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Old May 10th, 2012, 10:30 PM   #2341
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Absolutely. Plus, I prefer several of its building styles to the glass icicles China keeps throwing up.

A less commonly seen viewpoint, with much of the Loop hidden behind the left cluster:


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Old May 10th, 2012, 11:07 PM   #2342
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absurd, in terms of size, height and athsetics it's still in the top 5.
It's in my top 5 as well, but it's going to have to get a move on if it's to stay there.
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Old May 10th, 2012, 11:27 PM   #2343
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It's in my top 5 as well, but it's going to have to get a move on if it's to stay there.
Just this week, new plans came out for a three story cluster reaching 90 floors at Wolf Point (just northwest of the Loop), and the Waterview stump looks like it's going to be built as a 60-some floor tower. The current recession put a hold on plans like it has for every American city except New York, but Chicago is gathering steam once more.

Although I think cities like Dubai and Guangzhou look tacky compared to Chicago or Toronto.
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Old May 11th, 2012, 12:41 AM   #2344
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absurd, in terms of size, height and athsetics it's still in the top 5.
It's okay if a few people have an stupid opinion

Chicago will always be in the top 5. It has the best architecture in the world, and the most architectural diversity. It also has beautiful historic buildings, and modern supertalls like the soaring trump international, and the innovative aqua.

The person that you replied to, is probably one of those people that will rank Jeddah as 1, once the kingdom tower is finished, just because of how tall the kingdom tower is. He is a person that probably doesn't have a love for architecture, and is more someone that has that," ooh, that building is so tall, its the best skyline in the world" mentality. It's probably best to just ignore these people, even if they have an absurdly stupid opinion.
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Old May 11th, 2012, 12:51 AM   #2345
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Just this week, new plans came out for a three story cluster reaching 90 floors at Wolf Point (just northwest of the Loop), and the Waterview stump looks like it's going to be built as a 60-some floor tower. The current recession put a hold on plans like it has for every American city except New York, but Chicago is gathering steam once more.

Although I think cities like Dubai and Guangzhou look tacky compared to Chicago or Toronto.
Chicago has 7or 8 buildings around 200m and + proposed or U/C. It's definitely on the move again. Also, I would say that most people agree that it's in the top 3 still. The institute of architects said it has the best architecture in America, not to mention Emporis and Diserio's list has it in the top 3 and 2. It really comes down to whether you have a love for architecture and it's history. Chicago has some of the most beautiful art deco buildings, and has a lot of history, as well as the best modern architecture in the world.

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Just this week, new plans came out for a three story cluster reaching 90 floors at Wolf Point (just northwest of the Loop), and the Waterview stump looks like it's going to be built as a 60-some floor tower. The current recession put a hold on plans like it has for every American city except New York, but Chicago is gathering steam once more.

Although I think cities like Dubai and Guangzhou look tacky compared to Chicago or Toronto.
I saw those proposals and it is encouraging news, but Chicago seems to be a slow growth city compared to some other up and comers. Even when the economy is strong Chicago's population grows by only 5%/decade. There is a correlation between population growth and demand for residential/office buildings.

Chicago's still comfortably ahead of these fast growing cities, but they're closing quickly. In 10-20 years, their skylines could easily be larger. I do prefer north American cities to Asian from an aesthetic point of view, but there comes a point where that alone can't keep cities like Chicago and Toronto ahead. A few 200-350m buildings every 5 years won't be enough when one looks at the pace of construction elsewhere.
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So if you like historic buildings and great architecture, it's usually in the top 2. If you don't it's in the top 3 or maybe 4.
So people who have Chicago lower than 3rd don't appreciate history and great architecture? Are you really going to go down that condescending road again? By your own logic, all the best skylines are European medieval city centres.
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So people who have Chicago lower than 3rd don't appreciate history and great architecture? Are you really going to go down that condescending road again? By your own logic, all the best skylines are European medieval city centres.
No,I might want to rewrite that part, but what I was trying to say is that Chicago like NYC is one of the few cities that has gorgeous art deco buildings, that cities like Hong Kong or Dubai don't have. For this reason and a few others, it has the most architecturally diverse skyline in the world.

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I see NYC as the most impressive skyline in the world, and Chicago as the most beautiful aesthetically
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Old May 11th, 2012, 06:16 AM   #2349
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Old May 11th, 2012, 08:24 AM   #2350
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For this reason and a few others, it has the most architecturally diverse skyline in the world.
I agree with you as far as skyscrapers go, but not architecture in general. I think you'll find that there are plenty of cities around the world with as much or more architectural diversity than Chicago and New York. Even in north America there are cities with as much architectural diversity and history.
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I agree with you as far as skyscrapers go, but not architecture in general. I think you'll find that there are plenty of cities around the world with as much or more architectural diversity than Chicago and New York. Even in north America there are cities with as much architectural diversity and history.
Right, I meant the most architecturally diverse skyscrapers.
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I've become a big fan of Bangkok's skyline since joining SSC. It looks great, but could do with a stronger focal point/signature tower.
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I've become a big fan of Bangkok's skyline since joining SSC. It looks great, but could do with a stronger focal point/signature tower.
Agreed. It would move up a lot, maybe into my top 15, if it had one building around 370 meters, that stands out, and is great architecturally.
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Eh, while it has some individual nice buildings, to me Bangkok threatens to turn into a shinier Sao Paulo: a disorganized mass of buildings, most of which are nothing special, resulting in a skyline impressive for its mass, but not much else.

(Tokyo has a similar problem, but there the sheer size of the city redeems it.)
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