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Old February 22nd, 2011, 06:54 AM   #21
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Vancouver doesn't have too many extremely "iconic" type highrises, but the general quality is quite high. Yes we have office towers too, but I'm only posting residential just to educate the masses about our "green glass condos".


Carina/Callisto... why it's better than the Sails at Marina Bay in Singapore... here the glazing curves in both directions, like a spoon, such that every single panel of glass is slightly different shaped...


West Pender Place... we like sloped curtain wall a lot over here


The Erickson


Flatiron


Jameson House


whops, forgot to post our tallest new skyscraper, the Shangri-la, but meh... let someone else do it

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Old February 23rd, 2011, 01:43 AM   #22
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It's a fresh page, where are the others?! Sometimes I think most ppl care about quantity more than quality
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 02:33 AM   #23
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My 2 favorite buildings in Toronto in one shot:

1 King West with Scotia Tower in background.
That images captures 3 of my favs. Commerce Court can be clearly seen as well. Here's a clearer shot.

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Vancouver doesn't have too many extremely "iconic" type highrises, but the general quality is quite high. Yes we have office towers too, but I'm only posting residential just to educate the masses about our "green glass condos".
People often forget about Vancouver's older buildings, but one of the most iconic may just be the Marine building, one of my favourites.
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/zorro1968/4280086731/

The dominion building is also nice.
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/wisley/2661495940/

And the Sun Tower
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 02:55 PM   #24
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It's a fresh page, where are the others?! Sometimes I think most ppl care about quantity more than quality
For me it depends on what kind of quantity. If there are to pick between 20, 40-storey glass skyscrapers or 1 supertall (500-800 meters), I would pick those 20 skyscrapers. Massive and dense skyline is what impresses me, not a few very tall ones, downtown and the rest is flat and boring.
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Old February 25th, 2011, 01:22 AM   #25
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I bet this thread would pick up more momentum if we were to rank cities with the best quality highrise architecture.
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Old February 25th, 2011, 08:23 AM   #26
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Boston

1. John Hancock Tower


2. Custom House


3. 111 Huntington


4. International Place 1 and 2


5. Federal Reserve - I know this is controversial but I love this evil tower
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Old February 25th, 2011, 10:02 AM   #27
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as for manila we don't have skyscrapers that shows off bold architecture but hopefully we'll get them soon, anyway here are my top 5 picks:

GT Tower | 43F | 217m
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=878
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Ayala Tower One | 35F | 160m
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Saint Francis Towers | 60F | 212m
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Enterprise Centre | 40F | 172m
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PBCom Tower | 55F | 259m
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Old February 26th, 2011, 10:15 PM   #28
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My Mexico City favourites are.

1.-Torre Mayor.(Tallest in Mexico 225m 2003).


2.-St Regis(A very luxury building made by Pelli 2008)


3.-Arcos Bosques(In my opinion it is more beautiful than the HK arq 1997)


4.-Centro Bursatil.(The mexican wall street 1990)


Is the right one.
5.-Torre Latinoamericana.(First skyscraper in the world with glass facade,1956)


All the pictures were taken by me, except the Arcos Bosques one, I got it in this forum
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Old February 27th, 2011, 12:17 AM   #29
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I dont like gherkin ugly looks like ***** and lyold building looks crap in London. I like architecture more in dubai such as burj khalifah, burj al arab and many more.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 03:06 AM   #30
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i think singapore have a most good quality building also nice in architecture term..maybe because it new planning city,dubai is look ugly sometime in my opinion,its to much..so many tall building, somtime they build it lack of quality and also design
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Old February 27th, 2011, 11:27 PM   #31
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Dubai used to have the best new buildings in the world. But now the place is swamped with mediocrity.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 09:44 AM   #32
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Isaidso, what r your top 5 picks from Toronto's insane construction boom?
Top 5 picks from Toronto's current construction boom:

Absolute World

3rdLeap

X Condos

interchange42

Four Seasons
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AURA
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Only Absolute would make my Toronto top 5 overall
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Overall Toronto:

1. Commerce Court North
2. Toronto Dominion Centre
3. Scotia Plaza
4. Royal York Hotel
5. Absolute World
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Bad isn't it? Petronas is gorgeous.
Alarming drop in quality after Petronas.
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