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Old October 2nd, 2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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Densest Skylines?

I wonder what skylines are the densiest by the number of highrises/skyscrapers/supertalls per sq. km?
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 09:16 PM   #2
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I was wondering too!

But I bet NYC.
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 09:22 PM   #3
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Definitely Hongkong with over 2800 100m+ buildings.
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 09:25 PM   #4
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Nothing beats Dhaka...in some places there's not even 6 feet gap between two buildings











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Old October 2nd, 2013, 09:27 PM   #5
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for dense skylines with actually tall buildings (let's say supertalls) and not just highrises i would say Moscow, Dubai Marina and maybe Guangzhou Zhujiang New City are prime candidates.

In the future Mumbai and Shenzhen will join that
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 09:32 PM   #6
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Hong Kong?

1,054 sq km
294 skyscrapers above 150m and 2,354 buildings above 100m.

While New York has
784 sq km
227 skyscrapers above 150m and only 794 buildings above 100m.

List of cities with the most skyscrapers
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 09:34 PM   #7
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I wonder what skylines are the densiest by the number of highrises/skyscrapers/supertalls per sq. km?
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 09:36 PM   #8
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HK and NY, the others can bite the dust.
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 09:47 PM   #9
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Not quite "just" New York and Hong Kong. When it comes to density, there are other cities that put up a good fight: Tokyo, Osaka, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Shanghai, etc.
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 09:49 PM   #10
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Densiest, huh? How cute! Let's see what I can come up with for densiness! There are some pretty unbelievable photos of midtown Manhattan on some of the other threads, but I don't have time to dig them up right now. Some of the aerials from behind midtown show it to be pretty massive.
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 09:52 PM   #11
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Not quite "just" New York and Hong Kong. When it comes to density, there are other cities that put up a good fight: Tokyo, Osaka, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Shanghai, etc.
The title is only about the density of skylines tho.
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 10:06 PM   #12
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Nothing beats Dhaka...in some places there's not even 6 feet gap between two buildings
This ridiculous line, followed by the accompanying photos leads to one of two conclusions: 1. you have never been outside of Dhaka, don't understand units of measurement, and haven't seen pictures of other cities with a real skyline in your life.
2. You're a troll


The answer to the question is obviously Hong Kong, followed by New York

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Old October 2nd, 2013, 10:31 PM   #13
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This ridiculous line, followed by the accompanying photos leads to one of two conclusions: 1. you have never been outside of Dhaka, don't understand units of measurement, and haven't seen pictures of other cities with a real skyline in your life.
2. You're a troll


The answer to the question is obviously Hong Kong, followed by New York
The criteria has been explicitly stated by the person who created this thread.
I'm quoting his statement below. Dhaka fall under the highrise category.

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I wonder what skylines are the densiest by the number of highrises/skyscrapers/supertalls per sq. km?
I live in Toronto right now and I have visited New York, London, Singapore and Dubai for your information. Dhaka has the highest density of buildings than any other city on this planet if highrise buildings are considered. I suggest you study a little more about Dhaka before making imbecile comments
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 10:37 PM   #14
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Dhaka has the highest density of buildings than any other city on this planet if highrise buildings are considered.
please provide reliable source to support your claim.
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 10:44 PM   #15
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A lot will depend on what criteria one uses. Does one use 150m+, 100m+, or 50m+ buildings and what catchment area?
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If you can't, Id consider you are trolling.
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 11:00 PM   #17
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please provide reliable source to support your claim.
I'm sorry because statistical data for buildings is currently unavailable in my country (which is what you can expect from a poor developing nation). While I lived in Dhaka it was absolutely shocking experience for me because you could touch the wall of your neighbouring building if you put your hand out.

And as an example, this is what typical highrise skylines of Dhaka look like (there are several of them, scattered throughout the city but close to each other).

Banani area
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216612_555791464460376_1496211272_n by Faisal Shourov, on Flickr

Panthapath Area
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Night Dhaka by Minhaz Nizami, on Flickr

Rajarbagh Area
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Capital of Bangladesh : city of Lights and mystery ... by Fayek Tasneem Khan, on Flickr

Green Road Area


Kawran Bazar Area
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559267_555437381162451_479551897_n by Faisal Shourov, on Flickr

Kakrail Area
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429558_555437697829086_1084023531_n by Faisal Shourov, on Flickr

Shantinagar area
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5130563543_b88b883f4b_z by Faisal Shourov, on Flickr


This article from Forbes might be somewhat relevant

http://www.forbes.com/pictures/edgl4...ka-bangladesh/

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Old October 2nd, 2013, 11:26 PM   #18
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Paris has a small but really dense skyline:

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La Défense Skyline par -pieton-, sur Flickr

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Paris La Défense par -pieton-, sur Flickr

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Paris & La Défense par A.G. Photographe, sur Flickr
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 11:32 PM   #19
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@ Faisal Shourov, after seeing your photos I have to admit your city is dense, but most of those "high rises" are low rises in the western standard. Also, next time try to avoid using the phrase such as "x city is better than any other city in the world" cus it would bring you lots of enemies.
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 11:36 PM   #20
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Hong Kong?

1,054 sq km
294 skyscrapers above 150m and 2,354 buildings above 100m.

While New York has
784 sq km
227 skyscrapers above 150m and only 794 buildings above 100m.

List of cities with the most skyscrapers
Hong Kong is mostly open countryside, forest and mountains. Urban areas only account for 273 sq km.

In other words, Hong Kong:

1.07 skyscrapers per sq km and 8.6 buildings above 100m per sq km.

While New York has

0.3 skyscrapers per sq km and 1.01 buildings above 100m per sq km.

Hong Kong is 3x denser in skyscrapers and 8.5x denser in highrises.
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