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Old April 12th, 2006, 07:37 AM   #301
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Yea it's nice to know those facts - but you don't have to create and design a site called 'World's best skylines' and then base them purely on the number of buildings over a certain height.

You can just create a website about skyscrapers and list those facts per city on that website.
Exactly. A good skyline is a balance of height, variety, geography, and other factors. Focussing purely on heights is misleading and incomplete.
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Old April 12th, 2006, 07:50 AM   #302
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A little off topic but I have my own criteria on rating skylines like in the Rate My Skyline section

My criteria for a good skyline is height, density, quality, organization, no. of landmark scrapers and presentation
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Old April 12th, 2006, 07:52 AM   #303
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Where's geographic setting? Is that part of presentation? Or is that the urban planning aspect?
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Old April 12th, 2006, 07:57 AM   #304
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Where's geographic setting? Is that part of presentation? Or is that the urban planning aspect?
Geographic setting is part of presentation but honestly I don't really find it that much of importance. But what if HK, NY or Chicago's skyline was in a landlocked area, no mountains, etc, how would it fare?
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Old April 12th, 2006, 08:19 AM   #305
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Geographic setting is part of presentation but honestly I don't really find it that much of importance. But what if HK, NY or Chicago's skyline was in a landlocked area, no mountains, etc, how would it fare?
Different.

IMHO what sets HK apart from NY and Chicago, especially during the evening/night when those glitzy lights from the buildings start to take their effect is the beauty of the hills in the background.

Rivers/lakes/seas are equally as important.

Having said that, there are some beautiful landlocked cities (skyline wise) but it's just not the same.
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Old April 12th, 2006, 08:22 AM   #306
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density, organization
HK itself can't incorporate that too well due to the hills - where as the likes of Chicago, Singapore, Tokyo and New York are far more organised whilst being dense.

However, despite HK's lack of organisation the buildings somehow seem to blend in seamlessly into the skyline - and ofcourse, it's thanks to those hills that make Victoria Harbour that much more beautiful.
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Old April 12th, 2006, 08:32 AM   #307
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HK itself can't incorporate that too well due to the hills - where as the likes of Chicago, Singapore, Tokyo and New York are far more organised whilst being dense.

However, despite HK's lack of organisation the buildings somehow seem to blend in seamlessly into the skyline - and ofcourse, it's thanks to those hills that make Victoria Harbour that much more beautiful.
I actually find HK's skyline organized! Ok, HK has skyscrapers all over but at least some of the tallest and most important buildings are within one area which is the area from Sheung Wan to Causeway Bay. And this area creates an amazing panomara.

Imagine if the BoC is in Central, The Central Plaza in North Point, The 2-IFC in Repulse Bay or The Centre in Kwun Tong, well you get my point. Will HK's skyline still look good?
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Old April 12th, 2006, 08:39 AM   #308
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Lol @ 2IFC in Repulse Bay!

Central Plaza in North Point or Centre in Kwun Tong wouldn't be too hateful.
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Or The ICC in Sai Kung Anyway, for now, HK's skyline is majestic but I would hate it if Kowloon will end up with a more superior skyline than HK Island sometime in the future.
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Old April 12th, 2006, 12:14 PM   #310
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Hong Kong is truly amazing. But New York is Number 1 for me.

With Crooklyn in the foreground:

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We all have our own choices on which is is the best. But HK and NY are worthy of getting the top two spots.
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Old April 12th, 2006, 06:00 PM   #312
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Geographic setting is part of presentation but honestly I don't really find it that much of importance. But what if HK, NY or Chicago's skyline was in a landlocked area, no mountains, etc, how would it fare?
Geography can greatly enhance the skyline visually, offering many more vantage points and giving it a backdrop. That's why cities such as Rio and Vancouver have both artificial and natural beauty. This isn't merely a contest or how the artificial world excels, but rather how the artificial and natural components complement. (ie. Chicago with a lake setting)
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Old April 12th, 2006, 06:02 PM   #313
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Lol @ 2IFC in Repulse Bay!

Central Plaza in North Point or Centre in Kwun Tong wouldn't be too hateful.
There are huge buildings going up in Tsuen Wan and Tai Koo. East Kowloon has a lot of potential as well.
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Old April 13th, 2006, 03:38 AM   #314
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But this one is the official thread Anyway, there's a website that ranked Shanghai higher than New York which I disagree.

http://www.diserio.com/top15-skylines.html
hmmmm.. there are two completely different skylines new york is a classic. shangai is much more futuristic. so.. if you are "future fan".. probably you will prefer shangai... if you prefer the classic view of tall buildings with 2 or 3 taller than the others, then you will prefer new york or chicago

for me are both beautifull skylines... but i'll prefer shangai.

btw: the most organized skyline is chicago without any doubt.
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Old April 13th, 2006, 10:04 PM   #315
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hmmmm.. there are two completely different skylines new york is a classic. shangai is much more futuristic. so.. if you are "future fan".. probably you will prefer shangai... if you prefer the classic view of tall buildings with 2 or 3 taller than the others, then you will prefer new york or chicago

for me are both beautifull skylines... but i'll prefer shangai.

btw: the most organized skyline is chicago without any doubt.
you are right and I also agree. As for me, I'd prefer HK's skyline to NYC's.
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Old April 15th, 2006, 04:08 AM   #316
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once the fordham spire and trump tower are done, chicago will be #1, hong kong for now... maybe dubai or other city down the road.
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Old April 16th, 2006, 03:55 AM   #317
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Chicago's the best skyline in the world.
It has height, combination of styles(from the classic elegant old ones, like Transportation or Chicago's Board of Trade, to the modern amazing towers, like Two Prudential Plaza), an awesome organisation, and the sensation that is all so "clean"...like well planned and very pleasant to see!

New York used to be my favourite, but Chicago is getting fantastic projects, like the Fordham Spire

Hong Kong is the most impressive, incredible, but despite having some excellent designs like the Bank of China, it's got many buildings of poor quality.

So again: CHICAGO!!

PS: The Fordham Spire is MY FAVOURITE PROJECT IN THE WHOLE WORLD!
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Chicago's the best skyline in the world.
It has height, combination of styles(from the classic elegant old ones, like Transportation or Chicago's Board of Trade, to the modern amazing towers, like Two Prudential Plaza), an awesome organisation, and the sensation that is all so "clean"...like well planned and very pleasant to see!
Isn't that the same with NY with the combination of classic and modern skyscrapers.

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Both HK and NY are getting some fantastic projects as well. In fact HK has some really nice projects happening which I find more interesting than Chicago.

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Hong Kong is the most impressive, incredible, but despite having some excellent designs like the Bank of China, it's got many buildings of poor quality.
NY and Chicago has some poor quality buildings as well.
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Old April 17th, 2006, 09:41 AM   #319
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They, HK, NYC and Chicago are all great,man.
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They, HK, NYC and Chicago are all great,man.
Great skylines are usually those that are eye pleasing and attractive. Imagine a skyline if the buildings are supertall but it's architecture isn't that impressive.
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