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Bangkok, Thailand 291 16.24%
Chicago, USA 308 17.19%
Dubai, UAE 197 10.99%
Frankfurt am Main, Germany 122 6.81%
Guangzhou, China 85 4.74%
Hong Kong, China 372 20.76%
Jakarta, Indonesia 166 9.26%
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 243 13.56%
Los Angeles, USA 112 6.25%
Melbourne, Australia 137 7.65%
Metro Manila, Philippines 183 10.21%
Minneapolis, USA 66 3.68%
New York • Manhattan, USA 494 27.57%
Paris, France 124 6.92%
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 72 4.02%
San Francisco, USA 116 6.47%
Sao Paulo, USA 71 3.96%
Seattle, USA 132 7.37%
Shanghai, China 243 13.56%
Shenzhen, China 96 5.36%
Singapore CBD, Singapore 162 9.04%
Sydney, Australia 207 11.55%
Tokyo, Japan 158 8.82%
Toronto • City, Canada 208 11.61%
Vancouver, Canada 114 6.36%
Other (please specify) 186 10.38%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 1792. You may not vote on this poll

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Old February 14th, 2009, 02:33 PM   #21
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I think 50% of overall judgement should come from Mods/admins, while another 50 from ordinary members. That will be better and more precise.
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Old February 15th, 2009, 12:38 PM   #22
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well I won't disagree but Warsaw & Rotterdam over Miami?



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Old February 15th, 2009, 01:05 PM   #23
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not accurate vote
Where the heck is Seoul and Buenos Aires????
It's always the same old NYC, Hong Kong and whatsoever
Such a boring list no offense
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Old February 15th, 2009, 01:12 PM   #24
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Wow maybe it's because I live in Sydney myself and I've seen its skyline just so many times I don't see it as anything spectacular anymore but hey, I never knew or even realised that Sydney is all the way up there at #4 against every skyline this entire world.
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Old February 15th, 2009, 01:53 PM   #25
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well I won't disagree but Warsaw & Rotterdam over Miami?
The top is made by people's choice.

So when we rate Warsaw or Rotterdam, unconstient, we compare-it to Paris, London, but when we rate Miami, unconstient, we compare-it to New York, Chicago.
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Old February 15th, 2009, 02:17 PM   #26
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Nice to see what the people of SSC think...

Weird there's no Amsterdam in the list of historical skylines/highrise skylines!

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Old February 16th, 2009, 01:27 AM   #27
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Prague - Czech Republic is only number 8 it should be like 2 or 3.
And why is Yemen there???

Dubai in like 5-10 years it probably will be the top or near.
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Old February 16th, 2009, 02:02 AM   #28
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beijing should be in histrical list , i suppose.
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Old February 16th, 2009, 03:50 AM   #29
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beijing should be in histrical list , i suppose.
And that is because... Come on people, don not hesitate to round your arguments up.
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Old February 16th, 2009, 06:36 AM   #30
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I think 50% of overall judgement should come from Mods/admins, while another 50 from ordinary members. That will be better and more precise.
No offense intended to mods or admin but they are no more qualified. By definition, the ability to moderate and administer has nothing to do with knowledge of the world's built form. Zero. All it means is that they've made a commitment to this site.
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Old February 27th, 2009, 10:19 PM   #31
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Nice to see Seattle up in the top 12. Such a pretty city skyline.

Great list Major Deegan. You can't please everyone. I think your way of making the list was detailed, and a lot of work. Thanks for your time at making the list.
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Old February 27th, 2009, 10:38 PM   #32
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toronto?
paises arabes.........moscow, etc. ?
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Old February 27th, 2009, 11:04 PM   #33
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I've checked the current Top14 ranked by % 10 point v.s. ranked by total average.

position - city - (% 10p. rank) - average voted - number of total votes

1. Hong Kong (1) 9.37 1049 votes
2. New York (2) 8.91 2243 votes
3. Chicago (3) 8.84 2057 votes
4. Tokyo (7) 8.49 1269 votes
5. Kuala Lumpur (8) 8.48 1501 votes
6. Sydney (4) 8.44 2194 votes
7. Shanghai (5) 8.40 1534 votes
8. Singapore (10) 8.38 1322 votes
9. Toronto (6) 8.30 1795 votes
10. Melbourne (9) 8.16 1762 votes
11. San Francisco (13) 8.13 666 votes
12. Seattle (12) 8.11 891 votes
13. Dubai (11) 7.85 1274 votes
14. Rio de Janeiro (14) 7.68 369 votes
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Old February 28th, 2009, 07:54 AM   #34
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yea maybe, just give to the city 5 years, and the top will change.
Not in this economy my friend. its is going to be a bit longer than that, assuming Dubai's economy ever goes back to being what it was, which i sincerely doubt considering it was founded on little more than sand and sun.
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Old February 28th, 2009, 09:56 AM   #35
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Not in this economy my friend. its is going to be a bit longer than that, assuming Dubai's economy ever goes back to being what it was, which i sincerely doubt considering it was founded on little more than sand and sun.
Dubai's future is quite rosy regardless of what happens to the global economy. It's become the hub of an entire region. People from across the Middle East and into the Indian sub-continent who used to look to London, now look to Dubai. It's fortunes have never been dependent on oil, but on trade and commerce.

Dubai in many ways is the capital of a region and will continue to boom whether people in the west accept this upstart or not.
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Old March 1st, 2009, 11:31 AM   #36
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evryone has opinions but this thread is pretty much true,
hk nyc an chigago then good to see sydney
but i think the gc should be higher,
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AWESOME!!!

