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Old October 7th, 2007, 01:44 PM   #21
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Why is it out of proportion?
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Old October 8th, 2007, 08:17 AM   #22
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Why is the sky blue?

Obviously their main focus was intended not to have it in perfect proportion as the everyday person would not care too much as to how tall the skyscrapers were when placed next to each other. I think they did a pretty damn fine job, it is now my desktop backrgound.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 12:27 PM   #23
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Why is the sky blue?
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During daylight the sky of Earth has the appearance of a deep blue surface, as the result of the air's scattering of sunlight.[1][2][3][4]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky

Should you wish to know more:
http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physic.../blue_sky.html

Glad I could be of help...

Now, as I said, why is it all out of proportion?

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Obviously their main focus was intended not to have it in perfect proportion as the everyday person would not care too much as to how tall the skyscrapers were when placed next to each other. I think they did a pretty damn fine job, it is now my desktop backrgound.
You'd think it would make more sense to use the building's actual heights though...?
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Old October 9th, 2007, 12:52 PM   #24
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Its odd that they put The Chrysler and not The ESB, The ESB is argubly the most important and notable NY skyscraper
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Old October 9th, 2007, 01:22 PM   #25
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I think they tried to put a lot of different, radical looking skyscrapers there?

Who knows. It's the same think with the BoC versus the IFC,

and why the hell the Transamerica Pyramid is up there at all.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 06:30 AM   #26
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I think they tried to put a lot of different, radical looking skyscrapers there?

Who knows. It's the same think with the BoC versus the IFC,

and why the hell the Transamerica Pyramid is up there at all.
Its because The 2-IFC is taller and more superior compared to the BoC.

As for The Transamerica Pyramid, SF is the financial capital of The US West Coast. Montgomery St. is considered The Wall St. of The West. Bank Of America, one of the world's largest banks had its HQ in SF.

Or probably Financial Times has its regional offices in the shown skyscrapers.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 06:30 AM   #27
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Its odd that they put The Chrysler and not The ESB, The ESB is argubly the most important and notable NY skyscraper
i know i thought the same thing as well and im suprised the sears tower or the john hancock center isent on there as well
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Old October 17th, 2007, 08:53 AM   #28
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I wouldn't think BoC is inferior to IFC. Sure, it's older, but it's a major symbol of China's power in Hong Kong. It's not just an economic symbol, but a political one.
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Old October 19th, 2007, 12:28 AM   #29
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Oh good grief, its just a (great) picture montage of interesting looking financial buildings. It's not meant to make any political statements, and I bet the advertising team that made it don't even know - or care - what the most important finance related buildings are. Just what looks good. And quite right.
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Old October 19th, 2007, 06:18 AM   #30
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I wouldn't think BoC is inferior to IFC. Sure, it's older, but it's a major symbol of China's power in Hong Kong. It's not just an economic symbol, but a political one.
Nevermind economics and politics, it's an architectural symbol.
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I asked this before and I'm gonna ask it again. Does FT have any regional offices or affiliates to these buildings?
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Old October 19th, 2007, 11:05 AM   #32
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FT did a major ad on IFC2 back in 2003 to celebrate its Asian edition. FT has its Asia Pacific regional HQ in Hong Kong.

http://www.pearson.com/index.cfm?pag...s=7&show_rns=0
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FT did a major ad on IFC2 back in 2003 to celebrate its Asian edition. FT has its Asia Pacific regional HQ in Hong Kong.

http://www.pearson.com/index.cfm?pag...s=7&show_rns=0
HK would be the choice for FT to have its regional HQ for the Asia Pacific region. HK has strong British connections
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Old October 19th, 2007, 12:19 PM   #34
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HK would be the choice for FT to have its regional HQ for the Asia Pacific region. HK has strong British connections
Yes and no. BBC moved its Asia Pacific regional HQ out of Hong Kong a number of years ago, while the Economist is still here. I believe they're based in Central Plaza. For the Americans, CNN also has its Asia Pacific regional HQ in Hong Kong as well.
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Yes and no. BBC moved its Asia Pacific regional HQ out of Hong Kong a number of years ago, while the Economist is still here. I believe they're based in Central Plaza. For the Americans, CNN also has its Asia Pacific regional HQ in Hong Kong as well.
Where did BBC moved to? Singapore?
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Where did BBC moved to? Singapore?
Yes. It wasn't particularly big news since they only had a few staff in their 'regional HQ' anyway. Not like CNN with studios and all.
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