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View Poll Results: Toronto - Canada
10 986 36.04%
9.5 326 11.92%
9 446 16.30%
8.5 232 8.48%
8 194 7.09%
7.5 88 3.22%
7 70 2.56%
6.5 21 0.77%
6 33 1.21%
5.5 17 0.62%
5 25 0.91%
4.5 16 0.58%
4 27 0.99%
3.5 55 2.01%
less than 3 200 7.31%
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Old October 8th, 2010, 03:37 AM   #2021
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People from NY, Chicago and HK tend to be harsher critics when judging skylines.
I mean, people from those three cities are just super spoiled to have such great downtowns. They generally use their own city as a benchmark, and nothing ever measures up.

So getting a 7.5 from a Chicagoan is probably the same as getting an 8.5 or 9 from the average skyscraper enthusiast.
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Old October 8th, 2010, 07:27 AM   #2022
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I gave it a 7.5/10 just to be nice by giving a couple points because of street level in some areas. I never cared much for Toronto's skyline because not on is there no real significant building (and the CN Tower doesn't count imo because its a needle and extremely common) But it also lacks proportion in its overall skyline appearance. Its come a long way though but far from a 10 in my book...
How is the CN tower common? ...
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Old October 8th, 2010, 06:09 PM   #2023
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So getting a 7.5 from a Chicagoan is probably the same as getting an 8.5 or 9 from the average skyscraper enthusiast.
What city one comes from shouldn't make any difference unless people aren't capable of being objective. I'm assuming, of course, that people know a little about the world beyond their tiny neck of the woods.
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I gave it a 7.5/10 just to be nice by giving a couple points because of street level in some areas. I never cared much for Toronto's skyline because not on is there no real significant building (and the CN Tower doesn't count imo because its a needle and extremely common) But it also lacks proportion in its overall skyline appearance. Its come a long way though but far from a 10 in my book...
First Canadian place = significant building that stands out from the rest.
And its funny how you can walk around inside the CN Tower and everywhere you look there are many structural elements commonly contained in BUILDINGS.
Defining in your opinion what is and what is not a building is walking a fine line really, this argument being used a lot back in the days of city vs city by people who had a hate-on for Toronto.
And no it is not common, its very recognizable in its shape and there is nothing exactly like it. If you examine the design of the tower outside and inside there is NOTHING "Common" about it at all. Proportion is subject to ones tastes, I think the balance of the skyline from the water front looks great with most of city place built, a far more interesting design than most city's with a mountain, a needle in the middle and another mountain lol, Rather than a continuous flat roof like New York.
From other angle's the lack of proportion "in my opinion" tends to give parts of the city a "common" look while putting much emphasis or exaggerating the impact of the main cluster. Something greater seen in person than photo's.
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I do hope this doesn't slide into a Chicago vs Toronto discussion. We know from history here on SSC that there is some "sensitivity" in the Chicago vs Toronto arena, so let's keep the thread on topic, which is TORONTO. Thanks
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First Canadian place = significant building that stands out from the rest.
And its funny how you can walk around inside the CN Tower and everywhere you look there are many structural elements commonly contained in BUILDINGS.
Defining in your opinion what is and what is not a building is walking a fine line really, this argument being used a lot back in the days of city vs city by people who had a hate-on for Toronto.
And no it is not common, its very recognizable in its shape and there is nothing exactly like it. If you examine the design of the tower outside and inside there is NOTHING "Common" about it at all. Proportion is subject to ones tastes, I think the balance of the skyline from the water front looks great with most of city place built, a far more interesting design than most city's with a mountain, a needle in the middle and another mountain lol, Rather than a continuous flat roof like New York.
From other angle's the lack of proportion "in my opinion" tends to give parts of the city a "common" look while putting much emphasis or exaggerating the impact of the main cluster. Something greater seen in person than photo's.
Of course its not common by design (I don't think any needle is) what I meant by common is there are a ton of cities that have them so its nothing unique (like the Eiffel Tower or St. Louis Arch thing)
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How is the CN tower common? ...
the CN Tower itself is not common but its type of structure is:

Vancouver, Niagra Falls, Calgary, Seattle, San Antonio, Las Vegas, Sydney, Johannesburg, & Shanghai just to name a few. Plus I know there's quite a few in Europe (I know Berlin and Rotterdam have one)
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I'm not sure how you figure that the CN Tower "doesn't count". It is the tallest freestanding structure in NA, is extremely visible, and has a major effect on the way the skyline looks. And if you're subtracting points for things being "common" it is much more common for cities to not have an observation tower than to have one. I can only imagine how many points cities like Chicago lose for being dominated by office buildings which are extremely common - particularly in NA and Asia.
The structure itself is a structure not a building (even though some may argue that it is). It's uncommon for cities skylines to be dominated by a structure (which made Seattle, St. Louis, & Paris unique) but given the fact that there are a ton of cities who's skyline is dominated by this same type of structure makes it common. Now if Seattle, Toronto, and Sydney were the only cities on earth with a needle then it'd still be unique. 7.5/10 is a pretty good score since a 5/10 means neither beautiful nor ugly in my book so if its above a 5 then its beautiful...
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Yes, ChitownCity, I think we have gotten the gist of what you are saying by now! You can, if you like in the future, collect all similar responses to the same subject in one reply instead of making multiple single entries.


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