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View Poll Results: Skyscrapercity is...
New York 102 40.32%
Chicago 20 7.91%
Toronto 4 1.58%
Hong-Kong 38 15.02%
Dubai 19 7.51%
Shanghai 15 5.93%
Manila 9 3.56%
Bangkok 5 1.98%
Sao-Paolo 11 4.35%
Sydney 7 2.77%
Tokyo 8 3.16%
Jakarta 4 1.58%
Frankfurt 4 1.58%
Johannesburg 1 0.40%
Kuala-Lumpur 6 2.37%
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Old February 1st, 2010, 01:19 AM   #41
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of course I voted for New York, it's the best forever!
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Old February 1st, 2010, 01:23 AM   #42
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NYC (voted for it) and Chicago, where all started.
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Old February 1st, 2010, 07:22 AM   #43
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New York is not a tallest, it's either not a first one who had started to build skyscrapers, but
I think that for 99.99% of humanyty, words New York and skyscraper are the synonyms!
I agree, I voted for New York.

New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Chicago and Dubai are the true "skyscraper cities" imo.
(That is not a list of my personal 5 favourite skylines.)

Sao Paulo, Tokyo and Seoul have massive seas of highrises, but they lack height compared to those five.

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Old February 1st, 2010, 11:09 AM   #44
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many of those cities do not deserve to be there such as sydney, frankfurt, johannesburg and jakarta....i would vote for NYC, chicago and HK
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Old February 1st, 2010, 05:10 PM   #45
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Not in my top 10 favourite skylines, but I gave my vote to Dubai. They have the greatest penchant for height of any city around.
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Old February 1st, 2010, 05:23 PM   #46
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im disapointed that mexico city is not there but Joburg and frankfurt???WTF

like u mean that frankfurt and Joburg have bigger skyline or more buildings than mexico city on the picture

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ok then compare that cluster of mexico city to frankfurt.....
Frankfurt:
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Old February 1st, 2010, 08:27 PM   #47
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JAJA yeah thats a CLOSE picture needs to be farther and Frankfurt has 3 over 200M and 1 U/C and 25 over 100M, Mexico City has 3 over 200M and 8 U/C and a hundreds over 100M and the double U/C
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Old February 1st, 2010, 10:18 PM   #48
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JAJA yeah thats a CLOSE picture needs to be farther and Frankfurt has 3 over 200M and 1 U/C and 25 over 100M, Mexico City has 3 over 200M and 8 U/C and a hundreds over 100M and the double U/C

Still Frankfurt looks so much better! And it's only a city of 600k inhabitants and not even a capital...

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Old February 1st, 2010, 10:28 PM   #49
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Old February 1st, 2010, 11:46 PM   #50
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Frankfurt

You can´t compare Mexico´s skyline to Frankfurt!
Just look at the votings here at skyscrapercity.com! People still find Frankfurt´s Skyline to be the best in Europe!

Mexico must be a great City, I´m sure. But take a look at that:





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JAJA yeah thats a CLOSE picture needs to be farther and Frankfurt has 3 over 200M and 1 U/C and 25 over 100M, Mexico City has 3 over 200M and 8 U/C and a hundreds over 100M and the double U/C
A city in Australia with a population of 600,000 (metro) has 3 buildings over 200m, and 36 or more buildings over 100m, compared to Mexico City and its population of more than 21,000,000 (metro).
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 06:31 AM   #52
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yeah but theres no earthquakes in australia..... for example tokyo it doesnt even has a 300M or even a 250M and it has 35 million pop because of the earthquakes....
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 07:42 AM   #53
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many of those cities do not deserve to be there such as sydney, frankfurt, johannesburg and jakarta...
I agree, but Kazan Resident wanted to include at least one city from every continent/region.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 07:43 AM   #54
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For the record...


Most 200m+ buildings per capita: Dubai
Most 100m+ buildings per capita: possibly Hong Kong?
Most 12st+ buildings per capita: Benidorm

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Old February 2nd, 2010, 07:55 AM   #55
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How many buildings over 100m does HK have?
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 07:58 AM   #56
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I voted Hong Kong. The lack of available land has transformed HK into a skyscraper city far beyond anything seen elsewhere. Other cities have many skyscrapers but HK HAS to have skyscrapers. No low rises there.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 08:27 AM   #57
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How many buildings over 100m does HK have?
On Emporis,

681 buildings are listed as being at least 100m.
A further 2100 buildings are listed as being 30-60 stories, but their height is not known.

I don't know how complete Emporis' data is for Hong Kong - ie. I don't know whether there are other buildings which are not listed altogether.

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Old February 2nd, 2010, 08:32 AM   #58
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im disapointed that mexico city is not there but Joburg and frankfurt???WTF

like u mean that frankfurt and Joburg have bigger skyline or more buildings than mexico city on the picture

Even if Mexico City got 10 more buildings over 100 or 200m Frankfurt would still look better.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 08:51 AM   #59
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You can´t compare Mexico´s skyline to Frankfurt!
Just look at the votings here at skyscrapercity.com! People still find Frankfurt´s Skyline to be the best in Europe!

Mexico must be a great City, I´m sure. But take a look at that:

im sorry but the image of mexico city posted earlier is not a good one

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
image hosted on flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yetto/503135071/

image hosted on flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yetto/366243282/

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/yetto/1796112427/

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Old February 2nd, 2010, 09:21 AM   #60
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^thats a year old......





in a couple of years the skyline will be more liked by foreigners just when the new tallest and proyects rises to the sky even the planned 303 meters tower.
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