Originally Posted by Beedok
Shanghai has every reason to be on a top ten. Any top ten without Shanghai would be suspicious to me, unless you're working on a metric that ignores both height and quantity.
It's a stupid list, but the criteria are beauty and iconic vistas. Perhaps if you looked at the link (and, on this forum, ever had a clue what you were talking about) you would have known that.
Shanghai's skyline is not beautiful or iconic. It's more a scifi fantasy with components of awkward weirdness surrounded by a bleak, dystopian sea of cement high-rises.
Vancouver is impressive-looking because of the mountains, but the skyline itself is alright-looking from some angles and really ugly from others. It's obvious to anyone with even a modicum of interest in skylines and/or architecture who isn't from Vancouver that it doesn't belong on a list of beautiful, iconic skylines (but of course this is a controversial thing to say because it hurts people's feelings and most people on this site are amateur chamber of commerce boosters with no interest in reality).
Paris is an eccentric choice for a list like this. It's really the Eiffel Tower itself that is beautiful and iconic, not the skyline per se, as La Defense itself looks more like Atlanta or Kansas City plopped down into the City of Lights. Then again, it was one of the first structures in a modern European city to, ahem, tower over everything at such a great height, so maybe it's not such a bad choice.
Still, though, thumbs down on a stupid trolling list slapped together by some silver spoon-fed idiot spending her early twenties in Manhattan working an unpaid internship thanks to Daddy's cash and connections.