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View Poll Results: Buffalo City Hall vs. Toronto City Hall
Buffalo City Hall 29 50.88%
Toronto City Hall 26 45.61%
Both 2 3.51%
Voters: 57. You may not vote on this poll

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Old June 28th, 2006, 07:18 PM   #21
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Old June 28th, 2006, 10:29 PM   #22
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What an interesting topic.

Buffalo has a beautiful city hall. Toronto has an ugly one.

Toronto's is sort of interesting from the front, though I don't really like it. From the solid-concrete backside it's hideous.

The vote is surprisingly close. Wanna bet that's because Toronto has more forumers? How would the vote look if locals couldn't participate? I bet it would be a 2-1 ratio for Buffalo at least.

I live in Seattle. We have a boring new city hall and a boring new justice center, plus a 62-story office tower the city bought for half of the construction cost, when buildings were cheap in the mid-1990s.
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Old June 28th, 2006, 10:44 PM   #23
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What about mikep and Toronto06? Both are from Toronto yet voted for Buffalo's city hall.
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Old June 28th, 2006, 10:53 PM   #24
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What an interesting topic.

Buffalo has a beautiful city hall. Toronto has an ugly one.

Toronto's is sort of interesting from the front, though I don't really like it. From the solid-concrete backside it's hideous.

The vote is surprisingly close. Wanna bet that's because Toronto has more forumers? How would the vote look if locals couldn't participate? I bet it would be a 2-1 ratio for Buffalo at least.

I live in Seattle. We have a boring new city hall and a boring new justice center, plus a 62-story office tower the city bought for half of the construction cost, when buildings were cheap in the mid-1990s.

Ahhh!! This type of childish twaddle from 14 year olds takes me back to the old City vs City threads! No wonder they were cancelled.
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Old June 28th, 2006, 10:58 PM   #25
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What an interesting topic.

Buffalo has a beautiful city hall. Toronto has an ugly one.

Toronto's is sort of interesting from the front, though I don't really like it. From the solid-concrete backside it's hideous.

The vote is surprisingly close. Wanna bet that's because Toronto has more forumers? How would the vote look if locals couldn't participate? I bet it would be a 2-1 ratio for Buffalo at least.

I live in Seattle. We have a boring new city hall and a boring new justice center, plus a 62-story office tower the city bought for half of the construction cost, when buildings were cheap in the mid-1990s.
The backside is Italian Marble not concrete - the quality is visible in person.
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Old June 28th, 2006, 11:42 PM   #26
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Toronto City Hall is definitely much more good-looking than Buffalo City Hall, there's no question about that.

Buffalo's hall is just boring.
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Old June 28th, 2006, 11:50 PM   #27
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i better get a post in before this gets closed.
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Old June 28th, 2006, 11:54 PM   #28
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Buffalo one seems like a scene out of Brazil, gotta go with Toronto.
How so? Toronto's is the one that looks like it would be in Brasilia!
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Old June 28th, 2006, 11:55 PM   #29
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the detailing at the top of buffcity hall does it for me, and it's quite imposing in person...however if Nathan Phillips Square is counted as part of TO city hall, then I would have to reconsider, as it is a wonderful public space...and the area around Buffcity hall is, frankly, deserted...
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Old June 29th, 2006, 12:01 AM   #30
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Buffalo for the architecture and the ratio of building area to population. The building was designed to have two additional towers attached to either side of the central tower!

Toronto for its setting: it functions very well as a public gathering spot and "civic commons."
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Old June 29th, 2006, 12:53 AM   #31
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The vote is surprisingly close. Wanna bet that's because Toronto has more forumers? How would the vote look if locals couldn't participate? I bet it would be a 2-1 ratio for Buffalo at least.
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Old June 29th, 2006, 12:59 AM   #32
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That's why I don't bother joining SSP. All of these "mhays" type of forumers frequent SSP. In fact, DallasTexan is also a SSP regular. Besides, the vote is pretty even, even with so many Toronto forumers because Aussie forumers typically vote against Toronto in every thread.





BTW: I'm pretty sure the view from the Toronto city hall observation deck is not bad either...
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Old June 29th, 2006, 01:14 AM   #33
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How so? Toronto's is the one that looks like it would be in Brasilia!
He is talking about the film Brazil, not the country.
I take it you have never actually been in Brasilia.
Lock the thread as it is just a City vs City fest.
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Old June 29th, 2006, 01:15 AM   #34
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^TO's city hall would fit in well in Brasilia
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Old June 29th, 2006, 01:22 AM   #35
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Toronto City hall would even beat out Milwaukee City Hall, San Francisco City Hall, Philadelphia City Hall, etc. Why? Because its Toronto! Sorry, I just hate those kinds of buildings. Its why I (probally the only one on here) thinks Brasillia is the most hideous and overrated looking city on here. They voted Brasilla better than Milwaukee and Washington D.C. back in the City vs. City days which left a bad taste in my mouth.
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Old June 29th, 2006, 01:25 AM   #36
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****, even when something related to Toronto is losing in a poll, people still bitch about "Everybody Loves Toronto".
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Old June 29th, 2006, 03:15 AM   #37
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While Toronto's city hall is a find example of modern architecture, I have to vote for Buffalo's amazing Art Deco masterpeice. (note my user ID!) I do not think I have ever seen another structure quite like it.

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Old June 29th, 2006, 03:23 AM   #38
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^TO's city hall would fit in well in Brasilia
In the sense that any "modern" structure from the 50's/60's would "fit in"
Brasilia. This Finnish designed building was built at the same time as Brasilia.
I would think a better comparison would be Buffalo City Hall vs Old City Hall in Toronto, or maybe some Niermeyer Architecture from Brasilia to the New City Hall in Toronto. As it is I don't think it is a good comparison to compare the City Hall in Buffalo to the New City Hall in TO.
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Old June 29th, 2006, 03:28 AM   #39
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Old June 29th, 2006, 06:24 AM   #40
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I prefer art deco over modernist structures, so naturally I choose Buffalo's. but as TB has already mentioned, this is a pretty random comparison, as these types of comparisons should usually be between buildings of a similiar style.
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