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Old November 5th, 2009, 01:13 AM   #81
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Yeah, Sao Paulo still beats Shanghai with the number of high-rises.
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Old November 5th, 2009, 01:44 AM   #82
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Yeah, Sao Paulo still beats Shanghai with the number of high-rises.
Can those buildings in Sao Paulo even be called "high-rises", compared with those in Shanghai?
And look at the building materials and colours used with Sao Paulo's "high-rises", compared with those used with Shanghai's high-rises. Mmmmmm......

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Old November 5th, 2009, 01:48 AM   #83
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And what they are? Houses?
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Old November 5th, 2009, 02:00 AM   #84
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I read two pages back that Shanghai has a moratorium on highrise development and that people have to live within a certain amount of green-space. I have to say that this a long with mandatory gates in all housing complexes is the only thing holding Shanghai back from being the biggest and best city in the world. Shanghai, though dense, could use more density IMO. It isn't as dense as Hong Kong, and Hong Kong is still a more liveable city than Shanghai! Light restrictions are needed, of course, but I think that over planning and coming up with figures for how much green space is needed is ridiculous. (see Beijing) Pretty soon they are going to require a certain amount of parking spots for a building, which will really mess everything up (see Tampa)

What Shanghai really needs is some massive swaths of greenspace like the Expo area to be turned into green space. They can also expand Zhongshan park while they are at it. And maybe have a green belt around the city instead of having "eco-friendly" cities built way in the middle of nowhere. Shanghai with 30-40 million people will not be a nightmere, it will be awesome. Look at Tokyo! Also, the closer the people are to eachother, the less the need will be for long distance transportation and 40km subway lines.

A city can be unbelieveably dense and still be highly liveable. I believe that with proper roads, transport, plumbing, utilities etc. The denser the better. (ie. Taipei, Hong Kong, Singapore) If the Shanghai government wants to pass liveability laws maybe they should pass a law that outlaws using a jackhammer at the foot of a (my)residential building at 6am on a Saturday. That would be nice
I have to say that im appreciative of density restrictions. I used to live in a 25 floored 1990s apartment in Hongkou. The apartments are so close together that i could literally see my neighbors in the opposite apartment having shower every night.

Also during SARS, everyone was freaked out because there was only two elevators for approximately 200 households in the whole building, and having close contact with each other in the elevator in the morning hours was inevitable. Just proving what Shera has said about maximum densities.

Now i live in Pudong's newly developed apartments. The buildings only consist of 6 floors with two families on each floor. There is HUGE green spaces and even a man-made river/lake in the central green park surrounded by the apartments.

I in fact liked living in Pudong, more fresh air and less dirt. Getting to the center of city has never been easier, metro station is only 1min away by taxi. Coming from New Zealand, i wouldn't mind spending 2NZD to save a 10min walk by going on a taxi to get to the subway station :p



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Old November 5th, 2009, 02:08 AM   #85
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Having sufficient green spaces between the apartments has really become the trend in pudong (maybe the whole shanghai) now too, people would prefer to live in an area with lower density.

The lower the density, the more attractive it is and the more expensive the apartment will be.

This is the other apartment right next to the Century Avenue, one of the first waves of modern apartments built in Pudong.



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Old November 5th, 2009, 02:56 AM   #86
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Old November 5th, 2009, 04:46 AM   #87
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Check the very first post of this thread. I added a few new pics to it.
More pics:
1. To start with......

2. World Expo (Don't forget: Shanghai will be ever more charming with the hosting of the Expo.)
World Expo Village


World Expo China Pavilion (u/c)

3. Face-lift of the Bund, to be completed in March 2010


4. Hongqiao, in the west of Shanghai, a not-so-famous yet very nice place


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Old November 5th, 2009, 01:04 PM   #88
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Another "concrete jungle"! Looks like São Paulo!!
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Old November 5th, 2009, 08:03 PM   #89
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Old November 5th, 2009, 10:05 PM   #90
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I have to say, Shanghai still has a long way to go.....
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Old November 6th, 2009, 11:06 AM   #91
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Those recent photos @10025 are very nice indeed
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Yeah, Sao Paulo still beats Shanghai with the number of high-rises.
Really?
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Old November 7th, 2009, 07:41 AM   #93
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Yeah, Sao Paulo still beats Shanghai with the number of high-rises.
That's easy for anyone to say. so easy Man, dont make it into a C VS C thread.
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Old November 7th, 2009, 08:45 AM   #94
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EEPLUS,do you have a larger version?
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Old November 7th, 2009, 09:42 AM   #95
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Aerial photo of Shanghai:
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Old November 7th, 2009, 07:48 PM   #96
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That's easy for anyone to say. so easy Man, dont make it into a C VS C thread.
Nah, here goes without saying..

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This is just to answer your questions with pictures, on which might be a bigger skyline. It's up to you guys to choose.

More from Flickr:

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credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sc0ttbeardsley/2085341073/
The skyline is insanely vast, with countless # of buildings. There are multiple skylines, and you can see also take a peek at one behind downtown, somewhere between those buildings on a plateau.


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credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcgnco/3640383520/
The above picture only covers downtown, a small portion of the aerial pictures that only show a part of Sampa.

Once again, it's up to you guys to decide on which is the world's biggest skyline, regardless of the claims of the thread's title.

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Old November 7th, 2009, 10:11 PM   #97
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Both skylines look similar except San Paulo can't match the modern buildings of Pudong.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 03:11 AM   #98
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nice SP pics, but the best one is air view of SP, just huge
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Old November 8th, 2009, 04:49 AM   #99
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Sao Paoluo is really massive, but most buildings are out of date and ugly
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This is so cool - I didn't even recognise it!

I was just about to ask 'which proposed building is this? And what the hell happened to SWFC?'

Took a second for my light bulb to switch on
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