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Old February 19th, 2007, 11:39 AM   #1261
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Old February 19th, 2007, 12:11 PM   #1262
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I won't! Are there any good places to take shots of the skyline?
Anywhere would do as long as you can see it But the most common is in Tsim Sha Tsui promenade.
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Old February 19th, 2007, 02:14 PM   #1263
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Old February 19th, 2007, 02:23 PM   #1264
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Old February 19th, 2007, 06:20 PM   #1265
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I suggest going to Tokyo, Seoul, and Shanghai to see the immensity of their built-up area. Hong Kong doesn't offer that. In fact, HK is very centralized, and it's quite evident by the comparatively 'thin' layer of skyscrapers that make up the cityscape.
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Old February 19th, 2007, 06:32 PM   #1266
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my ranking of 'yellow skin' asia.. lol.. (the only place i went before)

1. hong kong.. best of all
2. Kuala Lumpur.. many nice scrappers and the tallest twin tower..
3. Jakarta, Manila & Bangkok.. huge.. some nice scrapers..
4. Shanghai, Singapore & Shenzhen.. catching up well, clean, futuristic..
5. Tokyo, Seoul & Beijing.. very east asia~~

my hope is that in the future we can rank hanoi, brunei, busan, macau, kota kinabalu, naha, cebu or whatever in the list!~
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Old February 19th, 2007, 07:12 PM   #1267
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I suggest going to Tokyo, Seoul, and Shanghai to see the immensity of their built-up area. Hong Kong doesn't offer that. In fact, HK is very centralized, and it's quite evident by the comparatively 'thin' layer of skyscrapers that make up the cityscape.

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Old February 20th, 2007, 02:07 AM   #1268
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Anywhere would do as long as you can see it But the most common is in Tsim Sha Tsui promenade.
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Old February 20th, 2007, 04:43 AM   #1269
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I suggest going to Tokyo, Seoul, and Shanghai to see the immensity of their built-up area. Hong Kong doesn't offer that. In fact, HK is very centralized, and it's quite evident by the comparatively 'thin' layer of skyscrapers that make up the cityscape.
Don't get it. The only thing I know is that skyscrapers are almost everywhere around the city.
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Old February 20th, 2007, 05:12 AM   #1270
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Don't get it. The only thing I know is that skyscrapers are almost everywhere around the city.
Skylines are not just about height. It's about depth as well. Shanghai, Seoul, and Tokyo have a fairly large flat area, so there are a lot of buildings spread out across the landscape, which creates an effect that Hong Kong doesn't have. You'll probably have to go up an observation deck in one of these cities to understand what 'depth' means. I think it's very important to get a sense of what these urban landscapes are like first before making judgments.
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Old February 20th, 2007, 05:14 AM   #1271
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Skylines are not just about height. It's about depth as well. Shanghai, Seoul, and Tokyo have a fairly large flat area, so there are a lot of buildings spread out across the landscape, which creates an effect that Hong Kong doesn't have. You'll probably have to go up an observation deck in one of these cities to understand what 'depth' means. I think it's very important to get a sense of what these urban landscapes are like first before making judgments.
I think there are other several Asian cities that have this kind of effect like Bangkok.
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Old February 20th, 2007, 05:18 AM   #1272
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I think there are other several Asian cities that have this kind of effect like Bangkok.
Shanghai and Tokyo are by far the largest. Seoul's isn't as large since they do have some hills that surround and get into the city. Bangkok's is rather small.
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Shanghai and Tokyo are by far the largest. Seoul's isn't as large since they do have some hills that surround and get into the city. Bangkok's is rather small.
The only difference is, alot of Shanghai's skyscrapers have more height compared to those of Tokyo
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Old February 20th, 2007, 05:50 AM   #1274
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The only difference is, alot of Shanghai's skyscrapers have more height compared to those of Tokyo
From the high vantage points such as Tokyo City Hall, Jin Mao, and Oriental Pearl, the rest of the skyline doesn't really match their height. SWFC might change that, but that's just one building when everyone else stretches far away and below.
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From the high vantage points such as Tokyo City Hall, Jin Mao, and Oriental Pearl, the rest of the skyline doesn't really match their height. SWFC might change that, but that's just one building when everyone else stretches far away and below.
I don't know about Tokyo City Hall but Jin Mao and Oriental Pearl are tall compared to surrounding scrapers.

In Tokyo, it's not also City Hall but Tokyo Tower and soon to be Sumida Tower. Now once Sumida Tower is completed, how will it contrast with the rest?
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Old February 20th, 2007, 06:19 AM   #1276
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I don't know about Tokyo City Hall but Jin Mao and Oriental Pearl are tall compared to surrounding scrapers.

In Tokyo, it's not also City Hall but Tokyo Tower and soon to be Sumida Tower. Now once Sumida Tower is completed, how will it contrast with the rest?
Tokyo City Hall is fairly tall in its area, although the height difference not as dramatic as Shanghai. However, from these photos, it's quite obvious how vast the urban area is. Looking out from Jin Mao or Oriental Pearl in Shanghai will have a similar effect.







Since Tokyo's tall buildings are scattered throughout the city in pockets, the view from Tokyo Tower will be the same, with the Shinjuku buildings looking like a cluster in the distance.
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I agree that Tokyo's urban area is vast. Los Angeles on the other hand can have the same effect except most o it's buildings are low-rise.
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Old February 20th, 2007, 09:52 AM   #1278
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Dubai!, Rangoon, Phnom Penh, Baku, Singapore, Tokyo, Shangai, Manila, Jakarta and Seoul have interesting sites and would like to visit them all!.
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Hkskyline ~ I'm still not entirely sure what you're trying to prove...?
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