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Old January 25th, 2007, 06:54 AM   #1081
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'Le' is masculine in French and 'la' is feminine. Adjectives may spell differently depending on the subject.
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Old January 25th, 2007, 06:59 AM   #1082
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^yup

i just used le for mine coz i thought it sounded better with femme LOL. and i love rouge!
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Old January 25th, 2007, 08:02 AM   #1083
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Is it? Wow. I see why I got really confused in that class.

... So what are you? Bi?
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Old January 25th, 2007, 08:44 AM   #1084
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ZOMG! NOW PEOPLE ARE GONNA THINK THAT!!!! LOL. well i did wanna change it to La but i can't change it anymore but whatever haha
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Old January 25th, 2007, 08:48 AM   #1085
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LOL. Don't worry I think it's catchy bro/sis.
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Old January 26th, 2007, 01:27 AM   #1086
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Old January 26th, 2007, 02:08 AM   #1087
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Old January 26th, 2007, 06:54 AM   #1088
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Old January 26th, 2007, 01:52 PM   #1089
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Old January 26th, 2007, 03:38 PM   #1090
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1. Hong Kong
2. Shanghai
3. Bangkok
4. Tokyo
5. Singapore
6. KL
7. Manila
8. Seoul
9. Dubai
10. Jakarta

First and foremost i'd have to say that Hong Kong without a doubt rapes any other city in the world except New York and density, massive-ness and the overall beauty of the skyline. The combination of mountains and the tallest buildings in the world is just perfect.

Shanghai has an enormous skyline, with extreme density and very good height. The Pudong and Puxi against the river is just absolutely amazing, check out the wikipedia article for Shanghai city, its absolutely phenomenal.

There really is no need to explain why I've chosen these two cities as the top of Asias.

After Shanghai is Bangkok because of the stretches and stretches of highrises. Bangkok lacks a clump of skyscrapers and to those who sed that Bangkok is like Los Angeles, I couldn't agree less. Yes, we have the Baiyoke Tower 2 wich looks exactly like the US Bank Tower in LA but LA's skyscraper is clumped near FIgueroa n shit. Bangkok is spread over a distance of almost 20 km with very nice density. A lot of layers to buildings and very good height. Its just the city lacks a couple super talls to hold the areas together however, in the next few years, the real estate boom is back and we shud very much see a huge soar in construction. There are currently between 70-100 towers being built as of now, with over 15 +200m towers approved or in construction. Asia, hold on. Bangkok is back!

Tokyo's skyline is similar to Bangkok's except they got it bad. No really distinguishing tower. Its also not as massive if you compare buildings above 100m, but no doubt it is a very dense city. The skyline should have a couple of supertalls + 300m to hold it in place and that would really notch it up a bit. I dont find anything intriguing about Tokyo's skyline to be honest, however it is very spread out and shud be in the top 5 at least.

Singapore is my impression of Los Angeles, its skyline is not very spread out compared with the first 4.It is like a mountain, starts off small and builds up until it peaks and falls again, the peak being the 280 UOB Tower. It's beauty is perhaps the top 3 or 2 of Asia but it falls short on the overall image of an urban jungle cept for the Downtown area. Yet, it is the most organized one of the top 5, just need to expand Singapore!

KL, a thin skyline but a magnificent one. No real density, however it covers the view behind it very well because of its height and density. By thin, I mean the buildings u see in pictures of this city, you don't really see two or three more layers of buildings behind it. This is why it does not deserve to be in the top 5. However, it beats the other cities because of the architecture styles of the buildings and the height of the Petronas and the tower i don't noe watsit called.

Manila's and Jakarta's skyline is similar to Bangkok's. Hover the big difference between the three cities is that Bangkok's is more spreadout and more dense. Manila has some areas of great density yet others there are just buildings there and not very much height nor density. It's size is incomparable to Bangkok however it does beat out the rest fairly. Jakarta's size is large but there is indeed no density and no height whatsoever so it deserves to be just the last of the top 10.

Seoul's skyline is what i'd have to say a true disappointment of Asia. You'd expect more from a top 10 country of the world yet you have very boxed buildings lined up below 200m. OK. it does have density and size but it does not have the overall beauty and the height. I'm sorry Seoul but you only make the top 10 because of your ability to build fast.

Dubai's is the exact opposite of Seoul, it's artistic design of buildings is by far the best in Asia. The creativity of the architects have magnificently crafted some of the best buildings the world has ever seen. Dubai however is similar to KL. Its got only one layer of buildings on Sheikh Zayed Road and the Marina is not very big. Dubai creek does have a nice little cluster but it jsut won't be able to compete with other Asian giants. However, it deserves this spot to represent the Middle East and the only other city outside of East Asia. It beats Mumbai, Doha, Bahrain, Tel Aviv, Tehran, Abu Dhabi, Makkah in topping Asia's top 10 list.

Notable other skyscraper cities- Makkah, although is not allowed by citizens of other religions, it has the greatest density in all of Asia. I will post pictures later. Hong Kong would be unable to compete the density of Makkah. Buildings over 15-20m lined up side by side for hundreds of sq. km. You will never ever see the sun in this city. The true manhattan of Asia. Picture manhattan back in the 70's or 80's, this is Makkah, when the Saudi construction boom happened in silence.

Abu Dhabi is similar to Makkah but is smaller however the buildings are newer and cleaner. Its height is not very significant, most buildings are under 100 with about 2 over 150. Yet no one would ever expect this capital of UAE to be one of the most densed cities in Asia.

Shenzen, Mumbai, Tehran, Tel Aviv, Beirut, *Istanbul is part of Europe because its skyscrapers are on the European side of Turkey. These cities also have very beautiful skylines and we should all be proud that Asia has the most stunning skylines in the world.

***Areas of criteria/judgement
- size (the stretch of the skyline, continous is better, the different layers)
- beauty (the architecture/design of buildings, the overall picture)
- density (size counts, but density is the fills between each building)
- height (whats the avg. height, whats the tallest building)
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Old January 27th, 2007, 01:14 AM   #1091
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I'm sure for it:

1. Hongkong
2. Shanghai
3. Tokyo
4. Singapore
5. Kuala Lumpur
6. Jakarta
7. Manila
8. Seoul
10 Dubai & Bangkok
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Old January 27th, 2007, 05:34 AM   #1092
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I'm sure for it:

1. Hongkong
2. Shanghai
3. Tokyo
4. Singapore
5. Kuala Lumpur
6. Jakarta
7. Manila
8. Seoul
10 Dubai & Bangkok
totally agreed except 6
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Old January 27th, 2007, 06:21 AM   #1093
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Old January 27th, 2007, 08:06 AM   #1094
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I think Makati looks better than KL !
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Old January 27th, 2007, 09:01 AM   #1095
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I think so, too. What makes KL standout is its Petronas.
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Old January 27th, 2007, 11:42 AM   #1096
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aside from petronal, KL got some talls too..
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Old January 27th, 2007, 02:32 PM   #1097
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only HK!

the rest still far away.
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Old January 27th, 2007, 02:40 PM   #1098
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I think Makati looks better than KL !
density right but not in quantity, quality n height.
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Old January 27th, 2007, 04:21 PM   #1099
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density right but not in quantity, quality n height.
dude, do you actually get what is being discussed in here? you dont have to reiterate that.. Skyprince is refering to the skyline and not the city as a whole..
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Old January 27th, 2007, 04:44 PM   #1100
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only HK!

the rest still far away.
For the whole Asia, the best are HK and S'pore. Dense skyline, good-looking buildings, clean city, everything! Just love 'em.
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