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Old June 18th, 2014, 06:39 PM   #5061
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I am sorry, I didn't see your post when I was typing mine.

But why should we stick to Europe if the thread is about World skyline?
Never mind, thought we were in Europe, sorry! Yes, a lot of people find Chicago's skyline the most aesthetically appealing, believe it or not.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 06:41 PM   #5062
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Tokyo actually has gotten a lot better in recent years. A lot of modern towers and less ugly 80s scrapers. I would love to visit!
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Old June 18th, 2014, 06:43 PM   #5063
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As for me, I like about Tokyo right the fact that many towers are from the 80s. They make the city unique and much different from Chinese megacities, for example. Even modern Tokyo skyscrapers are very cold and a bit too functional, but its their own style.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 06:47 PM   #5064
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Old June 18th, 2014, 07:01 PM   #5065
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Old June 18th, 2014, 07:02 PM   #5066
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London always like to talk about unplaced eggs. They always say in the future London want to be in the top 10 and London have better architecture. But the skyline acts inconsistent and not very nice. The skyscrapers are not any better than anywhere else.
In addition, the skyline is not really dense.


Even in Europe there are much denser skylines, eg Frankfurt and Paris. I'd London today to see in the Top 30 and in 2025 maybe in the top 20
No more.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 07:03 PM   #5067
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Old June 18th, 2014, 07:06 PM   #5068
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London always like to talk about unplaced eggs. They always say in the future London want to be in the top 10 and London have better architecture. But the skyline acts inconsistent and not very nice. The skyscrapers are not any better than anywhere else.
In addition, the skyline is not really dense.


Even in Europe there are much denser skylines, eg Frankfurt and Paris. I'd London today to see in the Top 30 in 2025 and maybe in the top 20
No more.
i think Paris's skyline is more organic than London's, but London's skyline is higher than Paris or other european cities. so i just said that London has more perspective than other european cities
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Old June 18th, 2014, 07:08 PM   #5069
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London always like to talk about unplaced eggs. They always say in the future London want to be in the top 10 and London have better architecture. But the skyline acts inconsistent and not very nice. The skyscrapers are not any better than anywhere else.
In addition, the skyline is not really dense.


Even in Europe there are much denser skylines, eg Frankfurt and Paris. I'd London today to see in the Top 30 and in 2025 maybe in the top 20
No more.
Perhaps because london structures don't coincide with each other...
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Old June 18th, 2014, 07:23 PM   #5070
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London is a physically attractive city I think but the skyline is underwhelming even though a few of its buildings do look really cool. (Shard, the slanty one, swiss re, the walkie talkie etc.)

I don't ever see it making it anywhere close to the top 10, probably not even top 20 though in terms of size/height (which seems to determine the best skylines on this website.)
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Old June 18th, 2014, 07:39 PM   #5071
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I feel like people are spamming their home towns or capitlal cities rather than really discussing the reason why x city has a good skyline. Just my thoughts.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 08:27 PM   #5072
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Old June 18th, 2014, 09:08 PM   #5073
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NY is just timeless.. one thing though, I hope the lone supertall of Manhattan gets a buddy anytime soon..
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Old June 18th, 2014, 09:26 PM   #5074
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NY is just timeless.. one thing though, I hope the lone supertall of Manhattan gets a buddy anytime soon..
What planet do you live on? Manhattan currently has 4 buildings over 1000 feet to the roof with many more U/C
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Old June 18th, 2014, 09:38 PM   #5075
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Old June 18th, 2014, 10:06 PM   #5076
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I don't know what makes people vote for Chicago, but New York is the better skyline for me! Manhattan's vastness along with it's density is a spectacular and thrilling sight. Not to mention, NYC is getting taller every day
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Old June 18th, 2014, 10:16 PM   #5077
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I don't know what makes people vote for Chicago, but New York is the better skyline for me! Manhattan's vastness along with it's density is a spectacular and thrilling sight. Not to mention, NYC is getting taller every day
Maybe you have to see Chicago's skyline in person to understand why so many find it more appealing than New York's or Hong Kong's.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 10:16 PM   #5078
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Old June 18th, 2014, 10:19 PM   #5079
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Maybe you have to see Chicago's skyline in person to understand why so many find it more appealing than New York's or Hong Kong's.
I saw New York in person, maybe I'll visit Chicago next year to see what's the hype all about!
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i think Paris's skyline is more organic than London's, but London's skyline is higher than Paris or other european cities. so i just said that London has more perspective than other european cities
London in fact doesn't have a skyline. There is a bunch of highrises of the City, and the second one which is Canary dwarf.

This is far too little for a city of 1867 sq km. all the rest is low-rise and very often Too low rise.

If you go on with the heights, then London is invited to eat its heart out because my home city, Moscow is much higher all through.

It is not that London is not high. The point is that there's a tea-spoonful of towers for such a vast city. They do not make a skyline of the city.
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