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View Poll Results: The Best Skyline in the World for 2010 is
Kuala Lumpar 41 5.44%
Hong Kong 155 20.56%
Chicago 44 5.84%
Singapore 32 4.24%
Shanghai 34 4.51%
Tokyo 12 1.59%
New York 168 22.28%
Frankfurt 11 1.46%
Dubai 37 4.91%
Seoul 8 1.06%
Seattle 10 1.33%
Guangzhou 4 0.53%
Shenzhen 8 1.06%
Dallas 3 0.40%
Pittsburgh 5 0.66%
Sao Paolo 34 4.51%
Paris 16 2.12%
Toronto 21 2.79%
Sydney 20 2.65%
Los Angeles 1 0.13%
San Francisco 3 0.40%
Melbourne 11 1.46%
Houston 0 0%
London 29 3.85%
Detroit 3 0.40%
Boston 1 0.13%
Montreal 3 0.40%
Moscow 23 3.05%
Atlanta 0 0%
Istanbul 17 2.25%
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Old July 24th, 2010, 11:16 PM   #21
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New York's is still the best.
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Old July 25th, 2010, 12:45 AM   #22
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Hong Kong By FAR! new york has nothing on Hong Kong
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Old July 25th, 2010, 03:07 AM   #23
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I love the prolix and aesthetic skyline of Frankfurt !!
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Old July 25th, 2010, 05:12 AM   #24
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Old July 25th, 2010, 05:35 AM   #25
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Hong Kong skyline is the best!
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Old July 25th, 2010, 08:35 AM   #26
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There is no best skyline. It's all hocus pocus
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Old July 26th, 2010, 03:33 PM   #27
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I like chicago skyline
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Old July 26th, 2010, 05:22 PM   #28
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hehe even if this kind of polls sucks for some members, I think it's interesting to compare opinions (well i'm a new member, so this is maybe why i'm not bored about that yet )

As I said it before the poll, New York for me, has the most charm (I hope this is written correct).

It has the perfect periphery, a perfect mix of old historical and new modern buildings, beautiful bridges, and encircled by a lot of water (rivers & the sea).

It is just the all together, what makes it special. The whole package, not just the skyline.

After N.Y. it would be Hong Kong on the 2nd place and then singapore on the 3rd place!
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Old July 26th, 2010, 06:05 PM   #29
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Old July 27th, 2010, 01:13 AM   #30
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For me it's a tie for #1 with NYC and HK!close behind would be Shanghai!
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Old July 27th, 2010, 03:33 AM   #31
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I love the Singapore skyline!! I think it shows exactly why big skylines aren't necessarily the best
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Old July 27th, 2010, 04:32 AM   #32
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I love the Singapore skyline!! I think it shows exactly why big skylines aren't necessarily the best
It sure packs alot of punch in a small area!and looks so great at night!
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Old July 27th, 2010, 05:36 AM   #33
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It sure packs alot of punch in a small area!and looks so great at night!
The small area is expanding slowly as well.

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Old July 27th, 2010, 05:46 AM   #34
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I was going to vote for Manila, but it is not on the list. So I have to settle for a skyline which does not necessarily compare to it, but is beautiful nonetheless: Pittsburgh.

To the thread starter: what was your basis for choosing the cities for the poll?
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Old July 27th, 2010, 12:08 PM   #35
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Ok I must say, singapor's skyline is f****** awsome

very nice pictures..

what about zurich??? I think zurich can compete with the other skylines?! :P
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Old July 27th, 2010, 12:34 PM   #36
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Errrr, it's Dubai Guys. If not this year then probably the next when Downtown Dubai's construction will be nearing completion. The Burj Chalifa is whare it needs to be and so are its surrounding buildings.

May not be the most historic skyline but it sure is the most "skyscraperlike"...

Until the tower of Shanghai is completed, in which case, Dubai will have an equal rival in my view.
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Old July 27th, 2010, 01:15 PM   #37
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dubai still lacks in

- urbanity
- diversity
- density
- balanced skyline
- backdrop
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it has a long way to go if you ask me... especially to catch up with HK. also, dubai is no competition for shanghai which has about 5,000 buildings over 100m. that's a real skyscrapercity.
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Old July 27th, 2010, 01:51 PM   #38
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I absolutely agree with HK999

I like dubai and it's projects, which sets new higher benchmarks in regards to skyscrapers. I even have a book about dubai and its buildings and projects!

but for me, the city looks a bit messy..and I feel like the city could be shutted down and rebuilded on another place like las vegas...
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Old July 27th, 2010, 02:45 PM   #39
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this says it all

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Old July 27th, 2010, 03:40 PM   #40
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Quote:
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dubai still lacks in

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- diversity
- density
- balanced skyline
- backdrop
- ...

it has a long way to go if you ask me... especially to catch up with HK. also, dubai is no competition for shanghai which has about 5,000 buildings over 100m. that's a real skyscrapercity.
I could not have said it better!perfect example of why Dubai is not at The top,but it's up in The top 5-7!
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