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Old November 16th, 2013, 12:20 AM   #2781
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as i thought by daytime pics seattle had smaller skyline
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Old November 16th, 2013, 08:08 AM   #2782
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Vancouver looks really impressive until you realize none of the buildings are actually very tall. The tallest building is, I believe 659 ft and it stands head and shoulders above most of the rest of the skyline much of which is around 30 residential floors (residential buildings being shorter than office buildings with the same number of floors).
Maybe. But in a way, the fact that it manages to do so much with little makes it more impressive rather than less. The same way as when I see someone who looks great and then I learn they didn't fork out for expensive brand-name clothes its actually more impressive than someone who spent thousands of dollars.

That being said, Vancouver could definitely use a few larger buildings. But I don't think I'd want to see any taller than around 230m as they would actually minimize the other buildings and make the skyline look poorer rather than better. I mainly just want to see the peninsula continue to build up and densify.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 05:36 PM   #2783
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Old November 16th, 2013, 07:40 PM   #2784
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Well, in North America, of course it does!

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Old November 16th, 2013, 08:35 PM   #2785
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That's such an awesome picture of Seattle, Y/F. Such a beautiful city, too.

My current favourites...

1. New York
2. Chicago
3. Toronto
4. Seattle
5. Vancouver
(6. Calgary, 7. San Francisco, 8. Philadelphia, 9. Los Angeles, 10. Montreal)
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Old November 16th, 2013, 08:38 PM   #2786
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NYC and Chicago. If I had to pick a 3rd, I'd pick Toronto probably.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 10:07 PM   #2787
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Here are a few of the upcoming projects, all APPROVED, all expected to begin construction within 0-2 years. (first one is U/C working on foundations)

Millennium Tower 625' (plus mechanicals)





Christian Science Center 691' (plus mechanicals)





Copley Place Tower 569' roof/625' crown



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Congress Street Garage Redevelopment (528', 480', 299', few others, plus extra mechanical height)

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Trinity Place Hotel Tower 400'




This is far from everything, and there has been a TON of construction in the 100'-300' range over the last couple of years and still continuing. However, these are the towers that should do the most to reshape the skyline in the near future.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 10:15 PM   #2788
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This might be more fitting for the Best Skyline by 2025 thread because it shows what's coming to the city.
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This might be more fitting for the Best Skyline by 2025 thread because it shows what's coming to the city.
Remember how London got laughed out of that thread? London has a much better skyline outlook than Boston for 2025. I put up the renders because I talk about them a lot, and Boston is very underrepresented on these forums (as well as on skyscraperpage). Basically saying keep on eye on us to barge into a lot of people's top 10's over the next couple of years.

Also, first 3 pics are current.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 11:53 PM   #2791
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Remember how London got laughed out of that thread? London has a much better skyline outlook than Boston for 2025. I put up the renders because I talk about them a lot, and Boston is very underrepresented on these forums (as well as on skyscraperpage). Basically saying keep on eye on us to barge into a lot of people's top 10's over the next couple of years.

Also, first 3 pics are current.
Okay, I'll let them stay on this thread then.

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Great perspective! I love these kinds of angles!
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Old November 17th, 2013, 01:26 AM   #2792
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Old November 17th, 2013, 03:10 AM   #2793
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Old November 17th, 2013, 03:33 AM   #2794
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Much as I think Chicago is great you surely cannot put it above New York City ..

Panama City is overlooked in this place and has a cool skyline .. but it lacks quality architecture.Same goes with Vancouver..

The rest of your list is mighty cool.
The mere fact that I did, is evidence enough that I can place Chicago (just) above NYC.

On the one hand, I could say that architecture doesn't matter on a thread about North American "Skylines." On the other hand, I could say that Chicago edges NYC by virtue of it's modern architecture.





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A lot of people find the Chicago skyline to be more aesthetically-appealing even though the New York skyline is twice as large, so this really isn't anything unusual. Panama City I think he has placed about where it should be. I would never place Seattle and Vancouver above Miami though and maybe not even Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The size of a skyline (e.g. NYC) is irrelevant to the issue at hand, which is quality (e.g. Chicago). Compared to the Big Apple, the Windy City's skyline has a "crisper" look (for lack of a better term). In fairness to Manhattan, the new "Freedom Tower" has narrowed that gap a tad.

I'm of the humble opinion that by token of their abundant residential-tower- architecture, the skylines of Panama City, Miami and Vancouver can - at a glance - be easily mistaken for each other.


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Mexico City. (Paseo de la Reforma).

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Old November 17th, 2013, 05:38 AM   #2796
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I'm of the humble opinion that by token of their abundant residential-tower- architecture, the skylines of Panama City, Miami and Vancouver can - at a glance - be easily mistaken for each other.
I'm sorry but they look absolutely nothing alike.
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I'm sorry but they look absolutely nothing alike.
Well, for one, the Miami skyline is a lot bigger than the Vancouver skyline, and the Panama City skyline is a lot bigger than the Miami skyline. I think both Seattle and Vancouver are more highly regarded for their spectacular natural settings, but in my opinion, they need skylines to match their settings.

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Old November 18th, 2013, 03:43 AM   #2798
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Since the issue has been raised with regard to the NYC and Chicago skylines, these HomrQT's photos are worth reposting here. Good comparison. Both amazing.


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