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Old November 8th, 2009, 12:00 AM   #181
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Basically new Chinese development is now built by strict environmental laws, and based on a high density Hong Kong New Towns model. Shanghai is experimenting with its satellite eco-cities of 1 million, but all over China theyre getting the makeover of mixed development+parkland+highstreet. The places that have most been improved by this are the samller cities that aren't overrun by millions of newcomers needing to be housed instantly.


Wuxi, Shanghai metro

the city centre still needs its makeover, on first glance your typically drab Chinese satellite city:


but the new suburbs are getting it right, note the density is still very high



Note also these are not exclusive middle class suburbs


















Qingdao









high, middle and low income in the same developments:



Ningbo, Shanghai metro












sub-centre development







Suzhou, Shanghai metro - new buildings in old style is very much back in









Changsha

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Xian, new builds






Chongqing, new city centre development







new satellite development







'urban fabric' projects, city centre




Note the 1990s apartments behind:


www.paultownend.com







hongya cave 2nd phase with Guotai art center

original plan (note the Courbousien layout):



reconceived plan, with urban fabric inserted:




Wow, awesome find, spliff fairy!
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Old November 8th, 2009, 02:59 AM   #182
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Sao Paulo's one of the ugliest skyscraper cities on the planet. It should probably take some lessons from the aesthetics of New York, Hong Kong, Chicago, Shanghai etc
Yep. I have seen Sao Paulo skyline from the air and street many times, and I can say its so impressive. The most impressive sh1t I have ever seen.
But the truth is that Sao Paulo is one of the ugliest cities in the world. It is just unsightly.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 04:57 AM   #183
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Wow, awesome find, spliff fairy!
Did you have to quote the whole post?
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Old November 8th, 2009, 05:19 AM   #184
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Did you have to quote the whole post?
My thoughts exactly!
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Old November 8th, 2009, 06:56 AM   #185
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Great compilation the spliff fairy. I always notice that when you go the mainland they build with a bit more artistry than in Hong Kong where it's all about being functional and easy to fabricate (all buildings seem to share the same window sizes etc.).
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Old November 8th, 2009, 03:52 PM   #186
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Yep. I have seen Sao Paulo skyline from the air and street many times, and I can say its so impressive. The most impressive sh1t I have ever seen.
But the truth is that Sao Paulo is one of the ugliest cities in the world. It is just unsightly.
oh my God , Buenos Aires is the best city of the world ... kkkkkkkkkk !!!!

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Old November 8th, 2009, 08:15 PM   #187
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Did you have to quote the whole post?
Oh sorry, but I thought it was the norm here on the forums, with all of you guys quoting lengthy posts filled with pictures. I'm new here and thought that since I saw so many people doing that here with the quoting, I could also do that myself. Thanks for letting me know anyways.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 02:22 PM   #188
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Oh sorry, but I thought it was the norm here on the forums, with all of you guys quoting lengthy posts filled with pictures. I'm new here and thought that since I saw so many people doing that here with the quoting, I could also do that myself. Thanks for letting me know anyways.
LMFAO - it's an annoyance that is prevalent amongst *****. It's very annoying - as you can see. How some are blind to the issue, I do not know.

We'll let you off this time :p
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Old November 9th, 2009, 06:29 PM   #189
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oh my God , Buenos Aires is the best city of the world ... kkkkkkkkkk !!!!
LoL! why are you defending sao paulo, did you get ofended?

Well getting back to the topic, its really difficult to say which city has the largest amout, but my top three would be Seoul, Sao Paulo and Shanghai!
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Old November 9th, 2009, 11:12 PM   #190
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LoL! why are you defending sao paulo, did you get ofended?

Well getting back to the topic, its really difficult to say which city has the largest amout, but my top three would be Seoul, Sao Paulo and Shanghai!
Seoul??? The only place where I saw a lot of high-rises was on Google Earth, by looking at the long shadows imposed by the buildings over the ground. I still have yet to see an impressive picture of Seoul. Please show me one!!!!!!!!
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LMFAO - it's an annoyance that is prevalent amongst *****. It's very annoying - as you can see. How some are blind to the issue, I do not know.

We'll let you off this time :p
Hee hee..
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i haven't been to sao paulo or seoul but to shanghai. and all i can say: shanghai has more highrises than hongkong, that's sure! it's actually pretty overhelming when you look (from a skyscraper) down to the neverending sea of highrises. my guess: shanghai #1, if not now, surely in ~ 1 year or so!
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Seoul??? The only place where I saw a lot of high-rises was on Google Earth, by looking at the long shadows imposed by the buildings over the ground. I still have yet to see an impressive picture of Seoul. Please show me one!!!!!!!!
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Old November 10th, 2009, 09:15 PM   #195
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Do you really think Seoul beats NYC in the amount of highrises?

Those pictures are about as impressive as the downtown of Mexico City or Tokyo at the very most. I'd say that Tokyo looks more impressive than Seoul.
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NYC beats easily seoul in skyline (especially height) but iam talking about amount of buildings( 80-90m tall)
so i think seoul is better, but i would like to see a database or something

well, about tokyo, iam seeing some photos, maybe it has more than seoul, you are right

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LoL! why are you defending sao paulo, did you get ofended?
LOL ...And you ? did you get ofended about the Ironic comments about Buenos Aires ?
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Old November 11th, 2009, 02:23 PM   #198
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According to Emporis.com

NYC : 5,806 existing
Sao Paulo : 5,657 existing
Seoul : 2,876 existing
Tokyo : 2,693 existing

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According to Emporis.com

NYC : 5,806 existing
Sao Paulo : 5,657 existing
Seoul : 2,876 existing
Tokyo : 2,693 existing

you can't trust emporis figures on buildings in asia. best example would be shanghai: 982 completed. this is joke, 9820 may be the right number.
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