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Old December 21st, 2007, 08:30 AM   #1081
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WTC III really came up fast. When I was in Beijing back in March I don't recall it being half that height and it didn't have cladding.
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Old December 21st, 2007, 08:57 AM   #1082
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What's the height of Beijing's tallest?
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Old December 21st, 2007, 11:15 AM   #1083
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Old December 21st, 2007, 01:22 PM   #1084
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Old December 21st, 2007, 05:41 PM   #1085
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If by "a winner" you mean New York, then you'd be correct.
Nope - still HK ; as impressive as the first NYC pic is.

Nice pics mind.
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Old December 21st, 2007, 05:58 PM   #1086
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Old December 21st, 2007, 07:44 PM   #1087
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Start spreading the news, Im leaving today!

I miss you NYC, My personal Favorite Skyline.
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 02:30 AM   #1088
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 02:58 AM   #1089
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Hong Kong has hands down the best profile shot and night shot,
New York has the best aerial shot (IE looking down Manhattan Island)
Chicago has the coolest (not necessarily the best) birds eye view style shot, and a profile shot better than NY. I love how the buildings recede in Chicago's case.
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 04:48 AM   #1090
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Chicago's skyscraper vs. lowrise contrast is much bigger than New York. While across the East and Hudson Rivers the density tapers off substantially, Chicago's density drop is literally on the next block. Quite amazing how empty so much land a short walk from Sears Tower remains.
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 08:41 AM   #1091
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Chicago's density drop is literally on the next block. Quite amazing how empty so much land a short walk from Sears Tower remains.
That's a legacy of the railroad era. There are tons of old lines that run through that area. Little by little, we're reclaiming old lands and redeveloping them. In due time, in due time.
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 09:17 AM   #1092
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 11:42 AM   #1093
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That's a legacy of the railroad era. There are tons of old lines that run through that area. Little by little, we're reclaiming old lands and redeveloping them. In due time, in due time.
I actually love that effect. The skyline looks like a mountain

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Old December 22nd, 2007, 03:13 PM   #1094
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 04:04 PM   #1095
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Love the last NYC pic.
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Old December 22nd, 2007, 04:16 PM   #1096
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Right now its one of my favorite views of New York. I like how green and gold dominate the east while a mish mash of Blue, white, pink, orange glow in the west. There is still room to breath as well 8th Avenue will grow the way 6th Avenue did in within the next decade.
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 01:10 AM   #1097
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I love views like this of any city, especially NYC. You got anymore like that nygirl? Anyone got ones like that of HK?
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 05:39 AM   #1098
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HK's avenues aren't long and wide enough with skyscrapers on either side to allow such views. Plenty in Chicago and, most certainly, NY however.
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 05:50 AM   #1099
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more like, straight enough, some of them are plenty long, and a few of them are wide, but they are usually curving in and out
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 06:03 AM   #1100
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Well, New York's avenues are not as grand and wide as the Champs or Pall Mall, but the key to a good visual is the length and straightness. European cities cannot compete with the Manhattan grid.
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