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Old August 29th, 2012, 08:59 AM   #101
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I SMELL SOME BIAS-NESS OVER YOUR LIST DUDE...LOS ANGELES(VERY SMALL CBD) AND SEATLE(NOT APPEALING) WERE TOO HIGH AS YOU TRYING DAMN HARD HYPING THEM!!! and Melbourne over Singapore????????????!!!!!!!

HERE IS MY NEUTRAL TOP 40 LIST:

1. HONG KONG (its natural landscape gives HK slightly edge over NY)
2. NEW YORK
3. SHANGHAI
4. DUBAI
5. CHICAGO

6. TORONTO
7. KUALA LUMPUR
8. GUANGZHOU
9. SINGAPORE
10. SYDNEY

11. BANGKOK
12. VANCOUVER
13. DOHA
14. SEATLE
15. TOKYO

16. SHENZHEN
17. MELBOURNE
18. SEOUL
19. BEIJING
20. MANILA

21. LONDON
22. MOSCOW
23. SAN FRANCISCO
24. LOS ANGELES
25. CHONGQING

26. OSAKA
27. PHILADELPHIA
28. PANAMA CITY
29. JAKARTA
30. MIAMI

31. BRISBANE
32. HOUSTON
33. RIO DE JANEIRO
34. MONTREAL
35. PERTH

36. MINNEAPOLIS
37. SANTIAGO
38. BUEANOS AIRES
39. HO CHI MINH
40. ALMATY
I try to be objective, but I certainly have types of skylines that appeal to me. Los Angeles and Seattle may not rank that highly in your eyes, but I love both of them. Size isn't everything, or I'd have them behind Shenzhen.

Top 40 lists take a lot of consideration to compile. I don't agree with it all, but good job. What do you think of Calgary? I never know quite where to put it.
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Old August 29th, 2012, 10:45 AM   #102
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According to emporis Mumbai occupies the 21st spot...here is the link..
http://www.emporis.com/statistics/skyline-ranking
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Old August 29th, 2012, 11:10 AM   #103
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According to emporis Mumbai occupies the 21st spot...here is the link..
http://www.emporis.com/statistics/skyline-ranking
Well that's a quantitative list based on criteria chosen by Emporis. 'Best' skyline is a subjective thing based on whatever one deems to be relevant.

For me, quantitative measures like scale and height are important but my choices for 'best skylines' are based on many criteria beyond that. Quality of buildings, variation of architectural styles, layering, balance, density, and layout all play a part in where I rank a skyline.
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Old August 29th, 2012, 11:26 AM   #104
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Hmm true...
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Old September 5th, 2012, 03:09 PM   #105
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1. Kuala Lumpur

2. Shenzhen

3. Hong Kong

4. Chicago

5. Toronto

6. Singapore

7. Sydney

8. Moscow

9. Guangzhou

10. New York
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Old September 5th, 2012, 05:16 PM   #106
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1.hong kong
2.new york
3.shanghai
4.chicago
5.dubai
6.kuala lumpur
7.singapore
8.toronto
9.sydney
10.guangzhou
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Old September 5th, 2012, 05:48 PM   #107
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Old September 5th, 2012, 05:52 PM   #108
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Old September 5th, 2012, 06:39 PM   #109
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1. New York City
2. Chicago
3. Toronto
4. Shanghai
5. Hongkong
6. Kuala Lumpur
7. Singapur
8. Frankfurt am Main
9. Bangkok
10. Sydney
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Old September 5th, 2012, 09:37 PM   #110
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Old September 5th, 2012, 09:49 PM   #111
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Here's a very subjective TOP 10 ordered by level of excitement or novelty involved.

Hong Kong being the gold standard to be measured against

[IMG]http://i49.************/2ce4ug9.gif[/IMG]

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I agree that the best skylines are usually the most grand and magnificent. New York City is, I think, the best in that sense. I grew up in sight of it and I will always be moved by it.

But I have come to love the charm of smaller cities, with their harmonious skylines - whether it is Dresden's restored old city against the sky across the Elbe or Prague's forest of spires and towers, or the smaller scale American skylines of Boston or Seattle.

I am still new here and you may be talking only of skyscrapers in this thread - I don't know. I know I am referring to smaller scale buildings as well.

I think the most under-rated skyline among the great metropolitan centers is London.

The most intriguing and exciting for me is Kuala Lumpur.

The most romantic is Sydney.
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Old September 5th, 2012, 10:14 PM   #113
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Makes sense. It's not just how tall a skyline is, but how aesthetically pleasing one may find it. Some argue that simply by virtue of being tall, a skyline is aesthetically pleasing. Others look at architecture, form, and/or combination of all these factors.

The aesthetics / height relationship can be described graphically, as shown

[IMG]http://i49.************/28hnz7q.jpg[/IMG]
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Old September 5th, 2012, 10:52 PM   #114
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LOL at Seattle near London and Rome and Hong Kong near NYC and Chicago.
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Correct, Chicago just can't be ranked under London.
I disagree. Chicago's skyline is awful, London's is iconic. Most people in Europe wouldn't recognise Chicago from a picture of its skyline, even I can only think of two of its iconic buildings. And both of those are dull dark angular boxes with no personality whatsoever. Bigger does not mean better: London's skyline may not be dense, but it is extremely diverse, full of icons, and looks different from every angle. Imo it is much better than any American skyline except New York's.
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Chicago's skyline awful? in which world are you living??
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Copperknickers: We're all entitled to our own opinions, but London skyline is iconic perhaps to the British. Globally, London's skyline barely registers at all. Calgary, Brisbane, Pittsburgh arguably have better skylines than London. The Shard is the only building that people might know, the Gherkin possibly but that building is nothing special.
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Chicago's skyline awful? in which world are you living??
He's living in a British one, I think.
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I got a laugh out of that. (That was meant for isaidso, not your photos of Mumbai).

I tried to think of a top ten but beyond the big 4 of Chicago, NY, HK and Shanghai, it got tough.

So after Chicago, NY, HK, and Shanghai in that order I'm tentatively going with...

Sydney, the setting is just too perfect.
Dubai, as much as I generally dislike the architecture the heights are too immense to ignore.
Toronto, will probably jump a spot or two in the coming years.
Singapore, fantastically planned.
Gangzhou, these last two are still a bit messy because there's so much U/C, so I feel like looking at them today is like looking at a painting that's only two thirds done, but nonetheless very impressive and am looking forward to the future for these two.
Shenzen.

A lot that I wanted to put in the top ten, but couldn't find space for like Chongqing, Tokyo, Seattle, Kuala Lumpar, Bangkok. Any of those that didn't make the list could jump to the #5 spot because again I think 5-10 are all pretty close.
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