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View Poll Results: High-rise Capital of the World is...
China 212 41.17%
Brazil 52 10.10%
USA 239 46.41%
A three way tie 12 2.33%
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Old December 20th, 2006, 07:29 PM   #221
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I disagree. I think the USA is close or has more impressive skylines then china. anyway, my vote it the USA.
You may consider american cities bigger according to area, but if skyscrapers are taken in account, China overtakes US. Take Houston as an example, Houston is the fourth biggest american city in US, it may take three hours out of the city, but I noticed most of area are full of low-rises, shopping malls, like one storey buildings around plus distance between each other. The small portion of High-rises only concentrate on downtown area which quite looks like Chinese suburb. However, Chinese cities are quite dense, the population causes every city very dense in high-rises. The fully occupied highrises are so congested together that traffic jam are quite common in each city.
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Old December 20th, 2006, 10:30 PM   #222
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Yeah,china may have more impressive skylines height wise, but I am considering the US to have to Most Beautiful skylines. This is only my opinion though, so don't argue at all. I think that china has less pretty skylines. Some are better then others though like hong kong and Shanghai, but I think chicago looks better then them and New york is tied with them. But that's just my opion. Anyway, the US invented the skyscraper, so just for that, it goes to the US. And no, I don't consider area with impressive skylines. Why would you think that?
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Old December 20th, 2006, 10:33 PM   #223
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China for me China is the future of skyscrapers, the USA the old capital of skyscraper. And the pop here in china is much higher than the pop of the States (alone Shanghai 28 mil, Beijing 18-19 mil ...) Here in china ends the skyline not with the downtown like in US, the skyline goes from the inner city into the suburbs!!
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Old December 20th, 2006, 10:45 PM   #224
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USA because a) we invented skyscrapers, b) skyscrapers are as American as apple pie c) we have more cities with more high rises than any other country
are you sure "america" has the MOST cities and highrises than any other country? have you actually seen all the cities in china? if you haven't go check it out and you'll be blown away!

china is the highrise capital of the world.
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Old December 20th, 2006, 11:49 PM   #225
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our medium population (250,000-500,000) cities probably have wayyy better skylines than Chinese cities of similar population.
Sorry, they don't.
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Old December 21st, 2006, 12:11 AM   #226
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sorry, they do.. J/K. I know we don't, but I bet they're more beautiful here

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Old December 21st, 2006, 01:12 AM   #227
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There are numerous American cities with highrises but few have as many as China does. China has hudreds of cities I haven't even heard of with thousands of highrises. Shanghai, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Chongqing have an insane amount of highrises. Besides China is roughly the same size as the U.S. but has a much bigger population which means more people, more density and more highrises.
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Old December 21st, 2006, 01:41 AM   #228
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On the skyscraperpage website it says Canada is beating China by atleast 1000 scrapers, Is that true? And why does canada have so many for such a small population compared to china
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Old December 21st, 2006, 02:08 AM   #229
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Well, canada dosen't have as many skyscrapers. It just has more buildings that are mostly low rises.
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Old December 21st, 2006, 03:50 AM   #230
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Well fcuk me silly, China easily wins this thread on Quantity alone!
interesting point about population: India has a billion people too..how do their skylines and highrises look?
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Old December 21st, 2006, 10:27 PM   #231
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Since when this thread became alive?
China has more skyscrapers but US has the most famous ones.
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Old December 21st, 2006, 10:33 PM   #232
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On the skyscraperpage website it says Canada is beating China by atleast 1000 scrapers, Is that true? And why does canada have so many for such a small population compared to china
Cause canada is a cold country and people like to huddle together for warmth so we build denser cities.

lol i don't know why but Canadian cities have a tendency to sprawl less than US cities and build more in the main city. I guess its because we didnt have the urban exodus that the US had in the 60s and thus we have more skyscraper per capita.
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Old December 22nd, 2006, 02:54 AM   #233
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A single city such as Shanghai undoubtedly has more highrises than all of Canada.
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Old December 24th, 2006, 11:22 AM   #234
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The reason why China doesn't have that many highrises listed in the online databases is simply because it's impossible to keep track of all the towers that exist, and that are under construction and planned.

As Skybean said, Shanghai alone has way more highrises than all of Canada.
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Old December 24th, 2006, 12:20 PM   #235
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China, no question about it.
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Old December 24th, 2006, 11:40 PM   #236
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ok, now lets make a thread, Skyscraper capital of the world.
because, the site is titled Skyscraper city

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Old December 25th, 2006, 12:02 AM   #237
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And the point of this stupid thread????
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Old December 25th, 2006, 03:42 AM   #238
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well its a very biased version of an internet poll, in which we come to the conclusion China's got a shitload of highrises.
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Old December 25th, 2006, 04:43 AM   #239
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The USA has more skyscrapers but China has more high-rises on the whole. That is because most people in chinese cities live in cramped apartment blocks.
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Old December 25th, 2006, 05:09 AM   #240
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China can build all the highrises that it wants, but USA will always be the highrise capital because the skyscraper was invented there and highrises from all stages of their evolution (right up to now) exist there.
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