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Old November 12th, 2009, 02:35 AM   #61
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Old November 12th, 2009, 02:56 AM   #62
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Nice shot of Santiago.

Here one of Lima


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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.
I understand, and I also prefer that kind of skyline. But in the other hand there are cities like Manhattan that are seas of residentials. Maybe in the long run the South American metropolis could fallow that model. Of course their is a big difference in design between New York apartment buildings and most apartment buildings in South America... but we are improving.

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Old January 11th, 2010, 03:47 PM   #63
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In South American cities such as So Paulo, it's hard to see a skyline at all. Nothing stands out.
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Sao Paolo is really impressive, but it doesn't have a recognizable skyline as such.
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Exactly. Nothing iconic about 1,000's on midrises.
Nonsense. There is one building in Sao Paolo that would stand out in ANY place on earth, even in New York or Hong Kong: the sidewinding, the magnificent, the one and only Edificio Copan. And it already existed since the 1960s! Go figure!

Amazing how people are affected by repetitive publicity. When they don't see a building 10 times a week for the rest of their lives then as far as they are concerned it doesn't exist.

If I was the mayor of Sao Paolo (or just a Brazilian) I would have renovated the Copan, polished up the the other buildings in the surrounding area and slap an image of it on every damn Paulista postcard I could authorize. Then kids like you would not say nonsensical stuff like "nothing stands out". Cuz in my opinion it is the single most spectacular building outside north america and asia. Second to none! And I'm a European saying this. Yes yes we all know that Sao Paulo doesn't have plenty of isolated bigshot/macho glass-paneled "phallus" boxes standing head and shoulder above their next door neighbours but so what? Who said we need that in every city in the world? Why should every city in the world shold look alike? The charm of sao Paolo is that it mirrors the nearby Amazon: it's literally a concrete jungle (only a handful of cities can pretend to be a real concrete jungle: NYC, HK, perhaps a few mainland Chinese and one or two japanese cities... that's pretty much it!) And in a tropical jungle, no tree stands head and shoulders above all others.



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Old January 11th, 2010, 03:53 PM   #64
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When I said that nothing stands out I was speaking about height. 200+ towers.

And the fact that So Paulo has many high-rises, it needs a really tall building to make a difference there.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 04:17 PM   #65
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01. Melbourne
02. Sydney
03. Frankfurt
04. Paris
05. Warsaw

06. London
07. Brisbane
08. Moscow
09. Gold Coast
10. Santiago


Sao Paolo beats them all in quantity, but doesn't make my top 10 overall.

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More cool skylines in Europe, South America, Oceania and Africa

Panama
Panama may be latin, but it's a north American city. Latin America isn't a continent, it's a region describing an area with similar characteristics.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 04:43 PM   #66
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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. come back out.
But I absolutely agree, the scale and density of Sao Paulo is unbelievable, and its disorienting nature is one of its strengths. A central district featuring 200m+ buildings would actually detract from its skyline.

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Old January 11th, 2010, 05:33 PM   #67
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  1. Paris, France
  2. Sao Paulo, Brazil
  3. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  4. Benidorm, Spain
  5. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  6. Moscow, Russia
  7. Gold Coast, Australia
  8. Sydney, Australia
  9. Melbourne, Australia
  10. Madrid, Spain

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Old January 12th, 2010, 01:19 AM   #68
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WTF?????

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Panama may be latin, but it's a north American city. Latin America isn't a continent, it's a region describing an area with similar characteristics.
Panama is located in Central America, North American countries are Canada USA and Mexico, but the southern part of Mexico is located in Central America.

I think Panama city has to be in this thread , it has the tallest skyline of Latin America
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Old January 12th, 2010, 02:36 AM   #69
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There's no such continent as "Central America", it's merely a geographical region and thus Panama is categorised as a North American country.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 02:54 AM   #70
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Central America is a 'region' within North America, and thus is considered PART of North America. As such, Panama is located within North America. Buy a globe, people.

Outside of North America and Asia, my 5 favourite skylines include (in alphabetical order):

London
Melbourne
Paris
Santiago
Sydney
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Old January 12th, 2010, 03:56 AM   #71
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There's no such continent as "Central America", it's merely a geographical region and thus Panama is categorised as a North American country.
I'm always astonished how many people think central America is part of south America. This won't be the last time we'll have to do Geography 101 either. That guy was from Peru too. He should know better.

NORTH AMERICA


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Old January 12th, 2010, 05:19 AM   #72
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I was taught in school that North America is comprised of two sub-continents with North America containing Canada, the United States, and Mexico (Greenland, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and Bermuda are also included).
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Old January 12th, 2010, 05:22 AM   #73
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But I absolutely agree, the scale and density of Sao Paulo is unbelievable, and its disorienting nature is one of its strengths. A central district featuring 200m+ buildings would actually detract from its skyline.
I agree. Even though some Paulonistas may wish for some supertalls or a tall CBD I think the size and scope of its cityscape make Sao Paulo rather unique.

If it started building a bunch of towers it would likely look similar to another Shanghai (which wouldn't be bad but it would cease to be unique).
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Old January 12th, 2010, 07:39 AM   #74
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hahaha Once I had an english teacher from Los Angeles who tried con convinced us that North America is just Canada and United States and Mexico a South America country. His ignorance was really sad.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 05:57 PM   #75
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In fact, the continent America is subdivided in North, Central and South.

Where in the heck do they teach something else? School Name and Address please
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Old January 12th, 2010, 06:44 PM   #76
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Old January 12th, 2010, 07:26 PM   #77
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In Italy we dont have a lot of skyscraper, now many cities are building a lot of skyscrapers, such as Genoa and Milan ..
But now I show you the business center of Naples ( photos take on italian skycrapercity)

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Old January 12th, 2010, 09:15 PM   #78
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3th London
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I was taught in school that North America is comprised of two sub-continents with North America containing Canada, the United States, and Mexico (Greenland, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and Bermuda are also included).
America consists of two continents, divided between North America and South America.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 12:25 AM   #80
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America consists of two continents, divided between North America and South America.
I agree, sometimes peopla are taught that there are 3 continents, North America, South America and Central America, but that is false, as stated above, Central America is nothing but a region in North America, it's not a continent of its own.
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