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Old December 17th, 2014, 03:43 AM   #821
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Old December 18th, 2014, 09:10 PM   #823
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Old December 20th, 2014, 05:07 AM   #825
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This is my 100th post, so I've compiled something kind of special for my Latin American friends. Please do not get offended if your city is not in my top 10 list or if it seems too low for you. This is only my version of the Top 10. Here it goes:

#1 Santiago | Chile

If Santiago were a european city, I'd rank it #4 in terms of best skyline behind Moscow, London, and Paris. It is truly in another level in terms of skyline quality and aesthetics. If Santiago were to build a few more skyscrapers, its skyline would be close to a 50/50.

Height: 8/10
Density: 6/10
Aesthetic: 9/10
Modernity: 8/10
Natural Beauty: 9/10

Total: 40/50

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#2 Panama City | Panama

Although Panama City's skyline is the most dense of all Latin American skylines, it is not very recognizable to me. It is not very iconic. Were it to build a supertall, Panama City's skyline would be #1 for me. Unfortunately, Panama City is lagging in recent constructions unlike Mexico City or Bogota. Mexico City will catch up to Panama City is current growth continues, as well as Bogota.

Height: 7/10
Density: 9/10
Aesthetic: 6.5/10
Modernity: 7/10
Natural Beauty: 6/10

Total: 35.5/50



#3 Mexico City (D.F.) | Mexico

Mexico City's skyline is bigger than Bogota's and Santiago's, but I feel like it doesn't have a "wow" factor. However, Mexico City's many projects make it have the potential to be Latin America's #1 skyline and the #4 skyline of North America in the near future.

Height: 6.5/10
Density: 7/10
Aesthetic: 7/10
Modernity: 7/10
Natural Beauty: 7.5/10

Total: 35/50



#4 Bogota | Colombia

Bogota's skyline is too small and short, but is saved by probably Latin America's most beautifully lit building: The Colpatria Tower. Like Mexico City, Bogota's building boom will see two supertalls and many more skyscrapers rise which also makes it have the potential to become Latin America's #1 skyline.

Height: 6/10
Density: 6.5/10
Aesthetic: 6.5/10
Modernity: 6.5/10
Natural Beauty: 9/10

Total: 34.5/50



#5 Rio de Janeiro | Brazil

In my opinion, Rio de Janeiro's skyline is has much more character than Sao Paulo's skyline. It's natural beauty is very recognizable. I do not know if Rio de Janeiro has enough projects to compete with other Latin American powerhouses.

Height: 5/10
Density: 6/10
Aesthetic: 6.5/10
Modernity: 6.5/10
Natural Beauty: 9/10

Total: 33/50



#6 Buenos Aires | Argentina

This was difficult for me, because Buenos Aires' CBD looks really beautiful, but it's too small. I know current constructions are slow, but progressing. If the skyline were denser and higher, I'd rate it higher.

Height: 6/10
Density: 6/10
Aesthetic: 7/10
Modernity: 7/10
Natural Beauty: 6/10

Total: 32/50



#7 Recife | Brazil

Recife is really similar Cartagena in statistics. However, because it is bigger, I'll rate it ahead of Cartagena.

Height: 6/10
Density: 6/10
Aesthetic: 7/10
Modernity: 6/10
Natural Beauty: 6.5/10

Total: 31.5/50



#8 Cartagena | Colombia

Cartagena is constantly under construction. Cartagena will be ahead of Recife once Hotel Estelar Bocagrande and Centro Comercial Plaza Bocagrande is built.

Height: 6/10
Density: 6/10
Aesthetic: 7/10
Modernity: 6/10
Natural Beauty: 6.5/10

Total: 31.5/50



#9 Monterrey | Mexico

Monterrey is also experiencing a building boom. I expect it to zoom from #9 to #5 in 5 years.

Height: 6/10
Density: 5/10
Aesthetic: 6.5/10
Modernity: 6.5/10
Natural Beauty: 6/10



Total: 30/50

#10 Lima | Peru

Although Lima's CBD is very well organized, it has very few tall buildings, and is not dense at all. If construction projects continue, expect Lima be in the top 5 skylines in Latin America.

Height: 4/10
Density: 4/10
Aesthetic: 6.5/10
Modernity: 6.5/10
Natural Beauty: 8/10

Total: 29/50

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Old December 21st, 2014, 04:25 PM   #826
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Some state capitals of northeastern Brazil

Natal capital of the state of North Rio Grande

city: 862,044 hab, metropolitan area: 1,473,877 hab

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João Pessoa capital of the state of Paraíba

city: 780,738 hab, metropolitan area: 1,238,914 hab


Night João Pessoa - Paraíba
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Recife capital of the state of Pernambuco

city: 1,608,488 hab, metropolitan area: 3,887,261 hab


96 Vista de Recife através de seus rios 02
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Recife - Skylines
by João Sheeperson, on Flickr


Maceió capital of the state of Alagoas

city: 1,005,319 hab, metropolitan area: 1,306,251 hab


Parabéns Maceió
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Old December 22nd, 2014, 12:45 AM   #827
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Old December 22nd, 2014, 01:34 AM   #828
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São Paulo, SP

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Paulista avenue
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Berrini (Vista Sobre a Ponte Estaiada)
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Metropolitan Area, city of Barueri

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Old December 22nd, 2014, 06:54 PM   #829
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If Santiago were a european city, I'd rank it #4 in terms of best skyline behind Moscow, London, and Paris.
If they already list the best European city skylines, please do not forget Frankfurt (Germany). With 5 skyscrapers over 200m and 14 over 150m, the city is devinitiv better than Santiago.

And Istanbul is also better.

