daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Forums > Skyscrapers

Skyscrapers General news, discussion and announcement forum about skyscrapers, including the Skyscraper Living forum



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Closed Thread

 
Thread Tools
Old September 6th, 2015, 03:15 PM   #1
KlausDiggy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Leipzig
Posts: 4,123
Likes (Received): 8762

North American vs. Asian Skylines

Which continent has the better Skylines ?

The following criteria are compared:

  • Density, number and height of the buildings.
  • Appearance of the Skyline (modern or old style)
  • Background of the Skyline (Mountains, coasts, nature)




Examples American Skylines

(New York, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas,
Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Seattle, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Boston,
Atlanta, Toronto, Calgary, Montreal, Vancouver, Mexico City, Monterrey, Panama City
and more... )

Examples Asian Skylines

(Shanghai, Hongkong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Bejing, Chongqing, Tianjin, Nanjing,
Wuhan, Qingdao, Dalian, Shenyang, Hangzhou, Changsha, Taipeh, Kuala Lumpur,
Jakarta, Manila, Bangkok, Seoul, Busan, Incheon, Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, Nagoya, Singapore,
and more... )
KlausDiggy no está en línea  

Sponsored Links
Old September 6th, 2015, 03:32 PM   #2
Vergelf
BANNED
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 791
Likes (Received): 3438

Americans are pioneers of skyscrapers and a lot of North American skylines are truly iconic, but sadly it seems like right now most of the continent stagnates in that regard. Except for New York City, arguably the best skyline in the world and Toronto which are experiencing a building boom on a large scale, we won't be seeing drastic changes in North American skylines in few next years. For me typical North American skyline is consistent and usually has a nice quality but it's pretty ... boring. On the other hand recently Asian skylines skyrocketed and this tren will most likely continue. Asia looks more diverse and dynamic, also projects have oftenly larger scale and skyline themselves are much larger. Although obviously still a lot of Asian skylines are very inconsistent, they can look "cheap" and "kitschy" and their planning is not necessarily the best.

NYC still #1 and it will probably stay that way, Chicago and Toronto still in top10 but overall Asia seems more interesting as of now and China is the new capital of skyscrapers.
Vergelf no está en línea  
Old September 6th, 2015, 04:13 PM   #3
Menshommes
BANNED
 
Menshommes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 31
Likes (Received): 37

asia. americans like suburbs. asians like dense cities.
Menshommes no está en línea  
Old September 6th, 2015, 04:29 PM   #4
ainvan
Registered User
 
ainvan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 6,241
Likes (Received): 17069

This thread is going to get ugly

I don't think we're allowed to post "versus" thread anymore.
ainvan no está en línea  
Old September 6th, 2015, 05:48 PM   #5
BenjaminEli
Shrewd
 
BenjaminEli's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: top floor
Posts: 14,650
Likes (Received): 17382

[*] Density, number and height of the buildings.

Shanghai Hongkong

[*] Appearance of the Skyline (modern or old style)

Call me old fashioned but chicago is great for older style

Newer style goes to guangzhou and shenzhen

[*] Background of the Skyline (Mountains, coasts, nature)

Salt lake city utah amazing

Vancouver
__________________
Click any video then ctrl+shift+J and paste
vid = document.getElementsByTagName("video"); vid[vid.length-1].playbackRate = 2.0;

KlausDiggy, Yellow Fever, Zaz965 liked this post
BenjaminEli no está en línea  
Old September 6th, 2015, 05:56 PM   #6
Yellow Fever
City Of Rain
 
Yellow Fever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Hongcouver/Raincouver
Posts: 59,913
Likes (Received): 55279

Vancouver is the best, period and end of the story.
__________________

Zaz965 liked this post
Yellow Fever no está en línea  


Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu