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Old January 11th, 2010, 05:48 PM   #21
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 1. New York City	USA
 2. Hong Kong		China
 3. Paris		France
 4. Sao Paulo		Brazil
 5. Shanghai		China
 6. Chicago		USA
 7. Vancouver		Canada
 8. Rio de Janeiro	Brazil
 9. Benidorm		Spain
10. Manila		Philippines

11. Buenos Aires	Argentina
12. Moscow		Russia
13. Gold Coast		Australia
14. Shenzhen		China
15. Singapore		Singapore
16. Sydney		Australia
17. Dubai		United Arab Emirates
18. Guangzhou		China
19. Seoul		South Korea
20. Caracas		Venezuela

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Old January 11th, 2010, 06:05 PM   #22
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1. Hong Kong

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Old January 11th, 2010, 08:08 PM   #23
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Sorry, I have been a fool. I was hurrying last night to finish the last two and they are not that great now that I look at them...

I will change them now.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 09:04 PM   #24
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in my opinion, toronto skyline is not in top 5. I think there are other cities that are better than toronto such as tokyo, seoul, sezhen, gounzhou, bangkok which are 100000000000times better.
Mm hmm, opinion aside, you are an utter fool.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 09:08 PM   #25
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Mm hmm, opinion aside, you are an utter fool.


That's what I wanted to say, but used every ounce I could muster to keep my mouth shut.

He/she couldn't even spell the cities he preferred better correctly. I counted 11 zeroes in his very scientific analysis. 100 billion times better? Does Tokyo even have 100 billion buildings?
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Old January 11th, 2010, 11:09 PM   #26
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Hong Kong will eventually fully integrate into the rest of China. That will probably involve switching to driving on the right. I found data online that says the distance between the 2 is 27 km which is also the distance between Mississauga and downtown Toronto. Do these statistics seem accurate to you?
Hong Kong is already 100% part of China, there is no argument there, but full integration? It might but I highly doubt that it would happen in the near future. When China resumed the soverenty of HK back in the 90's, the then supreme leader, Deng, promised that Hong Kong would be left alone for 50 years.

As far as the merging of the HK and Shenzhen, its almost impossible. As Skybean mentioned earilier, there are way too many differences between the two cities and don't forget that HK is still administrated in the "one country, two systems' format. Shenzhen is also a major city itself, not a small city like Hamilton which would be easily merge with Toronto.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 11:50 PM   #27
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Sorry, I have been a fool. I was hurrying last night to finish the last two and they are not that great now that I look at them...

I will change them now.
Not to worry, you're not a fool!


As much as I love Vancouver, I don't think it deserves to be up there with the big boys.

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Old January 12th, 2010, 12:38 AM   #28
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Hong Kong is already 100% part of China, there is no argument there, but full integration? It might but I highly doubt that it would happen in the near future. When China resumed the soverenty of HK back in the 90's, the then supreme leader, Deng, promised that Hong Kong would be left alone for 50 years.

As far as the merging of the HK and Shenzhen, its almost impossible. As Skybean mentioned earilier, there are way too many differences between the two cities and don't forget that HK is still administrated in the "one country, two systems' format. Shenzhen is also a major city itself, not a small city like Hamilton which would be easily merge with Toronto.
Yes, it won't happen in the near future, but it will surely happen eventually. Let's not forget that Shenzhen is a very prosperous Chinese city. It's not a stretch to see income levels approach those in Hong Kong 20 years from now.

Shenzhen is the more populous of the two, so any merger would end up looking more like a merger of equals than the Toronto-Hamilton area.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 09:04 AM   #29
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the real merger is between Shenzhen and Guangzhou, which if you check on Google Earth is already contiguous via Dongguan. That would make an urban population of at least 20.6 million. At the higher end of the population estimates, including illegal migrants, the cities together would be hitting 33 million, second only to Tokyo (39 million).

Shenzhen 4 -14 million
Dongguan - 6.9 million
Guangzhou 9.7 - 12 million
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Old January 12th, 2010, 10:04 AM   #30
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^ Zhongshan and Jiangmen also look reasonably continuous on Google Earth, do you think they should be included?
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Old January 12th, 2010, 10:35 AM   #31
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China is going to become a city in itself soon rawr.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 10:56 AM   #32
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1st - Chicago
2nd - Hong Kong
3rd - New York

I do not think that Dudai could be in any place in this list. Yes, Dubai has lost of skyscrapers, but he hasn't got any else, and a city needs an urbanity plan.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 12:18 PM   #33
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1st - Chicago
2nd - Hong Kong
3rd - New York

I do not think that Dudai could be in any place in this list. Yes, Dubai has lost of skyscrapers, but he hasn't got any else, and a city needs an urbanity plan.
well, we are talking about skylines here, and dubai is certainly in the top 5 imo!
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Old January 12th, 2010, 12:35 PM   #34
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1) CHICAGO
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Old January 12th, 2010, 02:07 PM   #35
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1 New York
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Old January 12th, 2010, 11:23 PM   #36
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well, we are talking about skylines here, and dubai is certainly in the top 5 imo!
Emphasis on the IMO. Meaning, IN YOUR OPINION!

I wouldn't even put Dubai in the top 20... IMO.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 11:48 AM   #37
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Old January 13th, 2010, 12:37 PM   #38
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1.HongKong
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Old January 13th, 2010, 05:26 PM   #39
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My list is almost the same as yours:

1. New York

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2. Hong Kong

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/jrgcastro/3171026110/

3. Chicago

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/hao_nguyen/2850199048/

4. Dubai

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3523508119/

5. Seattle

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Old January 14th, 2010, 01:50 AM   #40
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for me

1. NY
2. HONG KONG
3. DUBAI
4.SHANGHAI
5.CHICAGO
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