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Old November 5th, 2007, 02:21 PM   #561
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except the big ones (NY, Chicago), my favorites are Philadelphia and Minneapolis!

Those are great ensembles!
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Old November 6th, 2007, 06:55 PM   #562
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With Jersey City and Brooklyn, NY has 4 clusters.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 04:58 AM   #564
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I see 3 - with Manhattan.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 05:03 AM   #565
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Old November 7th, 2007, 05:20 AM   #566
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There's something different with Lower Manhattan's skyline without the WTC
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Old November 7th, 2007, 07:13 AM   #567
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I actually think it looks great without them.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 07:43 AM   #568
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There's still plenty in the skyline to make it great.
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I miss them, that view could be Boston or something, undistinguished without the twins.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 10:02 PM   #570
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I see 3 - with Manhattan.
Midtown Manhattan and Lower Manhattan
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Old November 8th, 2007, 03:36 AM   #571
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Manhattan has 2 clusters, midtown being the biggest in the U.S, and I think maybe the world. Then theres downtown (lower manhattan)

My city, Toronto, has 2. (Downtown, North York) I don't know if people want to consider midtown Toronto as a cluster. I guess if you consider Missisauga, it would be 3.
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Midtown Manhattan and Lower Manhattan
Naah .. I count Manhattan as 1, with 2 peaks.
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I look at 4 clusters in NY if you include it's surroundings. There's Lower and Midtown Manhattan, Jersey City and Brooklyn
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Old November 8th, 2007, 09:06 AM   #574
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I look at 4 clusters in NY if you include it's surroundings. There's Lower and Midtown Manhattan, Jersey City and Brooklyn
Using that logic, then Hong Kong Island itself has 2 skylines - Wan Chai and Central. Doesn't make much sense to me. A skyline doesn't comprise of one hump. It's a continuous stream of buildings with a mix of heights.
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Using that logic, then Hong Kong Island itself has 2 skylines - Wan Chai and Central. Doesn't make much sense to me. A skyline doesn't comprise of one hump. It's a continuous stream of buildings with a mix of heights.
True but I was more refering to the tallest buildings in the city or skyscrapeers over 600 ft.
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True but I was more refering to the tallest buildings in the city or skyscrapeers over 600 ft.
I don't think a skyline is only made up of a few tall buildings, just as one huge building or two don't make up a skyline.
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I don't think a skyline is only made up of a few tall buildings, just as one huge building or two don't make up a skyline.
In some cases. A nice skyline can only composed of a few tall ones such as that of Downtown LA
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Old November 9th, 2007, 08:20 AM   #578
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There's something different with Lower Manhattan's skyline without the WTC


No, really?


Without the WTC, LM is just some regular quasi-massive skyline. Shitloads of of 500'-800'ers, but nothing that stands above them all. To an uneducated person, it could be mistaken for almost any skyline in the world. But with the new WTC, a natural-looking mountain of skyscrapers is created; it's something that no one else on the planet will have, someting so unqiue to NY that people will view that part of the skyline as iconic. The four new WTC supertalls, plus the ten other gleaming new 600'-900' towers will really place downtown in the top five skylines of the world, and with all of the stuff going up in midtown, I'm sure they'll always remain #1.
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Old November 9th, 2007, 08:35 AM   #579
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In some cases. A nice skyline can only composed of a few tall ones such as that of Downtown LA
But if there is a continuous stretch of buildings, I wouldn't chop it up as two skylines just because there are two sets of peaks in the development.
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No, really?


Without the WTC, LM is just some regular quasi-massive skyline. Shitloads of of 500'-800'ers, but nothing that stands above them all. To an uneducated person, it could be mistaken for almost any skyline in the world. But with the new WTC, a natural-looking mountain of skyscrapers is created; it's something that no one else on the planet will have, someting so unqiue to NY that people will view that part of the skyline as iconic. The four new WTC supertalls, plus the ten other gleaming new 600'-900' towers will really place downtown in the top five skylines of the world, and with all of the stuff going up in midtown, I'm sure they'll always remain #1.
I'll be looking forward to that.
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