Santiago would therefore be on the #6th place.
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 07:21 PM   #830
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Qué belleza Santiago y Monterrey.
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Old January 6th, 2015, 06:16 AM   #833
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Old January 6th, 2015, 06:44 AM   #834
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Old January 9th, 2015, 09:31 PM   #836
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This is my 100th post, so I've compiled something kind of special for my Latin American friends. Please do not get offended if your city is not in my top 10 list or if it seems too low for you. This is only my version of the Top 10. Here it goes:

#1 Santiago | Chile

If Santiago were a european city, I'd rank it #4 in terms of best skyline behind Moscow, London, and Paris. It is truly in another level in terms of skyline quality and aesthetics. If Santiago were to build a few more skyscrapers, its skyline would be close to a 50/50.

Height: 8/10
Density: 6/10
Aesthetic: 9/10
Modernity: 8/10
Natural Beauty: 9/10

Total: 40/50



#2 Panama City | Panama

Although Panama City's skyline is the most dense of all Latin American skylines, it is not very recognizable to me. It is not very iconic. Were it to build a supertall, Panama City's skyline would be #1 for me. Unfortunately, Panama City is lagging in recent constructions unlike Mexico City or Bogota. Mexico City will catch up to Panama City is current growth continues, as well as Bogota.

Height: 7/10
Density: 9/10
Aesthetic: 6.5/10
Modernity: 7/10
Natural Beauty: 6/10

Total: 35.5/50
I have a quick question. How can Santiago have a Height score of 8/10 and Panama City 7/10, if we take the 10 tallest buildings in latin america, 9 of them are in Panama City?


South America:

http://www.emporis.com/statistics/ta...s-southamerica

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Gran Torre Santiago [Costanera Center] Santiago
60 984 ft 2014 2

Parque Central Torre Este [Parque Central] Caracas
56 738 ft 1979

Panama City:
http://www.emporis.com/statistics/ta...ma-city-panama

1

Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower Panama City
68 961 ft 2011 2

Torre Vitri Panama City
75 921 ft 2012 3

Bicsa Financial Center Panama City
68 876 ft 2013 4

The Point Panama City
67 873 ft 2011 5

Arts Tower Panama City
80 866 ft
6

yoopanama inspired by Starck Panama City
78 810 ft 2013 7

Torre Waters Panama City
74 804 ft 2011 8

F&F Tower Panama City
52 797 ft 2011 9

Pearl Tower Panama City
70 794 ft 2011 10

Ocean Two [Ocean Towers] Panama City
73 774 ft 2010 11

Rivage Panama City
67 765 ft 2012 12

Megapólis, Torre 1 [Megápolis] Panama City
63 755 ft 2011 13

Q Tower Panama City
65 740 ft 2011

And Santiago de Chile is not even in the 100 top cities of the world? While Panama City is #19, and 1st in Latin America?
http://www.emporis.com/statistics/mo...ties-worldwide

But if you tell me Sao Paolo is #1, Panama #2, Rio #3, and Buenos Aires #4 I will believe you:
http://www.emporis.com/statistics/skyline-ranking
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Old January 10th, 2015, 05:40 AM   #837
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And Santiago de Chile is not even in the 100 top cities of the world? While Panama City is #19, and 1st in Latin America?
http://www.emporis.com/statistics/mo...ties-worldwide
The main reason is that Santiago's tallest building is taller than any of Panama's Buildings. I measured it like that. I find that Panama City's skyline is not as reconisable as Santiago.

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But if you tell me Sao Paolo is #1, Panama #2, Rio #3, and Buenos Aires #4 I will believe you:
[URL="http://www.emporis.com/statistics/skyline-ranking"]http://www.emporis.com/statistics/skyline-ranking
At the risk of offending many Brazilians I personally find Sao Paolo's skyline to be boring. Rio's skyline is much better and has potential to be #1. Height is not everything, it's mostly the composition of the skyline that matters to me.
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Chilean Skylines

Maybe they are not the biggest, but they are cute and appealing

Puerto Montt
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Puerto Varas
Waterfront - Puerto Varas (Patagonia - Chile) by Noelegroj (Happy New Year 3.5 million views +!), on Flickr

Antofagasta
[IMG]Skyline costero de Antofagasta by Vicente ☼ Bishonen, on Flickr[/IMG]

Valdivia
Valdivia in Pink by charlesbrooksphotographer, on Flickr

Viña del Mar
Viña del Mar, skyline by mariosantiaguino_, on Flickr


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Valparaiso
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Punta Arenas
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The main reason is that Santiago's tallest building is taller than any of Panama's Buildings. I measured it like that. I find that Panama City's skyline is not as reconisable as Santiago.



At the risk of offending many Brazilians I personally find Sao Paolo's skyline to be boring. Rio's skyline is much better and has potential to be #1. Height is not everything, it's mostly the composition of the skyline that matters to me.
Lets do a skyline height comparison. There are only 18 buildings (in construction or built) above 150 ft in Santiago. In Panama City there are 115 (in construction or built). Can you really say that Santiago de Chile really have a skyscraper skyline with 18 buildings? And its tallest building was finished on 2014, otherwise its tallest building would have been 594 ft. The height difference between Santiago's and Panama City tallest building is just 23 feet.

Let me give an example. Boston vs NY City. Santiago is like Boston. Only 2 tall buildings surrounded by a few buildings of similar height. Panama is like Manhattan. Lots of tall buildings near the coastline. When I first arrived to Boston, I liked the skyline. But when I went to visit NYC before 9/11, I was awed and shocked by the skyline. The same from the pictures that you just showed. Few skyscrapers vs too many to count. And I have to say that I love Boston and will not move to NYC.
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