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Old July 10th, 2013, 01:51 AM   #3261
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i second that mate and especially the last sentence is well expressed.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 03:10 AM   #3262
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It seems Americans and Europeans prefer old and concrete architecture, while Asians like modern and glass architecture. I personally prefer modern Asian architecture like that of Singapore's over New York's. Looks fresh and futuristic. To each their own
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Old July 10th, 2013, 05:42 AM   #3263
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There's certainly a cultural difference. People in Europe and north America are brought up with an appreciation of architecture from different eras. There's no rush (for the most part) to discard the old for the new, but to recognize the value and beauty in what came before. We prize architectural layering and preservation.

We didn't always think this way. We used to tear down huge sections of our cities in an effort to modernize, but later came to regret losing countless cherished buildings. These days attempts are made to re-purpose, renovate, or at the bare minimum make a nod to our past. In some cases it makes sense to start from scratch.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 06:46 AM   #3264
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It seems Americans and Europeans prefer old and concrete architecture, while Asians like modern and glass architecture. I personally prefer modern Asian architecture like that of Singapore's over New York's. Looks fresh and futuristic. To each their own
I like modern, glassy, futuristic-looking buildings too, but I just don't like what I see in Shenzen or Panama City for that matter.

Some people like Isaidso feel the same why about Miami. There is not a single building over 500 feet tall in Miami that was built before 1980 and most have been built in the 21st century. I admit though that even though they were built in the 21st century, the buildngs in Miami don't look all the futuristic, but I digress. We'll never have the best or the biggest skyline in the world here in Miami, just the third biggest in the U.S.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 09:13 PM   #3265
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Old July 10th, 2013, 09:40 PM   #3266
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I'm sorry... but i find shenzhen skyline a bit ugly. Unlike Hong-Kong, they put all the fugly residential buildings in front of the skyline, and that makes Shenzhen's skyline a bit ugly. I changed my opinion and now i don't think Shenzhen will have the best skyline in 2025. It will be still New York, it has got old, modern buildings and international landmarks, unlike Shenzhen.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 11:03 PM   #3267
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I'm sorry... but i find shenzhen skyline a bit ugly. Unlike Hong-Kong, they put all the fugly residential buildings in front of the skyline, and that makes Shenzhen's skyline a bit ugly. I changed my opinion and now i don't think Shenzhen will have the best skyline in 2025. It will be still New York, it has got old, modern buildings and international landmarks, unlike Shenzhen.
residential buildings are in front of the skyline because the picture is taken at the sea side, if it is taken at the other side, you may change your mind
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Old July 10th, 2013, 11:29 PM   #3268
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It seems Americans and Europeans prefer old and concrete architecture, while Asians like modern and glass architecture. I personally prefer modern Asian architecture like that of Singapore's over New York's. Looks fresh and futuristic. To each their own
You talk like New York only consists of old buildings. The new WTC easily contends with other massive projects in Asian cities. And not to mention the Hudson Yards, a city within a city. Maybe you should google 2WTC, Tower Verre, Hudson Yards, Beekman Tower, ... and then come back here and tell me how 'old' and 'concrete' they look. I'm just waiting for the rendering release of 225W57thStreet, New York's upcoming 500m+ monster. The architect is Adrian Smith, also known for designing the Kingdom Tower. I'm sure it will look 'old' and 'concrete' right?
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Old July 10th, 2013, 11:36 PM   #3269
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I'm an absolute sucker for art deco and so NYC is an automatic winner for me. That said Shanghai to me out of the other mega skyscraper cities has a character and as a whole very nice looking skyline.
To me Oriental Pearl Tower creates nice looking mixed skyline that elevates skyscapers near it from just a faceless tall glass buildings build in a near timeframe to their own separate pieces.


It truly is interesting to see how it all evolves in China as they will are pretty much going trough what US did in the early 20th century. You wont see that growth in that magnitude again, but with it comes enourmes surge of space needed and blank canvas to build.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 12:36 AM   #3270
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You talk like New York only consists of old buildings. The new WTC easily contends with other massive projects in Asian cities. And not to mention the Hudson Yards, a city within a city. Maybe you should google 2WTC, Tower Verre, Hudson Yards, Beekman Tower, ... and then come back here and tell me how 'old' and 'concrete' they look. I'm just waiting for the rendering release of 225W57thStreet, New York's upcoming 500m+ monster. The architect is Adrian Smith, also known for designing the Kingdom Tower. I'm sure it will look 'old' and 'concrete' right?
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Old July 11th, 2013, 03:51 AM   #3271
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bank of america tower has always been one of my favourite buildings in the entire world. sometimes, it looks a bit similar to the shard in some photos.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 06:37 AM   #3272
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bank of america tower has always been one of my favourite buildings in the entire world. sometimes, it looks a bit similar to the shard in some photos.
I would have loved to have seen a taller version of this used as our new World Trade Center. They really need to finish the spire on 1WTC as originally planned. I really don't like the way its looks now.

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Old July 11th, 2013, 09:21 AM   #3273
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Old July 11th, 2013, 03:07 PM   #3274
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I'm sorry... but i find shenzhen skyline a bit ugly. Unlike Hong-Kong, they put all the fugly residential buildings in front of the skyline, and that makes Shenzhen's skyline a bit ugly. I changed my opinion and now i don't think Shenzhen will have the best skyline in 2025. It will be still New York, it has got old, modern buildings and international landmarks, unlike Shenzhen.
Have you ever seen any other photo of Shenzhen besides that? You do realize that Shenzhen is twice the size of Hong Kong in terms of both area and population? So there has to be lots of residential skyscrapers for all those people to live. Shenzhen has only 3 completed supertalls as of now, and the number may rise to 30 by 2025 (if there is no economic collapse). Try googling about Futian and Luohu district for better images of Shenzhen. Most of the cities on earth have their skyscrapers concentrated in a few areas, so it's useless to judge a city skyline by its suburbs.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 03:52 PM   #3275
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I always asked myself from which distance you can see the Burj Chalifa...
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and nothing beats the global icons like one world trade centre, empire state building and chrysler building.
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By your logic, Paris skyline is better than that of Singapore's, because Paris has Eiffel Tower
I'm sorry I'm just responding to this, but the icons SO143 mentions are all skyscrapers and not just towers, so you're not really following his logic and there is nothing to be laughing out loud about.

But while we we are on the subject of New York icons, one that is often overlooked is the Verranzano-Narrows Bridge. At the time of it's completion in 1964, it was the suspension bridge with the longest span in the world beating the Golden Gate Bridge by 200 feet. And unlike the Golden Gate bridge which connects San Francisco with Marin County, the Verranzano-Narrows bridge connects one part of New York City (Brooklyn) with another part of New York City (Staten Island). Views of that bridge in juxtaposition with the New York skyline are absolutely incredible. I'll try to find some pictures.
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