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Old December 9th, 2014, 05:52 PM   #4641
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Urban vibrancy and skyline are 2 entirely different matters though. I think the discussion here was initially about skyline solely and not about things like neighbourhoods, pedestrian traffic, retail, etc. By skyline, Calgary has already matched Vancouver and Montreal. By urban vibrancy, it has lots of work to do but is heading in the right direction.
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Well, each to their own but I also think a skyline cannot be critiqued solely by counting the number of buildings over 100m.. their is a richness and depth to be considered, too. In the same vein whenever people muse about whether Toronto may eclipse New York City today, I rationalise that it might, but not within the next century, and not unless current trends completely change. New York has a richness and texture in its skyline that newer cities would have a very difficult time beating! Again, just my 2 cents
Having met you two, I can imagine you having this conversation in person.
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Old December 9th, 2014, 08:01 PM   #4642
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Old December 9th, 2014, 08:47 PM   #4643
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Old December 10th, 2014, 04:19 AM   #4644
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Reposting because damn this pic is so hot it deserves it. This is from the top of Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown, aka "The Town". Never quite looked this good when I went up there! Not too many places in North America can boast the type of low/mid-rise density that surrounds the Boston skyline.

Here's what happens when you aren't a professional. (also 1 camera ago) I don't know how he got such a clean shot through either the grate or a scratched up filthy window.





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Old December 10th, 2014, 04:31 AM   #4645
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A skyline we do not see here too often....


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Old December 10th, 2014, 07:20 AM   #4646
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Sorry to add to the Boston overload but I couldn't resist:


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Old December 10th, 2014, 08:45 AM   #4647
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Old December 10th, 2014, 08:46 AM   #4648
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Old December 10th, 2014, 04:06 PM   #4649
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Sorry to add to the Boston overload but I couldn't resist:
I'm a little confused by this picture, as it definitely wasn't taken on 12/1/14. That must be when he uploaded it. Looks like it's from around Fall of 2012. Probably the best "static" view of Boston's skyline (Back Bay is cut off to the right), with Memorial Drive at the Charles River being the best "dynamic" view.

The new Millennium Tower is about 10 floors high now. Just 45 more to go until it rejuvenates the Financial District skyline! Looks like it's going up over a floor a week at this point.
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Old December 10th, 2014, 05:22 PM   #4650
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What's that old coliseum type structure in the last Boston photo?
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What's that old coliseum type structure in the last Boston photo?
Harvard Stadium where they play football. Oldest stadium in the US.
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Old December 10th, 2014, 07:31 PM   #4652
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While I don't think Los Angeles has the best or nicest-looking skyline in NA, I think it's interesting how it has so many mini satellite skylines around its CBD (that usually don't make it within most skyline shots). Most North American cities skylines are much more clustered. Even though some cities have distinct peaks within a skyline, they're usually part of a continuous sea of mid-rises or smaller skyscrapers. But in LA they just jut out randomly as pockets within low-rise/suburban sprawl.

Overall a really unique place, and actually somewhat more urban and walkable than people give it credit for.

Downtown and Century City (old photo).

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Old December 10th, 2014, 08:06 PM   #4653
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Old December 10th, 2014, 08:16 PM   #4654
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While I don't think Los Angeles has the best or nicest-looking skyline in NA, I think it's interesting how it has so many mini satellite skylines around its CBD (that usually don't make it within most skyline shots).
I find cities with multiple clusters dotted across their metros give the feeling of a bigger more urban place. You get the feeling of an expansive city when you leave downtown only to stumble upon another dense cluster then see another one even further out.

There are only a few cities in north America like that.
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I find cities with multiple clusters dotted across their metros give the feeling of a bigger more urban place. You get the feeling of an expansive city when you leave downtown only to stumble upon another dense cluster then see another one even further out.

There are only a few cities in north America like that.
I can see where you're coming from, but I think the reality of most American cities is very different. Indirectly, you're basically saying that cities like Atlanta, Houston, and LA feel more urban than, say, Philadelphia, Boston, and San Francisco. I don't really think this is the case. In a way they feel bigger, because the skylines continue outward, but I would say these 3 cities feel much more fragmented and suburban than their denser counterparts.

Obviously Canadian cities develop a little differently, but most of our multiple cluster skylines are Southern sprawl cities.
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Old December 10th, 2014, 09:09 PM   #4656
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While I don't think Los Angeles has the best or nicest-looking skyline in NA, I think it's interesting how it has so many mini satellite skylines around its CBD (that usually don't make it within most skyline shots). Most North American cities skylines are much more clustered. Even though some cities have distinct peaks within a skyline, they're usually part of a continuous sea of mid-rises or smaller skyscrapers. But in LA they just jut out randomly as pockets within low-rise/suburban sprawl.

Overall a really unique place, and actually somewhat more urban and walkable than people give it credit for.

Bonus downtown shot on a clear day
Yep: Not the best, but it has so many unique angles that you can't get in other cities: You can get a photo of Downtown with multiple clustered skylines, Downtown with snow mountains in the background, Downtown with bridges in the foreground, Downtown with Victorian homes, Downtown with a lake, Downtown taken from hills, Downtown with the beach in the foreground, Downtown with freeways, Downtown with an observatory in the foreground, Downtown Long Beach with the Miami-style skyline. We don't have a massive skyline but there's so many ways to capture the skyline.

That shot you got with LA and the snow mountains is breathtaking.

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Old December 11th, 2014, 12:06 AM   #4658
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I can see where you're coming from, but I think the reality of most American cities is very different. Indirectly, you're basically saying that cities like Atlanta, Houston, and LA feel more urban than, say, Philadelphia, Boston, and San Francisco. I don't really think this is the case. In a way they feel bigger, because the skylines continue outward, but I would say these 3 cities feel much more fragmented and suburban than their denser counterparts.

Obviously Canadian cities develop a little differently, but most of our multiple cluster skylines are Southern sprawl cities.
Houston is on a tear aggregating its multiple clusters but the city is so huge with so many suburban style subdivisions (occupied by NIMBYS) that it may never reach the dense urban feeling you find in older cities. All those 10-30 story towers going up just get swallowed up by the horizon. LA and Atlanta stand a much better chance.
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Old December 11th, 2014, 02:07 AM   #4660
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In response to the last page, Calgary has such a beautiful skyline, though the city's urban structure isn't that attractive to me. The photo Desert posted makes the city look very vanilla because of that style of development in the foreground.

On another note, that is a beautiful shot of New Orleans!
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