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Old January 10th, 2015, 07:53 AM   #4861
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Old January 10th, 2015, 09:08 PM   #4862
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I think shots from the Rickenbacker Causeway do the Miami Skyline the most justice. A lot of buildings do get blocked out, but I think it's still our best angle.

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Old January 10th, 2015, 09:22 PM   #4863
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Old January 10th, 2015, 09:38 PM   #4864
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Old January 10th, 2015, 10:03 PM   #4865
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Seattle over Toronto? Okay!
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Old January 10th, 2015, 10:11 PM   #4866
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Seattle over Toronto? Okay!
Just my opinion. Seattle has what TO does albeit in lesser quantity. Tall skyscrapers, a dense city center, an iconic observation/tv tower, plus I love that Mt. Rainier backdrop.
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Old January 10th, 2015, 10:25 PM   #4867
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Just my opinion. Seattle has what TO does albeit in lesser quantity. Tall skyscrapers, a dense city center, an iconic observation/tv tower, plus I love that Mt. Rainier backdrop.
I favor larger skylines because I like a sea of skyscrapers.

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Old January 10th, 2015, 11:27 PM   #4868
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Old January 11th, 2015, 12:46 AM   #4869
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No it just happens to look denser based on the angle of some pictures. It is denser in terms of population and number of highrises compared to Montreal but less than Toronto. Especially if you're mainly just comparing the Toronto financial district with all of central Vancouver like in the pictures above.
Correct. Vancouver used to be #2 in north America in terms of downtown population density after Manhattan, but Toronto has moved into 2nd spot. Vancouver's core is more tightly packed, but Toronto's buildings are significantly taller leading to higher density. With downtown Toronto rapidly filling in the gap between it and Vancouver is widening.

Not sure, but I think San Francisco/Montreal are likely next densest.
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Old January 11th, 2015, 01:24 AM   #4870
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Old January 11th, 2015, 01:57 AM   #4871
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Old January 11th, 2015, 03:15 AM   #4872
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TO - it could use some taller towers out in that mass of highrises beyond downtown


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Old January 11th, 2015, 03:35 AM   #4873
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Old January 11th, 2015, 04:00 AM   #4874
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TO - it could use some taller towers out in that mass of highrises beyond downtown


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Which mass of towers? Are you talking about Yonge and Eglinton? Or maybe Yonge and St. Clair?
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Old January 11th, 2015, 04:13 AM   #4875
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He likely means north of Queen Street and I agree with him. AURA is the first building that breaks with that sea of high rises north of the CBD. There's a noticeable
drop in the quality and height of buildings north of Queen and it's something the city only started addressing a few years ago.

One Bloor will help but Toronto will need a lot more like that to give the northern half of the core some definition. It currently looks a bit monotonous with little
standing out besides AURA. South of Queen is a notch or 2 better imo:


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Old January 11th, 2015, 04:38 AM   #4876
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I think I misinterpreted since that's all part of downtown and he said beyond downtown...
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Old January 11th, 2015, 07:41 AM   #4877
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There's a tendency to use 'CBD' and 'downtown' interchangeably although in many cases they're not the same thing. Many assume that downtown is where the main tower cluster is. It was only after moving to Toronto that I realized that downtown stretched well north of Queen.

My first year here I rarely ventured north of Dundas as I didn't consider it worth my while.
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Old January 11th, 2015, 05:16 PM   #4878
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Old January 11th, 2015, 10:26 PM   #4880
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Correct. Vancouver used to be #2 in north America in terms of downtown population density after Manhattan, but Toronto has moved into 2nd spot. Vancouver's core is more tightly packed, but Toronto's buildings are significantly taller leading to higher density. With downtown Toronto rapidly filling in the gap between it and Vancouver is widening.

Not sure, but I think San Francisco/Montreal are likely next densest.
Do you have any stats to support what you claim? I'm curious.

I know that SF for example has the highest population densities in the US outside of NYC (aside from a weird tract in Chicago that is comprised of only two highrise buildings, and is technically the densest tract in the entire US), with the densest census tract in SF (which is full of crowded SROs in the tenderloin neighborhood) coming in at over 161,000 people per square mile. I wouldn't be surprised if Vancouver and Toronto have tracts that are denser than that (or whatever the Canadian equivalent of a census tract is), but I also wouldn't be too surprised if they didn't.
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