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View Poll Results: Do geographical settings enchance a skyline?
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Old December 8th, 2006, 06:00 AM   #21
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LA's skyline greatly improves when viewed with it's mountain backdrop. Calgary as well, but to a lesser extent.
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Old December 10th, 2006, 05:19 PM   #22
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I wouldn't say it enhances it (mountains can dwarf a skyline unfortunately) but they definitely affect it. Vancouver, for example, has a strict height limit so as to not ruin the view of the mountains behind the skyline, while Toronto and Calgary, being on flat and featureless landscapes, have no limits. On the other hand, Vancouver is almost an Island so they are forced to build up like Manhattan and Hong Kong, but Toronto and Calgary have so much room that sprawl is the word for them.
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Old December 12th, 2006, 04:27 PM   #23
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Hong Kong's mountains makes its skyline! Plus, if Hong Kong was located in a plain in the middle of no where, it would've n ever developed in the same way to give that spectacular skyline.

Until I saw that picture of San Francisco from across the (bay?), I never realized that SF's hilly terrain boosts the buildings up higher and give the illusion of a denser and more impressive skyline
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Old December 12th, 2006, 11:56 PM   #24
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Yeah, I guess why there are a lot of people that think Vancouvers' skyline is better than Toronto.



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Old December 17th, 2006, 01:03 AM   #25
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Most coastal cities I think give a better proportion to height, the "hilly"
cities have the advantage though...! More defenition..!
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LA's skyline greatly improves when viewed with it's mountain backdrop. Calgary as well, but to a lesser extent.


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