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Old September 7th, 2012, 06:58 PM   #121
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Old September 7th, 2012, 08:17 PM   #122
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Mumbai and its monsoon...
Outstanding photos - the massive city shrouded in gray.
That bridge looks quite impressive as well.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 08:24 PM   #123
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My favorite skylines:

1. New York
2. Frankfurt am Main
3. London
4. Chicago
5. Moscow
6. Tokyo
7. Warsaw
8. Los Angeles
9. Bangkok
10. Paris
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Old September 7th, 2012, 08:32 PM   #124
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Those Mumbai monsoon pics are great. Thanks for posting! Here's some of Toronto: starting to get quite big.


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August 2012 Toronto Skyline with Sunset Reflected on Glass Towers by beachdigital, on Flickr
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Old September 7th, 2012, 08:35 PM   #125
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Toronto is quite big indeed - a metropolis.

Speaking of Canada, the skyline of Vancouver is stunning.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 09:15 PM   #126
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It's turning into a monster and it keeps growing like there's no tomorrow. Vancouver has a fantastic setting, but could do with some more height. 4-5 250m+ buildings would make a huge difference.
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Old September 10th, 2012, 03:47 AM   #127
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my list is simply for the beauty of it, not having to do with quantity of skyscrapers..
1. New York City
2. Hong Kong
3. Shanghai
4. Toronto
5. Dubai
6. Chicago
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Old September 11th, 2012, 07:47 PM   #128
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I made a video about it. Check it out if you want!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9ymgQFPmro&feature=plcp

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Old September 11th, 2012, 07:55 PM   #129
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oops... posted in wrong thread
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Old September 11th, 2012, 08:04 PM   #130
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This is a thread about Canadian skylines, and your video appears to be about American and Chinese skylines. I do hope you will not use your new profile here to spam advertise your Youtube video.
Well Chinese and American skylines do make up a good portion of the top 10 skylines of the world. That said, videos bore me.. as do spammers
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Old September 11th, 2012, 08:21 PM   #131
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oops... I meant to post that in the other thread about Canadian skylines that I had open.

I don't think he is a spammer; I pm'd him and he is only going to post it where it is appropriate!
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Old September 15th, 2012, 01:57 AM   #132
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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.
I love London for many things, but skyline isn't one of them.

Was there last week. Not a big fan of the Shard.
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Old September 15th, 2012, 02:33 AM   #133
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1. New York
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Old September 15th, 2012, 03:44 AM   #134
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I love London for many things, but skyline isn't one of them.

Was there last week. Not a big fan of the Shard.
Agree. London's skyline is a work in progress and might never be a top 10. What was your issue with the Shard? I'm not a fan of the Gherkin and some of the other gimmicky buildings they've put up, but thought the Shard was elegant. Does it not look good in person?
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Old September 15th, 2012, 03:44 AM   #135
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Shanghai, Chicago, New York, Toronto.
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Old September 15th, 2012, 04:00 AM   #136
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Agree. London's skyline is a work in progress and might never be a top 10. What was your issue with the Shard? I'm not a fan of the Gherkin and some of the other gimmicky buildings they've put up, but thought the Shard was elegant. Does it not look good in person?
The closest views were a few train trips through London Bridge Station. It looked small from there. But also its just a basic glass tower with a confused point. I suppose it might be elegant. I didn't bother touring the base as I did that on my last trip (when it was a standing core if I recall) and the neighborhood isn't worth a lotta touring.

Mostly I just don't care for London's skyline -- a lot of old buildings that look great in person but are a jumble as a distant skyline, a lot of 60s-70s buildings that look like shit from any angle, and some newer buildings that look fine but aren't special. Canary Wharf is dominated by uniform boxes though the bigger Pelli one does have an interesting top. Historically the places with highrises are (generally) the places that aren't interesting to visit.
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Old September 15th, 2012, 04:14 PM   #137
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European skylines aren't going to have the density or design of north American skylines with the exception of bombed out areas like Rotterdam and reclaimed areas like Canary Wharf.

I prefer north American skylines aesthetically, but view London's skyline as one of the better ones on that side of the pond. Aren't they re-developing most of those ghastly 60s-70s blocks? I've probably been to south London once in the last 30 years, but I lived in north London in 2001. Perhaps it's much better on that side of the river.
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Old September 15th, 2012, 04:24 PM   #138
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1. Hong Kong
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