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Old May 6th, 2014, 09:42 PM   #3521
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I think Toronto is best viewed from the north like in the last photo. Here's another aerial shot that shows off the density:

Toronto from the Sky by JStokez, on Flickr
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Old May 6th, 2014, 10:19 PM   #3522
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Old May 6th, 2014, 10:33 PM   #3523
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Agree. If things move forward in Toronto it will pull even with Chicago around 2018, but both these skylines would still be only half the size of the New York skyline. It looks like Chicago is waking up just it time to mount a defense of its #2 spot. It might be a case of delaying the inevitable though. Toronto has more growth potential than Chicago and will likely keep expanding smartly on every front for another 2-3 decades.

And I agree with Zach. Miami has many of the same elements that Toronto has and will be a far more important city in the US than it is today.
The Spire project restarting will be a good test of Chicago's ability to draw global capital into its skyline. For now, the city's global rankings are quite good:


http://www.atkearney.com/documents/1...d-bf0a3837e52b


Toronto may outpace Chicago ultimately given the high barriers to entry in the Windy City. And the state of Illinois isn't helping any...
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Old May 6th, 2014, 10:40 PM   #3524
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Old May 6th, 2014, 11:42 PM   #3525
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Philly's pretty underrated I think, overshadowed by it's monstrous neighbor (NYC).

With the new CITC and other projects it's going to look even more amazing though
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Old May 7th, 2014, 03:42 AM   #3526
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Toronto may outpace Chicago ultimately given the high barriers to entry in the Windy City. And the state of Illinois isn't helping any...

What do you mean by "high barriers"? NIMBY's?
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Old May 7th, 2014, 04:15 AM   #3527
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Philly's pretty underrated I think, overshadowed by it's monstrous neighbor (NYC).
I agree. Rarely having the light shone your way is the price you pay for living next to a giant.
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Old May 7th, 2014, 04:46 AM   #3528
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The Spire project restarting will be a good test of Chicago's ability to draw global capital into its skyline.

Toronto may outpace Chicago ultimately given the high barriers to entry in the Windy City. And the state of Illinois isn't helping any...
If Spire gets built it would be a strong vote of confidence in Chicago for sure. The design isn't my cup of tea, but the height would make a big statement.

I'm not familiar with the business climate in Chicago, but staying ahead of Toronto as a global city is likely an unrealistic expectation over the long term. Everything from immigration flows, to FDI, to a city's status within its home nation point to Chicago having a lower growth trajectory.

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Thanks for posting that. The A.T. Kearney study is the same one they do in conjunction with Foreign Policy magazine. They had Toronto 4th for cultural experience back in 2008, but looks to be well back in 2014. I wonder what's behind that precipitous drop.
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Old May 7th, 2014, 04:48 AM   #3529
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Old May 7th, 2014, 10:23 PM   #3530
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Old May 8th, 2014, 04:32 AM   #3531
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The complaints within Toronto regarding the sea of sterile blue glass started a few years ago and grew louder each passing year. Some developers have taken notice and we're finally seeing more creativity, better quality, and a more diverse range of materials being used. It's been a long haul, but the current crop U/C and proposed are far better than what we saw even 2-3 years ago.

There's still far too much glass for my liking, but it is getting better. The cherry on our sundae looks to be One Bloor currently U/C, the Foster office proposal, and the Gehry proposal. All 6 of these towers look to be the show stoppers Torontonians have been longing for since Scotia Plaza went up 26 years ago.

Speaking of getting 2 buildings in the 350m range, those Foster office proposals are twins at 325m each. They're officially listed as 'shelved' due to the casino component falling through, but the developer said it will eventually go ahead and Foster is still aboard.


One Bloor thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...55159&page=152
Oxford thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...1554232&page=6
Gehry thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...550892&page=10
" to much glass" send some down here...we could use more glass...
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Old May 8th, 2014, 09:58 PM   #3532
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That angle is one of the best I've seen to show off the contemporary skyline.
I wonder where Cesar Pelli's Transbay tower will be positioned.
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Old May 11th, 2014, 06:28 PM   #3535
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Old May 12th, 2014, 09:27 AM   #3536
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A very pretty picture.
Is that yellow sky air pollution, or a hint of the golden future?
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Old May 12th, 2014, 03:13 PM   #3537
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Old May 12th, 2014, 06:36 PM   #3538
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A very pretty picture.
Is that yellow sky air pollution, or a hint of the golden future?
LOL if it was smoggy then the skyline won't have been visible from that distance, the pic is edited to show the golden future :P
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