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Old 12-14-2014, 11:35 AM
 
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A Canadian can't help but notice the 10-storey high Tim Hortons ad on the building to the left. Eek!
Can you get a ham sandwich at that one? A turkey and bacon club?
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:38 AM
 
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I must say, their skyscraper architecture looks so much more impressive than the architecture in American cities. US cities keep putting up the same boring boxes.
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:17 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I must say, their skyscraper architecture looks so much more impressive than the architecture in American cities. US cities keep putting up the same boring boxes.
Lmfao, American cities? no sh-t! too many old ugly stone and brick buildings....

We are improving however (slowly)

Too many people who take old architecture too seriously and they halt the construction of new/ impressive and more modern skyscrapers...
The arguments against the construction of 15 Penn Plaza really bother me more than they should.
"It'll block the ESB"
"It will take attention away from the ESB!"

Like cry me a river.

Dubai should be compared to Chinese cities anyways.
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:19 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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That must be the Canadian Embassy.
Its across the street from the Canadian University of Dubai.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ca...1e0384!6m1!1e1
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:20 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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A Canadian can't help but notice the 10-storey high Tim Hortons ad on the building to the left. Eek!
I wish we could get excited about stuff like that, we have our coffee shops and restaurants all over the world so its not a big deal to us its just a fact of life.
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Lmfao, American cities? no sh-t! too many old ugly stone and brick buildings....

We are improving however (slowly)

Too many people who take old architecture too seriously and they halt the construction of new/ impressive and more modern skyscrapers...
The arguments against the construction of 15 Penn Plaza really bother me more than they should.
"It'll block the ESB"
"It will take attention away from the ESB!"

Like cry me a river.

Dubai should be compared to Chinese cities anyways.

I'd have to disagree with you there. They tell a story about how a city grew, are more ornate, and more......human. Modern architecture does nothing for me. To each their own though.

I DO agree that the argument about blocking the ESB is moronic though.

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Its across the street from the Canadian University of Dubai.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ca...1e0384!6m1!1e1

Makes sense. lol

Last edited by Magnatomicflux; 12-16-2014 at 11:42 PM..
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:45 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I'd have to disagree with you there. They tell a story about how a city grew. Modern architecture does nothing for me. To each their own though.

I DO agree that the argument about blocking the ESB is moronic though.
We have the internet for stuff like that now.

the World Trade Center towers were iconic buildings... they were destroyed under unfortunate circumstances however a Wikipedia page still exists today.

World Trade Center - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-17-2014, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I wish we could get excited about stuff like that, we have our coffee shops and restaurants all over the world so its not a big deal to us its just a fact of life.
Who said I saw it as a positive?
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Old 12-17-2014, 09:16 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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The main road near where I live.
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en...184.16,,0,8.92

The Town hall
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Sou...p=12,5,,0,8.83

Scottish Caledonian forests
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=sco...,53.01,,0,3.88

And now Abroad...

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=sal...,35.07,,0,0.39

Harlem, NYC, NY, USA
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Har...87.71,,0,-2.05

Francistown, Botswana
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Har...55.41,,0,12.71

Crossing the boarder to South Africa
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Joh...,41.76,,0,-0.2
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Old 12-17-2014, 01:45 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Who said I saw it as a positive?
"Eek!" ?

idk, lol... what you don't like Tim Hortons?
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