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Old October 16th, 2013, 10:12 PM   #261
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Boston definitely has one of the densest downtowns and skylines in North America















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Old October 16th, 2013, 10:31 PM   #262
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That 2nd last photo is awesome and exactly the type of downtown density I love. How much of the downtown has that feel to it? Is it just a few blocks here and there?

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I kinda disagree that Vancouver is dense.

when I was there, it felt to me that Calgary is denser...
Calgary does look denser.
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Old October 16th, 2013, 10:47 PM   #263
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I think it's odd that small Canadian city like Calgary has bigger looking skylines than big European cities, allthoe European cities are chānging that now
Perhaps, but the skyscraper is part of a Canadian city's DNA. European cities have historically followed a very different template. Calgary is an extreme case however. It's home to most of Canada's big oil companies so its skyline is much bigger than a Canadian city its size would normally have. On the north American front, I could see Calgary becoming a top 5 or top 6 skyline within the next 10 years.

According to most data tables I've seen, it even tops London in terms of skyline bulk. SSP's database counts London's 100m+ tally at 42 while Calgary is at 56. Calgary's population and economy continue to grow at a blistering pace, but I can't see it being able to stay ahead of a city like London. There's also this quantitative tabulation linked below that has Calgary in 53rd place and London in 57th:

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Old October 17th, 2013, 12:18 AM   #264
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Buildings in Makati, Manila are pretty much compact.. buildings are LITERALLY wall to wall..
would that also count it as dense? (having the maximum number of buildings per unit area)
the same is for Calgary, Toronto and New York.
And it really helps in the "DENSE-feel" to it.. street view-wise...

Vancouver is different in that regard... and some other big skylines too..
Like Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai...
Where buildings are not as compact.
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Old October 17th, 2013, 01:38 AM   #266
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Old October 17th, 2013, 01:59 AM   #267
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Buildings in Makati, Manila are pretty much compact.. buildings are LITERALLY wall to wall..
would that also count it as dense? (having the maximum number of buildings per unit area)
the same is for Calgary, Toronto and New York.
And it really helps in the "DENSE-feel" to it.. street view-wise...

Vancouver is different in that regard... and some other big skylines too..
Like Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai...
Where buildings are not as compact.
That's largely how I see it. Calgary, Toronto, New York, Manila are very dense while the others you listed have buildings spaced further apart. Judging by those London photos above, skyscraper density looks to be quite sparse.
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That 2nd last photo is awesome and exactly the type of downtown density I love. How much of the downtown has that feel to it? Is it just a few blocks here and there?
I think this street (Devonshire) has possibly the best canyon in the city. The first pic of this post is same street, looking the other way. Although, much of the financial district has this feel. Many other parts of the city are just as dense or denser, but lacking in the skyscraper department.

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Old October 18th, 2013, 11:43 PM   #269
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If you ever want to show London as a dense skyline, I would at least take actual photos and not that of 10 years ago.
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Old October 19th, 2013, 06:16 AM   #270
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Posters, esp. DZH22, please post a minimum of 60 images per post. It only takes me 20 mins to scroll through your post. I have ALL THE TIME in the world.
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I think this street (Devonshire) has possibly the best canyon in the city. The first pic of this post is same street, looking the other way. Although, much of the financial district has this feel. Many other parts of the city are just as dense or denser, but lacking in the skyscraper department.
Some good density there and I like the curvy streets.
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Old October 19th, 2013, 09:39 AM   #273
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Hogtown

I'll post some of the midrise density bordering Toronto's CBD. I live in this frame below. The population density is about 28,000 people/sq km and rising rapidly. I wouldn't be surprised to see it hit 35,000 people/sq km before the decade is out.

These aren't the money shots, but do show that there's decent density beyond the office towers. Not only is there good density, but it's about to get much much denser and taller.




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Old October 19th, 2013, 09:50 AM   #274
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And the CBD:


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Old October 19th, 2013, 10:15 AM   #275
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Which skylines are dense depends on what your criteria is. If it's about skyscrapers/km Toronto's core is right up there.
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Old October 21st, 2013, 07:04 PM   #276
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Yep definitely.

I love strolling in Toronto.. you'd really feel and see the height density at street level.
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Great pictures on this thread!
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I think New York is pretty hard to beat for height mixed with density.

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Hong Kong?
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New York is the king of all skylines..
Hong Kong The Emperor of all skylines....
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