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Old August 30th, 2006, 02:32 AM   #21
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WOW! So many awesome projects!
Where are the influx of people coming from that will be moving into these nice high-rise condos/apartments?

All over. There is a large influx of immigrants from Asia. As well as eastern Canada and from Europe, primarily the UK. As for myself, I will be moving to Van from Alberta!

Vancouver isn't Dubai and unfortunately doesn't have the amount investment to build towers without being sold first . The city follows the economic rules of supply and demand!

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Old August 30th, 2006, 02:59 AM   #22
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HOLY SHIT ORGASM! I love, LOVE Vancouver. Thank you for this thread, Hed Kandi.
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Old August 30th, 2006, 02:59 AM   #23
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double post, sorry
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Old August 30th, 2006, 02:59 AM   #24
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very cool projects. Soon to become the Hong Kong of NA?
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Old August 30th, 2006, 03:01 AM   #25
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NYC already IS the hong kong of NA. But Vancouver is Canada's answer .
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Old August 30th, 2006, 03:03 AM   #26
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Vancouver

Vancouver is my favorite city, period.
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Old August 30th, 2006, 03:08 AM   #27
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NYC already IS the hong kong of NA. But Vancouver is Canada's answer .

Nope, you got that wrong. Toronto is more like NYC and Hong Kong. Vancouver is better than them all.
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Old August 30th, 2006, 03:09 AM   #28
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Yes Vancouver is amazing. This should be the Vancouver Worship thread.
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Old August 30th, 2006, 03:25 AM   #29
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Wowwww Nice projects, what's really impressive to me is truly amazing Vancouver!!!
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Old August 30th, 2006, 03:33 AM   #30
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TV Towers, Woodwards Building, 1133 W Georgia, and especially Jameson House are looking great. though its been said before and I'll say it again, most buildings really need to be higher. a lot of the buildings just look too short and stumpy. but I'm curious to know.. I'm well aware of the height restrictions, but to they vary from place to place?

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Vancouver still has bit of a small town culture and has to shake that off before it can become a world city. And most of the Highrises dt are condos.
There is no real industry in the city, thus it is heavily relying on the 2010 WINTER games for economic growth.

Still, the skyline does look nice for a city with barely 600,000 people.
Small town culture? city with barely 600,000 people? well you are right on the second one (just over 600 to be precise), but keep the boundries in mind. its only 114 kmē for those 600,000 people. 2.2 million live in the metro, and at least a million in the direct area around the city (Burnaby, Richmond, North Vancouver, etc.), so no, its not all that small, and I fail to see any "small town culture" looking at Vancouver.
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Old August 30th, 2006, 05:29 AM   #31
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It's a nice city. But for some reason it feels disconnected from the rest of the world.

You're not going to find even near the amount of excitment of London, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Montreal, Toronto or even new comer Dubia in Vancouver.

Vancouver is in the ranks of Seattle and maybe San Francisco.

These three cities are beautiful in their own right, but let us not get carried away and compare them to giants like Tokyo or New York.
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Old August 30th, 2006, 06:11 AM   #32
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Well you're right, it is ridiculous to compare Vancouver to New York or Paris, but it is in the ranks of Seattle and San Fransico - two very nice and decently sized cities. maybe not the busiest city out there either, but it is fairly dense (which equals more crowds), and still very urban.
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Old August 30th, 2006, 06:22 AM   #33
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Nope, you got that wrong. Toronto is more like NYC and Hong Kong. Vancouver is better than them all.
toronto doesnt have that many skyscrapers, its just the CN tower and a bunch of other buildings...
Toronto has al ong way to go to be new york or hong kong
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Old August 30th, 2006, 06:32 AM   #34
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toronto doesnt have that many skyscrapers, its just the CN tower and a bunch of other buildings...
Toronto has al ong way to go to be new york or hong kong
Do you even know what you're talking about buddy? We still have over 1600 and adding more fast. not Hong Kong's 7500 or New York's 5500 but its still more than most cities.
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Old August 30th, 2006, 06:35 AM   #35
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Wow... very nice!

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Old August 30th, 2006, 06:37 AM   #36
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Do you even know what you're talking about buddy? We still have over 1600 and adding more fast. not Hong Kong's 7500 or New York's 5500 but its still more than most cities.
but theres a huge difference between 1600 and 5500 or 7500 bro
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Old August 30th, 2006, 06:43 AM   #37
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nah? you think?

It is alot more however, than "just the CN tower and a bunch of other buildings..."
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Old August 30th, 2006, 06:47 AM   #38
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Is asian a bad thing?..is density a bad thing?
sometimes - yes.
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Old August 30th, 2006, 07:32 AM   #39
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sometimes - yes.

Okay let's stop with demographics/xenophobic discussions. I'd like this thread to remain open.
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Old September 1st, 2006, 11:18 PM   #40
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