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Old April 2nd, 2017, 04:16 PM   #461
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Hong Kong & NYC hands down take the top 1 & 2 spots. They're in a completely different realm in regards to skyscrapers density to other cities..

While places like Singapore, Toronto, Dubai, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Jakarta, Chicago have buildings as tall if not taller then HK or NYC, they lack the urban skyscraper density the above two have do to due to their geographical constraints (both sit on islands)

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Old April 2nd, 2017, 05:31 PM   #462
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Hong Kong looks big on photos, but it is actually a small city. It's skyscrapers (mostly mediocre, mass apartment blocks) are stretched out along a narrow strip of land along the bay. Manhattan with its much more impressive towers, wins the skyscraper hub, hands down.
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Old April 2nd, 2017, 08:59 PM   #463
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Hong Kong & NYC hands down take the top 1 & 2 spots. They're in a completely different realm in regards to skyscrapers density to other cities..

While places like Singapore, Toronto, Dubai, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Jakarta, Chicago have buildings as tall if not taller then HK or NYC, they lack the urban skyscraper density the above two have do to due to their geographical constraints (both sit on islands)
5 cities you named dont have buildings as tall then HK or NYC.
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Hong Kong looks big on photos, but it is actually a small city. It's skyscrapers (mostly mediocre, mass apartment blocks) are stretched out along a narrow strip of land along the bay. Manhattan with its much more impressive towers, wins the skyscraper hub, hands down.
HK got around 7 million people. I wouldnt call it a small city.
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Old April 2nd, 2017, 09:26 PM   #465
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Old April 2nd, 2017, 09:57 PM   #466
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Not as tall but very dense

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Old April 3rd, 2017, 03:43 AM   #467
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I wonder if the supertall boom will make certain parts of Manhattan denser optically or if they will give fresh air to the skyline and make it look refreshed and less congested. Sort of soaring ala 1930s.
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5 cities you named dont have buildings as tall then HK or NYC.
Mexico City, Sao Paulo & Jakarta are the only cities I listed that lack supertalls as their tallest are in the 300-250m range. Even with their lack of relative height the amount of skyscrapers/high-rises they have dwarf 99% of other cities an thus would qualify them in terms of density
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HK got around 7 million people. I wouldnt call it a small city.
Small in land size. The density is because of its massive population stuffed in all those apartment towers. If HK had more land, it would be much less dense. Imagine what NY would look like with its suburbs propped up vertically? HK on acid.
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Old April 3rd, 2017, 08:26 PM   #471
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Mexico City, Sao Paulo & Jakarta are the only cities I listed that lack supertalls as their tallest are in the 300-250m range. Even with their lack of relative height the amount of skyscrapers/high-rises they have dwarf 99% of other cities an thus would qualify them in terms of density
Depends how short one is willing to go. If you count 50m+ there are quite a lot of cities with significantly more than those 3 cities you cited. You'd have to go even shorter than that before those cities stack up well.

Mexico City, Sao Paulo, and Jakarta have good building density but not good highrise density. This boils down to what constitutes a skyline. Is something shorter than 50m tall enough to make a mark?
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São Paulo has 6,469 buildings, but there are height restrictions, the ceiling allowed for buildings does not reach 200 meters.

https://www.emporis.com/statistics/skyline-ranking
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São Paulo has 6,469 buildings, but there are height restrictions, the ceiling allowed for buildings does not reach 200 meters.

https://www.emporis.com/statistics/skyline-ranking
Yes I know and the vast majority of them are really short. Emporis counts anything over 8 floors as a high rise. That's an awfully liberal definition. Personally, I wouldn't count anything under 50m which is roughly twice as tall as what Emporis is counting.

Sao Paulo has roughly 530 buildings 50m+. I doubt that would even get Sao Paulo into a top 20 list.
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Mexico City, Sao Paulo & Jakarta are the only cities I listed that lack supertalls as their tallest are in the 300-250m range. Even with their lack of relative height the amount of skyscrapers/high-rises they have dwarf 99% of other cities an thus would qualify them in terms of density
No, sorry for correcting you. Toronto and Singapore dont have supertall buildings too.
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The only bit of Toronto that has good high-rise density is the CBD and the newer extension of it 'Southcore'. The rest of the downtown only started filling in 5 years ago so it's got a long way to go before it gets as dense.

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