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Old December 17th, 2008, 03:35 AM   #1541
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Might I just say that Toronto's skyline is remarkable...

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Old December 17th, 2008, 11:53 AM   #1542
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Yes it is. It is dense and on the rise...
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Old December 19th, 2008, 01:24 AM   #1543
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Old December 19th, 2008, 02:33 AM   #1544
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far from being the world's best but is among the nicest skylines in Southeast Asia.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 02:32 PM   #1545
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Old December 20th, 2008, 01:22 AM   #1546
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New York City pre-2001

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Old December 20th, 2008, 04:34 AM   #1547
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So many L.A skylines here , add one more ...

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Old December 20th, 2008, 03:38 PM   #1548
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One of the coolest pictures of LA I've seen. Known of it for a few weeks now as you can see a much friendlier sized version of it in the LA forums. Thats the Moon, Jupiter, and Venus, from I think--Mt. Wilson. It looks amazing and the glow over the city at night is very cool. The pic should be knocked down a size or two...its too large to enjoy it.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 06:42 PM   #1549
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That is ******* awesome.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 02:26 AM   #1550
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It's always an endless discussion. NY for me, it doesn't mean other cities are inferior...

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Old December 21st, 2008, 05:03 AM   #1551
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What causes that golden glow by the way? Lights mixing with pollution? I've never seen it over Chicago for instance.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 10:10 AM   #1552
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I've wondered that as well. The only thing I've come up with is that LA sits in a basin surrounded by mountains, so smog does tend to get trapped. It's all speculation on my part, but perhaps it is pollution.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 03:36 AM   #1553
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marine layer I guess.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 04:01 AM   #1554
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i love that picture of LA.
also, Toronto looks damn good.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 06:04 PM   #1555
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 06:21 PM   #1556
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Old January 13th, 2009, 03:22 AM   #1557
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I personally think Toronto's skyline is very ugly, starting with the CN tower. The skyline doesn't use the lakefront at all, the buildings overall have a very brutalist-age tone and most of them appear to be made out of the same type of concrete. To make things even worse, the city is following it's sister Vancouver and now sprouting up cheap ticky-tacky condo towers all over the place. On the whole, IMHO, Toronto is just a pretty cold, sterile, and bland city. It's very cosmopolitan, sure, but it most definitely doesn't feel like it.

Without any bias, though, my vote goes:

1) Chicago
2) Hong Kong
3) NYC

Of course HK will have the most density, but that is because China (and Hong Kong) each have about a bazillion people. Look around HK and you'll see that much of its skyline actually resembles Sao Paolo's -- cheaply built, identical looking skyscrapers sprouting up from the ground all over the place like grass. Their modernize is nice and sci-fi feeling, but it doesn't carry that power the gracefully built, 100-year-old Chicago skyline does.

Unlike Hong Kong and most other cities in consideration, Chicago seems to give each and every building it builds special attention and personality. Holistically, Chicago just "works" better than any other skyline in the world. Everything plays off each other, and most of the buildings actually do add something; there is relatively little "filler." HK may be more impressive and way more dense, but its too unorganized and, most important, too "just a bunch of buildings."

Chicago is rare like that. It's not "just a bunch of buildings." It's skyline is a piece of art.
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Old January 13th, 2009, 03:00 PM   #1558
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I personally think Toronto's skyline is very ugly, starting with the CN tower. The skyline doesn't use the lakefront at all, the buildings overall have a very brutalist-age tone and most of them appear to be made out of the same type of concrete. To make things even worse, the city is following it's sister Vancouver and now sprouting up cheap ticky-tacky condo towers all over the place. On the whole, IMHO, Toronto is just a pretty cold, sterile, and bland city. It's very cosmopolitan, sure, but it most definitely doesn't feel like it.

Without any bias, though, my vote goes:

1) Chicago
2) Hong Kong
3) NYC

Of course HK will have the most density, but that is because China (and Hong Kong) each have about a bazillion people. Look around HK and you'll see that much of its skyline actually resembles Sao Paolo's -- cheaply built, identical looking skyscrapers sprouting up from the ground all over the place like grass. Their modernize is nice and sci-fi feeling, but it doesn't carry that power the gracefully built, 100-year-old Chicago skyline does.

Unlike Hong Kong and most other cities in consideration, Chicago seems to give each and every building it builds special attention and personality. Holistically, Chicago just "works" better than any other skyline in the world. Everything plays off each other, and most of the buildings actually do add something; there is relatively little "filler." HK may be more impressive and way more dense, but its too unorganized and, most important, too "just a bunch of buildings."

Chicago is rare like that. It's not "just a bunch of buildings." It's skyline is a piece of art.
that's the most unorganized skyline
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Old January 13th, 2009, 05:59 PM   #1559
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Old January 13th, 2009, 06:14 PM   #1560
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I personally think Toronto's skyline is very ugly, starting with the CN tower. The skyline doesn't use the lakefront at all, the buildings overall have a very brutalist-age tone and most of them appear to be made out of the same type of concrete. To make things even worse, the city is following it's sister Vancouver and now sprouting up cheap ticky-tacky condo towers all over the place. On the whole, IMHO, Toronto is just a pretty cold, sterile, and bland city. It's very cosmopolitan, sure, but it most definitely doesn't feel like it.

Without any bias, though, my vote goes:

1) Chicago
2) Hong Kong
3) NYC

Of course HK will have the most density, but that is because China (and Hong Kong) each have about a bazillion people. Look around HK and you'll see that much of its skyline actually resembles Sao Paolo's -- cheaply built, identical looking skyscrapers sprouting up from the ground all over the place like grass. Their modernize is nice and sci-fi feeling, but it doesn't carry that power the gracefully built, 100-year-old Chicago skyline does.

Unlike Hong Kong and most other cities in consideration, Chicago seems to give each and every building it builds special attention and personality. Holistically, Chicago just "works" better than any other skyline in the world. Everything plays off each other, and most of the buildings actually do add something; there is relatively little "filler." HK may be more impressive and way more dense, but its too unorganized and, most important, too "just a bunch of buildings."

Chicago is rare like that. It's not "just a bunch of buildings." It's skyline is a piece of art.
Surely there is 'art' in being borne out of need?
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