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Old January 16th, 2015, 02:16 PM   #6721
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Hong Kong certainly has more highrises than NYC, hands down. Likewise in the 150m+ department (~300 vs ~250).
But in the 200m+ department it only has a slight edge over New York (63 vs 61). A couple of 200m+ towers will top out this year, so NYC will regain its first place (Dubai has 62).

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NYC has two cheatsy-spire towers though, so the competition is still there when it comes to supertalls. But in the next 5 years, NYC will completely eclipse HK in that regard.
Well I don't consider the NYTT or BofA buildings to be real supertalls. But every city has its fair share of "cheaters", so yeah.

Both cities are monsters with other cities catching up (Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, ...).
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Old January 16th, 2015, 06:06 PM   #6722
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My opinion (i know that nobody cares!):
1- Shangai
2- Nyc or Chicago
3- Dubai
4- Moscow
5- Singapore
6- Doha (soon)
7- Santiago Chile
8- Kuala Lumpur
9- Chongqing
10- Toronto
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Old January 16th, 2015, 06:36 PM   #6723
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Quantitatively Hong Kong's skyline is massively larger than New York's, but I still prefer New York's skyline. It's not a slam dunk for #1 though. I'd put Shanghai into that mix as well. That Hong Kong photo does make one pause for thought.
Not sure about "massively larger" and even if it was it wouldn't be for long.

That being said I don't think any skyline is better than Hong Kong, considering its size and scenic location but I would rank a few others up there with it like NY as well as Shanghai and Chicago (less so but still beasts)
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Old January 16th, 2015, 07:02 PM   #6724
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Old January 16th, 2015, 07:09 PM   #6725
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Old January 16th, 2015, 08:37 PM   #6726
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Old January 16th, 2015, 11:54 PM   #6727
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Not sure about "massively larger" and even if it was it wouldn't be for long.
As of now (without NY's massive construction / supertall boom):

Hong Kong:

Highrises: ~7800
150m+ buildings: ~300
200m+ towers: 63
300m+ towers: 6

New York:

Highrises: ~5900
150m+ buildings: ~250
200m+ towers: 61
300m+ towers: 7
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Old January 17th, 2015, 05:20 AM   #6728
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Hong Kong just has way too many buildings that look the EXACT same. Same height, same gray color, lack of ornamentation, etc. New York certainly has a lot of bland/ugly filler too but when I see a shot of New York (assuming a decent angle) I enjoy looking at the variety of buildings, finding landmarks, etc. OTOH, for HK, you look at the picture and go 'wow' but there aren't many details to get lost in. I also think New York has way more tasteful and subtle nighttime lighting than HK.

Hong Kong's skyline is bigger, though. No doubt about it. And the skyscrapers on both sides of the harbor is so cool. I wish construction in Jersey and Brooklyn would pick up so NY can have a somewhat similar effect. It's slowly getting there, kind of.

HK is still my second or third favorite, depending on the day. I acknowledge the hometown bias, though. One could make the argument for either being number 1.
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Old January 17th, 2015, 10:08 AM   #6729
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Not sure about "massively larger" and even if it was it wouldn't be for long.
Quantitatively, Hong Kong's skyline is more that double the size of New York's: http://tudl0867.home.xs4all.nl/skylines.html
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Old January 17th, 2015, 01:03 PM   #6730
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Old January 17th, 2015, 01:43 PM   #6731
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Old January 17th, 2015, 02:31 PM   #6732
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Old January 18th, 2015, 02:52 AM   #6733
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Old January 18th, 2015, 03:01 AM   #6734
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Old January 18th, 2015, 03:17 AM   #6735
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Old January 18th, 2015, 05:43 AM   #6736
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Old January 18th, 2015, 05:53 AM   #6737
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Old January 18th, 2015, 07:22 AM   #6738
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Hong Kong has its beautiful landscape and eye catching lighting schemes, NYC has its blend of the venerable, the new and everything in between, as well as lots of bridges to connect everything.

p.s. spot the airplane in that last photo.
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Old January 18th, 2015, 08:01 AM   #6739
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