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Old May 12th, 2008, 08:56 AM   #681
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In that most of Dubai's architecture is now 21st century, it could be considered futuristic along those lines. The same can be said for Miami in that most of its skyscrapers are now 21st century.
newly built skyscrapers doesn't mean a city is futuristic lmao.. i think old cities with nice modern MT and innovative ideas is cooler than a new shiney city with nice modern MT and innovative ideas. juxtaposition > monotonous

my criteria for futuristic city is lots of mass transit and technology, not new construction
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Old May 13th, 2008, 12:52 AM   #682
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newly built skyscrapers doesn't mean a city is futuristic lmao.. i think old cities with nice modern MT and innovative ideas is cooler than a new shiney city with nice modern MT and innovative ideas. juxtaposition > monotonous

my criteria for futuristic city is lots of mass transit and technology, not new construction
I understand your point, and it is well-taken. As I said, "could be considered futuristic along those lines," with this website being called SkyscraperCity, so I fail to see why you're laughing your ass off instead of saying "in my opinion," but I'm glad you're happy.
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Old May 13th, 2008, 04:55 AM   #683
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Old May 13th, 2008, 07:07 AM   #684
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Old May 15th, 2008, 11:43 AM   #685
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newly built skyscrapers doesn't mean a city is futuristic lmao.. i think old cities with nice modern MT and innovative ideas is cooler than a new shiney city with nice modern MT and innovative ideas. juxtaposition > monotonous

my criteria for futuristic city is lots of mass transit and technology, not new construction
same criteria for me too =) i guess neon light counts as well.. hongkong i think is very futuristic, same to ny, tokyo and shanghai
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Old June 6th, 2008, 05:19 PM   #687
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Old June 6th, 2008, 05:26 PM   #688
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Old June 6th, 2008, 05:28 PM   #689
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I thought futuristic had something to do with modern. Some of the cities I saw named here just have skyscrapers and some neon lights and buildings with TV screens.



I vote for Tokyo. It wins hands down.
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Old June 8th, 2008, 12:25 PM   #691
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Nothing beats Tokyo...from the vending machines of all kinds (and I do mean all kind), to the robotic parking garage for cars and bicycles, the sleeping capsules, the most innovative gadgets found at Akihabara, the neon lights, and the highly efficient and effective public transportation system - Tokyo is unbeatable as the most futuristic city on earth.
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Old June 8th, 2008, 06:16 PM   #692
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Neon lights and vending machines are futuristic? Sounds more like the 90s for me.
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The Japanese vending machines are quite incredible. Have never seen all that stuff being sold elsewhere in the world.
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Dubai, hands down.

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Old June 9th, 2008, 03:41 AM   #695
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Japanese technology is used.
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A railroad, a monorail, an aquarium, airport, a building, production of the water

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Old June 9th, 2008, 07:13 AM   #696
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I am a big fan of all japanese things ,but what happen when there is no more oil to feed all the industry related to oil in Japan ? or the world ?
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Old June 10th, 2008, 02:09 AM   #697
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Dubai isn't futuristic because it has little sustainable architecture, traffic woes, major destruction of the environment, sprawl, etc. Dubai just looks good and that's easy to do with the right amount of money...its called "free facade" and that's very 1920's and anyone can do practically whatever with a building if you can/are willing to pay for it. So 1920's is hardly futuristic lol
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The metropolis which is mentally and individually the freshest, youngest and therefore most futuristic seems to be Berlin. The global zeitgeist speaks for the "poor but sexy" German capital.
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Tokyo. No doubt about it...
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Old June 11th, 2008, 01:06 PM   #700
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The metropolis which is mentally and individually the freshest, youngest and therefore most futuristic seems to be Berlin. The global zeitgeist speaks for the "poor but sexy" German capital.
Actually, as an architecture student, we are hearing a lot about just Germany in general lately. I think its going to be interesting to see what happens there. Good call on that.
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