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Old February 26th, 2013, 09:23 AM   #261
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Wasn't Bangkok in your top 10, though...?
You and I aren't going to agree on Bangkok. Bangkok has a lot of quality buildings and height. It's not a not descript swath of banality like one sees in Shenzhen. Perhaps we should steer this back to southern skylines though?
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Old February 26th, 2013, 01:38 PM   #262
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My top 5 (and 10):

1. Johannesburg

2. Sydney

3. Rio de Janeiro

4. Melbourne

5. Cape Town

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6. Santiago

7. Perth

8. Durban

9. Buenos Aires

10. Brisbane



I'm thinking of skylines only, not density, amount of buildings.

Anyway, I like Londrina's a lot:


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Londrina's Downtown is one of the highest places (575m-615m) in the urban area, forming therefore a rather pleasant skyline despite only one building in Downtown surpass the 100 m barrier (on Gleba Palhano, across the lake, there are 5 over 100 m, the tallest with 135 m).

Another thing that helps, it's the zoning laws, which helped to form this well-defined skyline inside the central quadrilateral, allowing the buildings wall to end abruptly to open space to the horizontal neighbourhoods.
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Old February 26th, 2013, 04:13 PM   #263
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Look whos on the banner today! Easily one of the best in the southern Hemisphere. It's not only large it has character, gives kind of a Gotham city look which easily matches Joburg.
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Old February 26th, 2013, 05:20 PM   #264
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I guess that's why it's in the top 100 banners
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Old February 26th, 2013, 05:46 PM   #265
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1.Sydney

2.Melbourne

3.Auckland

4.Sao Paolo

5.Gold Coast
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Old February 27th, 2013, 01:22 AM   #266
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Jakarta

CBDs area
Jakarta's buildings are so scattered. The photographer himself was still standing on HR building in Kelapa Gading CBD, shot the view of far away other Jakarta's multiple CBDs.
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Tallest building is Wisma BNI 46, 262 meters
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Mega Kuningan CBD (one of the newest CBD)
Tallest building is Ritz Carlton twin towers, 212 meters
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Look closer at Mega Kuningan CBD and surrounding
Black twin towers (left side) is Ritz Carlton (212 meters), white twin towers (right side) is Denpasar Residence of Kuningan City superblock (200+ meters each), and U/C towers at the back are parts of Ciputra World Jakarta superblock (two towers @ 200+ meters, and another tallest tower @ 250+ meters)
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Old March 4th, 2013, 08:12 AM   #267
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Old March 4th, 2013, 01:00 PM   #268
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Jakarta is a giant in the making driven by a well run government actively seeking investments right now, and a huge workforce.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 06:20 AM   #269
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1. Sydney

2. Melbourne

3. Rio de janeiro

4. Johannesburg

5. Auckland
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Old March 8th, 2013, 03:42 PM   #270
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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.
"No good photos online" because it has no skyline. Also Rio, and several other cities have much better "surrounding nature"
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Old March 9th, 2013, 12:11 AM   #271
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"No good photos online" because it has no skyline. Also Rio, and several other cities have much better "surrounding nature"
Yeah, not quite. Do me a favor and come to cape town please. Much better than your tropical "paradise.'' Better beaches, nicer water, better mountain range, better wildlife, better people, ect. Rio has a sh*t skyline anyway.
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Cape Town is a beautiful and nice city, but certainly has not a natural surround nor a better skyline than Rio
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Old March 9th, 2013, 12:24 AM   #273
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Cape Town is a beautiful and nice city, but certainly has not a natural surround nor a better skyline than Rio
In your opinion. Cape towns skyline is average, but Rio's is not great either. Its just a [email protected] of similar height buildings. Also I personally much prefer cape towns nature to the brown water and tropical forests of Rio, as nice as they are.
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Old March 9th, 2013, 12:27 AM   #274
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Here is the sh*t:

Rio de Janeiro



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Old March 9th, 2013, 12:46 AM   #275
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The skyline is better than Cape town but still very unimpressive. If we are posting nature photos and such, I could spend the next three hours uploading photos of the Cape area that up show almost anything Rio has to offer. Rio all seems pretty similar, decent beaches, tropical forests,ect. Do you have any idea how diverse Cape town is?
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And what is the great diversity of Cape Town?

Beautiful beaches with icy waters
Mountains without vegetation
Low buildings
Rocks near the sea
Little islands
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And what is the great diversity of Cape Town?

Beautiful beaches with icy waters
Mountains without vegetation
Low buildings
Rocks near the sea
Little islands
All the photos you are seeing is of the CBD area(which still upshows Rio in nature), I am talking about the metro area of Cape town as well. The vineyards, mountains surrounding smaller suburbs, the fynbos(only found in western cape)lands, Robben island, one of the most diverse populations of nature and people(cultures that come with it)ect. The city is like all the small Austrian cities, French vineyards, North American city, Tropical island beaches and dominating mountains of the world put in one. All the area are so different. One area will be a upper class area with world class restaurants and beautiful beaches, the next a vineyard with great home made food and beautiful hiking trails and mountains and the next a friendly area of people trying to sell their homemade creations amongst a diverse surrounding.
Saying that I havent seen the areas surrounding Rio but the climate suggests its just more of the same.

The waters not icy and summer and the cities is occupied by two oceans(Atlantic and Indian).

There is vegitation, you are just seeing table mountain which only has fynbos.

The tallest building in Rio is only 10 metres taller than that of cape towns and is ugly as hell. Plus Cape town has a new tallest building under construction, and with a spire it will be taller.

Rocks near the sea. Come see them if you dont think they look good.
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In Rio is the same in Petropolis, Teresopolis and numerous cities within 30 min of Rio, you can see villages of settlers, German, Portuguese, Italian. The climate and vegetation are completely different, the highest points there is snow on some winter days.

Still west and east of the Rio you can find beaches with crystal clear water (Angra dos Reis and Paraty), historical centers, upscale restaurants. Rio has the largest seaside rock the world (Pedra da Gávea).

If it is to talk about projects, Rio is building an Olympic Village has the largest urbanization, redevelopment and construction of the Americas (Porto Maravilha or Olympic Port), where dozens of office buildings are being erected, with projects and Norman Foster and 6 Trump Towers.

Let's stop with this, that's not the point of the thread.
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Old March 9th, 2013, 01:32 AM   #279
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In Rio is the same in Petropolis, Teresopolis and numerous cities within 30 min of Rio, you can see villages of settlers, German, Portuguese, Italian. The climate and vegetation are completely different, the highest points there is snow on some winter days.

Still west and east of the Rio you can find beaches with crystal clear water (Angra dos Reis and Paraty), historical centers, upscale restaurants. Rio has the largest seaside rock the world (Pedra da Gávea).

Let's stop with this, that's not the point of the thread.
I was about to say we should stop this. We both don't know enough about each others cities to give a valid comparison, so I suppose this is all pointless.

Anyway lets see if you can host a better world cup tha SA did,
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In your opinion. Cape towns skyline is average, but Rio's is not great either. Its just a [email protected] of similar height buildings. Also I personally much prefer cape towns nature to the brown water and tropical forests of Rio, as nice as they are.
I'm from Vancouver so I have no bias, don't be so patriotic. Capetown is ok but your little town doesn't have to be the best in everything, enjoy the beauty of the world

btw Vancouver > Capetown lol
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