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Old August 26th, 2011, 04:12 PM   #81
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My fav city is London but many people pick London so I should go for...... my hometown

Saigon

1. Scooters...... millions of them!

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SAIGON 2011 - APR by KHOA NGUYEN , on Flickr

2. Do we sleep? Yes we do but we can only do that after cruising the street.

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Downtown Saigon Night Time Drive by jimarx, on Flickr

3. River.

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2 by Cm I bapstudio.net, on Flickr

4. Well... more rivers!

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Pano khu Knh Đo PMH by teknical, on Flickr

5. Supertall trees.

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Trường Trưng Vương - Si Gn mng 1 tết 2011 by hungmit, on Flickr

6. Colonial.

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Saigon Post Office by Augapfel, on Flickr

7. Wanker's propaganda.

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Final day in Saigon by yidnaMU, on Flickr

8. This aint rainin'...... This is a waterfall!

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Monsoon in HCMC, Vietnam by KomalinLA, on Flickr

9. There's a new fish in town.

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BITEXCO_01 by aaxan2007, on Flickr

10. This city redefines the word "chaotic".

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Ok Seriously, Have You Ever Seen Anything Like This...For Real? by Neil Ta | I am Bidong, on Flickr
I like these pics!!! Saigon extreme!!!
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AMSguy, Amsterdam is incredible in your pics!!!

Pierolol, Santiago is really beautiful!
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Are there rules about only having one favourite? I hope not because here is my home town of Newcastle.

At the shops.....
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Fenwick by boscoppa, on Flickr[/IMG]

.....at the park
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Jesmond Dene 31st July 2011 by ALLIZ in Wonderland * 2 *, on Flickr[/IMG]

Underground....
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Haymarket Metro by @wilk3sy, on Flickr[/IMG]

....overground.
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Newcastle Quayside by CathRB, on Flickr[/IMG]

On the river....
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Tyne Bridge and Millenium Bridge by Syriax, on Flickr[/IMG]

.....by the sea.
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Tynemouth at dawn in colour by Jamie Penfold Photography, on Flickr[/IMG]

Classy....
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Central Arcade by ca2cal, on Flickr[/IMG]

....and classical.
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Greys Monument by Hugh Barney, on Flickr[/IMG]

Time for tea, Chinese......
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IMG_0423 by newcastlehollow, on Flickr[/IMG]

.....or fish and chips.
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North Shields Fish Quay by freefotouk, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old August 28th, 2011, 06:54 PM   #84
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Melbourne.... where to begin...

1. Laneways/Cafe culture

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Vintage / People / Photography by ►CubaGallery, on Flickr


2. Street art

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Hosier Lane by dmtgc, on Flickr


3. Trams, trams, plenty of trams

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4. An abundance of historic architecture

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Collins Street, Melbourne CBD by MM_Andamon, on Flickr


5. Modern architecture

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Departing Melbourne from Station Pier by J-C-M, on Flickr


6. Shopping

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Collins Street Architecture - Melbourne by Dean-Melbourne, on Flickr


7. Inner city (terrace houses, cool boutiques shops/cafes)


me


8. Galleries/Exhibitions

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9. Botanic Gardens

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View from the Shrine of Remembrance by stemcd, on Flickr


10. Eureka Tower

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Old August 29th, 2011, 01:58 AM   #85
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Old August 29th, 2011, 03:15 PM   #86
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The Park
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Contrast
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offices by jo.bloor, on Flickr

Historic
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Traditional
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Shopping
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Grand Prix
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The Match
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Connected
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Jogging Lane
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It's KUALA LUMPUR!
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Old August 29th, 2011, 06:56 PM   #87
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Thought I'd go against the grain and post some images and renders of developments in my favourite city that will enable it to remain my favourite city

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

1. Barangaroo
A 22 hectare site of discontinued container wharves on the western edge of the Sydney CBD, Barangaroo is slated for a $A6 billion redevelopment into an exciting waterside destination for locals and visitors alike to live, play, work and stay.

The site is divided up into three distinct precincts; Barangaroo South, Barangaroo Central and the Headland Park. Barangaroo South is the ''financial district'' but will also feature a hotel, residential apartments, retail, cultural and community uses. Barangaroo Central will feature recreational, educational, cultural, community and residential uses whilst the Headland Park will also host recreational and cultural uses with a 10,000 sq m-20,000 sq m cultural centre planned for beneath the park.

Barangaroo is expected to be completed in its entirety by 2025. Lord Richard Rogers (commercial towers and hotel) and Pete Walker (Headland Park) are two of the renowned architects working on the project.

