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Old March 17th, 2007, 07:04 AM   #21
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Wow that reminds me alot of Miami, yea your right, Honolulu doesnt get nearly enough recognition. MAN that water is SO CLEAR AND BLUE, and i thought that Hawaii never had a calm day but the water is still as glass there. Really looks like Miami, truly beautiful, great skyline too. Man thats on my list of places i wanna live, right up there with Miami, lol.
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cmoonflyer the photos you posted are excellent, loved how rich it is in color but the only downside to it is that those photos are outdated, there are missing a couple of newly made buildings. Honolulu had a building boom from 2005+. Anyways, thanks for finding such great pictures!
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Got this Honolulu panorama from Skyscraperpage From Serge

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Old April 2nd, 2007, 02:00 AM   #24
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Asian looking city with American style transportation...
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 02:54 AM   #25
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It might have something to do with the demographics here that played a big role in Honolulu's skyline. Honolulu as well as the state of Hawaii is the only state/city in the United States that Whites/Blacks are the minority.



18.64% of people are white, 2.23% are black, 63.12% are asian, 0.18% are native american, and 15.83% claim 'Other'.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 08:45 PM   #26
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That's completely untrue. Many major American cities as well as several states (California, New Mexico, and Texas) are all places where there is no true majority (where 50%+ of the population is of one ethnicity). Hawaii/Honolulu is just one of them. It has the look of Miami/South Beach, with the geography of a coastal Southeast Asian city (Hong Kong anyone?), and crystal clear blue water. It is a truly unique and dazzling city. I stayed in Waikiki a few years ago in one of the highrises bordering Ala Moana Beach Park overlooking the park, water and mountain ridges in the distance. Amazing.
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Old April 4th, 2007, 12:03 AM   #27
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It might have something to do with the demographics here that played a big role in Honolulu's skyline.
First off, thanks for posting these nice pics (looks just as nice as I remember it from my visit 10 yrs ago), the city does indeed have an Asian look to it, which it clearly owes to its demographics, no doubt about it. However, I wouldn't go as far as saying that Honolulu is underrated. For its location, it is doing remarkably well and, personally, I don't know ANYONE who would reject a job offer from there.

The elephant in the room that you are missing, however, is that it costs a LOT of money to fly to Hawaii, which excludes about 80% of the American population right there. This creates a certain exclusivity which an American mainland city could never dream of. Even if it's unjustified, but Hawaii's public image as the playground for the upper middle class is understandable.
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Some more pictures of an Island Megalopolis, Honolulu.








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Old April 5th, 2007, 01:03 AM   #29
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Pretty sure the "Asian look" it has is due to the geography and climate, not because 60-odd% of its people are of Asian ancestry. San Juan, PR has a similar look because it has many highrise hotels and condos back by what once was a volcanic mountain range. You make it sound like all Asians share some sort of architectural bond!
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Old April 5th, 2007, 11:43 PM   #30
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At a population of about 365,000 and 900,000+ metro, I say Honolulu has the best skyline in the world for its population and size. Show me a city with that population and have that much buildings (right now theres around nine plus buildings under construction to add to the skyline and many more areas are being clear for more construction. Not to mention the local government is planning a mass Subway/Mass Transit system in the city. Honolulu is changing very fast and I'm loving it, can't wait to go back there this summer!

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very nice,i would give it a 10/10 if there was a poll.
one of the best skylines in the world for a city of its size.
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Old April 7th, 2007, 02:51 PM   #33
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Awesome photos, indeed! Great job!
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does this look like a waikiki beach scene?



im playing this game,Test Drive Unlimited, and it claims to be modeled after the whole island of OAHU, im just not sure up to what detail though

or how about these scenes, do they remotely resemble real life honolulu at all?












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In the city, I would say the game is 60% accurate tops. The buildings are place where it should be placed, the designs structure are somewhat accurate. They got the road direction correct but the signs are wrong. The game also lack a lot of small details like out door food stands and other open air shops. And from the screenshots, the city looks empty.

In two months if you return to this thread, I'll post up pictures of your screen shots real-life counterpart. I'll be going back to Oahu for the summer. Thanks for the pictures
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thanks, i was just curious as to how the detail is as compared to real life OAHU

the game is advertised as a detailed model of the island of Oahu (i forgot at how much detail though) and its pretty cool as it gives me the experience of driving in Oahu

and the city cant be filled with people and vehicles as it is a racing game, so if you have pedestrians and real-life vehicle colume, i dont know how that would work in a racing setup
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2006's flood, noticed how soak the streets are from the nearby canal.

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Old April 15th, 2007, 09:19 PM   #38
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Nice. Honolulu is definitely underrated. Most people when asked always think of stereotypical Waikiki and the other vacation areas without thinking about the entire capital city it is a part of.
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Here's some of my photo's oh Honolulu.












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