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Old March 27th, 2014, 06:16 AM   #3361
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New York, Chicago and San Francisco ..

American cities descend waaaay too quickly into a bunch of car lots and a flat desert of residential nothingness.. ..

These three cities kinda escape that ..
It's much more than just those three cities. I understand what you mean but many of the american cities being displayed here escape that drop into car lots and nothingness. Those cities are Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, even Seattle to some extent escapes that form.There will be a drop at some point, it's not different with many European cities. The difference is that American cbd's are much more imposing on the surrounding neighborhoods and so the drop off is much more dramatic. I would say that's because we have taller buildings on average in our downtowns than European cities.
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Old March 27th, 2014, 06:29 AM   #3362
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Old March 28th, 2014, 05:48 AM   #3363
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Old March 28th, 2014, 06:05 AM   #3364
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Old March 29th, 2014, 05:45 AM   #3365
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Mississauga, though a suburb, is still a city nonetheless so I have no issue with it's inclusion in this thread. In another 10 years tops, it will rival some of the best skylines in North America.. It's already creeping up to them at a quick pace.
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Old March 29th, 2014, 06:14 AM   #3366
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It's much more than just those three cities. I understand what you mean but many of the american cities being displayed here escape that drop into car lots and nothingness. Those cities are Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, even Seattle to some extent escapes that form.There will be a drop at some point, it's not different with many European cities. The difference is that American cbd's are much more imposing on the surrounding neighborhoods and so the drop off is much more dramatic. I would say that's because we have taller buildings on average in our downtowns than European cities.
That's certainly not the biggest difference between American and European cities. While it is true that American CBDs generally have taller buildings than European cities, the biggest difference is that most American cities don't have a significant midrise residential area, while European cities have plenty of them.
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Old March 29th, 2014, 07:04 AM   #3367
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Well, we're not in Europe and we are not in the USA, but we are in North America. You can look as hard as you want but you won't find many surface level parking lots in Toronto, and there definitely is substantial midrise residential development:

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Old March 29th, 2014, 10:35 AM   #3368
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Old March 29th, 2014, 08:01 PM   #3369
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Well, we're not in Europe and we are not in the USA, but we are in North America. You can look as hard as you want but you won't find many surface level parking lots in Toronto, and there definitely is substantial midrise residential development:
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Old March 29th, 2014, 08:36 PM   #3370
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Old March 29th, 2014, 08:39 PM   #3371
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Old April 4th, 2014, 03:29 AM   #3376
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That's certainly not the biggest difference between American and European cities. While it is true that American CBDs generally have taller buildings than European cities, the biggest difference is that most American cities don't have a significant midrise residential area, while European cities have plenty of them.

I would that not say so. The best European skylines have gone in the past two decades quite in height. See it at e.g. Moscow and London. Both cities now have supertalls. These cities are not only in their CBD or downtown area high and dense, but also far beyond.

Moscow, London, Paris and Frankfurt can now loosely compete with American cities like Boston, Atlanta or Philiadelphia.

Or they look at the Paris urban area on Google maps and compare them there with the urban area with the Chicago. Both cities have about the same number of inhabitants. Then they see a clear difference.
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Old April 5th, 2014, 06:20 AM   #3379
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That's certainly not the biggest difference between American and European cities. While it is true that American CBDs generally have taller buildings than European cities, the biggest difference is that most American cities don't have a significant midrise residential area, while European cities have plenty of them.

The thing is I love North American cities but they , apart from New York, only look good from certain photographic angles... As beautiful as that is tho !

European cities have much greater density ect ..

Comparing London with Chicago for example .. Chicago pulls all the women with those beautiful shots .. but look more closely and london seems and is much much bigger and varied ...
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Old April 5th, 2014, 06:29 AM   #3380
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London is a bigger city than Chicago so that's to be expected.
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