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View Poll Results: preferred view
dense view 12 42.86%
wide view 16 57.14%
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Old December 30th, 2012, 11:03 AM   #1
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wide view vs. dense view

What kind of view do you like best?

An wide view, where you oversee the city from a distance, or from all the way up



...or a dense view, where you see towers near and all around, with peek throughs

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Old December 30th, 2012, 11:13 AM   #2
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Most definitively wide view. With a decent view angle of sky as well. I remember once staying in a hotel on a low floor of a heavily built area of Manhattan, it was quite strange, I had to stick my head on the windows to see the sky, plus there were at least some 50-70 windows with direct line of sight to mine within very close distance and low angle (less than 20m away). It was fine for a couple days, but I'd not be comfortable living in such situation. I'd have to leave blinders down most of the time for privacy yet I like sunlight (or the view of clouds) and the movement of shadows throughout the day.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 11:48 AM   #3
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Yeah, a wide view for me too. I don't have to live between all those highrise buildings, but I do want to live in a highrise building if you get my drift.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 11:52 AM   #4
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Basically it's not really a choice between the kind of view, but a choice on location. The wide view requires some distance from the city center, while a dense view means you're right in it. I'm going for the dense view. Some people explain that as having no view, but especially when a dense view has a lot of depth in it, like when you can look between building and see another on the distance, that can be quite spectacular.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 11:55 AM   #5
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Yeah, I guess you have a point there, but like you say, you have to be on a very good spot.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 01:59 PM   #6
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if you get an apartment near NY central park you could have both..
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Old December 30th, 2012, 04:28 PM   #7
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Dense, I would love to live amongst skyscrapers watching the hustle and bustle of a city from above
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Old December 30th, 2012, 04:41 PM   #8
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I think I would also choose the dense view. I like looking at the busy streets and hearing all the sounds of the city life. It constantly changes, while a view from further away will more or less stay the same (except for different weather and light).
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Old December 30th, 2012, 05:14 PM   #9
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^ it's true that the view changes when going up in a skyscraper, but that doesn't mean it automatically gets better. Sometimes when you're all up your view can be quite "flat" as in not too much depth in it, like you're on Google Earth. Some also prefer some visual connection with ground level. In Chicago I lived at floor 42 but because of the surroundings I still felt like I was in the middle of it all, buildings everywhere. In Rotterdam, around floor 20 would get you that feeling. 42nd floor would be the top of the world.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 06:03 PM   #10
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Unfortunately if you live too high up in a skyscraper, most of what you see when you look down is ugly A/C and mechanical equipment on the roofs of other buildings
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Old December 30th, 2012, 06:18 PM   #11
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I prefer a dense view, seeing skyscrapers in close proximity is aesthetically appealing to me. From a distance mountains present a superior view to skyscrapers.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 06:38 PM   #12
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if i look out the window and see this
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View From Manhattan Bridge by nataliebehring.com, on Flickr

or this
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New York City Manhattan by Songquan Deng, on Flickr

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New York City Skyline, View from Top of the Rock, New York City - 006 by Vivienne Gucwa, on Flickr

i'd be delighted..
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Old December 30th, 2012, 06:55 PM   #13
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2nd one is fine by me. 1st one is claustrophobic. 3rd one is hard to evaluate.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 08:11 PM   #14
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the first one (with some modifications) is by far my preference.. imagine that setup with a more attractive group buildings, your apartment on a higher level but you can still see the activities in the street and have a view of the skyline from a distance..
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Old December 30th, 2012, 08:13 PM   #15
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Three magnificent views! The big box on the right in the second picture is a shame, but it is still one of the best urban panoramas on earth.
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Old December 31st, 2012, 12:04 AM   #16
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I like an overlook but still want to see street level activity. My grandparents bought an appartment on the 7th floor. Most buildings in the center of town are 3-5floor terracedhomes or appartment buildings you it has a good overlook towards the market square where you can see the old spires of the churches and belfort as wel ass some 70ties concrete socialist towerblocks near the ringroad. Quite a satisfying view
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Old December 31st, 2012, 06:47 AM   #17
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Found this old pic of mine, which is a clear example of my ideal view:



This was taken from a friend's office many years ago.
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the views from my place

the right side...
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the left side...
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Old December 31st, 2012, 12:48 PM   #19
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Nice!
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Old December 31st, 2012, 07:28 PM   #20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VelesHomais View Post
Found this old pic of mine, which is a clear example of my ideal view:



This was taken from a friend's office many years ago.
That would be ideal. Not too open, not too dense.
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