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Old December 7th, 2005, 08:42 PM   #21
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Underrated:
Montreal-- the skyline isn't tall, but its dense and very very building shape is unique in the city!!!

Overrated:
Vancouver and Toronto-- A lot of building but no diversity
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Old December 7th, 2005, 09:04 PM   #22
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Overrated:
Mexico city
Detroit
Hong Kong
Singapore
London
Toronto
Frankfurt

Underrated:
Seoul
Bangkok
Urumqi
Miami

Always great:
New York
Chicago
Shanghai
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Old December 7th, 2005, 10:12 PM   #23
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Overrated
Dubai
Shanghai
Las Vegas

Underrated
Tel Aviv
Jerusalem
Haifa
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Old December 7th, 2005, 11:25 PM   #24
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Overrated:
-New York City
-Hong Kong
-Tokyo
-Los Angeles
-Houston
-Toronto
-Vancouver
-Dubai
-London
-Paris
-Frankfurt

Underrated:
-Shanghai
-Bangkok
-Metro Manila
-Buenos Aires
-Seattle
-Tel Aviv
-Melbourne
-Chongqing
-Seoul
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Old December 8th, 2005, 03:13 AM   #25
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Shanghai's skyline is very underrated in SSC. How can anyone not admire the Jin Mao tower surrounded by dozens and dozens of 700 footers by the Yangtze River?

Other underrated skylines: Buenos Aires, Seoul, and Vancouver. But it's nice to know that they're finally being discovered by a few TRUE skyscraper enthusiasts that don't let their hometown bias get the best of them. I found Vancouver's gorgeous cluster very unappreciated by many forummers because of its lack of a supertall but it sure does blow away many overrated skylines ie: Dubai and Toronto.
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Old December 8th, 2005, 07:23 AM   #26
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overrated: Dubai, Seoul, Tokyo
underrated: Shanghai and other Chinese cities
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Old December 8th, 2005, 06:23 PM   #27
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Overrated:
Warsaw
Dubai

Underrated:
Brussels
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Old January 23rd, 2006, 08:57 PM   #28
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Overrated: Rotterdam, London
Underrated:Riyadh, Taipei
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Old January 23rd, 2006, 09:31 PM   #29
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overrated:
London.
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Old January 23rd, 2006, 09:54 PM   #30
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Overrated

Toronto
Los Angeles
Buenos Aires
Hong Kong
Manila

Underrated:

Des Moines
Dubai
Chicago
Frankfurt
Santiago
Guangzhou
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Old January 23rd, 2006, 10:07 PM   #31
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i know i am from dubai and all, but dubai's current skyline is definetly not overrated, the current skyline does not get a lot attention here in the forums, and i am not only talking about Sheikh Zayed Road but also about the Creek/Old Town skyline.


not to mention the skyline UC of course.
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Old January 23rd, 2006, 11:03 PM   #32
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Underrated

SanFrancisco
Sydney
Warsaw

Overrated

London
Paris
Frankfurt
LA

Can NEVER be overrated

New York
Chicago
Rio de Janeiro
Hong Kong

Wished that someone would rate them but they're just too dull

Birmingham
Atlanta

Should be in the Underrated list

Bogota
Toronto

So vulgar it hurts

Shanghai
Miami
Riyadh

So hideous that it defies belief and all previous classification

Dubai
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Old January 23rd, 2006, 11:13 PM   #33
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London
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Old January 23rd, 2006, 11:15 PM   #34
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So hideous that it defies belief and all previous classification

Dubai
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Old January 23rd, 2006, 11:45 PM   #35
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overrated:

Hong Kong - too repetitve, and not enough of a line, plus the mountains are distracting; the best and tallest towers are also too close to each other.

any place in the Netherlands - needs more denisty and beauty

Houston - too many clunky, bland, cheapass, modern corporate towers that block out the older beauties at many angles

underrated:

London - too much focus is just on The City and Canary Wharf; you've also got a nice but short skyline looking west; not to mention there's a lot of great angles where stuff lines up well

Atlanta and Frankfut - great "sky-LINES;" awe-inspiring buildings

Jacksonville - nice buildings and nice river setting with bridges

New York City - still great, even without its two tallest buildings

Dubai - it's a baby as far as skylines go, but one hell of a baby

Philly - great variety and density

Nashville, Birmingham, Jackson, and lots of other smaller cities - nice mix of style and considering the smaller size, they look bigger than the city is

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Wished that someone would rate them but they're just too dull

Birmingham
Atlanta
i love Birmingham's skyline (you mean USA, right? England's not too shabby either.) it's what i see out of my window.

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Old January 24th, 2006, 12:48 AM   #36
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underrated: Wellington - small and tall at the same time...
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Old January 24th, 2006, 01:06 AM   #37
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Overrated: Shang Hai, Toronto, San Francisco, Vancouver, Dubai for now, we'll see later as it grows

Underrated: Detroit, Los Angeles, Seattle, Miami, Philadelphia
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Old January 24th, 2006, 12:58 PM   #38
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Actually the mountains and natural scenery add the beauty of HK's skyline.

Anyway,

overrated - HK, New York, Shanghai, Dubai

underrated - Manila, Urumqi, Gold Coast, Caracas
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Old January 24th, 2006, 03:16 PM   #39
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Quote:
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Actually the mountains and natural scenery add the beauty of HK's skyline.

Anyway,

overrated - HK, New York, Shanghai, Dubai

underrated - Manila, Urumqi, Gold Coast, Caracas
i disagree; HK's water's nice, but the mountains just don't mix in well, IMO. there are cities where the mountains really add to the city (Salt Lake City, Busan,) but they just look distracting in HK.

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Old January 24th, 2006, 03:57 PM   #40
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Overrated:
Toronto
Dubai
Miami
London
a little bit New York
Tokyo

Underrated:
Los Angeles
Shanghai
Urumqi
Bangkok
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