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Old November 2nd, 2012, 12:58 PM   #1861
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its highly underrated if you ask me.
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 01:02 PM   #1862
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It's a good looking skyline, but the US has so many good skylines. Denver's gets lost in the crowd.
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 05:34 PM   #1863
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Pictures which will be historic photos some day (© uaarkson)...

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Old November 2nd, 2012, 05:42 PM   #1864
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 03:02 AM   #1865
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1. Chicago- How height and modernism.
2. New York- For size and density.
3. Toronto- Modern, recognizable, and long.
4. Vancouver- For density, mountain backdrop. Kinda looks like a cleaner and smaller Sao Paulo
5. Seattle- Just overall nice, Mountain backdrop.

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Toronto
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Montreal
Etobicoke (google it)
Calgary

The photo's on this page show Toronto's larger size, rarely ever seen:

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Old November 3rd, 2012, 10:15 AM   #1866
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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.
They all got a bit heated, with the frequent themes being that the Aus side claimed that Sydney had more overall height due to having more 500ft + buildings, with Toronto countering that it had more height due to not having "cheater spires" and taller tallest buildings.

But the one that was the most memorable for me was the great "CBD size" battle. Someone from Sydney started a thread where he posted an aerial picture of downtown Toronto saying how he had always heard Canadian bragging about Toronto having a larger CBD, but that he discovered a picture that proves it is actually smaller than Sydney's since the tallest buildings were restricted to the financial district, which he considered to be the true extent of Toronto's CBD. People from Toronto insisted Toronto's CBD was much larger than Sydney's (one claiming it was at least twice as large) and posted pictures of Toronto skyline from off in the east and west showing the skyline extending from the lake to north of Bloor.

At one point people from Sydney actually edited one of the aforementioned photos and drew big Xs through everything but the financial district saying these were just "highrise districts" and not part of the CBD. The thread was very cleverly posted in the Cityscapes and Skylines section rather than the City vs City subforum, so it was open for about 2 days and 27 pages of the wildest, craziest, all-out flaming you can imagine before a mod stumbled upon it and closed it.

I believe this is actually one of the incidents that led to CvsC being banned on the site. Fun times!
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 01:37 PM   #1867
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This vantage point always gets me. It kind of just looks like a zoomed out version of the same view you would get looking North from Columbus/E Monroe/Millenium Park/Lake Shore area (obviously with a slight Eastward twist).

Have you ever been to Harold Washington Park near Indian village? It has an even better view due to the bend in the coastline

Edit: Sorry, I just realized that those aren't your pics!

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The photo's on this page show Toronto's larger size, rarely ever seen:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...1290623&page=2
Those photos are incredible. It's no wonder that Toronto is so underrated. If you look at the typical shots of Toronto's skyline and compare them to those, I doubt that even 25% of the buildings are seen
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 06:13 PM   #1868
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I believe this is actually one of the incidents that led to CvsC being banned on the site.
I'm glad I missed it. Sounds asinine.
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 07:36 PM   #1869
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I'm glad I missed it. Sounds asinine.
Yep, it was pretty bad. The thing I'll really never understand though is Australians claiming that Sydney and Melbourne have better public transportation than Toronto and Montreal. I really don't understand that one at all, considering Sydney is just about to decommission its Monorail, and its light rail service has all of about 9 stations? Toronto and Montreal both have higher metro ridership than even Chicago. Toronto and Montreal are currently duking it out for 3rd place behind NYC, Mexico. Not sure which is ahead as it depends on which figures you use...and this doesn't even include Toronto's streetcars.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_s...assenger_rides
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 09:10 PM   #1870
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Old November 4th, 2012, 01:57 AM   #1871
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Yep, it was pretty bad. The thing I'll really never understand though is Australians claiming that Sydney and Melbourne have better public transportation than Toronto and Montreal. I really don't understand that one at all, considering Sydney is just about to decommission its Monorail, and its light rail service has all of about 9 stations? Toronto and Montreal both have higher metro ridership than even Chicago. Toronto and Montreal are currently duking it out for 3rd place behind NYC, Mexico. Not sure which is ahead as it depends on which figures you use...and this doesn't even include Toronto's streetcars.
Melbourne and Sydney are wonderful cities, but there are as many people in the Greater Golden Horseshoe than Melbourne and Sydney put together. Comparisons are becoming increasingly pointless. I'll just leave it at that.
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This vantage point always gets me. It kind of just looks like a zoomed out version of the same view you would get looking North from Columbus/E Monroe/Millenium Park/Lake Shore area (obviously with a slight Eastward twist).

Have you ever been to Harold Washington Park near Indian village? It has an even better view due to the bend in the coastline
I've been to Chitown a couple of times, visiting a friend. Although NY is #1 on my list I have to admit that Chicago has the most elegant, balanced and aesthetically pleasing skyline not just in North America, but in the world.

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Old November 4th, 2012, 10:58 PM   #1873
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It's a good looking skyline, but the US has so many good skylines. Denver's gets lost in the crowd.
Denver's in transition from ugly '80s office blocks to much more residential. So far that's meant low and mid-rise apartments but with the housing market coming back, high-rise condos could be in the making. The price of gas just can't support more of the same the sprawl Metro Denver experienced over the last 30 years.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 01:32 AM   #1874
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Denver skyline isn't bad at all, it looks a little bit like Calgary. Is there any height restriction in Denver? Cuz the three tallest towers seem to be the same height.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 05:31 AM   #1875
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Old November 5th, 2012, 06:22 AM   #1876
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Denver skyline isn't bad at all, it looks a little bit like Calgary. Is there any height restriction in Denver? Cuz the three tallest towers seem to be the same height.
Yeah, there are an insane number of height restrictions, mostly over view corridors. There's also a shadow restriction in the heart of downtown. The good news is that a fair number of blocks in the CBD have no height restriction. The problem is so much office space was built in the 1980s that vacancy rates will take forever to come down. Smaller single-tennant new builds are all Denver has seen in the last 25 years, along with hotels and other residential.
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Old November 7th, 2012, 08:10 PM   #1877
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Old November 8th, 2012, 01:29 AM   #1878
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That exact pic of San Francisco was posted on the previous page
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Old November 8th, 2012, 03:16 AM   #1879
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Old November 8th, 2012, 03:18 AM   #1880
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Yeesh, sorry I reposted!
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