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Old April 12th, 2016, 09:31 AM   #9821
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Old April 12th, 2016, 10:08 AM   #9822
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Old April 12th, 2016, 12:53 PM   #9823
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For me I like dense Skylines. I also don't like skylines where it is clear they are building supertalls just because and not because it makes sense in the local economy to do so, I like a skyline with marquee towers, but I find it unfocused when it appears that there are too many attempts to make that marquee tower. For these reason I do not like Dubai at all, also don't care for Shanghai (more to do with so many conflicting buildings). So with that aside my top 10. I will note if I have actually been there which usually helps my opinion (I have been to Shanghai, but not Dubai).

1. NYC. Not really that close, and once the new crop is complete the gap should grow (unless it makes it become too disorganized). Been there 3 times most recent last fall.

2. Hong Kong. Like the fact the skyline finds a balance between flashy and uniformity, also the towers rising on both sides of the harbor is amazing. Was there in 2015.

3. Chicago. Maybe biased here since I grew up near there, but coming from the south or west the effect of slowly rising buildings with a crescendo in the loop is wonderful, and then of course the lake views are amazing.

4. Frankfurt. Never been there, but I like the way it looks in pictures. It almost has a calculated feel to it. Very dense, my favorite skyline in Europe.

5. Guangzhou- Good example of being there helping. I dont particularly like it from pictures, but I went on a boat down the pearl river and the views are fantastic. The Pearl is a canyon in this city. Best designed CN tower in the world. IFC is classy as heck.

6. Seoul- Endless high-rises all around the city. Really the only place you can appreciate it is from the spectacular view from Seoul Tower atop mount Namsan. This a good example of a a city where densification required building high and its getting several marquee towers to fill it out. Been there at least 10 times all fairly recent.

7. San Fran- It has a nice cluster of towers combined with the bay views puts this high up there. Only was there when I had a long layover and went on a very quick tour of the city.

8. Shenzen- I have not been there, but from the pictures I like what I see. Sprawling yet a dense collection of towers, with several very sexy ones that stand out.

9. Toronto- Not been there, but I the pictures. Once it gets a few marquee towers it could move quickly up the list, because to me thats all it is missing.

10. Between Tokyo and Paris (weird I know). I like the sheer enormity of Tokyo, and its endless high rises, but the views of Paris looking over the old city with La Defense in the background are really cool. I have not been to either so i would probably need to visit both to make up my mind.
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Old April 12th, 2016, 01:47 PM   #9824
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4. Frankfurt. Never been there, but I like the way it looks in pictures. It almost has a calculated feel to it.
It actually is kind of calculated
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Old April 12th, 2016, 07:41 PM   #9825
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Old April 12th, 2016, 09:16 PM   #9826
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Another chongqing or shanghai in making


Surprised with liuzhou development. Nice
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Old April 12th, 2016, 09:36 PM   #9827
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Old April 12th, 2016, 09:56 PM   #9828
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Surprised with liuzhou development. Nice
Spot on! I had to check several times to make sure I'm not posting Chongqing!

Very much surprised with the development there too. So much potential.
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Old April 12th, 2016, 10:02 PM   #9829
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Sorry guys, why isn't there Moscow among the tags of this thread?
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Old April 12th, 2016, 10:42 PM   #9830
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Old April 13th, 2016, 12:36 AM   #9831
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I had this same thought! How weird that all three cities seem to be built on identical river bends. It's fortunate, because the mingling of cityscape, waterways and bridges is so scenic.
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Old April 13th, 2016, 01:01 AM   #9832
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Old April 13th, 2016, 04:33 PM   #9833
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My top 10 2016:

#1 Dubai
#2 Shanghai
#3 NY
#4 Hong Kong
#5 Guangzhou
#6 Singapore
#7 KL
#8 Chicago
#9 Tokyo
#10 Moscow
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Old April 14th, 2016, 12:42 AM   #9834
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Old April 14th, 2016, 08:54 AM   #9835
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Old April 14th, 2016, 12:34 PM   #9836
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Old April 14th, 2016, 04:01 PM   #9838
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Old April 15th, 2016, 10:25 AM   #9840
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