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View Poll Results: What continent has the best skylines?
Asia 136 40.12%
Europe 40 11.80%
Africa 6 1.77%
Oceania 21 6.19%
North America 129 38.05%
South America 7 2.06%
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Old September 1st, 2008, 05:36 AM   #1
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Which continent has the best skylines?

My vote is for North America
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Old September 1st, 2008, 05:42 AM   #2
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Define best.

If large best, it's Asia.

If good looking best, it's North America, yep... or Oceania.
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Old September 1st, 2008, 09:52 AM   #3
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Asia and N America, easily.

IMO, Asia edges it out
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Old September 1st, 2008, 11:12 AM   #4
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god, of course asia!
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Old September 1st, 2008, 11:18 AM   #5
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Go ASIA!!
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Old September 1st, 2008, 02:18 PM   #6
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Despite the fact that I'm European I think North America (EEUU/USA of course) has the best and most famous skylines in the world such as; New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and so on.
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Old September 1st, 2008, 05:45 PM   #7
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asia's skylines look cluddered in my opinion. i'll vote for south america.......
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Old September 1st, 2008, 06:18 PM   #8
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its no brainer, imo
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Old September 1st, 2008, 06:27 PM   #9
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Close between Europe and N America, I think european skylines are more attractive. But N American skylines are bigger and more dazzling.

N America gets my vote!
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Old September 1st, 2008, 06:37 PM   #10
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definitely asia without blinkin'
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Old September 1st, 2008, 06:52 PM   #11
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Asia have more cities with impresive skyline than North America. (even though Chicago and New York are the best, we are voting a continent)

-Hong Kong
-Shanghai
-Tokyo
-Singapore
-Manila
-Dubai
-Shenzhen
-Seoul
-Bangkok
-Beijing
-Chongqing
-Kuala Lumpur

North America have only 2 great skylines.

-New York
-Chicago

Miami, Los Angeles, Philadelphia even Toronto are far from asian gigants...

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Old September 1st, 2008, 07:00 PM   #12
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I think Asia has the best skylines
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Old September 1st, 2008, 07:03 PM   #13
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Oceania
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Old September 1st, 2008, 08:48 PM   #14
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I don't Like skylines that go one for miles due to uncontrolled growth with ugly, almost design less towers. Most Asian skylines are like this, although they have a very attractive main skyline and are the world's most impressive skylines, size wise. South American skylines too. quality wise though, Australia, Europe, and N. America win. Best, id have to go with N America. I think Asia and North America have the best skylines in general, though Asia's skylines are a lot bigger
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Old September 1st, 2008, 11:07 PM   #15
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North America, no city can beat NY or Chicago at the moment
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Old September 1st, 2008, 11:38 PM   #16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ZZ-II View Post
North America, no city can beat NY or Chicago at the moment


but only 2, as a continent asia have many more...

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Old September 2nd, 2008, 12:46 AM   #17
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Quote:
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Oceania
no, south pole!
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 02:06 AM   #18
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North America by far (New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Houston, Denver, Seattle, Miami, Philly, Minneapolis etc... all have great modern skylines).
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 02:08 AM   #19
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Asia has the larger skylines but North America's are much more attractive IMO. NA for me.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 02:23 AM   #20
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As much as I love North America I have to give my vote to Asia.
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