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Old August 1st, 2012, 06:03 PM   #41
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1 Chicago
2 New York
3 Hong Kong
4 Dubai
5 Toronto
6 Shanghai
7 San Francisco
8 Melbourne
9 Los Angeles
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Old August 1st, 2012, 08:24 PM   #42
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1 Hong Kong
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4 Chicago
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Old August 1st, 2012, 09:31 PM   #43
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I know this is a personal top 10, but with all the respect. Do Paris, London, Rio, Sao Paulo, Dallas, Las Vegas, Beijing, Moscow or Frankfurt have a better Skyline than this?

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Old August 1st, 2012, 09:53 PM   #44
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You are right, none of those cities, excluding Moscow, even come close to Dubai in their skylines. I just personally don't like it because hardly any of those buildings are needed, they are built cheap, the skyline lacks density, and the city lacks a history. The 2 most expensive skyscrapers in the world, 1WTC and the ICC cost $3.8 Billion (US$), while the BK only cost $1.5 Billion. The entire Downtown Dubai Development Project cost $20 billion, while just the main four WTC towers cost $11.5 billion. New York, a city metro of 22 million, has 22 supertalls in any stage from awaiting design proposal to built 82 years ago. Of all the buildings, 11 are Office, 5 Mixed Use, and 6 unannounced. Dubai, a city metro of 3.5 million, has 25 skyscrapers in different stages. 11 are Residential, 5 Hotel, 5 Mixed Use, and 2 Office. It's clear Dubai is building for the fame, but they will lose their fortune for the unnecessary construction.
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Old August 4th, 2012, 03:40 PM   #45
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1. New York
2. Hong Kong
3. Chicago
4. Dubai
5. L.A.
6. Moscow
7. Toronto
8. Singapore
9. San Francisco
10. Shanghai
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Old August 7th, 2012, 10:54 PM   #46
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Hongkong
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Shanghai
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Old August 7th, 2012, 11:37 PM   #47
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1) NYC
2) Hong Kong
3) Chicago
4) Shanghai
5) Dubai
6) Toronto
7) San Francisco
8) Tokyo
9) Kuala Lumpur
10) Sydney
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Old August 9th, 2012, 06:34 AM   #48
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NEW YORK CITY FOREVER! NO EXPLANATION IS NEEDED!
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Old August 9th, 2012, 06:37 AM   #49
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Old August 9th, 2012, 10:20 AM   #50
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1- Hong Kong
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5- Dubai
6- Toronto
7- Singapore
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Old August 9th, 2012, 10:52 AM   #51
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Best skylines based on their best photos

1. HONGKONG - CHINA

2. NEW YORK - U.S.A

3. DUBAI - U.A.E

4. SHANGHAI - CHINA

5. KUALA LUMPUR - MALAYSIA

6. CHICAGO - U.S.A

7. SINGAPORE - SINGAPORE

8. SYDNEY - AUSTRALIA

9. GUANGZHOU - CHINA

10. TORONTO - CANADA



Seriously, these are the cities which always look good in everyone's mind and always have this mega wow factor in their best pictures and never fail appealing you to come visit.
(talking bout cities like Seatle and Manila which look good in picture but do not convincing you to actually visit them)
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Old August 9th, 2012, 01:14 PM   #52
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For me...

- Sydney
- new york
- Hongkong
- Dubai
- Singapore
- Tokyo
- Bangkok
- Shanghai
- Toronto
- Chicago
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Old August 10th, 2012, 01:42 PM   #53
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New York
Hong Kong
Shanghai
Dubai
Singapore
Tokyo
Seoul
Kuala Lumpur
Shenzhen
Las Vegas
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Old August 10th, 2012, 03:12 PM   #54
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1.Shanghai

2.Hong Kong

3.New York

4.Shenzhen

5.Tokyo

6.Guangzhou

7.Beijing

8.Melboune

9.Dubai

10.Toronto/Chicago
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Old August 10th, 2012, 04:12 PM   #55
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There already is a discussion of the world's best skylines in the Urban Hall of Fame.
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Old August 10th, 2012, 04:36 PM   #56
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People are very fond of lists, but I guess this thread can be merged with the other one.
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Old August 12th, 2012, 12:53 AM   #57
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1) New York City
2) Shanghai
3) Hong Kong
4) Dubai (Would get the first place if only considering the panorama, but to walk in NYC is way more awesome and Dubai is kinda fake and has no density)
5) Chicago
6) Tokyo
7) Chongqing
8) Moscow
9) Guangzhou
10) Beijing

Honorable mentions: London, Paris, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, Sydney, Sao Paulo, Toronto, Shenzhen, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur

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Old August 12th, 2012, 02:14 AM   #58
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¿London?hahaha
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Old August 12th, 2012, 03:49 AM   #59
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I'll probably end up changing my mind every week but here it goes:

1. New York City
2. Hong Kong
3. Toronto
4. Chicago
5. Sydney
6. Melbourne
7. Shanghai
8. Tokyo
9. Singapore
10. Dubai
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Old August 12th, 2012, 10:23 AM   #60
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1. Chicago (In my opinion the skyscrapers with the lake together are an awesome combination)
2. Toronto
3. Sydney
4. New York City
5. Dubai
6. Doha
7. Rio de Janeiro (The buildings of the downtown have a good architecture and has the best natural factor in the world)
8. Melbourne
9. Shanghai
10. London
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