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Old May 28th, 2014, 05:25 AM   #1621
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So I've been reading this post for a while without participating in the opinion pool.
I live in Shenzhen for more than 10 years and it has a great skyline on the build, it would definitely become one of the best skyline in the world but I don't think it would surpass New York or Hong kong. These 2 cities have some historical gems and particular setting that make them outstanding. And when you see what is currently being built in New York, it really means that they are not stagnating! I love Chicago skyline too!
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2- Hong Kong
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Old May 28th, 2014, 05:49 AM   #1622
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You lost me completely when you got to London. In 2025, it will still be only a third the size of the 10th largest skyline in the world. Another knock against London is the dearth of high rises from 1890-1990. It will always lack that, and will likely never achieve skyscraper density like we see in New World countries and Asia.

I doubt London will ever climb higher than 20th, tbh.
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Old May 28th, 2014, 05:52 AM   #1623
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Old May 29th, 2014, 05:28 AM   #1624
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You lost me completely when you got to London. In 2025, it will still be only a third the size of the 10th largest skyline in the world. Another knock against London is the dearth of high rises from 1890-1990. It will always lack that, and will likely never achieve skyscraper density like we see in New World countries and Asia.

I doubt London will ever climb higher than 20th, tbh.
Yes you might be right... I think they extremely careful chose their new building designs and the development is very harmonious between the old and the new London. But yes it probably won't be amongst the best skylines at this pace.
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Old May 29th, 2014, 05:41 AM   #1625
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Miami Development Map. A lot going on in this town!

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Old May 29th, 2014, 05:48 AM   #1626
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Yeah, the new projects keep coming and the market is still quite strong, so we don't know where this is all going to end.

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Old May 29th, 2014, 06:02 AM   #1627
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This rendering illustrates how Miami World Center is going beef up the skyline.

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Old May 30th, 2014, 01:25 AM   #1628
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Old May 30th, 2014, 02:33 AM   #1629
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Any idea on what does two towers at the Embarcadero are? Does the project have a name?
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Old May 30th, 2014, 02:58 AM   #1630
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Any idea on what does two towers at the Embarcadero are? Does the project have a name?
There's an upcoming referendum barring any tall waterfront development so those two (whatever they are) are probably toast.
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Old May 30th, 2014, 01:04 PM   #1631
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You lost me completely when you got to London. In 2025, it will still be only a third the size of the 10th largest skyline in the world. Another knock against London is the dearth of high rises from 1890-1990. It will always lack that, and will likely never achieve skyscraper density like we see in New World countries and Asia.

I doubt London will ever climb higher than 20th, tbh.
I think you really under estimate London. The quality of it's designs alone make it stand out and there is a definite skyline plan which aims to turn the need for highrises into a world class skyline.

Another 180m tower has gone into planning at Canary Wharf. Another residential tower.

This is an image from the planning docs. You can barely see a 50+ storey tower on it's future skyline now. This doesn't even take into account the City, Nine Elms, Croydon, Stratford, Islington, South Bank skylines which alone will be bigger than many European Cities.

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Old May 30th, 2014, 01:05 PM   #1632
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Nth special on London, i would pick today moscow over 2025 london
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Old May 30th, 2014, 01:09 PM   #1633
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Nth special on London, i would pick today moscow over 2025 london
Moscow has nothing in the pipeline compared to London, also Moscow hasn't got the requirement to fill these towers.

London could build much taller if it wanted to but there are caps. This will have to be raised soon and you can bet that when they are more and more towers will break the 300m barrier.

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Old May 30th, 2014, 01:14 PM   #1634
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Moscow has nothing in the pipeline compared to Moscow and Moscow hasn't got the requirement to fill these towers like London.

London could build much taller if it wanted to but there are caps. This will have to be raised soon and you can bet that when they are more and more towers will break the 300m barrier.

Nine Elms


But after looking at the render, london has nth to offer and skyline area as comparable as today's singapore or Chicago in term of size and even height


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Old May 30th, 2014, 03:22 PM   #1635
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But after looking at the render, london has nth to offer and skyline area as comparable as today's singapore or Chicago in term of size and even height


This is singapore in 2020-2025
The render doesn't depict the whole London skyline, it just shows 1 small district.
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Old May 30th, 2014, 04:17 PM   #1636
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The render doesn't depict the whole London skyline, it just shows 1 small district.
Ah i see haha

I am sure by 2025 the top 10 skyline in the world would have drastic change...

So far is London being the top contender from Eu?
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Old May 30th, 2014, 04:55 PM   #1637
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London would be in the top 10 by 2025 only if other cities would stop building. Even North American cities (Chicago, Toronto) struggle to stay on top, let alone London. Asian cities and their respective skylines are transforming on an unbelievable pace.
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Old May 30th, 2014, 09:54 PM   #1638
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London would be in the top 10 by 2025 only if other cities would stop building. Even North American cities (Chicago, Toronto) struggle to stay on top, let alone London. Asian cities and their respective skylines are transforming on an unbelievable pace.
I doubt London will be in the world top 10 by 2025. I would be surprised if it makes it to the top 25. I find a lot of our English mates tend to overestimate their city when it comes to skyline.
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Old May 30th, 2014, 10:12 PM   #1639
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I doubt it too..
try to break in top 20 first.. then i'll reconsider.


Keep in mind that there is only 11 years left before 2025.
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Old May 30th, 2014, 10:26 PM   #1640
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I think you really under estimate London. The quality of it's designs alone make it stand out and there is a definite skyline plan which aims to turn the need for highrises into a world class skyline.
I've looked over all those London development threads already. They're wonderful, but won't be enough imo. There are lots of cities ahead of London building just as much or more. London will reel in 10-15 cities growing slower, get passed by about 5-6 growing faster, and the gap between it and another 20 ahead of it won't budge at all. London will climb up the rankings, but likely only as high as 25th.... 20th at most.

I don't see a difference between the quality of designs going up in London and the rest of the world either. Asians think their designs are the best, Europeans think theirs, north Americans theirs, and people in the Middle East theirs. It really boils down to regional preference for a certain aesthetic. What you deem a quality design, I might find tacky. What you view as boring, I might describe as classic. In the end we all have our own opinions and time will tell how things pan out.
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