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Old October 24th, 2015, 06:46 PM   #641
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Old October 24th, 2015, 07:02 PM   #642
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As a neutral party, and a resident of the Northern Hemisphere, I agree, Jakarta's skyline is quite ugly and uninspiring. Too chaotic, and it lacks any form of cohesion.
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As a neutral party, and a resident of the Northern Hemisphere, I agree, Jakarta's skyline is quite ugly and uninspiring. Too chaotic, and it lacks any form of cohesion.
I think the problem is on the photos selection. Jakarta is not bad as you think
But still, every city have their own bad side
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Old October 25th, 2015, 12:51 AM   #644
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Having gone through about 20 pages of this thread (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...26191&page=136), it doesn't seem to get any better, wearisome tbh.

Perhaps I'm picking on Jakarta too much here. I have the same issues with other SE Asian skylines like Manilla or Bangkok, somehow it seems symptomatic of the region to have an ugly clusterf*ck of a skyline. ( with the slight exception of Singapore)

Seething masses of skyscrapers can work when they have a natural setting to constrict them, such as NY or HK. The best I can say about Jakarta is that it looks better than Sau Paulo.
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Old October 26th, 2015, 01:58 PM   #645
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I think the problem is on the photos selection. Jakarta is not bad as you think
But still, every city have their own bad side
This is the most amusing statement I have read in a long time. Even after posting what seems like 1000 images you still consider none are good enough for people to make a reasonable determination? I think the writing is on the wall. It is exactly like Papa Riddlz suggests, chaotic and unplanned skylines such as Jakarta, Manila and Bangkok are simply not aesthetically pleasing to most. Most are a confusing, dysfunctional mess too without a clearly defined heart. Jakarta needs to enact strict land use planning to create something more successful IMO. It's as though developers have run ram shot over city planning and made the decisions with no relationship to good governance and public benefit.

I will agree many cities have angles that show them in a less than flattering light but Jakarta doesn't seem to have a good side.
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Old October 27th, 2015, 09:48 AM   #646
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Old October 30th, 2015, 02:42 AM   #647
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I will agree many cities have angles that show them in a less than flattering light but Jakarta doesn't seem to have a good side.
haha that is your opinion, whatever
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Old October 30th, 2015, 10:34 PM   #648
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Jakarta is an ugly city with an ugly skyline anyways, makes little difference.

I will never say that the city A or B is ugly, because for me, each city has its own advantages and disadvantages. Whatever you say, for me Jakarta is much better than the cities in Australia. Sydney skyline is very boring, while the Melbourne skyline looks like only a small piece of the skyline of Jakarta, maybe only as big as SCBD (Sudirman CBD) or Kuningan CBD.
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Old October 31st, 2015, 12:31 AM   #649
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Can you stop spamming and posting shit! It makes viewing these threads tiring and challenging. It puts users off. It looks as though it's just another subjective piece of data to suggest Jakarta is somewhat special. If users are not posting Jakarta as their favourite skyline it could reflect on the actual skyline, rather than posting subjective facts and another 20000 large images of the city or visionary proposals that try to convince people otherwise, why not sit back and actually look at the competition and enjoy the thread rather than destroy it. If I come back here in a day and see another 50 large boring images of Jakarta I might just start posting 100s of images of toilets for your enjoyment. While anecdotal I would say most would argue that Jakarta is ugly, that won't stop it becoming someone's favourite skyline but overall it's unknown, bland, lacks sophisticated planning, and has been poorly realised to date. Things may change in the future but your argument is currently very weak.

BTW What the hell is this list anyway? This list is some half baked list put out by a random person with his own agenda. The title certainly is no reflection of the subject matter. It's not a statement of fact but subjective and somewhat anecdotal, even misleading. It's not constructive or an affirmation or reality it's simply you using something to further a tired agenda. Best is not a term that usually applies to quantity it's a term applied moreover to reflect on quality or at least a combination of both.

what exactly you arguing about? why every time some Jakarta skyline pictures posted here, then some of these forumers be upset? When in fact, my post number #624 was intended just to enliven this forum because in the span of one month there was only 1 photo posted.
after all, I never said that Jakarta is the best, in other hand, I also never vilify other cities.
Besides, what makes you very special, ? so, you're messing around and telling other people to do this .. or not to do that in this forum. Just do whatever you want to do.
Just enjoy whatever people post in this forum..Take it when you feel to like it, or just leave it if not !
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Old October 31st, 2015, 09:58 AM   #650
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BEE_4954 by Beelzebub Luccifero, on Flickr

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Old October 31st, 2015, 05:17 PM   #651
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Auckland and perth doesnt deserve a place in top 5

Jakarta has a nice skyline, modern despite a little messy here and there but jakarta has the most tall buildings and newer skyline compared to aging sydney and underdeveloped melbourne.

