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Old July 22nd, 2015, 05:13 PM   #5841
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Old July 22nd, 2015, 05:40 PM   #5842
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Lots of great skylines on here! I love Vancouver and lived there for a while. I actually think the fact that there are no real dominating buildings adds to the appeal of the skyline. If there were one or two giant buildings poking up it would make the skyline look smaller to me.

Anyway, here are a couple I like from Minneapolis:

from: http://i.imgur.com/fCaJspa.jpg - i couldn't find any more info than that. :-/


from: http://www.greglundgrenphotography.com/
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Old July 22nd, 2015, 09:50 PM   #5843
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^nice, that first shot is one of the most Impressive I've seen of Minneapolis.

Another one of San Francisco (with the suburb of Emeryville in the foregroud):


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After China builds no country so many high-rise buildings like the United States.
I'm talking per capita. Of course the US has more high rises than canada, and tons of high rises overall, because it has 10 times the population of Canada, is the third most populous country in the world, and is the birthplace of the skyscraper. But most canadian cities have a larger number of highrises for their size when compared to US cities. Many Americans are stuck in a suburban mindset, where high density and anything taller than several stories is looked at as a bad thing if it's proposed outside of a city's downtown area.

It doesn't necessarily have to be high rises. Tons of midrises would make a big difference too. But the point is that we need more housing in the US, and the best way to do that is to increase density, rather than constantly building suburban sprawl that surrounds central cities that are overly expensive due to a lack of new housing within them. America is getting better at it, with construction boom in multiple cities, but it's still not enough in many cases.
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Old July 23rd, 2015, 03:07 AM   #5844
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Old July 23rd, 2015, 07:42 PM   #5845
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Old July 23rd, 2015, 08:30 PM   #5846
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Boston Financial District and Seaport Construction, by @visualgrafix as seen in ArchBoston http://www.archboston.org/community/...ead.php?t=5075

Here is his instagram: https://instagram.com/visualgrafix
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Old July 23rd, 2015, 09:52 PM   #5847
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Old July 24th, 2015, 12:56 AM   #5848
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Boston Financial District and Seaport Construction, by @visualgrafix as seen in ArchBoston http://www.archboston.org/community/...ead.php?t=5075

You seem to have linked this wrong. Got ya covered.

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Old July 24th, 2015, 01:02 AM   #5849
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I'm sure Canadian cities have plenty of NIMBYs too, but overall they seem less successful at blocking development, just judging by how many towers are going up in metro Vancouver, Toronto, etc.
We do have NIMBYs just like everywhere else but sound urban planning seems to trump special interest groups for the most part. Is it corruption (paying politicians off) at the municipal level in US cities at the root of it?
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Old July 24th, 2015, 01:05 AM   #5850
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I'm talking per capita. Of course the US has more high rises than canada, and tons of high rises overall, because it has 10 times the population of Canada...
Just a small correction. That 10:1 ratio is a 1970s statistic that still gets bandied about. It's at 9:1 today and should fall below 9 within a few years.
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Here is his instagram: https://instagram.com/visualgrafix
Thanks for covering for me, also fixed the picture. I think the link broke when I tried to resize the image using an online application. Btw, I'm a big fun of Archboston. I think you guys do a great job of showing the developments coming up in one of the premier gateway cities in the country.. mind if I copied some of your skyline shots onto this forum? Of course I'll be sure to reference and tag everyone as necessary...
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Phoenix is a bit underwhelming for a metro of 4.5 million people. Nice setting tho!
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Old July 24th, 2015, 05:10 AM   #5854
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even Winnipeg has a better skyline but as you said the setting is awesome.
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Old July 24th, 2015, 10:15 AM   #5855
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Old July 26th, 2015, 03:05 AM   #5858
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