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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 August 14th, 2010, 07:04 PM   #121
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Why is Hong Kong leading Hong Kong looks really bad.
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Old August 14th, 2010, 07:19 PM   #122
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Just because some of the pictures of a city are downright ugly does not mean the city overall is ugly. If by your logic, people would be sick of NYC when they see a picture of downright ugly buildings in the Bronx.

Indeed it is a very personal and subjective choice. But a little fair play in the logic may be appropriate, considering that you haven't been to either Hong Kong or Tokyo (I guess).

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Skyline in a picture? Skyline when walking through the city? I would chose the later as the ultimate conditional test, lets see. Character of the city should match its architecture, magnitude of the city is always awe striking now this again should meet the first condition that is, in this case, the population size should match the size and the number of towers and lastly the finishing should be top notch for example some of the pictures I saw of Hong Kong are downright ugly. My top choices are Tokyo and New York City. I've driven on I-95 and its offshoots, and from New Haven, CT to East Burnswick, NJ, I can tell you the size and scale of this city are something you have to see for yourself. This includes New York City that essentially makes the center of this amazing drive and when the sun is setting (thanks to air pollution) the view of the skyline is simply spectacular. When walking through NYC, the experience is uniquely global yet American: the energy of people and the architecture tells an immigrant story who is both creative and industrious. Tokyo the worlds largest city is shown as the dream world's Eden in the classic Solaris, Bill Murry swims in one of the worlds most amazing swimming pool's and Quentin Tarantino shows the world a culture centered around the warrior spirit and a technological fetish. To me Tokyo represents the cutting edge in neo modern style, essentially it seems like a city that personifies artificial intelligence (especially since a solution to an imminent demographic collapse was sought through robotics) and with Mt. Fuji representing the courage of the samurai.

P.S. My vote goes to Tokyo to offset some of the lopsided numbers.
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Old August 14th, 2010, 07:22 PM   #123
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Just because some of the pictures of a city are downright ugly does not mean the city overall is ugly. If by your logic, people would be sick of NYC when they see a picture of downright ugly buildings in the Bronx.

Indeed it is a very personal and subjective choice. But a little fair play in the logic may be appropriate, considering that you haven't been to either Hong Kong or Tokyo (I guess).
I live in Tokyo. But Hong kong is a really bad city.
In tokyo we got some of the best parks in the world?
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Old August 14th, 2010, 09:27 PM   #124
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I live in Tokyo. But Hong kong is a really bad city.
In tokyo we got some of the best parks in the world?
HongKong looks far more beautiful than Tokio dude !
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Old August 14th, 2010, 11:13 PM   #125
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HongKong looks far more beautiful than Tokio dude !
Skyline yes, street level no. But since this thread is about skyline then I would agree Hong Kong overwhelmingly > Tokyo.

I actually voted for Hong Kong in this thread
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Old August 15th, 2010, 04:08 AM   #126
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New York is better than Hong Kong on so many levels.
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Old August 15th, 2010, 04:09 AM   #127
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How come Pittsburgh is up there but Philadelphia isn't?
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Old August 15th, 2010, 05:50 AM   #128
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Old August 15th, 2010, 07:07 AM   #129
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Okay, I think we have enough photos of Singapore now. I like seeing photo's of Singapore, it's a very pretty city, but spamming the World's Best Skyline thread with dozens of photos of a city that clearly doesn't belong is getting old.
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Old August 15th, 2010, 08:00 AM   #130
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yeah.

Manila and Jakarta even better than Singapore if all their buildings are centralized..n beside the sea.
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Old August 16th, 2010, 07:57 AM   #131
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I am glad to see HK, NY and Chicago as 1, 2 & 3. They really are the worlds best
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Old August 17th, 2010, 05:44 AM   #132
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^ Who would actually care, anyway?


I'm not bored of skylines, I'm bored of this kind of useless polls & threads.
Hehe, then why did you open the thread to begin with? I think these polls are interesting; that's why I opened it. Hehe.
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Old August 17th, 2010, 09:23 AM   #133
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Just 9 votes for Shanghai???

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Old August 17th, 2010, 09:38 AM   #134
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I think Shanghai needs to build mode to fill up the gaps....
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Old August 17th, 2010, 08:11 PM   #135
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actually Shanghai skylines are quite dense already. As for Lujiazui area, it would be better if they can fill in more 300m+, but they are now considering height restriction

Anyway, here are a few Shanghai skyline pictures from different angles:


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three awesome panoramas by Black Station:

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Old August 18th, 2010, 06:00 PM   #136
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actually Shanghai skylines are quite dense already. As for Lujiazui area, it would be better if they can fill in more 300m+, but they are now considering height restriction

Anyway, here are a few Shanghai skyline pictures from different angles:



http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=#post61611275
I would love to see more 300+metre towers come up in the Luijiazui area too. My favourite now is the Shanghai IFC. I think Nanjing West needs to develop more too. May be 200+metres??
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Old August 18th, 2010, 06:26 PM   #137
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Paris skyline 2010 By Fredorod:

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Lots of projects are on the road so the skyline will have to be updated
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Old August 19th, 2010, 02:01 AM   #138
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Beautiful one there of Paris xxxxx
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Old August 19th, 2010, 03:22 AM   #139
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MOSCOW!!!! its skyline is kind of all over the place but i think its the best XD









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why is LA even on this list?
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Old August 19th, 2010, 03:35 AM   #140
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Thing about the Moscow's skyline is that at ground level it's still a construction site. I like the older builings though.
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