Sydney has nice cluster with harbour bridge and opera house in the picture boosy the skyline even though theres no supertall. Melbourne skyline cluster also not bad but quite small.

In my opinion, jakarta deserve to be in top 5. Having been to jakarta, sydney, melbourne, goldcoast, perth.

I would put jakarta, sydney and melbourne in top 5. Other 2 i can leave it to sao paulo and santiago city. Reason, there no better candidates other than them haha


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2. Jakarta
3. Sao paulo
4. Melbourne
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Old November 1st, 2015, 12:56 AM   #652
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I think having a smaller developing skyline is infinitely better than a giant clusterf*ck skyline with ugly buildings. Sydney has got plenty of new towers UC or in the pipeline and it does have a super-tall(albeit not a building).

Putting Sau Paulo at #3 makes me think you're taking the piss.

My list is basically Australia

1. Melbourne
2. Sydney
3. Gold Coast
4. Brisbane
5. Perth*

*I may switch out Perth with Santiago at some point
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Old November 1st, 2015, 06:32 AM   #653
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Ur list too bias already. Putting perth is a joke. The skyline looks dated and small.

Sao paulo density is great and if they were to have taller building they might rank better than sydney. Gold coast skyline just a straight line in few km only. Maybe Brisbane or gold coast would be more appropriate to put in top 5 replacing santiago.


But still my list will remain the same for top 4.
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Old November 1st, 2015, 06:41 AM   #654
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Well how about surabaya? Potentially to be a future contender


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Old November 1st, 2015, 10:38 AM   #655
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Yet another beautiful Indonesian skyline... /s

Density is literally the only thing Sau Paulo has got going for it, density of the worst kind that is.

What's left after Perth? I mentioned Santiago may overtake it soon.

Auckland & Rio are noteworthy but I don't think they beat Perth.

Maybe I have become biased after living here for a while, but outside of Australia, Southern Hemisphere skylines are weak.
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Yet another beautiful Indonesian skyline... /s

Density is literally the only thing Sau Paulo has got going for it, density of the worst kind that is.

What's left after Perth? I mentioned Santiago may overtake it soon.

Auckland & Rio are noteworthy but I don't think they beat Perth.

Maybe I have become biased after living here for a while, but outside of Australia, Southern Hemisphere skylines are weak.
Agree that southern hemisphere cities are rather weak in skyline. Luckily singapore located in northern hemisphere or else would topple other cities in hemisphere haha



Rather than putting perth or santiago or auckland in top 5. I suggest Jakarta as part of the list because jakarta has many glassy buildings and not to forget the almost completed supertall



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perth doesnt deserve a place in top 10 let alone top 20
Really? What's your top 10 then? Perth's buildings are glassy, modern and generally well built.


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Really? What's your top 10 then? Perth's buildings are glassy, modern and generally well built.


Perth Skyline Aerial by Kyle Williams, on Flickr


Perth City Skyline by Sam Vimes, on Flickr


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I have been to perth. The skyline is nice but just doesnt make into top 5. But in top 10 is possible.

I do enjoy the skyline especially from kings park. However its too small as can be explored by walking and the latest addition of tallest (forgot the name) looks so tacky. If u want me to name the top10, here it is


1. Sydney
2. Jakarta
3. Melbourne
4. Brisbane
5. Sao paulo
6. Gold coast
7. Santiago
8. Auckland
9. Perth
10. Buenos aires
11. Surabaya? Haha
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Old November 1st, 2015, 12:09 PM   #659
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yeah thanks God, someone finally share some nice pictures of Jakarta
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Sydney has nice cluster with harbour bridge and opera house in the picture boosy the skyline even though theres no supertall. Melbourne skyline cluster also not bad but quite small.
I wouldn't say Melbourne's skyline is small at all for Australian standards. In fact I think it could be the largest Australian skyline in terms of land area. The thing is because of that it also means that the skyscrapers are generally rather spread out into several clusters and from some angles it could look a bit lacking in density. So for now you could say that Sydney has quite a dense skyline but is a bit lacking in height, while Melbourne has the height and scale but is a bit lacking in density, which perhaps explains why I've heard a few people say that Sydney looks better from up close while Melbourne looks better from afar.

Don't expect Melbourne to remain the same for very long though. There's currently 37 200m+ proposals/UC, including 2 supertalls which combined with the already built would take the total tally of buildings 200 metres or above in height to 46. Even if they don't all get built it's still an insane amount for a skyline of its size.
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