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Old September 12th, 2012, 04:06 PM   #41
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1. New York & Hong Kong
3. Chicago & Shanghai
5. Dubai, Tokyo & Shenzhen
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Old September 12th, 2012, 06:46 PM   #42
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Dubai's skyline is in this "top skylines" ?? Im sorry but I don't get it. Most skyscrapers in this city are soulless and look the same. Even Burj Khalifa is one of the ugliest in this forum. Just my opinion. My top5 skylines:
1. NY
2. Toronto
3. L.A
4. Brisbane
5. HK
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Old September 13th, 2012, 02:32 AM   #43
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1. NYC
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Old September 13th, 2012, 02:42 AM   #44
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1.New York
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Old September 13th, 2012, 03:27 AM   #45
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Toronto is definitely in the top 5, and it is getting better at an amazing rate. We have the most skyscrapers under construction in North America, and are still running hard.

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Old September 13th, 2012, 06:31 AM   #46
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5 years ago, I had Toronto in 10th or 11th. These days I flip flop between Tokyo, Dubai, and Toronto for spots 5-7. Another year of construction, and Toronto's spot in 5th is going to get cemented.

The current crop of new proposals would solidify the skyline's claim to that lofty rank. If they get built, Toronto will have about 30 buildings over 200m, and about 340 buildings over 100m. It will be one of the big boys.


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Old September 13th, 2012, 08:22 AM   #47
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Assuming "top" means the largest and most impressive, my list would be:

1) NY
2) Shanghai
3) HK
4) Chicago
5) Tokyo

But if top actually means personal aesthetic preference, my list would be:

1) Sydney
2) Chicago
3) Toronto
4) Melbourne
5) London
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Old September 13th, 2012, 09:32 AM   #48
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1. Manhattan (NYC)
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3. Chicago
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5. Brisbane (it's my hometown and I love the skyline - which is slowly getting taller!!!)
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New York is the king of all skylines

1. New York
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1.Hong Kong 2.New York 3.Shanghai 4.Chicago 5.Dubai
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Old September 13th, 2012, 04:28 PM   #51
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5 years ago, I had Toronto in 10th or 11th. These days I flip flop between Tokyo, Dubai, and Toronto for spots 5-7. Another year of construction, and Toronto's spot in 5th is going to get cemented.

The current crop of new proposals would solidify the skyline's claim to that lofty rank. If they get built, Toronto will have about 30 buildings over 200m, and about 340 buildings over 100m. It will be one of the big boys.


1. New York
2. Shanghai
3. Hong Kong
4. Chicago
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When will Toronto finally receive its 1st supertall?? The CN Tower still dwarfs Toronto's skyscrapers and to me it will look relatively unimpressive until taller towers get built (and please not within the currently tallest cluster).
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Old September 13th, 2012, 05:55 PM   #52
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Top 5, Top 10... Too many of the same Threads on SSC.

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Old September 13th, 2012, 05:58 PM   #53
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Old September 13th, 2012, 06:41 PM   #54
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1. HK
2. NYC
3. Chicago
4. Shaghai
5. tie: Dubai and Guangzhou

Within 2-3 years I expect 1 to flip with 2, 3 to flip with 4, and Guangzhou to take over 5 by itself (with a few dark-horse contenders for 5 in the background).
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When will Toronto finally receive its 1st supertall?? The CN Tower still dwarfs Toronto's skyscrapers and to me it will look relatively unimpressive until taller towers get built (and please not within the currently tallest cluster).
We really do have Supertalls in Toronto. The whole Supertall classification can be debated.

If you do not classify the CN Tower as a Supertall, fine. It is Iconic and breathtaking however.



However, is if fair that the first building in this picture is a supertall while the second one is not?

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Old September 14th, 2012, 02:10 AM   #56
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^ Common, a TV tower is not a skyscraper..
But anyway, it's not the actual height of the buildings that generates the lack of impressiveness imho, it's more the overall effect caused by the combination of the different existing buildings (that I already described above). Some taller skyscrapers would probably minimize that effect in Toronto.

I would not go that far to say the Gold Coast has a better skyline than Toronto, but I think its skyline looks much more harmonized and is amazing for a city of its size..
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Old September 14th, 2012, 10:45 AM   #57
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Re:Top 5 Skylines Of The World

1. Chicago - size, aesthetics

2. Los Angeles - height, compactness

3. Philadelphia - best mid-rise to hi-rise transition

4. Pittsburgh - aesthetics, setting

5. Denver - density, setting
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Old September 14th, 2012, 04:14 PM   #58
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When will Toronto finally receive its 1st supertall?? The CN Tower still dwarfs Toronto's skyscrapers and to me it will look relatively unimpressive until taller towers get built (and please not within the currently tallest cluster).
Toronto is pragmatic to the core and won't ever build a super tall unless demand warrants one. Toronto's pre-war vanity projects are a thing of the past. That said, land values, demand, and available lots are dictating heights of around 280m at the upper limit.

If Toronto keeps on its current trajectory, it won't be too far off till developers see 350m as the upper limit that makes sense economically. Who knows though. An industrialist/developer who wants to put their own stamp on the skyline may surface. Toronto has certainly had them in the past: John Maryon being a notable example.

Btw, I'd rather see the next big office tower go outside the CBD as well. Yorkville or near College Park are my preferred locales, but it will likely be 45 Bay which is just east of the Air Canada Centre. I'd be surprised if it becomes the city's new tallest. You can see the ACC in this photo to the right of the train track. 45 Bay will go east of that, or behind the ACC in this photo.

Toronto CBD (left), Southcore (right)

Courtesy of Jasonzed

I agree that the top 4 (New York, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Chicago) are relatively more impressive at this point, but there isn't really an obvious #5 in my opinion. One could argue that it should be Dubai, but it's not my cup of tea at all. Tokyo? Possibly.
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Old September 14th, 2012, 04:39 PM   #59
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here goes my lists (in terms of skyline n hierarchial profile)...
1- shanghai
2- new york
3- dubai
4- singapore
5- kuala lumpur
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