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Old June 21st, 2014, 04:36 PM   #8381
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Singapore has a far better Skyline than KL and even Tokyo I think , it's underrating Singapore placing it behind Seoul and in the same category with Bangkok !
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Old June 21st, 2014, 06:26 PM   #8382
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True enough cos Singapore has one of the most distinctive look skyline in world, even though Singapore doesnt have supertall but almost all the tall buildings are concentrated into the CBD. Moreover the three tallest that share the same height make as if Singapore does have Supertalls.

I think I like KL skyline probably due to the twin tower. Actually KL are in the same league as SG. But just that I prefer SG skyline more as it shows modern feel.

Bangkok have pretty big skyline however their buildings are not concentrated and even though they have more 150m above skyscrapers than SG but its too spread out that makes the skyline less impressive. Moreover Bangkok doesnt have distinctive look as the Baiyoke doesnt look attractive to me.

Tokyo does amaze me on the low rise density BUT I am disappointed with the skyline. If you take pic in the day, you would onle see concretes and grey skyline. Very unattractive. And. I would put Tokyo behind Bangkok.

Manila and Jakarta do have similarities but just that Manila skyline are better organized. Jakarta need more density while Manila need signature/landmark tower. Both cities are on same par for me and probably score better than Tokyo
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Old June 21st, 2014, 07:04 PM   #8383
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Tokyo does amaze me on the low rise density BUT I am disappointed with the skyline. If you take pic in the day, you would onle see concretes and grey skyline. Very unattractive. And. I would put Tokyo behind Bangkok.

Manila and Jakarta do have similarities but just that Manila skyline are better organized. Jakarta need more density while Manila need signature/landmark tower. Both cities are on same par for me and probably score better than Tokyo
IMO , Tokyo has one of the best skylines in the world , in the TOP 10 , it's true that Tokyo doesn't have fantastic supertalls with light games at night just like HK or NYC , but it has a huge amount of highrises and has a decent amount of skyscrapers , more than the actually booming cities and even more than cities like Chicago , Toronto or Singapore , that doesn't mean that Tokyo has a better skyline than those cities but I think it's quite significant ..

It's true that the majority of the buildings in Tokyo are grey or blue but you could say the same thing for HK for example and even Manhattan !

What people should know about Tokyo is that this city has many centers and CBD's wich make the Skyline spread out and not compact , and I think that's a plus for the skyline as I'm not a fan of the cities tha have one ultra dense CBD surrounded by lowrises !
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Old June 21st, 2014, 07:19 PM   #8384
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Old June 22nd, 2014, 05:33 AM   #8385
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True enough cos Singapore has one of the most distinctive look skyline in world, even though Singapore doesnt have supertall but almost all the tall buildings are concentrated into the CBD. Moreover the three tallest that share the same height make as if Singapore does have Supertalls.

I think I like KL skyline probably due to the twin tower. Actually KL are in the same league as SG. But just that I prefer SG skyline more as it shows modern feel.

Bangkok have pretty big skyline however their buildings are not concentrated and even though they have more 150m above skyscrapers than SG but its too spread out that makes the skyline less impressive. Moreover Bangkok doesnt have distinctive look as the Baiyoke doesnt look attractive to me.

Tokyo does amaze me on the low rise density BUT I am disappointed with the skyline. If you take pic in the day, you would onle see concretes and grey skyline. Very unattractive. And. I would put Tokyo behind Bangkok.

Manila and Jakarta do have similarities but just that Manila skyline are better organized. Jakarta need more density while Manila need signature/landmark tower. Both cities are on same par for me and probably score better than Tokyo
jakarta has better quality of tall building, lot of glassy offces, hotel while manila has a better city planning, well-organized skyline to me.
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Old June 23rd, 2014, 07:22 PM   #8386
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Old June 24th, 2014, 10:51 AM   #8387
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jakarta has better quality of tall building, lot of glassy offces, hotel while manila has a better city planning, well-organized skyline to me.
Well i must say i agree, Manila have organized planned CBD city that contrast its cityscape with its surrounding, but formed nicely looking cluster. The building of Makati however or rather dull since most are built in the 80-90s, Bonifacio looks rather "fresher" in a sense but still lack the "wow" factor.

Jakarta on the other hand boomed later than Metro Manila, the buildings are newer, glassy, modern and appealing. But the skyscrapers are scattered throughout the city, the main golden triangle that has the highest concentration of offices are actually 3 lane of major avenue that surrounds urbanized villages (and also surrounded by them). The skyline can look either good and weird depending on the angle, but the building helps.
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Old June 24th, 2014, 11:49 AM   #8388
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I think its important to realise that to put a city in the top 10 list is really a testament to the grandeur of the skyline itself. I searched this figure up, there are 460 cities with over a million people. Over a thousand with 500,000 people. Any city of this size is bound to have some sort of impressive CBD or core, to the average rural person.

So if a city appears in the top 10, that puts it ahead of thousands upon thousands of urban settings, it puts it above 460 other cities inhabiting 1 million people or more. Think about that. If your city is studying for an exam, and makes it to the top 10, they'd be scoring around 98 percent. Top 20, they'd be scoring 95 percent or above... Let that sink in! Just because your city does not make it in the top 10, and perhaps make it in the top 50, still scores you a 90 percent on your test, a score all of us would be proud of So chill! Top 10 is really for the prodigies, the students who not only work hard, but have talent. Cities like Hong Kong, Shanghai, and New York are basically the trio that fights for the best student award. Each good in their own subjects. You have Chicago, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, that pretty much follow after, and then the Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Moscow, Bangkok, Toronto, Chongqing, Tokyo, Manila, Jakarta, Miami, Doha, Saigon, Panama City, Seoul, Tianjin, Mumbai, Wuxi, Suzhou, Beijing, all being the high honours students. If a city is in this group, it really is world class...

As far as asian skylines go,
My top 10 would be:
1. Shanghai
2. Hong Kong
3. Guangzhou
4. Shenzhen
5. Singapore
6. Dubai
7. Chongqing
8. Kuala Lumpur
9. Tokyo
10. Bangkok

With the best asian skylines 10 years from now being:
1. Shenzhen
2. Shanghai
3. Guangzhou
4. Hong Kong
5. Dubai
6. Jakarta
7. Mumbai
8. Kuala Lumpur
9. Tianjin
10. Singapore
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Old June 24th, 2014, 09:37 PM   #8389
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Old June 25th, 2014, 05:38 PM   #8391
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