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Old November 4th, 2011, 08:10 PM   #1041
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That's almost identical to how I see it too. New York, Chicago, and Toronto are miles ahead of the rest. There isn't much separating the cities listed 4 through 15. I usually group Minneapolis, Montreal, Calgary, and Pittsburgh in amongst that 2nd tier in addition to the 8 you have there.

Having said that, I don't see any skyline in north America touching New York in the near future.

01. New York
02. Chicago
03. Toronto
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04. Seattle
05. Los Angeles
06. Houston
07. Panama City
08. San Francisco
09. Vancouver
10. Minneapolis
11. Philadelphia
12. Miami
13. Montreal
14. Calgary
15. Pittsburgh
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Old November 6th, 2011, 03:10 PM   #1042
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Having said that, I don't see any skyline in north America touching New York in the near future.
Me neither. Have you read the latest news on the Hudson Yards? Two supertalls are going up next year. NY is kind of going crazy right now, especially when considering it's already a highly developed city in the "western world".

Chances are good we'll watch up to 8 supertalls being U/C by 2012 :

- 1WTC
- 2WTC
- 3WTC
- One57
- Hudson Yards North Tower
- Hudson Yards South Tower
- Tower Verre
- 432 Park Avenue


And if everyhing goes by plan 15 Penn Plaza and One Manhattan West could join the club.

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10. Minneapolis
13. Montreal
14. Calgary
15. Pittsburgh
Those are some small, but very beautiful skylines. I have to check them out some time.
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Old November 6th, 2011, 03:31 PM   #1043
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Buildings under 300 m aren't really going to have much impact on a skyline as large as New York's, so 8 super talls will be a noticeable change. The others look great, but I'm most eager to see Tour Verre rise.
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Old November 6th, 2011, 10:10 PM   #1044
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True that.
And yes, Tower Verre is probably the most spectacular and beautiful skyscraper ever proposed in NY after the Chrysler Building. Shame it had a height reduction, now with 320m it won't be so dominating because only a small portion of the top will be visible.
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Old November 7th, 2011, 03:54 AM   #1045
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I'd gladly give up half of Toronto's U/C if we could get a replica of Tour Verre built here. I'm beyond jealous.
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Old November 8th, 2011, 06:14 AM   #1046
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Old November 14th, 2011, 06:41 AM   #1047
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For me, I'm giving Chicago (and Toronto) the edge over New York, since I love that linear wall of skyscrapers along the lake and the way the tall buildings cluster. New York is breathtaking, but it also has that solid effect from having so many buildings that unless a building is on the fringes or a supertall, you just are not going to see it.

1. Chicago
2. Toronto (practically tied with Chicago)
3. New York

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4. Minneapolis
5. San Francisco
6. Houston

Next tier (no real order): Calgary, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, Philadelphia, Seattle, Vancouver
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Old November 14th, 2011, 07:51 AM   #1048
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Old November 16th, 2011, 04:17 AM   #1049
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1. NYC
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Old November 20th, 2011, 05:18 PM   #1050
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A pretty old pic (from 2004, several big towers missing), but it shows the perfect mood when I think about New York...

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Old November 21st, 2011, 07:46 PM   #1051
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Hi all.

I'm from the UK, and with the excpetion of London, our biggest cities: Birmingham, Manchester etc, don't really have skylines.
London will soon have the Shard Tower (310m), but that's probably as tall as it's gonna get!
I love US skylines - always have done!

1. NYC
2. Seattle
3. Philadelphia
4. Chicago
5. San Francisco

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Chicago's massive skyline is similar to NY's, so I'm a little surprised that you put the much smaller skylines of Seattle and Philly ahead of the wind city.
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 12:08 AM   #1053
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Chicago's massive skyline is similar to NY's, so I'm a little surprised that you put the much smaller skylines of Seattle and Philly ahead of the wind city.
I love Chicago's skyline, but i do like the smaller city skylines such as Philadelphia and Seattle.

In Canada, i prefer Vancouver and Calgary over Toronto
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 02:17 AM   #1054
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Something that Seattle and Philly have over Chicago is their city planning. I love how their skylines have mountainous effect. Chicago and New york on the other hand are kind of jutting taller towers out of tall towers, pretty crazy but i like that too.
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Something that Seattle and Philly have over Chicago is their city planning. I love how their skylines have mountainous effect. Chicago and New york on the other hand are kind of jutting taller towers out of tall towers, pretty crazy but i like that too.
I say i much prefer Seattle, mainly because i like waterfront setting. Here in the UK, the only skyline that has any effect on a waterfront is Liverpool. London has some pretty cool skyscrapers, but they are not yet dense like US cities.
In England, for example, i live near a small town called Colchester - pop. 180,000 (not even a city in UK terms). It has a flat skyline with one 7-floor building and a clock tower and church spires.
I have to travel to London about 50 miles away to see skyscrapers!!!
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Something that Seattle and Philly have over Chicago is their city planning. I love how their skylines have mountainous effect. Chicago and New york on the other hand are kind of jutting taller towers out of tall towers, pretty crazy but i like that too.
Lower Manhattan will have that effect. If you take a look at the 1WTC thread, it actually already has: WFC - GS - WTC.
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Old November 23rd, 2011, 12:54 AM   #1057
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yea well most cities when you take out only one section can have a mountainous look :P
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Old November 23rd, 2011, 01:17 AM   #1058
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I think smaller provincial cities make for good skylines, especially as you expect the likes of NY, Chicago and the like to have big, dense skylines.
You don't often expect smaller cities to have decent skylines, i.e.

Jacksonville
Edmonton (Canada)
Regina (Canada)

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Old November 23rd, 2011, 01:03 PM   #1059
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yea well most cities when you take out only one section can have a mountainous look :P
I know what you mean, but I wouldn't call Lower Manhattan a "section" of the NY skyline. For me and probably most people here on SSC, LM is a skyline on its own. Believe it or not, but LM alone blows every skyline in the U.S. away, except for Chicago of course.
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Old November 23rd, 2011, 02:16 PM   #1060
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id still put it behind Seattle because of settles natural beauty but it is certainly better than just about all American skylines by just itself.

i would consider Lower Manhattan to be the mt Everest of the Himalayas.
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