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Old August 15th, 2013, 07:18 PM   #521
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Miami has more buildings than Panama... Panama has taller buildings than Miami... big difference. Miami is a developed city while Panama city is a developing city...
I stand corrected.
What I really meant by bigger is "Taller".


Although, you don't have to bring up the "developed/developing" card there..
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Old August 15th, 2013, 07:24 PM   #522
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How about Australian skylines??

Any bets for 2025?
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Old August 15th, 2013, 07:35 PM   #523
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How about Australian skylines??

Any bets for 2025?
Melbourne's the only one with a shot, but it even that one will likely be dwarfed by those in the top 10. A top 20 is possible.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 07:38 PM   #524
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I respond more to dynamic/moving views, where you can see a skyline's depth as you change angles and the previously hidden buildings make their appearances. For instance, a few years ago my dad would always watch NCIS and the Miami skyline at the beginning of the show always impressed me. I like this video because it makes the city feel alive and like you are part of it. It also helps me better understand the scale of the buildings there.
Well, I find this video I posted way back on page 7 to be a lot better and more informative about what's planned by 2020, and this isn't everything either. People just ignored it like there's not a damn happening here or ever will.


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Old August 15th, 2013, 07:41 PM   #525
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You have to keep in mind that if people don't post a comment that doesn't mean they ignored what you posted. I imagine people only post a reply to about 1 in 20 things they read or look at.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 07:49 PM   #526
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Someone said that Singapore needs supertalls. I completely disagree. I think their current height restriction is fine. Their skyline looks extremely dense and well differentiated enough to stand out on a global scale. It is a nice balance, in my opinion. I think Toronto needs supertalls in order to balance out the skyline relative to the CN Tower but Singapore's skyline is fine IMO.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 08:08 PM   #527
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Well, I find this video I posted way back on page 7 to be a lot better and more informative about what's planned by 2020, and this isn't everything either. People just ignored it like there's not a damn happening here or ever will.
The other video was HD. Aside from a few early glitches on it, the quality was significantly better and I stand by what I said. It's the video that made a difference for me. If that video was the anomaly then I will be happy to go back to my original stance and continue to be unimpressed with your city

Speaking of aerial videos, here's a good one showing off Boston. It's a bit old (probably 4 years or so) but some of the shots really show the amazing density and variety the city has. There is a lot planned for it and by 2025 I think it will be back in the top 7-8 US skylines, although on a world scale obviously it's nowhere close and will continue to fade, along with most skylines in my country.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 08:14 PM   #528
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Cities don't need super tall to have good skylines. In the case of Singapore, instead of having all those tallest towers at the same height, they should have built them at varied height to create a more interesting looking skyline.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 08:29 PM   #529
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You have to keep in mind that if people don't post a comment that doesn't mean they ignored what you posted. I imagine people only post a reply to about 1 in 20 things they read or look at.
Yes, it's a lot of work responding to every post.

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The other video was HD. Aside from a few early glitches on it, the quality was significantly better and I stand by what I said. It's the video that made a difference for me.
Well, if the video made a difference to you, I'm glad. There are just others that I've like better. We have others in the Miami forum that are in HD, but I'd have to dig them up.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 11:18 PM   #530
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I think that the top 10 of the best Skylines by 2025 will:
1. Dubai, United Arab Emirates (with 6 under construction supertalls)


2. Seoul, South Korea (with 2 under construction supertalls and an infinity of projects)


3. Shanghai, China (with the Shanghai Tower)


4. New York, USA


5. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (with the Kingdom Tower, 1007 mt.)
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6. Shenzhen, China


7. Moscow, Russia


8. Mumbai, India


9. Incheon, South Korea (for many projects over 400 mt. In Songdo district)


10. Panama City, Panama

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Old August 15th, 2013, 11:24 PM   #531
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Cities don't need super tall to have good skylines. In the case of Singapore, instead of having all those tallest towers at the same height, they should have built them at varied height to create a more interesting looking skyline.
Yeah I agree..

Singapore (Marina Bay) is starting to look flat already with the new towers built..
add any more of those "uni-height towers" -- and it's shape (which makes it popular) is going to be "Flatter"...

I'm still self-debating if I prefer the smaller version of it years ago.. The time when the skyline still has a "Focal" point - sharp looking.
It just disappeared after those new towers got built.

Anyways, this "semi-flatness" disappears when seen at different angles. So Marina bay is still good.

I guess they skyline had to sacrifice shape over density.



IMO - It also helps that the residential skyline behind Marina bay (Picture above) is hidden most of the time.. Coz they're just to plain.. it doesn't help at all. But it adds "Height points" in Emporis' scoring.
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Old August 16th, 2013, 02:00 AM   #532
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another one from Singapore's Marina Bay Skyline.

The skyline has doubled in size in the last few years.. wonder how it would look like in 2025.

scroll a bit to the right >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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Old August 16th, 2013, 02:28 AM   #533
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I don't like asian skylines. Just beacause a city has a lot of tall buildings doesn't mean it has the best skyline. Quality over quantity for me, european skylines have such class and beauty and NY is basically unbeatable. I actually believe that south america will have some great skylines in the near future.
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Someone said that Singapore needs supertalls. I completely disagree. I think their current height restriction is fine. Their skyline looks extremely dense and well differentiated enough to stand out on a global scale. It is a nice balance, in my opinion. I think Toronto needs supertalls in order to balance out the skyline relative to the CN Tower but Singapore's skyline is fine IMO.
I agree, Singapore looks fine as it is. But only because it is well-balanced today for me doesn't mean it can't be well balanced tomorrow, but at a new level of height
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I don't like asian skylines. Just beacause a city has a lot of tall buildings doesn't mean it has the best skyline. Quality over quantity for me, european skylines have such class and beauty and NY is basically unbeatable. I actually believe that south america will have some great skylines in the near future.
Whether you like them or not, Asian skylines will continue to dominate the world charts. And the definition of 'quality' varies from person to person, what you perceive as beautiful might seem horrible to others. I hope you don't stir up this topic again and refrain from activities which might be regarded as trolling.
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Old August 16th, 2013, 09:07 AM   #537
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I know London's skyline won't in the top 10 but here are a couple of pics:

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Pipers' City of London Model at The City Marketing Suite by -IanVisits-[/IMG]

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Future London skyline by -Matt From London-[/IMG]
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Then I'd rather the post here, where all the towers of the City of London are there.


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It would have made a bigger impact if the Shard have been included in that cluster... IMO
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Old August 16th, 2013, 07:10 PM   #540
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