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Old August 19th, 2013, 10:50 PM   #2481
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1. New York
2. Chicago
3. Toronto
4. Houston
5. Seattle
6. Vancouver
7. Philadelphia
8. Panama City (for height only)

The rest are somewhat uninspiring and nothing to brag about
Vancouver, inspiring?
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Old August 20th, 2013, 06:11 AM   #2482
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Vancouver, inspiring?
I like the density of Vancouver, but I won't put it in that list
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Old August 20th, 2013, 06:21 AM   #2483
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Vancouver, inspiring?
You don't like Vancouver?

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I like the density of Vancouver, but I won't put it in that list
Why not? What's wrong with it?
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Old August 20th, 2013, 07:03 AM   #2484
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Why not? What's wrong with it?
It has a whopping 3 completed buildings over 150 meters.

Compare this to some of the cities left off your list:
Miami - 32
Calgary - 14 (with 1 more T/O and 1 more U/C)
Boston - 18
San Francisco - 23
Los Angeles - 24
Atlanta - 18
Dallas - 20
Montreal - 7
Minneapolis - 9

The above is an incomplete list off the top of my head. I can't speak for anybody else, but this is why I refuse to overrate Vancouver.
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Old August 20th, 2013, 07:12 AM   #2485
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It has a whopping 3 completed buildings over 150 meters.

Compare this to some of the cities left off your list:
Miami - 32
Calgary - 14 (with 1 more T/O and 1 more U/C)
Boston - 18
San Francisco - 23
Los Angeles - 24
Atlanta - 18
Dallas - 20
Montreal - 7
Minneapolis - 9

The above is an incomplete list off the top of my head. I can't speak for anybody else, but this is why I refuse to overrate Vancouver.
Ok. So what are the top 10 North American skylines according to you?
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Old August 20th, 2013, 08:13 AM   #2486
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Ok. So what are the top 10 North American skylines according to you?
It's a 'best' list not a 'biggest' list so you can choose what ever city you want.
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Old August 20th, 2013, 05:04 PM   #2487
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Then LA should be there in the top 10.
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Old August 20th, 2013, 09:20 PM   #2488
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It's a 'best' list not a 'biggest' list so you can choose what ever city you want.
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Then LA should be there in the top 10.
If that's what you want. How many times do I have to say it? Best is whatever you want it to be. There are two North American cities that show up in just about everybody's top 10 that would never be on my top 10 list, but there is nothing I have to say about that if that is what they like.
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Old August 20th, 2013, 10:08 PM   #2489
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Then LA should be there in the top 10.
I have it in mine.
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Old August 20th, 2013, 10:19 PM   #2490
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I have it in mine.
Among North American cities, Los Angeles is certainly on my top 10 as well. It's also where I came of age and learned to stand on my own two feet. It was as a teenager on the streets of Los Angeles 2,500 miles away from what was considered home at the time.
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Old August 20th, 2013, 10:26 PM   #2491
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Every city seems to have a city or 2 where young people go to 'find themselves'. For me it was Montreal although fewer people go there for that than in the past.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 02:08 AM   #2492
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I don't dislike Vancouver for its lack of height. The problem I do have with it is the poorly designed buildings.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 03:13 AM   #2493
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It's likely more accurate to say you don't like the architecture. Most of those green glass condos (which I also despise) are in the $500,000 to $2 million range.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 03:18 AM   #2494
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Yeah, you're right, though I haven't encountered anyone thus far who actually loves those buildings.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 04:41 AM   #2495
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Maybe Vancouverites secretly love them, but are too embarrassed to admit it? I've been inside similar buildings here in Toronto. They're very pragmatic with all the modern conveniences, but they leave me feeling completely empty and glum. Give me charm and character over plastic any day.

Have to say that some of the higher end ones are awfully luxe though. It's hard not to like Miele appliances and an infinity pool.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 05:15 AM   #2496
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I still find Chicago's skyline more attractive than NYC's. The buildings seem to fit together more and there's one massive plateau instead of two smaller ones.
Midtown Manhattan itself is already much larger than the entire Chicago skyline, however Chicago is taller (right now). I understand your point though.
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I'll throw in some NY love while I'm at it:

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Old August 21st, 2013, 04:29 PM   #2498
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I agree, Chicago is more aesthetically pleasing. However, Midtown will be more massive than Downtown Chicago as it is experiencing an enormous boom.

I think Manhattan's density and massiveness is one of a kind but at the same time its biggest 'flaw'. Many (beautiful) skyscrapers get lost in the sheer mass, no matter the vantage point.
Ding ding ding.

Chicago is smaller, yes, but if we are simply talking about viewing the skyline from afar, it is more attractive than New York. As you said, with Chicago you still have a chance to appreciate some of the smaller gems amidst the larger towers. In Midtown NYC it is getting to be one huge mass that melds together.

That's probably why I prefer Lower Manhattan in terms of aesthetics.
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Ding ding ding.

Chicago is smaller, yes, but if we are simply talking about viewing the skyline from afar, it is more attractive than New York. As you said, with Chicago you still have a chance to appreciate some of the smaller gems amidst the larger towers. In Midtown NYC it is getting to be one huge mass that melds together.

That's probably why I prefer Lower Manhattan in terms of aesthetics.
Yes, and I'd also like to add that it's pretty hard to have a good skyline photo of Midtown and Downtown together. Just today I found one, which doesn't happen that often.

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Now this angle is very flattering for New York as a whole. 2 supertalls u/c are not visible btw.
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