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Old November 16th, 2016, 08:44 AM   #11061
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Old November 16th, 2016, 09:12 AM   #11062
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Cant you see the ugly apartment buildings. cluster after cluster.

HK only looks close to NYC in the night because of overdone LED lighting.

Day time when real skyline is out in the open. HK struggle to match Shanghai.

Even HK mountains are more striking than its skyline in daytime.

Btw, the scenic, natural setting is terrific. One of the best if not the best 2nd only to Rio.
I hate to agree with you, but you are right. If you take a close look at Hong Kong, it really only has maybe a half dozen important skyscrapers. The rest are all white concrete apartment buildings. Still, its natural setting puts it high on the list.
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Old November 16th, 2016, 02:22 PM   #11063
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Old November 17th, 2016, 02:11 AM   #11064
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Old November 17th, 2016, 02:20 AM   #11065
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Old November 17th, 2016, 03:00 AM   #11066
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I hate to agree with you, but you are right. If you take a close look at Hong Kong, it really only has maybe a half dozen important skyscrapers. The rest are all white concrete apartment buildings. Still, its natural setting puts it high on the list.
Totally agree with you.

I've been through 1000s of HONG KONG skyline photos. If you truly disect 70% of HONG KONG skyline photos, they are taken from the very best "vantage" point (nearby hill or viewing point etc etc). It gives you the illusion that It has the "best" skyline as you see ocean of skyscrapers lights after lights in the night.

Other "great" skyline cities like NY, CHICAGO, SHANGHAI etc dont have "vantage" point advantage that HONG KONG and RIO has. Plus, HONG KONG over did the neon LED lighting screaming to be picked over NYC and DUBAI.

At some point, viewers need to call this bluff.

Still, after all this said, HK is easily Top 5 "great" skyline. Just because of those half dozen supertall towers. In the daylight skyline, only those half dozen supertalls coming into foreground and the rest is just one ugly apartment buildings cluster after another. This puts HK skyline firmly behind NYC and DUBAI (megatalls + worlds tallest block)
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Old November 17th, 2016, 03:08 AM   #11067
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Old November 17th, 2016, 03:14 AM   #11068
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Old November 17th, 2016, 04:49 AM   #11069
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Old November 17th, 2016, 08:17 AM   #11070
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Totally agree with you.

I've been through 1000s of HONG KONG skyline photos. If you truly disect 70% of HONG KONG skyline photos, they are taken from the very best "vantage" point (nearby hill or viewing point etc etc). It gives you the illusion that It has the "best" skyline as you see ocean of skyscrapers lights after lights in the night.

Other "great" skyline cities like NY, CHICAGO, SHANGHAI etc dont have "vantage" point advantage that HONG KONG and RIO has. Plus, HONG KONG over did the neon LED lighting screaming to be picked over NYC and DUBAI.

At some point, viewers need to call this bluff.

Still, after all this said, HK is easily Top 5 "great" skyline. Just because of those half dozen supertall towers. In the daylight skyline, only those half dozen supertalls coming into foreground and the rest is just one ugly apartment buildings cluster after another. This puts HK skyline firmly behind NYC and DUBAI (megatalls + worlds tallest block)
There are plenty of places in large cities where you can find bad vantage points of the city's skyline. You look the wrong way in Brooklyn, Queens, and Jersey, and you won't see much of a skyline at all, then quickly realize the density tapers off quite dramatically.

You look out from the observation deck at the Burj Khalifa and you will see the city becomes desert not many blocks away from the world's tallest building.

I don't think you have seen enough of the Hong Kong photos here to conclude there are only a small number of good vantage points.
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Old November 17th, 2016, 08:47 AM   #11071
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Old November 17th, 2016, 10:06 AM   #11072
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There are plenty of places in large cities where you can find bad vantage points of the city's skyline. You look the wrong way in Brooklyn, Queens, and Jersey, and you won't see much of a skyline at all, then quickly realize the density tapers off quite dramatically.

You look out from the observation deck at the Burj Khalifa and you will see the city becomes desert not many blocks away from the world's tallest building.

I don't think you have seen enough of the Hong Kong photos here to conclude there are only a small number of good vantage points.
hk looks better at night or during sunset, at least u wont get to see much ugly apartments and focus more on height and density
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Night lighting is really like putting on lipstick and tons of make-up, usually works wonders and at the extreme, would just look outlandish and circus-like.
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Old November 17th, 2016, 01:42 PM   #11074
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Lighting on a lowrise skyline :

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Quite an enhancing effect indeed. Good that these buildings haven't been cheapened into casinos.
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Old November 17th, 2016, 07:23 PM   #11078
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