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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 October 29th, 2008, 11:23 PM   #181
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Seriously, this is getting embarrassing, for the third time:


1a.NYC the city 5 boroughs (including open areas and parkland):
Land area 321 sq. miles, density 26,403 per sq. mile

1b.Hong Kong the city (including open areas and parkland):
105 sq. miles, density 111,885 per sq. mile

2a.Hong Kong the country/state:
Land area :422 sq. miles, density: 16,469 per sq. mile

2b.New York the state:
Land area:54,556 sq. miles, density 354



What's not to get? You keep comparing 1a (the city) with 2a (the state). Do we need to post you again the satellite photos. How many times do we need to tell you Hong Kong the state is a territory made up of 75% open countryside and mountains, and 25% a city within that.

Can you differentiate the difference between a state and a city?
First of all Hong Kong (city) what. I dont know how the geographically divide cities, states in that country. In the US we dont do that. NYC is Just NYC there is no country area/ city area. there is USA, NY, NYC Country, state then, city. If you are talking land, any land that is legally apart of that city is apart of that city. simple. Now can you tell me where you are getting this info from and explain how they divide the land.
And if your numbers are right than that means HK must have some poor living conditions, wait never mind i already know most of the city has poor living conditions compared to us hence i was just talking about this on another forum about which city is overall better, not just skyline but everything it has to offer
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Old October 29th, 2008, 11:47 PM   #182
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oh gawd.
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Old October 30th, 2008, 08:34 AM   #183
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Worldwide, I can only think of 5 cities ahead of Toronto for the skyline and shear number of highrises -- namely: Sao Paulo, Seoul, NY, HK, Chicago. Maybe Dubai and Shanghai soon will catch up?
I can safely say that Shanghai blows Toronto away for height and number of highrises. I don't doubt that there's more highrises in Shanghai than NYC either. Quite honestly NYC felt much smaller than Shanghai to me. There are probably a dozen Chinese cities with more highrises than Toronto (Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Nanjing, Chongqing, etc. )
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Old October 30th, 2008, 01:47 PM   #184
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Quite honestly NYC felt much smaller than Shanghai to me.
Thats probably because of how close are buildings are from each other
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Old October 31st, 2008, 02:40 AM   #185
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New York is very impressive midtown and lower Manhattan. However, if you look beyond this area density drops off quickly into single storey housing. This is not the case with Chinese cities. It's just highrise as far as the eye can see.

Photo of Beijing from at least 5 years ago. This photo only shows a small section of Beijing.


Now imagine Shanghai... the largest city in China which is also has buildings much taller than those that can be found in Beijing.
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Old October 31st, 2008, 03:10 AM   #186
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New York is very impressive midtown and lower Manhattan. However, if you look beyond this area density drops off quickly into single storey housing. This is not the case with Chinese cities. It's just highrise as far as the eye can see.

Photo of Beijing from at least 5 years ago. This photo only shows a small section of Beijing.

Now imagine Shanghai... the largest city in China which is also has buildings much taller than those that can be found in Beijing.
Yet beijing does not have as many high rises as NYC. And no it doesnt go out to single story houses. Manhattan has most of the high rises but not all of them. You are talking about an island that is 20 square miles and it has a whole bunch of space to build more high rises and we are already building alot of new ones there are alot of planned which will raise the density of manhattan. Plus new high rises in brooklyn and queens. The density may drop but the population is still high. Manhattan is the third largest boro by population. Whatever anyway nyc is a city that holds a lot more people in comparison with shanghai if it had the same living quality and near urban design such as walkability(http://walkscore.com/walkable-neighborhoods.shtml)
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Asia does not have true sky lines with definition. North America will always rule.
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Old October 31st, 2008, 08:09 AM   #188
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Now imagine Shanghai... the largest city in China which is also has buildings much taller than those that can be found in Beijing.
and........... we are talking about Skylines, not urban density.
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Old October 31st, 2008, 09:41 AM   #189
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I think this statement is an example of Westerners' arogancy Always think that West (read: America) are the best
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Old October 31st, 2008, 02:53 PM   #190
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and........... we are talking about Skylines, not urban density.
Other than what Skybean may believe, he has a fair point as CityPolice raised the issue of 'most highrises'.
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Old October 31st, 2008, 05:11 PM   #191
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I think this statement is an example of Westerners' arogancy Always think that West (read: America) are the best
That explains why most of asia lives in poverty.
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New York is very impressive midtown and lower Manhattan. However, if you look beyond this area density drops off quickly into single storey housing. This is not the case with Chinese cities. It's just highrise as far as the eye can see.

Photo of Beijing from at least 5 years ago. This photo only shows a small section of Beijing.


Now imagine Shanghai... the largest city in China which is also has buildings much taller than those that can be found in Beijing.
no need to imagine, there is lots of photos here. lol
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Old November 1st, 2008, 12:03 AM   #193
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At the moment, definitely NA (Chitown, NY, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, SF, Seattle, Miami). 7 years from now, Asia may surpass the beauty of NA skylines- pending they stop building a lot of soulless skyscrapers. It's almost unfair as Asia hasn't been in the game too long, and NA cities have been at it for over a century, which gives NA skylines an incredible diveristy in architecture, heights, and forms.
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Old November 1st, 2008, 01:46 AM   #194
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Being a proud American and for this thread then a North American I have to say Asia by far has the most unique buildings and if they aren't now they will have the best looking skylines. Perhaps not the cleanest but certainly the most unique and architectually speaking the best.
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That explains why most of asia lives in poverty.
Don't Americans mostly lives in debts too? Esp. in current conditions, global financial crisis, I don't think Americans should overconfidence about their economy...

And I just know, arogancy can make your country wealthier??
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Don't Americans mostly lives in debts too? Esp. in current conditions, global financial crisis, I don't think Americans should overconfidence about their economy...

And I just know, arogancy can make your country wealthier??
First of all the economy of our country is stronger than any other country and this crisis not only affecting us but affecting countries around the world. Debt you say, your guys still have horrible living conditions. Even the poor dont live like that, not even the homeless
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New York is very impressive midtown and lower Manhattan. However, if you look beyond this area density drops off quickly into single storey housing. This is not the case with Chinese cities. It's just highrise as far as the eye can see.

Photo of Beijing from at least 5 years ago. This photo only shows a small section of Beijing.


Now imagine Shanghai... the largest city in China which is also has buildings much taller than those that can be found in Beijing.
I forgot to mention the other neighborhoods you didnt mention like

Upper East Side

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Upper West Side

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Downtown Brooklyn








Co-op city






Roosevelt Island
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Yorkville
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Harlem
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Harlem/South Bronx



Lenox Hill
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Do you call that one story, and this is just a part of NYC. This not even up to date


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that is nuts.
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north america for sure asia is too fake and cheap.
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