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Old March 5th, 2016, 09:15 PM   #6821
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Old March 5th, 2016, 10:58 PM   #6822
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Old March 6th, 2016, 05:55 AM   #6823
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Sun Life in Montreal is such a powerful looking building. It was only later that I found it they built it in stages. Still one of the best pre-WW2 buildings around.
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Old March 6th, 2016, 07:54 AM   #6824
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Old March 6th, 2016, 08:02 AM   #6825
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Old March 6th, 2016, 08:14 AM   #6826
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Old March 8th, 2016, 02:00 AM   #6828
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Old March 8th, 2016, 02:57 AM   #6829
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Old March 8th, 2016, 07:19 AM   #6831
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Sun Life in Montreal is such a powerful looking building. It was only later that I found it they built it in stages. Still one of the best pre-WW2 buildings around.
That photo of Montreal is amazing, isn't it? The Sun Life building is still one of my very favourite office towers in Canada.
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Old March 8th, 2016, 07:27 AM   #6832
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Loving all that red brick density in Boston.
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Old March 8th, 2016, 05:07 PM   #6833
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Old March 9th, 2016, 06:16 AM   #6834
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That photo of Montreal is amazing, isn't it? The Sun Life building is still one of my very favourite office towers in Canada.
It would have been a more famous building if it had been taller but remains one of my favourites regardless. The Montreal skyline may never again be counted as one of the world's tallest (like it was in the 60s) but they're going to end up with an incredibly expansive downtown.

I'm eager to see how Boulevard Rene Levesque develops. It has the potential to be the most impressive wide avenue in the country. University Avenue in Toronto is wonderful but it's not all that long.
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Well, parts of Boulevard Rene Levesque are okay with a small median with trees, but by and large it is just a six lane street with a tiny concrete divider in the middle. It wasn't really designed to be a grand boulevard. They would have to scrap two lanes of traffic and build a proper median to convert it from a busy street into something with grandeur.... but I don't think that is in the cards.
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I would like to add my two cents worth re this thread...

I was banned on the Euro skylines thread by QuantumX ...

He was right... We exchanged PM's... established I was indeed 'trolling' ... he pointed the way forward for me on this site ... and he was kind and helpful.


I've been looking thru this thread and just feel the need to say how sad and yes shocked I am at his passing...


RIP QuantumX
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Old March 10th, 2016, 12:44 AM   #6837
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As regards a top ten on North American skylines well it's impossible ...


Sooooo many beautiful gorgeous skylines ... All with their own idioscyncratic merits ...

Each pandering to a certain aesthetic genre ...But each glorious on thier own.
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Old March 10th, 2016, 06:06 AM   #6838
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Welcome back DCFC1. We've all made missteps before. What we take from them and how we move forward is what matters. I had the pleasure of acting as tour guide when QuantumX visited Toronto and was also sad to hear of his passing. Things like that put things into perspective.

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Well, parts of Boulevard Rene Levesque are okay with a small median with trees, but by and large it is just a six lane street with a tiny concrete divider in the middle. It wasn't really designed to be a grand boulevard. They would have to scrap two lanes of traffic and build a proper median to convert it from a busy street into something with grandeur.... but I don't think that is in the cards.
Things have a habit of morphing over time. Streets are re-imagined, buildings re-worked at street level, infill occurs, the public realm upgraded, usage changes, etc. I don't view a centre median as a necessary characteristic of a grand boulevard nor is the removal of lanes. The Champs Elysees has many more lanes than this. It doesn't have a centre median either.
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