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The Great Canadian Skyline Thread! II

the great canadian skyline thread II
link to old one http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=148434

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Great Calgary shot 1ajs. Looks like we're on top
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Great Calgary shot 1ajs. Looks like we're on top
Wheres Suncor, Bankers Hall, Eighth Place and the Bow!
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Wheres Suncor, Bankers Hall, Eighth Place and the Bow!
We tore them down last week, threw all the debris in the landfill and are building bigger and better. Kidding.
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^ Nice. Like someone said the other time, the Montreal skyline can be unimpressive from certain angles, but looks like the king from other points of view. I love the view from the East (Jacques Cartier bridge or on A-20 near the tunnel) or the south shore, but the view from the Peel basin or Mount Royal is just meh. (skyline-wise for Mount Royal because the view remains particulary nice)
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Great shots so far, guys.

Back in October I posted this pano in the 500,000 and under thread, but since it's the best London picture I've managed to take I don't feel terrible re-posting it here.

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Wheres Suncor, Bankers Hall, Eighth Place and the Bow!
On the other side of downtown. They aren't visible from the NE unless you are higher up than downtown.
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On the other side of downtown. They aren't visible from the NE unless you are higher up than downtown.
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cowtown is wowtown! and who on earth would ever mention "unimpressive" and Montreal in the same sentence. a real nut-job thats who. and we all know that there is none of those around here, so we need not worry. right?
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cowtown is wowtown! and who on earth would ever mention "unimpressive" and Montreal in the same sentence. a real nut-job thats who. and we all know that there is none of those around here, so we need not worry. right?
That's not really necessary.

Those Vancouver shots are absolutely stunning!
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cowtown is wowtown! and who on earth would ever mention "unimpressive" and Montreal in the same sentence. a real nut-job thats who. and we all know that there is none of those around here, so we need not worry. right?
Yes, I think that the Montreal skyline can be unimpressive from certain angles, get over it.
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I'm the one who made the original "unimpressive" comment. And it's true, as seen from certain angles (bassin peel is one) the skyline doesn't have a "cowtown wow town" effect.
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Every skyline can be unimpressive from certain angles.
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I agree in theory, but I have yet to spot one in Vancouver. It probably has to do with the consistency of that city's skyline, and the fact that it is for now dominated by the shangri- la. Montreal has 5 shangri-las scattered across the downtown core, and they're all at different positions on the slope.

Also, different views mean different buildings are obscured. The trademark skyline shot for example, the one from mont royal makes it that the city's third tallest building is completely hidden by the city's fourth tallest.

As seen from the river, our city's 2nd tallest is often obscured by our third tallest.

Just some observations about the skyline.
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That's not really necessary.

Those Vancouver shots are absolutely stunning!
whats not necessary? all i said was that Montreal is truly awesome and that the picture of Calgary was, wow! i don't understand any of the get over it and not necessary comments at all. please fill me in on what someone thinks they read in my comments that was remotely negative.
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