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Old August 12th, 2012, 07:17 PM   #61
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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
Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne too high... Shanghai too low (Jin Mao, Shanghai Tower, WCF are the best combo in the world). Also this thread does not specify only the downtown skyline, so I consider the entire city, that way Chinese cities get a much higher rank and western cities lower, except NYC and Chicago. Doha is a good addition tho.
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Old August 12th, 2012, 07:58 PM   #62
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1 New York (art deco, some actual layers of history, truly dense and quality buildings, nuff said)
2 Hong Kong
3 Shanghai
4 Dubai
5 Doha
6 Chicago
7 San Francisco
8 Singapore
9 Melbourne
10 London

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Old August 12th, 2012, 08:16 PM   #63
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Well, since this thread is here...

1. Hong Kong
2. New York
3. Shanghai
4. Dubai
5. Chicago
6. Singapore
7. Kuala Lumpur
8. Toronto
9. Panama City
10. Miami
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Old August 13th, 2012, 03:05 AM   #64
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Compare your list with this one.

THE WORLD'S BEST SKYLINES!
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Old August 13th, 2012, 03:15 AM   #65
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best 8 skylines:

1. london
2. paris
3. munich
4. rome
5. ibiza
6. new york
7. miami
8. rio
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Old August 13th, 2012, 03:30 AM   #66
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Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne too high... Shanghai too low (Jin Mao, Shanghai Tower, WCF are the best combo in the world). Also this thread does not specify only the downtown skyline, so I consider the entire city, that way Chinese cities get a much higher rank and western cities lower, except NYC and Chicago. Doha is a good addition tho.
I love the skyline of Sydney, Melbourne and Toronto.
And honestly do not really like Chinese skylines with the exception of Hong Kong that I forgot to put on the list (should put in 4th position.).
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Old August 13th, 2012, 04:34 AM   #67
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Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne too high... Shanghai too low (Jin Mao, Shanghai Tower, WCF are the best combo in the world). Also this thread does not specify only the downtown skyline, so I consider the entire city, that way Chinese cities get a much higher rank and western cities lower, except NYC and Chicago. Doha is a good addition tho.
why would you tell someone which order they should put for what skylines they like, just becuase you like chinese skylines doesnt mean everyone else has to, i find shanghais skyline quite ugly, and the "big 3" are the best combo to you, not to me i find them awkwardly together, the only reason i dislike much of chinese skylines becuase of all those highrise apartments that all look the same and there all over, which in my opinion is ugly.
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Old August 13th, 2012, 05:45 AM   #68
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Since best is a matter of personal opinion, people can put any skyline in any order they want if they happen to like it better. Come to think of it, I don't particularly care for most of the architecture of Asian skylines either or Dubai for that matter, so I think I will modify my list.

1. New York
2. Hong Kong
3. Chicago
4. Dubai
5. Shanghai
6. Singapore
7. Toronto
8. Kuala Lumpur
9. Miami
10. Panama City

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Well, since this thread is here...

1. Hong Kong
2. New York
3. Shanghai
4. Dubai
5. Chicago
6. Singapore
7. Kuala Lumpur
8. Toronto
9. Panama City
10. Miami
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Old August 13th, 2012, 09:04 AM   #69
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01. New York, United States
02. Shanghai, China
03. Hong Kong, China
04. Chicago, United States
05. Tokyo, Japan

06. Toronto, Canada
07. Bangkok, Thailand
08. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
09. Guangzhou, China
10. Melbourne, Australia
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Old August 13th, 2012, 12:24 PM   #70
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Emporis' database is unbelievable out-dated and incomplete.
Well, here's a reference from them for whatever it's worth. I think this is a different list from what was previously quoted. This is not a ranking. It just counts skyscrapers. It places Miami at number 16, and it also places Miami third in the U.S. as does the previously link I posted. That makes at least two different sources that place Miami third in the U.S. and there are more skyscrapers on the way as per my avatar. If you don't think it's third best in the U.S. that's fine. It's an opinion poll. I'm just making sure everybody here is up on current events so that they can have an actual informed opinion.

Cities with the Most Skyscrapers Worldwide (Emporis)

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Old August 13th, 2012, 10:00 PM   #71
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1. Hong Kong, China
2. New York, United States
3. Chicago, United States
4. Shanghai, China
5. Tokyo, Japan
6. Guangzhou, China
7. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
8. Bangkok, Thailand
9. Panama City, Panama
10. Manila, Philippines
oooooooowwwww....noooooo....please! manila is NOT the best skyline!
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Old August 13th, 2012, 10:03 PM   #72
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1. Hong Kong
2. New York
3. Shanghai
4. Dubai
5. Tokyo
6. Singapore
7. Kuala Lumpur
8. Toronto
9. Panama City
10. Seoul
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Old August 13th, 2012, 10:04 PM   #73
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huh...
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Old August 14th, 2012, 05:52 AM   #74
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oooooooowwwww....noooooo....please! manila is NOT the best skyline!
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1. Hong Kong
2. New York
3. Shanghai
4. Dubai
5. Tokyo
6. Singapore
7. Kuala Lumpur
8. Toronto
9. Panama City
10. Seoul
If you're going to make a fuss about Manila when this is strictly an opinion poll, then why is Chicago not on your list?
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Old August 14th, 2012, 06:09 AM   #75
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1. Hong Kong
2. New York
3. Shanghai
4. Dubai
5. Tokyo
6. Singapore
7. Kuala Lumpur
8. Toronto
9. Panama City
10. Seoul


I would kick Panama City(messed buildings archi) and Seoul(Too scattered) OUT and put Chicago(A MUST!) and Sydney(Worthy TOP10) IN.

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Old August 14th, 2012, 02:49 PM   #76
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All my years in studying Urban Planning helped me grow a greater appreciation for the skyline of the big city. The downtown core of big cities across the world, are the cultural pulse and economic engines of urban regions where millions of people live. The skyline is the fingerprint of that city. All urban life begins each day and ends each night under the watch of the city's tallest skyscrapers and most grand architectural structures.


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Old August 14th, 2012, 04:54 PM   #77
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In a random order:

1. New York
2. Shanghai
3. Doha
4. London
5. Hong Kong
6. Singapore
7. Dubai
8. Chicago
9. Toronto
10. Sydney
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Old August 14th, 2012, 06:25 PM   #78
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Well, since nobody said anything about not posting pictures, I bring you Miami - hot off the press.

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CSC_0962 by QuantumX, on Flickr
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Old August 14th, 2012, 08:30 PM   #79
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It's very difficult these days to get all of the Miami skyline into one shot and do it justice. You have to go really far out.

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Old August 14th, 2012, 11:33 PM   #80
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Hong Kong
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