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Old June 22nd, 2013, 01:36 PM   #3141
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Old June 22nd, 2013, 01:44 PM   #3142
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a bit old,but still classic
Impressing But here you can perfectly see what the problem in asian megacities is. A very limited space of green area which should clean the air and offer quite relaxing zones.
A fault of the local authorities.
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Old June 22nd, 2013, 01:58 PM   #3143
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a bit old,but still classic



Not just a bit old, it's rather be very old. about at least 6 years old i'd say. If you look carefully, you'll see the SWFC's cladding hadn't even reached out to the top.


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Impressing But here you can perfectly see what the problem in asian megacities is. A very limited space of green area which should clean the air and offer quite relaxing zones.


Not really, it depends on which angle the photos are taken and the hue of the images.
Unlike Western cities, East Asian cities tend to have scattered small parks and green spaces all around instead of having some big ones attached to the city centers.
In the North American and Australian cases, behind the leafy suburban scene are the desperately boring suburbian living with high dependence on vehicles and the problems of high level energy consumption and high level carbon emission come with it. In other words, some western cities may look "green", but they are not in any where near the definition of being the environmentally "Green Cities". In that sense, Tokyo is without a doubt greener than LA and the other Western cities alike.








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Old June 22nd, 2013, 02:06 PM   #3144
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Then compare it with about same big cities like London or Moscow. You will see that the green space overall is much smaller and further more small groups of trees are much more sensitive.
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Old June 22nd, 2013, 03:46 PM   #3145
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By Chinese law, since 2004 x amount of people need to live in y vicinity of z amount of green space:














urban version:




suburban version:




The law is controversial as it meant bulldozing barely new city centre developments, or old buildings.





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hence the popularity of the tower-in-the-park idea:














How Shanghai has managed to build pocket parks in every available space:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...93251&page=145



All main roads make the most of the law by having landscaping














This is your typical Chinese new build nowadays (Nb, regardless of class):




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Old June 23rd, 2013, 05:22 AM   #3146
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I knew I spied a photo of Nanning in there. hehe
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 03:30 PM   #3147
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Yep, those photos are from all over China, showing the effect of the new law across the country- Guangzhou, Fuzhou, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Nanning, Hangzhou, Suzhou. The link show's Shanghai's efforts.
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 09:30 PM   #3148
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What's the large building with the yellow crane in the penultimate photo?
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Old June 24th, 2013, 03:03 PM   #3149
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Old June 25th, 2013, 01:40 PM   #3150
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Old June 25th, 2013, 03:18 PM   #3151
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Off the top of my head, my personal list is:

1 - New York - Endless Classic. Everybody loves NYC. Everybody can recognize NYC. So beautiful with new and old skyscrapers. Easily my number 1.

2 - Shanghai - Pudong is just outstanding. Especially with the Shanghai Tower being constructed. Shanghai is just so neat, tidy and finished off perfectly.

3 - Chicago - From the Lake, Chicago just looks amazing. The Willis Building, Hancock Center to name a few. Just so organized and detailed. And its where Ferris Bueler's Day Off was set sooo.... brownie points.

4 - Hong Kong - The sheer size and scale of HK is unbelievable. SO much to look at. But with repetitive buildings it loses some charm. I feel HK is a little too messy as well. But still awe inspiring skyline. Easily top 5 on any list.

5 - London - One of the fastest growing skylines in the world. So dynamic. The ancient contrasting with the new giant skyscrapers. The Shard, The Cheesegrater, The Walkie Talkie, The Gherkin... So many additions. AND Canary Wharf. London is revolutionizing European construction. London Baby!

6 - Moscow - Unbelievable cluster. Such unique designs. The Moscow skyline in itself is a skyline project that hasn't even finished yet, and yet it is internationally recognized. Moscow looks outstanding. Easily top 10.

7 - Toronto - The CN Tower. Amazing overall skyline with hundreds of mid-rise and high-rise towers, all finished off with one of the tallest structures in the world. Beautiful skyline.

