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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 22nd, 2008, 06:47 PM   #161
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I like NA skylines more, beceause I like the NA skyscrapers more. They're more in touch with humanscale than asain ones. And I refer to the post war NA skyscrapers
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 06:48 PM   #162
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Is that CityPolice guy for real? Who cares how dense places are or exactly how many different skyscrapers there are in NYC vs anywhere else. Who even cares about living conditions? This is a continent-wide discussion about the 'best' skylines, which in itself is highly subjective to begin with. If you only like early 1900s architecture obviously North America is the place to be thanks to NYC, Chicago and Philadelphia. If you like anything other than that, the argument shifts quite fast.

There's no argument that NYC and Chicago have worldwide top 5 skylines. But beyond those two cities we have Vancouver, very scenic if very short. Toronto is very tall, but very dense, and generally doesn't look as 'cool' from most angles (i.e. the postcard view from the lake) thanks to the built form and modest architecture we have here. Meanwhile other US cities like LA, Houston, Atlanta and Miami may have decent skylines, but they all generally look pretty much homogeneous with the same type of post-modern buildings as anywhere else. Philadelphia has some nice older buildings, but overall the skyline is pretty small aside from a few PoMo buildings.

Asia meanwhile has a few iconic skylines of it's own including Hong Kong and Shanghai, which while very post-modern have had top world architects building and designing their buildings. Hong Kong has the most supertalls of any city in the world, and Shanghai more than any other city embraces the 'Bladerunner' futuristic feel which is generally pretty cool.

Meanwhile Tokyo's Shijuku district gives Toronto a run for it's money (with similar height, ages of buildings, and size, but Tokyo also has many other districts and buildings as well), Singapore comes close to Vancouver (taller buildings, not as scenic nature), but then we also have.... Beijing, Dubai, Yokohama, Osaka, Jakarta, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur which handedly beat LA, Dallas, Atlanta, and Miami in size, scope, and niceness as they all roughly have the same kind of post-modern buildings anyway it's easy to compare. Finally the outlier is Philadelphia, but I hardly think that one city swings things far enough towards North America, as Asia has many other cities as well (Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chongching, Bangkok, Kobe, etc etc.)
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Apparently, he/she is for real. Arguing that size is important in one sentence, then it's not important in the next sentence. Arguing both sides at the same time, very bizarre! Asia definitely has the edge in scale, while North America is my preference aesthetically. Overall, it's a toss up, but the momentum in Asia's favour.

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Old October 24th, 2008, 05:52 AM   #164
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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
70% of Hong Kong is protected countryside parks and nature. Only 30% is developed, and hence 'liveable'. Over 7 million people crammed into 30% of 1,000 sq. km.
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Old October 24th, 2008, 06:25 PM   #165
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Old October 25th, 2008, 07:19 PM   #166
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That view is going to look incredibly stunning when ICC and Stonecutter's Bridge are completed. Let's hope they give Stonecutter's a decent lighting scheme.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 09:12 PM   #167
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70% of Hong Kong is protected countryside parks and nature. Only 30% is developed, and hence 'liveable'. Over 7 million people crammed into 30% of 1,000 sq. km.
hk 426 sq mi 7 million nyc 304.8 sq mi over 8 million and i only included land usable plus you act like we dont have parks or natural environment and we have less land. nyc has 150 parks, i didnt include playgrounds, community gardens, courtyards, and public spaces. lets not forget we have houses with private yards so that takes space and schools or camps with playgrounds
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Old October 27th, 2008, 03:23 AM   #168
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North America...durr.

They are the worlds only 'historic skyscrapers'...

Asia's look ok, but there too new and have no character about them, and just tend to be a jumble of 'world tallest buildings'...
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Old October 28th, 2008, 07:01 AM   #169
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hk 426 sq mi 7 million nyc 304.8 sq mi over 8 million and i only included land usable plus you act like we dont have parks or natural environment and we have less land. nyc has 150 parks, i didnt include playgrounds, community gardens, courtyards, and public spaces. lets not forget we have houses with private yards so that takes space and schools or camps with playgrounds
What an imbecile.

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Old October 28th, 2008, 07:21 AM   #171
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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.??!!
Calgary, Montreal and Vancouver also have pretty sweet skylines as well you know. or do you know?
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Old October 28th, 2008, 07:31 AM   #172
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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.??!!
they don't have to beat them cities. that's the job for New York,Toronto and Chicago. they only have to beat some of the smaller Asian megalopolis. imo they hold their own.
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Old October 28th, 2008, 07:39 AM   #173
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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.??!!
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?
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Old October 28th, 2008, 07:50 AM   #174
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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?
Interesting to know...

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What an imbecile.

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Over CityPolice, yes...
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Old October 29th, 2008, 08:41 AM   #177
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Calgary, Montreal and Vancouver also have pretty sweet skylines as well you know. or do you know?
I know those cities have pretty skylines, but I think it's not enough for them to compete with Asian capitals. Besides HK, Shanghai, and Dubai, there are still many Asian cities have pretty skylines. Let's say Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Busan, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Taipei, Metro Manila, Jakarta, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Mumbai, Doha, and many others.

Well, I think not all cities need to build highrise or tall buildings, we need some natural cities too, or cities with simple atmosphere to reduce stress

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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?
Oh ya? I just hear about it... Btw Seoul has more highrises than Tokyo, Shanghai, Dubai, Bangkok, Singapore, KL, or other Asian big cities at the moment......??
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Asia does not have true sky lines with definition. North America will always rule.
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What an imbecile.

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Call me an imbecile but if you are asking somebody else to correct me how do you know im wrong. If you knew i was wrong that means you should at least know what the correct measurements are and correct me but you didnt you retard. Also i am right look at the density as i stated before

HK 16,469/sq mi
27,147/sq mi

yeah so if we can fit 10,000 more people per square mile i dont see how its that dense thats how i know you guys know nothing
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Old October 29th, 2008, 11:12 PM   #180
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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?
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