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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 29th, 2010, 02:05 PM   #81
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#2 NEW YORK CITY

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Old July 29th, 2010, 02:21 PM   #82
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Why #2? It's ahead of HK. Geil first shot.
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Old July 30th, 2010, 12:27 AM   #83
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1. HK
2. NYC
3. Chicago
4. Shanghai

NYC will be my #1 once the current U/C towers are completed.

Although for street level urbanity Tokyo is my favorite
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Old July 30th, 2010, 02:00 AM   #84
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I pretty much agree with everything "erbse" is saying.

NY #1 forever
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Old July 30th, 2010, 02:38 AM   #85
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Everyone has to agree with what I'm saying or we'll see banned people!
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Old July 30th, 2010, 06:22 AM   #86
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1. HK
2. NYC
3. Chicago
4. Shanghai

NYC will be my #1 once the current U/C towers are completed.

Although for street level urbanity Tokyo is my favorite
I agree. NYC will overtake HK once the new towers are finished... I would LOVE to visit Tokyo!!! My friend just got back from a business trip and he said it was AWESOME
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Old July 30th, 2010, 09:38 AM   #87
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I don't get the fuss over Hong Kong. It looks nice at some angles, but there are too many shitty apartment blocks all over the place that look like they came from Russia.

Which is funny, because I really like Moscow's skyline, especially with the new towers.
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Old July 30th, 2010, 11:12 AM   #88
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There's no place like Sydney


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Old July 30th, 2010, 11:19 AM   #89
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Old July 30th, 2010, 11:39 AM   #90
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Here's a bonus something extra for a skyline.

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And for the love of F1

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Old July 30th, 2010, 11:55 AM   #91
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Old July 30th, 2010, 12:05 PM   #92
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I agree. NYC will overtake HK once the new towers are finished... I would LOVE to visit Tokyo!!! My friend just got back from a business trip and he said it was AWESOME
Actually, Tokyo's skyline is a bit disapointing. Their urban mass is big but they just don't have that many tall buildings for an urban area of 30 million.
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Old July 30th, 2010, 12:14 PM   #93
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Sydney could be really awesome if it had some historical skyscrapers sticking out.
Way too many concrete boxes sadly.
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Old July 30th, 2010, 01:51 PM   #94
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Personally, I like Seoul
Because there are not many cities which have not only tall bulidings but also 500 years old UNESCO world heritages.

Seoul's skyline with UNESCO cultural world heritage.


Yeoido Island district
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Gangnam district, Southern area of Seoul, newly planned district in 70s.
(This district is well-organized, clean with careful city planning. But i don't like this distrct. This district is inhumane, characterless, not very korean and boring even though its skyline is well- balanced with taller buildings, compare to old district of Seoul.)

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Old July 30th, 2010, 02:05 PM   #95
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Nothing beats New York.

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Actually, Tokyo's skyline is a bit disapointing. Their urban mass is big but they just don't have that many tall buildings for an urban area of 30 million.
He is replying to "Although for street level urbanity Tokyo is my favorite"

Anyway I might as well post some Tokyo stuff here even though I don't think it's skyline is even close to being the best lol.

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The problem with Tokyo is all of the skyscrapers are seperated into little clusters.
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As posted by Vrooms, Singapore Skyline has not changed much over the past few decades. Only in recent years, there were a few major developments and most of the ongoing developments are actually re-developments (due to the limited area). And this ongoing growth is sustainable as the population is growing slowly so is the economy.

It's not plastic in my opinion and it is actually rated one of the most livable cities in Asia. Mercer 2010 Quality of Living Survey: "Singapore remains the highest-ranking Asian city at 28"

The buildings are mostly fully occupied and Singaporeans still live the same as before. It's not a dead city =)

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Why do you post that survey ranking everytime Singapore is brought up? lol One survery doesn't show anything, there are dozens of surveys each with different results. I don't think anyone said Singapore looks plastic either, I only see that said about Dubai.
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 06:24 PM   #99
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Old August 4th, 2010, 06:36 AM   #100
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Dubai is the prime example of an urban dystopia. Artificial, inhuman and disturbing.
And that's why I love it!

It's just so out of standards, it reminds me of Coruscant
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