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Old December 29th, 2005, 05:29 AM   #81
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Density doesn't necessarily make a skyline the best. It's a combination of density, various styles, and placement that make a good skyline, and in this regard I think that Chicago easily beats most.
True but I still think density is still an important factor

But if I happen to compare Chicago's skyline with Sao Paulo, I'll still go with Chicago's skyline! Sao Paulo may have a greater skyline density than Chicago but it city lack the height and definitely, quality!

Hong Kong on the other hand has density, not just density but quality and height as well. HK's skyline is placed well and it's geographic location makes it nice!

I still think HK deserves the title for world's best skyline
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Old December 29th, 2005, 04:36 PM   #82
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Old December 29th, 2005, 04:42 PM   #83
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hands down, Hong Kong rules
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Old December 29th, 2005, 05:14 PM   #84
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The mountains behind Hong Kong destroy what should be the best skyline in the world; because of that, I choose Chicago, over New York, as the best skyline.
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Old December 29th, 2005, 09:19 PM   #85
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Old December 31st, 2005, 05:59 AM   #86
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The mountains behind Hong Kong destroy what should be the best skyline in the world; because of that, I choose Chicago, over New York, as the best skyline.
I totally agree with you. It looks like the skyscrapers are dwarfed by the mountains. It dont look nice with them.
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 05:26 AM   #87
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I totally agree with you. It looks like the skyscrapers are dwarfed by the mountains. It dont look nice with them.
The natural setting is what makes HK's skyline look really nice! What other city has this kind of panorama where you can see a world class skyline with a Peak on the background! It makes HK's skyline look extraordinary!

Can NY or Chicago view it's skyline like this!

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Old January 2nd, 2006, 05:31 AM   #88
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No, but can HK view its skyline like in New York or in Chicago? No, because every location is unique and special.
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 05:40 AM   #89
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HK wins easily, NYC skyline is grey and old. In next 30 years most of bigger chinese cities will have better skyline then NYC.
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 05:48 AM   #90
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No, but can HK view its skyline like in New York or in Chicago? No, because every location is unique and special.
True, Anyway about New York's skyline becoming grey and old, it ain't over yet cause the city has alot of new developments happening!
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Old January 6th, 2006, 01:28 AM   #91
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plus, if u live in New York, u'd like that old feel in some parts of the city...its not good to always progress and forget about the past...

New York's beautiful old style buildings with masonry contrasts with the new glass buildings...i think it's a good contrast, and makes it more unique than any other city in the world...

BTW, the only reason New York has old grey buildings that are actualyl skyscpraers is because New York was the ONLY place around the world really making an attempt to build skyscrapers at that time...new york is not gonna destroy these buildings to suit the rest of the world...New York is FAR more advanced than any other place when it comes to architecture...
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Old January 6th, 2006, 04:01 AM   #92
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HK for sure. Just a majority of skyscrapers
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Old January 6th, 2006, 04:54 AM   #93
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Again, Hong Kong is not just a city of skyscrapers but quality ones as well. Some of Asia's landmark scrapers are in HK
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Old January 7th, 2006, 12:54 PM   #94
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The natural setting is what makes HK's skyline look really nice! What other city has this kind of panorama where you can see a world class skyline with a Peak on the background! It makes HK's skyline look extraordinary!

Can NY or Chicago view it's skyline like this!

I completely agree with you, WANCH. And you know what? Hong Kong DOES have the best skyline in the world and that's coming from somebody who is as passionate as anybody about New York and its skyscrapers. I've accepted it and I'm no longer in denial about it... my mind has been opened and there are a few things I always knew in the back of my mind but never said because it would be making a case for Hong Kong:

First of all, I'm getting sick of all the comments about New York and Chicago having suuuuuuuch an advantage over HK when it comes to "classic skyscrapers" and "historical architecture". While that may be true, a majority of people here make themselves sound so superior and downgrading about it that it makes me want to hurl. They go around acting as if Hong Kong could do jackshit about it, like it too, was building skyscrapers around the sametime and still got completely blown out of the water -- It wasn't.

But here's something oh, so interesting --- What Hong Kong lacks in the historical architecture department, it makes up for by kicking New York and Chicago's asses to the curb and out into moving traffic on a highway when it comes to post-modern and futuristic design and this is when both of those cities are still capable of building skyscrapers. But you know what? They may as well be in the same position Hong Kong was in when they were building all the "classics" and "timeless masterpieces" in the 20s, 30s (and I guess uh, the 70s) because they can't do anything about being the shit in the toilet that is inevitably flushed down!

I can't wait until I get to visit the City of Life in March.
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Old January 7th, 2006, 03:11 PM   #95
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Old January 7th, 2006, 03:51 PM   #96
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At least the old Bank Of China building has been preserved but in the 21st century, classical skyscrapers are that important at all. They rather look into the future and that's what Hong Kong is doing.

Art Deco, the only thing I can say, one picture is enough to describe the world's best skyline compared to those who flood this thread with pics of their skylines where in fact it's not even no.1!
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Old January 7th, 2006, 04:43 PM   #97
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At least the old Bank Of China building has been preserved but in the 21st century, classical skyscrapers are that important at all. They rather look into the future and that's what Hong Kong is doing.

Art Deco, the only thing I can say, one picture is enough to describe the world's best skyline compared to those who flood this thread with pics of their skylines where in fact it's not even no.1!
The pic you posted above is one of the most impressive HK pics I've ever seen on the internet. I want it in big wallpaper form!
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Old January 8th, 2006, 01:18 PM   #98
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Unfortunately, they're not mine and the credit goes to the photographers

But once I get myself a good camera, I'll be taking alot of pictures and I mean alot!
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Old January 8th, 2006, 05:34 PM   #99
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Seoul better than HK! Are you serious?
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