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Old November 13th, 2008, 06:06 PM   #1441
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Old November 17th, 2008, 05:24 AM   #1442
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1. Hong Kong, China
2. Chicago, USA
3. New York City, USA
4. Shanghai, China
5. Singapore, Singapore
6. Tokyo, Japan
7. Toronto, Canada
8. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
9. Shenzhen, China
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Old November 18th, 2008, 02:23 AM   #1443
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Old November 18th, 2008, 02:24 AM   #1444
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What city is that?
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Old November 18th, 2008, 02:44 AM   #1445
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Makati or Metro Manila.
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Old November 18th, 2008, 12:16 PM   #1446
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Old November 18th, 2008, 06:06 PM   #1447
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Old November 18th, 2008, 06:23 PM   #1448
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Very good skylines! Congrats!
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Old November 18th, 2008, 08:22 PM   #1449
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Awesome pic indeed Its Manila?
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Old November 18th, 2008, 10:46 PM   #1450
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Old November 19th, 2008, 02:12 AM   #1451
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Hong Kong-It's just so new, bright and modern. New York has 2 flaws- the first is too many old, dirty buildings and it is too crammed in. New York can build a stunning tower in Midtown and you'd barely be able to see it unless of course it shot up 300 feet above everything else. New York's problem lies in its building density- it's just too crammed and you can't get a good shot of the entire skyline. Besides, New York is centuries old, Hong Kong started getting developed in the last 30-40 years. It's barely a fair fight.
With all that said-wait 25 years when the old crappy buildings in Manhattan start getting demolished for new, advanced and beautiful skyscrapers..then it will be a fair fight. Maybe even that huge gap betwen Midtown and Downtown will start getting filled in and skyscraper developments in Brooklyn and Queens will get underway within the century.
As a future architect, I have some incredible designs to help rejuvenate New York's aging skyline..look forward to it.
I'm going to assume that you have never been to New York, I have and I can say that it's early 20th century buildings are some of New Yorks best assets.

It's too crammed to take a picture? The density is what makes it amazing, and they didn't build the skyline so you can take pictures of it.

If you have no appreciation for the old and beautiful buildings of New York, I hope you never become an architect.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 11:55 AM   #1452
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I'm going to assume that you have never been to New York, I have and I can say that it's early 20th century buildings are some of New Yorks best assets.

It's too crammed to take a picture? The density is what makes it amazing, and they didn't build the skyline so you can take pictures of it.

If you have no appreciation for the old and beautiful buildings of New York, I hope you never become an architect.
If he thinks that the old skyscrapers, the real icons are just old and dirty and "problem" for NYC, I either think he will NOT become an architect, becuase NO architect would ever say that to Chrysler, ESB or Rockefeller Center! And don't forget to mention one thing: How many buildings in NYC are known outside the US and how many of the HK skyscrapers have international fame? I think Hong Kong's only beautiful or astonishing point is the natural setting which unfortunately is tapped with international style skyscrapers. Because the density of slender skyscrapers in HK is is at least AS dense as in NYC!
I think that guy hasn't been to either of the two cities yet!
NYC rocks! Second is Chicago, third Shanghai.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 04:43 PM   #1453
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With respect, you're talking bollocks.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 05:40 PM   #1454
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With respect, you're talking bollocks.
<i think you cannot stand other people's opinions unless they say that HK is world's best...
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Old November 19th, 2008, 05:44 PM   #1455
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There are a number of very famous HK buildings regularly featured in architecture circles, the most prominent of which is HSBC, with its external frame. Next is the Bank of China, whose angular rise is very unique. Nearby is the Lippo Centre, whose shape is inspired by koala bears.

Then there is the huge engineering feat known as the new Hong Kong International Airport.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 08:03 PM   #1456
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<i think you cannot stand other people's opinions unless they say that HK is world's best...
Not at all; I very much respect nygirl's opinions, and she doesn't place HK top. Neither do some of the Chicago and New York folk. Or others for that matter.

But you are definitely talking bollocks.
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Old November 20th, 2008, 07:25 AM   #1457
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Not at all; I very much respect nygirl's opinions, and she doesn't place HK top. Neither do some of the Chicago and New York folk. Or others for that matter.

But you are definitely talking bollocks.


I have long thought of Chicago's skyline to be the epitome of skyscraper greatness. To some, that would sound odd coming from a New Yorker, and not only that one of the most outspoken NYC advocates on this forum.

I think you are going to find a great many of us sincerely do appreciate HK, NY, and Chicago's skylines to the point where a title no longer matters since they are all three such classy and timeless skylines. NY and Chicago feature an array of styles that touched every era of the skyscraper. NY does well in sheer size and numbers. The specialty in our stock of scrapers is most certainly our pre-war skyscrapers. Chicago's buildings, unlike NY's, are made to be viewed. NY is chaotic and its easy to admit that. There is no real order or fashion in how the skyline is set up. The only two things I can vouch for is that ESB is centered and the buildings of lower Manhattan really do fit perfectly along the shape of Manhattan's southern tip.
Chicago's got NY beat in that regard. Chicago, facing the delectible Lake Michigan is a mighty site, one that you really cannot help but admire. Chicago has fantastic pre-war skyscrapers but the international box and architects like Mies Van Der Rohe *have really elevated Chicago to what it is today. Some of the greatest collections of International, modern architecture can be found there; there is almost a great pride in the buildings of the loop.
Hong Kong just oozes modernity and the "wow effect" of its mountain backdrop place it prominently in almost everyone's top 5. Hong Kong came late into the game but made up for it in sheer density, unique yet classy styles, and height. That is the triple threat! You cannot deny Hong Kong's significant architectural achievements.
To me the next two up on the international level have got to be Dubai and Shanghai. Quite a success story with either of them,you cannot lose.
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Old November 20th, 2008, 06:28 PM   #1458
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Not at all; I very much respect nygirl's opinions, and she doesn't place HK top. Neither do some of the Chicago and New York folk. Or others for that matter.

But you are definitely talking bollocks.
And you are an impolite ***
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Old November 21st, 2008, 03:37 AM   #1459
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Some residential district in Hong Kong. Nowhere as flashy as the main skyline, but I think it beats the drab of suburban McMansions.

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Old November 21st, 2008, 03:46 AM   #1460
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I think that is pretty arguable even as much as I dislike the McMansions.
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