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Old August 11th, 2011, 09:25 AM   #1001
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I find Calgary's skyline more impressive than Vancouver's.
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Old August 11th, 2011, 09:36 AM   #1002
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It looks great except for that green twisted thing which looks so tacky and out of place it makes me want to cry.
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Old August 11th, 2011, 10:29 AM   #1003
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I find Calgary's skyline more impressive than Vancouver's.
Of course, there are far more taller and bigger buildings in Calgary than in Vancouver.
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Old August 11th, 2011, 11:38 AM   #1004
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I do think Calgary's skyline has caught up with Vancouver's, but I wouldn't count Vancouver out. I bet we'll see a few 250 m+ buildings in Vancouver in the next few years.
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Old August 11th, 2011, 01:49 PM   #1005
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You bet eh? How much are you betting?

I would bet you $200 that in the next 5 years there are no buildings 250m or higher under construction, or even site prep. There will likely be some more between 150m and 200m, but I would be fairly shocked if there are even any more above 200m.

That being said, a few more (attractive) buildings in the 150m-200m range is all it would really need to catch up.
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Old August 11th, 2011, 08:59 PM   #1006
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I've always said that without the mountains as its backdrop, vancouver skyline is rather flat and boring. Calgary and Vancouver have been going the opposite ways for years. While Calgary is like a young man with plenty of energy and ambition, Vancouver is like an old man who is just happy with what he already got and stop thinking "big".
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Old August 11th, 2011, 09:34 PM   #1007
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Vancouver isn't some small town any more, but sometimes behaves like they still are. Vancouver is as big as Brisbane and the reality is that it doesn't have land to sprawl out into. The city needs to accept that long term planning will require significantly taller buildings than have been built thus far. Planners are finally waking up to this reality.

The writing is on the wall: build much taller or start losing growth to other cities. I'd argue that Vancouver has already lost a ton of growth due to astronomical real estate prices. Taller residential is the only thing that will keep prices manageable. 20-30 storey condo towers are still being built in Vancouver's downtown? Are they nuts?

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I would bet you $200 that in the next 5 years there are no buildings 250m or higher under construction, or even site prep. There will likely be some more between 150m and 200m, but I would be fairly shocked if there are even any more above 200m.
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Old August 12th, 2011, 09:04 AM   #1008
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Don't bet on that cus you'll lose! Unless those dumb a** in the city hall reverse that most retarded so called "view cones zone" regulation, there won't be any 250m or taller skyscraper in vancouver in the next thousand years.
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Old August 12th, 2011, 12:19 PM   #1009
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Don't tell him that!!! I was really looking forward to getting that $200 in 5 years.
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Old August 13th, 2011, 09:59 AM   #1010
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I don't gamble, I work too hard for my money. Regarding those dumbass people down at City Hall. They're increasingly going to come under pressure to abandon those strict view cones regulations. Something's gotta give, and I bet it's those regulations rather than Vancouver's future.
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Old August 13th, 2011, 10:54 PM   #1011
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In general, vancouverites are too laid back and don't want the city to grow, they thought they could still be able to enjoy the same quality of living as people did 50 years ago. Vancouver is a "big??" city wants to remain as a small town while Calgary and even Edmonton are the "small" cities resemble the huge metroplis on the other hand. I can foresee that Vancouver will drop to become the fifth largest city in Canada after their Alberta counterparts in the 'not so far' future..
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Old August 16th, 2011, 12:11 PM   #1012
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I can foresee that Vancouver will drop to become the fifth largest city in Canada after their Alberta counterparts in the 'not so far' future..
Perhaps in 3-4 decades time? Other cities in BC might start taking up the slack; BC's still an extremely desirable place and Vancouver's not the only game in town. Perhaps by 2060, Kelowna, Victoria, and Vancouver will all be the close in size: 2-3 million? Let's remember that Calgary has grown 10 fold since 1950. Anything is possible.
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 12:40 PM   #1013
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Old September 3rd, 2011, 06:15 AM   #1014
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Great photos, punk!
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Old September 4th, 2011, 07:23 AM   #1015
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Old September 5th, 2011, 01:18 AM   #1016
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I love the CBD part of Vancouver most!
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Old September 8th, 2011, 04:03 AM   #1017
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My fav travel destination, been there 3 times and never get sick of it.
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Nice one, one of the best I've seen thus far of Vancouver!!
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