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Old July 27th, 2017, 05:15 AM   #3341
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Nice comparison but somewhat misleading, for Dubai is basically a longish strip development. NYC and many other cities have a three-dimensional quality that Dubai sorely lacks. So Dubai is impressive from a few angles only while others because they have some depths and density, have a certain proportional balance when seen from many different viewpoints.
Exactly the point I was going to make. If you were to pivot 90-degrees from those perspectives, the NYC skyline remains massively wide, whereas Dubai narrows to a strip. It's 3D versus 2D. That to me is what sets the cream of the crop (HK, Shanghai, Chicago and I would argue SZ) from the rest.

The other thing that not everyone appreciates about the more mature skylines is the way smaller, older gems reveal themselves constantly the closer you look or the more unique angles you find. NYC in particular is a skyline that rewards close inspection as much it rewards standing back and regarding it from a distance.
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Old July 27th, 2017, 05:29 AM   #3342
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Old July 27th, 2017, 06:36 AM   #3343
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KUALA LUMPUR, NOT THE BEST, BUT WISH IT WILL BE ONE OF THE BEST






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Old July 27th, 2017, 12:03 PM   #3344
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If put NYC or Shenzhen skyscrapers on one line(same as Dubai),the silhouettes would be also stunning.
So far,its really hard to say which city have No.1 skyline.but i think Dubai skyline will definitely the best when the Creek tower(1100m) is completed.
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Old July 27th, 2017, 01:09 PM   #3345
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Furthermore, you didn't include NYC downtown area in the silhouette shot. So, by my reckoning, Dubai is not yet at the top.
I would also point out that there are 10 other supertalls* in Dubai that didn't make it into that panorama shot. Meaning there are currently more supertalls in Dubai that are not in that photo than there are total number of supertalls in the whole of NYC. It really boggles my mind the length some would go to downplay the significance of that.


* The 10 supertalls are:
1. Marina 101
2. Princess Tower
3. 23 Marina
4. Elite Residence
5. Almas Tower
6. The Torch
7. DAMAC Residence
8. Burj Al Arab
9. Ocean Heights
10. Cayan Tower
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Old July 27th, 2017, 05:27 PM   #3346
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I'm glad they built the Yonge Line first. If they hadn't we'd have ended up with a linear skyline hugging the lake with not much of interest inland. The Yonge Street spine wouldn't be what it is today.

Toronto only recently started building along the lake front east and west. We'll end up with the best of both worlds.
Subway lines should have been more like concentric squares with intersecting lines at first, so you can fill an area 1-2 km from downtown, rather than 8 km (Yonge-Eglinton).
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Old July 27th, 2017, 06:03 PM   #3347
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I would also point out that there are 10 other supertalls* in Dubai that didn't make it into that panorama shot. Meaning there are currently more supertalls in Dubai that are not in that photo than there are total number of supertalls in the whole of NYC. It really boggles my mind the length some would go to downplay the significance of that.


* The 10 supertalls are:
1. Marina 101
2. Princess Tower
3. 23 Marina
4. Elite Residence
5. Almas Tower
6. The Torch
7. DAMAC Residence
8. Burj Al Arab
9. Ocean Heights
10. Cayan Tower
I am quite aware of that Marina cluster supertalls but they don't really add to the impact of the 3-dimensional aspect to the city for they are still strung along the main axis of Sheikh Zayed road. That's like 20-25 km in distance from Burj Khalifa to the Marina cluster? Downtown to Midtown Manhattan is 5-6 km?

Besides, what makes a skyline interesting is not so much of the absolute height, or the number of its component buildings but how successful the varying heights create a pleasing rhythm of peaks and valleys. This effect can only be augmented if there were sufficient width and depth to the city layout.

