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Old June 28th, 2016, 12:27 AM   #161
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Philadelphia. One of the most beautiful cities in the US also has a skyline to match but often gets overlooked. Maybe the US has too many cities that has good (or bad) skylines, but imo, the best one after NYC and Chicago. Plus its one of the three cities outside NYC with a Supertall u/c which will be in the middle of this picture.



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Old June 28th, 2016, 04:47 AM   #162
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Old July 11th, 2016, 11:31 PM   #163
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Wicked!! This post fits the thread, underrated skyline indeed!
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Old August 8th, 2016, 08:01 PM   #164
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Old August 10th, 2016, 06:11 PM   #165
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Grand Rapids, Michigan has a pretty decent skyline for its size.
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Old August 10th, 2016, 07:17 PM   #166
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Brisbane. For a city of only 2.5m people, it punches well above its weight and is growing left and right. The city is a sea of cranes and has at least six mega-mixed-use projects that are likely to start this cycle.


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Old August 14th, 2016, 04:43 AM   #167
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Most of the underrated skylines are missing 1/2 iconic buildings, a unique urban scheme or a heavily marketed perspective that define the whole city. More often than not it's the highest skyscrapers, but in case of La Defense for example it's the Grande Arche that makes the district unmisteakable and instantly recognizable worldwide, which is why I have no idea why would anyone post La Defense skyline as underrated. Same goes for LA - the skyline is featured in countless Hollywood movies and TV shows and the US Bank Tower is very distinctly L.A.
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Old November 6th, 2016, 05:37 AM   #168
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Old November 6th, 2016, 04:57 PM   #169
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Those Bogotá skyline photos are pretty old, now it's much better!! They miss some towers like BD Bacatá (260m and 216m), a tower of 185m near Davivienda Tower, and a complex of three buildings (123m, 100m and 100m), to not mention that in two years there will be other towers over 100m there and in some other years Atrio will be completed (274m and 201m) in that area
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I'm aware of that, the BD Bacata tower is still in construction so I thought I would skip photos containing it, but here are some with it:


El centro de Bogotá desde el Campín #bogota #downtown #building #buildings #city #urbanscape #landscape #centro #edificio #edificios #bacata #bogotá #colombia #telephoto #canon #canon70d
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The tower near Davivienda at night




PD: the Atrio south tower will be 268m till the last livable floor, and around 317m with spire based on some estimates
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Old November 7th, 2016, 01:18 AM   #171
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Old November 13th, 2016, 02:12 AM   #172
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Philadelphia. One of the most beautiful cities in the US also has a skyline to match but often gets overlooked. Maybe the US has too many cities that has good (or bad) skylines, but imo, the best one after NYC and Chicago. Plus its one of the three cities outside NYC with a Supertall u/c which will be in the middle of this picture.



Philadelphia Museum of Art and Center City
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I passthrough Philly last year and thought the same thing. I find with the US with New York, LA, San Francisco, Chicago...... it's hard for other cities to get a 'look in' with tourists?
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Old November 13th, 2016, 02:17 AM   #173
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Australia's third biggest city - Brisbane. Population of about 2.3 million and in the middle of the southeast Queensland region which includes the Gold Coast (largest non-capital city in the country) and has over 3 million people.

[IMG]14716473_562499817275507_8204414848587530240_n by Liamoamore, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Old January 5th, 2017, 05:26 PM   #174
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Old January 6th, 2017, 03:26 AM   #175
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American skylines look pretty much the same, exception of New York's immense scale. Don't think they are underrated, they have a respect otherwise every American city has a best skyline in the world
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Old January 6th, 2017, 05:03 AM   #176
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Santiago


The Gran Torre Santiago is beautiful, well proportioned skyscraper (very underrated in itself). And it complements its skyline nicely. gives the skyline a cool 'sticking up like a sore thumb' vibe.
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Old January 7th, 2017, 01:18 PM   #177
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Underrated:
Astana - most definitely a Central Asian standout with modern towers, both straightforward and kitschy.

Auckland - it's not super dense but it could have been more recognized by a bit.

Balneário Camboriu - If its name is more recognizable, it could be yet another overrated beach city, but because its brand is less remarkable than Sao Paolo or Rio de Janeiro, for its skyline's size, it's quite underrated.

Beirut - I love both Beirut the city and Beirut the (one-man) band and in that region, Tel Aviv gets all the spotlight. Beirut is almost as good and deserve as much recognition.

Brisbane - Australian cities have impressively beautiful skylines and Brisbane is among its best.

Busan - striking primary cluster with breathtaking views.

Caracas - I'm not entirely sure how well-received Caracas is, but it's got a beautiful skyline.

Istanbul - a Eurasian gem unlike any other.

Melbourne - beautiful collection of skyscrapers with varying heights that create a picturesque skyline. Sydney gets way more love when Melbourne is a serious competition.

Nanjing - it's the prettiest Chinese skyline that isn't Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou or Shenzen.

Osaka - Tokyo and Seoul are rightfully rated high despite the lack in height due to their massiveness. Osaka should in their level as well. Abeno Harukas, Japan's tallest that isn't Tokyo Tower, is a straightforwardly beautiful building.

Tulsa - I guess it's underrated, as many cities in the tornado alley are relatively lowkey. Maybe Oklahoma City, too.

Not underrated - I think these skylines get enough love for what they are. Not saying they're overrated, though

Bangkok - It gets enough love already, like Jakarta and Manila.

