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Old March 15th, 2012, 07:03 PM   #161
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People allow the economic stature and international profile of London to cast a warm glow on everything else. In other words, they're not being objective. London just barely cracks my top 30 world skylines, but that's no reflection on the city itself. London only started building skyscrapers very recently. There's been a huge change in their skyline, but they have a massive amount of work to do to catch up with cities that have been at this for 40, 80, 120 years.

And the gap between 2nd and the rest is quite big. London's skyline would need to double to start challenging Sydney. I'm not sure if London could even do it as their skyscrapers will always be scattered around town; there is no main cluster. It might look amazing, but the jury is still out on that.
I agree on all counts. If London wasn't... 'London', it's skyline wouldn't even get a mention. There are so many cities that rank higher - and while they mightn't attract the 'world renowned' architects that London does - their skylines as a collective wipe the floor with London.

I'm not a huge fan of the scattered clusters of skylines. In my opinion, it wrecks the aesthetic appeal of a 'sky line' per se. You look at the worlds great skylines and most have at least one significant cluster to which the rest pale in comparison. London has quite a few - none of which really stand out or signify the 'downtown'.

Again, to all you Londoners - no offense intended
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Old March 15th, 2012, 07:21 PM   #162
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anyway, getting back on track - here's mine

1. Melbourne

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2. Gold Coast
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3. Sydney
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4. Paris (La Defense)
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Probably a bit Aus-centric, but outside said continents they probably are the better skylines. Paris deserves a spot, and Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Cape Town are all great skylines but purely aesthetics and variety of architecture let them down.

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Old March 16th, 2012, 02:01 PM   #163
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I don't understand why people like the Paris skyline it's so flat:



At least London has some variation:

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Old March 16th, 2012, 05:35 PM   #164
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It's a pretty even contest between Paris and London. That London cluster is more interesting, but the Paris cluster is quite a bit bigger.
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Old March 16th, 2012, 06:43 PM   #165
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MEXICO CITY


Downtown



Polanco



Reforma


Interlomas


Santa Fé


Insurgentes Sur





but by far the most impressive in LatinAmerica is PANAMA


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Old March 17th, 2012, 01:56 PM   #166
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I think Sydney's skyline is quite overrated. It does look impressive when the harbour and bridge are in the background though.


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I am biased towards Melbournia though

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It's great to see London's skyline growing too. It's a long way off American/Asian/Australian skylines but the designs are top quality.

I really don't like Dubai's skyline though. The architecture is just so 'nouveau riche' and hideous.
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Old June 8th, 2012, 05:59 PM   #167
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I think with cities like Paris and Sydney, the skylines are very concentrated, whereas London is a massive city (the biggest in Europe) therefore the skyline is more spread out with 2 or 3 clusters, the main cluster (the city) has several new tall buildings going up, so will soon look very impressive.
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My favourite skylines are Moscow and (future) La Defence.

Also, the Panama skyline is cool!
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Old July 11th, 2012, 05:35 PM   #173
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I like to go through this forum, has very good content and is fascinating.
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Old October 8th, 2012, 01:38 AM   #175
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MEXICO CITY


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Polanco



Reforma


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but by far the most impressive in LatinAmerica is PANAMA

outside North America

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Old October 8th, 2012, 03:53 AM   #176
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In Rio, except for some new restricted areas, one cannot build tall buildings so that the natural view won't be damaged.
Anyway, even small constructions can make the difference if the surrounding ones are shorter.

Get to know Downtown Rio!





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Old October 8th, 2012, 04:40 AM   #178
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Besides, Brazil have several cities which, even though without supertalls, are very interesting. For example, the 24th biggest city of the country:

Get to know João Pessoa!

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I prefer Gold Coast, Melbourne, Paris, Buenos Aires, London, Frankfurt, Rotterdam and Moscow!
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