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Old March 21st, 2014, 09:14 AM   #3321
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I don't think it's a bad idea, but I also don't exactly "approve" of these suburban skylines. It's just lipstick on a pig as far as I'm concerned. Mississauga in particular was one of the most sterile, god-awful places I have ever visited, improving skyline or not. It's an anti-urban wasteland and I despair for humanity if that is the direction we are going for globalized development.
A lot of people feel that way about Mississauga. It was built around the automobile, but even Mississauga is making attempts to build a proper city core, build better transit, and pedestrianize as much as possible. They have a lot of work ahead of them, but it is getting consistently better.

Suburban skyline thread? I'd be in favour of that.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 09:42 AM   #3322
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Suburban skyline thread? I'd be in favour of that.
Would you mind make one for us?
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Old March 21st, 2014, 10:20 AM   #3323
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DISCUSS: Best North American Skyline

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Old March 21st, 2014, 10:27 AM   #3324
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Would you mind make one for us?
Alright.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 10:46 AM   #3325
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chicago has huge buildings. it is the best.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 03:32 PM   #3326
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Old March 21st, 2014, 03:40 PM   #3327
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Great Boston pic!
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 08:51 AM   #3328
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 09:52 AM   #3329
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But that whole area had all the charm of going to the dentist.
That made me laugh out loud! Talk about descriptive! hehe..
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 10:22 AM   #3330
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Forget Sunny Isles Beach. Take the sea out of the picture and what you have left wouldn't look out of place as a suburb of Moscow.
Coincidentally, this corner of Miami is called Little Moscow because of it's large and growing Russian speaking community.
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 11:06 AM   #3331
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I just came up to Portland from LA. First of all, let me tell you that Portland is an amazing city. You guys have to see this city at least once if you live in the US. The skyline is not a Chicago level one but it is very pretty and very well planned. It is very lively on the street level. There are a lot of pubs, cafes, restaurants, bookstores and galleries so it is always active unlike many other cities.



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Old March 22nd, 2014, 05:14 PM   #3332
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Over processed, but still a good shot.

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Toronto - The End Is Near! by Thomas Kolodziej Photography, on Flickr
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Old March 24th, 2014, 07:25 PM   #3335
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New York tops ..

Then Chicago..


Loads of North American cities have nice photogenic cores then just collapse into a desert of carparks and malls and residential stuff lol

European cities have greater density.
I agree with you completely. I mean, NY is still well regarding the density of the city outside of Manhattan. But Chicago looks outside the skyscraper districts like a lunar landscape.

The same applies to many other cities in america.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 08:09 PM   #3336
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I agree with you completely. I mean, NY is still well regarding the density of the city outside of Manhattan. But Chicago looks outside the skyscraper districts like a lunar landscape.

The same applies to many other cities in america.
That is changing though. In the next 10-25 years the few miles surrounding downtown Chicago in nearly every direction will be considerably more dense by just about any standard. In the last ten years Chicago added more residents to its downtown then any downtown in the US (including New York). This is only continuing at a steady pace.

Chicago has always done well with its lake front emanating from the city but the rest of the surrounding area around the downtown has been interspersed and cut off with expressways, public housing, manufacturing, institutional buildings (convention center etc.) and a number of HUGE rail yards and rail corridors from over the last 50-150 years. This has severed the downtown off from its nearby neighborhoods compared to other downtowns.

There has been a lot of repurposing land to make it more residential friendly in the past twenty years. Like I said earlier though the near South and West sides especially are rebounding in a BIG way though and have rapidly added development after development so that in a decade downtown Chicago will feel much more continuous, seamless, and integrated in nearly all directions.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 09:33 PM   #3337
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New York is just the best

then I like Seattle, LA, Vancouver, Detroit, Chicago, etc
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Beautiful Monterrey shots! An emerging North American skyline!
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I agree with you completely. I mean, NY is still well regarding the density of the city outside of Manhattan. But Chicago looks outside the skyscraper districts like a lunar landscape.

The same applies to many other cities in america.
Here's more of that lunar landscape for ya. Enjoy!

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