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Old July 13th, 2013, 04:14 AM   #121
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You seriously call this a skyline? These midget 120 meter buildings of London won't even be visible in Guangzhou. You've lost creditability by comparing Guangzhou with a 3rd-tier skyline like that of London's.

Clustering up a few highries packed together doesn't make a good skyline. There has to be certain height and quality present in buildings to create an aesthetic view of skyline. And London has none of that. This is why it will not make it to the top 20 skylines by 2025.
So? If height is everything then surely 30 500m buildings in a row would be the best skyline in the world.
Of course not...
It is the contrast and interaction between buildings that make a skyline.
London is not in the top 25 for now but it could be.
Against a silhouette with no prior knowledge who is able to determine the height of a building.
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Old July 13th, 2013, 04:42 AM   #122
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Old July 13th, 2013, 05:10 AM   #123
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My Top 30 for 2025 could probably look like this:

1. New York (10)
2. Shenzhen (9.8)
3. Shanghai (9.7)
4. Hong Kong (9.6)
5. Chicago (9.3)
6. Guangzhou (9.3)
7. Chongqing (9.2)
8. Dubai (9.1)
9. Tokyo (9.0)
10. Tianjin (9.0)
11. Bangkok (9.0)
12. Toronto (8.9)
13. Seoul (8.9)
14. Nanjing (8.9)
15. Singapore (8.9)
16. Busan (8.8)
17. Moscow (8.8)
18. Manila (8.7)
19. Kuala Lumpur (8.7)
20. Mumbai (8.7)
21. Melbourne (8.7)
22. Jakarta (8.7)
23. Panama City (8.7)
24. Abu Dhabi (8.7)
25. Beijing (8.6)
26. London (8.6)
27. Chengdu (8.6)
28. Los Angeles (8.6)
29. Qingdao (8.6)
30. Dalian (8.6)
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Old July 13th, 2013, 05:37 AM   #124
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Top 10 in term of awesomeness modern skyline without consider total population and total nos of high-rise building

1) HK
2) NYC
3) Shanghai
4) Dubai
5) Rio De Jeneroi
6) Toronto
7) Chongqing
8) Panama City
9) Singapore
10) Vancouver
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Old July 13th, 2013, 07:00 AM   #125
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I think you have all seen this list by now.

http://tudl0867.home.xs4all.nl/skylines.html
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Old July 13th, 2013, 07:14 AM   #126
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Any number of Chinese cities could make it on this list, but I think NYC is pretty much unbeatable for #1.
Exactly my opinion!

In fact, there's much diversity in the New York skyline, and it's gonna change dramatically in the following years.
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Old July 13th, 2013, 07:26 AM   #127
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Old July 13th, 2013, 08:19 AM   #128
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London skyline is decent.. comparable with other smaller Canadian and Australian skylines like Montreal, Edmonton, Perth.. etc..
but IMO, not enough for the world's top 10..
Yep. Exactly. London has an alright skyline, but certainly isn't deserving of a place in the top 10, and I don't see it happening by 2025 either. There are cities building just as much as London, with current skylines that already dwarf it.

London is an amazing city... it just doesn't have a great skyline. Paris is an amazing city... it too just doesn't have a great skyline.
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Old July 13th, 2013, 09:02 AM   #129
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01. New York
02. Shanghai
03. Hong Kong
04. Chicago
05. Some Chinese city.
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Old July 13th, 2013, 11:22 AM   #130
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Toronto can rival any Asian city in terms of construction, and I also agree it could be among the top 10 best skylines by 2025. But here some delusional people who think London will be the best skyline after New York in 2025. That's just ludicrous
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Old July 13th, 2013, 01:58 PM   #131
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Miami is exploding right now. It's hard to know how it will all turn out but if every proposed, revived or U/C new development gets completed, the skyline will be totally transformed...yet again.


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Old July 13th, 2013, 02:42 PM   #132
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Again, we have to watch out a lot of ASIAN CITIES with their current construction boom amid already having a decent, fit for top15 skylines today. Lots of them in China and Southeast Asia, + other cities in some regions of Asia.

Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Beijing, Singapore, Seoul, Bangkok, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Hanoi, Dubai, Doha, Mumbai.

cities in bold are usually seen in our top10-15 these days.


London as of this moment and even by 2025, I can't see it in the Top10 or 20.
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Old July 13th, 2013, 02:50 PM   #133
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Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Beijing, Singapore, Seoul, Bangkok, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Hanoi, Dubai, Doha, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney, Melbourne, Panama City, Toronto, Chicago, New York.

The Top10 on 2025 would likely be in this 25 cities.

