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Old Posted Oct 9, 2009, 4:40 PM
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Old Posted Oct 9, 2009, 9:05 PM
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Wowzers! Thanks for that shot IAH!

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People, pay close attention to Chongqing and it's night skyine in the next ten years (think Shanghai in 1999). I was there for my first time two weeks ago and was blown away. There are at least three separate skylines that I saw all anchored by a 800ft+ building. The designs of the new towers are quality.
In Jiefangbei (the city center) there are three supertalls UC. I wish the weather would have been better so I could have taken some up-to-date photos for all of you, but unfortunately, the clouds hung so low that it made it impossible.
I can seriously see CQ becoming a very well known city around the world in 10 years. The growth that's happening there is almost unparalleled.
That won't happen soon. Some people are too focused on American cities that they don't actually see what's happenin on the rest of the world. Or maybe they're just in denial.
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Wowzers! Thanks for that shot IAH!



That won't happen soon. Some people are too focused on American cities that they don't actually see what's happenin on the rest of the world. Or maybe they're just in denial.
most dont even care about skyscrapers (only the well known ones)

and i think the main reason about the american cities being so well known is because of the entertainment industry is here, or you need at least one extremely well known landmark.
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1-Hong Kong
2-Chicago
3-New York City
4-Shanghai
5-Houston
6-Los Angeles
7-Atlanta
8-Toronto
9-Dubai
10-Dallas
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Old Posted Oct 20, 2009, 5:03 PM
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In terms of night time skylines in the U.S., this would be my list:

1. NYC
2. Chicago
3. Las Vegas
4. Pittsburgh
5. Detroit
6. San Francisco
7. Philadelphia
8. Atlanta
9. Dallas
10. Los Angeles

On an international list, I think only NYC and Chicago would be on my list of top 10 from the U.S. It would look something like this:

1. Hong Kong
2. Tokyo
3. Shanghai
4. New York
5. Dubai
6. Chicago
7. Rio
8. Vancouver
9. Seoul
10. Sao Paolo
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Old Posted Oct 20, 2009, 11:21 PM
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Man, I was just about to post one of my Chicago pics but why would I do that now. Holy jebus! That's a really nice shot to be quite honest. Oh what tha heck, i'll post a couple of Chi-town as I really love it at night!



And I have a real fondness for this one for some weird reason I haven't figured out yet.
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The pictures on this thread are outstanding. I have been fortunate to behold many of these wonderful skylines in person, don't dare post photos because they would pale in comparision to the those of "I am Hydrogen" and others.

I just find this American v. World thing a bit annoying. American is and always will be where skycrapers originated. That being said, it is not unexpected to see the students out do the mentor. Sort of like Commwealth countries that out perfrom England with regards to cricket, rugby etc.

As a proud Yank, I most likely will tout cities in my nation. I will pay respect to the other wonderful cities, but it just a bit irksome that it has to be a constant battle about America v. World. Just my $.02.
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Toronto's nighttime skyline is good and getting better:


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As much as I love Chicago's skyline (especially in Hydro's awesome magic-hour panoramas!), I do wish they'd tart it up more at night.

Hong Kong has it about right IMHO.
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As much as I love Chicago's skyline (especially in Hydro's awesome magic-hour panoramas!), I do wish they'd tart it up more at night.

Hong Kong has it about right IMHO.
I wonder if it's Chicago's characteristic repulsion to glamour.
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I wonder if it's Chicago's characteristic repulsion to glamour.
I like my skyline how it is already. Classy and all business.
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I like my skyline how it is already. Classy and all business.
That's actually what I meant
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Cape Town has a very dramatic nighttime skyline....

Table Mountain is often flood lit..... and it DWARFS the 500 foot tall highrises downtown....... I mean... by like a factor of 7.... it's around 3,500 feet in elevation.

and NO.... the photos you find on the internet don't do it fuck'n justice.... it's unthinkably amazing in person.... photos are weak by comparison

Imagine looking at a giant wall 3,500 feet tall.... lit up at night.... and well over a mile wide..... there's nothing like it in life
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