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Old December 18th, 2014, 10:51 AM   #4721
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Calgary is developing decent density south of the Beltline (rail tracks). The city's tallest is currently under construction and will rise to 247m. Telus Sky should break ground soon and will be 3rd tallest when completed. When both get built I might have to consider putting Calgary in my north American top 10.


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Old December 18th, 2014, 11:13 AM   #4722
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Old December 18th, 2014, 11:26 AM   #4723
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I'm with you there. Perhaps it's just my north American bias, but I find the flashy gimmicky buildings going up in Dubai, London, etc a result of how new they are to the skyscraper game. They're kids in a toy store attracted to the shiniest object while places that have been at it for a century+ have developed a taste for traditional, classic designs. London's skyline looks like a dog's breakfast, but I'm hoping that as time passes their penchant for buildings that look like cheese graters and walkie talkies passes.

You showed a lot of pre-war towers, but even the modern towers in north America tend to be conservative rather than trendy. Trendy designs will look dated quickly while these 'safer' designs will stand the test of time.
Although I'm not that big fan of North American cities urban style in general, I think North American skylines are best. They have big variety of styles and not that much like you said walkie talkie tacky skyscrapers.
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Old December 18th, 2014, 09:04 PM   #4725
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Old December 18th, 2014, 09:13 PM   #4726
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Old December 18th, 2014, 09:13 PM   #4727
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Old December 18th, 2014, 09:47 PM   #4728
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Old December 19th, 2014, 06:31 AM   #4729
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Old December 19th, 2014, 07:27 AM   #4730
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Old December 19th, 2014, 01:40 PM   #4731
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For a wonderfully mixed skyline, New York's is in a class of its own. In my opinion other skylines can and are outgrowing NYC, but it will likely always be my favourite!
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Some glamour shots of New York's great mix of architecture! With cities either going the mega flashy Asian/Middle Eastern route or new Miami-style condo route, I increasingly appreciate New York's (and Chicago/Montreal/Boston,etc) older style. Not that the new skylines aren't great, but as those skylines get more common, classic North American skylines becomes more unique, imo.
What makes New York City's skyline standout, IMO, is its lots of character that shows history, modernity, diversity and harmony altogether.
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Old December 20th, 2014, 04:31 PM   #4732
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Wow !!, Is that the Skyline of Chicago ?? QuantumX, Our SSC Friendly Family World Super Moderator and # 1 Miami Forum Friend to Everyone !!
Steve,. Fantastic Photo, and welcome back , How was your Thanksgiving ??
Looks like Chicago from It's Lake there to me,
But NO, It's the Whole City of Miami Skyline from a Cruise Ship about 4 miles out on the Ocean !!




Let's Go Miami and North American City Skyline Cranes !!

That shot is amazing. It's almost as if the city is showing off..."Look at Me, look how big and bad I am"...
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Old December 20th, 2014, 05:17 PM   #4733
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That shot is amazing. It's almost as if the city is showing off..."Look at Me, look how big and bad I am"...
I had to go back 7 pages to figure out what you were talking about. This is actually both the Miami and the Miami Beach skyline from out at sea. This perspective is going to change radically over the next few years with what's already under construction. I bought a copy of the 2015 World Almanac and Book of Facts yesterday, and the Miami list is quite impressive with more scheduled to start construction next year. There is even more under construction now that didn't make the cutoff before the book went to press.

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Old December 20th, 2014, 05:23 PM   #4734
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STEVE , This is Great , because I lost my book, Walmart is sending me another, It' got lost in the Mail !!
QuantumX, Our SSC Friendly Family World Super Moderator and # 1 Miami Forum Friend To Everyone,
Please tell me How High is PanoramA Tower Please in your Book of FacTs World Almanac !! the Floors and Height Listed there PleASE AND tHANKS !!
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I had to go back 7 pages to figure out what you were talking about. This is actually both the Miami and the Miami Beach skyline from out at sea. This perspective is going to change radically over the next few years with what's already under construction. I bought a copy of the 2015 World Almanac and Book of Facts yesterday, and the Miami list is quite impressive with more scheduled to start construction next year. There is even more under construction now that didn't make the cutoff before the book went to press.

Let's Go U and all the North American Cities !!, and All Of U of Miami Cranes in 2015 !!
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Old December 20th, 2014, 05:39 PM   #4735
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WOW the Photo of the day !!~! and Just Taken Too , that newest Tower Just opened to it's Newest Residents !!
WOW !! Wow wow JuanPaulo, Our SSC Friendly Family World and North American Cities Great Photo Friend !!

Please from What Tower or Plane didi you get that Great Angle of Brickell Part of Downtown Miami ?? UNBELIEVAVLE Shot !!





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Old December 20th, 2014, 05:50 PM   #4736
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STEVEPlease tell me How High is PanoramA Tower Please in your Book of FacTs World Almanac !! the Floors and Height Listed there PleASE AND tHANKS !!
It's listed at 831 feet or 253.3 meters and 83 floors. The shot above is not one of mine.
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Old December 20th, 2014, 05:57 PM   #4737
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WOW and Okay Steve, Now this Is ALL Of MIAMI ,Taken by you again Just 6 Months Ago, Thanks Again and Again QuantumX, Our SSC Friendly Family World Super Moderator and # 1 Miami Forum Friend to Everyone !!



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Another 100 Towers still to Rise in the Next 4 Years, Wow Miami 2020 Here we Come !!
Let's GO ALL The Great North American Cities Skylines and Fantastic Photos of the ever growing Miami Cranes in 2015 !!
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Old December 20th, 2014, 06:04 PM   #4738
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According to the 2015 World Almanac, after Toronto and New York, Miami has more tall buildings under construction than any other city on the North American continent. New York is just a monster in that book, taking up one-and-a-half pages, three solid columns. Chicago takes up a little over one-and-a-half columns. Toronto is approaching a full column. Miami takes up a little over half a colum. We might have a full column by the end of this decade.
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WOW Steve, Your So Very Right QuantumX, Miami Is really # 3, when it comes to North American City Skylines Under Construction , You and I will Both be here in 2020 to Buy our 2021 World Almanac , Book Of Facts , # 1 New York Times Bestseller by the end of 2020 for Sure Our SSC Friendly Family World Super Moderator and # 1 Miami Forum Friend To Everyone !!

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According to the 2015 World Almanac, after Toronto and New York, Miami has more tall buildings under construction than any other city on the North American continent. New York is just a monster in that book, taking up one-and-a-half pages, three solid columns. Chicago takes up a little over one-and-a-half columns. Toronto is approaching a full column. Miami takes up a little over half a colum. We might have a full column by the end of this decade.
Let's Go All SSC Friendly Family Friends Photos of the Great North American Cities Skylines and Their Tower Construction Cranes in 2015 !!
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