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Old May 26th, 2006, 08:51 PM   #421
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Tokyo's built-up area is continuous and huge, with pockets of skyscrapers here and there. New York's development is not as continuous - the skylines of Brooklyn, Newark, and Jersey City etc. are separated by empty spaces and not just the water.
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Old May 26th, 2006, 10:24 PM   #422
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Seperated by empty spaces? There's highrises everywhere!!!! I guess you've never been to NYC either, have you?
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Old May 27th, 2006, 02:29 AM   #423
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New York's density tapers off significantly outside Manhattan. There are a lot of lowrises in Brooklyn, Queens, and on the New Jersey side. Hence the skyline is not continuous. Tokyo, on the other hand, has a much larger continuous midrise mass. Have you been to Tokyo?

Quite a large contrast and drop in density on the other side of the river :





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Old June 10th, 2006, 08:22 PM   #424
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My two cents:

Chicago: Great layout, and diversity of height. Spans like a mountain range along the bank of the lake. Sears, Aon, JHC are like the peaks in the mountain range.

NYC: Shear size, height, density. Largest collection of skyscrapers in the world in midtown. Beautifuly dense skyline in downtown. Also has adjoining skylines in Brooklyn and Jersey City. Lacking in supertalls currently...

Hong Kong: Best setting out of the three, amazing amount of high rises. Some great modern archtiecture in there (2 IFC, BOC) but also alot of repetitive bland residential towers.

I have a huge preference for NYC architecture, art-deco skyscrapers and legendary buildings however
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Old June 10th, 2006, 08:37 PM   #425
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My two cents:

Chicago: Great layout, and diversity of height. Spans like a mountain range along the bank of the lake. Sears, Aon, JHC are like the peaks in the mountain range.

NYC: Shear size, height, density. Largest collection of skyscrapers in the world in midtown. Beautifuly dense skyline in downtown. Also has adjoining skylines in Brooklyn and Jersey City. Lacking in supertalls currently...

Hong Kong: Best setting out of the three, amazing amount of high rises. Some great modern archtiecture in there (2 IFC, BOC) but also alot of repetitive bland residential towers.

I have a huge preference for NYC architecture, art-deco skyscrapers and legendary buildings however
HK also has adjoinig skyline like Kowloon, New Territories and Lantau
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Old June 10th, 2006, 09:43 PM   #426
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yes true Kowloon is crazy ive seen those photos before.

whats Lantau and the New Territories like?
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Old June 10th, 2006, 11:00 PM   #427
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yes true Kowloon is crazy ive seen those photos before.

whats Lantau and the New Territories like?
Lantau is part of the New Territories, which is a mix of countryside (most of it) and some pockets of hyper-dense urban developments :



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Old June 12th, 2006, 06:39 PM   #428
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Lantau is part of the New Territories, which is a mix of countryside (most of it) and some pockets of hyper-dense urban developments :
This may sound silly but I don't consider Lantau as part of The New Territories but more part of The Outlying Islands
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Old June 12th, 2006, 06:46 PM   #429
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This may sound silly but I don't consider Lantau as part of The New Territories but more part of The Outlying Islands
Officially, Hong Kong is made up of 3 areas : Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories. The outlying islands are part of the New Territories.

That brings back memories of my primary school education.
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Officially, Hong Kong is made up of 3 areas : Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories. The outlying islands are part of the New Territories.

That brings back memories of my primary school education.
LOL

Anyway, ok Lantau is part of NT but they use a different coloured taxi compared to the green ones.
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Old June 12th, 2006, 07:15 PM   #431
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Anyway, ok Lantau is part of NT but they use a different coloured taxi compared to the green ones.
Lantau taxis = blue
New Territories taxis = green
Rest of HK = red

The Lantau taxis' colour scheme pre-dates the Tsing Ma Bridge. Before that was completed, the island had no road link to the rest of Hong Kong.
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Lantau taxis = blue
New Territories taxis = green
Rest of HK = red

The Lantau taxis' colour scheme pre-dates the Tsing Ma Bridge. Before that was completed, the island had no road link to the rest of Hong Kong.
Very true in fact we commuted by ferry when we had to go to Lantau years before Chek Lap Kok. Discovery Bay was still one of the most developed areas in Lantau at that time.
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Old June 12th, 2006, 10:15 PM   #433
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At night Hong Kong
Day New York City
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Old June 13th, 2006, 01:01 AM   #434
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At night Hong Kong
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I'm feeling that NY looks better in the day unless you view HK's skyline from The Peak.
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Old June 13th, 2006, 02:23 AM   #435
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I'm feeling that NY looks better in the day unless you view HK's skyline from The Peak.
that's what the guy said, NY during day time.
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that's what the guy said, NY during day time.
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BTW, another good skyline would be San Francisco despite the height
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and serious lack of size altogether...
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Old June 13th, 2006, 07:54 PM   #438
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San Francisco is alright. The only thing that really sticks out for me is Transamerica. I think the rest is a bit bland.
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Old June 13th, 2006, 10:38 PM   #439
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1. Chicago- perfect skyline, went there a couple of years ago and was amazed.
2. NYC- the ESB, and Chrysler building are 2 of my favorites
3. Hong Kong- Bank of China Tower or whatever it is called is the best building here. most - of the residential buildings look the same though...
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Old June 14th, 2006, 02:09 AM   #440
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Here's the best excuse for each Big Three

Chicagoans

-we invented the skyscraper
-we have the best look skycraper from afar
-we have the world's tallest skyline
-we have the longest cluster of skyscrapers

New Yorkers

-we have the Empire State Building
-we have the greatest collections of scrapers
-we have a high density of supertalls
-we have the best geographical setting for skyscrapers

HKers

-we have the best night skyline
-we have the best geographical setting
-we have the most modern scrapers
-we have the Symphony of Lights
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