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Bangkok, Thailand 287 16.29%
Chicago, USA 299 16.97%
Dubai, UAE 194 11.01%
Frankfurt am Main, Germany 120 6.81%
Guangzhou, China 82 4.65%
Hong Kong, China 365 20.72%
Jakarta, Indonesia 165 9.36%
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 240 13.62%
Los Angeles, USA 110 6.24%
Melbourne, Australia 134 7.60%
Metro Manila, Philippines 181 10.27%
Minneapolis, USA 65 3.69%
New York • Manhattan, USA 486 27.58%
Paris, France 124 7.04%
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 72 4.09%
San Francisco, USA 114 6.47%
Sao Paulo, USA 71 4.03%
Seattle, USA 131 7.43%
Shanghai, China 240 13.62%
Shenzhen, China 92 5.22%
Singapore CBD, Singapore 161 9.14%
Sydney, Australia 204 11.58%
Tokyo, Japan 158 8.97%
Toronto • City, Canada 204 11.58%
Vancouver, Canada 113 6.41%
Other (please specify) 186 10.56%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 1762. You may not vote on this poll

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Old January 31st, 2009, 07:33 AM   #1
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Top 25 Highrise Skylines

Top 25 Highrise Skylines

Updated June 2010


1. Asia: 10
2. North America: 8
3. Europe: 5
4. Australia: 2
5. South America: 1




* Methology:
Scores are based on Weighted Matrix method. Because of the time required to perform the (mostly) manual calculations, only those cities that received ~400 or more votes have been included in the counting. See complete listings on Google Docs

** Position in January 2010 using the old counting system (i.e. % of 10-point votes of total votes).




1. Hong Kong CBD, China (NEW!)Weighted average score: 15.03* (world rank before: 1)**



2. New York - Manhattan, USA 13.99 (2)



3. Chicago, USA 13.54 (3)



4. Sydney, Australia
12.4 (4)



5. Shanghai, China
12.26 (5)



6. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 12.25 (8)



7. Singapore CBD, Singapore
11.93 (11)


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8. Tokyo, Japan
11.93 (7)



9. Toronto: City, Canada
11.90 (6)



10. Frankfurt am Main, Germany 11.83 (13)



11. Melbourne, Australia
11.5 (9)



12. Shenzhen, China 11.47 (25)

[IMG]http://i45.************/1zexoy1.jpg[/IMG]

13. Seattle, USA 11.41 (12)



14. Vancouver CBD, Canada - 11.4 (18)



15. San Francisco, USA 11.39 (15)

[IMG]http://i49.************/2056qm9.jpg[/IMG]

16. Seoul, South Korea 11.04 (31)

[IMG]http://i47.************/ht8947.jpg[/IMG]

17. Guangzhou, China 11.01 (17)

[IMG]http://i45.************/2vbuh5v.jpg[/IMG]

18. London City, UK 10.8 (26)

[IMG]http://i50.************/k4gj82.jpg[/IMG]

19. Dubai, UAE
10.64 (10)




20. Minneapolis, USA - 10.64 (24)



21. Bangkok, Thailand 10.62 (20)

[IMG]http://i48.************/35bi7fk.jpg[/IMG]

22. Warsaw, Poland 10.46 (30)

[IMG]http://i50.************/w14v0l.jpg[/IMG]

23. Rotterdam, Netherlands 10.43 (35)

[IMG]http://i50.************/2d9s18l.jpg[/IMG]

24. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 10.42(14)

25. Moscow, Russia 10.41 (28)

[IMG]http://i49.************/md09ll.jpg[/IMG]

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26. Los Angeles, USA
10.38 (26)

27. Brisbane, Australia 10.34 (27)


28. La Défense, Paris, France 10.33 (28)

29. Beijing, China10.28 (21)

30. Calgary, Canada 10.16 (37)

31. Sao Paulo, Brazil
10.03 (22)


32. Buenos Aires, Argentina 9.91 (34)

33. Gold Coast, Australia 9.9 (33)

34. Montréal, Canada 9.83 (36)

35. Jakarta, Indonesia9.77 (19)

36. Miami, USA 9.68 (39)

37. Houston, USA 9.68 (38)

38. Pittsburgh, USA 9.67

39. Philadelphia, USA 9.59

40. Auckland, New Zealand 9.53

41. Metro Manila, Philippines 9.43 (23)


42. Paris de Ville / Central Paris, France
9.36 (16)

43. Perth, Australia 9.32 (42)

44. Dallas, Texas 9.30 (43)

45. Canary Wharf, London, UK 9.30

46. Atlanta, USA 9.23 (44)


47. Madrid, Spain 9.09


48. Charlotte, USA 9.04

49. Mexico City, Mexico 8.93 (38)

50. Boston, USA
8.89


51. Berlin, Germany 8.89

52. Barcelona, Spain 8.62

53. Istanbul, Turkey 8.31 (39)


54.
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel 8.03
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Old January 31st, 2009, 10:00 AM   #2
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Just looking at the rankings, you can tell this analysis is flawed. Try two more ways of splicing the data, combine all three results and see how your rankings change.
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Old January 31st, 2009, 01:30 PM   #3
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Frankfurt should be higher but it's a pretty good list IMO
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Old January 31st, 2009, 03:41 PM   #4
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Just goes to show that a thinly-populated nation can skew these sort of "popularity contests" on an internet forum, when represented by determined voting "representatives".

With the exception of the top 3, you could scatter most of the other skylines into Shanghai and they would almost disappear, save for a couple of tall structures (eg. Burj).
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Old January 31st, 2009, 05:21 PM   #5
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pretty interesting. Btw - Buenos Airies isn't in the US
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Old February 1st, 2009, 01:37 AM   #6
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i am not agree with this top, most of the people in the forum vote for your own city.

Rio better than frankfurt?? nooo. Los Angeles is better, even Shenzhen is better.

And Dubai should be higher, like 4 or 5. just look the skyline

[IMG]http://i35.************/2l5l06.jpg[/IMG]

The others cities are ok....

that´s what i think!!!!
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Old February 1st, 2009, 01:52 AM   #7
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The buildings look lonely, maybe that's why it's not higher
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Old February 1st, 2009, 02:02 AM   #8
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yea maybe, just give to the city 5 years, and the top will change.
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Old February 1st, 2009, 02:26 AM   #9
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nv,

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Old February 1st, 2009, 03:40 AM   #10
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Thanks for the list!

That's North Sydney in the picture, by the way.
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Old February 1st, 2009, 03:44 AM   #11
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that's all i could find. If you know of a better picture for this thread, feel free to post it here.

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Old February 1st, 2009, 11:48 PM   #12
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That's a pretty bad angle of Bangkok but that's okay
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 03:31 AM   #13
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Nice compilation.

Your methodology results in rankings that are for the most part similiar to mine.
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 11:34 AM   #14
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 04:49 PM   #15
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This is the February poll.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 05:36 AM   #16
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Hmm nice list.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 12:02 PM   #17
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The buildings look lonely, maybe that's why it's not higher
The density is very poor in Dubai. It might change in the future, but we not vote "future skylines".

This is the "people choice"

To think that one of the most esthetic skylines: SINGAPORE did not even made the "runner-up" list.

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And a very impresive skyline like Shenzhen is only no 22.

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Old February 4th, 2009, 03:48 PM   #18
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added Singapore at #10 spot

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Old February 13th, 2009, 11:34 PM   #19
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Update: added Top Historical Skylines chart.
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Old February 14th, 2009, 01:31 AM   #20
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Interesting list.
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