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Old June 13th, 2012, 03:18 PM   #1581
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In my opinion NY became boring. So my top-list is
1.Toronto
2.Chicago
3.NY
4.LA
5.Vancouver
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Old June 13th, 2012, 11:44 PM   #1582
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In my opinion NY became boring. So my top-list is
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3.NY
4.LA
5.Vancouver
Sure, NY is so boring. And all the new construction of supertalls... so boring.

At least you can talk and walk freely in NY, as as opposed to Moscow where you btw get jailed for looking different (all hail the Great Leader Putin!). I've seen you in other threads, go troll somewhere else.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 09:42 AM   #1583
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Old June 14th, 2012, 10:27 AM   #1584
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Sure, NY is so boring. And all the new construction of supertalls... so boring.

At least you can talk and walk freely in NY, as as opposed to Moscow where you btw get jailed for looking different (all hail the Great Leader Putin!). I've seen you in other threads, go troll somewhere else.
Sorry for offtopic but
It sunds as if you were in Moscow but I don't think so. Ha-ha so funny joke about Putin!!!! Yuo're great humorist! I'm not trolling, I'm expressing my own opinion and everyone must respect it!
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Old June 14th, 2012, 11:57 PM   #1585
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Of course you're entitled to your own opinion, I respectfully disagree, but what makes it boring to you? Just curious. Never heard anyone use 'boring' to describe NYs skyline.

I think when 1 WTC, 4 WTC, and One57 are done NY will pass Chicago in my book. Sorry these are so big...

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Old June 15th, 2012, 12:58 AM   #1586
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Of course you're entitled to your own opinion, I respectfully disagree, but what makes it boring to you? Just curious. Never heard anyone use 'boring' to describe NYs skyline.

I think when 1 WTC, 4 WTC, and One57 are done NY will pass Chicago in my book. Sorry these are so big...
It is probably best to ignore comments like the one Alex posted. NY does have its share of boring buildings, but with all of the gorgeous art deco gems, and modern additions going up it is anything but boring.
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Old June 15th, 2012, 01:00 AM   #1587
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Old June 15th, 2012, 06:53 AM   #1588
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Sure, NY is so boring. And all the new construction of supertalls... so boring.

At least you can talk and walk freely in NY, as as opposed to Moscow where you btw get jailed for looking different (all hail the Great Leader Putin!). I've seen you in other threads, go troll somewhere else.
Wow. It's pretty obvious that you're the troll. Seriously, if you can't respect other member's opinions, nobody will respect you. As for the Moscow comments; they are entirely untrue and extremely ignorant of you to say. That's the equivalent of calling Hong Kong a chicken coop! Moscow has the scale of LA and density that even surpasses NY. Even the skyline is developing rapidly.

How about you "go troll somewhere else?"
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Old June 15th, 2012, 03:31 PM   #1589
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Wow. It's pretty obvious that you're the troll. Seriously, if you can't respect other member's opinions, nobody will respect you. As for the Moscow comments; they are entirely untrue and extremely ignorant of you to say. That's the equivalent of calling Hong Kong a chicken coop! Moscow has the scale of LA and density that even surpasses NY. Even the skyline is developing rapidly.

How about you "go troll somewhere else?"
1. He said "NY is boring". Calling such a city boring is borderline.
2. Moscow's skyline is tiny compared to the BIG 5, there's no competition there.
3. I've been to Moscow a couple of times, attended the Lomonosov Moscow State University for a semester, I know exactly what's going on under the surface of that city. It's full of racism and prejudices. Don't even try to speak up, you may end up in jail pretty quickly. Hell, even in Beijing you are more free.
4. HK is a democratic paradise compared to Moscow. Also, we don't beat up gays (I'm not gay).
5. As this is OT, I'll stop here. Let's talk when you have visited Moccow.
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Old June 15th, 2012, 07:01 PM   #1590
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HK999, your posts are always worth reading, but there's little to be gained by laying into someone who made negative remarks about some place you like. If he finds it boring, he finds it boring. This is all subjective and based on opinion so it's best to respect people's diverse opinions on what they consider to be the 'best'.

Scale isn't a determining factor for some people. It is for you and I, but that doesn't make us right and them wrong. If this thread was called 'Biggest North American Skyline' it would be another matter completely.

People can pick Pittsburgh as best if they want. Opinions like that are of no lesser value than yours or mine.
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Old June 15th, 2012, 09:58 PM   #1591
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HK999, your posts are always worth reading, but there's little to be gained by laying into someone who made negative remarks about some place you like. If he finds it boring, he finds it boring. This is all subjective and based on opinion so it's best to respect people's diverse opinions on what they consider to be the 'best'.

Scale isn't a determining factor for some people. It is for you and I, but that doesn't make us right and them wrong. If this thread was called 'Biggest North American Skyline' it would be another matter completely.

People can pick Pittsburgh as best if they want. Opinions like that are of no lesser value than yours or mine.
Yes, you are right. I was in a bad mood so I was tempted to go through a needless dispute.
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It is probably best to ignore comments like the one Alex posted. NY does have its share of boring buildings, but with all of the gorgeous art deco gems, and modern additions going up it is anything but boring.
This isn't a dictatorship. Most of us rightfully disagree with his opinion that NY is boring, but he's still entitled to it nonetheless.

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1. He said "NY is boring". Calling such a city boring is borderline.
2. Moscow's skyline is tiny compared to the BIG 5, there's no competition there.
3. I've been to Moscow a couple of times, attended the Lomonosov Moscow State University for a semester, I know exactly what's going on under the surface of that city. It's full of racism and prejudices. Don't even try to speak up, you may end up in jail pretty quickly. Hell, even in Beijing you are more free.
4. HK is a democratic paradise compared to Moscow. Also, we don't beat up gays (I'm not gay).
5. As this is OT, I'll stop here. Let's talk when you have visited Moccow.
Please don't try to justify your ignorance. He never even mentioned Moscow. You saw that he happens to be from there and used it against him; that's pure prejudice. It's the equivalent of me judging your opinion based on my opinion of Hong Kong. WTF?

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Of course you're entitled to your own opinion, I respectfully disagree, but what makes it boring to you? Just curious. Never heard anyone use 'boring' to describe NYs skyline.

I think when 1 WTC, 4 WTC, and One57 are done NY will pass Chicago in my book. Sorry these are so big...
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Old June 16th, 2012, 01:59 AM   #1593
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Old June 16th, 2012, 04:04 AM   #1594
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Yes, you are right. I was in a bad mood so I was tempted to go through a needless dispute.
Let's get back to great skyline shots!
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I love the CN tower, but the height of it makes the rest of the skyline look so small. Even if Toronto ever gets a building in the 300m+ range, the CN tower sort of cancels it out.

For example, without the CN tower, a 400m building would top the skyline, and make it look incredible. But with the CN tower, a 400m building would just look like an nice addition.

It is kind of hard to explain what I am trying to say, but because of this I have a bit of a love hate relationship with the CN tower. Nevertheless, it still adds a lot to the skyline, and Toronto easily makes my top 10.
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I love these ones. Shots half way up a skyscraper give a wonderful sense of verticality while still relating well to the ground. They usually make the most impressive city shots as you get a sense of both the skyline and the street. What Manhattan does better than any other is give one the sense of the never ending city. The straightness of the streets, and the canyon effect that seems to end in a blur makes one feel like you're in a city that just goes on forever.

I think Yonge Street in Toronto looking south from Bloor might end up with that same effect once it builds out. Bay would do the same, but it jogs east at Queen. University Avenue is bookended at College. Jarvis? That one could, but is bookended at Bloor.
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