate Your Skylines area.
http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=170260

I think several people could be surprised.
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Old April 1st, 2006, 09:04 AM   #16
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Boring NY Skyline

While I'll be upfront and state my bias towards Mississauga, I personally find the North York City Centre skyline to be flat and boring.

Unlike Mississauga City Centre with the City Hall Clock Tower, NYCC lacks a focal point, a recongizable landmark.

Furthermore, the skyline is flat, there is not variation, and I don't believe anything is really over 32 floors.

Not to mention the quality of the architecture and overall design is terrible.

There was real potential to create something special and urban along this stretch of Yonge Street, especially at the crossroads of two subway lines. As we currently we speak, we have failed. I hope that changes, and NYCC can learn a thing or two from MCC.

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Old April 1st, 2006, 08:02 PM   #17
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thump , another new guy hits the dust . No just kidden , but There is need for a signature building , with out it NY looks fine . With it, It would look great!
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Old April 1st, 2006, 10:56 PM   #18
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I strongly disagree with you future mayor and question the last time you have went to NYCC.

There are 6 construction sites around Yonge + Finch with multiple cranes up right now. These areas are within a 5 minute walk from each other. The density is there. Add in the integration with two subway lines and you have an urban experience that Mississauga lacks. The density is there and from street level, it does feel urban. There IS ground level retail as well with many independent stores.

Also, there is a mix of commercial and residential towers. High quality towers I might add. What in Mississagua can match the quality of the towers at the North American Centre or the Nestle Building?

Of course, from your pad in Missi, it isn't likely that you get to appreciate NYCC skyline very often.. hmmm?
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Old April 1st, 2006, 11:24 PM   #19
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NYCC vs MCC

Skybean,

I actually use to live across the street from Fairview Mall at the end of the Sheppard Subway Line. I know the area VERY well and visit often.

If you want to compare construction activity, Mississauga has overtaken NYCC on the number of active construction sites with

Yes, I agree that NYCC has a better urban feel to it, however it lacks any coordinated approach. Yonge Street is disjointed and down right ugly.

Also, I was commenting on the overall "look" of the NYCC skyline, and compared to MCC it's flat and boring. There are no "landmark" building, except maybe the Nestle Office Tower?

I wouldn't call many buildings in NYCC high quality, actually many of them are butt ugly and haven't aged very well.

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Old April 2nd, 2006, 03:00 AM   #20
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I can't see how you can say Missi's residential towers are any better than those in NYCC considering many of those towers are built by the same developers. Moot point at best.

"Compare construction activity -- Missi has overtaken NYCC on number of active construction sites with...."

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I respect your skyline preference. There could be many so called iconic buildings along this Yonge corridor. It could be the Nestle building, it could be "Mel's Bells".

There is no question that there could be improvement, but if you haven't been down to NYCC street level in the past year or so, you are really missing the transformation that has occured. Many, many of the residential towers have decent street level retail. When the people in Missi's residentials leave to work in Toronto, the area is barren, unlike NYCC which will continue to thrive during business hours, with many of the office workers walking out for lunch.

It is rather unfortunate that you have turned this excellent thread into a City vs. Borough match.

Re: Across from Fairview -- this isn't even part of the Yonge corridor. Hardly an urban area, save for the subway station.
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