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Old November 10th, 2009, 05:36 AM   #41
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Sao Paolo is really impressive, but it doesn't have a recognizable skyline as such.
Exactly. Nothing iconic about 1,000's on midrises.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 06:42 AM   #42
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Sao Paulo is the one city in the world I feel intimidated by. Its lack of landmarks and identifiable markers with a sea of buildings is disorienting. When I look at photos I I fear if I go in and I may never find a way to get back out.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 07:21 AM   #43
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Sorry guys, but there's no city like sao paulo, just look at that!

by far the most impressive!

NICE.....Like New York City but with shorter skyline....beautiful.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 07:24 AM   #44
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first comes to mind, Sao Paulo with literally tens of thousands of highrises:



Nice....but sad that it doesn't look like they have any trees around...all concrete!!! how hot does it get in the summer? I like big cites but give me GREEN too,,,trees, palms, foliage, something!
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Old November 10th, 2009, 04:07 PM   #45
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Nice....but sad that it doesn't look like they have any trees around...all concrete!!! how hot does it get in the summer? I like big cites but give me GREEN too,,,trees, palms, foliage, something!
Hi Miami 305

I agree with you that a city and its population needs a lot of greenery in the city. Unfortunately SP should have more that the current "Green Places" that has today. Any way, below are some pictures of the main Park of the city, called "Ibirapuera park" located in the south zone of the city. There are some others parks in Sao Paulo, but the main Park is this one. The biggest one is called "Parque do Carmo" or "Do Carmo Park" , located at East Zone.








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Old November 10th, 2009, 04:52 PM   #46
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Old November 10th, 2009, 05:30 PM   #47
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Dubai.

Don't you think an asian city does not belong in a threat called "best skylines outside of north america and asia"?

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Old November 10th, 2009, 08:04 PM   #48
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NICE.....Like New York City but with shorter skyline....beautiful.
hehehe... no way new york has a larger skyline than sao paulo in amount of buildings! (just look an aerial photo...)

if you mean by the height YES of course heh! we cannot compare
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Old November 10th, 2009, 08:16 PM   #49
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hehehe... no way new york has a larger skyline than sao paulo in amount of buildings! (just look an aerial photo...)
I wouldn't be that sure: the scale of individual buildings in New York is of such a different magnitude, that you could very easily overestimate the distances in São Paolo relative to those in New York.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 09:52 PM   #50
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I wouldn't be that sure: the scale of individual buildings in New York is of such a different magnitude, that you could very easily overestimate the distances in São Paolo relative to those in New York.
well... i recommend you this thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=754278

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Old November 11th, 2009, 12:13 PM   #51
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My ranking will be (without thinking much about it, so it may have some good errors, mistakes and omissions):
1.Paris
2.Sydney
3.Buenos Aires
4.London
5.Santiago
6.Warsaw
7.Frankfurt
8.Melbourne
9.Perth
10.Panama
11.Rio de Janeiro
12.Johanesburgh
13.Sao Paulo
14.Lima
15.Brisbane
16.Madrid
17.Bogotá
18.Gold Coast
19.Rotterdam
20.Auckland/Barcelona

PS: I consider Moscow and Istanbul as part of Asia and of course Mexico City is part of North America.
Lima ??!!!!
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Old November 11th, 2009, 04:59 PM   #52
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Lima ??!!!!
Yes mate (and I dont know why I have the feeling you are SVN2007, 3 posts and already chriticizing Lima hahaha).

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And its not that I put it on the top 10 either.
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Old November 11th, 2009, 06:35 PM   #53
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Old November 11th, 2009, 06:57 PM   #54
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Old November 11th, 2009, 07:04 PM   #55
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Old November 11th, 2009, 08:30 PM   #56
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A couple of Auckland, NZ

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Old November 12th, 2009, 01:23 AM   #57
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Paris La Defense is absolutely awesome. On the top of my list. (Although some new projects are a bit tacky).
Buenos Aires Puerto Maderos elegance and glam gives the city a very unique view.
Aucklands skyline is also great, specially if we consider it is a relatively small city.

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Old November 12th, 2009, 01:40 AM   #58
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For me its quite simple:
1. Sydney
2. Melbourne
3. Auckland
4. Frankfurt
5. Paris

I don't really like the sea of low-quality residential 100m towers like in lot's of South American & Chinese cities.
It's impressive but not my cup of tea I guess. I prefer the organized North American & Australian skylines. Clean, organized, skyline is centralized, just perfect.

But shouldn't we include AUS/NZE in Asia to give the others a chance?
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Old November 12th, 2009, 01:49 AM   #59
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Well in South American cities you can find both seas of residential and smaller financial skylines with taller towers. In Buenos Aires for example the City centre, Palermo and Recoleta are most of all a lot of middle size buildings but another residential area like Puerto Madero is made up of few very high good designed towers. While the financial area of Catalinas is a very modern complex of really nice architecture.
In Lima, the first two pictures of post 52 show residential areas, but the other 3 show the financial area, with better quality taller towers. This area is much smaller and concentrated than the residential ones.
The same applies for Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Medellín, Bogotá, Rosario, Caracas, etc, etc.

I think that the sea of residential towers in South American cities is due to the preference of the middle classes to live in apartment buildings. This is for security reasons and in the other hand because most of the houses in the market are targeted to the high class, so theres little offer for them. If its not expensive its not descent (shanty towns).

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Old November 12th, 2009, 02:29 AM   #60
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thx for info

There are certainly some good parts in some South American skylines don't get me wrong but in total when you see the pics it lacks organization. There is no real centre where the highest buildings are concentrated. You know immediately where the centre is in Chicago or Toronto, I miss that a bit in South American skylines. I also miss some iconic, standing-out buildings like the petronas towers in kuala lumpur. I can't tell you a famous skyscraper/building in South America, I miss that a bit

It's different but not necessarily worse, I only prefer North American skylines.

When I visit South America my opinion will maybe change Pictures are still only pictures.
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