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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 30th, 2005, 08:52 PM   #61
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brazilian skyscrapers are too boxy and all look same.
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Old December 31st, 2005, 10:46 PM   #62
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brazilian skyscrapers are too boxy and all look same.
The issue here, dude, is not quality, but quantity!.
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Old December 31st, 2005, 10:58 PM   #63
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Depends on whether you include Taiwan and Hong Kong as part of China - if so, China beats USA hands down, whether you go by quality or quantity. In terms of quality, HK skyscrapers are several times better than new york's.

If you exclude Taiwan and Hong Kong, China might probably take another 5 years to compete with USA.

There's not much need to argue over it.
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Old January 1st, 2006, 12:08 AM   #64
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And if you include only São Paulo, Brasil beats USA by far.
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Old January 1st, 2006, 12:50 AM   #65
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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


Agree.
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Old January 1st, 2006, 01:35 AM   #66
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I disagree with forumers who say the U.S. is the best. Yes, there are many tall office building in the U.S., however, there aren't that many high-rise residental buildings here. China and Brazil are equivalent in this department. So I voted a tie, because all three nations are good competitors.
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Old January 1st, 2006, 01:39 AM   #67
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Depends on whether you include Taiwan and Hong Kong as part of China - if so, China beats USA hands down, whether you go by quality or quantity. In terms of quality, HK skyscrapers are several times better than new york's.

If you exclude Taiwan and Hong Kong, China might probably take another 5 years to compete with USA.

There's not much need to argue over it.

How are Hong Kongs skyscrapers of better quality then New Yorks? I would take a Woolworths, Empire, or Chyrstler building over anything in Hong Kong save BOC.
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Old January 1st, 2006, 02:08 AM   #68
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all those boxes in brazil are not skyscrapers... somebody make a diagram comparing the skyline of brazilian cities with those of China or USA at the same scale and you will realize they are liliput.
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Old January 1st, 2006, 03:45 AM   #69
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This thread is about HIGH RISES.
High Rises:
A high-rise is any building 12+ stories, or 35m+ (either works.)

Brazil have more Highrises than USA, only São Paulo City have more high-rises than ALL USA, Brazil have more Highrises than China too, because a highrise is any building 12+ stories, or 35m+ (either works.) and only São Paulo have more than 42.000 high-rises by emporis definition.

Again this thread is about high rises not Skyscraper.
And a high-rise is any building 12+ stories, or 35m+ (either works.).
And São Paulo have more High Rises than all USA.
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Old January 1st, 2006, 03:50 AM   #70
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Quote:
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In terms of quality, HK skyscrapers are several times better than new york's.
That's strictly your opinion. NY scrapers are much nicer than HK's, but that's just my opinion.
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Old January 1st, 2006, 03:56 AM   #71
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USA! Becuase it has so many cities with skyscrapers!
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Old January 1st, 2006, 04:05 AM   #72
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China, Brazil, and the United States have something distinctly common, lots of high-rise buildings (examples: skyscrapers, apartment buildings and condos, etc). In your mind and if possible, with facts, which nation can call itself highrise capital of the world?


Again to all the people who cannot read, this thread is about the High-Rises Capital of the world, not skyscraper capital.
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Old January 1st, 2006, 06:34 PM   #73
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Density:

Hong Kong
Brazil
China
Canada
Singapore
USA
Australia-NZ
Europe
Chinese mainland,not "China"
Hong Kong is one part of China.
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Old January 1st, 2006, 07:14 PM   #74
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China, no doubt.
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Old January 1st, 2006, 07:44 PM   #75
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BrunoFoca
This thread is about HIGH RISES.
High Rises:
A high-rise is any building 12+ stories, or 35m+ (either works.)

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The number of the High rises in China is number 1 in the world.
i swear to god that nearly each Chinese city (including many city that you may never heard of it)has some High rises.
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Old January 1st, 2006, 07:57 PM   #76
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The issue here, dude, is not quality, but quantity!.
Is not necessary to make a poll to know the city with more highrises. Visit Emporis or... I don't know, but a poll?

I think that this poll evaluates the quality of the highrises of those three countries. That's a debatable thing!
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Old January 1st, 2006, 08:00 PM   #77
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Brazil doesnt have anything to do in this list.Why Brazil?? why not Iraq or Iran or whatever haha Brazil is not a skyscraper country so just cut out Brazil out of this list.
China and USA is more interesting though.USA got NYC and Chicago as their strongest cards and China got Shanghai and Hong Kong. Its really a hard choice so I have to go with a tie on this.
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Old January 1st, 2006, 08:38 PM   #78
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How are Hong Kongs skyscrapers of better quality then New Yorks? I would take a Woolworths, Empire, or Chyrstler building over anything in Hong Kong save BOC.
We're not comparing museums, newer and shining buildings are better than older ones, at least for skyscrapers.
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Old January 1st, 2006, 10:58 PM   #79
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US for sure. Brazil has quite a few, but none of them are particularly beautiful. Same goes for China.
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 12:55 AM   #80
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Again this thread is about high rises, USA have less High-rises than China, and China have less High-Rises than Brazil.
This thread is about quantity not quality.
If this thread is about Skyscraper or quality i vote in USA but is not about Skyscraper, and is not about quality.

Look this thread, this is not a major city and have more than 500 High-Rises (Population 70.000)
And any brazilian city with more than 70.000 inhabitants have High-rises.
Emporis count of Brazilian High-Rises is very wrong, only São Paulo according to City Hall have 42.000 High-Rises.
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