Judge for yourself.
Two 3-D scale models of the proposed Ajax mine are now in the lobby of The Daily News, where people walking downtown are free to peruse them and submit comments for publication.
One of the models was commissioned by KGHM-Ajax while the other was put together by volunteers, including a draftsperson.
Some of the visitors who came into The Daily News lobby Monday said while both models put the massive size of the proposed open-pit mine into perspective, the winner is the volunteer effort for its use of photographic images of the city overtop geography.
"This is more what waste rock looks like," said Dave Brown, who pored over the models along with his spouse Marilyn.
The Browns live on the South Shore and are worried about the potential impact of the mine.
"This (volunteer model) shows where people live," Marilyn said.
The two models are in the lobby of the building at 393 Seymour St. until Aug. 24.
Daily News editor Mel Rothenburger said the newspaper wanted to give residents a chance to see both models at once.
"It's a great opportunity for people to look at both models at the same time and to compare them. The models are both very accurate but they're quite different in what they show us."
Judi Gelowitz, who saw the models Monday, lives in Westsyde. But she said it's obvious from the models the mine will dominate the city if it is approved and developed. That includes the view on the approach from the Coquihalla Highway.
"You're going to see that. You can't cover it up."