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Old March 17th, 2017, 12:07 PM   #1321
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Beijing (or Peking) - 北京


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Old March 17th, 2017, 01:31 PM   #1322
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^That tower to the left looks like the walky talky tower in London.
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Old March 17th, 2017, 03:03 PM   #1323
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That's Chinese Communist Party's National Newspaper People's Daily's New Headquarter Building.
It was designed by Nanjing based Architect / Professor Zhou Qi (周琦) from Southeast University (东南大学).

There is a thread ( BEIJING | People's Daily New Headquarters | 150m+ | 35 fl | Com) in SSC dedicated to this Tower.

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Old March 18th, 2017, 12:41 AM   #1324
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Yes, it looks cool, but there is nothing eco about it.


^Certified green buildings are approaching a quarter of the floor area of the country.
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Old March 18th, 2017, 01:21 AM   #1325
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As of now, I will pick Shanghai



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2) Dubai

3) Singapore

4) Astana/Shenzhen

5) Guangzhou

6) Moscow...in a near future...
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Old March 18th, 2017, 02:45 AM   #1326
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Old March 18th, 2017, 08:14 AM   #1327
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Hands down Shanghai, Dubai, Doha or Guangzhou. They all look like you just landed in 2050

NYC is next to join the club when all it's development is finished

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Old March 18th, 2017, 09:41 AM   #1328
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Old March 22nd, 2017, 08:53 AM   #1329
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Not sure how Dubai is always ending up on the list. Half of the city still doesn't have any sort of pavements or pavements suddenly ending up in the sand. Unless they are ready for everybody to wear jet pack already

Singapore and it's Gardens by the Bay is the most furustic thing I have seen during my extensive travels. Tokyo has stuck in 80s and if you visit city during that era you would be amazed but not now.

New York? Again, from street level it's not that futuristic, mainly because roads and pavements are so bad and reminds me third world country.

Chinese cities? Seen a lot of them, nope, not futuristic. May be Shanghai from some vintage points but street level is not that good.

Seoul, may be. Vancouver actually as well.
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Old March 22nd, 2017, 11:18 AM   #1330
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I guess it all depends how you define futuristic. Is it that a city only LOOKS futuristic according to someones opinion, or is it because a city is that advanced technologically that it feels like future to you while walking its streets or using its mass transit.

While i for instance see why people tend to find Shenzhen futuristic, i am sure walking around the hundreds of same looking commie residential blocks doesnt feel exciting at all.

I find Shanghai to have a few points that are actually futuristic looking, but there are still a lot of slumlike residential areas scattered all around Shanghai, they are even in the middle of areas where you wouldnt suspect them, like about 1km something east from Nanjing Road. Also Pudongs street level experience is a very 70 80s style thing. Not much to do there except going to a few malls and 4 observation decks. Other then that itīs pretty much unattractive there. (height is not key for a nice and vibrant city)

I just donīt get how you think Tokyo is stuck in the 80s? Can you elaborate please?
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Old March 22nd, 2017, 11:38 AM   #1331
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I just donīt get how you think Tokyo is stuck in the 80s? Can you elaborate please?
I've been to Tokyo 4 times, spent over 1 month there in total.

Everything looks and feels like it's from 80s, it's analogue (as somebody said) in it's pure fabric and core. You can see that boom years were in 80s, most of the things you see were built in 80s (elevated roads, buildings, etc), all trains, cars, buses are like from that era, even supermarkets, shops, neon lights, advertisement etc, are all like from there. Also, hanging cables on the back streets don't help either.
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Old March 22nd, 2017, 03:51 PM   #1332
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I've been to Tokyo 4 times, spent over 1 month there in total.

Everything looks and feels like it's from 80s, it's analogue (as somebody said) in it's pure fabric and core. You can see that boom years were in 80s, most of the things you see were built in 80s (elevated roads, buildings, etc), all trains, cars, buses are like from that era, even supermarkets, shops, neon lights, advertisement etc, are all like from there. Also, hanging cables on the back streets don't help either.
I love Tokyo but I have to agree. Tokyo is what people thought the future would look like in the '80s and still has a lot of "futuristic" elements to it, but I wouldn't say that it is nowadays.

Honestly, the only city that I can really think of that answers this question is Seoul, perhaps Singapore as well.
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Old March 22nd, 2017, 04:01 PM   #1333
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I guess the "stuck in a certain period feeling" will be also felt in Dubai in a few decades. Because Dubai has built so much of the modern city at the same time under a certain design trend. I also think a lot of itīs infrastuctural "advancements" will be regreted in the future. All these highways that appear pseudo futuristic just cut the city into huge parts.
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Old March 22nd, 2017, 06:12 PM   #1334
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I guess the "stuck in a certain period feeling" will be also felt in Dubai in a few decades. Because Dubai has built so much of the modern city at the same time under a certain design trend. I also think a lot of itīs infrastuctural "advancements" will be regreted in the future. All these highways that appear pseudo futuristic just cut the city into huge parts.
Maybe we should go for "timeless" instead of "futuristic". Futuristic is too fleeting, for it is only defined by the current prevailing perceptions and capabilities.The term is also always evolving, much dependent on technology, materials, infrastructure, environmental factors etc.

In my view architecturally, NYC is a timeless classic because it has practically all the modern skyscraper design periods and movements juxtaposed within its urban fabric. In Dubai's case the boom is within a relatively narrow time period that it encompasses only one or two trends, there's little transition time but a sudden jump. Will it stand the test of time?

Design wise, the only thing I think coming close to having a futuristic quality is the Sydney Opera House. It looked futuristic then and still does now..
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Old March 22nd, 2017, 06:47 PM   #1335
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As far as I've visited I'd have to say Vancouver. Not because it's so incredibly modern and futuristic, but because it has a very nice blend between older style buildings and clean new architecture that makes it quite uniqiue imo I'd like to envision a future with a good blend between green open spaces, older and newer style buildings, and Vancouver does a good job there
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For me, hands down Shanghai, incredible.
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Old March 22nd, 2017, 11:01 PM   #1337
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I have visited Vancouver many times, and although it feels like a "new" city , I do not find it futuristic at all. Of the places I have visited I find Singapore to be the most futuristic.
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Old March 23rd, 2017, 03:10 AM   #1338
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Of the places I have visited I find Singapore to be the most futuristic.
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Old March 23rd, 2017, 11:54 PM   #1339
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I find NY as the most futuristic and it doesn't have any competitor worldwide.

That's my opinion, tho.
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