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Old March 14th, 2014, 03:29 PM   #561
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Old March 15th, 2014, 12:48 AM   #562
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Its beautiful! Just to clarify that this photo was taken from downtown and the little group of buildings on the other side of the bridge is University of Saskatchewan.
That hotel looks to be done in 'Canadian chateau style'. Is it one of the grand railway hotels or a stand alone?
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Old March 15th, 2014, 03:17 AM   #563
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Yes, this is the famous 4 stars delta-bessborough hotel which was built by the Canadian National Railway from 1928 to 1932.


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Old March 15th, 2014, 07:53 AM   #564
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The Bessborough and Chateau Frontenac are north American adaptations of French architecture. Commerce Court North and Canada Life are north American adaptations of English architecture. Despite being relatively short, in many ways it's the French-Canadian answer to the 1920s skyscraper. I'm glad those in positions of power saw the beauty of this architecture and built examples of it right across the country.

I've always admired this style, but I wish we had more buildings like it. A 60 floor version would have been out of sight.
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Old March 15th, 2014, 10:46 AM   #565
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Old March 15th, 2014, 11:06 AM   #566
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Montreal may be the 2nd city, but it still has the most elegant and refined downtown in Canada. Beautiful.
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Old March 16th, 2014, 05:16 AM   #567
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Yup, love Montreal's skyline.






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Old March 22nd, 2014, 07:26 AM   #568
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Old March 25th, 2014, 01:43 PM   #569
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Old March 25th, 2014, 05:57 PM   #570
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nice sunrise pic.
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Old March 25th, 2014, 08:19 PM   #571
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The elm tree canopy and bone straight residential streets in Winnipeg aren't talked about much, but they define Winnipeg in my eyes.
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Old March 28th, 2014, 10:46 AM   #572
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Toronto - no questions...

Vancouver has impressive density and with the mountain backdrop it's very pretty BUT Vancouver needs height and lots of it
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I'd put Vancouver in 4th actually. Montreal has one of those classic north American skylines with first rate architectural layering built over a century. Montreal gets 3rd. Calgary is very new with far less variety, but its scale and height bump it to 2nd imo.
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Old April 6th, 2014, 07:47 AM   #574
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That'd be my ranking as well.



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Old April 6th, 2014, 07:53 AM   #575
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That is a very odd building but makes for one superb photo!!
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Old April 11th, 2014, 04:14 AM   #576
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Old April 22nd, 2014, 10:08 AM   #578
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Toronto.

Population-wise, if Canada was a part of the US, Toronto would be the second biggest city by population, behind New York. But that will never happen.
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Visit my new thread: The skyscraper Quiz.

I would be very happy if many players arrive.
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Toronto.

Population-wise, if Canada was a part of the US, Toronto would be the second biggest city by population, behind New York. But that will never happen.
It would be 3rd. Both New York and Los Angeles are larger.
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