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Old August 15th, 2016, 02:49 AM   #7481
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Making a top 10 for North America feels like a nearly pointless exercise because it's so subjective (even the top 3), but I'll make an attempt anyway.

1. NYC. Hometown bias here, admittedly. Messier than Chicago but we've got the scale and more architectural icons on our side.

2. Chicago. Clean, classic, tall.

3. Toronto. Already quite big and growing. All the new construction makes it feel relatively modern and exciting.

4. Philadelphia. Decent size, good mix of styles and eras, nice apex in the skyline's shape, and new construction on both sides of the river has raised its profile.

5. Mexico City. Probably the most eye-catching new high rise architecture in NA right now, so points for that.

6. Seattle. Good size, nice shape, photographs well. I love Columbia Tower and Smith Tower.

7. Calgary. High quality and futuristic look, though probably without The Bow it would be pretty forgettable.

8. Los Angeles. I like that it's both bland and iconic at the same time. Deceivingly large, too. Might deserve to be higher up.

9. Montreal. Old school in a good way, feels established.

10. Minneapolis/Miami/Boston/Vancouver/San Francisco/Cleveland/Pittsburgh/Houston, pick your poison. Honestly any of these could argued to be listed higher.
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Old August 15th, 2016, 03:05 AM   #7482
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Nice mix and interesting reasoning!
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Old August 15th, 2016, 03:24 AM   #7483
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Old August 15th, 2016, 08:24 AM   #7484
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Old August 15th, 2016, 10:40 AM   #7485
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Old August 15th, 2016, 04:24 PM   #7487
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Old August 15th, 2016, 04:31 PM   #7488
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Old August 15th, 2016, 04:32 PM   #7489
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Old August 16th, 2016, 03:37 AM   #7490
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Old August 17th, 2016, 12:01 AM   #7493
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Old August 17th, 2016, 04:17 AM   #7499
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Hong Kong is significantly denser than New York, for starters. Comparable cities in terms of density off the top of my head would be:
  • New York: Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Beijing, Bangkok
  • Chicago: Paris, Toronto, Melbourne, Singapore, San Francisco
Honestly, Chicago isn't that dense, but its skyline is highly centralised. Toronto's rate of growth in the core will result in it surpassing Chicago over the next decade at a conservative estimate.
The poster you quoted mentioned the city core, not the entire city. New York and Chicago possess the first and second largest central business districts in the world, respectively. Tokyo and Seoul are denser than New York when you compare the entire cities, but the central business district of New York, during the work week when millions of people are occupying the office buildings, is the most densely populated piece of land in the entire world. And in speaking of Chicago and Toronto, Chicago has a significantly larger and denser central business district than Toronto. And until Toronto builds tens of millions more square feet of office space, the Chicago Loop will continue to remain much larger than any business district in Toronto.
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