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Old April 13th, 2009, 04:20 AM   #21
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New York for density, Chicago for architecture.
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Old April 13th, 2009, 04:33 AM   #22
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This will be not be locked but keep it civil and everything will be okay.
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Old April 13th, 2009, 04:41 AM   #23
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Old April 13th, 2009, 04:46 AM   #24
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Never seen that last pic before.

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Old April 13th, 2009, 07:59 AM   #25
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New York for density, Chicago for architecture.
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Old April 13th, 2009, 03:35 PM   #26
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so hard to choose!
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Old April 13th, 2009, 04:18 PM   #27
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New York City all they way!!!
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Old April 13th, 2009, 05:09 PM   #28
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A worthy rival, but it's Noo Yawk!
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Old April 13th, 2009, 05:21 PM   #29
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City vs City is not allowed.
This is a city vs city thread, I think is ok, the city vs city is bad in the "rate our talls" section, so that one city thread risk to be floaded with all kind of discutions... instead of pictures and rating of that city.
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Old April 13th, 2009, 05:30 PM   #30
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NYC is too way ahead of Chicago in terms of Skyline and number of buildings. So I prefer NYC. But Chicago has a good looking skyline though.
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Old April 13th, 2009, 05:42 PM   #31
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In addition to having far more skyscrapers in general, NY has far more pre-WWII skyscrapers, and therefore, I prefer its skyline to other great ones like HK, Shanghai and Chi.

In terms of volume and quality of new skyscrapers, nothing will compete with Shanghai in a few years time.

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Old April 13th, 2009, 06:21 PM   #32
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In terms of volume and quality of new skyscrapers, nothing will compete with Shanghai in a few years time.
And in terms of skyscrapers height, nothing will compete with Dubai...
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Old April 13th, 2009, 06:25 PM   #33
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Isn't Shanghai building the tallest building in the world?

Anyway, Shanghai is much huger than Dubai, and therefore, it will have more 300M+ buildings than Dubai.
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Old April 13th, 2009, 06:57 PM   #34
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NYC baby NYC. Chitown will always be a 2nd fiddle to NYC & will always be America's 2nd city.

Also, NYC skyline will only get better & denser once the Freedome towers will be completed in next 5 yrs.
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Old April 13th, 2009, 09:20 PM   #35
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Old April 13th, 2009, 09:44 PM   #36
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NYC, hands down!
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Old April 13th, 2009, 10:08 PM   #37
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Isn't Shanghai building the tallest building in the world?

Anyway, Shanghai is much huger than Dubai, and therefore, it will have more 300M+ buildings than Dubai.
In size, Shanghai mop the floor with Dubai, or in number of skyscrapers (over 150m).

But in supertalls (+300m) not.

SHANGHAI:

built

1. Shanghai World Financiar Center (492m)
2. Jin Mao Tower (421m)
3. Shanghai Shimao International Plaza (333m)

under construction

4. Shanghai Tower (632m)

proposed

5. White Magnolia Plaza (319m)

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DUBAI:

built

1. Emirates Office Tower (355m)
2. Rose Tower (333m)
3. Burj al Arab (321m)
4. The Address (306m)
5. Emirates Hotel Tower (305m)

under construction - to be finished this year.

6. Burj Dubai (818m)
7. Almas Tower (363m)
8. The Index (328m)
9. HHHR Tower (317m)

under construction - advanced stage.

10. Princess Tower (414m)
11. 23 Marina (395m)
12. Emirates Park Tower 1 (395m)
13. Emirates Park Tower 2 (395m)
14. The Torch (345m)
15. Al Attar Tower (342m)
16. Al Yaqoub Tower (328m)
17. Ocean Heights (310m)

+ other supertalls in early stages of construction, proposed, on hold... (I have doubts for a lot of them)
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Old April 13th, 2009, 10:13 PM   #38
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New York for density, Chicago for architecture.

I would say New York had surpassed Chicago [in number of skyscrapers] by 1900, as soon as the Singer, Flatiron, and Woolworth Buildings had been built. The 1920s saw a big building boom in New York. But in Chicago skyscrapers tend to be more architecturally distinguished. New York has an ambiance of skyscrapers to it, but I don’t think the individual buildings are as distinguished -- they could be in Indianapolis.


- Kenneth T. Jackson, past president of the New York Historical Society and Editor in Chief, Encyclopedia of New York City.
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Old April 13th, 2009, 10:28 PM   #39
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voted Chicago, looks way better than NYC, to bad its climate... never seen Chicago as America's second city, though it was LA.
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Old April 14th, 2009, 12:50 AM   #40
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I would say New York had surpassed Chicago [in number of skyscrapers] by 1900, as soon as the Singer, Flatiron, and Woolworth Buildings had been built. The 1920s saw a big building boom in New York. But in Chicago skyscrapers tend to be more architecturally distinguished. New York has an ambiance of skyscrapers to it, but I don’t think the individual buildings are as distinguished -- they could be in Indianapolis.


- Kenneth T. Jackson, past president of the New York Historical Society and Editor in Chief, Encyclopedia of New York City.
New York's skyline far surpasses Chicago in terms of looks and density. Not to mention, New York is home many iconic structures (Empire State, Flatiron, Chrysler, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, former WTC) and Chicago is home to none that an average person would know.

-599GTB, and the voters here at skyscraper city.
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