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View Poll Results: Better skyline?
Montreal 243 53.17%
Houston 214 46.83%
Voters: 457. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-23-2011, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I would agree to say Montreal's skyline is definitely better than Miamis and about a tie with Seattle. It does look a bit bigger than Houstons but also looks shorter. Whats the tallest building in Montreal?

 
Old 05-23-2011, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Terrebonne, Québec
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I would agree to say Montreal's skyline is definitely better than Miamis and about a tie with Seattle. It does look a bit bigger than Houstons but also looks shorter. Whats the tallest building in Montreal?
The tallest building in Montreal is "1000 de la Gauchetière".
It is 205 meters in height. Due to strict laws, buildings in Montreal are not allowed to be over 205 meters in height.
So 1000 de la Gauchetière is as high as this city will go.

Here is the 1000 de la Gauchetière building.

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Old 05-23-2011, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Terrebonne, Québec
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A few more of Montreal










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Old 05-24-2011, 01:30 AM
 
Location: san francisco
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I think it beats Miami's and Seattle's personally. Philly might have a better skyline though in terms of mid tier cities.
well, i'd like to respectfully and immensely disagree. i think its been said plenty of times here... montreal has the architecture and the density but quite frankly the skyline is a little unassuming. It's a nice skyline, but I do not consider it a top ten skyline in all of north america. I'd say Vancouver's even has it beat by a lot.

That being said, I can see how people would prefer Montreal's, but come on, let's be honest. When we are talking about SKYLINES in particular, not the "character", or the "soul" or yadda yadda, or any intangible and nebulous definition you can think of, Houston outright wins this one.

According to Wikipedia... Montreal only has get this, 19 buildings standing at 400' and taller. that's NINETEEN. Houston has FOURTY-FIVE! Montreal's tallest buildings are just five that stand at 600' to 673'. Houston has 8 of them at 600' PLUS ten that stand from 700' to over a thousand. Why was this thread even created?

Yes, aesthetically, Montreal wins. But if we were comparing skylines to movie stars, Houston would be Arnold Schwarzenneger, while Montreal would be Brad Pitt. Sorry, Houston wins.
 
Old 05-24-2011, 04:46 AM
 
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Sorry, Houston wins.
take a peek at the results

apparently mathematics is not the end all , theres some intangible in play here
 
Old 05-24-2011, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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take a peek at the results

apparently mathematics is not the end all , theres some intangible in play here
You put Houston up against Mayberry and Mayberry will win.
 
Old 05-24-2011, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Texas
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H-Town destroys Montreal in a skyline battle in my opinion, but Montreal has the edge when it comes down to density.

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Old 05-24-2011, 11:32 AM
 
Location: san francisco
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take a peek at the results

apparently mathematics is not the end all , theres some intangible in play here
what a cliche response!

look, i realize why people prefer montreal's skyline over houston. and yeah you're using all these intangibles, like architecture and density. these are all things that i prefer and if you were to ask me i'd say montreal's skyline is nicer.

there's a thin line between what you prefer, or what you feel is more aesthetic and what is more impressive in sheer volume and size. montreal and houston are a great example of the two sides.

people have voted montreal because of the aesthetics.... but regardless, houston has a real skyline, which means it has dozens of towers LITERALLY rising to the sky. In the sincerest most simplest and impeccable definition of a skyline HOUSTON WINS.
 
Old 05-24-2011, 11:33 AM
 
Location: san francisco
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H-Town destroys Montreal in a skyline battle in my opinion, but Montreal has the edge when it comes down to density.
that's pretty much what i'm trying to tell these canadians. haha
 
Old 05-24-2011, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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what a cliche response!

look, i realize why people prefer montreal's skyline over houston. and yeah you're using all these intangibles, like architecture and density. these are all things that i prefer and if you were to ask me i'd say montreal's skyline is nicer.

there's a thin line between what you prefer, or what you feel is more aesthetic and what is more impressive in sheer volume and size. montreal and houston are a great example of the two sides.

people have voted montreal because of the aesthetics.... but regardless, houston has a real skyline, which means it has dozens of towers LITERALLY rising to the sky. In the sincerest most simplest and impeccable definition of a skyline HOUSTON WINS.
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