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Old February 21st, 2006, 02:20 PM   #161
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The perfect skyline shouldn`t be to much density (like NY, HK), ofcourse it shouldn`t be leaky but it should be loosely like Chicago IMO.
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 04:43 AM   #162
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How about this

Hong Kong

Height: 10
Quantity: 10
Density: 10
Presentation: 10
Organization: 10
Quality (individual collection): 9.5

New York

Height: 10
Quantity: 9.5
Density: 9.5
Presentation: 9.5
Organization: 10
Quality (individual collection): 10

Chicago

Height: 10
Quantity: 9
Density: 8.5
Presentation: 10
Organization: 10
Quality (individual collection): 10
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 08:15 AM   #163
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Dubai

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I like New York`s skyline the best.
Kowloon needs a big skyline, too.
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 08:24 AM   #164
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Even in the future, HK will still have a better skyline than Dubai even if that city has an army of Burjs

Kowloon's skyline is already getting big especially when the ICC gets completed. But despite all those, Kowloon's skyline is not as photographic and presentable compared to HK Island.

Dubai (as of today)

Height: 9
Quantity: 8.5
Density: 7.5
Presentation: 10
Organization: 10
Quality (individual collection): 9
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Old February 24th, 2006, 05:13 AM   #165
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Old February 24th, 2006, 05:16 AM   #166
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Toronto the best is a complete joke man! Even Chicago's skyline is much better!

Toronto

Height: 9
Quantity: 8
Density: 7.5
Presentation: 10
Organization: 10
Quality (individual collection): 8
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Old February 27th, 2006, 04:29 AM   #167
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How about this

Hong Kong

Height: 10
Quantity: 10
Density: 10
Presentation: 10
Organization: 10
Quality (individual collection): 9.5

New York

Height: 10
Quantity: 9.5
Density: 9.5
Presentation: 9.5
Organization: 10
Quality (individual collection): 10
Bullshit, NY has far more than Hong Kong in terms of skyscrapers. Maybe HK has more BUILDINGS, but NY has way more over 300'/90m.
Also WTF why did you give NY a lower score for density?! Yeah, maybe not as good presentation (as NY really has several different skylines), but density, bullshit. NY outclasses HK. Not that HK is not incredible, and it's definitely in the same eschelon as NY, but it's not better than NY.

My ratings:

New York
Height: 9
Quantity: 10
Density: 10
Presentation: 8
Organization: 9
Quality: 10

Hong Kong
Height: 9
Quantity: 9
Density: 10
Presentation: 9
Organization: 7
Quality: 8

Chicago
Height: 10
Quantity: 7
Density: 7
Presentation: 10
Organization: 10
Quality: 10

HK has way too many commie blocks to deserve a 10 in quality. And the way that Cheung Kong blocks Bank of China is just one thing that screws it up for Organization.
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Old February 27th, 2006, 04:53 AM   #168
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Bullshit, NY has far more than Hong Kong in terms of skyscrapers. Maybe HK has more BUILDINGS, but NY has way more over 300'/90m.
Also WTF why did you give NY a lower score for density?! Yeah, maybe not as good presentation (as NY really has several different skylines), but density, bullshit. NY outclasses HK. Not that HK is not incredible, and it's definitely in the same eschelon as NY, but it's not better than NY.

My ratings:

New York
Height: 9
Quantity: 10
Density: 10
Presentation: 8
Organization: 9
Quality: 10

Hong Kong
Height: 9
Quantity: 9
Density: 10
Presentation: 9
Organization: 7
Quality: 8

Chicago
Height: 10
Quantity: 7
Density: 7
Presentation: 10
Organization: 10
Quality: 10

HK has way too many commie blocks to deserve a 10 in quality. And the way that Cheung Kong blocks Bank of China is just one thing that screws it up for Organization.
What's the minimum height to be called a skyscraper? Face the facts that HK has more than New York.

Well doesn't NY have alot of commieblocks as well? You can see alot of them right next to the Financial District in the Lower East Side!

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Old February 27th, 2006, 05:06 AM   #169
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The worlds best skyline is Chicago. Sure, it doesnt have the density or amount of buildings as NYC or HK....but its still incredible.

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Old February 27th, 2006, 05:08 AM   #170
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Everybody's got their own opinions but I'll still go for HK
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Old February 27th, 2006, 05:37 AM   #171
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Bullshit, NY has far more than Hong Kong in terms of skyscrapers. Maybe HK has more BUILDINGS, but NY has way more over 300'/90m.
Also WTF why did you give NY a lower score for density?! Yeah, maybe not as good presentation (as NY really has several different skylines), but density, bullshit. NY outclasses HK. Not that HK is not incredible, and it's definitely in the same eschelon as NY, but it's not better than NY.
Not according to Emporis. Unless you have a better source than Emporis, then I see no basis for this claim.

Number over 90m:

New York: 580 (200 Cadman Plaza Apartments)
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/ci/bu/s...9&ht=2&sro=561
Hong Kong: 704 (Sceneway Garden 16)
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/ci/bu/s...9&ht=2&sro=701

Height, in my mind is not too important for a dramatic skyline. Design and individuality as well as a building's placement and cohesiveness with its surroundings are also important.

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HK has way too many commie blocks to deserve a 10 in quality. And the way that Cheung Kong blocks Bank of China is just one thing that screws it up for Organization.
I know, it's horrible
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Old February 27th, 2006, 05:51 AM   #172
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It's according to how you view the skyline. If you view it from Tsim Sha Tsui, the skyline looks perfect with The BoC unblocked. The skyline is also perfect viewing it from the Peak Tower but it pretty sucks since The BoC is partly blocked!
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Old February 27th, 2006, 05:56 AM   #173
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What a horrible skyline...
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Old February 27th, 2006, 05:59 AM   #174
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Those pictures above was the city that defined the word "skyline"!
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Old February 27th, 2006, 07:29 AM   #175
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I think Spyguy just found me THE New York skyline photo I have been looking for for a long time.

Chicago, Hong Kong, and Dubai could build all the 2000 fts they want, but that is just sick IMO. Maybe New York doesn't have the nasty heights of Chicago, Hong Kong, or Dubai (in the future) but that is just sick. My own Chicago skyline is humbled.
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Old February 27th, 2006, 07:50 AM   #176
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I think Spyguy just found me THE New York skyline photo I have been looking for for a long time.

\0\05{\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0g, and Dubai could build all the 2000 fts they want, but that is just sick IMO. Maybe New York doesn't have the nasty heights of Chicago, Hong Kong, or Dubai (in the future) but that is just sick. My own Chicago skyline is humbled.
It did when the WTC was still up but even without the WTC, New York has a tall skyline. I think there will be future supertalls for the city!
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Old February 27th, 2006, 08:01 AM   #177
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New York is the ultimate skyline.
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Old February 27th, 2006, 08:10 AM   #178
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New York is the ultimate skyline.
And so are HK and Chicago
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Old February 27th, 2006, 08:13 AM   #179
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^Yeah, all three are great in their own way.
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To me, New York was the ultimate skyline!

This deserves the title

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