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Old June 18th, 2012, 11:30 PM   #1601
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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.
Looks like you beat me to it. I was going to mention how great these two photos were too.
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Old June 19th, 2012, 01:21 AM   #1602
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Manhattan's grid pattern gives it its canyon-appearance. One advantage Manhattan has is that these canyons can be viewed almost at any direction.

No doubt Toronto will have the same canyons when all those u/c buildings get done. Toronto's grid pattern is similar to New York that's why it's usually a stand in for NYC in movies.
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Old June 19th, 2012, 06:52 AM   #1603
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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.
I couldn't have said it better myself. Though, to be fair, a 400m building would actually be slightly higher than the big pod of the CN tower. The problem is that such a building would probably be built further back where the main cluster is with that bigger white building. This gives the illusion that the CN tower is even taller than it really is.
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Old June 19th, 2012, 10:23 AM   #1604
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Old June 19th, 2012, 08:11 PM   #1605
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Old June 19th, 2012, 08:14 PM   #1606
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I couldn't have said it better myself. Though, to be fair, a 400m building would actually be slightly higher than the big pod of the CN tower. The problem is that such a building would probably be built further back where the main cluster is with that bigger white building. This gives the illusion that the CN tower is even taller than it really is.
That is true, but the rest of the tower is so wide that it adds visual height just about all the way up, and the final pod and highest floor on the CN tower is also at 447 meters. They really need a building to break that barrier, but I don't really see a 600m building being built in Toronto within the next 50 years, especially since they don't have 300m building yet.


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Old June 20th, 2012, 04:17 AM   #1607
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Manhattan's grid pattern gives it its canyon-appearance. One advantage Manhattan has is that these canyons can be viewed almost at any direction.

No doubt Toronto will have the same canyons when all those u/c buildings get done. Toronto's grid pattern is similar to New York that's why it's usually a stand in for NYC in movies.
Toronto does have a typical north American grid, but many of the streets veer off after 10-15 blocks then go straight again. Others terminate after 10-15 blocks. The only downtown street that stays straight for 30+ blocks and doesn't terminate is Yonge.

Some of the east-west streets are straight for a long time, but our skyline is north-south so those endless city vistas aren't realized due to these streets being mostly low rise.
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Old June 20th, 2012, 01:29 PM   #1608
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Old June 21st, 2012, 02:12 AM   #1609
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One of my favorite cities, and skylines in NA.


http://iflyattas.com/wphome/?page_id=220

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But few cities can compete with this...


http://timsklyarov.com/new-york-city-aerial/#more-1351


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Old June 21st, 2012, 07:00 AM   #1610
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But few cities can compete with this...
I don't think any can. It's #1.
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Old June 21st, 2012, 07:21 AM   #1611
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I don't think any can. It's #1.
It is #1 or #2 in my book. Before 1 wtc it only had 1 true 300m+ building, but after this building boom it will have tons of 300m buildings.
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Old June 21st, 2012, 04:46 PM   #1612
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By the end of the summer it'll probably be #1. 1, 4 WTC, and One57 topping out. Then we'll get to watch Hudson Yards South start in October, and 105 57th, among others hopefully, and certainly others I'm forgetting.

ilovecr7, I know you prefer Chicago, which is perfectly fine, you see yourself putting NY as #1 anytime soon? Just curious.
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Old June 21st, 2012, 06:29 PM   #1613
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One of my favorite cities, and skylines in NA.

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Great pic, Philly looks almost like NYC
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 03:16 PM   #1614
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NYC - in a league of its own followed by Chicago & Toronto (both amazing).
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 11:54 PM   #1615
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Philly's skyline, while one of my favorites, is pretty small for its size.

I didn't realize how built up New York is. It would be crazy if Manhattans skyline was contiguous from Midtown to Downtown
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That's spot on how I see it as well.
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 09:43 AM   #1618
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By the end of the summer it'll probably be #1. 1, 4 WTC, and One57 topping out. Then we'll get to watch Hudson Yards South start in October, and 105 57th, among others hopefully, and certainly others I'm forgetting.

ilovecr7, I know you prefer Chicago, which is perfectly fine, you see yourself putting NY as #1 anytime soon? Just curious.
I actually go back and forth between having NY or CHI as 1. Chicago has an extremely long skyline, but needs more density and width, but I absolutely love Chicago's architecture, it has so much style to it. NYC doesn't have as long of a skyline as Chicago, but it easily makes up for it with the insane density and overall massiveness, and dominates in size in every other area. I love NYC's art deco buildings, but I prefer Chicago's architecture, and overall variation and mix of buildings. With that said, I go back and forth all the time. I am going to wait and see what 1 WTC looks like finished.
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