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Old February 28th, 2015, 11:28 PM   #2301
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Nothing in America will rival New York's skyline in my life time.
You have to let that sink in for a moment ...
I'm in my late 20s and even I don't believe that any city in NA will ever come close to New York's massive skyline.
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Old Yesterday, 05:15 AM   #2302
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Old Yesterday, 07:58 AM   #2303
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You have to let that sink in for a moment ...
I'm in my late 20s and even I don't believe that any city in NA will ever come close to New York's massive skyline.
You need the population, economy, wealth, and interest in downtown living to necessitate a skyline like that. No city has all 4 except for New York. If Mexico City and Sao Paulo become equally wealthy they have the best shot but a ton of ground to make up. Toronto has the last 3 characteristics but not the population to support something that size. Chicago and San Francisco are in the same boat as Toronto.
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What would the Seattle skyline be like with out the mountains or the sound, ask yourself that question!
My evaluation of the skyline would be exactly the same because I don't take them into account at all. The mountains and sound aren't part of the skyline, they're the setting in which a skyline exists.

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Makes me wonder, how was CN Tower approved in the first place?
Toronto has courted bold audacious ambition before. There's the 1928 College Park proposal that would have been the largest office complex on earth upon completion. Sadly the Great Depression halted construction after just 1 corner was completed. There was the John Maryon office tower in 1971 which was proposed at 140 floors and 686m. That didn't get off the ground at all. The CN Tower was our consolation prize. We did build the 401 though which remains the busiest highway in the world.... and one of the widest at 18 lanes.

I suppose along the way we've lost our moxie. Maybe the generation growing up now during this boom will return us to that mindset.
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I think the mountains and the sound are part of the skyline!

They are part of the view!
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I think the mountains and the sound are part of the skyline!

They are part of the view!
The natural setting certainly adds to the visual appeal so Seattle tends to rate higher by many for that reason. Skylines in dull, flat settings like Riyadh or Houston aren't highly rated even though they both have impressive towers.
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They are part of the view!
I agree with you there.
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Try Las Vegas with the new resorts world hotel, demollitions, proposals, rebrandings, and completion of new resorts, Las Vegas will look like a brand new city by 2025, especially the north strip
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I think the mountains and the sound are part of the skyline!

They are part of the view!
And so are the mountains around SF. Add the bay and the bridges to the mix. Seattle has a great skyline and it is actually one of my favorites in NA. But SF's skyline is already much more massive than Seattle's. And with the supertalls under construction in SF, it will be hard for Seattle to pull ahead.


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Those aren't mountains those are big hills!
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the supertalls kind of ruin the view from that angle. They block a good portion of the rest of La Defense. And that's probably the best angle to view the skyline from. The reverse tapering design is amazing but their location still irks me.
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There is still planning law for the Millennium Tower. At this point in the European quarter are approved up to 365 meters.


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I doubt that the Hermitage Towers ever to be built.
And if they do, it need certainly 10-20 years until construction begins.
the developer said that construction would begin this year. the opponents lost at the court of appeal
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Ok, that is of course something else.
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