Come on man...just stop already.
What we're saying is pretty simple. For the most part, tourist go to cities for two reasons:
1) The history
2) The vibrancy and urbanism of it. We can't get the history, but we can make our city attractable like NY by having all kinds of cool sky scrapers and being the second fiddle to the concrete jungle that is NY..
Why do you think people are so fascinated with NY??? Because it's rife with low rise buildings and houses everywhere???
People love NY because of the energy that the city has being packed with sky scrapers, density, and multi-culturalism. It's not that hard to figure out.
Same reason why people love Chicago.
It's not just about a condo. It's about coming to a city that is fascinating due to it's architecture, vibrancy, and location relative to the US. Skylines are often a measuring stick of what cities in North America have to offer.