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View Poll Results: Winnipeg, Canada
10 41 12.77%
9.5 18 5.61%
9 20 6.23%
8.5 17 5.30%
8 31 9.66%
7.5 39 12.15%
7 52 16.20%
6.5 20 6.23%
6 28 8.72%
5.5 6 1.87%
5 16 4.98%
4.5 8 2.49%
4 6 1.87%
3.5 5 1.56%
>3 14 4.36%
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Old December 20th, 2002, 02:41 AM   #1
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Winnipeg - Canada

Population: 650 000 (metro: ~700 000)
Tallest: TD Centre, 128m





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Old December 20th, 2002, 05:40 AM   #2
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not bad, individually most the towers arent great but together the skyline looks ok, very typical for a N.American medium sized city 6/10
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Old December 20th, 2002, 09:49 AM   #3
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haha not bad although those buildings look plain but still looks OK---- their skyline
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Old December 20th, 2002, 09:57 AM   #4
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7.5/10. Some nice structures there. 11 Evergreen Place(?) adds variety, due to its uniqueness. Especially in that aerial shot, the skyline is too spread out, with too many mid-rise boxes, rather than unique structures, of different colors, vareties, shapes, heights, etc, creating a dense cluster of buildings, and a focal point, much like Pittsburgh or Singapore for example. I see buildings spread out, rather than a single skyline. There are also no landmark structures which stand out. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice skyline. It's big, just not tall.
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Old December 20th, 2002, 10:20 AM   #5
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7/10
A lot of skyscrapers but not tall
Winnipeg is near Arctic
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Old December 20th, 2002, 10:25 AM   #6
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Nothing spectacular but for it's size it's rather good ,a 7
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Old December 20th, 2002, 07:21 PM   #7
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A few more "colourful" towers and Winnipeg could be something special. 7/10
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Old December 21st, 2002, 04:48 AM   #8
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DrumCorps- that "unique" tower you're refering to is the TD Centre... I think that's the one you're refering to anyways.

About the signature tower issue- The head of CanWest Global Communications, Israel Asper, was once heard saying that when CanWest (one of Canada's largest media companies, based in Winnipeg) is in a better financial state, that they will build a new signature tower for the city. They are currently one of the major tenants in the TD Centre... Winnipeg's only real signature tower.

I'm hoping for better times for that company... if you get my drift


And yes, Winnipeg is too boxy and spread out. But one major reason for it being so spread out is to preserve the city's really extensive stock of early 20th century architecture. I guess a reason for it being so boxy and plain is because this city grew tremendously during the 60's and 70's WHEN THE BOX WAS KING
I gave my hometown a 7/10.

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Old December 21st, 2002, 11:01 AM   #9
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umm nice greenary 5/10
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Old December 22nd, 2002, 05:52 AM   #10
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An ok city for a small population.. 6/10
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Old December 22nd, 2002, 06:01 AM   #11
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What a fun skyline........mini-Denver.......5.5/10
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Old December 26th, 2002, 03:51 AM   #12
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quiet a few of em..
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Old December 26th, 2002, 07:18 AM   #13
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Here's a pic that shows the entire downtown highrise area... and all the empty lots that still need to be filled in. Lots of potential

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Old December 26th, 2002, 01:43 PM   #14
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typical mid sized NA skyline.. really has some potential if it is growing at all..... 7/10
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Old December 31st, 2002, 08:03 AM   #15
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10?!

A 10? That was either a joke vote or a sympathy vote. Winnipeg does not deserve that in the least, but I'll take it and I thank whoever put that.
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Old December 31st, 2002, 01:31 PM   #16
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Pro: Density is Ok & It has some interesting towers.

Con: Low amount of Buildings, and the height is not good.

Overall: 6.0/10
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Old January 2nd, 2003, 04:59 AM   #17
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I always found Winnipegged a wonderfully pleasant 'prairie surprise' in context to it's location - and, sudden eruption of somewhat vertical architecture and 'city' in the middle of a vast plain. I like it.
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Old January 2nd, 2003, 06:49 AM   #18
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In many tourist accounts (people that drove or took the train in) that I've heard over the years, the comparison to OZ has been mentionned quite often. It's just you're driving and driving with nothing around for miles and miles and then, BOOM! a sizeable city in the middle of nowhere on a pancake-flat landscape. If you go in certain directions you can see downtown from quite a distance, considering that the buildings aren't even that tall.

Now, I still wanna know who gave this place a 10... not just one, but two 10's.

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Old January 5th, 2003, 12:22 AM   #19
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Old January 5th, 2003, 05:54 AM   #20
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I remember thinking the buildings there looked so huge while I was growing up there. Now they look puny.
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