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Old September 23rd, 2014, 05:36 AM   #101
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North York is part of the city of Toronto and not a true suburb the way Mississauga is.
I would still consider North York and Century City suburbs of Toronto and Los Angeles, respectively. Both these areas are centers of high-density development away from the main CBD of the cities.
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 08:27 AM   #102
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I would still consider North York and Century City suburbs of Toronto and Los Angeles, respectively. Both these areas are centers of high-density development away from the main CBD of the cities.
Agree. North York might have 700,000 people, but it's a bedroom community of Toronto and grew as one.

Etobicoke (Humber Bay Shores), Toronto: another growing suburban skyline. Btw, that's Mississauga's skyline in the far distance.


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This is taken from Etobicoke (Humber Bay Shores) looking back at downtown Toronto.



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Old September 23rd, 2014, 10:57 AM   #103
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I would still consider North York and Century City suburbs of Toronto and Los Angeles, respectively. Both these areas are centers of high-density development away from the main CBD of the cities.
I don't know anything about North York, but I can't agree nor disagree with you about Century City. Consider North York with a population of nearly 700,000 while Century City is just a small office park with 6,000 residents. True, it's 13 miles away from DTLA. Now consider Hollywood, which has their own urban community with over 100,000 people, or Koreatown, the densest neighborhood in Los Angeles with 120,000 people.

I'm not sure if you're familiar with LA. Los Angeles has a linear downtown called Wilshire Boulevard, with hundreds of towers lined up from DTLA, to Beverly Hills, to Santa Monica (the beach). In a way, it's unfair to call DTLA the CBD of LA since there's so many high-density development all over the city. I find it interesting that I consider Wilshire Blvd as the main CBD of LA. Part of Century City district zone runs on Wilshire Blvd. Koreatown's CBD is right on the heart of Wilshire Blvd. Downtown LA is partially on Wilshire Blvd. Thus, since a part of Century City on Wilshire Boulevard, would you still consider this a suburban skyline of LA? I hope you understand what I'm talking about (I'm not good with words).

Here's a photo that proves LA's CBD is linear. Both Century City and DTLA are "joined" together by Wilshire Blvd.

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Now let's go to Hollywood and Koreatown's case. No part of Hollywood is near or a part of Wilshire Blvd and Downtown LA. Thus, I would consider it (by your definition) a suburban skyline of LA. Koreatown is the densest community in Los Angeles, and has their own skyline, and it runs on Wilshire Blvd.

I personally think it's very weird to talk about this subject matter because LA has so many highrise districts outside it's CBD within the city limit. It's a very confusing topic.

Just something I just thought of:
Las Vegas main high-rise area is The Strip, yet it's downtown is made up of midrises. If, repeat if Downtown Las Vegas is about 13 miles away from The Strip (distance between Century City and DTLA), which one would you consider the "suburban" skyline?
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Old September 24th, 2014, 10:24 AM   #104
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These days the line can get blurred. Big cities often absorb pre-existing smaller cities and towns that had tiny downtowns already. Big cities also create high density nodes in the suburbs.

Is it a suburb, it's own place, or just a neighbourhood node? In this case, I feel it's more relevant to look at what the intent of the thread is. Not everything can be neatly compartmentalized, but I gathered that the intent was to showcase secondary skylines within a metro.

But then what do we do with places like the Ruhr area in Germany. It's really just a collection of medium sized cities all very close to each other that forms a densely populated region. I think LA is a little bit like that, but to most people its all just LA. We look at that major cluster as the downtown even if it doesn't behave as a traditional downtown. In places like Chicago it's obvious where downtown is. In LA, it's not.
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Old September 25th, 2014, 03:34 AM   #105
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This. LA's case is so strange and as others have noted, it's nodular (Santa Monica, Westwood/Century City, Hollywood, Mid-Wilshire, Koreatown, Downtown) as well as linear (as Kelbeen suggests, along Wilshire Blvd).

Myself, I tend to categorize LA's "CBD" as grid-like, or maybe more accurately, Waffle Iron-like. That is, it's crisscrossed by a grid of dense corridors (the Boulevards and Avenues) of commercial and retail, separated by or superimposed upon less-dense residential areas. It's as if you'd taken a traditional downtown and stretched it across the breadth of what, in most cities, you'd think of as suburbs.

For instance, in my neighborhood, Beverly, Fairfax, Melrose and La Brea -- heavily trafficked streets full of business, retail, etc. -- form a "super block" (not the right term but all I can think to call it) 4 x 12 city blocks in size. You stand at the intersection of Beverly and Fairfax and think you're in a bustling metropolis. You walk three minutes to Rosewood and Spaulding, and suddenly you're as far from it as you please. Now just spread that across the whole massive basin, and you get why LA's so hard to categorize in this thread... as well as a pretty decent explanation for why it takes so long to get anywhere.

I'll stop derailing this here, just wanted to put in my two cents and thank you all for the great photos (especially the ones of Westwood and Century City which I was going to do myself had you guys not beaten me to the punch).
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Old September 25th, 2014, 03:51 AM   #106
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this one is definitively the best....

this city in egypt

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Old September 27th, 2014, 06:52 PM   #107
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That's so bizarre.
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Old October 10th, 2014, 09:50 PM   #108
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Buckhead, GA [suburb of Atlanta]


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Old October 10th, 2014, 11:20 PM   #109
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Awesome thread guys!
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Old October 12th, 2014, 07:18 AM   #110
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North York, ON [suburb of Toronto]


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Old October 12th, 2014, 05:54 PM   #111
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So from what I have seen on this thread, the top suburban skylines in no particular order are:

Mississauga [Toronto]
North York [Toronto]
Sunny Isles [Miami]
Burnaby [Vancouver]
Castwood [Sydney]
Buckhead [Atlanta]
Costa del Este [Panama City]
Century City [Los Angeles]
Santa Fe [Mexico City]
Bellevue [Seattle]

Anybody care to rank them? Feel free to add any I might have missed.
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Eschborn, a suburban skyline (not really impressive by international standards, I know ) of Frankfurt:

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Looking north from the northern edge of downtown Toronto (Yorkville) to St. Clair/Yonge (mid rises before Yonge jogs to the right), Eglinton/Yonge (towers with blue lights on top), and Sheppard/Yonge (North York). All 3 in 1 shot!


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Wow !! Wow !! Perfect Standings of the Top 10 Again JuanPaulo, Our SSC Friendly Family Knows His Great Suburban Skyline Photos Friend !!

No Change Is really Needed Here , I fully Agree for the North American Cities List , but a slight change is needed for Sydney Suburban ( Don't get me wrong here I love Sydney, too, But for the North American Cities Suburbans , Either San Francisco or Houston , maybe Boston, and then again I could be wrong, as Always

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So from what I have seen on this thread, the top suburban skylines in no particular order are:

Mississauga [Toronto]
North York [Toronto]
Sunny Isles [Miami]
Burnaby [Vancouver]
Castwood [Sydney]
Buckhead [Atlanta]
Costa del Este [Panama City]
Century City [Los Angeles]
Santa Fe [Mexico City]
Bellevue [Seattle]

Anybody care to rank them? Feel free to add any I might have missed.
Again , you can leave it as is, Great List !!
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Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur suburban

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Is that the west coast of Malaysia in the distance or a lake?
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That's the Strait of Malacca, west coast of Malaya.
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