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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 25th, 2010, 04:20 PM   #161
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Yes - it was the intention to design 2 harbour gateways.
Well then i think they have done a good job in executing the gateway effect!
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Old August 25th, 2010, 05:23 PM   #162
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Shoulda allowed more than one vote each to encourage objective votes. One-vote-only-please tends to be a subjective vote. I have no other choice but to vote for my city KL. It is not the best skyline of course, but it is one of the most recognisable and admired skylines in the world, thanx to the Petronas Twin Towers. And it is most impressive due to the fact that it is only a city of less than two million inhabitants. Simply can't compare apples-to-apples with our neighbours -- Bangkok's 9.1 million people, Jakarta's 7.8 million, and Singapore's 5 million. However, you can compare KL to the City of Manila, but not Metro Manila, which is actually made up of 16 cities. KL is in a class of its own.

BTW, it's Kuala Lumpur, not Kuala Lumpar.
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Old August 25th, 2010, 05:32 PM   #163
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Old August 25th, 2010, 06:02 PM   #164
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Old August 25th, 2010, 06:24 PM   #165
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Old August 26th, 2010, 10:01 AM   #166
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Old August 26th, 2010, 06:17 PM   #167
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I have no other choice but to vote for my city KL. It is not the best skyline of course,
You had no other choice? Were there some Malaysian extremists holding you at gun point during the voting session? It's not the best, but you'll vote for it anyway because I have no choice? Now there you have it folks!

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Old August 26th, 2010, 06:28 PM   #168
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You had no other choice? Were there some Malaysian extremists holding you at gun point during the voting session? It's not the best, but I'll vote for it anyway because I have no choice. Now there you have it folks!

Why quote me only that part? You should quote me the whole. You act like the tabloid -- sensationallising issues. There you have it folks.
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Old August 26th, 2010, 08:57 PM   #169
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Well, he has got a point - this is why polls get a bit warped. By your rules I should have voted for London even though I voted Hong Kong. Should have added the condition that you are not allowed to vote for your own city. I mean, voting for yourself, come on - that's schoolboy stuff, lol!!
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Old August 26th, 2010, 09:00 PM   #170
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Btw - I apologise to everyone for misspelling Kuala Lumpur in the thread title. Once I had posted it and clicked the first vote, I couldn't change it but I did realise it immediately - bad form!
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Old August 26th, 2010, 09:09 PM   #171
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Well, he has got a point - this is why polls get a bit warped. By your rules I should have voted for London even though I voted Hong Kong. Should have added the condition that you are not allowed to vote for your own city. I mean, voting for yourself, come on - that's schoolboy stuff, lol!!
What do you mean 'by my rules'? I didn't set any rules. I was only pointing out that the poll tends to be biased because people tend to vote for their own city, and that is a fact. I did admit that my vote was a subjective vote, didn't I? Just how are you gonna stop people from voting for their own city?

If I was allowed two votes, I woulda voted HK first, then KL. If I was allowed three votes, I woulda added NY as my second choice.

Grow up schoolboy. Don't make an issue out of a non-issue.
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Touched a raw nerve there? Come on, you're more intelligent than that.. by your rules I was referring to the entire reason polls are warped which is that people vote for their own cities which means I accept that and nope, definitely was not making an issue out of it (note the "lol" at the end of my last post and stop trying to be clever)
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Old August 27th, 2010, 04:56 AM   #173
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Touched a raw nerve there? Come on, you're more intelligent than that.. by your rules I was referring to the entire reason polls are warped which is that people vote for their own cities which means I accept that and nope, definitely was not making an issue out of it (note the "lol" at the end of my last post and stop trying to be clever)
Oh yeah? You agreed with a person who thinks it was an issue, but that doesn't mean you agreed it was an issue? LOL!

(Note the 'LOL' at the end? What do you think that means?)
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Old September 6th, 2010, 06:32 PM   #174
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Old December 5th, 2010, 07:42 PM   #175
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Had to ressurect this poll for the sake of another thread - top ten skylines according to this poll..

1. Hong Kong
2. New York
3. Chicago
4= Kuala Lumpur
4= Singapore
6. Dubai
7= Shanghai
7= Sao Paolo
9. Moscow
10= Paris
10= Frankfurt
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Old December 5th, 2010, 07:45 PM   #176
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Toronto not even in the top 10? :S id say is number 4 after Chicago.
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Old December 6th, 2010, 12:46 AM   #177
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Sao Paulo has a skyline?
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Old December 6th, 2010, 12:52 AM   #178
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In SA and in Brazil we have beter skylines than Sao Paulo...
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Old December 6th, 2010, 01:24 AM   #179
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Toronto not even in the top 10? :S id say is number 4 after Chicago.
Subjectively, Toronto is the 6th best according to my opinion after Singapore, NY, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Chicago. But it is quite obvious that this list is influenced by homerism more than anything else, has it doesn't surprise me all that much.
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Old December 6th, 2010, 07:35 AM   #180
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I think part of the problem with these polls is that for example all the Brazilians visiting yhe thread may vote Sao Paulo or all of the Russians may vote for Moscow even though these skylines you would think wouldn't be in a top 20 it gives a very warped view on rankings until there are enough fair votes cast to wash out those that have just voted for their own city or country.
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