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Old Posted Jan 11, 2010, 2:03 AM
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Top 5 Skylines Of The World

TOP 5 SKYLINES

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1. New York City, United States
Population (metro): 19,750,000
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(and that is just half of the skyline!)

2. Hong Kong, China
Population (metro): 15,800,000
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3. Chicago, United States
Population (metro): 9,600,000
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4. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Population (metro): 2,300,000
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5. Gold Coast, Australia
Population (metro): 497,800
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BTW, if you disagree with my 'Top 5' please post your 'Top 5' (with pictures).

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Old Posted Jan 11, 2010, 2:21 AM
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nice but i would put hong kong in front of new york, the view from victoria peak is amazing , and i think vancouver and toronto's skyline is better than calgary
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I know Hong Kong and New York City are so close but, I chose NYC because you still have Downtown Brooklyn's skyline, and Lower Manhattan's skyline, and Jersey City's skyline! Which all add up to make an impressive and massive looking skyline!


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Oh shit, those are some of the best skyline shots of NYC/Hong Kong/Chicago I've ever seen. Can you link me to the higher res versions please?
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Great

I love how the person that started the thread compared them with these photos and they seem to be to scale, but Chicago could use a more updated photo. We're missing some big buildings in there. My top 5..

1.New York
2.Chicago
3.Hong Kong
4.Shanghai
5.San Francisco
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chicago
new york (looks the best at night)
hong kong
seattle
shanghai (not right now but when current projects are finished)
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Sorry, I have been a fool. I was hurrying last night to finish the last two and they are not that great now that I look at them...

I will change them now.
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but Chicago could use a more updated photo.
indeed. here you go:


source: haywood from SSP
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More like a list of top 5 night skylines? That's actually a pretty good list, though I might add Shanghai over Seattle or 'Couver.
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Again, where are you getting these skyline shots? I'd really like larger versions of them.
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Again, where are you getting these skyline shots? I'd really like larger versions of them.
http://www.folksonomy.org/2009/08/17...tic-image-url/

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Instead of 4th. Vancouver, Canada, put in place Sydney, Australia. Then would be OK. And go back, reedit to top 10 and put Shanghai and Dubai also, making an reorder.

Source: Talismancoins.com - http://www.talismancoins.com/catalog...k_Panorama.jpg

01st: Dubai
02nd: Shanghai
03rd: Chicago
04th: New York
05th: Hong Kong
06th: Sydney
07th: Seattle
08th: Miami
09th: Moscow
10th: Doha


Source: On Pic -http://www.staedte-reisen.de/images_nu/dubai.jpg

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indeed. here you go:


source: haywood from SSP


The thing to bear in mind, too, about Chicago's skyline is that this vista only represents a portion of it, albeit the most popular and photogenic.

What you're seeing here is just the Loop, but, directly to the north, you have an almost equally impressive lakeside cluster (Goldcoast, Streeterville) which then stretches more or less linearly and continuously northward along the lakefront-- for, what is it, nine miles?-- to the city's border with Evanston.

To the left-- that is, southward-- is the new and growing "south wall" of Grant Park (not pictured) which leads a procession of highrises-- more intermittent than their northside counterparts-- to Hyde Park.

Anyway, beautiful photos, everyone.
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yellowboy: 4/5 from North America? Not being a little bit too NA-centric? You can still agree with yourself, mind you.
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I think you nailed it yellowboy06. I might put Seattle over Vancouver though. Sydney is a close sixth.
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Dubai?

Dubai's skyline reminds me of a really tall version of Phoenix: isolated towers - without any cohesion - surrounded by flat sprawl and endless desert.

It has nothing on NYC, Hong Kong or Chicago in terms of building density and skyline cohesion. And Dubai lacks the natural beauty that punctuates smaller skylines like Seattle or Vancouver.

I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but isn't a beautiful skyline defined by how all the buildings - along with the natural environment (rivers, mountains, etc.) - look as a whole?
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Dubai's skyline is endlessly boring, saved only by the Burj Dubai.
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I don't like Dubai's skyline at all. uaarkson: You are right, it is boring.

What's the deal with basically all of the entries being on the water? I really like NYC, Sydney, and Vancouver out of all the pics posted.
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I don't like Dubai's skyline at all. uaarkson: You are right, it is boring.

What's the deal with basically all of the entries being on the water? I really like NYC, Sydney, and Vancouver out of all the pics posted.
Uh, ports played a large role in the economic development of many of the world's largest cities.
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