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View Poll Results: Which city has the most visually and aesthetically beautiful waterfront?
New York 4 2.80%
Chicago 45 31.47%
Toronto 6 4.20%
San Francisco 13 9.09%
Miami/Miami Beach 24 16.78%
Boston 6 4.20%
Vancouver 17 11.89%
San Diego 4 2.80%
Seattle 10 6.99%
Honolulu 14 9.79%
Voters: 143. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 06-27-2016, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Clutch City
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Vancouver's is very nice with the most beautiful views and beautiful Stanley Park and many beaches. The only thing negative is that the architecture along the downtown are is just tall condos with little variety of development.


NY shouldn't even be on the list. Great city but a great Waterfront city it definitely isn't. I wouldn't say Montreal really qualifies as a Waterfront city.


Toronto's is not very appealing but there is a huge plan underway that is already transforming the area in unbelievable ways and it's the largest redevelopment in the Americas so give it 15 years.
What is wrong with NYC's waterfront?
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Old 06-27-2016, 09:03 AM
 
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It's hilariously ironic to me that a city that's not even on an ocean has the best waterfront. Chicago really did well with it's waterfront.
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Old 06-28-2016, 04:27 AM
 
Location: Florida
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New York is the odd city out in the poll as it's clearly at the bottom of the cities listed, imo.

I like Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, Honolulu and Vancouver with Vancouver being the best.

If you asked this say 15 years ago, I would have included Miami Beach near the top. However, slowly but surly it's turning into one long wall of condos and hotels right along the beach and that's taking away from it.
TAM88 I beg to differ and offer this aerial evidence of Miami Beach in 1961 :


Link : http://i.imgur.com/jJUiNcw.jpg

Miami Beach today :


Link:
http://i.imgur.com/x8qi3Sn.jpg

Not much has changed in 55 years on South Beach thanks to the preservationists during the 1970's and creating the Art Deco district.
By the way Miami Beach has restricted the heights of condo towers now to about 20 stories or so with the tallest condo's being the Diamond towers at 550 feet tall in mid-beach.

PS : All the beaches on Miami Beach are public with full access.
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Old 06-28-2016, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Clutch City
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It's hilariously ironic to me that a city that's not even on an ocean has the best waterfront. Chicago really did well with it's waterfront.
Well, the Great Lakes are basically inland seas.
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Old 06-29-2016, 05:57 AM
BMI
 
Location: Ontario
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Right now ....Vancouver

Toronto is preparing to redevelop it's waterfront,
so if we take another poll in 10 or 20 years....Toronto might win.
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I've been to SF and Seattle... live in Chicago.


SF has the topography, elevation, bridges...

Seattle was nice. I didn't know that expressway was going to be knocked down. It did make it less appealing.


Chicago... not to brag, but it was WAYYYY cleaner thatn SF or Seattle. Chicago's lakefront is just pristine.
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Old 06-30-2016, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Right now ....Vancouver

Toronto is preparing to redevelop it's waterfront,
so if we take another poll in 10 or 20 years....Toronto might win.
Toronto has basically turned away from it's waterfront with that Highway & rail lines that hug it.
Amazing !
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:54 PM
 
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Toronto has basically turned away from it's waterfront with that Highway & rail lines that hug it.
Amazing !
Queen's Quay, part of Toronto's current waterfront redevelopment project, which includes several new waterfront LRT lines, improved transit access, dedicated bike and pedestrian streets, and mixed office and residential:

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Old 07-01-2016, 08:09 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Definitely Chicago.
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Old 07-08-2016, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Out of the cities I've visited, NYC, Toronto,San Francisco, San Diego,Seattle and Honolulu, I'd say Vancouver wins hands down.

Nothing compares. I'm not talking about skylines ( a lot of photos seem to be of skylines ) but about the actual waterfront. Vancouver's seawall and parks along the waterfront encircle the entire downtown core and way beyond.
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