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Old November 6th, 2016, 11:44 PM   #10981
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Old November 6th, 2016, 11:48 PM   #10982
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worlds best Skyline has always been, is and will ever be New York City.
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Old November 7th, 2016, 02:07 AM   #10983
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Not everybody agrees with that
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Old November 7th, 2016, 10:06 AM   #10984
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worlds best Skyline has always been, is and will ever be New York City.
It's like NYC vs the World! Shanghai is New York's only true competition in my opinion. Hong Kong is stalled. Dubai is impressive, but the majority of the buildings are not aging well.
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Old November 7th, 2016, 10:26 AM   #10985
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A lot of cities may build hundreds, if not thousands of soaring skyscrapers, but New York's skyline will be an icon for a very long time.
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Old November 7th, 2016, 11:36 AM   #10986
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It's like NYC vs the World! Shanghai is New York's only true competition in my opinion. Hong Kong is stalled. Dubai is impressive, but the majority of the buildings are not aging well.
Sadly this comment is true.... but not in the way that you meant it -- its NY vs. the world "in their own minds". New Yorkers are far too arrogant about everything NY. And they are far too loud in trying to have the world recognize them as #1 in EVERYTHING.

This type of attitude is self centered, misplaced and flat out wrong. To use a common adage, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder". To use another common adage, "size is not everything". Those adages are commonly used for one reason -- they are largely true.

I see a lot of flaws in the NY skyline -- symmetry and/or the lack thereof being my biggest critique. Also the dirty/gray setting is not the best. TV shows you one thing, going there shows you another. And as someone who has traveled to NY many times on business, it is a great city in many ways but I also find it overcrowded, soulless and dirty.... very dirty. Bags of trash and trash mounds everywhere -- a very smelly place. But thats just me. I wasn't impressed. I know New Yorkers won't like hearing that but that is my opinion and I am entitled to it. NY gets so much smoke blown up its butt so it should be able to withstand my little critique

Besides my beloved Chicago (which I won't focus upon because of my inherent bias), I personally enjoy Boston, San Francisco, London and Paris much better -- particularly Paris.

As far as skylines, I personally feel that the # skyline is Hong Kong. It has the best combination of setting, buildings and symmetry.

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Old November 7th, 2016, 02:27 PM   #10987
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Sadly this comment is true.... but not in the way that you meant it -- its NY vs. the world "in their own minds". New Yorkers are far too arrogant about everything NY. And they are far too loud in trying to have the world recognize them as #1 in EVERYTHING.

London is the same.
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Old November 7th, 2016, 03:07 PM   #10988
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Old November 7th, 2016, 03:11 PM   #10989
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Sadly this comment is true.... but not in the way that you meant it -- its NY vs. the world "in their own minds". New Yorkers are far too arrogant about everything NY. And they are far too loud in trying to have the world recognize them as #1 in EVERYTHING.

This type of attitude is self centered, misplaced and flat out wrong. To use a common adage, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder". To use another common adage, "size is not everything". Those adages are commonly used for one reason -- they are largely true.

I see a lot of flaws in the NY skyline -- symmetry and/or the lack thereof being my biggest critique. Also the dirty/gray setting is not the best. TV shows you one thing, going there shows you another. And as someone who has traveled to NY many times on business, it is a great city in many ways but I also find it overcrowded, soulless and dirty.... very dirty. Bags of trash and trash mounds everywhere -- a very smelly place. But thats just me. I wasn't impressed. I know New Yorkers won't like hearing that but that is my opinion and I am entitled to it. NY gets so much smoke blown up its butt so it should be able to withstand my little critique

Besides my beloved Chicago (which I won't focus upon because of my inherent bias), I personally enjoy Boston, San Francisco, London and Paris much better -- particularly Paris.

As far as skylines, I personally feel that the # skyline is Hong Kong. It has the best combination of setting, buildings and symmetry.

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I have not really seen a New Yorker pitting the city against the rest of the world here. In fact, seems that most of the images and comments here are by non-New Yorkers, as far as this thread is concerned. I do think that most are quite agreeable its still the best out there.

Hong Kong might win on the aspects you stated but what about character, diversity, pedigree etc? So many factors to consider and if you were to rank each of them out of 10, I am quite sure NYC would never rank below 8. I can't smell or see trash mounds on images of skylines, so I can't knock off points for that. However I can see the vibrancy and dynamism of a place from such images and that certainly add to the overall appeal of a skyline and NYC is always a top contender.
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Old November 7th, 2016, 04:15 PM   #10990
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I have not really seen a New Yorker pitting the city against the rest of the world here. In fact, seems that most of the images and comments here are by non-New Yorkers, as far as this thread is concerned. I do think that most are quite agreeable its still the best out there.

Hong Kong might win on the aspects you stated but what about character, diversity, pedigree etc? So many factors to consider and if you were to rank each of them out of 10, I am quite sure NYC would never rank below 8. I can't smell or see trash mounds on images of skylines, so I can't knock off points for that. However I can see the vibrancy and dynamism of a place from such images and that certainly add to the overall appeal of a skyline and NYC is always a top contender.
I think I may have been misunderstood. I meant NYC vs the world in terms of current development. It's really the only western city with so much happening right now.
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London is the same.
Agreed. Maybe it was the novelty of the place because I have traveled there far less than I have NY. But yes, you are right, Londoners are full of unnecessary bluster too.

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Old November 8th, 2016, 12:32 AM   #10994
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I think I may have been misunderstood. I meant NYC vs the world in terms of current development. It's really the only western city with so much happening right now.
You think NY has the most happening development??Boy you can't be more wrong.It's quite the opposite actually.East Asian countries are having much bolder and crazier developments underway.There's this high competition in Asian countries to build bigger,bolder projects.Dubai has some ugly skyscrapers but they have some crazy low rise developments that western countries can't take the risk to invest in the countries.Go look up at other Asian countries.Aside from London and NY,there's nothing really happening about the development in other western cities except with your usual construction projects.The only reason why NY is pushing their construction even further now is because they're don't wont be to be eclipsed by other cities in Asia.

*BTW I'm not talking about the importance of the cities but more so on the construction or development side

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Aside from London and NY,there's nothing really happening about the development in other western cities except with your usual construction projects
I think Toronto also belongs in the group of western cities with crazy ongoing development.
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