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View Poll Results: Best Canadian Skyline
Toronto 379 59.78%
Calgary 54 8.52%
Vancouver 123 19.40%
Edmonton 7 1.10%
Montreal 65 10.25%
Winnipeg 6 0.95%
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Old January 30th, 2015, 07:09 AM   #901
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Notoriety? It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it isn't that bad is it?
Notoriety in that people take note of it. I wasn't specifically commenting on whether people like it or not. Perhaps I should have used a different word.
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Old January 30th, 2015, 07:21 AM   #902
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Montreal needs one really tall building, and it will bring it to a hold new level. The skyline already is pretty big, very dense with tons of layers to it.

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Old January 30th, 2015, 07:25 AM   #903
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The city is also getting a few towers - 150m+ build on the South West side of downtown. It should add more depth to the skyline.

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Old January 30th, 2015, 08:16 PM   #904
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The extra 150m buildup for Montreal is a huge deal. It also has a bunch more filler ~120-140m buildings coming. It could really use something in the range of 220-250m to give it that new peak and take it to the next level. (and no, I don't count that spire on 1250 Rene Levesque as a 230m building. It's 199m, 2nd tallest in the city) It needs a building around the same size as Boston's Prudential or John Hancock Tower, a clear tallest without minimizing the impact of the buildings around it.
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Old January 31st, 2015, 01:09 AM   #905
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Montreal's skyline would look a ton better with some 250-300m buildings. Even Edmonton might get one in that range.
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Old January 31st, 2015, 01:52 AM   #906
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We have that stupid by law, but I hope some exceptions can be made. In the right zone, a 250m - 300 toward would do wonders to the skyline.
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Old January 31st, 2015, 01:54 AM   #907
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We have that stupid by law, but I hope some exceptions can be made. In the right zone, a 250m - 300 toward would do wonders to the skyline.
Is there a height restriction in Montreal's downtown? Airport nearby? Or just plain NIMBYinsm?
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Old January 31st, 2015, 02:24 AM   #908
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Nothing can be built taller than Mount Royal, that hill directly behind downtown. The city's development is being constrained just so people can see the hill from a distance. It's ridiculous. It's why Montreal won't get anything taller than 210m until the restriction is lifted.
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Old January 31st, 2015, 07:00 AM   #909
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Nothing can be built taller than Mount Royal, that hill directly behind downtown. The city's development is being constrained just so people can see the hill from a distance. It's ridiculous. It's why Montreal won't get anything taller than 210m until the restriction is lifted.
It breaks my heart to hear of such arbitrary height limit. The same thing happens here in Honolulu where decades ago the maximum height was set to be half the height of Diamond Head crater (400 ft).
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Old January 31st, 2015, 07:01 AM   #910
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Old January 31st, 2015, 07:18 AM   #911
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Old February 1st, 2015, 10:53 PM   #912
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It breaks my heart to hear of such arbitrary height limit. The same thing happens here in Honolulu where decades ago the maximum height was set to be half the height of Diamond Head crater (400 ft).
Montreal had buildings taller than Chicago in the earlier 1960s so it was once a prominent skyline city. One has to wonder how amazing the skyline would be today if that restriction didn't exist. Montreal's growth has been much smaller than Chicago's since then, but the skyline would surely have produced a few buildings up to around 300m if allowed to do so.
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Old February 1st, 2015, 11:35 PM   #913
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Old February 1st, 2015, 11:38 PM   #914
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Toronto
Calgary
Montreal
Vancouver
Edmonton
Ottowa

etc. etc.

For a relatively sparsely populated country, Canada has great skylines!
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 01:20 AM   #915
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I'd have to agree. Pound for pound Australia does as well but beyond that? I suppose there's the UAE and the city state of Singapore.
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 02:15 AM   #916
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I really think we should have a new thread with new poll, this poll is way too outdated. I actually think we should have the new poll every year and suburbs should be added as well.
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I really think we should have a new thread with new poll, this poll is way too outdated. I actually think we should have the new poll every year and suburbs should be added as well.
Is there a way to make it a "Pick 2"? The best skyline is clearly Toronto, but I'm curious how the rest would sort themselves out.
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 04:06 AM   #918
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there are some options here..

1 keep the thread but reset the poll to zero, but we can not add any more cities to the poll.
2 lock the thread, open a new thread and add more cities to the poll.
3 keep this thread and do nothing but the current poll result is meaningless because time has changed through these years and same with the skylines.
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 11:36 PM   #919
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 01:00 AM   #920
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I'd rather not lose the thread, so option #1 or #3 for me.
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