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Except for the 800x600 part, that might have been true in 2005. 1200 is good now.
Well, yeah, but the images were more convienient than making my own screenshots.
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St James Town is actually Yonge & Eglinton and Roundhouse Park is actually Canoe Landing Park
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It certainly ain't a beauty, at least not from this angle. The CBD and the Yonge corridor are cool, but the effect of the green condos in the rest of the shot is Vancouver-calibre "pin cushion" hideous. Blech.
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Nice selection of posts Tosin but FYI you're supposed to post a URL to the image source (in addition to photographer credit)
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It certainly ain't a beauty, at least not from this angle. The CBD and the Yonge corridor are cool, but the effect of the green condos in the rest of the shot is Vancouver-calibre "pin cushion" hideous. Blech.
Hideous? I happen to like that angle! The Toronto Skyline is so nice it has no bad angles. That one makes it look like Concrete Jungle IMO & very big! (Like a small NYC).
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Here's one from Calgary taken a few weeks ago.


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It certainly ain't a beauty, at least not from this angle. The CBD and the Yonge corridor are cool, but the effect of the green condos in the rest of the shot is Vancouver-calibre "pin cushion" hideous. Blech.
"Vancouver-calibre hideous". Good lord.
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"Vancouver-calibre hideous". Good lord.
Remember, this is the guy who thinks that Shanghai doesn't belong in a list of the world's top skylines, so...
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"Vancouver-calibre hideous". Good lord.
The pin cushion effect from certain angles of Vancouver's skyline is ugly, yes. Toronto's got sort of the same thing going on with the new condos.

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Remember, this is the guy who thinks that Shanghai doesn't belong in a list of the world's top skylines, so...
Erm...you think Shanghai has one of the most beautiful skylines in the world? Seriously?

It's one of the biggest out there, and it's got lots of sci-fi-esque stuff going on, and certain angles look impressive, but top ten beautiful and/or iconic?

That seems quite eccentric to me.
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The pin cushion effect from certain angles of Vancouver's skyline is ugly, yes. Toronto's got sort of the same thing going on with the new condos.


Erm...you think Shanghai has one of the most beautiful skylines in the world? Seriously?

It's one of the biggest out there, and it's got lots of sci-fi-esque stuff going on, and certain angles look impressive, but top ten beautiful and/or iconic?

That seems quite eccentric to me.
Absolutely iconic, especially considering how often it's used to represent China to the world. And personally, there are several angles that could easily be considered beautiful, such as the one below. The Shanghai Tower (628m)/World Financial Center (492m)/Jin Mao Building (421m) cluster is the tightest collection of supertalls in the world, and all of them are individually iconic and beautiful. Plus there's the extremely unique Oriental Pearl Tower (468m).

If you don't think this is iconic, I have to ask - what does a skyline need to be iconic?

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It certainly ain't a beauty, at least not from this angle. The CBD and the Yonge corridor are cool, but the effect of the green condos in the rest of the shot is Vancouver-calibre "pin cushion" hideous. Blech.
The only Vancouver-calibre "pin cushion" I see is at the extreme lower end of the shot.
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Absolutely iconic, especially considering how often it's used to represent China to the world. And personally, there are several angles that could easily be considered beautiful, such as the one below. The Shanghai Tower (628m)/World Financial Center (492m)/Jin Mao Building (421m) cluster is the tightest collection of supertalls in the world, and all of them are individually iconic and beautiful. Plus there's the extremely unique Oriental Pearl Tower (468m).

If you don't think this is iconic, I have to ask - what does a skyline need to be iconic?
Instantly recognizable, indelibly representative of a place? There really are only about ten examples of iconic skylines in the world, and they're all obvious. But yeah, maybe Shanghai is getting there as a symbol of China's resent emergence.

I think we'll have to agree to disagree on the subjective call of its beauty though. I think it's interesting, and whacky, and clumsy-looking, but I'd never call it beautiful. At least not in a traditional sense, anyway.
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I wouldn't call Shanghai's skyline beautiful, but I do think it's iconic looking.

Love that last Vancouver shot.
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