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Old December 20th, 2012, 07:07 PM   #2841
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^ No Shanghai?
Sorry, it's just 11th!
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Old December 21st, 2012, 02:17 AM   #2842
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Sorry, it's just 11th!
Really?!? You put Frankfurt before Shanghai?!? I live in both cities and Frankfurt's skyline is a joke compared to Shanghai.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 04:20 AM   #2843
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Really?!? You put Frankfurt before Shanghai?!? I live in both cities and Frankfurt's skyline is a joke compared to Shanghai.
We have to remember most people create lists based on their ethnicity, country of residence and perception of the world.

I have to agree with you on this one, though.
There is really just no comparison in terms of skyline. Shanghai is at a completely different level now.

However, people (including me) will view the same thing through a zillion lenses, and we have to respect that.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 11:41 AM   #2844
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Really?!? You put Frankfurt before Shanghai?!? I live in both cities and Frankfurt's skyline is a joke compared to Shanghai.
Yes, really. I know Shanghai is huge and outnumbers Frankfurt in skyscrapers big-time, however I haven't posted a list of world's mightiest or largest skylines, I posted selection of the 10 I find most appealing to me and my taste. The reason Shanghai and most of other large oriental cities does not qualify there, is simply because its architecture isn't too close to my aesthetics, often would define it as kitschy and garish. There are great exceptions (like WFC or Jim Mao Tower), but in general skyscraper architecture in Western (European) cities, especially London, works for me much better than Chinese or Arabian one.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 05:05 PM   #2845
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Old December 21st, 2012, 05:32 PM   #2846
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It seems that a top 10 list excluding Hongkong, Newyork, Chicago and Shanghai is more or less questioned by the most, haha
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Old December 21st, 2012, 06:00 PM   #2847
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Well said.

Yes, really. I know Shanghai is huge and outnumbers Frankfurt in skyscrapers big-time, however I haven't posted a list of world's mightiest or largest skylines, I posted selection of the 10 I find most appealing to me and my taste. The reason Shanghai and most of other large oriental cities does not qualify there, is simply because its architecture isn't too close to my aesthetics, often would define it as kitschy and garish. There are great exceptions (like WFC or Jim Mao Tower), but in general skyscraper architecture in Western (European) cities, especially London, works for me much better than Chinese or Arabian one.
Fair Enough.
...but IMO Shanghai's skyscrapers aren't that kitschy in general (not like Dubai), of course there are some exceptions like the horrible Ping An building.
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Old December 24th, 2012, 03:08 AM   #2848
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Old December 27th, 2012, 03:31 AM   #2849
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Old December 31st, 2012, 12:30 AM   #2850
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Old January 1st, 2013, 03:13 PM   #2851
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1st one will be istanbul 10 years later
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 06:10 AM   #2852
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May be I should remove your post for now and repost it ten years later if I'm still the mod here.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 10:01 AM   #2853
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Old January 8th, 2013, 03:34 PM   #2854
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Dubai - all of these buildings are less than five years. See the twisty one on the left?
Yes I see it, and it's the only one which doesn't hurt my eyes. Infinity Tower is definitely the best of the bunch.
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Old January 9th, 2013, 05:09 PM   #2855
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Old January 12th, 2013, 11:51 PM   #2856
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1. New York
2. Hong Kong
3. Chicago
4. Shanghai
5. Dubai

6. Guangzhou
7. Sydney
8. Shenzhen
9. Toronto
10. Singapore

New York will remain No.1 with all its supertalls U/C. Shanghai will take over Chicago and Hong Kong (both cities are pretty stagnant, especially Chitown). Dubai sits comfortably at 5th place.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 05:08 AM   #2857
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1. New York
2. Hong Kong
3. Chicago
4. Shanghai
5. Dubai

6. Guangzhou
7. Sydney
8. Shenzhen
9. Toronto
10. Singapore

New York will remain No.1 with all its supertalls U/C. Shanghai will take over Chicago and Hong Kong (both cities are pretty stagnant, especially Chitown). Dubai sits comfortably at 5th place.
You should visit Europe sometime
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Old January 14th, 2013, 05:43 AM   #2858
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1. Hong Kong
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4. Chicago
5. New York
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Old January 14th, 2013, 12:08 PM   #2859
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I think he's waiting for Europe to build some large skylines.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 12:21 PM   #2860
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1. New York
2. Hong Kong
3. Chicago
4. Shanghai
5. Dubai

6. Guangzhou
7. Sydney
8. Shenzhen
9. Toronto
10. Singapore

New York will remain No.1 with all its supertalls U/C. Shanghai will take over Chicago and Hong Kong (both cities are pretty stagnant, especially Chitown). Dubai sits comfortably at 5th place.
Agree with most of that except I'd replace Sydney and Shenzhen with Melbourne and Tokyo.
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