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Old August 12th, 2014, 10:18 PM   #661
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Old August 12th, 2014, 10:22 PM   #662
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Old August 13th, 2014, 02:21 AM   #663
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although I love this british style city, there is hardly any skyline in Victoria. and Halifax just don't have the height.
Halifax does lack height, but makes up for it in the diversity of architecture, quality, and proportion of buildings that are office. I'd take 1 good 30 floor office building over 5 50 floor glass condos every time. Canada's suburban skylines have nothing like the Dominion Public Building or the Bank of Montreal office building.

I've never been to Victoria. It was modeled after and resembles a British city?
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Old August 13th, 2014, 02:24 AM   #664
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North York is not a municipality anymore, so I'm not sure why are you including it as a different skyline.
Because it is a separate skyline. It's not connected to Toronto's downtown skyline at all. Neither is the one in Scarborough or Humber Bay Shores, for that matter. Lots of cities have multiple skylines.

If you check on SSC there's a skyline thread for all of Toronto's various skylines. Same goes for London, New York, and a few other cities around the world.
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Old August 14th, 2014, 12:00 AM   #665
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unfortunitely, the idiots from the city hall won't allow anything taller than 200m put in the city.
That's a shame... It's the same situation in Amsterdam (because of the airport nearby).
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Old August 14th, 2014, 02:26 AM   #666
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Considering the real estate prices in Vancouver, this is one city that's screaming out for 300-450m buildings. Till staff at City Hall turnover Vancouverites will continue to pay a heavy price for these misguided policies. Perhaps in 2030, the 20-30 floor glass condos proliferating the peninsula can be re-developed with more appropriate height. 100-150 floors. Vancouver will need tons of buildings like this to keep real estate prices in check.
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I doubt that. Nimbies reign supreme there
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Common sense will eventually trump selfishness. Vancouver can't continue on like this forever. Failing that, we'll just have to wait till these people 'pass on'.
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Old August 14th, 2014, 07:43 AM   #669
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I've never been to Victoria. It was modeled after and resembles a British city?
I took these pics when I was on vacation last month.

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Old August 14th, 2014, 08:43 AM   #670
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That's more a product of the era it was built in imo. Everything in Canada built before 1930 looks like that. I realize wrapping oneself in the British flag is part of Victoria's schtick, but it just looks like the old quarter of a typical Canuck city to me.

And btw, the Empress Hotel is done in 'Canadian Chateau Style' which has its roots in French Renaissance architecture. You won't find it in England... or France for that matter. It's unique to Canada, with a few examples in the US northeast.
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I've never heard that Victoria was modelled after a British city; it became a haven for ex-pat Brits in Canada when I was young, and indeed wrapped itself in the Union Jack, but there is nothing there that particularly reminds me of England. I've not been there in 35 years, so have no idea what it is like now.
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Old August 15th, 2014, 04:17 AM   #672
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There's a tendency in north America to label anything that looks old or is pre-War as English, French, Euro, etc. when in fact its very much a part of north America's architectural heritage.
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Old August 16th, 2014, 05:24 PM   #673
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Very true. Not just North America, but Australia too. Melbourne is always touted as having very "European" older architecture, when to my eye it is simply Victorian era colonial architecture, and modelled on what was being built in Britain at the time. It doesn't look particularly "European" to me at all, other than that was the original inspiration I suppose...
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Old August 16th, 2014, 06:20 PM   #674
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Vancouver looks really big I really like it hope to visit the city some day!
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Old August 17th, 2014, 01:07 AM   #675
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It is impressive. However, due to height restriction, it's a bit disappointing at eye-level. It doesn't have the wow factor.
Besides the skyscrapers, you'll love it there tho, it's one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
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I hear that a lot. The scenery and setting that are beautiful and impressive, but Vancouver itself is a let down.
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Chris found a good one of Toronto!

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Burnaby, the city where my office is located.


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Impressive in terms of size!
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not bad for a city of just over 300,000.
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