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Old February 11th, 2011, 04:13 AM   #181
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Melbourne vs Sydney skylines.

Setting: Sydney is the obvious choice with the harbour which provides one of the most beautiful settings for a city in the world. But on the other hand Melbourne is surrounded by beautiful gardens, the bay, the yarra, etc.. so still has a very nice surrounding.

Height: Melbourne wins hands down.

Density: Sydney is one large dense chunk of towers with several satelite cities (north Sydney, Chatswood etc..). Melbourne has several clusters surrounding the CBD "gap" so overall is not as dense.

Architecture: Melbourne's towers are generally much more varied then sydney's which are all white and boxy.

Im biased due to me being from melbourne so naturally Melbourne wins hands down.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 01:20 PM   #182
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01. Melbourne
02. Sydney
03. Brisbane
04. Perth
05. Gold Coast

06. Auckland
07. Adelaide
08. Wellington
09. Townsville
10. Hobart
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Old March 30th, 2011, 05:35 PM   #183
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1. Gold Coast
2. Sydney
3. Melbourne
4. Brisbane
5. Auckland
6. Perth
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Old April 21st, 2011, 06:08 PM   #184
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Sydney-

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Old April 24th, 2011, 05:25 PM   #185
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Old May 14th, 2011, 05:05 PM   #186
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Considering that a skyline is the picture of the silhouette of the most iconic buildings of a city or town against a sky background, which can be accompanied by other natural features such as a harbour, mountains, beaches, rivers, etc. But, the main idea is the focus on that silhouette and not which city is best or which city is the biggest...
I can say that the top-5 in Australasia are:

1. Sydney (Australia)
2. Gold Coast (Australia)
3. Auckland (New Zealand)
4. Melbourne (Australia)
5. Townsville (Australia)

I may be accused of being biased with Townsville, but the silhouette the CBD building (although not as tall as the larger cities), combined with Castle Hill & a distant Mount Stuart in the distance, it gives a very nice skyline to this small tropical city.


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Old May 14th, 2011, 05:15 PM   #187
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[img]http://i41.************/2m30n77.jpg[/img]
This one shows Castle Hill in the background


and a photo of mine:


Taken from Magnetic Island, 3 days after Cyclone Yasi and you can see the CBD and Mount Stuart in the background
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Old May 15th, 2011, 10:17 AM   #188
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Quote:
1. Gold Coast
2. Sydney
3. Melbourne
4. Brisbane
5. Auckland
6. Perth
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1. Gold Coast
2. Sydney
3. Melbourne
4. Auckland
5. Brisbane
6. Perth

auckland making its way up
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Old May 16th, 2011, 02:42 AM   #189
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Hey! I took this photo way back in the day when Altitude was being built must of been a few years now.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 03:13 PM   #190
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Hey! I took this photo way back in the day when Altitude was being built must of been a few years now.
Hi Buddy, it is one of the best photos anyone can find on google picture... those 2 buildings (if yor're not in Townsville) have been finished to a certain degree. For what I read in the local paper, the 2 constructors run out of cash and the whole things stopped. They mainly need to finish with the interior (bathrooms, tiles, etc), so that's why they are unoccupied.

But without the cranes on top, the buildings look much better and add a little height to the Townsville skyline.

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Old June 27th, 2011, 11:58 AM   #191
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1. Sydney

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2. Melbourne

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3. Brisbane


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Old June 27th, 2011, 12:18 PM   #192
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sydney looks charming.
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Old June 27th, 2011, 05:53 PM   #193
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my dream is one day I can own one of those expensive penthouses on the top of the tallest condo in Gold Coast and spend the rest of my life there with those hot aussie cougars.
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Old June 27th, 2011, 09:56 PM   #194
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either Gold Coast or Sydney
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Old September 16th, 2011, 06:35 AM   #195
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my dream is one day I can own one of those expensive penthouses on the top of the tallest condo in Gold Coast and spend the rest of my life there with those hot aussie cougars.
damn straight
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 01:36 PM   #196
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Old September 25th, 2011, 01:02 PM   #197
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Old September 27th, 2011, 09:46 PM   #198
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Brisbane certainly is growing at a rapid rate.
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Old September 29th, 2011, 04:18 PM   #199
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