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Old December 22nd, 2011, 09:04 AM   #121
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Why oh why are people including Mexico City and Panama City? Latin America is not a continent. But basing on the pictures posted here

1. Melbourne
2. Frankfurt
3. Moscow
4. Sydney - rather overrated skyline
5. London
Would have to agree about Sydney. I can think of 10 better skylines just in north America.
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 11:23 AM   #122
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lol come on, Sydney isn't that bad.... in fact, up until recently it had more 150m towers than your beloved Toronto and due to the fact the CBD is locked by both water and parks, it's core is a lot more dense, too. Like *******s we all have opinions I personally find Singapore/Kuala Lumpur/Toronto/London to be overrated skylines. That said I've visited the countries and seen their skylines in person...

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Old December 22nd, 2011, 12:55 PM   #123
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Would have to agree about Sydney. I can think of 10 better skylines just in north America.
I find that interesting coming from a person from a city with a completely unknown skyline to anybody outside of this forum
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 01:56 PM   #124
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lol come on, Sydney isn't that bad.... in fact, up until recently it had more 150m towers than your beloved Toronto and due to the fact the CBD is locked by both water and parks, it's core is a lot more dense, too. Like *******s we all have opinions I personally find Singapore/Kuala Lumpur/Toronto/London to be overrated skylines. That said I've visited the countries and seen their skylines in person...
Well said. Whilst Sydney mightn't have the biggest, tallest or best quality skyline, it is still a good skyline and IMO one of the best in the world. It's dense, compact nature makes it a much more photogenic skyline than cities with skyscraper sprawl that appear rather haphazard.
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 03:06 PM   #125
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My vote is rather cliched ... but has to be New York.
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 05:05 PM   #126
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Why oh why are people including Mexico City and Panama City? Latin America is not a continent. But basing on the pictures posted here

1. Melbourne
2. Frankfurt
3. Moscow
4. Sydney - rather overrated skyline
5. London
Many geographers includs S. America as a separate continent
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 06:45 PM   #127
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Many geographers includs S. America as a separate continent
South America is a continent. I'm talking about Latin America, which is not part of the 7 classified continents. Middle East, Southeast Asia, Oceania, Latin America are not continents but regions grouped due to similar language, culture, etc.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 09:43 AM   #128
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lol come on, Sydney isn't that bad....
Who said it was bad? Sydney's skyline is very good, but there are lots in north America that are better. I'd put all of these ahead of Sydney: New York, Chicago, Toronto, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, Miami, Philadelphia, and Panama City.

Melbourne's skyline is Australia's best by a long shot.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 09:56 AM   #129
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you didnt include montreal or vancouver but included LA and Miami? idkmane
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 10:11 AM   #130
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you didnt include montreal or vancouver but included LA and Miami? idkmane
LA and Miami both have better skylines than either Montreal or Vancouver. I'd put Sydney ahead of those Canadian skylines, but behind those 2 US skylines.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 10:13 AM   #131
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Los Angeles? Seattle? Miami? Philadelphia? Panama City? Minneapolis? really? Come on, half those skylines barely stand out in their respective states!

btw, disagree re: Miami > Montreal. Definitely the other way around.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 10:21 AM   #132
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# of buildings completed or topped out over 100m (According to CTBUH)

Los Angeles: 57
Sydney: 56
Miami: 52
Panama City: 49
Philadelphia: 49

Seattle: 27
Minneapolis: 20

With the exception of Seattle and Minneapolis, they're all about the same size as Sydney. Seattle and Minneapolis have less scale than Sydney, but better architecture. I don't see what's so hysterical about ranking all these cities above Sydney. Sydney is well known city around the world, but if you want to be objective one needs to take into account the data.

You're entitled to your opinion, but putting this ahead of Sydney is silly in your opinion? Not only is it bigger, but it's taller.

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Old December 23rd, 2011, 10:39 AM   #133
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How do you figure? When it comes to 200m buildings, Sydney has more than Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle and Minneapolis, thus it has height over them - reaffirmed by the stats you posted. As for architecture, have you been to Sydney? Have you walked the streets and taken in the architecture? I find it funny that a city where most major CBD sites are forced to go through years of design competitions from award winning architects to get the best designs for the city, yet is outshone by Seattle and/or Minneapolis?

Answer me this, have you been to Sydney? In fact, have you been to any of the above cities? lol
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stop arguing with him. he is just jealous that sydney has one of the most amazing and famous skylines in the universe if not the most... especially to the general non-forum population.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 11:51 AM   #135
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He is right, Sydney is fugly.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 12:01 PM   #136
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Melbourne!!! Now there's a skyline that's a cut above. Just wonderful! Keep building Melbourne.

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Have you walked the streets and taken in the architecture?
You realize this is a skyline ranking, right? It says it right there in the thread title. I'm honestly a little taken aback that you're getting so upset that someone prefers the skylines of Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Miami, and Minneapolis over one you like. So what? I bet there are people who like 10 skylines in China better than Sydney. There's no point getting upset about it. You like Sydney. I get it alright? I like Sydney too, but prefer these other ones. It's not like I just burnt your house down.

Btw, I'd check who designed those signature buildings in Minneapolis before dismissing them. Minneapolis might be some 2nd tier mid west city, but it's buildings and skyline are top notch. I'm a huge fan of Minneapolis.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 01:04 PM   #138
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I'm not upset that you of all people rank Sydney where you did. It came as no surprise whatsoever.

Do I think putting Los Angeles ahead of Sydney is silly? Yes, I do. Maybe it's because I find Los Angeles skyline very underwhelming.


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that's me done in this thread. maybe one day you'll board a big jet plane and see Sydney for yourself.
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