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Old January 5th, 2009, 03:38 PM   #1
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Your country's top 3 skyline cities

Post your top 3 of what you think are the 3 best cities with a skyline in your country.

Some simple rules;
- A maximum of 2 pictures of 1 city
- The city name and the country
- Only skyline pictures
- No future highrise plans, only real life pictures
- You can descripe why you choose that city (if you want)
- Start with your #3
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Let's start with my personal top 3 of skylines in my country.

the Netherlands

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#3 - Amsterdam
Although the Amsterdam skyline is a bit scattered is still looks realy nice and is developing very quick.
So it's a bit hard to give you one skyline shot.


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#2 - The Hague
The Hague is going to have one of the most dense skylines in the Netherlands and maybe in the whole of Europe.
Today it doesn't look that impressive, but there are +/- 5 towers u/c almost all 100m+.



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#1 - Rotterdam
Rotterdam is still the most impressive skyline in the Netherlands and it's developing quick.
One tower after another is growing and there are many future highrise plans for 200m+ towers.
Because the skyline is growing quick it's hard to find an updated picture but I found 2 nice pictures of the skyline.


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Old January 5th, 2009, 07:59 PM   #2
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Canada

3) Calgary, Alberta
Montreal is a close contender for third, but Calgary edges it out because of its density and the addition of many new skyscrapers. The Arriva development and the Bow will improve this skyline even more.

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2) Vancouver, British Columbia
It has great density and some very attractive buildings. Despite what many people say, Vancouver has a great mix of architectural styles. The recently completed Shangri-La hotel acts as a signature tower for the skyline.

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1) Toronto, Ontario
Toronto has fantastic density, a world famous signature tower, and some very good clusters of buildings. Although the CN Tower dwarfs everything, it and the Rogers Centre (Skydome) act as the focal point. Several buildings are under construction and approved and this will add to the density and appeal of the skyline.

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Old January 5th, 2009, 08:08 PM   #3
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Impressive, I knew Vancouver was dense, but not that dense!
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Old January 5th, 2009, 08:45 PM   #4
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Vancouver is amazing,didnt know it before
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Old January 5th, 2009, 10:52 PM   #5
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Pakistan is really easy in this context. As it only has 3 cities with a so called "skyline". So I'll do Pakistan.

#3 Lahore

Main Boulevard Gulberg



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#2 Islamabad

Blue Area

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#1 Karachi

Newly topped out Creek Vistas

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Clifton Beach Skyline



All of these are soon to improve as there are 20 Towers U/C in Lahore, 34 U/C in Islamabad and 67 U/C in Karachi (excluding the 12 newly topped out Creek Vista Towers).

Nice idea for a thread btw.

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Old January 5th, 2009, 11:16 PM   #6
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I would put Montreal at #2, but that's just my opinion.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 05:56 AM   #7
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The Philippines

1. City of Makati - U/C in this city are 302-meter Gramercy Residences, 204-meter San Lorenzo Tower and 220-meter Discovery Primea
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2. Cities of Pasig and Mandaluyong - Recently Topped-out projects in this area are 213-meter St. Francis Shangri-la Place, 202-meter One Corporate Centre, 149-meter J Tower. Proposals include 385-meter One Galleon Place.
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3. City of Manila - tallest along Manila Bay is the 203-meter tower at the leftmost part of this photo. Approved projects in this city includes the 655-meter PAGCOR Tower.



Runners-up:

City of Cebu - tallest in this city (not visible in the photo) is the 140-meter Crowne Regency Hotel. Several projects have already been approved and will soon begin construction.
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City of Taguig - U/C in this this city includes the 228-meter Shangri-la at the Fort and the 250-meter Metrobank Tower. Tallest towers shown in the photo are 179-meter Pacific Plaza twin towers.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 06:49 AM   #8
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Beautiful!!! all the countries had awesome pictures.... see bright future for Holland... and Phillipines has beautiful cities! Manila looks a lot like San Juan, Puerto Rico... although I know its much bigger, denser and probably beautiful... the other 2 cities look amazing... great job guys.... hopefully I will be able to post pictures of San Juan, Bayamon and Carolina so I can contribute to the topic
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Old January 6th, 2009, 11:52 PM   #9
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Poland


3.Łódź/Lodz

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2.Katowice





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Old January 7th, 2009, 03:02 AM   #10
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Hong Kong





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Chongqing





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Old January 8th, 2009, 10:20 PM   #11
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Germany
#3: Berlin-The capital



#2: Dresden - The Ancient City
Many buildings have been damaged or totally destroyed(Frauenkirche) during world war II.



#1: Frankfurt - Mainhattan (nickname of frankfurt because of the river Main)
The Building on the right of the second picture is called commerzbank tower and is still the highest building of europe built until the business center in moskau will be finished.

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Old January 9th, 2009, 02:38 PM   #12
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#3. Montreal







#2. Vancouver






#1. Toronto






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Canada:

#3. Montreal

#2. Toronto

#1. Vancouver

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Old January 10th, 2009, 02:31 AM   #15
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United States of America

#3: Lower Manhattan (NYC), United States


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#2: Midtown Manhattan(NYC), United States

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#1: Chicago, United States


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i love the skylines of the philippines
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Old January 10th, 2009, 06:31 AM   #17
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Beautiful´pictures. Amazing Phillipines!
I like Varsaw skyline, I think is one of the best in Europe.
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nygirl: interesting choices, but worthy. In that first photo, is that bridge connecting Brooklyn with Staten Island? What's the bridge called?
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Old January 11th, 2009, 01:45 AM   #19
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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

Awesome New York pictures! I also like the idea of the historic skyline for Germany. Dresden definitely deserves the second place.
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Old January 12th, 2009, 05:53 AM   #20
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3. Calgary, AB
2. Vancouver, BC
1. Toronto, ON

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Regina, SK
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