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Old March 5th, 2011, 06:37 AM   #1041
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NY Times Square is probably the most futuristic place on Earth i feel.
That i might agree a bittttt

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Old March 5th, 2011, 06:46 AM   #1042
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Times Square copied from London, no?

Piccadilly Circus in 1960
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Old March 5th, 2011, 07:16 AM   #1043
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Times Square replaced London, no?
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Old March 5th, 2011, 07:23 AM   #1044
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I hope some Asian cities will replace Times Square too in the future
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Old March 5th, 2011, 08:09 AM   #1045
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Old March 5th, 2011, 10:14 AM   #1046
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Times Square is a poor man's Vegas Strip .... consider it replaced.
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Old March 5th, 2011, 08:28 PM   #1047
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I hope some Asian cities will replace Times Square too in the future
Shinjuku, Akihabara, Ginza, Shibuya etc already have!

For example look at this video CoCoMilk posted of times square, notice how the driver is driving really slow and yet the video only lasts 2:23
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Now go to 1:54 in this video and the "times squares" in Tokyo last 6 minutes and he is driving fast and it's also sped up. He also is missing some commercial districts so there's even more in Tokyo
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Old March 5th, 2011, 08:38 PM   #1048
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I've never been to Shanghai nor the city is of any concerns to me as I don't live there. Having none existing experience of the place, with the only exception of seeing photos of the city in this forum, I can't make any judgment on Shanghai but I wouldn't really place Shanghai on the list either.

NYC matters to me the most since this is where i grew up, and sadly I'm seeing the deterioration of the place. :S
I am actually going to Haining, Zhejiang tomorrow which is close to Shanghai (I'm visiting my chinese friend during spring break), so expect a picture thread of me after 1 week . The last time I was in Shanghai was 2006.

The most recent time I went to NY was just last month! Here are some pictures:

Times Square


This looks most futuristic of NYC


Me freezing on the boat!
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Old March 5th, 2011, 09:33 PM   #1049
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Are you very famous or really ugly?



Lol, anyway i saw a couple of nightpics of Huangzhou (if written correctly) and it looked pretty futuristic if u ask me
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Shinjuku, Akihabara, Ginza, Shibuya etc already have!

For example look at this video CoCoMilk posted of times square, notice how the driver is driving really slow and yet the video only lasts 2:23


Now go to 1:54 in this video and the "times squares" in Tokyo last 6 minutes and he is driving fast and it's also sped up. He also is missing some commercial districts so there's even more in Tokyo
=.=".................................alright alright Time square is small compare to those in Tokyo I need to travel often lol

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I am actually going to Haining, Zhejiang tomorrow which is close to Shanghai (I'm visiting my chinese friend during spring break), so expect a picture thread of me after 1 week . The last time I was in Shanghai was 2006.

The most recent time I went to NY was just last month! Here are some pictures:
Wow you're unlucky since last month's weather was crazy. You had a great time here?
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=.=".................................alright alright Time square is small compare to those in Tokyo I need to travel often lol
Well most people know that Times Square is pretty small, you don't even need to travel to notice it just look at pictures or watch "Tokyo Drift" or something . Travelling is the best though.

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Wow you're unlucky since last month's weather was crazy. You had a great time here?
There was alot of snow and it was cold but other then that it was good. I've been to NY before though (in the summer). I will go again when the world trade center complex is finished.
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Taller buildings and narrower roads in Times Square gives me more of a futuristic impression, also the poster/ads of block buster movies or top billboard music also adds to that feeling.

I think lujiazui in shanghai is pretty futuristic, in another way



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I prefer Doha's architecture over Shanghai
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Old March 6th, 2011, 12:55 AM   #1054
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Taller buildings and narrower roads in Times Square gives me more of a futuristic impression, also the poster/ads of block buster movies or top billboard music also adds to that feeling.
The buildings in Shinjuku are more numerous and about the same height with some being taller than the immediate time square area. Shibuya also has much narrower streets. The main problem with NYC is that the infrastructure is really old and dirty which takes away from any "futuristic" feeling and times square is just way too small. I guess you just have to visit Tokyo.

Here is a video I took of Shibuya last summer



If you walk into any of the streets it basically continues for several blocks in multiple directions.

Here are some of my pictures of Shinjuku (totally different area than Shibuya).













Here is one picture of Ginza (the richest shopping area in all of Asia).

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Remember this is not counting all of Ginza, Ikebukuro, Roppongi, Akihabara, Harajuku etc.

And here is an example of Tokyo infrastructure

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Old March 6th, 2011, 01:42 AM   #1055
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Old March 6th, 2011, 02:20 AM   #1056
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those impressive multi level flyovers and the bullet train running through the heart of the city really makes tokyo a city of the future.
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Old March 6th, 2011, 06:38 AM   #1057
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I don't know about you guys but, I keep asking my self... What is the definition of futuristic? As far as I know most of our vision from the future comes from Hollywood.

I think For me the more urbanistically developed and more technology developed a city is the more it would fall in the category of Futuristic as opposed to just a city with tons of glass skyscrapers.
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I don't know about you guys but, I keep asking my self... What is the definition of futuristic? As far as I know most of our vision from the future comes from Hollywood.

I think For me the more urbanistically developed and more technology developed a city is the more it would fall in the category of Futuristic as opposed to just a city with tons of glass skyscrapers.
Good question. For me it is not how developed and rich it is, which some people like to put in the frame "futuristic". For me is the look. Big screen TVs on buildings, a train that looks futuristic (the look ), skyscrapers where ever you go etc.
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Yeah, we've all seen "Lost in Translation" (the movie where I found Tokyo)
but backlit or neon advertising plastered over standard architecture does not a futuristic city make.
Sometimes a city of the future could be a step back,
like the Los Angeles of "Blade Runner", where even the flying cars couldn't help it.
But when you can get on a clean,
fast intercity mode of transportation, like the trains you have in Japan and China,
then that's an indicator of being "ahead" of the overall game, but only in conventional rail.
By the way, half of Greater Tokyo seems to be farmland, so that's kind of rustic.
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Old March 6th, 2011, 01:58 PM   #1060
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So we know from this thread that "futuristic" actually means "neon"...
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