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Old September 17th, 2012, 11:11 PM   #1721
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not the best but its nice nonetheless.


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Old September 18th, 2012, 01:31 AM   #1722
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Toronto really looks like a mini NY on the last pic.
Toronto is certainly going vertical in a hurry. When/if the latest crop of proposals get built, things will start getting interesting. We might be looking at 18,000 people/sq km in the downtown core by 2016. That's not that far off from Manhattan's 27,152 people/sq km. The big difference is that the footprint of Manhattan is much larger than that of downtown Toronto: about 4 times the size*.

* Manhattan is 59 sq km; it just goes on and on and on.


2006 population for downtown Toronto
St. Jamestown (14,666 people on 0.23 sq km)
Bay Street Corridor (4,786 people on 0.11 sq km)
Church & Wellesley (13,397 people on 0.55 sq km)
Garden District (8,240 people on 0.52 sq km)
Alexandra Park (4,355 people on 0.32 sq km)
Yorkville (6.045 people on 0.56 sq km)
Grange Park (9,007 people on 0.84 sq km)
Kensington Market (3,740 people on 0.36 sq km)
Harbourfront/City Place (14,368 people on 1.87 sq km)
Discovery District (4,619 people on 0.66 sq km)
Fashion District (4,642 people on 0.98 sq km)
Financial District (548 people on 0.47 sq km)

The Annex (15,602 people on 1.47 sq km)
Cabbagetown (11,120 people on 1.4 sq km)
Corktown (4,484 people on 0.67 sq km)
Distillery District (4,619 people on 1.33 sq km)
Harbord Village (5,906 people on 0.64 sq km)
Regent Park (10,387 people on 0.64 sq km)

St. Lawrence (NO DATA)
Entertainment District (NO DATA)
East Bayfront (NO DATA)
Moss Park (NO DATA)

TOTAL: 139,983 people on 13.62 square km, or 10,278 people/sq km
The downtown population supposedly increased by about 32% between 2006 and 2011 which would suggest a population of about 184,778 or 13,567 people/sq km in 2011. A similar population jump is expected between 2011 and 2016.


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Old September 18th, 2012, 04:16 AM   #1723
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I've been in Boston a bit lately, here are some pics I made of the skyline and various buildings.

[IMG]http://i49.************/212fmgp.jpg[/IMG]

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[IMG]http://i47.************/xoinoy.jpg[/IMG]

Boston has a great skyline and has one of the best downtowns in the US but I am hesitant to put it in my top 10 skylines because its main skyline lacks a defining building. The John Hancock is a bit removed from the main cluster as it is over a mile away (and separated by the Common and Garden).
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Old September 18th, 2012, 07:40 AM   #1724
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Is that Boston Common?
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Old September 18th, 2012, 09:48 PM   #1725
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Is that Boston Common?
The first pic is from the public gardens, the second and 3rd pics are from the common. The 2 parks are literally right next to each other.

The JHT is actually closer than a mile to the near edge of the financial district skyline. To the 2 glass towers in the first pic above it's only about 3/4 of a mile.

Here are a couple more Boston from this summer





This next one has part of Cambridge in the foreground. Cambridge currently has a ton of construction in the 100'-260' range.









Lots of construction going on right now. 2 600 footers are poised to start within the next 6 months! I think our skyline will be getting a lot more looks once those are added!
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Old September 18th, 2012, 10:07 PM   #1726
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any rendering on those 2600 ft towers?
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Old September 18th, 2012, 10:24 PM   #1727
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^ The threads are here: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1520948 625' check post 12 for some links to detailed renders



and here: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=597798 should say 626'



Both towers have been approved, and are both expected to start construction within 6 months (1st one already has the hole dug too).
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Old September 18th, 2012, 10:34 PM   #1728
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Boston is very nice indeed. In my opinion, it's skyline is comparable but less impressive than that of Montreal but at street level, it fares much better. There is a sort of vibrancy and sense of hustle and bustle that I find is lacking on most Montreal streets.
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Old September 18th, 2012, 10:37 PM   #1729
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Boston is very nice indeed. In my opinion, it's skyline is comparable but less impressive than that of Montreal but at street level, it fares much better. There is a sort of vibrancy and sense of hustle and bustle that I find is lacking on most Montreal streets.
Quantitatively, Boston beats Montreal with 16 500'+ towers to 7 for Montreal, including Montreal's Olympic Tower (and 18 over 150 meters vs 8), topping at 790' and 750' (vs 673' for Montreal), and also having about 5 more towers over 400'. I think they are pretty similar from street level.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 08:16 AM   #1730
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Thanks for the run down. I'm honestly shocked. Boston's skyline always looks so puny to me, while Montreal's (while not massive) quite substantial. I would have bet money that Montreal had far larger buildings than Boston, but the opposite is true.

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Thanks for the run down. I'm honestly shocked. Boston's skyline always looks so puny to me, while Montreal's (while not massive) quite substantial. I would have bet money that Montreal had far larger buildings than Boston, but the opposite is true.


Boston looks far better in this pic than any I've seen before it.
Have you seen Boston in real life, or are you always just going off pictures?

Montreal's skyline is dominated by 5 buildings between 614'-673'. They stand out that much more since the rest of the skyline is mostly in the 400' range. Boston's financial district (the plateau) is dominated by 5 buildings between 590'-614', but also contains 13 500'+ overall in the cluster, so slightly shorter at the top and it's that much harder for these towers to stand out. (illustrated here)





However, Boston is essentially 2 skylines right next to each other, (that have been steadily growing toward each other) and has the 790' and 750' standing tall in the Back Bay. Unlike in pictures, when you are there in real life you can see how large it really is.



It probably looks better in that pic because of the render that doesn't exist yet. Here is that same view from April/May.



And now I really need to stop flooding this page with Boston and do some studying!
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Old September 19th, 2012, 06:05 PM   #1732
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Have you seen Boston in real life, or are you always just going off pictures?

Montreal's skyline is dominated by 5 buildings between 614'-673'. They stand out that much more since the rest of the skyline is mostly in the 400' range. Boston's financial district (the plateau) is dominated by 5 buildings between 590'-614', but also contains 13 500'+ overall in the cluster, so slightly shorter at the top and it's that much harder for these towers to stand out.
I passed through on a Greyhound route from Portland to New York 20 years ago, but that's the extent of my Boston experiences in person.

You nailed it by pointing out that Boston has a plateau skyline while Montreal has 5 dominant skyscrapers. Beyond those 5 buildings, Montreal has a plateau skyline as well but at a lower height than Boston's plateau. Montreal also benefits from a less scattered skyline. It's not 2 skylines that are slowly merging into 1.
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Lots of construction going on right now. 2 600 footers are poised to start within the next 6 months! I think our skyline will be getting a lot more looks once those are added!
sorry DZH22, I asked for the rendering because I misread it as 2,600 footers. Anyway, the future 600 ft tower looks good in the render.
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 04:12 PM   #1735
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Boston's skyline is nothing spectacular in terms of height, size and style, however, there are other cities in the states with skylines that are much more modest than Boston. You can get a nice view and appreciation for Boston's skyline from the Tobin bridge.
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But only very slightly off topic..

Since we already had a lot of Boston pics on the last page.. I absolutely love this one posted in another SSC section:

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^ That's a great shot! I'm almost positive it is from the Madonna Shrine in East Boston.

I recommend clicking into that picture and viewing the full size shot. It shows how big the Boston skyline really is.
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^ I can't wait until taller projects get started there


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