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View Poll Results: Burnaby BC
10 16 10.74%
9.5 5 3.36%
9 11 7.38%
8.5 15 10.07%
8 31 20.81%
7.5 13 8.72%
7 15 10.07%
6.5 12 8.05%
6 6 4.03%
5.5 6 4.03%
5 2 1.34%
4.5 2 1.34%
4 3 2.01%
3.5 2 1.34%
3 or Belooooooow 10 6.71%
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Old July 25th, 2007, 10:46 PM   #41
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Old September 20th, 2007, 08:19 AM   #42
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Old September 20th, 2007, 08:22 AM   #43
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Old September 20th, 2007, 09:23 AM   #44
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It's large but not amazing.

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Old September 22nd, 2007, 09:27 AM   #45
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Old September 25th, 2007, 02:01 AM   #46
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Small part of Burnaby skyline from my balcony!

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Old September 27th, 2007, 01:51 AM   #47
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Those are kick ass photos! You must live at Highgate. I always wondered what the views from there looked like.
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Old September 27th, 2007, 01:53 AM   #48
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It's large but not amazing.

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The pictures on this thread only show the Metrotown area. There are three other built up areas in Burnaby that all have significant and expanding skylines.
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Old September 27th, 2007, 03:53 AM   #49
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Gorgeous scenery, but there's little amazing about 30 storey condo towers. Amazing means extraordinary.

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Old September 27th, 2007, 04:30 AM   #50
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Wow, thanks for clearing that up. I can finally go on with my life.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 07:13 AM   #51
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Reminds me of Chatswood. I think I have said that about this city before, but I am not sure.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 07:52 AM   #52
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Doesn't seem like there is any imagination or attempt to create something special. At this point, it just looks like a bunch of randomly placed condos, which it is. If that's what people find great, then I'd say they have some pretty low expectations for skylines. Burnaby-Metrotown could one day become something special, but that day isn't now.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 09:05 AM   #53
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Old September 30th, 2007, 12:15 AM   #54
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Doesn't seem like there is any imagination or attempt to create something special. At this point, it just looks like a bunch of randomly placed condos, which it is. If that's what people find great, then I'd say they have some pretty low expectations for skylines. Burnaby-Metrotown could one day become something special, but that day isn't now.
True but how many cities with 200k people, let alone a suburb, have skylines as impressive as that? The architecture is bland at best and compared to a typical downtown it is somewhat scattered but for the category of North American suburban skyline it is pretty amazing in relative terms.
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Old September 30th, 2007, 06:45 AM   #55
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Yea, if you put it into a category with only suburban skylines of North America, its impressive I guess. But most people don't rate on relative terms do they? I personally wouldn't give points, just because a city decided to build up. Why is anything with height so often given high marks, no matter how butt ugly it may be? Not that Metrotown is ugly, its plain.
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Old September 30th, 2007, 09:54 AM   #56
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Old September 30th, 2007, 04:08 PM   #57
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Old December 20th, 2007, 11:45 AM   #58
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Old December 20th, 2007, 11:55 AM   #59
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But most people don't rate on relative terms do they?
I'm sure not all but I certainly do and clearly I'm not alone. It would seem pretty pointless having a sub-forum ranking skylines if you didn't consider relative terms, otherwise why the hell would anybody bother even making threads about places like Burnaby if they knew everybody was going to rank it in absolute terms. Obviously it would get a zero from everybody in that case as there are easily 10 more impressive skylines in the world than Burnaby's. You could say the same about a lot of legitimate city skylines.
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Old December 20th, 2007, 12:30 PM   #60
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Nice find Raggedy. The first two pics are incredible.
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