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Old August 19th, 2013, 10:54 PM   #581
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Totally agree.

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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 20th, 2013, 01:25 AM   #582
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London City| Financial District In 2025

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Old August 20th, 2013, 03:52 AM   #583
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Nice pictures of future Paris above, I really love the glass finishings of their high-rises. French architects know what the definition of aesthetics mean. Even though the shape of their towers are not so unique but, they made sure the overall glass coverings of their skyscrapers look gorgeous and superior which gave the skyline a dark, superior and quality look.
That's what Chinese cities lack. Hats off for Paris.
Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen skylines are leagues above Paris skyline, I'm not exaggerating a bit. Paris has a scarcity of glass skyscrapers, that's why those few buildings appear shiny because they're the only ones in their city. Those buildings won't be recognizable in Shanghai or Shenzhen, because there are so many of them.
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Old August 20th, 2013, 04:11 AM   #584
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Old August 20th, 2013, 04:32 AM   #585
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Great! So London will receive replicas of:

Capella Tower (Minneapolis)
Hopewell Centre (Hong Kong) x2
Messe Torhaus Tower (Frankfurt) x2
Emirates Towers (Dubai)
Fountain Place (Dallas) x3
(Can you recognize some more?)?

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Old August 20th, 2013, 04:36 AM   #586
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I'd like to see more Chinese cities, Metro Manila, Bangkok, KL, Doha & Mumbai.
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Old August 20th, 2013, 05:08 AM   #587
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Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen skylines are leagues above Paris skyline, I'm not exaggerating a bit. Paris has a scarcity of glass skyscrapers, that's why those few buildings appear shiny because they're the only ones in their city. Those buildings won't be recognizable in Shanghai or Shenzhen, because there are so many of them.
Sorry, but I disagree with you. Architecture in France has always been so refined. Furthermore, a great importance used to be given to outward apparence, so that it makes the city more charming: Paris (and other french cities) isn't totally so beautiful by chance. It's especially the aesthetic side which is lacking to most asian skylines, in particular, chinese ones. Maybe in Paris, skyline isn't enough dense to belong to the top 25 skylines NOW, but its so refined, harmonious and it's the strongest good point that make it unique, and which also make it, like others european skylines, the cleanest, the most organized and then so distinct.
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Old August 20th, 2013, 05:31 AM   #588
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Nice pictures of future Paris above, I really love the glass finishings of their high-rises. French architects know what the definition of aesthetics mean. Even though the shape of their towers are not so unique but, they made sure the overall glass coverings of their skyscrapers look gorgeous and superior which gave the skyline a dark, superior and quality look.
That's what Chinese cities lack. Hats off for Paris.
Paris has it all...sexy, chic, magnifique!
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Sorry, but I disagree with you. Architecture in France has always been so refined. Furthermore, a great importance used to be given to outward apparence, so that it makes the city more charming: Paris (and other french cities) isn't totally so beautiful by chance. It's especially the aesthetic side which is lacking to most asian skylines, in particular, chinese ones. Maybe in Paris, skyline isn't enough dense to belong to the top 25 skylines NOW, but its so refined, harmonious and it's the strongest good point that make it unique, and which also make it, like others european skylines, the cleanest, the most organized and then so distinct.
Cityscape and skyline are different things. You need to have lots 'tall' buildings to have a skyline. Whatever Paris owns don't make them a contender for world's best skyline. Arguments for architecture of 2-10 storied buildings are pointless on this thread. Paris was and will always remain beautiful, but it doesn't have a skyline that's worth discussing about. Not here, specifically
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Old August 20th, 2013, 05:43 AM   #590
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Guangzhou Zhujiang CBD (5 topped out/completed supertalls can be seen on the first photo)

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Sorry, but I disagree with you. Architecture in France has always been so refined. Furthermore, a great importance used to be given to outward apparence, so that it makes the city more charming: Paris (and other french cities) isn't totally so beautiful by chance. It's especially the aesthetic side which is lacking to most asian skylines, in particular, chinese ones. Maybe in Paris, skyline isn't enough dense to belong to the top 25 skylines NOW, but its so refined, harmonious and it's the strongest good point that make it unique, and which also make it, like others european skylines, the cleanest, the most organized and then so distinct.
Not sure about other Chinese cities, but Paris or any other European city (except Moscow) can't produce this kind of photo. It has aesthetics, height, density and quantity. Paris has aesthetics only, you can't call it a world class skyline based on that only. Guangzhou's CBD has all four of them
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Old August 20th, 2013, 05:47 AM   #591
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At least, these 2-10 storied building with a very high qualified architecture, were built in 19th, 18th ... centry and just let me remind you a thing that you seem forget, these tall buildings (I mean skyscrapers) were firstly built in US (americain style), they're not asian, neither africain ... Difference betwen Europe (for example France) and Asia, that when we caught these style of building, we perfectly do it, not like you guys

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Not sure about other Chinese cities, but Paris or any other European city (except Moscow) can't produce this kind of photo. It has aesthetics, height, density and quantity. Paris has aesthetics only, you can't call it a world class skyline based on that only. Guangzhou's CBD has all four of them
Firstly, I have never said that Paris's skyline is a world class.

Secondly, european (especially parisian) skyscrapers are almost very aesthetics, but just few asian ones.
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Old August 20th, 2013, 06:01 AM   #593
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It doesn't matter whether it was American idea of building skyscrapers, the Chinese also invented paper :P Coming back to the point, you forgot that us Asians have just begun constructing skyscrapers, and all these buildings were non-existent 15 years ago! European cities dominated 19th century skylines, American cities dominated 20th century skylines. Now in the 21st century, Asian skylines will dominate the globe. Just wait for 10 more years only, you will be surprised beyond imagination
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Old August 20th, 2013, 06:52 AM   #594
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Despite the pollution, Chongqing's skyline as a whole can rival any top global skyline.









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Chongqing has one of the best skyline in the world, but I find the river bank (not the river itself) incredibly dirty and filthy. I'm not bothered by the architecture of buildings, but there are some things that should be routinely monitored. Chongqing is constructing lots of fancy skyscrapers but they don't realize without a clean bank their city would never look appealing

Great photos of the skyline, by the way
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Old August 20th, 2013, 09:01 AM   #595
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totally agree that river looks disgusting, it makes the city look dirty too
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Old August 20th, 2013, 09:04 AM   #596
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Damn! How many times do I have to repost this?

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That river in Chongqing is muddy by nature, get some facts right, guys...

The muddy river is Changjiang, the clean one is Jialingjiang...

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Is it silt that makes that river brown?
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Agree. Melbourne's skyline is gorgeous and will get miles better over the next 10-15 years. It's one of only 5-6 cities I regularly check when I come on here.
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Nice pictures of future Paris above, I really love the glass finishings of their high-rises. French architects know what the definition of aesthetics mean. Even though the shape of their towers are not so unique but, they made sure the overall glass coverings of their skyscrapers look gorgeous and superior which gave the skyline a dark, superior and quality look.
That's what Chinese cities lack. Hats off for Paris.
Why "future"?

To answer the question of the topic : New-York.

For a layman like me, it's the only skyline I can recognize immediatly. I love the shape, the buildings, the location. It's simply classy.
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