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Old June 20th, 2006, 08:57 PM   #481
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.. which is why a topic such as this is quite useless for a discussion. Classical people will put New York and Hong Kong on the bottom of their list. Modernist fans might have something different altogether. Hence, how useful is this type of argument anyway? For some of the other topics, there are more objective measures and the issues are narrower, but it doesn't seem to be the case here.
It is useless but there's still a Hall of Fame section in SSC.
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 02:27 AM   #482
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For me the future skyline of Dubai when its all finished.And no i am not a height fanatic.I like the futuristic design of the scrapers the "sci fi effect".
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 08:32 PM   #483
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NYC wins. It pisses me off when people say it's a bunch of brown skyscrapers. Anybody who thinks that can shut the **** up and try taking a trip to the greatest city on Earth called New York City. It has old buildings that have CHARACTER, and it has new buildings. Hong Kong just has new buildings. Hong Kong's skyline would be nothing without that little hill behind it. Put a little hill like that behind NYC and see how great it is. It would be more impressive than HK's skyline is with that hill. NYC wins. Anybody who thinks otherwise...kiss my ass...NYC wins. Argue if you want. I will not be back to even look at what you say. I read through this thread and I see people say NYC is just a bunch of brown skyscrapers. **** them!!! Anybody who thinks that can suck my NYC dick. But HK is still great. Just not as great as NYC.
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Old June 24th, 2006, 04:45 AM   #484
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NYC wins. It pisses me off when people say it's a bunch of brown skyscrapers. Anybody who thinks that can shut the **** up and try taking a trip to the greatest city on Earth called New York City. It has old buildings that have CHARACTER, and it has new buildings. Hong Kong just has new buildings. Hong Kong's skyline would be nothing without that little hill behind it. Put a little hill like that behind NYC and see how great it is. It would be more impressive than HK's skyline is with that hill. NYC wins. Anybody who thinks otherwise...kiss my ass...NYC wins. Argue if you want. I will not be back to even look at what you say. I read through this thread and I see people say NYC is just a bunch of brown skyscrapers. **** them!!! Anybody who thinks that can suck my NYC dick. But HK is still great. Just not as great as NYC.
Well I have the same feeling when they say HK is a bunch of commieblocks

As for HK, it's not just The Peak but skyscrapers as well. We have some of the most distinctive post modern collection of scrapers. NY is also impressive no doubt.
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Old June 25th, 2006, 04:36 PM   #485
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Old July 8th, 2006, 05:34 PM   #486
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NYC wins. It pisses me off when people say it's a bunch of brown skyscrapers. Anybody who thinks that can shut the **** up and try taking a trip to the greatest city on Earth called New York City. It has old buildings that have CHARACTER, and it has new buildings. Hong Kong just has new buildings. Hong Kong's skyline would be nothing without that little hill behind it. Put a little hill like that behind NYC and see how great it is. It would be more impressive than HK's skyline is with that hill. NYC wins. Anybody who thinks otherwise...kiss my ass...NYC wins. Argue if you want. I will not be back to even look at what you say. I read through this thread and I see people say NYC is just a bunch of brown skyscrapers. **** them!!! Anybody who thinks that can suck my NYC dick. But HK is still great. Just not as great as NYC.
OMG..u're so rough
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Old July 9th, 2006, 02:27 AM   #487
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He won't be back to look at the posts cause he's banned Chances are he's never even been to HK.
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Old July 9th, 2006, 10:34 AM   #488
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i think HONG KONG .
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Old July 9th, 2006, 08:45 PM   #489
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Actually... I'll take chicago over ny and way over Hong Kong. Especially in 2 years or so.
Reasons why?
It is balanced pretty well with 3 "Peaks". The colors are all in all.. fantastic.
It has the diversity nyc has with architecture from many different era's. HK Really lacks in that department.
It doesn't have the commie blocks or pencil towers of Hk, which I'm sorry but i'll have to agree with the masses on this one, add, but certainly aren't pleasing.
It has the best waterfront of all three.
It has the Height.
And as far as nyer's and hker's go, the chicago forumers are amazingly modest about it. So good for them. Go chicago.
2.) Ny...
Ny has Quality and Quantity.
Ny has diversity.
Ny has vibrancy.
Ny has height.
Ny also has way too many Nimbys preventing great idea's like the west side stadium and the Con- ed site to really reach it's full potential.
It seams ny is less aware or a better way to put it, does not care how the skyline looks. There are zoning laws but i don't think developers really care how the skyline looks overall , just the site they develop.
Ny is seperated into Downtown and Midtown so it's more like 2 skylines.
Ny has probably the most iconic buildings of any other skyscraper city.

