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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 5th, 2008, 06:21 AM   #41
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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...
Aesthetics aside, the skyline of Toronto and to a slightly lesser extent Mexico City and Miami are larger than cities like Manila, KL, and Bangkok. Even the likes of Beijing and Singapore are debatable (as they they have massive numbers of highrises, but the central skyline is a bit lacking in comparison).

That said, I'd still say Asia is the best continent for skylines, simply because of quantity. While in my opinion, no city can match the architecturally quality, grandeur, and massing of Manhattan, there are still hundreds of great skylines on the rest of the rest of the continent, compared with dozens in NA. Though if we were to consider all of America as one continent, then I'd have to go with that.


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Isnt Dubai Africa???
Man, Google Maps is hard.

http://maps.google.ca/maps?client=fi...l&hl=en&tab=wl

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Old September 5th, 2008, 06:24 AM   #42
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Old September 5th, 2008, 06:42 AM   #43
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1.Asia
2.North America
3.Europe
4.South America
5.Oceania
6.Africa
you obviously don't know much about australia's skylines and i'd expect that to be the norm.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 06:44 AM   #44
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no doubt, Asia
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Old September 5th, 2008, 07:03 AM   #45
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Most of the Asia skylines can become very generic, with little variation. In my case, I vote for north America. I love how cities have high rises from before WWII, and how full of history the downtown areas of north American cities are.
Asia is amazing too, with its heights and daring architecture, but who can forget the timeless classics!
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Old September 5th, 2008, 07:27 AM   #46
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Definitely Asia!
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Old September 5th, 2008, 07:29 AM   #47
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Most of the Asia skylines can become very generic, with little variation. In my case, I vote for north America. I love how cities have high rises from before WWII, and how full of history the downtown areas of north American cities are.
Asia is amazing too, with its heights and daring architecture, but who can forget the timeless classics!
Shanghai did have some nice Art-Deco buildings especially along The Bund. But they lack the height compared to those of NY or Chicago.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 07:42 AM   #48
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So Canada is part of Europe now?!
I said almost, remember.... Well, Canada only has Toronto. Do you think Toronto or maybe other Canadian cities able to beat Hong Kong, Shanghai, Dubai, Tokyo, Singapore, etc.??!!
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Old September 5th, 2008, 07:47 AM   #49
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I said almost, remember.... Well, Canada only has Toronto. Do you think Toronto or maybe other Canadian cities able to beat Hong Kong, Shanghai, Dubai, Tokyo, Singapore, etc.??!!
Toronto? How about Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, etc. They may not be as tall or as striking as the mentioned Asian skylines but they have density.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 07:56 AM   #50
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Toronto? How about Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, etc. They may not be as tall or as striking as the mentioned Asian skylines but they have density.

Yeah, but still unable to beat Asian Cities
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Old September 5th, 2008, 09:01 AM   #51
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Yeah, but still unable to beat Asian Cities
That's only this century and the mid-90s.

HK set the lead with the BoC which was the first Asian scraper to reach past the 300 metre mark.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 09:37 AM   #52
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In the future I think more skyscrapers are going to be built in Asia rather than North America or any other parts of the world, except USA or other countries in North America can boost their engine
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Old September 5th, 2008, 05:30 PM   #53
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This is stupid Asian skylines are too commen and simular, and how some of you can say dubai is hurrendous. Dubai is a mess write now.

So if I was going to put it in an order I would say.

1. North America
2. Asia/ Europe
3. South America
4. Australia
5. Africa

Australia is so low because they probaly have two, maybe three cities that I can regognise from the skyline. And with the rest many more! People have to face it, Australias skylines are nice.

But they are nothing compared to the rest of the world!

(Except Africa)
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Old September 5th, 2008, 05:37 PM   #54
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Old September 5th, 2008, 11:39 PM   #55
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This is some information about skylines.

The score of a city in this list is equal to the sum of all building heights after substraction of the minimum of 90m/295ft for each building.

http://homepages.ipact.nl/~egram/skylines.html
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Old September 6th, 2008, 12:57 AM   #56
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I said almost, remember.... Well, Canada only has Toronto. Do you think Toronto able to beat
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Old September 6th, 2008, 01:07 AM   #57
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Asia no doubt!
North America (EEUU & Canada)
Oceania (Australia & New Zealand)
Europe
South America
Africa
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Old September 6th, 2008, 01:15 AM   #58
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Asia, althouh Im from N.A
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Old September 13th, 2008, 12:00 PM   #59
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Asia by leaps and bounds. Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Bangkok, Shanghai, Shenzhen... Need I say more? Add to that modern avant-garde architecture and the continent remains unrivaled...
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Old September 13th, 2008, 06:11 PM   #60
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asia still the best dominated new world's power economy
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