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View Poll Results: The Best Skyline in the World for 2010 is
Kuala Lumpar 40 5.32%
Hong Kong 154 20.48%
Chicago 44 5.85%
Singapore 32 4.26%
Shanghai 34 4.52%
Tokyo 12 1.60%
New York 168 22.34%
Frankfurt 11 1.46%
Dubai 37 4.92%
Seoul 8 1.06%
Seattle 10 1.33%
Guangzhou 4 0.53%
Shenzhen 8 1.06%
Dallas 3 0.40%
Pittsburgh 5 0.66%
Sao Paolo 34 4.52%
Paris 16 2.13%
Toronto 21 2.79%
Sydney 20 2.66%
Los Angeles 1 0.13%
San Francisco 3 0.40%
Melbourne 11 1.46%
Houston 0 0%
London 29 3.86%
Detroit 3 0.40%
Boston 1 0.13%
Montreal 3 0.40%
Moscow 23 3.06%
Atlanta 0 0%
Istanbul 17 2.26%
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 03:21 PM   #1
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World's Best Skyline 2010

This is a poll for the 2010 world's best skyline as voted for by skyscrapercity members. One vote only please and it's important to bear in mind that by the end of 2010 some city skylines will change slightly, therefore the accuracy of the poll may not 100% reflect people opinion, however I think it will be a good guide.
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 04:30 PM   #2
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 04:42 PM   #3
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 06:31 PM   #4
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5 votes for KL, 2 votes for singapore ... east asian cities are going to win because mobilization is their strength. but ... thank god everyone knows which skylines are the best:

#1 HK
#2 NYC
#3 shanghai
#4 chicago
#5 dubai

not including those cities in the top 5 is pure ignorance.

1# HONG KONG

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Old July 23rd, 2010, 06:49 PM   #5
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What constitutes the best skyline? Number of skyscrapers, height of skyscrapers, architecture or something else?

To me the most aesthetically pleasing skyline is that of Seattle.

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Old July 23rd, 2010, 07:00 PM   #6
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What constitutes the best skyline? Number of skyscrapers, height of skyscrapers, architecture or something else?
This is an entirely subjective poll so there are no set criteria - whichever skyline people like the best for any reason. For me, it's Hong Kong - tall and modern, lots of water and colours, mixed with the intrigue and fascination that the old oriental boats (whatever they're called) give in the bay.


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Old July 23rd, 2010, 07:00 PM   #7
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New York conquers all.
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 07:02 PM   #8
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some more shits of seattle mostly thnx to pwright1 and desertpunk























unfortunately all the photos i took in my trip to Seattle became extremely blurry and idk how to fix that :S
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 07:08 PM   #9
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It'll always be NYC, no matter how hard other cities try. You can't get so many awesome historical skyscrapers in any other city, amongst new icons and a vibrant, yet inviting and enjoyable urban cityscape.
No chance for plastic towns like Dubai and Singapore - or for urban messes like Sao Paulo and Shanghai.


My sympathy vote goes to Frankfurt though. For it being the smallest city with an utterly amazing skyline, being the best European and having the highest ratio of quality towers in the list.


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Old July 23rd, 2010, 07:29 PM   #10
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I wouldnt call Singapore plastic. Its is the most amazing, livable, lively, beautiful, vibrant, functional, modern and all round awesome city.
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It's indeed the perfect plastic city. Whatever, it's all about opinions here, so to each his own I guess.
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What constitutes the best skyline? Number of skyscrapers, height of skyscrapers, architecture or something else?
for me..beautiful skyline is refer to beautiful arrangement of the building,the overall architecture,enviroment as adding value for dramatic view..that can see from eye level..its not about density,how technology or how big that city...example...singapore has good skyline ..its only my opinion for skyline term
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 08:21 PM   #13
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Pwngyang, Best Korea. Because:

- it is green (true Socialists rely on a quality public transportation system)
- well-planned and maintained (especially in recent years)
- has monuments in a wide range of styles (from the traditional East Asian aesthetics to the "gloom-doom" appeal of Brutalism)
- nearly all of the monuments were designed by the native architects
- all other cities on the poll (except Gulf Cities) were built at the expense of others...
- ...so there's no reason to feel threatened by a "failed ideology" ^_^


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Erbse, I am a fan of the Frankfurt skyline but that third picture with the church
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Old July 24th, 2010, 02:58 AM   #15
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New York City is in a class of its own. It's synonymous with skyscrapers.

So New York get's my vote, followed by Hong Kong, Chicago, Sydney and Shanghai.
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Some hilarious poll results so far.
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Old July 24th, 2010, 09:18 PM   #19
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im getting bored with ny,hongkong and chicago skyline....i love to see another city to win the vote,such as kl,singapore,ghuangzho,london,malburne,dubai..
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^ Who would actually care, anyway?


I'm not bored of skylines, I'm bored of this kind of useless polls & threads.
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