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Old April 24th, 2008, 07:43 AM   #2621
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Old April 24th, 2008, 08:39 AM   #2622
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Old April 30th, 2008, 03:49 PM   #2623
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Old May 1st, 2008, 03:39 AM   #2624
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No offense to HK people but I'm sorta sick of hearing "HK is Asia's best skyline" simply based on the fact that there are more highrises there. There's much more to a skyline than the number of skyscrapers it consists of. There are things like aesthetics, architecture, impact, ethics etc that should also be considered. For that reason I'd vote for KL because of the impact and focus brought to both the Petronas and the Tower, Bangkok for its spacious skyline, or Metro Manila for its differing classically defined skylines. Jakarta, Shanghai, Dubai and Tokyo could also be in there for the quality of its scrapers.
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Old May 1st, 2008, 06:39 AM   #2625
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Actually in Hong Kong the central skyline contains very few of the total stock of skyscrapers in the city, so the argument that HK has the most and hence is the best skyline isn't that strong to begin with. Oftentimes people's arguments include both innovative architecture, spacing of buildings, the # of peaks, and the harbour and hillside setting.
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Old May 1st, 2008, 07:27 AM   #2626
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^ Despite having A LOT of skyscrapers, the ones in HK are grade A supertalls with good feng shui.

Anyway.. here's Makati!
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Old May 1st, 2008, 08:08 AM   #2627
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No offense to HK people but I'm sorta sick of hearing "HK is Asia's best skyline" simply based on the fact that there are more highrises there. There's much more to a skyline than the number of skyscrapers it consists of. There are things like aesthetics, architecture, impact, ethics etc that should also be considered. For that reason I'd vote for KL because of the impact and focus brought to both the Petronas and the Tower, Bangkok for its spacious skyline, or Metro Manila for its differing classically defined skylines. Jakarta, Shanghai, Dubai and Tokyo could also be in there for the quality of its scrapers.
Well the skyline isn't based on just that there are more skyscrapers, many of them are not in the peak view and even fewer are on HKI. Many (the most visible ones away from the main skyline) are actually ugly monotonous boxes of residential flats.

Aesthetics in HK actually plays a big role, particularly the natural setting, ie the mountain backdrop, which many people say is probably the single most important factor of the HK skyline (if it were not for the mountains, the skyline might not have existed at all since there'd be a whole lot more flat land)

I don't know what is exactly meant by "ethics" and "impact".
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Old May 1st, 2008, 09:44 PM   #2628
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Hongkong has a really impressive and magnificent skyline and also the S.E.A. cities have their own appeal. Metro Manila looks like an american city while the others have their own distinct aesthetics, architecture, etc. Very Asian except Manila which is more like a western city.
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 02:04 AM   #2629
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Doomsday Makati
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 03:00 AM   #2630
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Part of a metropolitan area of Jabodetabek with a population of 23.9 million



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Old May 3rd, 2008, 12:41 PM   #2631
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great angles on those Jakarta skyline pics , looks so "dense" in those pics
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Old May 5th, 2008, 04:03 AM   #2632
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Old May 5th, 2008, 04:55 AM   #2633
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Old May 5th, 2008, 05:12 AM   #2634
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Old May 5th, 2008, 08:49 AM   #2635
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I hope this wasn't posted yet.

Makati, Philippines:

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i'm not sure if this has been posted here. great aerial and view of the still unfinished naia skyway project. from orange cremecicle at photobucket.com



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Old May 5th, 2008, 10:12 AM   #2636
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makati like a us city, no highrise spraw.
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Old May 7th, 2008, 03:40 PM   #2637
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Well. We were destined to be more than the usual Asia.

We were destined to be different from others.

Visit the Philippines.

And see things that are beyond the usual.

See ya'll here in Manila, Asia's More Than The Usual Capital!
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Old May 10th, 2008, 07:20 PM   #2638
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