Amazing time lapse video of Toronto and its office buildings
“With City Rising I wanted to bring others up to this perspective,” explains Tom Ryaboi (who, I should note, shoots for blogTO on occasion). And while many of us have seen our fair share of rooftopping photos over the last couple years, there’s something more intriguing and unfamiliar when they become animated. The city comes to life, as it were.
Here we get a sense of how quickly the weather changes, how constant the flow of traffic is, and how gorgeous Toronto looks from 50+ storeys high. But it’s the little details that make the whole thing for me: the smouldering cumulous clouds that bubble up around the one minute mark, the morse code-like light patterns just before two minutes, and the people pacing in their apartments while your eye is drawn to the Rogers Centre roof, which does this little tap to conclude its closing sequence.