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Old February 23rd, 2013, 03:07 AM   #241
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1. Sydney

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3. Brisbane, Gold Coast

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Old February 23rd, 2013, 11:42 PM   #242
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Johanessburg, South Africa has to be one:









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Old February 23rd, 2013, 11:58 PM   #243
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I LOVE Joburg's skyline, but like I said. No love for SA here
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 11:59 PM   #244
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Cape town, south africa is also beautiful. If you include the surrounding nature then its better than any skyline here. No good photos online, but see it yourself and you will understand.





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Old February 24th, 2013, 02:38 AM   #245
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eh, I disagree but whatever. Both skylines are underwhelming, especially considering the population. There's far smaller cities, with significantly larger skylines, better architecture and aesthetics. It isn't a matter of 'no love for SA'
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Old February 24th, 2013, 02:55 AM   #246
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Old February 24th, 2013, 03:02 AM   #247
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Old February 24th, 2013, 04:12 AM   #248
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Johannesburg has scale, but not much height. Only 3 buildings over 150m?
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Old February 24th, 2013, 12:33 PM   #249
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Johannesburg has scale, but not much height. Only 3 buildings over 150m?
Yes but it contains the tallest building(carlton center) and habitable structure(Hillbrow tower) in Africa.
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But we are not only comparing it to other african cities. That time has not come yet. These days the cities in South America and Oceania has much better skylines
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Old February 24th, 2013, 06:02 PM   #251
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But we are not only comparing it to other african cities. That time has not come yet. These days the cities in South America and Oceania has much better skylines
Oceania maybe, but I am not impressed by many South American cities. Not much height and they are all sprawls, and the architecture is pretty poor.
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Old February 24th, 2013, 06:19 PM   #252
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for me...
1. Sydney
2. Melbourne
3. Jakarta
4. Brisbane
5. Gold Coast

then Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, johanessburg, and Santiago...

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Old February 24th, 2013, 09:59 PM   #253
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Oceania maybe, but I am not impressed by many South American cities. Not much height and they are all sprawls, and the architecture is pretty poor.
I am sorry, but it doesn't seem like you have any clue here.

Sao Paulo alone has 198 buildings over 100 meters high.

The whole South Africa combined has only 35!
And Johannesburg just 13!



Cities like Buenos Aires, Recife, Rio, Santiago and Fortaleza all eclipse Johannesburg in this regard. Probably a few more brazilian cities too...

If you think the architecture is poor in South America, then you should look at Fortaleza: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=78970&page=10

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I don't really like the architecture of many Brazilian cities, all the buildings look so similar. I'm sure there are one or two exceptions but I've toured many Brazilian cities on Street View and the buildings are really bland. I do like Buenos Aires, Santiago, Lima, Bogota, etc. etc. though.
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Old February 24th, 2013, 10:25 PM   #255
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I am sorry, but it doesn't seem like you have any clue here.

Sao Paulo alone has 198 buildings over 100 meters high.

The whole South Africa combined has only 35!
And Johannesburg just 13!



Cities like Buenos Aires, Recife, Rio, Santiago and Fortaleza all eclipse Johannesburg in this regard. Probably a few more brazilian cities too...

If you think the architecture is poor in South America, then you should look at Fortaleza: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=78970&page=10
The tallest building in Sao paulo is 189m, Johannesburg has the 269m Hillbrow tower, 239m sentech tower, and 223m carlton centre above that. Sao Paulo may be very dense but all the buildings seem to be about the same height resulting in a bland skyline. Also all those ugly antenna tower on top of the buildings kill it.
The best skylines like NYC, Hong kong, chicago,ect. have variance in height. Johanessburg has more of that than Sao paulo and most South American cities.
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I don't really like the architecture of many Brazilian cities, all the buildings look so similar. I'm sure there are one or two exceptions but I've toured many Brazilian cities on Street View and the buildings are really bland. I do like Buenos Aires, Santiago, Lima, Bogota, etc. etc. though.
In Brazilian cities skyline massive areas are composed of many residential buildings.

But in most large cities there are areas with good architecture.

São Paulo: Old Downtown, Brooklyn, Vila Olímpia, Berrini
Rio de Janeiro: Downtown Rio
Brasilia: Plano Piloto
Recife: Boa Viagem
Fortaleza: Av. Iracema
Belém: Docas
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In Brazilian cities skyline massive areas are composed of many residential buildings.

But in most large cities there are areas with good architecture.

São Paulo: Old Downtown, Brooklyn, Vila Olímpia, Berrini
Rio de Janeiro: Downtown Rio
Brasilia: Plano Piloto
Recife: Boa Viagem
Fortaleza: Av. Iracema
Belém: Docas
Oh okay, well I will go check this out
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Old February 25th, 2013, 09:09 PM   #258
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I will as well. Brazilian cities do seem to be a sea of almost identical low to mid end residential. Not my cup of tea, but I don't think that's the big draw of Brazil in the first place. For me it's the culture, beaches, food, etc.
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Wasn't Bangkok in your top 10, though...?
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yeah, Fortaleza and Recife has some stunning buildings. It wouldn't hurt if they were all 10 stories taller though... but I can imagine the living quality must be good there in both cities. At least if you have some money
Actually, Recife and Fortaleza (as the rest of Northeastern/Northern Brazil) have a rather poor quality of life. Their poverty rate is twice to five times higher than Central-South's.
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