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Old March 9th, 2015, 06:18 PM   #61
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Houston is the best equivilant, by far. Conservative, but extremely wealthy part of the country built on oil wealth. Head offices for the oil companies run the economy, while actual oil extraction occurs elsewhere. (Primarily Edmonton and Fort McMurray)

Big difference is that Calgary is a lot smaller at a metro population of roughly 1.3 million. It grows by 40,000 people a year though, so its getting bigger pretty quickly.

Canadian city populations go like this, to show how Calgary fits in with the rest of the Country. Its essentially the same size as Edmonton and Ottawa.

Toronto: 6 million
Montreal: 4 million
Vancouver: 2.5 million
Calgary: 1.3 million
Edmonton: 1.2 million
Ottawa: 1.2 million
Quebec City: 800,000
Winnipeg: 700,000

Then a lot of smaller cities like Waterloo, London, Halifax, etc. in the 400-600,000 range.

Canada is a pretty small country, we only really have 2 "big" cities, a couple of midsize cities, and a bunch of small ones. 35 million people can't produce the huge list of 4+ million person cities that the US has.
A "huge list of 4+ million person cities"? As far as I know, the only cities with 4+ million people in the US are New York, and possibly Los Angeles.
Regardless, Calgary has a very impressive skyline for its size.
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Old March 9th, 2015, 07:14 PM   #62
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A "huge list of 4+ million person cities"? As far as I know, the only cities with 4+ million people in the US are New York, and possibly Los Angeles.
Regardless, Calgary has a very impressive skyline for its size.
New York is the only city proper in the US with more than four million people. LA is around 2.5m.
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Old March 9th, 2015, 07:19 PM   #63
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A "huge list of 4+ million person cities"? As far as I know, the only cities with 4+ million people in the US are New York, and possibly Los Angeles.
Regardless, Calgary has a very impressive skyline for its size.
I think he's referring to metro areas not the cities themselves. For a metro of 1.3 million, Calgary has an amazing skyline.
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Old March 9th, 2015, 07:38 PM   #64
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Old March 11th, 2015, 06:20 PM   #65
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Better than the original design, but still a little simplistic and boxy for my liking. The Bow shows how good a well-designed building can be. This one shows where too little imagination will take you - not very far.
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Old March 23rd, 2015, 07:42 PM   #67
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Old March 25th, 2015, 05:35 PM   #68
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Hopefully the economy will rebound by the time Telus and Brookfield top out so the boom can continue. History would suggest the recent downtown will be just an aberration. Alberta always seems to storm back bigger, stronger, and richer than ever.
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Old March 31st, 2015, 05:58 PM   #71
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Wow, the core is much taller than the last time I saw it. Movin on up!
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A "huge list of 4+ million person cities"? As far as I know, the only cities with 4+ million people in the US are New York, and possibly Los Angeles.
Regardless, Calgary has a very impressive skyline for its size.
The US has 14 metro areas with more than 4 million people with a further one being added this decade (Minneapolis-Saint Paul, at 3.8m today). I'd say that's pretty huge.

Atlanta 6.3m
Boston 8.1m
Chicago 9.9m
Dallas-Fort Worth 7.4m
Detroit 5.3m
Houston 6.7m
Los Angeles 18.6m
Miami 6.6m
New York 23.6m
Philadelphia 7.2m
Phoenix 4.5m
San Francisco-San Jose 8.6m
Seattle 4.5m
Washington-Baltimore 9.5m

This also excludes that in the 2020 Census, Orlando is on pace to absorb Brevard County and Tampa is on pace to absorb either Polk County and/or the Sarasota Area, also passing 4 million. So at least 17 metro areas by 2020.
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No way the Boston metro is 8 million, that must be including Providence. Boston is probably closer to 4 or 5.

But yes, I was discussing metro regions, not municipal populations. Using municipal populations is a bad way to compare cities, as municipal sizes are arbitrary and random from city to city. Calgary's municipality covers essentially the entire metro region, while Toronto has less than 1/2 of its metro population living within the central municipality. Many US cities central municipalities are even smaller, something like 600,000 people live in San Fransisco's central municipality, despite the metro region being far, far larger.

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