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Old November 26th, 2006, 03:51 AM   #581
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Personally, I wouldnt say Chicago or Sydney. Chicago is just boxes. And 99% of the buildings lack inspiration. Sydney is a bore. A lot of that is just boxes and I dont think a load of colour will actually get you anywhere.

I am still thinking what I would chose though,.

Ok 99% lack inspiration and are boxes....
You do realized that Chicago was and still 99% inspiration for the world's architecture trends right! So if you don't like boxes I see, tell me a skyline in the world that is full of other shape other then boxes and I will be inspired!
Sydney skyline certainly full of colorful combination, but it lacks height and diversity(era wise) So I would think that Chicago on these two category apart is way ahead! sorry bud your 99% theory just out right !

Here some more boxes for your pleasure:
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Old November 26th, 2006, 03:55 AM   #582
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Hong Kong - tall boxes everywhere


New York City - brown & old boxes


Shanghai - new boxes


All of the contenders for "world's best skyline" are comprised mostly of boxes with hidden gems and obvious landmark towers.
Well observation....or not(no brainer)! Don't forget 99% of skyline in the world are short boxes! At least Chicago, Hk, NYC and Shanghai represent that 1% which all have extreme tall boxes!
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Old November 26th, 2006, 04:00 AM   #583
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Sydney is definitely and obviously the best. We have more colour and shapes in the skyline, whereas Chicago is just boxes.

Here is Sydney taken by me.

I don't get it, you zoom in your sydney skyscrapers and say that it has more shapes than Chicago skyline???? What is your point...are we talking about skyscrapers or skyline that made out of tons of skyscrapers? If you like I can also zoom in to tons of Chicago's unique shape skyscapers, is that what you want to see?
IMHO, Chicago skyline is still the best in the wolrd, show us sydney skyline so we can compare, not one freaking weird shape skyscraper or two and say that is your ultimate determination, because it is weak and !
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Old November 26th, 2006, 04:49 AM   #584
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IMHO...Chicago skyline is da BEST in the world/universe...
Chicago Skyline across Lake Michigan w/ Sunset...are they in box or needle shapes?


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Old November 26th, 2006, 01:16 PM   #585
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Old November 26th, 2006, 05:16 PM   #586
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I vote for Toronto .
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Old November 27th, 2006, 06:24 AM   #587
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HK or NY > Toronto
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Old November 27th, 2006, 04:21 PM   #588
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Toronto's skyline is really small from the ones that I have seen. There needs to be more variety. There are a number of residential projects UC in many parts of the city but the main skyline hasn't seen a major commercial building go up for a long time, and the existing stock is a bit boxy.
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Old November 28th, 2006, 09:16 AM   #589
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Chicago > HK / NYC > Toronto
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Old December 2nd, 2006, 06:15 PM   #590
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1. Chicago, Illinois, USA
2A. New York City, New York, USA
2B. Hong Kong, China.
3. Dubai, UAE
4. Shanghai, China.
5. Singapore
6. Sydney, Australia.
7. San Francisco, California, USA.

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Old December 4th, 2006, 02:20 AM   #592
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I'd say Seattle is third in the US behind NYC and Chicago and it is also one of the best skylines in the world!











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Old December 4th, 2006, 02:27 AM   #593
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Though not the best in the world, the Los Angeles skyline is interesting in that its buildings have a variety of shapes, designs, and colors. And at the right angle, it's very dense.

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Old December 4th, 2006, 03:22 AM   #594
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A new perspective

This is actually my first post on this website, and seeing this thread got my blood pumping to the point I had to register and say something...I've been a connoisseur of the skylines of the world for a little while now, and I've spent many communications technology classes comparing and contrasting different photos...So I'll give my two cents worth and show you what I feel are the best 10 skylines in the world...At night of course, because we know all skylines look better at night, especially those in Asia

1. HK (Tacky somewhat during the day, but absolutely beautiful at night)
2. Chicago
3. New York (9/11...Need I say more...)
4. Singapore
5. Vancouver (Completely under the radar)
6. Kuala Lumpur
7. Shanghai
8. Manila
9. Toronto
10. Melbourne

During the day, Hong Kong would drop down to 4, Vancouver would move up to number 1, and Seattle would appear and replace Pittsburgh.
Tell me what you think.
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Old December 4th, 2006, 03:31 AM   #595
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A new perspective

Have to respect the Canadian cities...They don't get the rep they deserve
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A new perspective

Sorry I murdered the posting...First time.
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Though not the best in the world, the Los Angeles skyline is interesting in that its buildings have a variety of shapes, designs, and colors. And at the right angle, it's very dense.

I love LA's skyline. It may not be the best but it's breathtaking especially viewing it from a far distance.
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Old December 5th, 2006, 09:24 AM   #599
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Have to respect the Canadian cities...They don't get the rep they deserve
Some Canadian cities such as Vancouver and Calgary have fairly large skylines for their size. But at an international level, Vancouver doesn't have that many buildings compared to some larger cities. However, natural setting compensates for the lack of volume.
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With Vancouver's skyline, it's mostly residential. Unless the city gets some office towers 700ft and above.
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