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Old January 22nd, 2010, 01:30 AM   #741
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My personal list for best North American skylines:

1. San Francisco. It has a great collection of skyscrapers, and it's tallest is a standout. It can also boast something very few, if any, cities can say, and that is it has bridges adding to the skyline. It also has the hills adding that natural addition to the skyline.

2. Chicago. It's just sheer volume and height, that city. It also has quite the waterfront. Plus, who can argue that it's only right the birthplace of the skyscraper have one of the best skylines?

3. Los Angeles. Sure, for a city it's size, the skyline is relatively small. However, what it lacks in quantity is definitely made up for in quality, with Downtown Los Angeles having such gems as Library Tower, Figueroa at Wilshire, and One and Two California Plazas.

4. Vancouver. It may not be the tallest, but it's clean, glassy (literally) skyline is beautiful with nature as its background.

5. Seattle. Very much for the same reasons as Vancouver, with the exception of the height. When seen from Elliot Bay, it has amazing balance: the Space Needle balances out Columbia Center and Smith Tower.

6. Calgary. It's just so jam-packed, it has a great feeling of density. It's also very modern, giving it a clean vibe.

7. Minneapolis. Quite an impressive skyline for a city of that size. A city teeming with PoMo greats, it's especially beautiful at night.

Now, I have a feeling I'm gonna get some crap for not listing New York. Here's the way I've always seen New York: it's not one skyline. It's numerous skylines. You have Lower Manhattan Queens, Midtown, Jersey City, and some others I must be forgetting. It's too massive to be listed as one skyline for me. There's my two cents.
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 02:06 PM   #742
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New York is #1.

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Old January 22nd, 2010, 10:03 PM   #743
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NY, Chicago and Toronto.


Panama City, Panama.

2007


2008


2009


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Old January 30th, 2010, 03:28 PM   #744
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my personal top 5:

#1 NYC: has actually 4 skylines: midtown, lower manhattan, brookyln downtown and jersey city - just MASSIVE. therefore i call it a skymass.

#2 chicago: world class and well balanced skyline, impressive height. very modern and unique towers.

#3 toronto: i like the main cluster and the mini skylines which are spread out through the greater toronto area.

#4 los angeles: needs more highrises in downtown, but is still one of my favourites. as for NYC LA has numerous skylines.

#5 vancouver: amazing backdrop. lacks in height but it's very beautiful.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 01:22 PM   #745
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Nice summary. I agree with all of that.
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Old February 21st, 2010, 12:27 AM   #746
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I have to go with Toronto (one of my favourite vacation spots) because it has the second-most under construction towers in the world (behind Dubai) and because it has at least five other skylines throughout the suburbs which could rival most other North American cities' main skylines.
Pictures of some suburban skylines:

Mississauga:image hosted on flickr


North York:

And some of that Dubai-esque construction (suburban skylines being built):

Richmond Hill:

Hamilton:


Sorry, if I am gushing about toronto too much, I just love going there. Feel free to post your own pictures!

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Old February 21st, 2010, 02:45 AM   #747
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New York City by a long quite a margin.
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Old February 21st, 2010, 07:47 AM   #748
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Calgary <3

It's my top place to visit.
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Old February 27th, 2010, 10:08 PM   #749
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Toronto has so many different skylines. Here is one cool shot of North York, a suburb of Toronto:
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Old March 11th, 2010, 04:30 AM   #750
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1. New York
2. Chicago
3. Panama City
4. Toronto
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Old March 11th, 2010, 06:04 AM   #751
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I would not put Panama City in the top 10.

I think New York takes it
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Old March 11th, 2010, 06:22 AM   #752
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I would not put Panama City in the top 10.
Dont worry you are mexican, nobody gets surprise.
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Old March 29th, 2010, 12:13 PM   #753
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I would put Panama IF only IT WAS IN NORTH AMERICA.
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Old March 29th, 2010, 06:14 PM   #754
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IMO...NY, Chicago and Toronto
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Old March 29th, 2010, 11:51 PM   #755
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Dont worry you are mexican, nobody gets surprise.
you are right Mexicans hate Panama City
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Old March 30th, 2010, 02:48 AM   #756
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Here are my top 5:

New York City:


Chicago:


Toronto:


Miami:
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Panama City:
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Old March 30th, 2010, 03:12 AM   #757
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I would put Panama IF only IT WAS IN NORTH AMERICA.
Then put it up


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Old April 5th, 2010, 08:44 PM   #758
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Good to know we can all take turns indicating what north America looks like. It would be way too much for just one of us.
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Old April 5th, 2010, 09:02 PM   #759
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Ok, take a deep breath and calm down
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Old April 6th, 2010, 03:13 AM   #760
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I like new york, chicago and toronto, I don't like miami and panama city.
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