The Pier Hotel and commercial towers of Barangaroo South

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_BjA9HB5RzR...8Medium%29.jpg

2. Central Park
Corny in name but far from it in reality, Central Park will begin to be revealed from mid 2013 and is expected to be fully completed by 2020. $A2 billion will be spent by Singapore's Fraser's Property on the complete regeneration of a 5.8 hectare former brewery site in a prime location at the south-western gateway to the CBD (Broadway ).

The landmark tower (One Central Park) has been designed by Jean Nouvel - complete with a heliostat to capture and re-direct sunlight towards areas that would otherwise be in shade. The hanging gardens have been designed by Patrick Blanc and are being termed the world's tallest hanging gardens. One Central Park is currently under construction and will be completed by late 2013.

Lord Norman Foster is another famed international architect working on buildings at Central Park. The remainder of the site will feature residential, commercial and cultural buildings as well as parklands (Chippendale Green), the adaptive reuse of the former Carlton United Brewery (Brewery Yard) and the activation of Kensington Street as Kensington Lane. This will be THE place to be in Sydney upon full completion.

One Central Park

http://www.thefifthestate.com.au/wp-...r_June2010.jpg

3. University of Technology Sydney
Across Broadway from Central Park, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has embarked on its own $A1 billion upgrade. New research, sporting and learning facilities are being built on the inner city block including the UTS Gateway Building which will be located across from Lord Norman Foster's commercial building at Central Park.

However the biggest talking point at UTS is undoubtedly Frank Gehry's first (and perhaps only) Australian building. The $A270 million Doctor Chau Chak Wing Building is currently before the New South Wales Department of Planning awaiting approval. Completion of the whole upgrade is due by 2020.

Doctor Chau Chak Wing Building

http://assets.flavorwire.com/wp-cont...hry-sydney.jpg

4. APDG Site at Circular Quay
Goodbye dated office towers and hello 21st Century! The first tower on the APDG Site at Circular Quay is awaiting approval from the Sydney City Council and is shown below. However, it is just one piece of the jigsaw puzzle in a multi-billion dollar redevelopment of this prime CBD site.

Upon full completion, 4 x 100m+ towers will be built on the site (1 x 200m, 1 x 187m, 1 x 155m, 1 x 110m) featuring a range of uses (commercial and residential). The street level will be activated with bars, cafes, restaurants and boutiques - with a range of laneways leading inwards to a public square. A new face at Sydney's front door!!

The APDG Master Plan for Circular Quay

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...503015&page=29

5. Parramatta Ideas on Edge
Ever heard of Parramatta? Probably not! Well it is Sydney's emerging second CBD, located about 23 kilometres west of the Opera House. Parramatta has numerous 80m-120m commercial and residential towers proposed, approved or under construction, and 1 x 190m tower as part of a $A2 billion redevelopment concept. However, for me the Parramatta Ideas on Edge competition is the most exciting concept.

Although a final concept has yet to be locked in, one of the shortlisted concepts calls for a Venice style canal development across 2.2 hectares that would feature lively pedestrian and bicycle promenades as well as a vibrant collection of bars, cafes, restaurants and boutiques.

One of the concepts for the Parramatta River

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/travel/a...-1226072221340

6. 115 Bathurst Street
Despite Sydney City Council's complicated planning process, us Sydney forumers have great hopes for 115 Bathurst Street. A stage 1 Development Application has been lodged with council for a 236m residential tower which would become Sydney's tallest building to the roof.

There are also provisions for a 24 metre ''architectural feature'' which would peak at 260m above Bathurst Street, making the tower the tallest to both roof and spire. As such 115 Bathurst Street could become one of the tallest buildings in Australia. Assuming the stage 1 DA is approved, a design competition will be held with national and international architects making submissions with one then selected and ultimately approved/rejected by council. Watch this space.

Envelope for what could be Sydney's tallest building, from George Street

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...621281&page=29

7. Light rail and three squares concept
It will be interesting to see future George Street as council has big plans for Sydney's main street. Three public squares are planned for the length of George Street - one at Circular Quay, another near Town Hall and a third near Central Station. Additionally, council plans for light rail to link Barangaroo (on the western fringe) with Central Station via George Street.

This concept has the potential to completely change the way Sydneysiders get around the city and where they want to spend their leisure time.

City Square in the middle of the city, near Town Hall

http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/2...CentreProj.asp

8. The Star
The first stage of the $A960 million spent on Sydney's Star City Casino (being renamed The Star) opens next month. It will feature a reinvigorated casino floor, new bars, a nightclub, restaurants by David Chang (of Momofuku in New York), Chase Kojima (of Nobu in the Bahamas) as well as local talents like Adriano Zumbo. Furthermore, international labels such as Bottega Veneta, Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo will be opening in the retail precinct. Then there's the 171 room The Darling Hotel with some of the high end penthouses up to $A10,000/night! A new entertainment venue will open by the end of next year.

