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Old July 27th, 2013, 04:34 AM   #241
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A potential outside chance at being one of the better skyline's by 2025. Possible top 25. Still wouldn't be bad, given its pop. The Gold Coast

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Old July 27th, 2013, 11:31 AM   #242
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I'm sorry, but I think it's hideous.
I wouldn't go as far as to call it hideous, but it is starting to look like a kitschy theme park. A giant cheese grater, walkie talkie, *****, ferris wheel, etc. All they need now is to paint the roof of O2 in yellow and blue stripes and they'll have their giant big top. The circus will be complete.

It screams of some new kid desperate for recognition. A few novelty buildings here and there is fine, but when every second tall building looks like that the result is a jumbled mess. I'm hoping there will be a move to more elegant, timeless designs in London after the skyscraper novelty wears off.

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Old July 27th, 2013, 03:23 PM   #243
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European cities are hungry for recognition and this is the reason why they start building skyscrapers but its difficult for them to catch up as there are other emerging cities that build taller and more density though i believe when it comes to aesthetic they have the advantage.
Sure, sure ... cities like London, Paris, Madrid, Berlin etc. need recognition. I mean, they are totally unknown and negligible on a world-wide scale right?
Sorry man, but I don't know if you being serious or not.
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Old July 27th, 2013, 06:10 PM   #244
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European cities are hungry for recognition and this is the reason why they start building skyscrapers but its difficult for them to catch up as there are other emerging cities that build taller and more density though i believe when it comes to aesthetic they have the advantage.
It's not about being hungry for recognition. It's about their density and spacial constraints making it more economical and sensible for them to build taller in order to grow.

Clearly, London, Paris, etc are much more recognized cities than, say, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Remember, in terms of our skyscraper knowledge, every single person on this site is an anomaly from the general population.
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Old July 27th, 2013, 10:05 PM   #245
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It's not about being hungry for recognition. It's about their density and spacial constraints making it more economical and sensible for them to build taller in order to grow.

Clearly, London, Paris, etc are much more recognized cities than, say, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Remember, in terms of our skyscraper knowledge, every single person on this site is an anomaly from the general population.
Accept it,There are more views,discussions and photos posted even by non Chinese in Shenzhen and Guangzhou threads than in European cities threads.European cities are recognized for other things but not skyline.

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Old July 27th, 2013, 10:08 PM   #246
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Sure, sure ... cities like London, Paris, Madrid, Berlin etc. need recognition. I mean, they are totally unknown and negligible on a world-wide scale right?
Sorry man, but I don't know if you being serious or not.
Sorry,if you are offended.I'm referring to skyline and nothing else.
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Old July 27th, 2013, 10:32 PM   #247
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Accept it,There are more views,discussions and photos posted even by non Chinese in Shenzhen and Guangzhou threads than in European cities threads.European cities are recognized for other things but not skyline.
Accept it, just because Shenzhen and Guangzhou have way better skylines (and obviously they do, no contest), it doesn't make them more well known. Unless somebody is either from China, or one of the 729,765 members on this site, they have most likely never even heard of either of these cities.

London and Paris have more recognizable skylines because they have more recognizable landmarks in their skylines (Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, etc). By 2025, when Shenzhen has 20 supertalls and Guangzhou has the best supertall cluster in the world, London and Paris will STILL be more recognizable to the average person. However, I'm sure Guangzhou and Shenzhen will have gained at least SOME mainstream recognition that they don't currently have today.

Basing your entire argument off the amount of photos posted in a skyscraper forum is a little bit cuckoo, to say the least.
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Old July 28th, 2013, 04:39 AM   #248
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Paris and London are two of the most known world's capitals, they are classified in the same category of NYC and Tokyo, even with less dense skylines.
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Old July 28th, 2013, 06:54 PM   #249
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for the luv of gawd, this thread isn't about which city is the most well known
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Old July 28th, 2013, 08:18 PM   #250
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for the luv of gawd, this thread isn't about which city is the most well known
You have a point Thread Title: Best Skylines by 2025
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Old July 28th, 2013, 08:38 PM   #251
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1,Chongqing's river not clear because there are many mud from upsteam,but before 2020,after many reservoir build in upsteam,it will be very clear as in Three Gorges reservoir now,except summer because in summer reservoir need flood discharge

2,Now downsteam of Three Gorges reservoir the Yangtse River have clear except in summer,because all mud deposit in reservoir,but Chongqing located upsteam of Three Gorges reservoir,so it must wait 4-6 years when Jinshajiang reservoir completed

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Despite the pollution, Chongqing's skyline as a whole can rival any top global skyline.

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With proper cleaning and some LED lighting at the streets, Chongqing skyline can easily become world class. The skyline looks quite dark at night compared to major Chinese cities, so street illumination is a must
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Old July 29th, 2013, 12:59 PM   #252
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I don't think London will have the best skyline, but those dismissing it as a "village" are just trolling.

Also - the idea of Moscow becoming the best skyline in Europe are often by those who are pretty ill informed as despite what they see, Moscow has very few other towers planned. They have tried to create a CBD with numerous major towers but once these are constructed the city will be dry of any real major high-rise projects.

After the usual candidates, NYC, HK, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing etc Mine for the future are Toronto, Miami, London, Melbourne, Shenzen to look out for as asthetically they are streets above the majority.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 05:20 PM   #253
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Chongqing is China's sleeper skyline. Cities like Guanghzhou and Shenzen can't compete with that dynamic topography and urban layout.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 10:30 PM   #254
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until 2025 most of the chinese skylines will change dramatic.
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Miami needs to have the biggest skyline in 2025.
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Old July 30th, 2013, 04:33 AM   #256
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By that time and without specific order, these would be the best skylines in my opinion:

New York City
Dubai
Shanghai
Hong Kong
Panama City
Sao Paulo
Chicago
Guangzhou
Shenzhen
Kuwait
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Old July 30th, 2013, 08:56 AM   #257
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I wouldn't count Toronto out. The city with most high-rises under construction in the western hemisphere.
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Old July 31st, 2013, 12:46 AM   #258
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Los Angeles is going to have a new tallest soon. Several projects are imminent to groundbreaking with a decent height to impact the immediate skyline and would be iconic in their own way. Not saying it would be the best by 2025, but it'll certainly look different than what it currently is.
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My list:
Shanghai
Newyork
Shenzhen
Dubai
Hongkong
Chongqing
Guangzhou
Chicago
Bangkok
Beijing
Tokyo
Wuhan
Moscow
Tianjin
London
Paris
Toronto
Suzhou
Mumbai
Seoul
Seatle
San Fransisco
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Old July 31st, 2013, 10:59 AM   #260
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Some of old cities like NYC, Tokyo, Hongkong will remain on the list but eventually ESP by 2025 lots of Chinese cities on the list like Guangzhou Shenzhen Tianjin and Chongqing.. But cities like San Francisco, London Paris and Seattle will still be recognizable.
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