8 - Frankfurt - The Euro Currency Zone's financial centre. Beautiful towers from different decades coming together to make an amazing skyline. Also has an awesome Skyscraper festival!

9 - Sydney - Australia's most iconic City. The Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, The amazing CBD, all in one skyline and along with that it is very tidy and has an amazing overall image. Best skyline in Oceania (at the moment anyway... Melbourne has LOADS of towers approved).

10 - Dubai - Burj Khalifa. Tall buildings. Dessert. Samey. Eh. I'm not a huge fan of Dubai... what so ever. I think it is a little baron and lacks personality. Maybe I am being too critical, but it is really not my taste. I thought I should include it in my list anyway, because I do appreciate the engineering marvel of Dubai as a City/Project.

So that's my list. It is obviously biased to my opinion but its what I think. And i know there are loads of other cities that could have been included, but these are the ones that firstly come to mind. I think it is fair list too.
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What about Guangzhou or Shenzhen, in my opinion one of the most beautiful skylines in the world and they grow faster than Shanghai and Hong Kong. The European skylines depend on these two anyway.
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Old June 25th, 2013, 05:49 PM   #3153
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What about Guangzhou or Shenzhen, in my opinion one of the most beautiful skylines in the world and they grow faster than Shanghai and Hong Kong. The European skylines depend on these two anyway.
This is true. I do like Guangzhou, but it just didn't come to mind. Besides, it is not one of my personal favourites - although I do appreciate and like it.
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Old June 25th, 2013, 07:23 PM   #3155
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Off the top of my head, my personal list is:

1 - New York - Endless Classic. Everybody loves NYC. Everybody can recognize NYC. So beautiful with new and old skyscrapers. Easily my number 1.

2 - Shanghai - Pudong is just outstanding. Especially with the Shanghai Tower being constructed. Shanghai is just so neat, tidy and finished off perfectly.

3 - Chicago - From the Lake, Chicago just looks amazing. The Willis Building, Hancock Center to name a few. Just so organized and detailed. And its where Ferris Bueler's Day Off was set sooo.... brownie points.

4 - Hong Kong - The sheer size and scale of HK is unbelievable. SO much to look at. But with repetitive buildings it loses some charm. I feel HK is a little too messy as well. But still awe inspiring skyline. Easily top 5 on any list.

5 - London - One of the fastest growing skylines in the world. So dynamic. The ancient contrasting with the new giant skyscrapers. The Shard, The Cheesegrater, The Walkie Talkie, The Gherkin... So many additions. AND Canary Wharf. London is revolutionizing European construction. London Baby!

6 - Moscow - Unbelievable cluster. Such unique designs. The Moscow skyline in itself is a skyline project that hasn't even finished yet, and yet it is internationally recognized. Moscow looks outstanding. Easily top 10.

7 - Toronto - The CN Tower. Amazing overall skyline with hundreds of mid-rise and high-rise towers, all finished off with one of the tallest structures in the world. Beautiful skyline.

8 - Frankfurt - The Euro Currency Zone's financial centre. Beautiful towers from different decades coming together to make an amazing skyline. Also has an awesome Skyscraper festival!

9 - Sydney - Australia's most iconic City. The Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, The amazing CBD, all in one skyline and along with that it is very tidy and has an amazing overall image. Best skyline in Oceania (at the moment anyway... Melbourne has LOADS of towers approved).

10 - Dubai - Burj Khalifa. Tall buildings. Dessert. Samey. Eh. I'm not a huge fan of Dubai... what so ever. I think it is a little baron and lacks personality. Maybe I am being too critical, but it is really not my taste. I thought I should include it in my list anyway, because I do appreciate the engineering marvel of Dubai as a City/Project.

So that's my list. It is obviously biased to my opinion but its what I think. And i know there are loads of other cities that could have been included, but these are the ones that firstly come to mind. I think it is fair list too.

No Shenzhen but you've included London and Frankfurt?
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