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Old June 18th, 2014, 10:27 PM   #5081
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More of the best skyline:
Used to be best. Now one of.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 10:44 PM   #5082
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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.
As I said previously, some people simply consider the Chicago skyline more aesthetically-appealing even though the New York skyline is twice as big, and I understand that. I never did care for the break between midtown and downtown and wished it flowed more together. Many people think the Chicago skyline does flow together better.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 11:10 PM   #5083
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Asia is way ahead of America now on Skyline and the gap is just about to get bigger.
there is no way to close the big gap in our lifetime

if we really want to see huge skylines and tall buildings we will have to travel to Asia
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Old June 18th, 2014, 11:36 PM   #5084
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I will restate, what I said a couple pages before and what another user has clarified a couple posts back.

Many, including myself, find Chicago's skyline better than NYC's and any Asian city because of its flow. It is simply harmonious and tall.
NYC as many Asian cities meets just one of those characteristics, which is height, but lacks harmony. Still NYC is way more harmonious than most of the Asian cities that were mentioned in this post.

Another problem with Asian skylines is the quality of their buildings. They are just poor and/or tacky.
It's like comparing Pamela Anderson to Bar Rafaeli. Sure Pamela's boobs are bigger, but Bar is simply nicer.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 11:42 PM   #5085
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Most Asian cities have moved past the "tacky" stage long long ago.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 11:43 PM   #5086
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Asia is way ahead of America now on Skyline and the gap is just about to get bigger.
there is no way to close the big gap in our lifetime

if we really want to see huge skylines and tall buildings we will have to travel to Asia

Asia is an entire continent with ~3 billion people, the US is a country of ~300 million people. The gap is not getting bigger because NY is ahead of the game in terms of supertall construction/proposals. Far more proposals than Shanghai or Hong Kong.

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Old June 18th, 2014, 11:46 PM   #5087
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Right now maybe only Shenzhen rivals New York in supertalls under preparation but within 10 years Tianjin, Wuhan, Chongqing, Chengdu, Nanning, Guangzhou, Changsha, and Shenyang might all pass it..
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Old June 19th, 2014, 12:03 AM   #5088
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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.
I really like some buildings in Moscow international bussinnes center but much more buildings are really terrible
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Old June 19th, 2014, 12:11 AM   #5089
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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.
So not only is London a village, it now doesn't have a skyline. Keep it coming.
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Old June 19th, 2014, 02:18 AM   #5090
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Old June 19th, 2014, 02:56 AM   #5091
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60% skyscraper in this world located in ASIA
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Old June 19th, 2014, 05:36 AM   #5092
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60% skyscraper in this world located in ASIA
I'm not doubting it but where did you get that figure?

I actually would have guessed more than 60% and I imagine at least the other 25-30% are in North America

Asia has half the worlds people so this makes sense.
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Old June 19th, 2014, 05:39 AM   #5093
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I'm not doubting it but where did you get that figure?

I actually would have guessed more than 60% and I imagine at least the other 25-30% are in North America

Asia has half the worlds people so this makes sense.
Emporis and i think the number is growing as asia has high growth of skyscrapers compared to western counterpart. Would agree at least the other 2x% would go to America continent
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Old June 19th, 2014, 06:20 AM   #5094
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What planet do you live on? Manhattan currently has 4 buildings over 1000 feet to the roof with many more U/C
I stand corrected, what I meant was one world trade center should get a buddy probably as tall or taller sooner
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I'm not doubting it but where did you get that figure?

I actually would have guessed more than 60% and I imagine at least the other 25-30% are in North America

Asia has half the worlds people so this makes sense.
Less than 10% of the world's people live in north America. Asia's skyscraper growth is just catching up to the proportion of wealth/population to be found there. North America still has far more skyscrapers than one would expect based on population.
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