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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%
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South America 7 2.06%
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Old October 19th, 2008, 03:37 PM   #121
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Old October 19th, 2008, 03:50 PM   #122
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The best skylines are being had by Asia.

No contest, no bias as Asian.
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Old October 19th, 2008, 03:52 PM   #123
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Old October 19th, 2008, 04:05 PM   #124
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Old October 19th, 2008, 04:17 PM   #125
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Asia is replacing North America as skyscrapercity continent at an astounding fast pace , especially China ... just look at the amount of supertalls they are building and their Cities expanding , you couldn't do it if there weren't any money to fund for all that contructions
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Old October 19th, 2008, 04:23 PM   #126
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Old October 19th, 2008, 04:36 PM   #127
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Old October 19th, 2008, 11:03 PM   #128
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Old October 19th, 2008, 11:52 PM   #129
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Hong Kong, densest place on earth:
How is it the densest place on earth when it only gets 16,469/sq mi and NYC has 27,147/sq mi
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Old October 19th, 2008, 11:56 PM   #130
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Shanghai, 4000 skyscrapers over 400ft and counting:

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thats a whole lot of crap. Are you mental there is no way shanghai has 4000 skyscrapers over 400 feet. Think logically and look for facts before posting.

Shanghai only has about 60 buildings above 500 feet are you telling me there is 3940 buildings between 400 and 500 feet.


NYC has about 130 buildings above 500 feet.
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Old October 19th, 2008, 11:59 PM   #131
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Tokyo, worlds largest city, worlds largest buildings (per average floorspace)


Are you just saying stuff do you even look at the size of those buildings. I know for a fact that living space in Japan is scarce. The average size home in America. would be expensive to the average japanese person if that same size was in Japan.
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^the vast majority of Hong Kong SAR is actually open countryside and mountains (in fact a few hikers die out there every year), about 75% is uninhabited.
In terms of the city the population density rises to 111,885 per sq. mile average. Mongkok counts 360,000 per sq. mile.
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Are you just saying stuff do you even look at the size of those buildings. I know for a fact that living space in Japan is scarce. The average size home in America. would be expensive to the average japanese person if that same size was in Japan.

In terms of office buildings. Due to the earthquake/ height restrictions they have to become squat and fat. Look at this picture again, in NYC or Hong Kong they'd be half as wide and twice as high:



for comparison the Roppongi Hills tower on the left has almost as much floorspace as the Sears Tower, allthough its far shorter - and thats not much bigger than the other skyscrapers:



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Chongqing, worlds fastest growing city (1 million a year),
over 100 towers over 600ft planned or u/c, including 20 supertalls:

Get your facts straight there is only 2 supertalls u/c, 1 approved, and 3 proposed and there is nowhere near that many buildings over 600 ft u/c or proposed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...s_in_Chongqing

Supertalls buildings atleast over 1000ft
NYC has 5 already built, 4 u/c, and 10 proposed.
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We are not over populated as you guys so there is no need for all those buildings and since we are not over populated and have so much free land we tend to not care. Im am going to only speak for the US but the US makes way more money than china. US makes 13.8 trillion dollars. Like many asian cities they causes alot of pollution. The skylines are impressive with range but very boring, dull. non versatile. They tend to be very dry and look the same.
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thats a whole lot of crap. Are you mental there is no way shanghai has 4000 skyscrapers over 400 feet. Think logically and look for facts before posting.

Shanghai only has about 60 buildings above 500 feet are you telling me there is 3940 buildings between 400 and 500 feet.


NYC has about 130 buildings above 500 feet.
I first read that in Time Outs 2005 Guide to Shanghai, it had a special article on the city's concreting jungle, at that time it stated 3000 highrises over 400ft at the last count years before, and hinting it would be far higher by the time of print. By 2006/7 The Shanghai City council had 4000 highrises listed in its books. Within 2 years it may be 5000.

Ive found an article in English from 2005 that briefly mentions it. Basically Shanghai built more highrise space in that one year alone than all the office space in NYC combined:

http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/10/...iness/boom.php

also Today show mentions it (try and ignore the dick measuring, Shanghai is going highrise to house the exploding population, not merely to compete with NYC), about 01:30:

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^the vast majority of Hong Kong SAR is actually open countryside and mountains (in fact a few hikers die out there every year), about 75% is uninhabited.
In terms of the city the population density rises to 111,885 per sq. mile average. Mongkok counts 360,000 per sq. mile.
When i post density im not posting how many people come there but how many people live there. Like the small island of manhattan at about 13 miles long and about 2 miles wide holds 70,000 people per sq. mile
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I first read that in Time Outs 2005 Guide to Shanghai, it had a special article on the city's concreting jungle, at that time it stated 3000 highrises over 400ft at the last count years before, and hinting it would be far higher by the time of print. By 2006/7 The Shanghai City council had 4000 highrises listed in its books. Within 2 years it may be 5000.

Ive found an article in English from 2005 that briefly mentions it. Basically Shanghai built more highrise space in that one year alone than all the office space in NYC combined:

http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/10/...iness/boom.php

also Today show mentions it (try and ignore the dick measuring, Shanghai is going highrise to house the exploding population, not merely to compete with NYC), about 01:30:

you do know NYC has about 6000 high rises right and the land is way smaller than shanghai due to the different government system. Shanghai 2,717 sq mi 6,838.4/sq mi population 18,580,000 NYC is 468.9 sq mi 27,147/sq mi population 8,274,527 metro area 6,720 sq. mi. population 21,961,994 2,790/sq. mi.

Plus all that info is old.
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We are not over populated as you guys so there is no need for all those buildings and since we are not over populated and have so much free land we tend to not care. Im am going to only speak for the US but the US makes way more money than china. US makes 13.8 trillion dollars. Like many asian cities they causes alot of pollution. The skylines are impressive with range but very boring, dull. non versatile. They tend to be very dry and look the same.
as i stated here height and number does not matter in skyline its all babout design and the asian skylines dont have a great design.







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