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Old February 11th, 2006, 06:37 AM   #281
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Yes...because this is a small country...and military bases and airports are all within the city. Only a few places are able to have taller buildings like 200m to 280m tall buildings.
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Old February 11th, 2006, 06:45 AM   #282
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Old February 11th, 2006, 11:54 AM   #283
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metro manila skylines (makati & ortigas)


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makati skylines (most important business district in manila)











ortigas skyline (2nd business district in manila)









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Old February 11th, 2006, 02:53 PM   #284
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Yes...because this is a small country...and military bases and airports are all within the city. Only a few places are able to have taller buildings like 200m to 280m tall buildings.
That's the same case with HK years back. In fact, Kai-Tak airport was closer to Central than Changi was to Shenton Way. But HK was able to build high-rises over 280m and was in fact the first non US city to break the 300m mark.
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Yeh...Singapore wants safety first...Haha maybe it already guessed something like the 9/11 will happen so they are taking precautions...

@Wanch By the way singapore was the first to break the 250m mark in the 1980s. The OUB bank was 280m, tallest in Asia back then. But later Hong KOng became the king of skyline in Asia.
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Old February 11th, 2006, 04:14 PM   #286
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Yeh...Singapore wants safety first...Haha maybe it already guessed something like the 9/11 will happen so they are taking precautions...

@Wanch By the way singapore was the first to break the 250m mark in the 1980s. The OUB bank was 280m, tallest in Asia back then. But later Hong KOng became the king of skyline in Asia.
Well put it this way, landing in Kai-Tak was more thrilling compared to Changi And you have to be a really good pilot to make a landing there!

Anyway, I find Singapore's skyline very impressive even with only the UOB Centre. But the city had the best skyline in Asia at that time
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Old February 11th, 2006, 06:33 PM   #287
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Skyline when OUB Centre was tallest.

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Old February 11th, 2006, 06:46 PM   #288
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This thread should be which is Asian second best skyline
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Old February 13th, 2006, 04:52 AM   #290
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This thread should be which is Asian second best skyline
We can't have that. It's only "best"
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Old February 14th, 2006, 07:55 AM   #291
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Honestly, I don't think Singapore doesn't need that 280 m height restriction, at least in the city centre. I don't think it's dangerous even if SG has scrapers over 1000 ft in Shenton Way.
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Old February 14th, 2006, 08:17 AM   #293
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Chongqing's nice, the city's also got 30 million inhabitants




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Chongqing's nice, the city's also got 30 million inhabitants
I didn't know Chongqing had the 2-IFC
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bout the IFC... uh... oops?


can't find bigger pics, but Chongqing's definately got a great skyline

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I think Hong Kong is the best int world!
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can't find bigger pics, but Chongqing's definately got a great skyline

Chongqing's skyline is very impressive but not better than HK!
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Old February 15th, 2006, 06:00 AM   #298
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Chongqing has the potential of developing a very big skyline. The interesting geographical feature is the circular ring as the river bends. At night, when the waterfront promenade is lit up, it's quite a sight.





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http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=224420
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There was one supertall planned which was the Chongqing Tower.
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That project died a long time ago. Originally it was supposed to be the world's tallest building with a completion date of 1997. It was featured in the same TIME magazine article as the Millennium Tower project for Tokyo in 1994 highlighting Asia's skyscraper boom.
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