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Old February 19th, 2013, 12:07 PM   #181
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As for Singapore, perhaps the iconic skyline of Singapore taken with the Merlion and the Fullerton from the Bay would make it look "compact" but Singapore is much from sprawling than that view.

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Old February 19th, 2013, 01:47 PM   #182
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While there is really just one Makati CBD, the Makati skyline almost always include the Makati Ave cor Kalayaan Skyline (including Century Properties), the Rockwell Cluster, the buildings along Pasong Tamo and the other surrounding areas of the CBD.

If we are going to be strict about it, perhaps, the Ayala/Makati CBD would constitute a "compact" skyline, but the Makati Skyline, for me, aren'ts just those buildings in and around the Ayala Triangle.
It is usually Makati CBD that is referred to as the "skyline". Though both Rockwell and Century City can create compact skylines within their areas.
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Old February 19th, 2013, 11:39 PM   #183
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well "REAL" compact skylines are usually the smaller ones...


@Manila X - enough of Makati already...
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Old February 19th, 2013, 11:41 PM   #184
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Problem is we cannot stop those who keep posting images of Makati though I discourage people who post flood this thread with images of the said area.

1 to 5 images is enough.

uhhmm... excuse me...

wasn't it you who has been posting too much pictures???????
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Old February 20th, 2013, 12:01 AM   #185
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Perhaps, certain angles would give the impression that they are compact but IMHO, camera angles is kind of not the point of the thread.

hmmm.. but angles is really important in pointing out the compactness of a skyline..

example Seattle.



at a different angle..

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Old February 20th, 2013, 12:27 AM   #186
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WTF how has the KOWLOON WALLED CITY not come up!
All major cities should have something like this where they send all of their 'undesirables'
This sh*thole had a 3.2 million people/ sq. mi. density! To compare HK as a whole had a 17k/sq. mi. density!
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Old February 20th, 2013, 01:02 AM   #187
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wow.. gives "compact" a new meaning... lol

but is that real??
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Old February 20th, 2013, 02:11 AM   #188
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wow.. gives "compact" a new meaning... lol

but is that real??
Yep, and it got so bad in there that they had to blow it up sometime in the 90s.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 02:40 AM   #189
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uhhmm... excuse me...

wasn't it you who has been posting too much pictures???????
Then tell that to the other forumers here as well especially those who post various image of The Makati skyline.

At least mine isn't repetitive and that I only posted cityscapes and that all of the photos I posted were taken by me.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 03:58 AM   #190
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Oh my, that Kowloon "block" looks like it is falling apart. In what terms of "bad" do you mean though? Bad as in air quality and hygene? Or bad as in crime? Or all of the above ++?
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Old February 20th, 2013, 04:51 AM   #191
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It had to do with hygiene. The walled city had surprisingly low crime rate (even after 30 years of Triad occupation and prostitution, gambling and drug use) with the majority of its residents living peacefully within its walls. In the end it was the sanitary conditions that saw it pulled down in '93.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 04:54 AM   #192
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It had to do with hygiene. The walled city had surprisingly low crime rate (even after 30 years of Triad occupation and prostitution, gambling and drug use) with the majority of its residents living peacefully within its walls. In the end it was the sanitary conditions that saw it pulled down in '93.
That is because it's residents formed patrol teams to check the areas.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 06:14 AM   #193
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hmmm.. but angles is really important in pointing out the compactness of a skyline..

example Seattle.



at a different angle..

That's why I don't consider it a "compact" skyline. True compact skylines are those that do not depend on angles to give it an impression of compactness, IMO.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 06:15 AM   #194
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Take LA, for example.

[IMG]https://encrypted-tbn0.************/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTmL3gDSKgIQt1W-xwddQrSXYT6zVRLBZOWWlHe9Dw7SL9-AR_gVA[/IMG]

From any angle, its compact.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 07:01 AM   #195
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I really like Downtown LA's skyline the fact you these skyscrapers 700 ft and above surrounded by a sea of low-rise.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 07:34 AM   #196
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Sydney. It's a dense, compact skyline from most, if not every angle.

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How about Melbourne? Isn't it compact as well?
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Old February 20th, 2013, 10:34 AM   #199
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To an extent, yes, but it'd more fall under the 'dense/compact from some angles' category.
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Take LA, for example.

[IMG]https://encrypted-tbn0.************/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTmL3gDSKgIQt1W-xwddQrSXYT6zVRLBZOWWlHe9Dw7SL9-AR_gVA[/IMG]

From any angle, its compact.

LA only looks compact because of it's very small size.. look at the spaces in between those few buildings...
it's not the angle this time, it's the illusion of "compactness" because of size and surroundings..


I've been to downtown LA.. it's street views are very underwhelming.. not really compact at all...
If it is compact, it would look half the size it is right now...


on the other hand.. street wise.. TORONTO is one of the most compact downtowns I have ever seen.
It definitely belongs to the "compact" category.
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