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Old March 1st, 2017, 09:51 PM   #11801
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Old March 1st, 2017, 10:41 PM   #11802
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What a great picture of HK. I have to make a confession. While I think IFC is an amazing building, its location ruined the skyline for me. I do not understand why such a tall building was allowed to be built at the waters edge. The are no zoning restrictions in central?
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Old March 1st, 2017, 11:06 PM   #11803
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Old March 1st, 2017, 11:06 PM   #11804
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Old March 1st, 2017, 11:07 PM   #11805
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Old March 1st, 2017, 11:21 PM   #11806
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The tallest block really doesnt do it for me. It has height, but other then that its architecture is pretty much grotesque.

Also, why is that lonely palm tree sticking out next to this villa on one of the palm Jumeirah fronds?
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Old March 1st, 2017, 11:22 PM   #11807
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Its probably a cell phone antenna in disguise
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Old March 1st, 2017, 11:24 PM   #11808
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I have thought so. It looks funny though.

I have to say that the one problem that i have with NYC is itīs density which doesnīt allow anything to breath and to be admired at all. Thats why i am happy abt the current supertall boom, that will break the plateau and i hope for megatalls so the skyline can appear soaring again.
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Old March 2nd, 2017, 12:03 AM   #11809
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To be honest, I always thought New York's skyline is too random.
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Old March 2nd, 2017, 04:30 AM   #11810
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What a great picture of HK. I have to make a confession. While I think IFC is an amazing building, its location ruined the skyline for me. I do not understand why such a tall building was allowed to be built at the waters edge. The are no zoning restrictions in central?
IFC and ICC were designed to be gateway skyscrapers and provide much-needed office space. Otherwise, the newly-reclaimed parklands in front and around IFC will not allow highrise developments.
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Old March 2nd, 2017, 10:58 AM   #11811
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There are few cities that i know tries to create its own central park. One of it was incheon. Of course none beat the fanstastic view of New York


Taipei reminds me of Seoul and maybe Tokyo/osaka. They have many highrises and almost no greeneries. Bangkok in my opinion is getting like manhattan, which is very good.
True that Bangkok is becoming more and more like Manhattan but with Taipei I felt on closer inspection skyscrapers aren't well maintained and architecturally isn't that stunning..In fact a lot of chinese cities also seem to fall under the same trap of having great supertalls but low quality of skyscrapers..Seoul and Japan on the other hand have amazing trendy low rise..
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Old March 2nd, 2017, 11:20 AM   #11812
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The tallest block really doesnt do it for me. It has height, but other then that its architecture is pretty much grotesque.

Also, why is that lonely palm tree sticking out next to this villa on one of the palm Jumeirah fronds?
When a city have one or few supertalls, it will makes the skyline much more contrast

However in this pic, supertalls are too near with one another, without any skyscraper or highrises in between. Hence eventually it does looks weird to me
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Old March 2nd, 2017, 11:36 AM   #11813
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Old March 2nd, 2017, 02:16 PM   #11814
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Old March 3rd, 2017, 04:44 AM   #11818
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JuanPaulo, you post many photos of many cities and yet you never seem to have a definitive opinion.
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Old March 3rd, 2017, 04:47 AM   #11819
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What I like about Chicago's skyline is that you can see the skyline from different angles and see it very differently from each one, but you can still piece together all the buildings.
With skylines like New York's, I have no idea which direction I'm looking from.
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Old March 3rd, 2017, 08:48 AM   #11820
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