Beijing - its modern architecture is rightfully adored, but it's just not massive enough (and we're used to loving big Chinese cities).

Benidorm - in spite of its density, it's not a really striking skyline. It gets recognized for its size, but I won't blame people for having more love for Barcelona (or Madrid).

Boston - it is generally agreed upon that Boston has a collection of beautiful buildings. It's building taller, so it should get more love soon (maybe as much as Seattle's or San Francisco's) but right now, Boston could settle for being a top skyline in Northeastern US.

Calgary - It's one of the best in Canada and people acknowledge that but its specialness ends there as there are obviously more visually arresting skylines in North America

Charlotte - I'd put Charlotte in this category, because it's not really that big to get as much attention as those that usually show up when people mention their top 10 US skylines (usually any combo of: Atlanta, Boston, Bmore, Chicago, Detroit, DFW, Honolulu, LA, Miami, NYC, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Seattle, SD, SF, STL, Twin Cities, etc.)

Chicago - almost everyone agrees that this city's skyline is in the top 5-10. Its collection of architecturally superior buildings from different eras, the beautiful lake, and its height and density are recognized by everyone.

Detroit - Sometimes, people go overboard when lol-ing over the urban decay and population decline of the center of this Rustbelt city, but no one is denying the impactful image of its beautiful skyline. Not underrated!

Doha - used to be underrated but it's rep now is deserved for its size.

Edmonton - it deserves to be overshadowed by Calgary in the region, and by Toronto worldwide. It's pretty, but so are a handful of other skylines that's just as loved by people currently.

Guangzhou - I love GZ skyline, it has quality towers with impressive height but I see many people rank it as a solid #3 in China behind Hong Kong and Shanghai, which is well-deserved already, imo, even with the hype Shenzen gets with its u/c boom.

HCMC/Sai Gon - Bitexco may be one of the most handsome in Southeast Asia, but a single tall tower does not make a skyline all that - just ask Taipei. When KL completed the Petronas twins, it already had some density to support its gorgeous centerpiece. HCMC is not that dense yet to warrant as much love, if not more, than the other five in Southeast Asia. I'm sure it'll look amazing in a few years.

Honolulu - maybe I'm not just a big beach city skyline fan, but either way, Honolulu's already getting enough recognition in the US.

Incheon - its copy paste architecture is NAGL and it deserves to be less recognized by Seoul's dense, all over the place, urbanity.

Jakarta - It gets enough love already, like Bangkok and Manila.

Johor Bahru - not underrated at all, and it can't be helped if KL and Singapore are more loved. That Penang gets more rep is warranted because it's more aesthetically pleasing.

Kaohsiung - it's an okay skyline and its tallest building is actually not as refined as Taipei 101. That it doesn't get more recognition is okay for its actual look.

Kuwait City - pretty enough but deserved to be overshadowed by other Middle Eastern cities with better and bigger skylines.

La Defense, Paris - Among those mentioned in the thread, it's actually one of the most overrated. It's impressive, but it has a deserved good impression and doesn't need more.

Los Angeles - I love DTLA and I am excited with the development of its skyline, but its iconic US Bank/Library Tower is already recognized for its beauty and the skyline is already considered to be among the best in the US. It gets enough love in its current form and it'll get more love when it slowly builds up.

Manila - It gets enough love already, like Bangkok and Jakarta.

Miami - honestly, I don't find its skyline all that (as with many other beach cities), and its new developments get enough buzz here. It is considered to be among the best in terms of density in the US, so it gets enough love.

Moscow - along with London, Paris La Defense, and Frankfurt, Moscow is always considered to be among the best in Europe. Not underrated.

Mumbai - it has a dramatic location, a landmark bridge, beautiful colonial architecture but our dissatisfaction with the density of its skyline is warranted, given that it's the premier city of one of the world's biggest economies. It's not completely ignored either, so it's really underrated.

Panama City - Really? I believe that many people already consider it among the best in North America, even the best in Central America/Latin America.

Philadelphia - Everyone knows that it has beautiful tall towers that seem to be clustered perfectly. For its size, it gets the love it deserves.

Pittsburgh - Everyone knows that it has a beautiful cluster of buildings that look really pretty at many angles. For its size, it gets the love it deserves.

Qingdao - Like many other non-top tier Chinese city, Qingdao has a good central cluster and a sea of boring highrises that does its skyline no favor. Can't blame many foreign-based forumers for not knowing more about it.

Quito - More love for this picturesque city's skyline is not warranted.

Recife - the beachfront skyline is a bit overdone, so it looks like any other pretty beach city with tall boring towers.

Santiago - see HCMC

Vancouver - quite overrated to be honest. It is what it is - a massive skyline that's impressive in density in a pretty backdrop with pretty but plain buildings.

Warsaw - along with London, Paris La Defense, and Frankfurt, Warsaw, like Moscow, is always considered to be among the best in Europe. Not underrated at all.

Yokohama - back when the Landmark Tower was Japan's tallest, Yokohama received more love. But since the construction booms in China, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, and the rebuilding that's happening in the US's top skyscraper cities, Yokohama deserved to slide down in the rankings. Minato Mirai is an impressive business district, but it's not in need of more love for what it is.
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Tel Aviv, Israel (pictures not mine)
It has a very spread out skyline so hard to capture in one picture.





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