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Old September 25th, 2012, 11:36 PM   #41
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These are all examples of not compact skylines...
True.

But he did mean the clusters themselves are compact, but not exactly what was asked by the OP.

I think US cities in general are best examples of this as most skylines usually just have one cluster - even Chicago is just one big cluster as compared to London, Metro Manila, Bangkok, Hong Kong etc
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Old September 26th, 2012, 12:09 AM   #42
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True.

But he did mean the clusters themselves are compact, but not exactly what was asked by the OP.

I think US cities in general are best examples of this as most skylines usually just have one cluster - even Chicago is just one big cluster as compared to London, Metro Manila, Bangkok, Hong Kong etc
i like it like that, i like 1 specified downtown or center city, then from their spread off to low rise and regular houses, and if you split new york, you can also consider ti by midtown then lower manhattan
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Old September 26th, 2012, 06:52 AM   #43
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These are all examples of not compact skylines...
Like I said, the skylines in each cluster in Metro Manila are compact especially with Makati, The Fort and Ortigas.

This is Makati, Metro Manila's main central business district. And yes it is compact

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The fact Singapore was mentioned here but the skyline itself is not compact.



And no doubt it is compact.
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Old September 26th, 2012, 06:54 AM   #44
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i like it like that, i like 1 specified downtown or center city, then from their spread off to low rise and regular houses, and if you split new york, you can also consider ti by midtown then lower manhattan
This does not work in sprawling cities like Los Angeles. Though LA would have a main downtown and have various CBDs in other areas like Century City for example.
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Old September 26th, 2012, 07:52 AM   #45
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Regina is really compact for a city its size
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Old September 26th, 2012, 10:35 AM   #46
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Manila's the absolute best of everything eh
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Old September 26th, 2012, 11:19 AM   #47
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Old September 26th, 2012, 11:42 AM   #48
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Manila's the absolute best of everything eh
To me, life here is the best.
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Old September 28th, 2012, 07:34 AM   #49
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Panama City, Panama about 2 years ago. It's even denser now. Sometimes there's too much compactness in my opinion
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Downtown LA's skyline is fairly compact:

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As is Denver's:

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Old September 28th, 2012, 09:21 AM   #51
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Brisbane has a fairly compact skyline/CBD. It's bound by parks, gardens and a river, resulting in one of the smallest CBDs in the country in terms of land area.

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Old September 29th, 2012, 03:24 AM   #52
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someone on the first page mentioned KC, which has a compact downtown office cluster, but overall our taller buildings are spread out over about 5 miles
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Karawaci, Indonesia

Karawaci, a small township in Java, Indonesia. Developed by private management. Karawaci is the one of so many new township in Indonesia, like Alam Sutra township, Gading Serpong township, Summarecon Bekasi township, etc. All of those new township born in a last decade, developed by private, in compact concept. Perhaps a compact skyline

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Old October 3rd, 2012, 12:17 AM   #54
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Those Brisbane aerials are beautiful.

Would it be fair to assume that, as a rule, the capitalist model favors compact CBDs with taller buildings erected on the most expensive available land?
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 01:30 AM   #55
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I like Melbourne skyline.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 03:31 AM   #56
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Boston's financial district is pretty compact





Although the main part of the city is actually 2 skylines right next to each other, so slightly less compact overall

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Old October 3rd, 2012, 05:26 AM   #57
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wow! korean cities are so futuristic and beautiful..

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Old October 4th, 2012, 10:46 PM   #58
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All those skylines you guys are pointing out seem normal to me. Except for Busan, which actually does compromise a bigger skyline behind it, there's a sort of compact skyline within their original. Places i would actually consider as "compact" would be one such as:

Moscow, Russia

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I can't think of others, perhaps Frankfurt from some angles could be an option too.

*note that non of those cities are from my actual country
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Old October 4th, 2012, 11:00 PM   #59
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Busan kind of scares me. Futuristic, but a-la-blade runner.
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Old October 5th, 2012, 06:37 AM   #60
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Busan kind of scares me. Futuristic, but a-la-blade runner.
you know which skyline scares me? that short future mecca skyline. The current project that id barely being build just makes me wonder soo much

With respect to the people btw...i only mean the project.
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