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Old May 2nd, 2006, 05:58 AM   #301
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Chicago is insane.
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Old May 2nd, 2006, 06:03 AM   #302
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I think the title should go to New York. Even if Chicago has the tallest building in the continent or is the birthplace of the skyscraper, it can't match the quality and density that New York has. With or without the WTC, NY is still no.1 in North America.
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Old May 2nd, 2006, 06:07 AM   #303
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I don't think that's necessarily true. Chicago's placement on Lake Michigan as well as what many would consider the most organized major skyline in NA (if not the world) make it quite unique.
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Old May 2nd, 2006, 06:21 AM   #304
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I don't think that's necessarily true. Chicago's placement on Lake Michigan as well as what many would consider the most organized major skyline in NA (if not the world) make it quite unique.
Chicago's skyline is organized. But there are other cities that are like that like Toronto, San Diego, Miami or even San Francisco. The only difference is, Chicago's skyline is taller and denser compared to these cities.
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Old May 2nd, 2006, 07:45 AM   #305
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Most cities in the world have organized downtowns where the main skyline is located. Even for cities that are typically lowrise, such as London and Paris, there are particular areas where tall buildings are grouped together. For New York, there's Manhattan. For Chicago, there's the Loop. For Vancouver, the scatter is wider, but still organized.
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Old May 2nd, 2006, 06:13 PM   #306
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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.









Vancouver has got some of the worst architecture I've ever seen.

Nice natural setting though. Pity they had to ruin it with the town.
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Old May 2nd, 2006, 11:56 PM   #307
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I agree that skylines of North American cities are organized and are grouped together. Compare it with some Asian cities like Bangkok or Seoul.
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 05:57 AM   #309
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Vancouver has got some of the worst architecture I've ever seen.

Nice natural setting though. Pity they had to ruin it with the town.
I agree. Vancouver's skyline is highly overrated imo. Nothing tall, just short residentials. very repetitive, ugly colors, and the architecture of them is very metiocre. There's several skylines in Canada that blow it away.
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I agree. Vancouver's skyline is highly overrated imo. Nothing tall, just short residentials. very repetitive, ugly colors, and the architecture of them is very metiocre. There's several skylines in Canada that blow it away.
True, Vancouver lack height and iconic buildings as well. And it's skyline is mostly residential as well.
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Old May 12th, 2006, 01:23 AM   #311
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Old May 12th, 2006, 02:31 AM   #312
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Old May 22nd, 2006, 02:52 PM   #314
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Vancouver's residential skyline is quite unique in the world because of the use of glass at such a uniform level throughout the skyline.
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 12:18 AM   #317
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I guess not too many people think highly of Toronto's skyline










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Old May 28th, 2006, 12:35 AM   #318
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Toronto's is nice. But the CN Tower is so dark at night. They need to light it up or something. I think NYC has the best skyline. It's huge, it has great architecture, and the skyline's not lit up too much or too little.
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Old May 28th, 2006, 10:34 PM   #319
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1. NYC (Sheer size and density)
2. Chicago (Great layout, Height, Photogenic)
3. Toronto (Height, layout)
4. San Francisco (Natural setting)

I dont understand these arguments against NYC. Overkill? How can a skyline be overkill? the more massive a skyline is the more different vantage points it has. You can take thousands of photos of NYC that will all look different simply because its so huge. You can spend all day photographing midtown and not even get to lower Manhattan.

And people knock NYC it because it doesnt have enough varying height but people on the same hand praise Vancouver for having uniform height.

NYC is just on another level in terms of density and amount of skyscrapers I dont know how it cant be #1.

BTW does anyone have that pano of NYC that shows nearly the whole city with Brookyln in the foreground? That pic is amazing.
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Old June 9th, 2006, 08:28 AM   #320
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I love all of these skylines, they all have their own unique draw to them.

1.) New York City (density and juxtoposition of the old and the new)

2.) Chicago (its unique modern qualities and attractive qualities)

3.) Toronto (complete balance, density and it doesn't go way overboard)
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