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Old December 3rd, 2008, 11:38 PM   #41
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well..both cities are very impressing..but also very ugly
can't imagine to live in such a city

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Old December 4th, 2008, 01:33 AM   #42
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They arent ugly.

Look again at these pics, the reason the city looks brown are the thousands of old buildings below the highrise towers, with brown roofs:

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Old December 4th, 2008, 01:36 AM   #43
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note in between the towers its carpeted with old buildings:




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Old December 4th, 2008, 02:21 AM   #44
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wow, crazy cities!
mm for me sao paulo beats ny easily so:

in the american continent:
1 sao paulo
2 ny
3 chicago
4 toronto
5 mexico city /L.A.

outside american conticent:

1 sao paulo/shangai
2 hong kong
3 ny

those would be the most powerful
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Old December 4th, 2008, 03:34 AM   #45
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apparently, none of you have been to Milwaukee. We have a 5,000 ft. tower surrounded by 2,000 footers.
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Old December 4th, 2008, 02:22 PM   #46
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My opinion:

1- New York is the most impressive city in the world.

2- São Paulo and Shanghai look like crap next to it.

3- A found Shanghai more impressive than São Paulo, even though São Paulo has much more highrises (as can be seem from the aerial photos).

4- The only thing cool about São Paulo's "skyline" is the density and number of buildings. The average quality of the buildings is very low.
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Old December 4th, 2008, 10:24 PM   #47
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Have you been to Shanghai?
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Old December 4th, 2008, 10:44 PM   #48
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well i dont know why sao paulo you say have more highrises than ny when ny is way more dense. NYC highrises are mostly in manhattan but we have them all over the city. In Manhattan there are high rises in the neighborhoods Midtown to Lower Manhattan, Upper west side, Upper East Side, Yorkville, Harlem, and washington heights(basically almost every neighborhood in Manhattan). There are also highrises in brooklyn, queens and the bronx
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Old December 5th, 2008, 12:39 AM   #49
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what about this?

west side mexico city:

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ups and i forgot to add tokyo and maybe seoul on my list in my early post
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I'm amazed with Sampa's high-rise density. But why is it the city does not construct any high-rises 700 ft or above. The tallest building in the city is certainly not that tall.
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Old December 5th, 2008, 01:33 PM   #51
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 6-6-6 View Post
wow, crazy cities!
mm for me sao paulo beats ny easily so:

in the american continent:
1 sao paulo
2 ny
3 chicago
4 toronto
5 mexico city /L.A.
Toronto doesn't have as many high rises as Sao Paolo or New York, but it has a lot more than Chicago. Chicago has a greater number of tall high rises than Toronto, but not as many over all. Toronto has about twice as many.
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Old December 6th, 2008, 01:47 AM   #52
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Wanch, São Paulo needs some tall buildings. Several 800-900 feet buildings would be very healthy for the bland "skyline" of the city.
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Old December 6th, 2008, 05:52 AM   #53
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well..both cities are very impressing..but also very ugly
can't imagine to live in such a city
i prefer to live in Brasília than São Paulo
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Old December 6th, 2008, 05:56 AM   #54
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 6-6-6 View Post
wow, crazy cities!
mm for me sao paulo beats ny easily so:

in the american continent:
1 sao paulo
2 ny
3 chicago
4 toronto
5 mexico city /L.A.

outside american conticent:

1 sao paulo/shangai
2 hong kong
3 ny

those would be the most powerful
i think shanghai has the largest amount of highrises
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Old December 6th, 2008, 06:15 AM   #55
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 6-6-6 View Post
wow, crazy cities!
mm for me sao paulo beats ny easily so:

in the american continent:
1 sao paulo
2 ny
3 chicago
4 toronto
5 mexico city /L.A.

outside american conticent:

1 sao paulo/shangai
2 hong kong
3 ny

those would be the most powerful
Hong kong does not
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Old December 6th, 2008, 07:26 AM   #56
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Wanch, São Paulo needs some tall buildings. Several 800-900 feet buildings would be very healthy for the bland "skyline" of the city.
Mirante do Vale is currently the tallest building in Sampa but its only 558 feet

There are some modern ones I saw along the river but forgot the name of the skyscrapers. Alot of Sampa skyscrapers are not just bland but also bombed. pichação is a problem in this city

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Old December 6th, 2008, 04:14 PM   #57
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Hong kong does not
probably
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Old December 6th, 2008, 10:47 PM   #58
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probably

People tend to think that all the buildings out side the main cluster of skyscrapers are low rises. If you look close at these pictures you may think the buildings that stick out are the only high rises but look closely at the lower ones and estimate how many floors they are. They are surly above 12 floors It looks like we dont have alot because they are so dense, close to each other. Manhattan has 70,000 people per sq mi. look at all the buildings in between the big tall ones. They are not low rise.


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Old December 6th, 2008, 11:00 PM   #59
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I think Sao Paulo is very impressive and wins on number of highrises, but proper skyscrapers + highrises would go to Shanghai.

Why has Sao Paulo got so relatively few skyscrapers? What is the business / office demographics for the city like?, and what are the plans for the future? Surely with Brazil coming up in BRIC, are we going to see a skyrise CBD?
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Old December 6th, 2008, 11:45 PM   #60
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Sao Paulo have an internacional airport in "middle" of the city, and because this the height of structures are limited according to the city area...there are some airports in metro area of Sao Paulo, and is planned to build a new one and deactivate Congonhas airport
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