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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 January 10th, 2007, 03:25 AM   #261
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^ ha agreeed.. such a STUPID comparison
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Old January 10th, 2007, 03:36 AM   #262
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China for amount.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 04:54 PM   #263
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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
I disagree. Dubai is a city full of rich, well-to-do expats, offset by poor migrant workers, there's not enough of a middle ground, or true cultural diversity.

Although there's nothing wrong in and of itself with Dubai's ambitions or its current plans, I really find it a gross epitome of mass consumerism and decadence manifesting itself (first it was clothes, and then cars) and now an entire city. I fear what this means for future cities to come. Skyscrapers should be works of art, not massed produced consumer goods.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 04:57 PM   #264
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BTW, I say US, it's more mature and built up. Give us another 10-15 years and China will take the cake, but for now, it's still just the big three.

Shanghai is doing a good job growing up, but its not quite there yet in terms of density and aesthetics, give it another 10-15 and it'll probably make it to the big four. At the rate Dubai is growing, as much as I hate to admit it, and as much as I love the Burj Dubai, it'll probably be able to join the big 5, in 10-15 years, assuming it doesn't crash.
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Old January 31st, 2007, 11:30 PM   #265
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China will have the most skyscrapers in the near future
But the capital of the world will still be USA
the reason is simple
Your American developed it
the title belongs to you

China is huge in area and population
it will be the tops in many aspects
such as economy,skyscrapers,etc.
but everything becomes so tiny when averaged by 1.3 billion people

We need developments
But we donot hope that we are considered as the threat to you
So,be friendly to us

PLUS I want to ask WENCH
What do you mean by saying"I even think that HK should be excluded in the list (China)."and"HONGKONG not HONGKONG.China"?
besides ,what are you doing in Taipei
Are you also deciding separate Taiwan province out from our mainland?
Everyone knows HongKong is the finacial centre of China,
it has returned to mainland for ten years long.
If you think it is a shame to be a Chinese,You can leave HongKong and Taipei,get out of my country.
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Old January 31st, 2007, 11:38 PM   #266
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Sorry
I did not mean to convern of politics
but I was angry with him
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Old February 1st, 2007, 02:56 AM   #267
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Sorry
I did not mean to convern of politics
but I was angry with him
He is not Chinese but a Philippino who was born in Hongkong but never saw the need to learn to speak Chinese. Chinese was just to low for him, methink.

I have even met a Philippina who was born in Hongkong but never learnt to use chopstick ... so unsophisticated she is!
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Old February 3rd, 2007, 04:00 AM   #268
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But Dubai is an emirate..not a city in CHina, Usa or Brazil...
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Old February 3rd, 2007, 06:25 AM   #269
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if we're talking about density there's no doubt Brasil. if we are talking about building weith more glasses around, USA and China.
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Old February 3rd, 2007, 06:29 AM   #270
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I voted USA because after all they were the first one to build skyscrapers and they sure do have a lot of them in all cities, I mean they are everywhere, for those who ever goes to the atlantic coast to new york, boston etc... you'll understand
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Old February 5th, 2007, 01:32 AM   #271
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I voted USA because after all they were the first one to build skyscrapers and they sure do have a lot of them in all cities, I mean they are everywhere, for those who ever goes to the atlantic coast to new york, boston etc... you'll understand
The US was the frist country with a skyscraper boom, that's sure. However, skyscrapers (highrises with 12+ floors) existed long before. Then, you cannot find skyscrapers "everywhere" in the US. Normally, you only find them in the CBD excepting in some cities such as Miami, where the amount of residential highrises is huge too . Meanwhile, in China you find skyscrapers in every city over 100,000 inhabitants, and not only in the city center but in every district.
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Old February 5th, 2007, 05:33 AM   #272
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Originally Posted by bonivison View Post
China will have the most skyscrapers in the near future
But the capital of the world will still be USA
the reason is simple
Your American developed it
the title belongs to you

China is huge in area and population
it will be the tops in many aspects
such as economy,skyscrapers,etc.
but everything becomes so tiny when averaged by 1.3 billion people

We need developments
But we donot hope that we are considered as the threat to you
So,be friendly to us

PLUS I want to ask WENCH
What do you mean by saying"I even think that HK should be excluded in the list (China)."and"HONGKONG not HONGKONG.China"?
besides ,what are you doing in Taipei
Are you also deciding separate Taiwan province out from our mainland?
Everyone knows HongKong is the finacial centre of China,
it has returned to mainland for ten years long.
If you think it is a shame to be a Chinese,You can leave HongKong and Taipei,get out of my country.
You were too overacting... Besides WENCH is not a Chinese, if I remember correctly, he is a Malaysian living in HK...

And also one thing you should remember China invented gunpower, however defeated by guns...
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Old February 5th, 2007, 05:35 AM   #273
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He is not Chinese but a Philippino who was born in Hongkong but never saw the need to learn to speak Chinese. Chinese was just to low for him, methink.

I have even met a Philippina who was born in Hongkong but never learnt to use chopstick ... so unsophisticated she is!
Sorry, I didn't see your post, Philippino? I have thought Malaysian...
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Old February 5th, 2007, 07:26 AM   #274
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USA for now
China for future.
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