Had you not stated Dubai "is not rising up the ranks, its skyline already is way up there in the top ranks", I wouldn't have countered it at all. It is not downplaying anything. Just stating the reason why I think it's not there yet. By 2025, if Dubai decided to expand its depth with several layers more of skyscrapers then I will concede a toss-up between NYC, Dubai, and Shenzhen.
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Old July 28th, 2017, 12:32 PM   #3348
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Old July 28th, 2017, 10:23 PM   #3349
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What movie is that?
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Old July 29th, 2017, 09:00 AM   #3350
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Old July 29th, 2017, 10:51 AM   #3351
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What movie is that?
I am not sure,more like science fiction painting by enthusiasts.
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Old July 31st, 2017, 03:28 AM   #3352
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looks like a future vision picture
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Old July 31st, 2017, 03:55 AM   #3353
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Old July 31st, 2017, 03:58 AM   #3354
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Old July 31st, 2017, 07:48 AM   #3355
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Probably has a lot more to do with how big company headquarters are spread around the country. In Indonesia chances are pretty much everyone has their headquarters in Jakarta, in Malaysia chances are pretty much everyone has their headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, in the United States it could be in NYC, Chicago, LA, Atlanta, Houston, San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, Miami, etcetc or any of the dozens of big cities that are business hubs.
I'm pretty sure the larger number of highrises in your typical asian city has more to do with regulations, zoning, and a lower cost of land and construction when compared to the US...what you explain probably plays some part (moreso in smaller countries, obviously), but it's not like it applies to anything other than commercial skyscrapers. What about the hundreds to thousands of residential highrises that your typical big Asian city has, that your typical big US city does not have? Those have basically nothing to do with company headquarters, and everything to do with with massively lower construction/property costs and different zoning than in US cities.
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Old August 1st, 2017, 04:56 AM   #3356
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Droneroit has a point when it comes to the ASEAN Flagship skylines. Due to the primate-ness of Bangkok, Manila, KL, and Jakarta pretty much all the national economy and culture is poured into building up these cities.
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Old August 2nd, 2017, 09:08 AM   #3357
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I'm pretty sure the larger number of highrises in your typical asian city has more to do with regulations, zoning, and a lower cost of land and construction when compared to the US...what you explain probably plays some part (moreso in smaller countries, obviously), but it's not like it applies to anything other than commercial skyscrapers. What about the hundreds to thousands of residential highrises that your typical big Asian city has, that your typical big US city does not have? Those have basically nothing to do with company headquarters, and everything to do with with massively lower construction/property costs and different zoning than in US cities.
Majority of the world's most expensive cities are in Asia.
New York is at 20th.
Though New York ranking in 2017 probably will rise due to depreciation of Asian currency.
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Old August 3rd, 2017, 06:43 PM   #3358
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WOW ! " Likes " to our SSC Friendly Family " HUDSON11 North American Brother and SSC Friend tp Everyone Here, MIAMI might not be in the Top 100 Skylines by 2025, But it's at least half Completed now as 2 to 3 Supertall's could break ground by the end of Next Year , 2018, ONE Brickell CityCentre , at 1,041 Feet from Ground Level, all FAA Approved and has the permits to start anytime soon, and 92 year old and never Retires ! Legendary , and Most Towers builder of Miami - Dade County Towers Mr.Tibor Hollo's ONE Bayfront Plaza Hotel and Apartment Tower , over 1,044 Feet from Magical City of Moon Over Miami Cranes
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also Everyone ,the Tower Crane up on top of Miami 's NOW Tallest at 868 Feet Above Ground Level, 85 Floors with NO 13th Floor, makes it 84 Floors , Right in the Center Of This Great Hudson11 Photo Downtown Miami and Growing more each year to come till 2025 For sure !!
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Old August 14th, 2017, 05:38 PM   #3359
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Came across an interesting render of the Future (circa 2023) Central Sydney skyline (as viewed from the west) today.

This render includes:
271m Crown Towers (Wilkinson Eyre) - now under construction and due to open in 2021.
247m & 207m One Sydney Harbour (Renzo Piano) - recommended for approval and due to open in 2023.
237m Greenland Centre Sydney (BVN) - now under construction and due to open in 2019.
231m Ritz-Carlton (FJMT) - development application to be lodged soon and due to open in 2021.
90m The Ribbon (Hassell) - now under construction and due to open in 2020.


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Old August 16th, 2017, 07:54 PM   #3360
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Looks nice

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