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Old July 16th, 2007, 10:41 AM   #741
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Its like ying and yang. for the new era, hong kong. the old generation, New york.
hong kong looks shiny and sexy , NYC has two massive skylines with many interesting buildings.
HK has the mountains and kowloon to boost it..NYC has the views from the west/east that enhance it.
HK has supertalls with incredible shapes and size range. NYC had the size, and is working on building back up (fkin terrorists)

I could look at both forever.
but the feeling I get from both is much different
As far as I'm aware, only Hong Kong and New York have such massive 'secondary' skylines.

Can't, off the top of my head, think of another city that has a secondary skyline as large as both of the above.

Also, one may argue that both the secondary skylines are better than most cities primary skylines too!
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Old July 16th, 2007, 11:57 AM   #742
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Um, Shanghai? the skyline west of the huangpu river is no smaller than the skyline on the other side(pudong), and trust me, they are just as big as that of NY and HK if not bigger.
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Old July 16th, 2007, 12:24 PM   #743
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Old July 17th, 2007, 05:20 AM   #744
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Old July 18th, 2007, 07:21 PM   #745
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What I'm bout to show you, will blow your mind away.






HONG KONG'S SECONDARY SKYLINE

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Old July 18th, 2007, 07:50 PM   #746
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Old July 19th, 2007, 05:53 AM   #747
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I love the sunset, it's a great touch. The skyline is pretty sweet and only going to get better but I don't think it blew my mind. Great new angles though.
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Old July 19th, 2007, 06:02 AM   #748
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Um, Shanghai? the skyline west of the huangpu river is no smaller than the skyline on the other side(pudong), and trust me, they are just as big as that of NY and HK if not bigger.
I agree with Shanghai's skyline and density. But it's not just Shanghai but also Guangzhou, Chongqing and Shenzhen but in a smaller scale.
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Old July 19th, 2007, 06:21 AM   #749
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I love the sunset, it's a great touch. The skyline is pretty sweet and only going to get better but I don't think it blew my mind. Great new angles though.
Yes, but that's cos you're from NY.
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It's more it would be cool if New Yorkers would hop on a plane and see HK. Besides the HK-NY connection is pretty strong.
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Old July 19th, 2007, 08:44 AM   #751
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Um, Shanghai? the skyline west of the huangpu river is no smaller than the skyline on the other side(pudong), and trust me, they are just as big as that of NY and HK if not bigger.
I think Puxi's skyline is far bigger than Pudong, but the key observation decks are in Pudong so Puxi's enormous urban development isn't given a fair chance to be seen. Try Tomorrow Square or Le Meridian near Nanjing Road for Puxi views.
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I think Puxi's skyline is far bigger than Pudong, but the key observation decks are in Pudong so Puxi's enormous urban development isn't given a fair chance to be seen. Try Tomorrow Square or Le Meridian near Nanjing Road for Puxi views.
Density yes it's Puxi but Pudong has the tallest scrapers in Shanghai.
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Old July 19th, 2007, 08:57 AM   #753
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Density yes it's Puxi but Pudong has the tallest scrapers in Shanghai.

As I've said plenty of times before, a few tall skyscrapers doesn't make a skyline. A good skyline needs consistent density. Puxi has the consistent density while Pudong has the tallest buildings but it will take a while before Pudong can put everything together to make a massive skyline. Remember, we're talking about skylines here.
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Old July 19th, 2007, 10:03 AM   #754
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As I've said plenty of times before, a few tall skyscrapers doesn't make a skyline. A good skyline needs consistent density. Puxi has the consistent density while Pudong has the tallest buildings but it will take a while before Pudong can put everything together to make a massive skyline. Remember, we're talking about skylines here.
Not entirely true...

KL doesn't have consistent density, yet it's a far better skyline than, say Mumbai, which is consistent throughout.
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Not entirely true...

KL doesn't have consistent density, yet it's a far better skyline than, say Mumbai, which is consistent throughout.
KL does have a consistently dense core, while Petronas stands outside that main cluster. Mumbai doesn't have that many skyscrapers to start, so the skyline is much more low- to mid-rise while some tall ones peer out. Both have very visible skylines.
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As I've said plenty of times before, a few tall skyscrapers doesn't make a skyline. A good skyline needs consistent density. Puxi has the consistent density while Pudong has the tallest buildings but it will take a while before Pudong can put everything together to make a massive skyline. Remember, we're talking about skylines here.
One thing, Pudong is surrounded by mid-rise residential flats. Other than that, Pudong is more seen as a business district instead of a major tourist spot in the city.
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One thing, Pudong is surrounded by mid-rise residential flats. Other than that, Pudong is more seen as a business district instead of a major tourist spot in the city.
Pudong hasn't yet developed to the point where it has become the top commercial district in Shanghai. Puxi still has a lot of clout especially along the Nanjing Road corridor, but Oriental Pearl and Jin Mao both have a lot of tourism clout these days. Pudong's influence will continue to increase but keep in mind Pudong is a lot bigger than the skyscraper zone facing the Huangpu River. The business district is called Lujiazhui and plenty of residential areas surround it.

Pudong as a whole is more residential than office.
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It's more it would be cool if New Yorkers would hop on a plane and see HK. Besides the HK-NY connection is pretty strong.
It's cool I was in HK in 03' for nearly two weeks. I'd do it again if I had the time. Stayed in the Peninsula and I remember seeing the room I was in everytime I see one of these shots from the peak looking down onto Kowloon. I'll admit I was naive about the place before I went. I'll admit the mountains are something I was not used to but the only way you would really be awe-struck on Hollywood or in Mong Kok is if you live somewhere other than London, Paris, Chicago, New York, Tokyo, or ( dare I say, Shanghai). Pretty cool though, nonetheless.

Anyway here is someone's incredible shot of some of the old "ugly" buildings in Lower Manhattan. Looks almost like a painting..

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It's cool I was in HK in 03' for nearly two weeks. I'd do it again if I had the time. Stayed in the Peninsula and I remember seeing the room I was in everytime I see one of these shots from the peak looking down onto Kowloon. I'll admit I was naive about the place before I went. I'll admit the mountains are something I was not used to but the only way you would really be awe-struck on Hollywood or in Mong Kok is if you live somewhere other than London, Paris, Chicago, New York, Tokyo, or ( dare I say, Shanghai). Pretty cool though, nonetheless.

Anyway here is someone's incredible shot of some of the old "ugly" buildings in Lower Manhattan. Looks almost like a painting..
Did it remind you of NY?
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Old July 20th, 2007, 07:12 AM   #760
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Anyway here is someone's incredible shot of some of the old "ugly" buildings in Lower Manhattan. Looks almost like a painting..
Haha, thats not even in the major skyline of NYC.

the hong kong shots are crazy as well
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