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Old September 5th, 2014, 05:06 AM   #4161
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Are there professional or semi-professional photos of Boston you can find on Flickr?
There are probably more than you could count in a fortnight. I can't personally recommend any, but take a look around.

In the meantime, here's the thread I was talking about.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1749615

It's one of my random open-ended walks, incredibly far from comprehensive, but kind of shows where I forged my opinions about cities.

I think most of us have a "baseline city" that we compare all other cities to. For me, growing up, Boston is what I recognized as a big city. My other most visited ones were NYC, Montreal, Philadelphia, and later on Pittsburgh. Except for maybe San Francisco, they really don't build cities on this continent the way they do in the Northeast. I put a premium on street level, density, and aesthetics.

I prefer when skyscrapers are a natural extension of a city, and not trying to be the city itself!



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Old September 5th, 2014, 07:54 AM   #4162
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^ Great skyline, absolute argument for Top 5 in North America. However, the glut of downtown parking and lack of surrounding infill is still pretty atrocious for a major city!!!

It also really bothers me that they took down that old ~20 story building for the new 757' tower on the way. Houston should not be tearing ANYTHING down when there is so much space available.

By the way, I have a downtown density Boston thread on the way. Then you can see why I am overly opinionated in this area!
Yeah the lots are terrible but many will disappear over the next 5 years. Sadly the most prime sites for office towers contain buildings that survived the demolition derby of the 1950s-70s. When those lots get filled with towers they may have no choice but to take out the parking lots to the south and east.
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Old September 5th, 2014, 07:28 PM   #4163
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There are probably more than you could count in a fortnight. I can't personally recommend any, but take a look around.
I'm not particularly interested. I just thought you'd like to do your city a bit more justice than what you're doing.
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Old September 5th, 2014, 07:54 PM   #4164
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I'm not particularly interested. I just thought you'd like to do your city a bit more justice than what you're doing.
The justice is at street level. I think my last thread, though somewhat limited in scope, does it plenty of justice. You don't need professional dslr shots to see that Boston has very good bones. Why don't you show me Miami's comparable areas?
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Old September 5th, 2014, 08:47 PM   #4165
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The justice is at street level. Why don't you show me Miami's comparable areas?
It's a skyline thread. We're not supposed to be posting street-level shots here.
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Old September 5th, 2014, 08:53 PM   #4166
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Old September 5th, 2014, 08:57 PM   #4167
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The justice is at street level. I think my last thread, though somewhat limited in scope, does it plenty of justice. You don't need professional dslr shots to see that Boston has very good bones. Why don't you show me Miami's comparable areas?
Quantum is correct. There are lots of threads for street views, but the skyline threads are not the right place! I look forward to seeing your upcoming Boston thread; I was there last month.
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Old September 5th, 2014, 09:21 PM   #4168
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Quantum is correct. There are lots of threads for street views, but the skyline threads are not the right place! I look forward to seeing your upcoming Boston thread; I was there last month.
I posted the link already, but here it is again: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1749615

I only threw in a couple of shots in here from it because they contained enough tall buildings to do so.

However, I consider the street level to be at least somewhat important to the skyline as a secondary category. If Boston's skyscrapers were surrounded by parking lots and wasteland vs what's currently there, there would be a substantial negative effect on my opinion towards the skyline. A city should still resemble a city when you are in it. The old-city infill creates a substantial urban density that is absolutely relevant. It fills the place out and provides the "big city" feel that is missing from other downtowns.

By the way Quantum, feel free to show me your comparable urban neighborhoods on another, more appropriate thread.
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Old September 5th, 2014, 10:34 PM   #4169
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I'm not particularly interested. I just thought you'd like to do your city a bit more justice than what you're doing.
From what I remember, nobody does a city better than Flash.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=205626

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=191194

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=167273

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Old September 6th, 2014, 01:15 AM   #4170
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Old September 6th, 2014, 01:26 PM   #4171
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By the way Quantum, feel free to show me your comparable urban neighborhoods on another, more appropriate thread.
You just continue to shoot whatever you enjoy shooting and post the pictures on the appropriate thread, and I'll continue shoot what I enjoying shooting, which are aerials.
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Old September 7th, 2014, 03:12 AM   #4172
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Montreal is great but needs some new skyscraper blood asap.

NYC, with the Empire State in the background. I love how much the city has reclaimed its waterfront in the past 20 years (albeit this photo is from Jersey City).


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Old September 10th, 2014, 06:46 AM   #4176
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Montreal is great but needs some new skyscraper blood asap.
Montreal had a world top 10 skyline back in the 1960s, maybe even a top 5. Since then it just hasn't built much. Montreal won't ever climb back there, but is starting to grow again. They're intent on not building tall and limiting all construction to under 220m. The skyline will develop as an expansive, but relatively short one.
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Miami was ranked as high as 18 at one point, but that was based on what was completed at the end of the last decade. We'll be lucky to get there again.
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Miami was ranked as high as 18 at one point, but that was based on what was completed at the end of the last decade. We'll be lucky to get there again.
At least Miami is growing quickly again. Montreal has fallen far further than Miami. They had taller buildings than Chicago at one point.
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