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[PHOTO] Emerald Park Condos, from the north

I recently revisited North York, at Yonge and Sheppard, and was in a position to see from the north the Emerald Park Condos just south of Sheppard. The striking design of these towers, as Urban Toronto noted back in 2011, clearly borrows heavily from the Emerald Towers built for the Kazakhstani capital of Astana..

Emerald Park Condos, from the north #toronto #northyork #yongestreet #emeraldparkcondos #towers #condos #green

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Written by Randy McDonald

April 8, 2018 at 8:45 am

[PHOTO] Toronto skyline as seen from the Prince Edward Viaduct

Toronto skyline as seen from the Prince Edward Viaduct #toronto #skyline #night #princeedwardviaduct #bloorviaduct #lights #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

March 22, 2018 at 11:00 am

[PHOTO] Three photos of Yonge and Sheppard, North York, Toronto

The towers of North York along Yonge Street, around Sheppard station, are imposing, potentially a secondary nucleus of high-rise growth and densification outside of the downtown. Some of the towers, like the Emerald Park Condos, are particularly striking for passersby.

Looking north at Yonge and Sheppard #toronto #yongeandsheppard #northyork #yongestreet #skyline #latergram

25 Sheppard Avenue West #toronto #yongeandsheppard #northyork #yongestreet #skyline #25sheppard #latergram

Emerald Park Condos #toronto #yongeandsheppard #northyork #yongestreet #skyline #emeraldparkcondos #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

March 19, 2018 at 10:15 am

[PHOTO] One57 in the distance, Central Park

This supertall tower, one that I believe–thanks to this map from Curbed is One 57, is easily visible from Central Park near Belvedere Castle.

One57 in the distance #newyorkcity #newyork #manhattan #centralpark #one57 #supertall #skyscraper #tower #skyline #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

February 27, 2018 at 12:00 pm

[PHOTO] Three photos of Manhattan from Belvedere Castle

The top of Belvedere Castle offers superb views to the north.

Looking east across Turtle Pond #newyorkcity #newyork #manhattan #centralpark #skyline #turtlepond #belvederecastle #winter #latergram

Looking north across Turtle Pond #newyorkcity #newyork #manhattan #centralpark #skyline #turtlepond #belvederecastle #winter #latergram

Looking west across Turtle Pond #newyorkcity #newyork #manhattan #centralpark #skyline #turtlepond #belvederecastle #upperwestside #winter #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

February 25, 2018 at 11:15 am

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: New York City, Shenzhen and Guangzhou, Berlin, Amsterdam, Istanbul

  • What does the impending demolition of the venerable Union Carbide tower, at 270 Park Avenue, to make way for a new ultratall skyscraper say about changing New York City? New York reports.
  • The South China Morning Post observes how the cities of Shenzhen and Guangzhou, though still behind Hong Kong, are starting to advance past it as a result of these cities’ sustained investment in innovative technologies.
  • Aldi in Berlin will apparently build affordable student housing on top of at least some of its new discount food stores in Berlin. Bloomberg reports.
  • This VICE article looking at the lives of lonely people in Amsterdam, many newcomers, is affecting.
  • The Crisis Group looks at how Syrian refugees, of diverse ethnicities and religions, are finding a new home in the multiethnic Istanbul neighbourhood of Sultangazi.

[PHOTO] Two photos from the Upper West Side, New York City

The Theodore Roosevelt Park that surrounds the American Museum of Natural History offers a grassy space with great uninterrupted sight lines.

North across Theodore Roosevelt Park #newyorkcity #newyork #manhattan #amnh #theodoreroosevelt #theodorerooseveltpark #uppereastside #latergram

Columbus Avenue, or Ninth, also offers passersby good views of distant things.

South down Columbus at West 77th #newyorkcity #newyork #manhattan #amnh #uppereastside #west77 #columbusave #columbusavenue #latergram