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Old April 20th, 2011, 06:49 PM   #1961
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Old April 21st, 2011, 02:22 AM   #1962
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Once the NYC complex and the other supertall project are complete my list will be like this

1. NYC (+1)
2. HK (-1)
3. Chicago (+1 from my old list)
4. Shanghai (-1 from my old list)
5. Tokyo

Shanghai went down a little bit, I just came back from Shanghai last month and I realized I like Chicago's more. Though Shanghai is still building many buildings so it will probably go up to #2 in like 5-10 years.

After Tokyo I have various cities that I am still confused about so I won't even make a list of them yet.
I completely agree with your Top 5 (and even with the changes from the previous list except of Chicago/Shanghai which have been at their current positions in my older list too)

After Tokyo I'd put Shenzhen (old list : Toronto), but from here on the nuances get more and more fluent.
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 07:44 AM   #1963
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 09:09 AM   #1964
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Because it is my choice and its based on my personal taste and preference
Hong Kong has good density and a couple of modern skyscrapers but most of it's buildings are just residential highrises and in fact i don't like it's lighting at night (it looks cheap rather than chic) IMO! But hey, it's skyline is definitely one of the best in the whole world, for sure
Have you been to Hong Kong?

You said, and I quote, "I would go with New York, which offers a lot of better things beyond skyline."
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 01:18 AM   #1965
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He is probably influenced by that that Empire State of Mind song hahaha he even quoted some of the lyrics lol.
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 03:40 AM   #1966
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Hong Kong is always the number 1 skyline for me, never fails to impress me.

In fact, there are many different skylines in Hong Kong. You guys think that normal residential buildings are boring? Check this out first:

Tsuen Wan Skyline:

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A different view by maskofchina.com on Flickr

West Kowloon Skyline:

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Kowloon Nights by maciej.ka on Flickr

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West kowloon skyline by CoolbieRe on Flickr

View of almost the entire Kowloon and a bit of Hong Kong Island from Fei Ngo Shan:

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Hong Kong #62-#63 -drumscan by Thomas Birke on Flickr

View of Ma On Shan, all residential buildings, where I used to live:

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Tsing Yi, another residential skyline.

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Hong Kong #37 -drumscan by Thomas Birke on Flickr

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Residential Hong Kong by Jörg Dickmann on Flickr

These are just a few of the many skylines in Hong Kong. Pretty damn impressive to have all of those in a single city.
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 07:01 AM   #1967
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Those ARE boring buildings though. They light up at night beautifully, mind.

But there's lots to do in Hong Kong other than stare at skyscrapers, which was my point.
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 08:19 AM   #1968
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Those ARE boring buildings though. They light up at night beautifully, mind.

But there's lots to do in Hong Kong other than stare at skyscrapers, which was my point.
Haha, and that's why all of them are night shots.

And yes, I figure that life in Hong Kong is much more packed and exciting than other places.
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 02:00 PM   #1969
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1. Hong Kong
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Old May 10th, 2011, 05:51 AM   #1970
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My top 3:

1. Hong Kong
2. New York
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Old May 10th, 2011, 10:14 PM   #1971
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And yes, I figure that life in Hong Kong is much more packed and exciting than other places.
Hong Kong could do with more people from other parts of the world though. It's very homogenous. Isn't it around 95% Chinese?
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Old June 26th, 2011, 11:14 AM   #1972
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Old June 26th, 2011, 06:14 PM   #1973
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Hong Kong could do with more people from other parts of the world though. It's very homogenous. Isn't it around 95% Chinese?
Why is that a bad thing? Maybe some countries/cities DON'T want immigrants...Japan is 98% Japanese and despite their looming demographic catastrophe, it looks like they're trying to keep it that way (for now...who knows maybe they'll throw open the immigration floodgates)

If a geographic area and its people want to stay ethnically homogeneous then it should be up to them, right? I personally feel that multiculturalism contributes far less benefits than problems to Toronto. I'm white and a few of my white friends live in Hong Kong/Shanghai (finance/commerce), and they say that the social cohesion, sense of community and resulting low crime rates are GREAT. The only negative is a lot of them have Chinese girlfriends and say they get "evil stares" from some of the natives when out in public.

As for the world's best skylines, my opinion:
1. New York City
2. Hong Kong
3. Chicago
4. Shanghai
5. Sydney
6. Singapore
7. Toronto
8. Tokyo
9. Shenzhen
0. Seattle
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Old June 26th, 2011, 06:24 PM   #1974
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european skylines are terrible.
According to modern standards, I completely agree.

But I think the top 10 winners for "historic skylines" would all be European. I'd prefer that they enhance/preserve their beautiful European architecture rather than start building a bunch of supertalls like Moscow.
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Old June 26th, 2011, 11:05 PM   #1975
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According to modern standards, I completely agree.

But I think the top 10 winners for "historic skylines" would all be European. I'd prefer that they enhance/preserve their beautiful European architecture rather than start building a bunch of supertalls like Moscow.
My hat's off to Moscow... Way to go... supertalls for a super power (of sorts).
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Why is that a bad thing?
Because variety is the spice of life.

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If a geographic area and its people want to stay ethnically homogeneous then it should be up to them, right?
You're reading way more into my statement than is intended. I've said no where that a city has to have immigrants. Homogeneity is fine as long as I'm a tourist.
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Old June 27th, 2011, 04:20 AM   #1977
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sure??? what about buenos aires, santiago, sao paulo and mexico city??
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Once the NYC complex and the other supertall project are complete my list will be like this

1. NYC (+1)
2. HK (-1)
3. Chicago (+1 from my old list)
4. Shanghai (-1 from my old list)
5. Tokyo
Standing on ESB the NYC cityscape is the most impressive there is. From street level the skyline is a bit underwhelming if you have seen the Hong Kong one.
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sure??? what about buenos aires, santiago, sao paulo and mexico city??
You can't expect him to do all the work. If you want to see pics of those cities, why not post some?
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sure??? what about buenos aires, santiago, sao paulo and mexico city??
Those are fine skylines all, and a mere ten years ago it could be argued that any of those was the best, but today the city in question is not only the undisputed best in all of latin America, it is among the top five in the western hemisphere.

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