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Old September 26th, 2013, 05:33 PM   #1
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Underrated Skylines

We already have an underrated skyscrapers, as well as overrated skylines thread, so this seemed like the natural progression. Which skylines do you think are better than they are generally given credit for? Feel free to back up your assertions with statistics, pictures, etc.

Here are a few of mine.

First, on the world stage, I am picking Guangzhou. It is often overshadowed by Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Shenzhen, but currently has one of the best supertall clusters on earth, and is adding extremely impressive construction at the moment. Depending on the day, I have it ranked as high as #2 in the world, right behind NYC

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For North America, I'm going to toss in my home city of Boston. It always gets ripped on for lacking height, but it has 16 buildings over 500' (18 over 150m) in a densely concentrated area, and the vast majority of buildings don't need spires to inflate their heights. I expect it to get more recognition over the next few years as it puts up its 3 tallest buildings of the last 40 years, in succession. (pair of 625' and a 691') It has a very strong mass and density for a US city.










The last skyline I want to call to attention is what I consider to be the most overlooked South American skyline, Caracas. Its twin towers were the tallest buildings in South America for almost 30 years! It has good height, variety, and density. I think it's certainly the most interesting skyline on that continent, whether or not it's the best.

Unfortunately, having a tough time finding a great pic, so let's go with this one:
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Old September 26th, 2013, 08:57 PM   #2
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Nanjing which is often overshadowed by Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen,Guangzhou,Chongqing,Tianjin,even Beijing ,Nanjing which skyline looks likes a slender long-legged beauty fell out of top 50 best skyline in the world

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Old September 26th, 2013, 09:17 PM   #3
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Those Chinese skylines are very impressive. But most of them are just too spread out to form a recognizable skyline. They are just massive.
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Old September 26th, 2013, 09:22 PM   #4
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.:SEOUL 서울 SOUTH KOREA 대한민국:.
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.:BUSAN 부산 SOUTH KOREA 대한민국:.


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Old September 26th, 2013, 11:43 PM   #5
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Great thread! To me those are the most underrated:

Philadelphia:
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Pittsburgh:
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IMG_3905 by Pittsburgh Photography, on Flickr

Detroit:


Cleveland:

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2012...hio_resid.html
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Old September 27th, 2013, 03:38 AM   #6
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Old September 27th, 2013, 03:44 AM   #7
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Old September 27th, 2013, 08:35 AM   #8
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To me, these cities have underrated skylines :


Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Calgary Skyline-738301 by glennrossimages, on Flickr

Rotterdam, South Holland, The Netherlands
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_DSC0023 by MJ_FoTo_2013 / Michel Jansen, on Flickr

Brussels, Brussels Capital Region, Belgium
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Brussels skyline from the North Station by The^Bob, on Flickr

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Brussels skyline by superselect, on Flickr

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
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Pela janela do quarto... by Bernardo von Flach, on Flickr

Jakarta, Jakarta S.C.R., Indonesia ; by ncon







Osaka, Kinki Region, Japan




And many others .

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Old September 27th, 2013, 07:43 PM   #9
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To me, these cities have underrated skylines :
Brussels, Brussels Capital Region, Belgium
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Brussels skyline from the North Station by The^Bob, on Flickr
I don't know if the Brussels' skyline is underrated, it's not exciting or so. But there are a few developments like Silver Tower (will rise in between the two conical midrises on the first picture) and UP-site (under construction on the right side of my panoramic pic), which will make the skyline more varied:



With Silver Tower:



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Old September 28th, 2013, 12:29 PM   #10
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Majority of these skylines aren't very unique or recognisable IMO.
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Old September 28th, 2013, 03:48 PM   #11
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Old September 28th, 2013, 05:28 PM   #12
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Busan is definitely one of the underated skylines in the world.
Why? Because Busan has more than 15 over 200m buildings and very beautiful natural settings. But it is quite unknown city to the world.

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Flickr에서 JS's favorite things님의 Busan-Diamond bridge

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Flickr에서 BiMim님의 Haeundae Beach at night (해운대 해수욕장)



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Flickr에서 JS's favorite things님의 DYNAMIC BUSAN
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Old September 28th, 2013, 06:34 PM   #13
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Busan looks cool from this angle imo.

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Old September 28th, 2013, 07:39 PM   #14
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Benidorm (Spain)! It is kinda ugly...but for a European city it is damn expressive. Still it is for example hardly ever mentioned in the "Best European Skyline" thread.

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Old September 28th, 2013, 08:12 PM   #15
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wow Busan omg like Singapore
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Old September 28th, 2013, 08:35 PM   #16
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Busan is an awesome one! It also has another building close to 950'/280m basically topping out in a different area. Really nice density and I love the tallest cluster!

Nanjing is a great skyline and I have it slotted as 6th in China, right between Chongqing and Beijing.

Brussels is often overlooked but is a good candidate for top 10-12 in Europe.

Osaka is extremely expansive and probably a real monster in person.

Many of the others listed are also good but I find these to be the ones that stick out so far as most underrated.
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Old September 29th, 2013, 12:06 AM   #17
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SEOUL SKYLINE IS THE MOST UNDERRATED

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Old September 29th, 2013, 01:31 AM   #18
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Old September 30th, 2013, 01:28 AM   #19
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Old September 30th, 2013, 08:16 PM   #20
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Calgary definitely!!

and some Australian cities.
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