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Old August 31st, 2008, 05:38 AM   #1281
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sorry, we're not talking about height or size, we're talking about aesthetics, which NY beats SH by a landslide imo.
yeah, newyork and chicago has best skyscraper arrangement, looks really impressive. box shaped buildings.
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Old August 31st, 2008, 08:26 AM   #1282
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A shot of Chicago I took from my office building:
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Old August 31st, 2008, 09:33 AM   #1283
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Old August 31st, 2008, 03:27 PM   #1284
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Awesome shot of Chi-town from your office.
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Old August 31st, 2008, 04:35 PM   #1285
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Chicago is incredible, the skyline is really anchored as well - but I still prefer NYC

Overall though, HK is my favourite.
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Old September 1st, 2008, 02:53 AM   #1286
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it is just a matter of personal opinion, i like NY's skyline best, walking down the street with skyscrapers around you like walls, i think that is what shanghai will probably never achieve.

but i have to say that shanghai's urban area is a lot bigger than NY's
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Old September 1st, 2008, 09:02 AM   #1287
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Panama city is until now the only real skyline in Latin America, along with Mexico City and soon Santiago!
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Old September 1st, 2008, 09:04 AM   #1288
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Old September 1st, 2008, 05:51 PM   #1289
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Panama city is until now the only real skyline in Latin America, along with Mexico City and soon Santiago!
Panama City is arguably the best in Latin America, but not the only "real" skyline. Others deserving of honorable mention would be Caracas, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and a few others in Brazil. I agree with your assesment of Santiago, but would take exception to your placement of Mexico City...
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 03:24 AM   #1290
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panama skyline is amazing, and unknown to the world. top 20 for sure.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 06:38 AM   #1291
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been there, LOVED it! especially the women. i can't say that now becaus ei;m married....lol.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 06:39 AM   #1292
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it is just a matter of personal opinion, i like NY's skyline best, walking down the street with skyscrapers around you like walls, i think that is what shanghai will probably never achieve.

but i have to say that shanghai's urban area is a lot bigger than NY's
ny's skyline is ok. this one has more flavor though....
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 09:01 AM   #1293
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Panama [City's] skyline is amazing, and unknown to the world. top 20 for sure.
You're right on the money! In fact, Panama City is actually ranked 14th. (3rd. behind only New York and Chicago on the Western hemisphere), at least by the criteria set by this aptly named source: World's Best Skylines
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 10:29 AM   #1294
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Panama City is arguably the best in Latin America, but not the only "real" skyline. Others deserving of honorable mention would be Caracas, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and a few others in Brazil. I agree with your assesment of Santiago, but would take exception to your placement of Mexico City...
Okay, Caracas tops 200m. But then you have to take into account Mexico City either. Santiago is getting it's first supertall and others will folow in Santiago. Sao Paulo has too many short boxes (only a few buildings exceeding 150m, most of them even white). That is not what I call a good skyline. Buenos Aires will need some 200ers to catch up. Sao Paulo will need supertalls and many of them to save it's mid-rise megapizza making it a skyline.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 11:37 AM   #1295
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Okay, Caracas tops 200m. But then you have to take into account Mexico City either. [did you mean also?] Santiago is getting it's first supertall and others will folow in Santiago. Sao Paulo has too many short boxes (only a few buildings exceeding 150m, most of them even white). That is not what I call a good skyline. Buenos Aires will need some 200ers to catch up. Sao Paulo will need supertalls and many of them to save it's mid-rise megapizza making it a skyline.
While I see your point with regard to height or lack thereof, I find it hard to ignore the visual impact of these behemoths. What Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires lack in height, they more than compensate for in sheer vastness and density!
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 07:31 PM   #1296
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 10:36 AM   #1297
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While I see your point with regard to height or lack thereof, I find it hard to ignore the visual impact of these behemoths. What Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires lack in height, they more than compensate for in sheer vastness and density!
That is a metter of taste. I don't think so. Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo and other Asian cities as well as Big Apple are as dense and have height also! Only mid-rise density looks weird but since the matter is "skyline" here, the height IS THE issue. And there is too little height in both cities with Buenos Aires having the advantage to have the tallest buildings on the shore which makes the skyline looking taller than it is. And from streetlevel, Sao Paulo has not a good skyline, Buenos Aires neither...
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 10:37 AM   #1298
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 09:41 PM   #1299
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sorry, we're not talking about height or size, we're talking about aesthetics, which NY beats SH by a landslide imo.
What????????????????????
Dude NYC's Skyscrapers are mostly box typed.
The Empire state building and the new WTC's are nice looking along with chrysler building and a couple others.
But the ratio of aesthetically pleasing skyscrapers to total skyscrapers is low.
With that being said HK should be ranked lower, and chicago should be on top.
Watch out for Dubai.
In the next ten years.....It's gonna be the clear winner.
Also watch out for guangzhou and moscow in the future.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 11:46 PM   #1300
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Chi-town beats NYC
Lived around both places, Chi Town & NYC.

NYC just too good for Chi town.
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