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Old March 20th, 2014, 09:33 PM   #1361
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I wondered about that myself. Unfortunately, I see Chicago falling out of the top 10.
I don't at all, I don't know why people are comparing Chicago to Singapore, Bangkok etc. It's definitely a caliber above those.

Chi town already has 4 buildings in the 350 meter range or higher and a couple possible supertall proposals as well as Chicago Spire.

If the spire is built I think Chicago will stay in the top 5 let alone top 10...

If we get lucky that is.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 02:28 AM   #1362
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I don't at all, I don't know why people are comparing Chicago to Singapore, Bangkok etc. It's definitely a caliber above those.
Where is anybody comparing Chicago to Singapore and Bangkok? Someone said they could all fall out of the top 10. That's all I saw. Singapore did fall out of the top 10 once before already. I'm not comparing Chicago to any other city. I'm considering how fast other Asian cities are building compared to Chicago.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 02:41 AM   #1363
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Chicago is defiantly not falling out of the 10.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 02:51 AM   #1364
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This thread should really be called "The Tallest Skylines by 2025." With that, Chicago probably will fall out of the top 5. However, if the true intent of the thread is to measure the best overall skylines in the world by 2025, I can't see Chicago falling out of the top 3 let alone the top 5. Then again, what do I know? I'm just another idiot on the internet with an opinion.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 02:58 AM   #1365
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This thread should really be called "The Tallest Skylines by 2025." With that, Chicago probably will fall out of the top 5. However, if the true intent of the thread is to measure the best overall skylines in the world by 2025, I can't see Chicago falling out of the top 3 let alone the top 5. Then again, what do I know? I'm just another idiot on the internet with an opinion.
If it were up to me, this would definitely be the case, but as huge as some of the skylines are getting in some of these Chinese cities, you just can't ignore them. Chicago is already out of the top 5 accornding to this source, and Shenzen is about to overtake it there.

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Old March 21st, 2014, 03:16 AM   #1366
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Yea but when you say "best", its all opinion. I don't consider best a skyline with supertalls and megatalls surrounded by residential apartment towers that look atrocious, that personally is not my definition of "best". Chicago has a gorgeous skyline with a great mix of buildings from different time periods. If any Chinese city other then SHanghai and Hong Kong were to get into my top 10 it would be Guangzhou. Shenzen just isn't my cup of tea, but that is all to opinion as well.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 03:25 AM   #1367
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Yea but when you say "best", its all opinion. I don't consider best a skyline with supertalls and megatalls surrounded by residential apartment towers that look atrocious, that personally is not my definition of "best". Chicago has a gorgeous skyline with a great mix of buildings from different time periods. If any Chinese city other then SHanghai and Hong Kong were to get into my top 10 it would be Guangzhou. Shenzen just isn't my cup of tea, but that is all to opinion as well.
This would be my opinion as well, but with a city like Shenzen, you simply can't ignore the numbers.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 03:35 AM   #1368
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Shenzhen is just ugly, no real start and end to the skyline just a big mess of some ugly apartment buildings with some nice taller ones. Guangzhou and Hong Kong are my favorite Chinese citys, i don't like Shanghai that much either.
It says Best skylines of 2025. I agree, the current Shenzhen is ugly, but with all the massive projects and renovations coming, I'm sure it'll explode up in the Top 5.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 04:06 AM   #1369
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True, a lot can also happen between now and 2025. I would have never expected for a place like NYC to explode with so much development, but look at it now.

Hopefully that continues in the right direction.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 04:15 AM   #1370
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True, a lot can also happen between now and 2025. I would have never expected for a place like NYC to explode with so much development, but look at it now.
Just when you think New York can't grow any more, it somehow manages to do it. Brooklyn is getting a nice skyline all its own now.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 04:27 AM   #1371
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Just when you think New York can't grow any more, it somehow manages to do it. Brooklyn is getting a nice skyline all its own now.
Same with Jersey City and Queens

New York can always grow, there are a lot of site on which developers can build new and very large buildings, what you see planned now is not the last of it either.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 05:27 AM   #1372
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Actually 2025 still long time from now and Singapore could have taken off the height limit and sure there will be many supertalls built in singapore as many local developers has interests in building so. In 2030, the government master plan is to introduce 6.9million population and this mean adding more offices in marina bay as well as shift the port in south cbd to make way for residential and commercial use. It will be massive skyline look by then
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On what basis would Singapore raise its height restrictions? This is something determined by aviation experts. What has changed?
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Old March 21st, 2014, 05:36 AM   #1374
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On what basis would Singapore raise its height restrictions? This is something determined by aviation experts. What has changed?
Becos the govt mention they will relocate the Kallang airbase in master plan which mean that height restrictions will be changed
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I like quality over quantity. That's why I think Chicago is not going anywhere.. Stuck in my top 10.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 08:34 AM   #1376
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Yea but when you say "best", its all opinion. I don't consider best a skyline with supertalls and megatalls surrounded by residential apartment towers that look atrocious, that personally is not my definition of "best". Chicago has a gorgeous skyline with a great mix of buildings from different time periods. If any Chinese city other then SHanghai and Hong Kong were to get into my top 10 it would be Guangzhou. Shenzen just isn't my cup of tea, but that is all to opinion as well.
I doubt many have all that high an opinion of the Shenzhen skyline, but this thread is about 2025 not today. I agree that this shouldn't boil down to a simple comparison of scale and height, but I feel some people overly dismiss the quality of what's being built in some of these up and coming skylines.

Most people have Chicago in their top 5 today, but that doesn't mean people will continue to do so. The quality and variety of Chicago's architecture won't be enough to keep it there, imo. I doubt I'll have it in my top 10 either. As you stated, it boils down to personal opinion in the end.
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But the Chicago skyline won't be the same in 2025 as it is today either. It will definitely be taller and denser. On the other hand, those Asians cities will still be lacking variety, and quite possibly, quality. Again, people have their opinions. For example, even though San Francisco has a small skyline compared to many Asian cities, I think it still looks better than Most. Same with Seattle.
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But the Chicago skyline won't be the same in 2025 as it is today either.
Yes I know. Like I've mentioned many many times already, my conclusions take into account growth in all the cities I've analyzed.
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Probably Shenzhen, by 2025 houhai should be totally built and qianhai should be more than half done as well, by then Shenzhen should at least have 25 supertalls if not more

I agreed with you...
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