Sydney's premier entertainment destination

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...-1225901831494

9. Shopping!
All within the past 12 months, international retailers such as Coast London, Gap, Stuart Weitzman and Ted Baker opened Sydney-first stores. Audio Technica, Bottega Veneta, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, DKNY Jeans, Frey Wille, Le Coq Sportif, Mulberry, Tumi and Zara have opened Australian-first stores. Burberry, Ermenegildo Zegna, Escada, Miu Miu and Prada have just opened Australian flagship stores. Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Omega will follow suit in the next 12 months. And Topman/Topshop is expected to open sometime in 2012.


http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater

10. Darling Harbour
Apologies for the small photo. The Sydney Entertainment Centre will be demolished to make way for a new ~$A500 million convention and exhibition centre capable of holding up to 12,000 people for sporting, musical and conference events. The new centre is part of a range of upgrades being made at Darling Harbour. Others include the revamp of Sydney Wildlife World and Sydney Aquarium, the opening of Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum (2012) and next month's opening of a children's water park, and food precinct at Darling Quarter.


http://www.newsydneyconventioncentre....cfm?menu_id=1
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Old August 29th, 2011, 09:18 PM   #88
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Peacefull


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Thought I'd go against the grain and post some images and renders of developments in my favourite city that will enable it to remain my favourite city
Don't be too smart. Yes, everybody can see you just want to post all the development photos you want. It's called hijacking a thread. Go right ahead if this thread is called "Your 10 favourite development photos" and everybody else is doing the same thing, but it's not called that, is it? And by the way, I'm from the city in question.
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The waterfront of Liverpool is just amazingly beautiful.
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Chicago

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i am very impressive about those pictures, i guess it could come from around the world, isn't it? i've been taken Cambodia tours so some of pictures make me to remember about having dinner and drink beer on street pub road in Siemreap, it is really love feel
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[QUOTE=Dimethyltryptamine;83282118]Melbourne.... where to begin...

You forgot to put the Foodcourt at Fountaingate, Ray's Tent City and Officeworks on the Golden Mile, Croutons-On-The-Bay, Knobs 'n Knockers, Dirty Nelly's and Molly Bloom's, and the Buckingham. Melbourne is nice, different, unusual. It's marvellous, Melbourne.
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A man was hit by a cab in the street. He was brought to the hospital. His wife who was standing

up by his bed, said to the doctor: "I think that he is very ill." "I am afraid that he is

dead."said the doctor,Hearing this, the man moved his head and said: "I'm not dead. I'm still

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The shot looking down that elevated railroad in Chicago is ridiculously good!
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good lad!! you can now also add the proposed tower at wynyard.
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Thought I'd go against the grain and post some images and renders of developments in my favourite city that will enable it to remain my favourite city

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

1. Barangaroo
A 22 hectare site of discontinued container wharves on the western edge of the Sydney CBD, Barangaroo is slated for a $A6 billion redevelopment into an exciting waterside destination for locals and visitors alike to live, play, work and stay.

The site is divided up into three distinct precincts; Barangaroo South, Barangaroo Central and the Headland Park. Barangaroo South is the ''financial district'' but will also feature a hotel, residential apartments, retail, cultural and community uses. Barangaroo Central will feature recreational, educational, cultural, community and residential uses whilst the Headland Park will also host recreational and cultural uses with a 10,000 sq m-20,000 sq m cultural centre planned for beneath the park.

Barangaroo is expected to be completed in its entirety by 2025. Lord Richard Rogers (commercial towers and hotel) and Pete Walker (Headland Park) are two of the renowned architects working on the project.

The Pier Hotel and commercial towers of Barangaroo South

2. Central Park
Corny in name but far from it in reality, Central Park will begin to be revealed from mid 2013 and is expected to be fully completed by 2020. $A2 billion will be spent by Singapore's Fraser's Property on the complete regeneration of a 5.8 hectare former brewery site in a prime location at the south-western gateway to the CBD (Broadway ).

The landmark tower (One Central Park) has been designed by Jean Nouvel - complete with a heliostat to capture and re-direct sunlight towards areas that would otherwise be in shade. The hanging gardens have been designed by Patrick Blanc and are being termed the world's tallest hanging gardens. One Central Park is currently under construction and will be completed by late 2013.

Lord Norman Foster is another famed international architect working on buildings at Central Park. The remainder of the site will feature residential, commercial and cultural buildings as well as parklands (Chippendale Green), the adaptive reuse of the former Carlton United Brewery (Brewery Yard) and the activation of Kensington Street as Kensington Lane. This will be THE place to be in Sydney upon full completion.

