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Old February 16th, 2013, 01:18 PM   #141
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its feel very american...maybe the city grid make it so,i hope someday i can visit this wonderful city.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 01:57 PM   #142
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It isn't even that dense...
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Old February 16th, 2013, 04:05 PM   #143
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its feel very american...maybe the city grid make it so,i hope someday i can visit this wonderful city.
Yes Makati CBD is more of a North American or an Australian CBD.

It is the main CBD of Metro Manila and yes it is dense and compact.

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Old February 16th, 2013, 04:21 PM   #144
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Doesn't look American to me
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Old February 16th, 2013, 04:33 PM   #145
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^Yeah, because the people in the photos doesn't look americans.

Lame remarks.

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Old February 16th, 2013, 04:37 PM   #146
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^Yeah, because the people needs to be white in order to become one.

Lame argument.
Seriously man, Makati is more like Singapore. It doesn't have that American Grid layout. It doesn't have American architecture or American planning or what ever American.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 04:40 PM   #147
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Seriously man, Makati is more like Singapore. It doesn't have that American Grid layout. It doesn't have American architecture or American planning or what ever American.
Both Makati and Singapore CBDs have more of that North American feel compared to other CBDs around Asia.

In terms of layout and density, yes.

But it's more the feel of this CBD itself. And definitely it feels like a North American downtown.

The fact I do frequent trips to The United States particularly NY and SF.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 04:51 PM   #148
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Both Makati and Singapore CBDs have more of that North American feel compared to other CBDs around Asia.

In terms of layout and density, yes.

But it's more the feel of this CBD itself. And definitely it feels like a North American downtown.

The fact I do frequent trips to The United States particularly NY and SF.
Downtown Singapore does look a little bit like an American downtown, just a little bit.

Let's compare a little bit.

This is Makati


Now let put it against a classic North American skyline, Toronto
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Just because you pack a bunch of skyscrapers together doesn't mean you are American.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 05:33 PM   #149
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Downtown Singapore does look a little bit like an American downtown, just a little bit.

Let's compare a little bit.

Just because you pack a bunch of skyscrapers together doesn't mean you are American.
I'm talking about city-scape itself and not it's street layout or pattern.

In Asia, there are three cities that have the cityscape of a North American downtown and these are Manila (Makati), Singapore (CBD) and HK (Central).

Let's take some Asian CBDs for example

Kuala Lumpur City Centre
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You can see some space between buildings. Same case with Pudong in Shanghai and other featured CBDs here



Shinjuku in Tokyo

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Along Jalan Thamrin in Jakarta



These CBDs do not have the cityscape as the former three mentioned.

Some parts of Central in HK is the same but in the heart of the district, around Pedder St, it has a feel of a North American downtown where you have bustling streets with shopping centres, bars and other various eateries.

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As with Singapore's CBD



And Makati CBD in Manila



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Old February 16th, 2013, 05:45 PM   #150
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Great shots. I've never liked Manila's skylines or buildings, but from street level I'm quite impressed.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 05:53 PM   #151
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Y r all those exposed electric posts and wiring still there? I thought the Ayalas in their planning, got rid of all of those already?

Parts of Makati feel American because of the architecture. But a lot of the Makati avenues are not in straight boxed grids. They bend and wind, and thus avoid the box-like look of No. American cities. But I am really disappointed with Makati and the Ayalas. I think they just crammed too much in that little space. At least there's more open spaces between skyscrapers in Ortigas (which lacks a lot of greenery) and Alabang. The Manila of old had many beautiful trees; but the Ayalas forgot that...which is odd considering how beautiful they made Forbes Park.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 05:53 PM   #152
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Great shots. I've never liked Manila's skylines or buildings, but from street level I'm quite impressed.
I actually like Manila's skyline. More impressive compared to many great skyline cities out there though I'm not going to mention which one.

Even Makati alone can create an impressive skyline for Metro Manila.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 05:57 PM   #153
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Y r all those exposed electric posts and wiring still there? I thought the Ayalas in their planning, got rid of all of those already?

Parts of Makati feel American because of the architecture. But a lot of the Makati avenues are not in straight boxed grids. They bend and wind, and thus avoid the box-like look of No. American cities. But I am really disappointed with Makati and the Ayalas. I think they just crammed too much in that little space. At least there's more open spaces between skyscrapers in Ortigas (which lacks a lot of greenery) and Alabang. The Manila of old had many beautiful trees; but the Ayalas forgot that...which is odd considering how beautiful they made Forbes Park.
Note that Makati was developed earlier compared other modern CBDs in Metro Manila. Even Ortigas still has the overhead wires.

But the newer ones such as Global City or Filinvest City have it's electricity underground.

Yes Makati, does not have the grid as N.A. cities but it's cityscape still resemble to the latter.

Ortigas is also already cramped.

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Old February 16th, 2013, 06:00 PM   #154
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Old February 17th, 2013, 02:54 AM   #155
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Hongkong very very very very dense and compact

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Here are some night photos I took with Makati CBD.

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Hongkong very very very very dense and compact
Dense, yes but compact, no!

Though it is compact to some extent let's say HK Island.

But high-rise density has also spread to Kowloon and The New Territories.
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Old February 17th, 2013, 04:41 AM   #158
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not enough makati tbh.
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Seriously there are too many Makati posts in here concerning skyline.
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