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Old April 10th, 2012, 12:07 AM   #2241
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In terms of height and size, the top 5 are obviously Hong Kong, NYC, Shanghai, Chicago, Dubai

That's a fact and not really an opinion, however, visual asthetics is an opinion.
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Old April 10th, 2012, 07:22 AM   #2242
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In terms of height and size, the top 5 are obviously Hong Kong, NYC, Shanghai, Chicago, Dubai

That's a fact and not really an opinion, however, visual asthetics is an opinion.
That's my top 5 also
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Old April 10th, 2012, 01:40 PM   #2243
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Old April 10th, 2012, 11:26 PM   #2244
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In terms of height and size, the top 5 are obviously Hong Kong, NYC, Shanghai, Chicago, Dubai

That's a fact and not really an opinion, however, visual asthetics is an opinion.
Yeah, I would say
1. Chicago
1. New York
2. Hong Kong
3. Shanghai

Im not sure if Dubai is in the top 5 even, its a incredible city, but the towers need to be more spread out, and they still need more buildings. I feel that part of dubai's design isn't the best, because of the way they have several 400m buildings right next to each other, which makes it look packed, though I could see Dubai eventually joining the big 3. Here is a great list to go by, that seems to be the most known and widely used on the internet http://www.diserio.com/top15-skylines.html

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Old April 11th, 2012, 02:02 AM   #2245
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Top 10 lists like the one you posted are really just someone's opinion. There are some really dubious rankings in that diserio list. Bangkok in #35 being the most glaring example. Even if it's not your cup of tea, you can't have Bangkok any lower than 15.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 05:16 AM   #2246
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Top 10 lists like the one you posted are really just someone's opinion. There are some really dubious rankings in that diserio list. Bangkok in #35 being the most glaring example. Even if it's not your cup of tea, you can't have Bangkok any lower than 15.
ehh, i kind of agree with his ranking of bangkok. Also, you should read his criteria, a lot of it is numbers based, and not opinion, not to mention that ranking the top 45 skylines is no easy task, sure the top 10 are pretty easy, but after that it gets a lot harder.

Also, i just posted it, because its a cool list to check out, and its the most widely used. Just thought people might want to check it out.

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Old April 11th, 2012, 01:41 PM   #2247
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Old April 11th, 2012, 11:17 PM   #2248
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ehh, i kind of agree with his ranking of bangkok. Also, you should read his criteria, a lot of it is numbers based, and not opinion, not to mention that ranking the top 45 skylines is no easy task, sure the top 10 are pretty easy, but after that it gets a lot harder.
But the data is why his Bangkok ranking seems weird. Bangkok has the 6th largest stock of 100m+ buildings on the planet. To put Bangkok all the way down in #35 is an over sight. They have more than Chicago does.

01. Hong Kong: 2,354
02. New York: 794
03. Tokyo: 556
04. Dubai: 403
05. Shanghai: 430

06. Bangkok: 355
07. Chicago: 341
08. Ghuangzhou: 295
09. Seoul: 282
10. Kuala Lumpur: 244
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Old April 12th, 2012, 12:53 AM   #2249
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But the data is why his Bangkok ranking seems weird. Bangkok has the 6th largest stock of 100m+ buildings on the planet. To put Bangkok all the way down in #35 is an over sight. They have more than Chicago does.

01. Hong Kong: 2,354
02. New York: 794
03. Tokyo: 556
04. Dubai: 403
05. Shanghai: 430

06. Bangkok: 355
07. Chicago: 341
08. Ghuangzhou: 295
09. Seoul: 282
10. Kuala Lumpur: 244
You have to realize that there are a lot of things that are brought into the equation. Bangkok doesn't have any buildings that are over 310m, and their isn't much style in it's skyline. Chicago has incredible architecture, as well as height, and a 4 mile long skyline, and has extremely tall buildings. The sears tower is 527 meters to the pinnacle, the trump is 423 meters, and their are several buildings over 300m. I just dont think Bangkok's skyline is that great, maybe it should be a little better then 35 but I think its fair enough. Im not trying to be against Bangkok, im from OK, so I have no bias in this argument. But, hey its fine if we disagree...
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Old April 13th, 2012, 03:59 PM   #2250
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Old April 13th, 2012, 05:57 PM   #2251
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Shanghai is so freaking beautiful, and that last pic, wow!
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Old April 13th, 2012, 07:45 PM   #2252
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Old April 15th, 2012, 09:00 PM   #2253
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Old April 16th, 2012, 12:05 AM   #2254
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Outside of the Big 3, Singapore has one of the best skylines in the world, it looks amazing at night from the harbor. I would probably say Singapore has one of the top 7 skylines.
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You have to realize that there are a lot of things that are brought into the equation.
I realized those things before I made my post. I just don't see how a skyline with the 6th most 100m buildings in the world could fall all the way down to 35th. There are lots of ways to measure a skyline, but scale has to count for something.

I'm no fan of Shenzhen's skyline, but there's no way I can put it outside the top 20 no matter how much I dislike it.
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I realized those things before I made my post. I just don't see how a skyline with the 6th most 100m buildings in the world could fall all the way down to 35th. There are lots of ways to measure a skyline, but scale has to count for something.

I'm no fan of Shenzhen's skyline, but there's no way I can put it outside the top 20 no matter how much I dislike it.
My main problem with Bangkok is that it doesn't have any Iconic buildings, it just isn't that great of a skyline for me, and the architecture isn't that great in the city. Think about it, if their was a city with 10,000 buildings but they were all boring boxes, would you rank it very high ? No, you would say "wow, thats a lot of buildings, but the architecture is horrible."

But its fine if you disagree, everyone can have their own opinion. Also, i think Diserio focused on the top 15, since the list is called top 15 skylines.

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Singapore's skyline is my personal favourite on a global scale.
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My main problem with Bangkok is that it doesn't have any Iconic buildings, it just isn't that great of a skyline for me, and the architecture isn't that great in the city.
If we agreed with everyone all the time it would be very boring. I do agree with you on some points though. Bangkok doesn't have any buildings that stand out above the crowd, nor does it have a cluster that acts as a focal point.
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