One Central Park


3. University of Technology Sydney
Across Broadway from Central Park, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has embarked on its own $A1 billion upgrade. New research, sporting and learning facilities are being built on the inner city block including the UTS Gateway Building which will be located across from Lord Norman Foster's commercial building at Central Park.

However the biggest talking point at UTS is undoubtedly Frank Gehry's first (and perhaps only) Australian building. The $A270 million Doctor Chau Chak Wing Building is currently before the New South Wales Department of Planning awaiting approval. Completion of the whole upgrade is due by 2020.

Doctor Chau Chak Wing Building


4. APDG Site at Circular Quay
Goodbye dated office towers and hello 21st Century! The first tower on the APDG Site at Circular Quay is awaiting approval from the Sydney City Council and is shown below. However, it is just one piece of the jigsaw puzzle in a multi-billion dollar redevelopment of this prime CBD site.

Upon full completion, 4 x 100m+ towers will be built on the site (1 x 200m, 1 x 187m, 1 x 155m, 1 x 110m) featuring a range of uses (commercial and residential). The street level will be activated with bars, cafes, restaurants and boutiques - with a range of laneways leading inwards to a public square. A new face at Sydney's front door!!

The APDG Master Plan for Circular Quay


5. Parramatta Ideas on Edge
Ever heard of Parramatta? Probably not! Well it is Sydney's emerging second CBD, located about 23 kilometres west of the Opera House. Parramatta has numerous 80m-120m commercial and residential towers proposed, approved or under construction, and 1 x 190m tower as part of a $A2 billion redevelopment concept. However, for me the Parramatta Ideas on Edge competition is the most exciting concept.

Although a final concept has yet to be locked in, one of the shortlisted concepts calls for a Venice style canal development across 2.2 hectares that would feature lively pedestrian and bicycle promenades as well as a vibrant collection of bars, cafes, restaurants and boutiques.

One of the concepts for the Parramatta River


6. 115 Bathurst Street
Despite Sydney City Council's complicated planning process, us Sydney forumers have great hopes for 115 Bathurst Street. A stage 1 Development Application has been lodged with council for a 236m residential tower which would become Sydney's tallest building to the roof.

There are also provisions for a 24 metre ''architectural feature'' which would peak at 260m above Bathurst Street, making the tower the tallest to both roof and spire. As such 115 Bathurst Street could become one of the tallest buildings in Australia. Assuming the stage 1 DA is approved, a design competition will be held with national and international architects making submissions with one then selected and ultimately approved/rejected by council. Watch this space.

Envelope for what could be Sydney's tallest building, from George Street


7. Light rail and three squares concept
It will be interesting to see future George Street as council has big plans for Sydney's main street. Three public squares are planned for the length of George Street - one at Circular Quay, another near Town Hall and a third near Central Station. Additionally, council plans for light rail to link Barangaroo (on the western fringe) with Central Station via George Street.

This concept has the potential to completely change the way Sydneysiders get around the city and where they want to spend their leisure time.

City Square in the middle of the city, near Town Hall


8. The Star
The first stage of the $A960 million spent on Sydney's Star City Casino (being renamed The Star) opens next month. It will feature a reinvigorated casino floor, new bars, a nightclub, restaurants by David Chang (of Momofuku in New York), Chase Kojima (of Nobu in the Bahamas) as well as local talents like Adriano Zumbo. Furthermore, international labels such as Bottega Veneta, Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo will be opening in the retail precinct. Then there's the 171 room The Darling Hotel with some of the high end penthouses up to $A10,000/night! A new entertainment venue will open by the end of next year.

Sydney's premier entertainment destination


9. Shopping!
All within the past 12 months, international retailers such as Coast London, Gap, Stuart Weitzman and Ted Baker opened Sydney-first stores. Audio Technica, Bottega Veneta, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, DKNY Jeans, Frey Wille, Le Coq Sportif, Mulberry, Tumi and Zara have opened Australian-first stores. Burberry, Ermenegildo Zegna, Escada, Miu Miu and Prada have just opened Australian flagship stores. Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Omega will follow suit in the next 12 months. And Topman/Topshop is expected to open sometime in 2012.



10. Darling Harbour
Apologies for the small photo. The Sydney Entertainment Centre will be demolished to make way for a new ~$A500 million convention and exhibition centre capable of holding up to 12,000 people for sporting, musical and conference events. The new centre is part of a range of upgrades being made at Darling Harbour. Others include the revamp of Sydney Wildlife World and Sydney Aquarium, the opening of Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum (2012) and next month's opening of a children's water park, and food precinct at Darling Quarter.
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