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Old February 15th, 2015, 11:01 AM   #5161
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Old February 15th, 2015, 02:13 PM   #5162
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Old February 15th, 2015, 05:03 PM   #5163
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Toronto is a chameleon. In summer it can look like a lush garden, in winter a tough as nails metropolis.
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Old February 15th, 2015, 08:30 PM   #5164
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Old February 15th, 2015, 09:19 PM   #5165
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Old February 16th, 2015, 12:08 AM   #5166
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That is an impressive angle to photograph Calgary!
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Old February 16th, 2015, 12:19 AM   #5168
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Yeah, Calgary can look surprisingly futuristic.

I like this picture of NYC. Not a common angle. And it really shows how 432 Park dominates midtown now.
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Old February 16th, 2015, 12:20 AM   #5169
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Calgary looks like a big powerful city of 5-6 million in that shot. In the NY photo above, is that Queen's in the foreground?
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Old February 16th, 2015, 01:20 AM   #5170
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Old February 16th, 2015, 01:50 AM   #5171
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Calgary looks like a big powerful city of 5-6 million in that shot. In the NY photo above, is that Queen's in the foreground?
Agreed about Calgary. The skyline makes a powerful statement. It also just looks so much newer and cleaner than most other cities. I consider Denver its analogue in the US and while they're growing quickly I really wish it would catch up to Calgary soon.

Yes, on the left side where those houses are. In the middle/right is Rikers Island (technically part of the Bronx) and behind that is Randall's Island where the arch bridge is. I'm pretty sure that photo was taken from the Bronx Whitestone Bridge looking southwest, if you want to look on google maps or something. It's an interesting perspective.
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Old February 16th, 2015, 02:16 AM   #5172
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Calgary and Denver are twins in many ways. I remember when Denver had the better skyline but now the opposite is true. I suspect Calgary will pull further and further ahead due to the underlying factors fueling its growth. It's skyline is heading solidly into the north American top 10.

Under most people's radar is Edmonton to its north. It's quietly growing almost as fast and is about to see its skyline mushroom now that the city airport has closed. They don't have the corporate base of Calgary, but I expect Edmonton's skyline to pull up even with Denver over the next 5-6 years regardless.

Thanks for the summary regarding NY geography. I'm somewhat familiar with it, but trying to fit that knowledge with the photos I see on here. Rikers I know from Law and Order.
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I haven't done a top 10 in ages. I do weight scale/height more heavily than other factors, but also take into account density, focal point, architecture (beauty and diversity), layering, quality, iconic structures, layout and balance to reach an overall impression.

01. New York
02. Chicago
03. Toronto
04. Los Angeles
05. Houston
06. Seattle
07. San Francisco
08. Panama City
09. Miami
10. Atlanta

Nipping just outside are Philadelphia, Dallas, Calgary, and Mexico City. I never know quite what to do with Vancouver. Sometimes I love it and think it deserves a spot, other times I'm bothered by it. It's all those stumpy glass condos.
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Old February 16th, 2015, 03:32 AM   #5174
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Old February 16th, 2015, 03:40 AM   #5175
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I haven't done a top 10 in ages. I do weight scale/height more heavily than other factors, but also take into account density, focal point, architecture (beauty and diversity), layering, quality, iconic structures, layout and balance to reach an overall impression.

01. New York
02. Chicago
03. Toronto
04. Los Angeles
05. Houston
06. Seattle
07. San Francisco
08. Panama City
09. Miami
10. Atlanta

Nipping just outside are Philadelphia, Dallas, Calgary, and Mexico City. I never know quite what to do with Vancouver. Sometimes I love it and think it deserves a spot, other times I'm bothered by it. It's all those stumpy glass condos.
Yes I find Vancouver often bothers me as well. In fact I had a hard time going to sleep last night knowing those stumpy towers existed.
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Old February 16th, 2015, 03:45 AM   #5176
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My top ten on these pages


1. New york

2. Chicago

3. San Francisco

4. Los Angeles

5. Seattle

6. Dallas

7. Boston

8. Pittsburgh

9. Minneapolis

10. Philadelphia


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Old February 16th, 2015, 03:45 AM   #5177
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San Francisco is gorgeous!
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Old February 16th, 2015, 03:52 PM   #5180
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Perhaps I should bump Panama City up to 6th from 8th. It could do with better architecture and there's not enough office but it's impressive nonetheless. Panama City was my biggest surprise since joining SSC. I assumed it would look like San Jose, Costa Rica.
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