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Old April 8th, 2008, 01:52 PM   #21
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For New Zealand.

For such a small country New Zealand has two very good skylines which are Auckland and Wellington.

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Old April 10th, 2008, 09:02 AM   #22
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Old April 11th, 2008, 04:27 AM   #23
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Not bad,but petronas towers dominates a little to much for liking.
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Old April 11th, 2008, 06:22 PM   #24
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I'm a big fan of KL, but towers that dwarf the rest of the skyline aren't preferable. My own city is guilty of that too. KL looks great, but will look much better with 10-20 towers closer in height to Petronas.

Toronto is going through the same process in regards to the CN Tower. At more than 300 ft taller than Petronas, the CN Tower dominates. The scale of buildings needed in Toronto is even greater to acheive the type of balance that I find optimal.
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Old April 11th, 2008, 07:53 PM   #25
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I rather like one or two towers that anchor the skyline and tower above the rest. It gives a focal point to the skyline and makes for better photographs, as the eye immediately gets drawn to a focal point. That last picture of KL with the sunset and the Petronas towers in the middle is probably the nicest I have ever seen of that city!
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Old April 11th, 2008, 10:36 PM   #26
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I'm a big fan of KL, but towers that dwarf the rest of the skyline aren't preferable. My own city is guilty of that too. KL looks great, but will look much better with 10-20 towers closer in height to Petronas.

Toronto is going through the same process in regards to the CN Tower. At more than 300 ft taller than Petronas, the CN Tower dominates. The scale of buildings needed in Toronto is even greater to acheive the type of balance that I find optimal.
The difference, for me, is that the CN Tower is very tall but slender, so while it provides a focal point, it doesn't dominate, due to its lack of a large footprint. The PT, on the other hand, are quite large, both in size and height, so I find they kind of take over the skyline.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 01:24 PM   #27
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In no particular order..

Kuala Lumpur
Melbourne
Sydney
Toronto
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Old April 14th, 2008, 04:02 AM   #28
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The difference, for me, is that the CN Tower is very tall but slender, so while it provides a focal point, it doesn't dominate, due to its lack of a large footprint. The PT, on the other hand, are quite large, both in size and height, so I find they kind of take over the skyline.
Both cities will continue to build taller, so the imbalances that exist today will dissipate over time. KL benefits from the mountains in the background. Toronto will have to rely on the built form.

I do love the Canadian National Tower, I'm just not a fan of the dwarfing effect it has from certain angles. Here's one shot I do like. It's quite an unusual pic.

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Taken by: http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/[/QUOTE]

Some of those waterfront towers are close to 40 storeys high, but they don't look it. Nice photo regardless. The towers of the central business district are roughly double the height of these buildings, but out of frame. Here is some of it:


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Old April 14th, 2008, 04:27 AM   #29
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We've not seen many Toronto pics posted here, so I will post a few from my collection. I took none of these pictures, and most I don't have any idea who took them as that information was not included with the posting. Some of them I have an idea, and will post what information I was given. Some of them were taken a number of years ago, and the scene has changed by now with new construction:
















(photo possibly taken by aersdt)


(photo by Himy Syed)


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Old April 14th, 2008, 10:26 PM   #30
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1.Toronto
2.Melbourne
3.Sydney
4.Montreal
5.Kuala Lumpur

6.Vancouver
7.Singapore
8.Calgary
9.London
10.Gold Coast
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Old April 14th, 2008, 11:04 PM   #31
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http://www.tobuilt.ca/travel/Toronto...rontoPano1.htm



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Old April 14th, 2008, 11:06 PM   #32
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1. Sydney
2. Toronto
3. KL
4. Melbourne
5. Singapore

6. Calgary
7. Vancouver
8. Brisbane
8. London
10. Montreal
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Old April 18th, 2008, 04:39 PM   #33
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KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

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Old April 18th, 2008, 06:55 PM   #34
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very attractive!

For me, it has to be one of the australian skylines. They arent neccesarily the biggest, but the waterside settings, the density and the quality of the towers... just makes the skyline so beautiful. After that its a toss up between Kuala Lumpur and Toronto. I think Kuala is a lot more beautiful though, so maybe I'll go for that.

London currently, isnt doing it for me. Its getting better and better, and in 4 years or so it would probably be top (or close to the top) of my list. But for now, the city doesnt have enough towers, and canary wharf is a bit too boxy. Its getting a lot better though, mind.
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Old April 20th, 2008, 07:11 PM   #35
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True but maybe Australian cities have some good skyscrapers.
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Old April 21st, 2008, 11:12 PM   #36
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my favourite skylines in the future will be:

New york ( as it was always )
Chicago
Toronto
Dubai
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Old April 21st, 2008, 11:50 PM   #37
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Toronto has an awesome skyline! Uk skylines can't even compare to other commonwealth cities though.
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Old April 21st, 2008, 11:55 PM   #38
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my favourite skylines in the future will be:

New york ( as it was always )
Chicago
Toronto
Dubai
Toronto is the only one of those in the Commonwealth...
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 02:46 PM   #39
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my favourite skylines in the future will be:

New york ( as it was always )
Chicago
Toronto
Dubai
Heads up --- something happenend in 1812 that excludes New York and Chicago from this.

Dubai ain't in the club, either.



One city that could have representation here is Hong Kong -- it's city council still has some representation within the Commonwealth of Nations - although only as an observer state since 1997.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 02:48 PM   #40
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TAllerbetter,

WOW! This pic looks like Beijing. Honetly, not sure how I feel about that freeway -- but the word "severe" comes to mind.

Amazing ubanity though.
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