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Old July 10th, 2016, 02:09 AM   #7301
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Is that a battleship from WW2?
It's the USS Little Rock, built during WW2 but not used until after it. Part of Buffalo's Naval Museum. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffal..._Military_Park
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Old July 10th, 2016, 03:49 AM   #7302
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Oddly, I've still not visited Buffalo despite living in Toronto for 15 years now.
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Old July 10th, 2016, 05:16 AM   #7303
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Old July 10th, 2016, 05:40 AM   #7304
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Oddly, I've still not visited Buffalo despite living in Toronto for 15 years now.
I passed Buffalo several times on the way to Buffalo airport, but I've never visited downtown Buffalo.
I should stop by next time. I'm a history and WW2 buff, and that Buffalo naval museum looks interesting.
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Old July 10th, 2016, 08:02 PM   #7305
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I've been there a number of times and it has improved immensely over the last generation. I'd recommend a visit for anyone in the vicinity as there is some interesting old office building architecture and a top notch art gallery there; the Albright–Knox. Plus it is hard to get chicken wings better anywhere than the original Anchor Bar!
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Old July 10th, 2016, 10:12 PM   #7306
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Old July 11th, 2016, 02:12 AM   #7307
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Austin has good bones and Houston kinda reminded me of LA in that picture with the linear multi-clusters.
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Old July 11th, 2016, 04:27 AM   #7308
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I passed Buffalo several times on the way to Buffalo airport, but I've never visited downtown Buffalo.
I should stop by next time. I'm a history and WW2 buff, and that Buffalo naval museum looks interesting.
I saw a documentary on PBS about the park system in Buffalo. Most of it was built a century ago and thanks to a guy named Olmsted. He pioneered the idea of a city in a park. It sounds unremarkable today but it wasn't how things were done back then. Much of it has survived and given the city a legacy that remains to this day. Buffalo is considered by many to be one of the best planned cities in the United States. I think there are Olmsted tours offered in the summer.

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Old July 11th, 2016, 05:56 AM   #7309
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In my opinion NYC is the best skyline in North America with Chicago and Miami coming in second and third. However below are pictures of where I live in New England. The first photo is of Fall River a city of 80,000 people and is fairly poor and has no culture however the second picture is of Providence a city of 180,000 people that is just a 20 minute drive away. providence is much more cultural, fancy and clean. Providence is a modern and elegant city in Rhode Island with tons of nice restaurants and historic architecture. The last photo is of Boston which everybody already knows Boston is about an hour drive from where I live. So I figured i might as well show you all my regional area, skyscraper wise Atleast.
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Old July 11th, 2016, 08:07 PM   #7310
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Old July 11th, 2016, 08:59 PM   #7311
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I saw a documentary on PBS about the park system in Buffalo. Most of it was built a century ago and thanks to a guy named Olmsted. He pioneered the idea of a city in a park. It sounds unremarkable today but it wasn't how things were done back then. Much of it has survived and given the city a legacy that remains to this day. Buffalo is considered by many to be one of the best planned cities in the United States. I think there are Olmsted tours offered in the summer.
He was one of the most influential landscape architects. He co-designed Central Park in NYC, and also designed Parc du Mont-Royal in Montréal.

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Old July 11th, 2016, 10:30 PM   #7312
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Old July 12th, 2016, 01:24 AM   #7313
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New York is the clear winner here, but I wish more North American skylines would develop like they are all over Asia!

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Old July 12th, 2016, 01:44 AM   #7314
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Where have you been? I've posted that pic, scroll up/down to post #7300

Asia has 4-5 billion people while NA has 400-500 million people.
I think Asian skylines will keep growing like crazy with recent industrialization and urbanization.
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Old July 12th, 2016, 08:18 AM   #7315
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That's what I was about to say. North America doesn't have the population to match Asia toe to toe. With the exception of Dubai and KL, those huge Asian skylines are almost all in mega cities. They have huge demand for residential, office, etc. In north America there are just 3 mega cities: New York, Mexico City, and Los Angeles.
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Old July 12th, 2016, 09:19 AM   #7316
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Boston from flickr
Great pic.

I used to live in one of high rise buildings shown at the other side of the river. In fact I can see my window. Best view I ever had.
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Old July 12th, 2016, 06:02 PM   #7317
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Old July 12th, 2016, 06:57 PM   #7318
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Los Angeles isn't even close to as large of a mega city as New York, New York City has a population of 8.45M within an area of 305 square miles. Los Angeles has a population of 3.45 M within an area of 503 square miles this makes La's density 7,500 people per square mile and New York Cities density 28,000 per square mile.
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Old July 12th, 2016, 08:46 PM   #7319
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Los Angeles isn't even close to as large of a mega city as New York, New York City has a population of 8.45M within an area of 305 square miles. Los Angeles has a population of 3.45 M within an area of 503 square miles this makes La's density 7,500 people per square mile and New York Cities density 28,000 per square mile.
It's best to use metro population as that's the actual population base that fuels demand for residential, office, etc. Cities are just political boundaries and often give one a distorted view of how many people actually live in a place. Before amalgamation the City of Toronto only had 650,000 people, for instance. The day after amalgamation, the City of Toronto had 2.7 million. The actual population in and around Toronto (Greater Toronto - Hamilton) is closer to 7.4 million.

A more accurate figure for New York is 22 million. For Los Angeles it's 18 million.
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Boston definitely looks its most impressive from above. Here's hoping the boom holds up for a few more years.

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