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Old January 2nd, 2015, 01:40 AM   #4801
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San Francisco and New York has the most iconic American skyline.
SF is building high around the Transbay area; two will be the new tallest and another will be the 4th, just before the pyramid.

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Old January 2nd, 2015, 06:39 AM   #4802
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 07:17 AM   #4803
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Did you ever hear me mention that the Transamerica pyramid was originally planned to be over 350m, but it got chopped down because NIMBYS didn't want it blocking there views of the bay? Imagine the standard that would have set for the city.
I didn't know that. NIMBYs are such a selfish bunch. They fully believe their personal preferences should take precedence over that of the city. The worst is when they move next to a stadium or industrial area then push to have the stadium and factories close down.

Speaking of super talls that never got off the ground. Toronto's John Maryon Tower was proposed in 1971 at 140 floors or 503 m (686 m to the tip). It would have topped New York's World Trade Centre and still be the 5th tallest in the world today.

It would have replaced another grandiose Eaton's project called College Park proposed in 1929. This earlier plan would have been the biggest office/retail complex on the planet but they only finished one corner of it. I'm glad John Maryon didn't go ahead as even that one corner of College Park is something I'd never want to see torn down.

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Old January 2nd, 2015, 08:09 PM   #4804
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 09:25 PM   #4805
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 07:38 PM   #4806
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Old January 4th, 2015, 08:50 PM   #4807
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Old January 4th, 2015, 09:02 PM   #4808
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Ooo! That first shot from above the Transbay Bridge is really spooky. It's like somebody is having an out-of-body experience.
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Old January 4th, 2015, 09:03 PM   #4809
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Old January 4th, 2015, 09:08 PM   #4810
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Old January 4th, 2015, 09:23 PM   #4811
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My Top 10 of the most beautiful skylines

1.New York
2.Chicago
3.San Francisco
4.Toronto
5.Houston
6.Vancouver
7.Miami
8.Seattle
9.Montréal
10.Los Angeles
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If you click into the Flickr, this is the largest picture I have ever seen on that site. 14884 x 7109
The level of detail is unreal.
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Old January 5th, 2015, 04:52 AM   #4813
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I didn't know that. NIMBYs are such a selfish bunch. They fully believe their personal preferences should take precedence over that of the city. The worst is when they move next to a stadium or industrial area then push to have the stadium and factories close down.

Speaking of super talls that never got off the ground. Toronto's John Maryon Tower was proposed in 1971 at 140 floors or 503 m (686 m to the tip). It would have topped New York's World Trade Centre and still be the 5th tallest in the world today.

It would have replaced another grandiose Eaton's project called College Park proposed in 1929. This earlier plan would have been the biggest office/retail complex on the planet but they only finished one corner of it. I'm glad John Maryon didn't go ahead as even that one corner of College Park is something I'd never want to see torn down.

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I remember T.O. in the seventies when things were going nutso but that's off the charts!
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Old January 5th, 2015, 05:07 AM   #4814
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Ya we built the CN Tower as a consolation prize. It would have been awesome if Toronto had built both. John Maryon was one big mofo.
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Old January 6th, 2015, 12:11 AM   #4815
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Old January 6th, 2015, 12:19 AM   #4816
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San Francisco and New York has the most iconic American skyline.
Hmmmmm.... SF over Chicago?
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Old January 6th, 2015, 12:43 AM   #4817
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Old January 6th, 2015, 06:38 AM   #4818
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That last Philadelphia photo is fabulous.
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