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Hongkong, China 69 20.41%
Chicago, USA 37 10.95%
New York, USA 63 18.64%
Shanghai, China 15 4.44%
Singapore, Singapore 14 4.14%
Tokyo, Japan 6 1.78%
Toronto, Canada 20 5.92%
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 13 3.85%
Shenzhen, China 1 0.30%
Seattle, USA 11 3.25%
Dubai, Emirates or Arab 18 5.33%
Seoul, South Korea 1 0.30%
Sydney, Australia 20 5.92%
San Francisco, USA 7 2.07%
Frankfurt, Germany 43 12.72%
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Old September 8th, 2009, 01:20 PM   #121
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I have been to most of the cities in the poll. Although I give massive props to Chicago and New York for inventing the skyscraper ...
When people say that Chicago and New York invented the skyscraper, what are they really referring to? Are they referring to modern technology such as structural steel. Tall buildings were built 2000 years ago, but it was only due to advances in construction technology that allowed buildings to push far higher.

Even if we're referring to the modern skyscraper, did Chicago and New York invent these? Surely, the steel and construction industry in north America developed the technology. All major cities in Canada and the USA built skyscrapers at the beginning of the 20th century. Chicago and New York are simply the 2 most famous cities for skyscrapers because they were the biggest cities of that time, and by extension built the tallest and largest quantity of skyscrapers. These 2 cities didn't invent the skyscraper, but they became famous for them. The modern skyscraper was born from the US and Canadian industry.

'Invention' is a rather generous term. Surely, 'fame' is more accurate.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 12:35 PM   #122
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Frankfurt

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Old September 11th, 2009, 10:29 AM   #123
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Frankfurt es fabulosa!!! Sus rascacielos son impactantes,sobre todo aquél que posee una pirámide en la terraza. Merece destacarse también las construcciones antiguas, entre ellas esa catedral de estilo gótico que sobresale hacia la margen derecha en una de las imágenes.
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Old September 17th, 2009, 04:16 AM   #124
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Old September 17th, 2009, 08:26 PM   #125
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The only people that vote for hongkong over NY either live in hongkong, or don't like NY. The hongkong skyline is filled with commie blocks too, I've seen a lot of pictures of commies as part of the skyline. That's not a skyline, that's not class. Go in Manhattan, look at the skyscrapers and try to find ONE ugly or out of place building. You won't. It's all beautifully designed buildings in and out- from art deco to glass to stainless steel.

Look at this
http://static.panoramio.com/photos/o...l/10009658.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3168/...3ec082bf_b.jpg

http://blog.jinbo.net/files1/33/CINA...011118313.jpeg

You can even see many here.

The one thing that makes the hongkong skyline cool is the location, it's nice. And also at night the several colors are nice too. But that's as far as it goes.

I think Australian cities, Frankfurt and couple more cities around the world have nicer skylines and designs.
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Old September 17th, 2009, 09:09 PM   #126
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Yes, commieblocks are a serious problem in Hong Kong.
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Old September 17th, 2009, 09:37 PM   #127
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Mi vote goes to.... Frankfurt, obviously!

But I have to said, I love the skylines of the four USA cities, Toronto and Sidney as well.
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Old September 18th, 2009, 03:04 AM   #128
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The only people that vote for hongkong over NY either live in hongkong, or don't like NY.
Some how I don't think this is quite accurate . It's Hong Kong, not hongkong. I never see people type newyork. How hard is it to spell properly? If you needed to look up the spelling from the poll, then you don't know too much about Hong Kong. Sorry, it is one of my pet peeves.

I agree that Hong Kong has many residential buildings.... not every building is a showcase building since they are built for necessity. Well, there is no more proof than this that Hong Kong is a true skyscrapercity.

My reason for choosing Hong Kong is a combination of setting, height, density and futurism. Another big factor is building placement. Sure NY has great buildings, but many of the beautiful buildings are hidden from view from most angles.
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Old September 18th, 2009, 07:37 AM   #129
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Old September 18th, 2009, 10:10 AM   #130
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I voted for Frankfurt because it is a fine example of blending ultra modern skyscrapers with a beautiful historic core. That's what I love about Frankfurt.

Allot of cities such as Hong Kong and Singapore - while they may have some very nice buildings - are ridden with commieblocks and don't have the blend of architecture that Frankfurt has (From what I can see).

Well I'm off to the German forum to admire Frankfurt some more!
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Old September 18th, 2009, 10:28 AM   #131
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Old September 18th, 2009, 11:56 AM   #132
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Some how I don't think this is quite accurate . It's Hong Kong, not hongkong. I never see people type newyork. How hard is it to spell properly? If you needed to look up the spelling from the poll, then you don't know too much about Hong Kong. Sorry, it is one of my pet peeves.

I agree that Hong Kong has many residential buildings.... not every building is a showcase building since they are built for necessity. Well, there is no more proof than this that Hong Kong is a true skyscrapercity.

My reason for choosing Hong Kong is a combination of setting, height, density and futurism. Another big factor is building placement. Sure NY has great buildings, but many of the beautiful buildings are hidden from view from most angles.
Hong Kong has a big **** (well, a few of them) and knows exactly how to show them off to their maximum potential.
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Old September 18th, 2009, 12:25 PM   #133
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Hong Kong! No. 1
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Old September 18th, 2009, 12:42 PM   #134
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Hong Kong has a big ****.
i see! wow, very organic city.

where is hong kong's bum located btw. ?
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Old September 19th, 2009, 01:41 PM   #135
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Sydney, as it is Australia showcase city and economic centre.
Aswell as it has a mixture of heights and designs and is being extended in the south and having a partially new face in the north.
**check out the NSW Forum part in the OZ Forum for more on Sydney's developments. :P**
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Old September 19th, 2009, 08:28 PM   #136
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What!!!!???? No Nashville!!!!???? I refuse to vote!!!
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Old September 20th, 2009, 06:00 AM   #137
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Nyc all the way! It's the first super tall skyscraper city and always will be, I mean when you were 7 and when you thought of a city what did you think? No not kong kong, New York city!
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Yeah, but that's because of the domination of American culture in the world, not because New York typifies the idea of a city to a greater extent than other cities ...
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Old September 20th, 2009, 06:21 AM   #139
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Old September 20th, 2009, 12:25 PM   #140
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Yeah, but that's because of the domination of American culture in the world, not because New York typifies the idea of a city to a greater extent than other cities ...
You hit the nail on the head. I imagine people growing up today will think of various cities depending upon where they live: Dubai, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Moscow, Sydney, Toronto, Kuala Lumpur, Chicago, etc. In the past they may have thought primarily of New York, but the world has changed.
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