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Old May 1st, 2010, 12:16 PM   #4641
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HONGKONG - SHANGHAI - TOKYO

how could peoples always say Manila, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, is the best city in Asia ????
It makes no sense, are there cities in Asia can beat Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo?

Dubai is nice as well, because they have the tallest building in the history of human being, but the city is too forced by the goverment because they have a lot of 'oil' money, the developments in dubai is not original, not natural..
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Old May 1st, 2010, 12:17 PM   #4642
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Hong Kong is great and all but most of its buildings are ugly... way ugly.
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Old May 1st, 2010, 01:23 PM   #4643
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Old May 1st, 2010, 01:24 PM   #4644
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 12:52 AM   #4645
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Hong Kong is great and all but most of its buildings are ugly... way ugly.
Haha i sense some jealousy in that sentence.
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 01:43 AM   #4646
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No.. just because I think things are ugly doesn't mean I am jealous.
Now I see how you function- being jealous of ugly things. Low self confidence, know you can't do better?
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 01:43 AM   #4647
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Makati (old photos)
Why don't you post new photos?
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 02:31 AM   #4648
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Why don't you post new photos?
Edit the caption. Tha't a mix of not so old picture and basically same picture as of today. Can you post photos too?
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 02:50 AM   #4649
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No.. just because I think things are ugly doesn't mean I am jealous.
Now I see how you function- being jealous of ugly things. Low self confidence, know you can't do better?
Nope i just find your logic funny. Hongkong is the top rated skyline in the whole forum yet you say it is ugly and that you try to argue as if everyone finds hongkong ugly. It is more like being jealous of your city not being a match for hongkong.
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 02:56 AM   #4650
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 03:51 AM   #4651
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Nope i just find your logic funny. Hongkong is the top rated skyline in the whole forum yet you say it is ugly and that you try to argue as if everyone finds hongkong ugly. It is more like being jealous of your city not being a match for hongkong.

Do you really want me to circle all the buildings I find ugly? I know how you 'have to be' with "China #1" but leave me be with my opinion.

Let me outline the buildings that I think are nice since it's much faster than circling the ugly.

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Hong Kong may be nothing but skyscrapers but like I said, most of it are ugly. I don't care about how "grand" and "vast" and "filled-with-buildings" a city is, I rather see one quality building than having a sea of quickly slapped-together concrete mess.

I don't get excited by cheap lights and nightly fireworks either so don't need to push that either.

There are billions of Christians in the world, doesn't mean I have to be one too.

And yes I am willing to argue with the forum on why Hong Kong is ugly to me.

But let me point out the positives about Hong Kong's skyline :
- Nice location
- Nice silhouette
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 05:48 AM   #4652
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^dale carnegie courses interest you?

you COULD point out a grand total of three ultra high profile skyscrapers that fit your standards. but then from the way you've worded these previous posts, it's hard to imagine you having actually experienced much of the place. hell, a person can go to LA and look at the corner of broadway and 3rd, then argue the entire city looks just like new york.

your attitude would be more understandable if you were a eurosnob or even an old school new york/chicago snob. those places have a lot of pre-modernist stuff whose elaborate detailing and load bearing masonry walls set them apart from the newer era skyscrapers.

it gets more ironic when you accuse hong kong of blanket ugliness, yet you choose to elevate other skylines in asia. not that one place is necessarily better than the other. but realize that the architecture, especially high rise architecture of SE asia IS NOT THAT DIFFERENT from their counterparts in hong kong. similar climates, similar population pressures, similar era. half the time, the same architects work in these places for the same patrons.

why does 2ifc make the cut, yet 1fc fall into ugliness? they have the same aesthetics.
lippo center? paul rudolph's inefficient yet timeless twin towers?
the center? it's not even in the picture.
international commerce center? not in the picture.
nina tower?
hk convention center?
cheong kong center?
langham place?
citibank plaza?
1 peking road?
highcliff?
the picture you used was taken from the peak tower, itself a creation of terry farrell.

funny, as ALL of these aforementioned towers have received some level of acclaim in the architectural press.

you could just argue that it's YOUR OPINION. it's just difficult to imagine you having some sort of objectivity to support it.
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 05:54 AM   #4653
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Wow look at the two of you coming at me with your "Think like us" vomiting from your fingers.
Is it really that frightening that not everyone agrees with "Hong Kong is the best"?

I could give a hoot what 'architectural press' said what. People think Frank Ghery is a genius for getting inspiration from crushed soda cans.

I don't need to explain myself to either one of you, call me biased, think of me however you want but I've been staring at these damn skylines long enough to know what I like and not like.

Who else wants a word?
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 05:59 AM   #4654
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what a well thought out, eloquent rebuttal!

aren't you pissed that the "ugly" skyscrapers of hong kong are very similar architecturally to many of the skyscrapers of your chosen locales?

most of the time, if some guy just yells out "ugly", would you take him seriously?

you only talk about your subjective opinion, but you actually say nothing substantive. and you've thrown out 8000 something posts. why would anyone take you seriously?
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 06:07 AM   #4655
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yes, eloquent rebuttal, whatever.
If you are saying I am in favor of Bangkok having the "best" skyline you are way wrong, I just happen to know what to show from Thailand more than any place else.

So what does my post count have to do with anything? I've been here for 7 years, I've seen people with 10,000 by the first year.

If you don't take me seriously then why are you even trying to change how I feel?


Let's just call my opinion a Durian Opinion- some people love it some loathe it.
And I like Durian- or are you going to call me out on that too saying that it's "not of this forum's favor".
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 06:25 AM   #4656
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why does 2ifc make the cut, yet 1fc fall into ugliness? they have the same aesthetics.
lippo center? paul rudolph's inefficient yet timeless twin towers?
the center? it's not even in the picture.
international commerce center? not in the picture.
nina tower?
hk convention center?
cheong kong center?
langham place?
citibank plaza?
1 peking road?
highcliff?
You give me this list and how many building does Hong Kong have?
That's right.
( and no I don't care for the Lippo center or The center, 1IFC looks like a chode )
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 07:37 AM   #4657
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if add words"one of the---"in front of "best city", the dispute will be over.
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yes, eloquent rebuttal, whatever.

Let's just call my opinion a Durian Opinion- some people love it some loathe it.
And I like Durian- or are you going to call me out on that too saying that it's "not of this forum's favor".
let's just say the vast majority of the hong kong skyscrapers you deem to be ugly are interchangeable with the skyscrapers in whatever the hell place you deem to be valid.

thus a durian in one place can be disgusting, yet it would be more enjoyable in your favored locale. like i'd want to change your opinion. you can't even make a coherent assertion in the first place.
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 12:43 PM   #4659
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You give me this list and how many building does Hong Kong have?
That's right.
( and no I don't care for the Lippo center or The center, 1IFC looks like a chode )
If the bank of china building and the 2ifc are the benchmarks for your standard of a non-ugly skyscrapers, could i say cities in SEA such as makati, jakarta, manila, bangkok are filled with a bunch ugly skyscrapers? In that case i guess hongkong still wins having at least 1 "imperfect ending" standard non ugly skyscraper.

You are just trolling around this thread showing your jealousy towards other cities in china. Calling a night pic of shanghai "tweaked" while claiming hongkong is filled with ugly skyscrapers.
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Or you're just bitter because no one else is willing to say because they know there are zealots like you two dictating about.
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