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Old Posted Apr 27, 2016, 7:45 PM
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A gorgeous aerial of the Regina skyline

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Old Posted Apr 27, 2016, 7:48 PM
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Some shots I took this week, nothing special...



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Not really a skyline pic, but still, I like old and new.


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Old Posted Apr 27, 2016, 8:20 PM
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All I see is that bloody crane...
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Old Posted Apr 27, 2016, 8:40 PM
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All I see is that bloody crane...
It's part of L Tower's amenity space; residents checkout the keys from security and can take it for a spin.
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Old Posted Apr 27, 2016, 8:46 PM
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All I see is that bloody crane...

Maybe they can re-designate it as a decorative spire. Think how much taller L Tower will be!!
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What's the deal with the crane again?
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What's the deal with the crane again?
Yeah I don't get it either.
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The L Tower crane has been designated as a heritage structure. It ain't coming down anytime soon...
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Old Posted Apr 28, 2016, 2:02 AM
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Good looks and/or iconic status top ten:

1. New York
2. Chicago
3. Hong Kong
4. Sydney
5. San Francisco
6. Melbourne
7. Toronto (not 100% certain, I probably lack objectivity)
8. Seattle
9. Dubai (the beauty of excess, and definitely iconic)
10. Gold Coast (every list needs an entry from left field)

Those first three are almost objectively, undeniably the world's top three skylines, in whatever order. I mean, there really isn't much of an argument against them.

Shanghai's skyline is impressive because it's big and weird and bleak. But beautiful? Iconic? Not in the top ten, in my opinion.
How on earth is Shanghai's skyline any less iconic than almost any of the skylines on this list (but especially the bottom few)?

You'd seriously put Toronto, Seattle, and Gold Coast ahead of it? How?
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Yeah me too.
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How on earth is Shanghai's skyline any less iconic than almost any of the skylines on this list (but especially the bottom few)?

You'd seriously put Toronto, Seattle, and Gold Coast ahead of it? How?
Not to keep repeating myself, but the original metrics were beauty and/or iconic status. Toronto and Seattle are far nicer-looking than Shanghai, and I would guess that more people would recognize Toronto and Seattle before they would recognize Shanghai.

Okay, Western bias here, I admit it. In raw numbers, probably 1.3 billion Chinese are going to know what Shanghai looks like (I think). But worldwide?

The Gold Coast isn't iconic, but in my opinion it's about a hundred times prettier than Shanghai's skyline.

I'd say Shanghai's skyline is impressive, without a doubt.
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Extreme Western bias. The Oriental Pearl TV Tower alone makes Shanghai at least as iconic as Toronto. With the Jin Mao Tower, SWFC, and Shanghai Tower, it is a very distinct and iconic skyline. It's a modern-day version of New York in the 1920s.
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Between the two cities, the only one that I could actually live in is Toronto. That being said to argue that its skyline is more iconic, beautiful, etc than Shanghai's is something that I just don't see.

Also, on a more personal note, I just don't get the allure of Dubai's skyline or Dubai in general. I feel like if Donald Trump built the tacky city of his dreams, it would be Dubai.
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...it is a very distinct and iconic skyline.
Distinct? Well, the weird erector set buildings in Chinese cities do make their skylines distinctly Chinese, I'll give you that.

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It's a modern-day version of New York in the 1920s.
No. Unequivocally...no.
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Old Posted Apr 28, 2016, 3:38 AM
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You're very stuck in your ways that it's impossible for you to see another perspective, so I'll back out now.
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You're very stuck in your ways that it's impossible for you to see another perspective...
That's not true at all. I just don't agree with you, and have explained why.
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Old Posted Apr 28, 2016, 4:06 AM
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No, unequivocally no, is not an argument, sorry dude.
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