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Bangkok, Thailand 275 16.86%
Chicago, USA 284 17.41%
Dubai, UAE 179 10.97%
Frankfurt am Main, Germany 111 6.81%
Guangzhou, China 76 4.66%
Hong Kong, China 349 21.40%
Jakarta, Indonesia 153 9.38%
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 229 14.04%
Los Angeles, USA 105 6.44%
Melbourne, Australia 123 7.54%
Metro Manila, Philippines 175 10.73%
Minneapolis, USA 59 3.62%
New York • Manhattan, USA 458 28.08%
Paris, France 114 6.99%
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 68 4.17%
San Francisco, USA 107 6.56%
Sao Paulo, USA 69 4.23%
Seattle, USA 123 7.54%
Shanghai, China 225 13.80%
Shenzhen, China 86 5.27%
Singapore CBD, Singapore 154 9.44%
Sydney, Australia 158 9.69%
Tokyo, Japan 144 8.83%
Toronto • City, Canada 187 11.47%
Vancouver, Canada 108 6.62%
Other (please specify) 172 10.55%
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Old March 29th, 2011, 04:17 AM   #501
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China has a lot of historic buildings, but they are struggling to survive among the ugly modern ones! Not only China, but also the whole asia continent. The traditional ones must be the most different, city administrators should know of this!
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Old March 29th, 2011, 06:10 PM   #502
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WOW Europe has so many fairy lands, Ghent, an unfamous city, but so beautiful!
yeah... ghent gets mostly forgetten :/
probably because its located between Bruges, Antwerp and brussels :/
there are more "fairy land ish" cities here in belgium/Europe
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Old April 8th, 2011, 08:37 AM   #503
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HISTORICAL SKYLINES:
Shanghai and Paris
HIGHRISE SKYLINES:
Hong Kong and New York
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Old April 8th, 2011, 10:12 PM   #504
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I put Manhattan as #1 after that Hong Kong then Shanghai but soon Shanghai is going to jump Hong Kong and then maybe New York.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 11:28 AM   #505
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So what is the cut off on the historical skyline part of this thread? Because 100 years ago NYC still looked better than just about every other city most of these posters drool over. Manila, Sao Paulo, Rio, Sydney, any current city in China save for the Victoria Harbourfront of Hong Kong; great if you have investments in concrete. I think most skyscraper enthusiasts always forget about or forsake architecture for building height. That's why a city like Chicago, which invented the skyscraper, will always have a better skyline than say a Dubai or a Chongqing, because atleast to a small degree architecture still matters, unless you're building a 40 story condo tower in the Gold Coast neighborhood or down by Soldier Field then all bets are off.
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Old April 13th, 2011, 03:35 AM   #506
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I love NYC, Sydney, Toronto, Rio de Janeiro and Chicago
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Old April 14th, 2011, 05:38 AM   #507
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Old April 14th, 2011, 06:43 AM   #508
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The first 2 are wonderful. Is the CBD on a hill?
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Old April 14th, 2011, 07:37 AM   #509
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not really, it might just look like it does as it banks away from the Harbour and over Hyde Park. You can sort of see what I'm getting at with this topographic map


As for historic 'skylines', it's hard to go past New York, Chicago, Melbourne, Sydney, Toronto, Old Montreal, etc. These are the cities that really revolutionised skyscrapers as we know them today.
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Old April 14th, 2011, 02:31 PM   #510
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An older shot, but sadly it will take about another month until the photographers are out on the island taking photos from this angle again.

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Old April 15th, 2011, 04:58 PM   #511
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Old April 21st, 2011, 11:23 AM   #512
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The poll result is absurd. Bangkok's skyline in top 5? Sigh, please kill me.

Hong Kong might be a worthy winner, but in my opinion there is no other city in the world with such a historical skyline like New York city. Shanghai is very worthy aswell, unfortunately most people around the world do not know about Shanghai's history as being Asia's only world city in the 30's. That's why people won't vote for Shanghai. Bastards.
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Old April 21st, 2011, 03:12 PM   #513
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An older shot, but sadly it will take about another month until the photographers are out on the island taking photos from this angle again.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/peopea/2798867512/
i think that is the best spot to take pictures of Toronto Skyline. Centre Island!!
wish I could visit again.
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Old April 21st, 2011, 06:30 PM   #514
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The poll result is absurd. Bangkok's skyline in top 5? Sigh, please kill me.

Hong Kong might be a worthy winner, but in my opinion there is no other city in the world with such a historical skyline like New York city. Shanghai is very worthy aswell, unfortunately most people around the world do not know about Shanghai's history as being Asia's only world city in the 30's. That's why people won't vote for Shanghai. Bastards.
there's nothing wrong in giving justice to your city but calling other people "bastards" just because they don't appreciate shnghai's skyline the way you do is just too much...

p.s shanghai has always been number 3 or 4 in my list after NYC, HK...., and sometimes Chicago, depending on my mood...
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 04:54 AM   #515
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Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines:

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The poll result is absurd. Bangkok's skyline in top 5? Sigh, please kill me.

Hong Kong might be a worthy winner, but in my opinion there is no other city in the world with such a historical skyline like New York city. Shanghai is very worthy aswell, unfortunately most people around the world do not know about Shanghai's history as being Asia's only world city in the 30's. That's why people won't vote for Shanghai. Bastards.
Check out Bangkoks skyline thread, maybe you will change opinion. Bangkok is not only temples and lowrise buildings. After all, you put Seoul on your top 10, Seouls skyline is terrible.
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 10:05 AM   #517
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Check out Bangkoks skyline thread, maybe you will change opinion. Bangkok is not only temples and lowrise buildings. After all, you put Seoul on your top 10, Seouls skyline is terrible.
Honestly, despite trying my best not to have a north American bias, it does creep in. It's from constantly viewing pics that I've come to appreciate other skylines such as Bangkok. It really is quite extensive, tall, and beautiful. I recently bumped Bangkok into my top 10 for the very first time.

I have it at #9, and as my favourite skyline in south east Asia. Keep building!
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Old April 27th, 2011, 07:46 AM   #518
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(Updated) Top Historic Skylines:
1. New York City
2. Paris
3. Barcelona
4. Moscow
5. London
6. Madrid
7. Istanbul
8. Amsterdam
9. Jerusalem
10. Rome
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Top 10 Modern Skylines (updated)
1. New York City
2. Hong Kong
3. Shanghai
4. Chicago
5. Dubai
6. Bangkok
7. Toronto
8. Singapore
9. Gold Coast
10. San Francisco
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Old April 27th, 2011, 12:25 PM   #520
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For Shanghai I like the skyline in Puxi(west, old) more than Pudong(East, newer, the skyline you always see).
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