That photo of Melbourne looks like Mordor, with Sauron, the dragon thing flying around, etc....
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Old March 7th, 2009, 01:11 AM   #38
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I agree with your list for the most part. Best compilation I've seen around...
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Old March 30th, 2009, 10:26 PM   #39
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Here is a most recent list of TOP 25 world skylines according to the members of Skyscrapercity. The rankings are based on average percentage of 10 pt votes received and NOT the total average/median scores. For statistics' sake only those cities that received 100 or more of #10 votes were included in the counting. Enjoy!


World's TOP 25 Skylines

#1. Hong Kong, China 70.81(% of total votes ) 730 (total #10 votes received)

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#2. New York • Manhattan, USA
62.72 1398

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by wmliu

#3. Chicago, USA 52.88 1082

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by The New No. 2

#4. Sydney, Australia
43.24 944


by Diliff

#5. Shanghai, China 36.43 553

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by RJJ Chan

#6. Toronto • City, Canada 34.48 613

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by Redroom Studios

#7. Tokyo, Japan 34.18 433

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by el_jorpe

#8. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 32.17 480

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by Tall Justin

#9. Melbourne, Australia 31.88 561

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by Richard & Jo

#10. Singapore CBD, Singapore 31.66 416

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by -=Wacky B=-

#11. Dubai, UAE 30.78 386

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by H. Evan Miller

#12. Seattle, USA 30.44 270

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by ray fischer

#13. San Francisco, USA 30.12 200

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by whipartist

#14. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 29.54 109

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by Ana Taves

#15. Jakarta, Indonesia 29.49 499

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by chef d'oeuvre

#16. Guangzhou, China
28.83 190

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by naylomo

#17. Vancouver, Canada 28.22 243

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by idatewe

#18. Bangkok, Thailand 28.03 534

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by macccc

#19. Metro Manila, Philippines 27.5 344


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#20. São Paulo, Brazil 27.36 139

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by conras

#21. Frankfurt am Main, Germany 26.66 245

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by twentyeight

#22. Minneapolis, USA 26.47 203

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by 3rd foundation

#23. Shenzhen, China 26.02 205

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by bocaj

#24. Los Angeles, USA 25.07 251

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by waynewhuang

#25. London • City, UK 24.47 198

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by mathewbest



The Runners-Up

#26. Brisbane, Australia 24.37 183
#27. Paris • La Défense, France 24.22 257
#28. Seoul, South Korea 23.9 158
#29. Warsaw, Poland 23.13 272
#30. Rotterdam, Netherlands 22.3 192
#31. Buenos Aires, Argentina 21.69 123
#32. Gold Coast, Australia 21.65 147
#33. Mexico City, Mexico 21.5 146
#34. Montréal, Canada 21.49 124
#35. Calgary, Canada 21.1 134
#36. Miami, USA 19.37 141
#37. Houston, USA 18.93 124
#38. Perth, Australia 18.03 141
#39. Atlanta, USA 14.88 108

Even though the following skylines were eliminated in the process of counting due to the insufficient number of votes, they would still rank fairly high on the TOP25 list:

Panama City, Panama 35.06 27
Tel Aviv • Ramat Gan, Israel 27.41 54
Santiago, Chile 26.65 85
New York • Brooklyn, USA 24.14 58

TOP Historical Skylines

- Skylines needed to have at least 10 #10 votes to qualify.
- To qualify a historical cityscape must show evidence of a well preserved city centre; recent/modern high-rises visible in any direction and/or significantly affecting the cityscape are crucial, the fewer of these the better.

#1. Saint Petersburg - Russia 55, 37.67%, 146

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by Senecarus

#2. Dresden - Germany
16, 34.04%, 47

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by dig-i-pic

#3. San Gimignano - Italy 56 32% 175

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by lo.tangelini

#4. Shibam - Yemen
51 29.48% 173

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by richard.mcmanus.

#5. Paris - France
153 28.71% 533

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by EdBob

#6. Jerusalem - Israel 37 28.03% 132

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by sduffy

#7. Heidelberg - Germany 23 26.44% 87

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by kramboner

#8. Prague - Czech Republic 48 26.23% 183

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by Vincént

#9. Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Germany
21 23.6% 89

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by Batikart

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by Klaus_Dolle

#10. Wroclaw - Poland 41 21.69% 189

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by Rafal S.

Runners-up

11. Brugge - Belgium 51 20.99% 243
12. Sana'a - Yemen 23 20.54% 112
13. Krakow - Poland 43 19.82% 217
14. Oxford - UK 22 19.82% 111
15. Munich - Germany 37 19.68% 188
16. Lviv - Ukraine 11 18.33% 60
17. Athens - Greece 32 18.18% 176
18. Stockholm - Sweden 44 17.6% 250
19. Oslo - Norway 25 15.72% 159
20. Rome - Italy 23 14.94% 154
21. Antwerpen - Belgium 16 14.41% 111
22. Leuven - Belgium 12 14.12% 85
23. Zürich - Switzerland 11 13.75% 80
24. Gent - Belgium 15 12.4% 121
25. Liège - Belgium 10 6.67% 150
Rome 23rd in historical skyline? Wow.
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Old March 30th, 2009, 11:46 PM   #40
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For god's sake, do not quote the entire freaking post with all the images over on this page!
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