3.) Hong Kong..

Hong Kong has got the height.
Hong Kong has beautiful scenery
Hong Kong has got INCREDIBLE DENSITY
The skyline IS Aesthetically more pleasing than Ny's
Hk's got vibrant Colors.
Lots of glass.
Unique Architecture.
It also has alot of COMMIEBLOCK fillers. Infact It really is Mostly Commie block. But those are residential.
Pencil Towers which i personally am nuetral on. They can look good and add a whole lot to the skyline but i may think differently at times as they can be eyesores.
Alot of the height in the skyline is really Built up Hillside.

So for me it's
Chicago over Ny, Ny over Hk, Hk over the next skyline.

( And i have been to all 3)
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Old July 10th, 2006, 05:41 AM   #490
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Mine is different. All three at good but I would go, HK over NY, NY over Chicago
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Old July 10th, 2006, 07:25 AM   #491
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Ok but didn't you already state your opinion? Honestly why do you always feel the need to challenge someone's opinion? ( Especially mine) when this subject is brought up?
It gets annoying every time I say something and you jump on it to boost Hk again. That was my non biased opinion. Chicago over Ny for it's perfect skyline, Ny second for it's Iconic skyline and then Hong Kong for it's incredibly beautiful mix of Nature and Urbanity. Accept it or don't as you will but seriously wanch stop challenging it when you've already made your sentiments clear enough.. you worship Hong Kong, to you it's the greatest, thats wonderful do you really need to let it be known every time someone posts?
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Old July 10th, 2006, 07:31 AM   #492
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Ok but didn't you already state your opinion? Honestly why do you always feel the need to challenge someone's opinion? ( Especially mine) when this subject is brought up?
It gets annoying every time I say something and you jump on it to boost Hk again. That was my non biased opinion. Chicago over Ny for it's perfect skyline, Ny second for it's Iconic skyline and then Hong Kong for it's incredibly beautiful mix of Nature and Urbanity. Accept it or don't as you will but seriously wanch stop challenging it when you've already made your sentiments clear enough.. you worship Hong Kong, to you it's the greatest, thats wonderful do you really need to let it be known every time someone posts?
I already state my opinions in here for several times already. Do I worship HK, yes it's THE GOD , jk
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Old July 10th, 2006, 08:15 PM   #493
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NYC wins. It pisses me off when people say it's a bunch of brown skyscrapers. Anybody who thinks that can shut the **** up and try taking a trip to the greatest city on Earth called New York City. It has old buildings that have CHARACTER, and it has new buildings. Hong Kong just has new buildings. Hong Kong's skyline would be nothing without that little hill behind it. Put a little hill like that behind NYC and see how great it is. It would be more impressive than HK's skyline is with that hill. NYC wins. Anybody who thinks otherwise...kiss my ass...NYC wins. Argue if you want. I will not be back to even look at what you say. I read through this thread and I see people say NYC is just a bunch of brown skyscrapers. **** them!!! Anybody who thinks that can suck my NYC dick. But HK is still great. Just not as great as NYC.
Bullshit.. HK wins easily with NY, because its skyline is much modern and higher.
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Old July 11th, 2006, 04:50 AM   #495
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+1 Hong Kong!

It is a magnificent masterpiece of humanity. As a human, I could say: "we built that city" as a non-Hong Konger, I could say: "I only dream of that city".
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Old July 11th, 2006, 05:08 AM   #496
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Old July 11th, 2006, 05:25 AM   #497
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It can be HK, NY or Chicago. But for now, these three cities deserve the top spot. After that, it can be Shanghai or Dubai.
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Old July 11th, 2006, 07:56 AM   #498
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Once The Freedom Tower is built then it will add new height to NY.
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It seems despite intensification in Midtown and the proposed Freedom Tower in Lower Manhattan, the skyline will still remain 2 separate chunks with an empty space in the middle. If only they could spread everything out a bit more, it'll look quite different a decade from now.
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