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Old March 21st, 2014, 10:32 AM   #1
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Discuss: Best Suburban Skyline

Some big cities are starting to develop large clusters or nodes in their suburbs. This thread is devoted to photos of great suburban skylines around the world. Post photos of suburban skylines you believe to be the best and describe why.

Just remember, 'best' is a personal choice and there is no right or wrong answer. I'll start things off with a great photo of Sunny Isles. It's a suburb of Miami and is courtesy of one of our mods, QuantumX.

Sunny Isles (Miami)

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Sunny Isles Beach in relation to downtown Miami!

It is on the Atlantic Ocean northeast of downtown Miami and north of Miami Beach. All of the taller buildings are over 152m with three more under construction currently.

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Old March 21st, 2014, 05:37 PM   #3
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Bosques-Interlomas (MEXICO CITY)

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Old March 21st, 2014, 05:41 PM   #4
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Sante Fe (MEXICO CITY)

Tallest Building: Torre Peninsula 180m
Under Construction: Peninsula Four Seasons 210m


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Buckhead is where it's at for Southern suburban skylines


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Thanks isaidso for openning this thread and great photos guys!
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 06:34 AM   #8
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Sunny Isles Beach with the Miami skyline beyond!

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Old March 22nd, 2014, 07:32 AM   #9
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What's that main road called?

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Thanks isaidso for openning this thread and great photos guys!
No problem.

Brickellresidence: thanks for the photos of those Mexico City suburbs. I suspect it's a city that most on here aren't that familiar with. Do you have a map showing where these suburbs are in relation to say Zocolo Square?
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What's that main road called?
That's Collins Avenue or State Road AIA, which runs from Miami Beach up the east coast of Florida.

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Sunny Isles Beach

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Well, since nobody else bothered to do it, I did. Here's:

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

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I knew Mississauga was located against Toronto, but I thought it was a city on its own, not a suburb. I wonder, can you say San Francisco is a suburb of San Jose? Or Jersey City a suburb of NYC? Or Yokohama a suburb of Tokyo?
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Mississauga owes its existence almost entirely to its location next to Toronto. It was the only borough that chose to remain independent when the various regions of Toronto amalgamated. It's why Mississauga still has its own city hall, mayor, police department, transit system, etc. while North York, Etobicoke, and Scarborough do not. These 3 used to have all of those things that Mississauga still has, but gave them up to become part of an expanded Toronto.

40 years ago Missisauga was basically all farm land, but is now attempting to morph from a suburb into a real city by building a proper downtown, transit, and I suppose eventually its own sports teams. Mississauga would be comparable to say Staten Island (NY) or Long Beach (LA). Canadians rightfully view it as just an overblown suburb of Toronto... because that's what it is. Interesting tidbit: Toronto's Pearson airport is actually in Mississauga.

Hamilton, by comparison, is an independent city in every respect. It grew in parallel with Toronto; it was never a bedroom community of Toronto or offshoot of it.

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Sunny Isles Beach is its own independent city though. I wish it could be counted as part of Miami's tally like Mississauga and Burnaby are count as part of Toronto and Vancouver respectively, but we can't claim it.

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Mississauga owes its existence almost entirely to its location next to Toronto. It was the only borough that chose to remain independent when the various regions of Toronto amalgamated. It's why Mississauga still has its own city hall, mayor, police department, transit system, etc. while North York, Etobicoke, and Scarborough do not. These 3 used to have all of those things that Mississauga still has, but gave them up to become part of an expanded Toronto.
Mississauga was never a borough and was always outside the boundaries of the former municipality of Metropolitan Toronto which consisted of the old city of Toronto and the boroughs of York, East York, North York. Etobicoke and Scarborough. Metropolitan Toronto was a two tiered municipality created in 1954 which was consolidated into a single tier city in 1998. All of the boroughs within metro shared transit, police, public housing and many other urban services.

All of the surrounding towns and cities such as Mississauga, Brampton, Vaughan, Markham etc, have their own mayors and councils and are also within the boundaries of the suburban regional municipalities such as Peel, York, Durham and Halton (the outer GTA) that surround the city proper.

Basically, Mississauga was never in contention to become part of the city of Toronto.
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Chatswood, NSW from St Leonards. Pic courtesy of a real estate listing.




Chatswood in Sydney's north would have to be the epitome of Australian suburban skylines.
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This one is arguable but I really think Oakland is a large suburb of SF cause lots of people live there and commute to SF to work.


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I knew Mississauga was located against Toronto, but I thought it was a city on its own, not a suburb. I wonder, can you say San Francisco is a suburb of San Jose? Or Jersey City a suburb of NYC? Or Yokohama a suburb of Tokyo?


I see what your saying...

Miami, is rather confusing, Sunny Isles shares the same Metro system as Miami and street number system. Its like ripping Manhattan apart saying Harlem is its own City and all neighborhoods for that matter, same metro system same street numbers Miami is just ripped apart by municipalities and like Q said that's why our # of buildings / tally will never truly rivals those of New York or Chicago. If it was up to me all Miami - Dade County which includes Sunny Isles, Aventura, and Miami Beach tally would be counted together. Same Metro system same
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