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Old September 21st, 2007, 10:47 PM   #541
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Vancouver's seaside buildings don't look good to me. They're modern and glass, but they seem to have blinds behind the glass that you can see, and the blinds being random, makes the building feel very disordered.
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 09:40 AM   #542
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I think there are bylaws that don't allow residents to use different colour blinds - that they are all white or uniform colour across the whole building.
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 09:44 AM   #543
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Yes, I read that too. It took all of my power not to cry myself to sleep that night. Hancock is one of the greatest buildings in the country, let alone chicago.
Hancock, Sears and Aon are eyesores.
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 11:03 AM   #544
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A few more Chicago photos in addition to post #386 :





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Old September 22nd, 2007, 04:00 PM   #545
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Vancouver also has a lot of waterfront scenes :

No shortage of water at all. In fact, Vancouver offers much more vantage
points of the different parts of the skyline from waterfronts than Toronto. Only 1 side of Toronto is bound by water (Lake Ontario), whereas water wraps around Vancouver on 3 sides.

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In fact, water is a standard basis for a city's existence, so it's not exactly a differentiating trait anymore.
Vancouver has this advantage. And its still the most important port centre for Western Canada.

It's also a rising city so sometime, there might be a supertall or an iconic scraper planned. Hopefully
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 04:58 PM   #546
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Vancouver has this advantage. And its still the most important port centre for Western Canada.

It's also a rising city so sometime, there might be a supertall or an iconic scraper planned. Hopefully
Canada doesn't have that many major port cities to begin with, with Vancouver and Prince Rupert being the key centres along the west coast. So it's quite obvious and intuitive that Vancouver, being Canada's largest city west of Toronto (CMA), to be an important city. After all, Canada doesn't have many large cities to begin with. The Canadian east coast doesn't have large ports and ships can go inland via the St. Lawrence Seaway to Montreal and Toronto, although there has been talk that Halifax could play a role in shipping Asian exports westward via the Suez instead of across the Pacific.

St. Lawrence Seaway thread :
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=275538

Port of Vancouver :
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=145456

Canada Ponders Ageing Infrastructure & Booming China Trade :
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=286693

Despite the earthquake risk, Vancouver does have a few tall skyscrapers being built right now :

Shangri-La
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=312368

Ritz
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=470912
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Old October 28th, 2007, 06:06 AM   #547
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New york is so boring, its just all tall buidlings..boring...

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Old October 28th, 2007, 09:10 AM   #548
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New york is so boring, its just all tall buidlings..boring...

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New York's skyline is more boring than Toronto's? Please explain...
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Old October 28th, 2007, 09:45 AM   #549
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If New York's skyline is boring then the rest of North America's skylines are ****.
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Old October 28th, 2007, 11:06 AM   #550
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title should be " the best north america skyline except newyork"
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Old October 28th, 2007, 01:16 PM   #551
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If New York's skyline is boring then the rest of North America's skylines are ****.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 12:07 AM   #552
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For now i'd say New York, but only slightly ahead of Chicago. Give Toronto 20 years and it might be able to give them a run for thier money. I do think that Vancouver has a nice skyline, but nothing compared to the behemoths of the east.
in 20 years new yorks and chicagos skylines will have changed drasitcally as well.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 05:00 AM   #553
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New york is so boring, its just all tall buidlings..boring...
Wow! This is a prime example of either incredible ignorance, poor taste or simple jealousy...or a combination of each.

Love it or hate it, you must give NYC the credit and respect it deserves.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 09:16 PM   #554
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Hi All,

This is my first post in the forum, but I've been lurking for a long time. I just registered and am not 100% certain how to quote previous posts. But while I agree with the following quote from Dr. Phalange,

"Wow! This is a prime example of either incredible ignorance, poor taste or simple jealousy...or a combination of each.

Love it or hate it, you must give NYC the credit and respect it deserves. "

I find it hard to understand why the following quote by oliver999 is not taken to a similar task for incredible ignorance:

"title should be " the best north america skyline except newyork" "

Quite clearly, at least Chicago can compete with New York for this title, and in my opinion, is significantly better than New York. This is an example of incredible arrogance.

Love it or hate it, you must give Chicago the credit and respect it deserves.
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 03:17 AM   #555
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oliver is from china and hasnt even visited to the US so cut him some slack.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 03:01 AM   #556
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I live in Toronto, I love Toronto, I think Toronto is the best place to live in the world although officially only 3rd best place to live. Anyway, although Toronto is a great city, New York holds the gold.

It is a close call between Toronto and Chicago. Toronto's skyline goes inland from the lake, while Chicago goes along the lake. Most of the Toronto skyline is not seen by most people.

Here is a picture of the downtown skyline. (From Midtown on the left to Financial District on the Right.) Don't forget to scroll



I love Toronto.
And who wouldn't be jealous of the New York skyline? Its F-ing amazing.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 03:05 AM   #557
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Toronto #2, Chitown #3.
Sorry Chicago, but I love Toronto, and my skyline too much.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 07:08 AM   #558
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I believe I already posted here a while back, but here are my favorites:

1. New York
2. Chicago
3. Toronto
4. Los Angeles
5. Vancouver

I have visited the first three personally.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 09:43 PM   #559
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1. NYC
2. Toronto
3. Chicago

Also, that above shot of T.O. was splendid
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Old November 4th, 2007, 10:24 PM   #560
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1. Baltimore
2. New york
3. Chicago
4. Toronto
5. Seattle



But really

1. That big apple thing
2. That one windy place
3. Racoon city
4. The place with emeralds
5. The minniature apple
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