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Old July 13th, 2013, 03:53 PM   #134
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I don't think Asian cities (esp in China) even have skylines, they just have a collection of disjointed buildings ... so I'd drop a couple dozen Chinese cities from consideration ... including Shenzhen and Shanghai.

And even if they did have one by some weird defintion, its too polluted to see anything most of the time anyway.

I don't count Hong Kong as China btw. Hong Kong has an amazing skyline.

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Old July 13th, 2013, 04:28 PM   #135
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I don't think Asian cities (esp in China) even have skylines, they just have a collection of disjointed buildings ... so I'd drop a couple dozen Chinese cities from consideration ... including Shenzhen and Shanghai.

And even if they did have one by some weird defintion, its too polluted to see anything most of the time anyway.

I don't count Hong Kong as China btw. Hong Kong has an amazing skyline.
Wow, that's like saying USA don't have any skylines because their buildings are too boxy.

Asian skylines will probably dominate in the future as they do now.
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Old July 13th, 2013, 04:31 PM   #136
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I don't think Asian cities (esp in China) even have skylines, they just have a collection of disjointed buildings ... so I'd drop a couple dozen Chinese cities from consideration ... including Shenzhen and Shanghai.

And even if they did have one by some weird defintion, its too polluted to see anything most of the time anyway.

I don't count Hong Kong as China btw. Hong Kong has an amazing skyline.
I don't think North American cities have skylines, all of them are a clutter of short, old, concrete boxes built very close to each other, apart from New York and Chicago. There are not enough space between the buildings to breath air and look at the surroundings properly. The uniformity is not very pleasant to eyes
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Old July 13th, 2013, 04:59 PM   #137
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Shanghai hasn't got many skyscrapers under construction, because there isn't much space. I don't think it will have one of the best skylines. Shenzhen is the fastest growing city right now and it has got a lot of potential for being the best in ten years. I think New York will remain in the top3, but Hong Kong will be out. Hong kong doesn't have any tall skyscraper U/C and many chinese cities will catch it. Also, it possible that the cities in the Pearl River area will merge and form a megacity with an amazing skyline. If Dubai wins the 2020 expo,(very possible) it will have a big boom, and probably go into the top 3. This is my top3 for 2025:
1-Shenzhen(Or the Pearl River city)
2-New York City
3-Dubai(If it wins the expo)
You are completely wrong talking about Shanghai like that. There is much much space even near Lujiazui. There is an ambitious project of skyline extension down to Pudong, many of the 5-storey buildings will be torn down and there will be dozens of skyscrapers.

Don't forget about the fact that shanghai is almost all tall itself so it represents a huge skyline itself.
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I really can't understand d why many have included London on the list. Along with Asian and American monsters London looks like a small low-rise village and it is definitely no match.
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Old July 13th, 2013, 05:15 PM   #139
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I don't think North American cities have skylines, all of them are a clutter of short, old, concrete boxes built very close to each other, apart from New York and Chicago. There are not enough space between the buildings to breath air and look at the surroundings properly. The uniformity is not very pleasant to eyes
Give it a break. So there's "not enough space between buildings to breath air and look at the surroundings properly" in American cities and there is in all the Asian ones that you keep supporting throughout the whole thread. Have you realised that you contradict yourself? You (and others) previously mentioned how density is a factor that makes a skyline. Let me tell you something, it's not, so cut the drama. Asian cities (esp Chinese) do not and will not have the character that American and Europeans cities have no matter how many supertalls they construct. They will just all look the same, end of story.
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Old July 13th, 2013, 07:23 PM   #140
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Miami is exploding right now. It's hard to know how it will all turn out but if every proposed, revived or U/C new development gets completed, the skyline will be totally transformed...yet again.
There is no love for Miami here. See how you are just totally ignored? Miami had one of the biggest building booms in the history of this planet in the last decade. Developer greed left us with a lot of boxy fill-in, but we ended up with the 3rd largest skyline in the U.S. with the number of tall buildings over all, and the boom part 2 continues. My signature line is not hyperbole. This is happening! Developer interest here is off the scale and the market is very strong now. Taller and more interesting projects are coming down the pike. There is more going on in Miami right now development wise than in any other city in the U.S. except New York. You guys make me want to grab you by the top of the head, turn it around, and say look!

The Miami skyline is already pretty big, but boring as was said earlier. It is about to become a lot bigger and a lot more interesting!

http://tudl0867.home.xs4all.nl/skylines.html

This reference places Miami at number 23. At one point, it was even as high as 18 in the world. By 2025, it could be there again with what's on the drawing board.

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