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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 25th, 2006, 05:13 AM   #241
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China is a massive, massive, massive country.
take shanghai for example...theyre about to have a second supertall, and they also have that huge tower on the waterfront... its just amazing.

I mean I live in the USA so I know the quality of our skylines...
but in terms of numbers I think China is winning!

Im not so sure about our countries as a whole...our medium population (250,000-500,000) cities probably have wayyy better skylines than Chinese cities of similar population.
i totally agree with you.
2 million us city, and 2 million chinese city, i agree us city win skyline.
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Old January 4th, 2007, 12:47 AM   #242
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It was the USA.

It is currently a tie between USA and China with Chicago and NYC rivalled by HK and Shanghai. There is in reality, as everyone who has visited China with an open mind realises a big 4 not a big 3.

Forests of high rise residential dwelling space doesn't really do it without a proper epic skyline a la Hong Kong or Chicago to act as an image for the nations urban look.

It will be China.
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Old January 4th, 2007, 03:35 AM   #243
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Quality over Quantity! USA!
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Old January 6th, 2007, 12:34 PM   #244
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Where is this quality of which you speak, in comparission with China for example?
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Old January 6th, 2007, 05:26 PM   #245
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Definitely it's USA. America is a motherland of skyscrapers! New York is a skyscrapercity.It's classic. I can't identify the high-rise buildings with other country. American skyscrapers have the longest history, where we can see skyscrapers' evolution. All the cities from the very beginning are projected with skyscraper areas.
As to China...chaos of high -rise.
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Old January 6th, 2007, 05:38 PM   #246
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Where is this quality of which you speak, in comparission with China for example?
There are many beautiful buildings planned and under construction in China, but for now the US still takes the cake. China will overtake them in the very very near future, though.

While China and Brazil have far more skyscrapers than the US and far denser skylines, highrises in the US tend to be more interesting. I think its because in China and Brazil, highrises are more practical, built to accomodate millions of middle class apartment dwellers, but in the US highrises are more of a novelty. Hence the vast majority of them are less "functional", so to speak.
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Old January 6th, 2007, 06:50 PM   #247
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History is with USA, yes, but the uncountable amount of high-rises that are being built up in China will make China the high-rise capital of the world, if it isn't already with it's metropolic cities like Shanghai. I personally like the general high-rise architecture in China more amusing than American and Brazilian. China's economy is rising with their population of 1,3 billion and that ain't the only thing rising, there's going to be loads and loads of huge buildings when the money really starts flowing in like in no country before.
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Old January 7th, 2007, 07:05 PM   #248
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Of course China
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Old January 8th, 2007, 02:58 AM   #249
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Most of China highrises are cartoonish looking unless they were designed and built by serious foreign architects.

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Old January 8th, 2007, 04:22 AM   #250
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Brazil really isn't a contender here imo. Sure, there's plenty of high rises there, but how many notable ones?

Of course China has more skyscrapers than the USA, but how many of those are repetitive commie blocks? How many skyscrapers can China claim that date back to the early 20th century. Not many, that's what gives the USA the edge here imo.
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Old January 9th, 2007, 06:06 AM   #251
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you left out dubai.
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Old January 9th, 2007, 06:58 AM   #252
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Old January 9th, 2007, 10:37 AM   #253
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you left out dubai.
are you kiding?

to compare a small city with three big States?

to compare a city of only less 1000 high-buildings with a country?
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Old January 9th, 2007, 10:52 AM   #254
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I think your all wrong in your own ways
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Old January 9th, 2007, 11:32 AM   #255
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yes dubai. when all the projects in dubai are completed in a few years time. i think it'll be dubai. the two tallest towers in teh world. burj dubai and al burj. and they have single project developments that are bigger than manhattan.
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Old January 9th, 2007, 11:43 AM   #256
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yes dubai. when all the projects in dubai are completed in a few years time. i think it'll be dubai. the two tallest towers in teh world. burj dubai and al burj. and they have single project developments that are bigger than manhattan.
i REALLY doubt the ambitious of dubai. maybe they really have no idea of what is a Metropolis and waht is a city?
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Old January 9th, 2007, 11:50 AM   #257
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i REALLY doubt the ambitious of dubai. maybe they really have no idea of what is a Metropolis and waht is a city?
what is a metropolis? a big city with a multicultural environment with people of all origins. and thats wat dubai is. in another 15 years time. it'll grow to be the size of london. it already has the cultural mix of cities like london, you will find people of all origins and nationalities living in and visiting dubai.

and wats wrong with dubai's ambitions? its all part of a massive masterplan that is being carried out based on extensive feasibility studies and planning. its not like theyr building all that without thinking about any of it, or about who will stay in or visit the massive new city that is being built
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Old January 9th, 2007, 12:16 PM   #258
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Old January 9th, 2007, 01:55 PM   #259
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in terms of numbers I think China is winning, Americas built skrapers for decades but now Asia in general o built more, the question now is not were they born but numbers.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 12:23 AM   #260
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Comparing Dubai to the entire countries of China and the USA is ridiculous, calling it superior is another thing entirely.
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