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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 February 5th, 2011, 02:22 PM   #401
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Old February 8th, 2011, 02:07 AM   #402
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WOW!!! beautiful Asian Cities are great
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Old February 8th, 2011, 03:48 AM   #403
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WOW, its hard to believe that 1 country can have 20 skylines of that proportion.
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Old February 8th, 2011, 06:22 AM   #404
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who can argue that this one is not the best?
Moi. New York and Shanghai are both better!
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Old February 8th, 2011, 07:51 AM   #405
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la defense is a very cute skyline and paris is a beautiful city as a whole imo super underrated.

nyc is #1 if you disagree you're just a hater and i dont care about your opinion.

sao paulo is not a contender even for top 20 best skyline... a flat cover of ugly midrise can barely fit the definition of skyline. and it has more vote than sydney? shanghai? toronto??? while guangzhou has 3 votes i lol'd so hard because these poll results are jokes.

these are pictures of guangzhou posted around ssc. dont get me wrong, im sure sao paulo is an awesome city but as far as skylines go it looks like some dry dog poop compared to any big chinese city.


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Old February 8th, 2011, 07:53 AM   #406
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Of course I don't mean just the skyscrapers and skyline. The most important things are urban enviroment, pedestrian friendliness, traffic conditions and integration of everything around. From my personal experience the best city in this sense is (by very far) Singapore. London is among the worse when it comes to planning simply because there hasn't been much planning in the first place.
only this is best skyline thread not best urban enviroment, pedestrian friendliness, traffic conditions and integration thread
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Old February 8th, 2011, 08:13 AM   #407
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Nothing beats the uber gorgeous skyline of Hong Kong
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Old February 8th, 2011, 12:30 PM   #408
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Old February 8th, 2011, 07:06 PM   #409
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the more I think about how short most of Sao Paulo's buildings actually are I guess its not that smart to call it top best skylines. but imo it definitely has la beat^....
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Old February 8th, 2011, 07:27 PM   #410
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I lived in my favorite city NYC & I love Tokyo... But, Hong Kong hands down wins this one! And another thing, how the hell pittsburgh made it to the list? An ok skyline, but not for this category. Plus, how the hell Buenos Aires & Santiago de Chile got look over for Pittsburgh? Pittsburgh being in this list really makes it laughable.

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Old February 8th, 2011, 10:58 PM   #411
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Its true that Sao Paulo has no highrises... due to conservative urban legislation. Its not the best one for sure.

On the other hand, one should have the ability to sense its abstract beauty, like Guaporense puts. Its a mass o plan buildins, some modern, some old..ok... but its chaotic sea of buildings is marvelous, people should just reconsidere their sense of beauty and open up for the aesthetics of the blur, massive and yet simple...

Im not saying this because Im Brazilian... but there is no doubt that SP takes your breath away when flying into it.
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Old February 9th, 2011, 12:32 AM   #412
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^no doubt about that
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Old February 9th, 2011, 12:49 AM   #413
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This is really a three horse race between NYC,HK,and Shanghai! IMO,but there are some darkhorses like Chicago,Dubai, and a few others!
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Old February 9th, 2011, 12:55 AM   #414
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I voted for Chicago even though I think NY and HK are more impressive. For me, "best" is not just impressiveness but also attractiveness and I think Chicago is more attractive.
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Old February 9th, 2011, 01:07 AM   #415
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I voted for Chicago even though I think NY and HK are more impressive. For me, "best" is not just impressiveness but also attractiveness and I think Chicago is more attractive.
Speaking of attractive,Halifax is a beautiful city imo!
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Old February 9th, 2011, 01:51 AM   #416
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I voted for Hong Kong for people's information. I don't think SP is the best skyline in the world, however, it is significant! It is better than any American city except Chicago and New York, why?

Because it is a 50 times bigger mass of highrises than any city in the US except New York and Chicago.

I also think is it more significant than any Chinese city, except Hong Kong and Shanghai. A city is not only 10 big buildings. Frankfurt doesn't even look like a real city, but more like a business center in the countryside.

SP also has some high quality buildings:





In total the city has about the same number of buildings over 100 meters than Toronto, for instance, plus over 25 thousand small highrises.

It is the most massive skyline in the world:


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Old February 9th, 2011, 01:59 AM   #417
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where are you getting yor figures for number of highrises? if its emporis it is completely useless for asian cities.
Emporis is like a wikipedia database on highrises, it tends to catalog the number of buildings that their users/employees manage to find and add. North American cities have most of their highrises in the database because they have few highrises and are easy to catalogue, Asian cities have more highrises but they are less noticeable individually, like the Brazilian cities.

Emporis numbers:

New York - 5,899

São Paulo - 5,667

Shanghai - 990

However, the real numbers would look like:

São Paulo - 30,000

Shanghai - 10,000

New York - 6,000
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Old February 9th, 2011, 03:03 AM   #418
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emporis even put 10-storey buildings from Stockholm/Sweden on their database, but doesn't add +40-storey buildings from Bangkok with better quality .

Now I just checked that Bangkok has only 786 highrises (which is maybe over 6000 - 10.000) and Stockholm has over 200 highrises.

Here is Stockholms top 20 list:

1. Kista Science Tower 20 124 m 32 2003
2. Söder Torn 9 86 m 24 1997
3. Skrapan 11 86 m 27 1959
4. DN-Skrapan 7 84 m 26 1964
5. Folksamhuset 11 79 m 24 1959
6. Wenner-Gren Center 4 76 m 25 1961
7. Rica Talk Hotel 7 72 m 18 2006
8. Hötorgshus 3 [Hötorgscity] 3 72 m 19 1962
9. Hötorgshus 4 [Hötorgscity] 4 72 m 19 1962
10. Hötorgshus 1 [Hötorgscity] 3 72 m 19 1960
11. Hötorgshus 2 [Hötorgscity] 2 72 m 19 1960
12. Scandic Hotel Ariadne 2 62 m 17 1989
13. Hötorgshus 5 [Hötorgscity] 6 61 m 19 1965
14. Bonnierhuset 5 61 m 18 1949
15. Södra Kungstornet [Kungstornen] 4 61 m 17 1925
16. Norra Kungstornet [Kungstornen] 2 60 m 16 1924
17. Sportpalatset 1 58 m 15 1930
18. S:t Erikspalatset 2 58 m 13 1910
19. Arenavägen 39 [Globen City Kontor] 2 58 m 16 1988
20. Radisson SAS Strand Hotel 3 56 m 13 1912


As we can see, Emporis is not really that reliable, is it?

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Old February 9th, 2011, 08:36 AM   #419
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I fail to see the quality buildings in those SP photos...
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Old February 13th, 2011, 09:47 AM   #420
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that made me realize SP is a kraken along with shanghai!!!...wew........
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