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Old January 28th, 2006, 11:58 PM   #221
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Old February 9th, 2006, 12:20 AM   #222
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algonquin your kidding me, as if CN tower counts ! its a waaaay oversized concrete stick !
LOL, thats like saying as if the sears tower counts,
its only the most recogniseable thing in the city
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Old February 9th, 2006, 03:26 AM   #223
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A couple toronto shots
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none of those towers existed 5 years ago



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Old February 9th, 2006, 05:18 AM   #224
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LOL, thats like saying as if the sears tower counts,
its only the most recogniseable thing in the city
There are more than just the Sears
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Old February 9th, 2006, 06:18 AM   #225
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Anyone thought about Vancouver?

A very uniform and new skyline, with plenty of recent additions covered with glass! Sure, there aren't many big tall buildings, but the uniformity in height is quite pleasing to the eye.









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Old February 9th, 2006, 06:20 AM   #226
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Vancouver's got a nice skyline but it certainly is not enough to be ranked with the top 10.
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Old February 9th, 2006, 06:36 AM   #227
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Vancouver's construction boom has been quite dramatic in the past decade. In fact, average home prices are higher than Toronto. The quality of the construction is quite different from other Canadian cities. For an earthquake zone, glass seems to be surprisingly popular in Vancouver's residential buildings.

Having a lot of height in one central area alone doesn't make a great skyline. Rather, a consistent mass of skyscrapers is what makes a city's skyline dramatic. Add the water and mountains, and Vancouver will easily slip into the North America top 10.

Here are some views from the other side of downtown :











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Old February 9th, 2006, 06:47 AM   #228
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True about the construction boom but it's also happening in other US cities like Miami for example. And Miami's got some tall commericial ones as well.

Well this is my list

1) New York
2) Chicago
3) Toronto
4) Atlanta
5) San Francisco
6) Seattle
7) Los Angeles
8) Houston
9) Dallas
10) Philadelphia.

Vancouver can be 11th
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Old February 9th, 2006, 07:07 AM   #229
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Herein lies the problem of counting merely height. Philadelphia has taller buildings, but they are all bunched up together. Outside Center City, skyscraper activity disappears, whereas Vancouver has a much larger swath of land with skyscrapers (spread out over an average of shorter skyscrapers). However, from the sky, Vancouver has a much more skyscapered landscape, and a broader skyline.



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Old February 9th, 2006, 07:27 AM   #230
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Pretty true about that. Vancouver on the other hand has density but lack the height compared to the cities I put on the top 10.
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Old February 9th, 2006, 08:26 AM   #231
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Buddy Vancouver is in the top 10

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Vancouver's got a nice skyline but it certainly is not enough to be ranked with the top 10.
Maybe Vancouver isnt in the top 5, but it is definitely in the top 10 for North America. Its also one of the fastest growing skylines.







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Old February 9th, 2006, 09:04 AM   #232
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Lets say Vancouver is in the top10. But I'll looking forward to seeing some tall ones in there.
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Old February 14th, 2006, 09:11 PM   #233
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Skyline - Over all
1) NYC - no comparison
2) Chicago - a proud 2nd place
3) Toronto - wonderfully proportioned

Night Skyline
1) NYC - ESB and Chrysler can't be beat
2) Dallas - just awesome
3) Charlotte - I'm a sucker for the BoA Tower at night

Natural Surroundings
1) Seattle
2) San Francisco
3) Vancouver

In Canada
1) Toronto
2) Calgary
3) Vancouver
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Old February 15th, 2006, 05:44 AM   #234
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Skyline - Over all
1) NYC - no comparison
2) Chicago - a proud 2nd place
3) Toronto - wonderfully proportioned

Night Skyline
1) NYC - ESB and Chrysler can't be beat
2) Dallas - just awesome
3) Charlotte - I'm a sucker for the BoA Tower at night

Natural Surroundings
1) Seattle
2) San Francisco
3) Vancouver

In Canada
1) Toronto
2) Calgary
3) Vancouver
Any image of Dallas' skyline @ night? Anyway, Charlotte's got the BoA but that's the only supertall they got. I would prefer San Francisco or Miami at night
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Old February 15th, 2006, 05:49 AM   #235
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For a good Canadian skyline with natural scenery and skyscrapers, consider Montréal - albeit definitely not a top 5.

It's a small skyline from far :





However, it has an excellent vantage point from above right in the heart of the city - Mont Royal. From there, the buildings look very nice lined up in a horizontal line from east to west.







The natural elements are all there - water, hills, and skyscrapers.



There is a vantage point that bunches up the buildings together, making them more dense.





While Montréal's skyline is nowhere near as impressive as New York or Chicago, it shows the importance of geography in a great skyline.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 03:29 AM   #236
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New York, Chicago and Toronto.
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Same! But how about no.4? I think it's between Atlanta and San Francisco
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Old February 18th, 2006, 04:18 PM   #238
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Chicago, New York and Toronto. No doubt
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Old February 18th, 2006, 04:40 PM   #239
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New york-no doubt.I can say NY is the best int world(with hk) =)
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1. Chicago
2. New York
3. Miami
4. Toronto
5. Philadelphia
6. Vancouver
7. Los Angeles
8. San Diego
9. Seattle
10. Pittsburgh

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