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Old December 18th, 2006, 10:45 AM   #981
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Japanese cities don't look gritty, but that doesn't make their skylines great. In terms of numbers and height, Japanese cities are lacking on an international scale. Keep in mind we're talking about skylines here.
Japan's tallest skyscrapers are less than 800 ft because of earthquakes. Though most of them has a futuristic look, alot of them aren't as recognized compared to other Asian landmark scrapers like the BoC or Petronas.
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Old December 18th, 2006, 10:53 AM   #982
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Japan's tallest skyscrapers are less than 800 ft because of earthquakes. Though most of them has a futuristic look, alot of them aren't as recognized compared to other Asian landmark scrapers like the BoC or Petronas.
Asian skyscrapers don't get much international attention (in the mainstream media) unless they relate to the West somehow. Petronas made a lot of headlines because of its height battle with Sears; Taipei 101's opening was not widely covered; Hong Kong's skyscrapers are heavily featured in architectural books but hardly in the international press. On the other hand, there are a lot of architectural hidden gems in Japan, such as the Umeda Sky Building in Osaka and the Hermes building in Ginza. It's more to do with how the West portrays the East through its selective media coverage than the fact that good buildings are going unrecognied. Notice the distinction between the architectural world and the rest of the world.
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Old December 19th, 2006, 07:05 AM   #983
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Asian skyscrapers don't get much international attention (in the mainstream media) unless they relate to the West somehow. Petronas made a lot of headlines because of its height battle with Sears; Taipei 101's opening was not widely covered; Hong Kong's skyscrapers are heavily featured in architectural books but hardly in the international press. On the other hand, there are a lot of architectural hidden gems in Japan, such as the Umeda Sky Building in Osaka and the Hermes building in Ginza. It's more to do with how the West portrays the East through its selective media coverage than the fact that good buildings are going unrecognied. Notice the distinction between the architectural world and the rest of the world.
One thing, Hollywood movies such as Tomb Raider or Entrapment did show Asian scrapers to a worldwide audience whether it's the 2-IFC or Petronas
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Old December 19th, 2006, 07:36 AM   #984
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In overall assessment , HK has the best skyline in Asia.
The skyline in Kowloon and new developments in Lantau are stunning.

More and more Chinese cities to be listed on Top 10 chart in the next 10 years

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Old December 19th, 2006, 08:54 AM   #985
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One thing, Hollywood movies such as Tomb Raider or Entrapment did show Asian scrapers to a worldwide audience whether it's the 2-IFC or Petronas
Showing a building in a movie shot doesn't give it international attention or recognition. It's not a documentary.
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Old December 19th, 2006, 10:25 AM   #986
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In Asia-Pacific region , I found that only Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan that dont have `dirty` and `unmaintained` skylines, with good urban planning and invisible poverty on the streets.
Honestly, I think you're ignorant. Go back to Japan and visit ALL the cities and tell us again how you feel.
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Old December 19th, 2006, 02:00 PM   #987
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Showing a building in a movie shot doesn't give it international attention or recognition. It's not a documentary.
Today's generation is more likely to watch a movie than a documentary.
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Old December 19th, 2006, 02:01 PM   #988
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I think the rapidly rising Kowloon skyline deserves it's own nomination by the way

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Old December 20th, 2006, 03:24 AM   #989
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Today's generation is more likely to watch a movie than a documentary.
Which is why I doubt the mass public would know 2 IFC just because it was featured in a few shots of Tomb Raider, or the Hong Kong skyline from the intro scene to Rush Hour.
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Old December 20th, 2006, 04:16 AM   #990
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Honestly, I think you're ignorant. Go back to Japan and visit ALL the cities and tell us again how you feel.
I am now in Japan and I feel very comfortable in every Japanese cities that I visited -- super clean, electronic toilets, brushed-up and restored historical buildings..

This is the most futuristic country in the world

I think that you never been to Japan.
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Old December 20th, 2006, 05:21 AM   #991
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I've been to Japan. I also thought that Japan had very clean buildings until I passed by a city which disappointed me.

You cannot say it is the most futuristic county in the world just because they have electronic self-cleaning toilets.
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Old December 20th, 2006, 05:26 AM   #992
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I've been to Japan. I also thought that Japan had very clean buildings until I passed by a city which disappointed me.

You cannot say it is the most futuristic county in the world just because they have electronic self-cleaning toilets.
When I first stepped into Japan, I was very very impressed at their technology and they beautiful, wonderful buildings, it is far above my initial expectations
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I think the rapidly rising Kowloon skyline deserves it's own nomination by the way

Yes Kowloon's skyline is slowly rising. But HK Island is a better presentation of it's skyline
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Old December 20th, 2006, 05:55 AM   #994
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Kowloon's skyline still is quite empty from some vantage points :

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Yes Kowloon's skyline is slowly rising. But HK Island is a better presentation of it's skyline
Which is why I said Kowloon deserves its own nomination and not to be stuck with Hong Kong.

Do you not understand what you read or do you just blurt out what comes to mind anyway?
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Which is why I said Kowloon deserves its own nomination and not to be stuck with Hong Kong.

Do you not understand what you read or do you just blurt out what comes to mind anyway?
sorry I misunderstood it
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When I first stepped into Japan, I was very very impressed at their technology and they beautiful, wonderful buildings, it is far above my initial expectations
Same here. But you can't say it doesn't have flaws now can you?
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Who cares if Japanese buildings are clean or not? Are they as tall or as iconic as some of the most known skyscraper landmarks in HK?
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Old December 21st, 2006, 10:48 AM   #999
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Who cares if Japanese buildings are clean or not? Are they as tall or as iconic as some of the most known skyscraper landmarks in HK?
An iconic building, or few, or lackof, won't make a whole skyline.
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