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Old November 30th, 2005, 01:14 AM   #101
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Toronto really does have a nice skyline.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 07:23 AM   #102
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Toronto does have a nice skyline but I find Chicago's more impressive. Also, Toronto doesn't have much skyscrapers compared to Chicago. Yes there is a CN tower but it's a freestanding structure.

Toronto can be no.3
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Old November 30th, 2005, 11:04 AM   #103
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Acctualy Toronto has 1,634 skyscrapers and Chicago only has 1,048. That means Toronto has 586 more skyscrapers.

Also Toronto skyscraper development is much more active then. Chicago has 81 proposed, 41 approved and 32 under construction; while Toronto has 206 proposed,88 approved and 59 under construction.

Also Toronto has the tallest building in the world, the CN Tower. It may not be a skyscraper but its still a marvel of engineering.

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You see how its really no.2. NYC is the clear winner with 5,474 skyscrapers and then its Toronto with 1,634. IMO Toronto's skyline is more impressive than Chicago.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 08:42 PM   #104
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It's not about quantity, it's about quality.

Don't let your Canadian bias shine through.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 11:01 PM   #105
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^ Im not bias. I don't even like Toronto as a city, I think its a cold, dirty and polluted place. But it has a better skyline then Chicago.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 11:30 PM   #106
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Come on now. I agree that TO has more "skyscrapers" than Chicago, but those are mainly on a smaller scale which doesn't make for as impressive of a skyline.





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Old December 1st, 2005, 01:42 AM   #107
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Having more highrises than Chicago doesn't make Toronto's skyline any better. That count includes suburban stuff like this that was annexed in the mid '90s:

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Old December 1st, 2005, 07:47 AM   #108
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^ Im not bias. I don't even like Toronto as a city, I think its a cold, dirty and polluted place. But it has a better skyline then Chicago.
?? Whaaa?? Oh, I see. You are from Vancouver.
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Old December 1st, 2005, 07:48 AM   #109
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As much as I love TO's skyline, Chicago's is still better!
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Old December 1st, 2005, 08:59 AM   #110
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I think Toronto's skyline is great, but Chicago is better. Although it doesn't have as many buildings, it's higher, as dense if not denser, and more architecturally distinguished.

Follow...The first part:


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Old December 1st, 2005, 09:04 AM   #111
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This:



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Old December 1st, 2005, 09:56 AM   #112
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I don't know why everyone likes Toronto's skyline so much, its just Boring boxes, actual Rectangular Prisms... Its nice, but its not unique. The only thing that seperates it from every other player in the game is the CN Tower.
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Chicago's skyline also has more character than Toronto with it's variety of skyscrapers from every period! This is the birthplace of the skyscraper you're talking about!

I'll still go with Chicago as no.2 for best North American skyline! New York deserves the title!
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Old December 2nd, 2005, 07:22 AM   #114
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"its just Boring boxes, actual Rectangular Prisms" I don't see a whole lot of cylindrical prism type skyscrapers in the other cities. One of the few things 'crazyjoeda' and I will ever agree on though, is New York takes the cake, in my opinion.
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Old December 2nd, 2005, 08:16 AM   #115
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"its just Boring boxes, actual Rectangular Prisms" I don't see a whole lot of cylindrical prism type skyscrapers in the other cities. One of the few things 'crazyjoeda' and I will ever agree on though, is New York takes the cake, in my opinion.
I know very few buildings are like that, and Its not like I hate Toronto, its just only 2 Buildings that are not boxes, and the architecture isn't too different from the generic brand every city shares.
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Old December 2nd, 2005, 08:25 AM   #116
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If Toronto had no CN tower it would be an overlooked city.

New York/Chicago definately the best in North America hands down.
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Toronto's skyline is ok But it's certainly not the best or even 2nd best for North America!
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Old December 2nd, 2005, 08:44 AM   #118
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i agree that chicago has the number 2 skyline in NA. but one thing to like for toronto is how far out the skyline goes. most places in the city have clusters of towers.

here is the not often seen midtown toronto


and dense at the core


some hinden views

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That looks pretty impressive man Actually some of those images remind me of either LA in the Westwood area and those high-rise developments in Shanghai
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Old December 4th, 2005, 10:16 PM   #120
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If Toronto had no CN tower it would be an overlooked city.

New York/Chicago definately the best in North America hands down.
**sigh**
Yes, NYC and Chicago are the best. Hands down. But it is after one and
two that we are haggling about.
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