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Old June 14th, 2014, 02:12 AM   #1
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The Best Chinese Skylines Thread

Currently the fastest growing nation in the world, China is building hundreds of skyscrapers over 200 meters. As a result, China has produced many spectacular skylines in the past 2 decades. However, most Chinese skylines are unnoticed because they don't get publicity, except for Shanghai and Hong Kong.

The nation with most skyscrapers deserve a thread of its own here in this forum. Please share the photos you like from any/all Chinese cities
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Old June 14th, 2014, 02:17 AM   #2
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I will start with the current top 5 skylines (imo) from China. Not in any particular order

Hong Kong



Shanghai



Guangzhou



Shenzhen



Chongqing

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Old June 14th, 2014, 02:51 AM   #3
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1. HK, of course!


Hong Kong Skyline by bennychun, on Flickr

2. Shanghai


Shanghai Panorama by Luiz Felipe Castro, on Flickr

3. Chongquing


Chongqing Skyline by rghin, on Flickr

4. Guangzhou



5. Shenzhen
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HK
Chongqing
Shanghai
Guangzhou
Shenzhen
Tianjin
Nanjing

Then lower tier skylines in no particular order, many can join the top tier within 5 years:
Beijing
Shenyang
Hangzhou
Suzhou
Guiyang
Chengdu
Changsha
Nanning
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Tianjin! One of the fastest growing cities worldwide with 13 200m+ topped out just in the year 2012. The results are really starting to show:













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Old June 14th, 2014, 04:55 AM   #6
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1. Guangzhou
2. Shanghai
3. Hong Kong
4. Shenzhen
5. Chongqing
6. Nanjing
7. Beijing
8. Tianjin

I would like to see more pictures of top 10 candidates such as Wuhan, Shenyang, Qingdao, Macau, Chengdu, Dalian, etc.
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Old June 14th, 2014, 05:09 AM   #7
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X Posting from Best Asian Skyline:

Qingdao - Such an underrated city!

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Qingdao - 青岛
No.2 City in Shandong Province, Northern China



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Old June 14th, 2014, 05:17 AM   #8
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The best one should be obviously between Hongkong and Shanghai
But I would like to give a top list

1st group
Shanghai
Hongkong

2nd group
Guangzhou
Shenzhen
Chongqing

3rd group
Beijing
Tianjin
Nanjing
Dalian
Shenyang
Hangzhou
Suzhou
Wuxi

4th group
Ningbo
Chengdu
Macau
Qingdao
Nanning
Changzhou
Xiamen
Taipei should be among these ones if you take it as a Chinese Taiwan city

and some new comers
Wuhan
Changsha
Guiyang
Harbin
Fuzhou
Nanchang
Zhuhai

Did I miss some important ones?
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Old June 14th, 2014, 05:41 AM   #9
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And I believe the ranking will be changed in the next 5-10 years
Shenzhen, Tianjin and Beijing will challenge the 1st group
Shenyang, Suzhou will be among the 2nd group
Wuhan and Changsha will jump to the 2nd group ones too!
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Tianjin is very beautiful! I'm dreaming to visit it. But I don't find its skyline so impressive so far.
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Currently the fastest growing nation in the world, China is building hundreds of skyscrapers over 200 meters. As a result, China has produced many spectacular skylines in the past 2 decades. However, most Chinese skylines are unnoticed because they don't get publicity, except for Shanghai and Hong Kong.

The nation with most skyscrapers deserve a thread of its own here in this forum. Please share the photos you like from any/all Chinese cities
Thank you for one the most interesting comparative threads.
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Guys, I want to tell you one more thing about Shanghai. It's not Lujiazui that is to notice. To have a strong impression of what this huge megapolis is, you have to take the Outer Ring Road, it's southern part. There you will be able to see the huge skyline from Pudong to almost Hongqiao. And this is mind- and body-boggling. In comparison with it Hong-kong looks just tiny.

I really regret not taking such a picture by myself.
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There is something about the Guangzhou skyline that appeals more to me, and I can't quite put my finger on what it is.

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There is something about the Guangzhou skyline that appeals more to me, and I can't quite put my finger on what it is.
Height, density, variety, centralization. It feels like the Chinese equivalent of consolidating Chicago and Toronto into one single skyline.
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In these pictures almost all quoted cities beat easily Hong-Kong.
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my favourite
1.HK
2.Shanghai
3.Guangzhou
4.Shenzhen
5.Chongqing
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There is something about the Guangzhou skyline that appeals more to me, and I can't quite put my finger on what it is.

The smog?
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Hongkong really needs some new landmarks to keep its top position!
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