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Old May 8th, 2014, 05:53 PM   #4621
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Old May 8th, 2014, 08:46 PM   #4622
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Old May 8th, 2014, 08:50 PM   #4623
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Old May 8th, 2014, 09:53 PM   #4624
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Most of the newer skyscrapers in New York are glass clad buildings actually. If New York started building skyscrapers as late as Moscow, it would also be full of glass buildings. Glass buildings are modern trend. In the future these glass buildings will be considered classic and heritage as well, when newer type of claddings will take over the trend.
Faisal, I think that the case is the opposite. The majority of the taller buildings currently under construction or pending start of construction in New York City are not full glass-clad buildings. They are instead clad in stone, precast concrete, aluminum, or other type of non-reflective material. Look for yourself, here are some I found here on SSC:

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111 West 57th Street


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Old May 8th, 2014, 10:29 PM   #4625
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Fair enough. I might add that I've never seen a city that didn't have an inferiority complex when it comes to New York. NYC is just on another level. In London's defense, I'd also like to mention that civic pride is a crucial element in any city that aspires to greatness... or wants to stay there. I just wish there were fewer sentences coming out of London that ended in 'best/greatest in the world'.

People generally acknowledge what London has accomplished. Londoners are obsessed with New York... and to a degree LA. By extension Londoners seem to be very dismissive of every place else.

That said, Torontonians obsess about Chicago. I'm certainly guilty of it. I suppose it's to be expected that people focus on what they deem to be their biggest rival.
Must say people of Toronto are very much humble. Toronto people don't brag about their developed status everywhere, nor they have much ego compared to other N.American, British cities

Maybe it's because Toronto is more multicultural? People of Toronto are very much tolerant of countries and cultures around the world, even if they're arab / muslim etc. Toronto media is also much less bigoted
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Old May 8th, 2014, 11:03 PM   #4626
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Old May 8th, 2014, 11:30 PM   #4627
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That would be great if Spire gets built, but aren't we looking at around 2020 at the earliest? I don't think 1 building is enough for a city to cling on either. Personally, I look at everything over 100m.
I think a bit sooner and we will likely know by October at the latest. One 2000 footer would have a dramatic effect on the skyline, plus it's not Chicago's only project, there are a few in the 150-300m range in the works, obviously not as many as there could be but that can change.
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Old May 8th, 2014, 11:54 PM   #4628
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Must say people of Toronto are very much humble. Toronto people don't brag about their developed status everywhere, nor they have much ego compared to other N.American, British cities

Maybe it's because Toronto is more multicultural? People of Toronto are very much tolerant of countries and cultures around the world, even if they're arab / muslim etc. Toronto media is also much less bigoted
A bunch of romanticized nonsense to be frank. Toronto is as guilty of pride, vanity, and arrogance as much if not more then most other NA towns IMO.

I've rarely seen such a bunch of back slapping faux-modesty as from elements of the Toronto contingent on these very forums.

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Old May 9th, 2014, 12:30 AM   #4629
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A bunch of romanticized nonsense to be frank. Toronto is as guilty of pride, vanity, and arrogance as much if not more then most other NA towns IMO.

I've rarely seen such a bunch of back slapping faux-modesty as from elements of the Toronto contingent on these very forums.

"The disguised narcissist is cloaked in a garment of humility and self deprecation".
My bad, I don't intend to start a flame war. Lets end this topic right here
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Old May 9th, 2014, 04:09 AM   #4630
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Old May 9th, 2014, 04:24 AM   #4631
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Old May 9th, 2014, 05:44 AM   #4632
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I think maybe Guangzhou is getting closer to Chicago. Shenzhen I think is going to leave Chicago behind.
Hmm, just my opinion, but Chicago has a better looking skyline than Shenzhen. Shenzhen is seen as some sort of wonder city, but currently I don't care for its' skyline- it's too disheveled. Hopefully it will be better eventually. Guangzhou is much more visually appealing layout, imo. As does Chicago.
In fact Shenzhen wouldn't make my top 3 for China
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Old May 9th, 2014, 06:03 AM   #4633
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Hk is china? Do we consider that or assume hk is like sg?
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Hk is china? Do we consider that or assume hk is like sg?
Is, HK is China. A Special Administrative Region like Macau

Taiwan is not China, though
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A Special Administrative Region like Macau
I've never quite understood this. What does it mean?
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Old May 9th, 2014, 06:40 AM   #4636
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I've never quite understood this. What does it mean?
1 country 2 systems
Different government
China cant interfere hk and vice versa.
Basically hk under china but it operates on its own.
Its like given an autonomy

So thats why law in hk and china differ
Police uniform also differ
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1 country 2 systems
Different government
China cant interfere hk and vice versa.
Basically hk under china but it operates on its own.
Its like given an autonomy

So thats why law in hk and china differ
Police uniform also differ


Hong Kong is a province-level city of China, like Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, and Chongqing, it is called SAR of CHINA, together with Macao. And the society system remains the same as before 1997, but in 50 years it will use the same society system as the mainland. It's stupid that you compare HK to Singapore! Also too offensive! If you do not have such a simple knowledge, just google it before make stupid comments!
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Hong Kong is a province-level city of China, like Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, and Chongqing, it is called SAR of CHINA, together with Macao. And the society system remains the same as before 1997, but in 50 years it will use the same society system as the mainland. It's stupid that you compare HK to Singapore! Also too offensive! If you do not have such a simple knowledge, just google it before make stupid comments!
you feel offended? omg...


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special...trative_Region


When i go HK, I dont feel I am in China. I know HK under China legally but they have the freedom. You got different passport stamp in entering HK and China. HK never represent China including in international events. To me HK is different country from China!
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Hong Kong is a province-level city of China, like Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, and Chongqing, it is called SAR of CHINA, together with Macao. And the society system remains the same as before 1997, but in 50 years it will use the same society system as the mainland. It's stupid that you compare HK to Singapore! Also too offensive! If you do not have such a simple knowledge, just google it before make stupid comments!
I think he means in that Singapore is a city state in the way that Hong Kong once was, but to some degree, still operates along those lines. Let's not get into he name-calling and insulting. We can make better conversation.
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