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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 30th, 2008, 12:43 AM   #81
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North America, for the history and quality.
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Old September 30th, 2008, 06:30 PM   #82
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North American skylines looked great in the 1930's how many South American and Asian cities had skylines like ours back then? Shanghai is very impressive but does not look like humans built it. It is Pokemon city.
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Old October 1st, 2008, 02:42 AM   #83
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Asia for size and futurism. The quality is there... pretty much the same building materials used around the world, it's the designs that are different.
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Old October 1st, 2008, 03:03 AM   #84
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Asia
World's largest continent
World's most populous continent
World's largest city
World's most populous city and country
World's oldest cities
World's most booming construction sites.
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Old October 1st, 2008, 09:13 AM   #85
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North American skylines looked great in the 1930's how many South American and Asian cities had skylines like ours back then? Shanghai is very impressive but does not look like humans built it. It is Pokemon city.
I don't want to single you out because I hear this sort of argument all the time from fellow westerners. People in North America, Europe, and Oceania need to stop being so arrogant.

We build cities that speak to our culture and sensibilities. People from places like the Middle East or Far East are going to build cities that speak to theirs. Our way isn't the only way to build a city. Instead of being condescending and insulting, we should be thankful that they've chosen to do things their own way. It's refreshing and should be commended whether their design aesthetic appeals to us or not.
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Old October 1st, 2008, 09:40 AM   #86
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I don't want to single you out because I hear this sort of argument all the time from fellow westerners. People in North America, Europe, and Oceania need to stop being so arrogant.

We build cities that speak to our culture and sensibilities. People from places like the Middle East or Far East are going to build cities that speak to theirs. Our way isn't the only way to build a city. Instead of being condescending and insulting, we should be thankful that they've chosen to do things their own way. It's refreshing and should be commended whether their design aesthetic appeals to us or not.
AMEN.

Well here's another North American voting for Asia.
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Old October 7th, 2008, 04:37 AM   #87
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How on Earth can South America have better skylines than Oceania.Go Asia!!!
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Old October 8th, 2008, 05:38 AM   #88
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I paid North America one vote.

The map which a Westerner watches

The map which an Oriental watches
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Old October 8th, 2008, 05:55 AM   #89
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its north America, hands down
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Old October 8th, 2008, 06:55 AM   #90
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North America: decent and orderly
Asia: futuristic and flaring
Europe: artistic and classical
Oceania: fallowish and peaceful
Africa: brushfire and easeful
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Old October 8th, 2008, 07:04 AM   #91
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The map that a Canadian should watch if you could ignore the fact that someone has altered the names of all the countries and disregarded national boundaries:


http://flourish.org/upsidedownmap/wizard.jpg

OR


http://flourish.org/upsidedownmap/diversophy-large.jpg

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Old October 10th, 2008, 06:03 PM   #92
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I'd say Asia.

There are many up and coming skylines in Asia, and even right now each well known North American skyline can be easily countered by an Asian equivalent.

Going forward, it is likely Asia will take over the title, if it doesnt already. However I feel that N. American skylines are more famous and have been longer established, which may give a long-lasting impression for them.
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Old October 10th, 2008, 06:09 PM   #93
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Rigth now, still North America, in a not so far future, Asia´ll win hands down!
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Old October 10th, 2008, 07:33 PM   #94
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Asia

-Dubai
-China
-Vietnã,Indonesia,Malasia e Tailandia
-Arabia Saudita,Qatar,Kuwait,EAU,Israel,Cazaquistão,India
-Coreia do Sul,Japão,Hong Kong,Cingapura

Prescisa falar mas alguma coisa????
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Old October 10th, 2008, 07:37 PM   #95
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I don't want to single you out because I hear this sort of argument all the time from fellow westerners. People in North America, Europe, and Oceania need to stop being so arrogant.

We build cities that speak to our culture and sensibilities. People from places like the Middle East or Far East are going to build cities that speak to theirs. Our way isn't the only way to build a city. Instead of being condescending and insulting, we should be thankful that they've chosen to do things their own way. It's refreshing and should be commended whether their design aesthetic appeals to us or not.
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Old October 11th, 2008, 01:13 AM   #96
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i rekon ASIA,
but Melbourne is pretty impressive
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Old October 13th, 2008, 11:16 AM   #97
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How can Oceania be beating europe, bloody pofetic!
Because it is a best skylines thread, not a best cities thread.

OCEANIA:
Sydney
Melbourne
Brisbane
Aukland
Perth
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Old October 13th, 2008, 11:25 AM   #98
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I'd have to agree that people don't seem to differentiate. They equate skyline with city which makes an insightful assessment impossible. Cities in Oceania do have skylines that stack up well to those to be found in Europe.

It's not a situation that is likely to remain though. Europe only started to build towers in significant scale and quantity 20 years ago. Oceania deserves equal billing, but it won't be able to keep up. Europe is simply so much bigger in population that it will pull ahead in the skyline department.

Europe still has no city that compares to the Melbourne or Sydney skyline, but Moscow will catch both soon, then move ahead. Paris, London, Warsaw, Rotterdam, Frankfurt, and Istanbul are further behind, but will also eventually follow a similar path.
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Oceania have some nice North American style cityscapes and skylines. In fact they fit well if they were located in North America.
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Old October 13th, 2008, 11:43 AM   #100
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It's not a situation that is likely to remain though. Europe only started to build towers in significant scale and quantity 20 years ago. Oceania deserves equal billing, but it won't be able to keep up. Europe is simply so much bigger in population that it will pull ahead in the skyline department.

Europe still has no city that compares to the Melbourne or Sydney skyline, but Moscow will catch both soon, then move ahead. Paris, London, Warsaw, Rotterdam, Frankfurt, and Istanbul are further behind, but will also eventually follow a similar path.
Depends on how the world changes... perhaps in the future world economy resource laden Oceania will fare a lot better than Europe (excluding Russia) which will mean we will keep our skyline edge

That said even in reality it will take a while for some these cities, as prominent as they are, to catch Sydney and Melbourne or even Brisbane and Gold Coast. There are other factors such as public opposition to height in European cities.


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Oceania have some nice North American style cityscapes and skylines. In fact they fit well if they were located in North America.
This is because they are 'New World' cities just like our North American cousins. Australian and New Zealand cities though definatley retain their own style and flavour.
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