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Old September 20th, 2011, 02:06 PM   #1021
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Old September 27th, 2011, 07:32 AM   #1022
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Old September 27th, 2011, 09:05 AM   #1023
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Old September 27th, 2011, 05:51 PM   #1024
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Yeah... amazing...
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Old October 1st, 2011, 07:38 AM   #1025
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Old October 1st, 2011, 08:09 AM   #1026
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 02:38 AM   #1027
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 04:37 AM   #1028
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1. Chicago
2. New York City
3. Toronto
4. San Francisco
5.(TIE) Vancouver - Miami
7. Seattle
8. Boston
9. Houston
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Old October 12th, 2011, 07:50 AM   #1029
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Old October 14th, 2011, 07:25 PM   #1030
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 09:17 AM   #1031
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 09:23 AM   #1032
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 03:55 PM   #1033
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With all those new supertalls (+ the WTC) under construction in NY, there's no doubt that Chicago is going to have a hard time this decade.

Just look at this pic... Lower Manhattan alone will soon rival Chicago. Good luck to everyone trying to beat NY lol [concerning U.S. cities only]!

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Old October 22nd, 2011, 08:59 PM   #1034
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Holy crap, it's huge!
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Old October 26th, 2011, 04:21 AM   #1035
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Old October 26th, 2011, 06:23 AM   #1036
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Toronto is number 3, behind Chicago and New York

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Old October 27th, 2011, 09:19 AM   #1037
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Vancouver, the mini New York.


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Old October 29th, 2011, 02:09 PM   #1038
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Great density!!

Best skyline in NA, and this is only Lower Manhattan...

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Old November 1st, 2011, 09:52 AM   #1039
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 02:55 PM   #1040
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Some thoughts about Chicago:

Right now, I got Chicago as the 4th best skyline in the world (after HK, NYC and Shanghai). I wish I could rank it higher, but I'm a big sucker for massive skylines.

Positive characteristics:

- Style
- Architecture
- Balance
- Tall towers (6 supertalls)
- Surrounding (lake)


Negative characteristics:

- Lack of highrises outside the core
- "only" 27 skyscrapers over 200m
- Skyline looks "tiny" compared to HK, NYC or Shanghai (yes, I have to compare Chicago to those cities because they are the only ones which can compete. )
- no "massiveness- factor"
- some parts of the skyline look dated (but hey, so does NY)
- no (recent) development (not a single building over 200m currently U/C...)

With all the construction going on in NY, I don't see Chicago catching up, at least not this decade. I really wish this city would experience a major boom like Toronto for example, which btw is very well on its way to close the gap.

EDIT:
WORLD:

#1 Hong Kong (no 200m+ U/C but lots of 100m+ highrises popping up all over the place)
#2 New York (massive construction boom, especially supertalls)
#3 Shanghai (massive construction boom, with Shanghai Tower being the best skyscraper U/C at the moment)
#4 Chicago (more or less a standstill...)
#5 Dubai (major boom is over, but a couple of supertalls are still U/C...)

NORTH AMERICA:

#1 New York
#2 Chicago
#3 Toronto (amazing construction boom!)
...
... (big gap)
...
#4 Los Angeles
#5 Houston
#6 Vancouver
#7 Seattle
#8 Philadelphia
#9 Miami //\\ San Francisco, can't decide...
#10 Panama City
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