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Old June 27th, 2013, 10:48 PM   #3181
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Shenzhen is a work in progress. It could become one of the top 3, but as 'hunser' said, other cities are building quite a lot as well. Shanghai is my favourite Chinese skyline, although most people choose Hong Kong.

In 2020, I'd likely still have New York in first, Shanghai in 2nd, and Hong Kong in 3rd. 7 through 10 is a too tight to call. The dark horse: Mumbai.

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Old June 27th, 2013, 11:04 PM   #3182
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Shenzhen is a work in progress. It could become one of the top 3, but as 'hunser' said, other cities are building quite a lot as well. Shanghai is my favourite Chinese skyline, although most people choose Hong Kong.

In 2020, I'd likely still have New York in first, Shanghai in 2nd, and Hong Kong in 3rd. 7 through 10 is a too tight to call. The dark horse: Mumbai.

QuantumX: great finds!
Great finds? Are you referring to the pictures I took while I was in Manhattan this weekend that I posted on the previous page?

Anyway, I think Shanghai has the largest skyline in the world already, if not the best. Do you seriously think somebody is actually counting all this? When I first saw an aerial of Shanghai, I thought it was photoshopped. "How can that possibly be real?" It was pretty shocking to realize the photo wasn't photoshopped.

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Old June 28th, 2013, 04:55 AM   #3183
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Old June 28th, 2013, 06:07 AM   #3184
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Do you think I found this one too, Isaidso? Huh? Huh? No! I was at the Top of the Rock!!!

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Old June 28th, 2013, 11:55 AM   #3185
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Old June 28th, 2013, 05:35 PM   #3186
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Old June 28th, 2013, 05:46 PM   #3187
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Old June 28th, 2013, 06:23 PM   #3188
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Do you think I found this one too, Isaidso? Huh? Huh? No! I was at the Top of the Rock!!!
Oh, they're yours. Even better. Well done. Btw, if someone can count New York's buildings someone can count Shanghai's.
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Old June 28th, 2013, 06:29 PM   #3189
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Hunser, those are the best photos of NYC I've seen in so long. The first one's my background now.
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Old June 28th, 2013, 10:08 PM   #3190
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Oh, they're yours. Even better. Well done. Btw, if someone can count New York's buildings someone can count Shanghai's.
Thanks! The shot on the previous page with the Chrysler building at night shows where I stayed - the Grand Hyatt on 42nd Street. The NYC Airporter stop was right around the corner. I enjoyed just shooting up and down 42nd Street by itself. The walk from my hotel to Times Square was just incredible. Every street corner in New York is so vibrant. This shot is coming from the airport!

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Old July 1st, 2013, 01:01 AM   #3191
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Yes... I do not really like Shenzhen. WAY too many repititive mid-rise apartment blocks almost EVERYWEHRE. A bit like Hong Kong - except HK has so many more landmarks and just generally looks better.

My list still stand i think matey.
At least Shenzhen has lots mid-rise apartment blocks, 80% of London and Frankfurt's skyline comprise of 3-6 storied low-rise buildings. Not that I dislike them. Shenzhen is rapidly changing and it's downtown is highly underrated by the Western media when portraying skyline (as if the city doesn't exist). And how would one consider a structure as a landmark, that depends solely upon you. Shun Hing Sqaure is the first supertall building built in Mainland China; Kingkey 100 can be considered a landmark as well. Both buildings look very prominent in both day at night. Perhaps this photo should change your perception about Shenzhen for the good



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Old July 1st, 2013, 10:03 AM   #3192
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Shenzen is already there in the top 10 currently and after 10 years there is no doubt that it vl hv the best skyline.
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Old July 1st, 2013, 01:34 PM   #3193
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Shenzen will never have the best skyline! NYC will always be.
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Old July 1st, 2013, 02:05 PM   #3194
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Of course it is a question of your own opinion, which City will have the best Skyline. I prefer modern buildings and Shenzhen will have quiet a lot of them. But I also can understand if you prefer New York, because the buildings there are really beautiful (the Crysler), also it is (together with Chicago)the only city with old Art Deco Skyscrapers. But I love futuristic citys and futuristic Skylines. I also have great hopes in Qianhai. From the pure Number of supertalls and skyscrapers Shenzhen will overtale New York soon, but you can't really compare them because they are so different. I think in 2025 there will be 3 kinds of people (now it is like this a bit) The first kind prefers Shenzhen, the second prefers New York and the third kind (and this group will be not so big anymore) prefers another city. I am a member of the first group, but it is only my opinion. I am looking forward to see Wuhans, Dalians, Chongqing, Nannings, New York, Nanjings and Londons development too.Edit: I meant the future so this post would fit better in the Best Skyline by 2025 Threat. Sorry for that.

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Old July 1st, 2013, 02:42 PM   #3195
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Most people talk as if theres only one city growing rapidly in this planet. I still prefer NYC in the next two decades. If we talk abt Chinese cities why look far w/ Shenzen when theres Shanghai & HK already. I know that your all rooting w/ its potentials, but its not that Shenzhen is the only one growing here. Shenzhen is not alone w/ that momentum, there are still others and in the long run we maybe seeing significant changes in our rankings in the next 30-50 yrs.
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Old July 1st, 2013, 07:19 PM   #3196
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SSP has 46 supertalls in Shenzhen either built, under construction, or proposed. No other city is remotely close.
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Right now its between NYC, Hong kong and chicago no doubt. Shanghai skyline is only focused on the CBD area not the whole city
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NYC SKYLINE IS THE MOST DYNAMIC AND ICONIC IN THE ENTIRE HUMAN HISTORY. NYC THE ONE AND ONLY, NO ONE COMES CLOSE <3
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SSP has 46 supertalls in Shenzhen either built, under construction, or proposed. No other city is remotely close.
By that, do you define supertalls as something 300+ and taller? If not then for me I wont count them as supertall.
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