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Old October 29th, 2012, 09:04 AM   #1841
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Thanks for the pics! Obviously I wasn't quite in downtown Cancun as I claimed I was.

Btw, why did they keep banning you?
Yes, I am from Guadalajara and I really like Cancun, on vacation I will visit this beautiful place in the Caribbean, I imagine you're from Canada, I love Canada, has many beautiful cities: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Quebec and Calgary, congratulations! USA too... I think by talking politics
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Old October 29th, 2012, 09:28 AM   #1842
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you didn't answer my question, why did they keep banning you?


yes, I'm Canadian and living in Vancouver.

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Old October 29th, 2012, 12:30 PM   #1843
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you didn't answer my question, why did they keep banning you?


yes, I'm Canadian and living in Vancouver.
Sorry, I do not speak good english, I'm banned of Skyscrapercity in my previous account by talk about politics.
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Old October 29th, 2012, 12:43 PM   #1844
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Mexico city, and probably the majority of large Mexican cities have great density, but even Mexico city's skyline is hardly top 10 worthy in North America.

I wonder if it's a cultural thing? The cities with a large Mexican influence in the Southern US all seem to be predominantly low rise.

I hope this doesn't offend anyone. I'm genuinely curious.
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Old October 29th, 2012, 12:56 PM   #1845
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I'd argue it has more to do with city planning in northern cities vs the sunbelt and Mexico. Cities in the south all tend to have lax zoning regulations. It fosters sprawl and the resulting low land values. If I looked at the skyline of Phoenix (and didn't know any better), I'd estimate the metropolitan population at about 400,000. Skyscraper construction is a relatively new phenomenon in Mexico, so that adds to the low rise feel of their cities.
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Old October 29th, 2012, 03:38 PM   #1846
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Old October 30th, 2012, 12:00 PM   #1847
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Eduardo, I love SF, but it's not up there...
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Old October 30th, 2012, 09:42 PM   #1848
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^ Do you think that only pics of New York (and maybe Chicago) should be posted here?
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Old October 31st, 2012, 09:53 AM   #1849
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^ Do you think that only pics of New York (and maybe Chicago) should be posted here?
+1...everyone likes variety. NYC was getting way too many posts previously, but thankfully that has been corrected. i think we've struck a really good balance thanks to the members that continuously post photos here.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 10:10 AM   #1850
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San Francisco is definitely up there. After New York and Chicago, it's one of the most aesthetic skylines on the continent.

1. New York
2. Chicago
3. San Francisco
4. Philadelphia
5. Toronto
(> Seattle, LA, Houston, Montreal, Vancouver)
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Old October 31st, 2012, 06:16 PM   #1851
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Old November 1st, 2012, 08:26 AM   #1852
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San Francisco is definitely up there. After New York and Chicago, it's one of the most aesthetic skylines on the continent.

1. New York
2. Chicago
3. San Francisco
4. Philadelphia
5. Toronto
(> Seattle, LA, Houston, Montreal, Vancouver)
Here we go again I think you should put Sydney up there somewhere

San Fran and Philly are better than Toronto, LA, Seattle, Houston, Calgary, etc., etc.? I really don't understand the hatred Aussies have against Canadians on these forums. What's up with that?
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Old November 1st, 2012, 01:43 PM   #1853
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It isn't a case of hating Canadians... I've been to New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Toronto, Los Angeles, and others and from an architectural and aesthetic standpoint I believe San Francisco and Philadelphia to have a better skyline than Toronto, Calgary, LA, Seattle, and Houston... Just because you believe Toronto should be #3 (as stated on the previous page) and I fail to conform to your ideology, doesn't mean I am bias or have anything against Canadians. Do I agree with every list a Canadian posts... not necessarily, but I respect their opinion, and expect the same of mine (which they do).
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Old November 1st, 2012, 03:11 PM   #1854
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San Fran and Philly are better than Toronto, LA, Seattle, Houston, Calgary, etc., etc.? I really don't understand the hatred Aussies have against Canadians on these forums. What's up with that?
Despite being on opposite sides of the planet, there is a degree of sibling rivalry between Australia and Canada. That said, Dime usually has positive things to say about Canada. When he doesn't, I don't take it personally. Ok, I cry a little bit.

Toronto is certainly 3rd largest skyline, but I understand its not going to be everyone's cup of tea. Some aspects of Toronto are dreary, while others spectacular. Thankfully, the latter is replacing the former at a fast clip. Toronto is a work in progress still.

Dime's never taken a liking to Toronto, but I wouldn't call him anti-Canuck. I'm still hopeful he'll eventually come around regarding Toronto. I'm thinking around 2018-2020 after the current crop of proposals get built.
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Old November 1st, 2012, 03:59 PM   #1855
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Despite being on opposite sides of the planet, there is a degree of sibling rivalry between Australia and Canada. That said, Dime usually has positive things to say about Canada. When he doesn't, I don't take it personally. Ok, I cry a little bit.

Toronto is certainly 3rd largest skyline, but I understand its not going to be everyone's cup of tea. Some aspects of Toronto are dreary, while others spectacular. Thankfully, the latter is replacing the former at a fast clip. Toronto is a work in progress still.

Dime's never taken a liking to Toronto, but I wouldn't call him anti-Canuck. I'm still hopeful he'll eventually come around regarding Toronto. I'm thinking around 2018-2020 after the current crop of proposals get built.
Yep, there's definitely somewhat of a rivalry between the two (which I wasn't a part of the forum during the height of) but I do try to steer clear of that - despite being fairly critical.

In terms of size, Toronto is without doubt the 3rd largest skyline in the continent, and growing at a rapid pace. The architecture too has come leaps and bounds since I visited in 2008. Most notably, the Oxford Casino project recently announced. I believe that it alone could take Toronto from #5 to #3. It is a symbol of a changing and confident Toronto, whereas I believe the Toronto of yesteryear suffered from stage fright and was happy to dwell in mediocrity.

And yes, I am critical, but not only of Toronto but of my own city, and every other city in Australia and many around the world. The only exception to this is New York City, and that is because that place has cast some sort of spell on me (unless the f&#k up Hudson Yards!!). Compared to how I felt about Toronto in 2008, it certainly has a soft spot in my heart and I will be visiting it when I next get to North America.

Definitely not anti-Canuck! How can you not love Canadians!
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I didn't partake in those Australia - Canada battles, but I heard all about them.

You echo my thoughts about Toronto quite closely. Many people forget how recent and rapid Toronto's rise has been. Toronto is staid blue collar morphing into cosmopolitan white collar. For most of Canada's history, Montreal was our alpha city with all the trappings that go along with that. Toronto over took Montreal around 1979, but it takes a generation or two to change a culture.

I agree that Toronto is getting much better each passing year, but the boom will need to continue through to 2020 for the city to truly get to where it needs to be. It would be beyond frustrating if the transformation stops abruptly when we're only half way there.

I also agree about the Oxford casino project.
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 12:49 AM   #1857
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Where can someone view these Canadian - Australian battles? im curious
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 01:50 AM   #1858
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I imagine the mods wiped them off the face of the earth or archived them. Apparently they were down right vicious. Canada is a block of ice type comments vs. the Sydney Tower is a giant KFC bucket. You get the idea.
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Denver is beautiful. Thanks for that photo, MDguy

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