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Driving Eastbound on Carling it feels like a big city when approaching this building. Great to see it still has more to rise.
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Coming in from the south on Airport Parkway/Bronson the view of the Preston skyline is becoming pretty impressive obviously due to Icon, but also Nuovo and the student residences and other buildings. Spacing between buildings gives a nice variation in the line, as opposed to classic downtown which has no spacing between buildings when viewed from a distance and almost no variation in height. It's just a blob.
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A (crappy) pic from my office this morning. Love how much taller than the Logan Building this beast is gonna be! Will be great to watch the construction from here once it pokes above its little neighbour.

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Wow... talk about foreshortening!
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If only our geography looked that spectacular "in real life". Reminds me of some of those small cities you drive through in NY State or Pennsylvania on the way to NYC (Syracuse, Scranton). Love to see a skyline right up against nature like that.
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If only our geography looked that spectacular "in real life". Reminds me of some of those small cities you drive through in NY State or Pennsylvania on the way to NYC (Syracuse, Scranton). Love to see a skyline right up against nature like that.
Is there an angle of the CBD skyline that you can do similar foreshortening to bring the Gatineau Hills into view? Would love to see that!
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Not what was ordered but sort of close






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Is there an angle of the CBD skyline that you can do similar foreshortening to bring the Gatineau Hills into view? Would love to see that!
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Reverse angle?








D827099 ottawa across the gatineau hills
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Is there an angle of the CBD skyline that you can do similar foreshortening to bring the Gatineau Hills into view? Would love to see that!
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Stellar photographs Chuck! Beautiful!!
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Reverse angle?
On a very clear day, it is actually possible to see mountains in New York State and Vermont from the Gatineau Hills. I've seen several pictures of Downtown Ottawa taken from up there and if you zoom on the horizon you can make out Mt. Whiteface and Lyon Mountain.
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Looks to be in 30 floor territory....and it's funny to think that even at this height, the building seems tall for Ottawa already, and it's only going to set itself apart even more when it closes in on 40 floors and up...
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On a very clear day, it is actually possible to see mountains in New York State and Vermont from the Gatineau Hills. I've seen several pictures of Downtown Ottawa taken from up there and if you zoom on the horizon you can make out Mt. Whiteface and Lyon Mountain.
Is that what they are? I knew it was Adirondacks in NY state. I see them often when we take off from YOW and I could really see them last weekend when we climbed at Oka, QC.
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Is that what they are? I knew it was Adirondacks in NY state. I see them often when we take off from YOW and I could really see them last weekend when we climbed at Oka, QC.
Yep. There are a few others that are very faintly visible, but those two are the most prominent.
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Not what was ordered but sort of close






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Great shot nonetheless! I was thinking about 60 degrees to the right though Are there all kinds of flight path restrictions downtown that limit your angles?
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The airspace around parliament hill (and thus downtown CBD) is restricted up to 3000', which probably hampers photo opportunities (angles) from a plane.

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We fly at 3100. I prefer to be higher rather than lower - the ground goes by too fast when one is low! Aerialphotographs.ca gets good results low down, however.






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The airspace around parliament hill (and thus downtown CBD) is restricted up to 3000', which probably hampers photo opportunities (angles) from a plane.
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The last one is from a friend's balcony. 3100' is usually where I am and airspace is essentially unrestricted above 3000. My favourite view of Ottawa is, however, from 1200' over Rockcliffe airport ... a bit off topic.



_D824546 Ottwa River flood 2017
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Great shot nonetheless! I was thinking about 60 degrees to the right though Are there all kinds of flight path restrictions downtown that limit your angles?
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