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    Default The Top 15 Skylines in the World

    1. Hong Kong, China
    Hong Kong is number one on my list for many reasons: Hong Kong has whopping
    39 buildings over 200 meters tall. It also boasts four of the 15 tallest
    buildings in the world... that's all in one city! Hong Kong's skyline shows
    a large selection of distinct sky-reaching towers, with beautiful night
    lighting and reflection. This city exemplifies the post-modern skyscraper
    and skyline. Finally, the mountain backdrop makes this skyline (as you can
    clearly see) the greatest on the planet!
    Metro/Urban Population: 6.8 million




    2. Chicago, USA
    Chicago is the birthplace of the modern skyscraper. When Chicago built its
    first steel high-rise in 1885, it was not the tallest structure in the world
    but the first example of a new form of engineering that would change nearly
    every city on earth. Chicago has 17 buildings over 200 meters tall (three of
    which are among the top 20 tallest buildings in the world, including the
    tallest in North America). Chicago has some of the finest mid-century
    architecture and examples of modern skyscrapers.
    Metro/Urban Population: 8.5 million





    3. Shanghai, China
    Not to be mistaken for a space station, Shanghai is a real city! China's
    biggest and most advanced city, Shanghai was said to be the most
    cosmopolitan city in the beginning of the 20th century, but lost its glory
    during the "Mao era". It is now quickly regaining its position as one of the
    biggest economic powerhouses in the world as well as a showcase of modern
    architecture. In Shanghai you'll find 18 structures that are over 200 meters
    tall, one of which is the insanely tall, the 468m downtown Oriental Pearl TV
    Tower.
    Metro/Urban Population: 13.1 million





    4. New York City, USA
    New York City has one of the densest and most diverse skylines, with a huge
    collection of buildings and building styles. Thanks to Hollywood's obsession
    with the city, it is also the most easily recognizable skyline in the world.
    New York City has an amazing 44 buildings over 200 meters - the most in the
    world! Home of the famous, now destroyed World Trade Center Towers, the
    Empire State building, the Statue of Liberty and the United Nations, New
    York City is the financial capital of the western world. Upon the completion
    of the new "Freedom Tower" (built on the old site of the World Trade
    Centers), it may rank higher in this list (depending on how good it looks of
    course).
    Metro/Urban Population: 21.0 million






    5. Tokyo, Japan
    Tokyo is the world's most populated city. Its skyline has a number of unique
    characteristics that set it apart from other big city skylines, among them
    15 structures at over 200 meters tall (including the Tokyo Tower which
    changes colors every night). But because of the density and vast size of the
    city, every corner appears to have its own skyline. With the height
    restrictions and the required red lights that flash atop all mid to
    tall-sized buildings make the city look spectacular at night. Tokyo is
    filled with neon lighting and unique, contemporary architecture, and like
    New York City is also often portrayed in movies for its aesthetic and
    eye-catching cityscapes. Interesting fact: Tokyo houses the world's largest
    fleet of helicopters to get around town if traffic gets too crazy.
    Metro/Urban Population: 32.0 million





    6. Singapore
    One of the best (urban) planned and cleanliest metropolitan cities in the
    world, Singapore looks like an architectural model city come to life. The
    buildings cannot be higher than 280 meters due to air traffic control
    restrictions, but that has added a tall (but not too tall) and consistent
    building height and space pattern that makes this skyline unique: Three
    buildings are exactly 280 meters tall and 5 others (8 total) stand at just
    over 200 metres. The buildings are mostly light-coloured and there is a
    large expanse of greenery dotted around the city core. This South-Eastern
    city is definitely in a league of its own.
    Metro/Urban Population: 3.8 million



    7. Toronto, Canada
    Toronto is a meeting place, a crossroads of many cultures and ethnicities.
    Toronto is downtown Canada, the biggest city in the country with a skyline
    to match. Toronto has 7 structures in its skyline that stand at over 200
    metres, including the astonishingly tall 553 metres, CN Tower, which is
    often referred to as the tallest freestanding structure in the world. While
    mostly untrue (because there are taller TV masts in the world), the CN Tower
    possesses the world's highest observation deck, making this city's skyline
    one of the most immediately identifiable.
    Metro/Urban Population: 5.1 million






    8. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    This is probably the most impressive city worldwide that has less than 2
    million residents. Marvelous modern buildings reach the sky here, and while
    the skyline is not too dense, it does allow buildings to soar and stand out.
    Kuala Lumpur has three of the 25 tallest buildings worldwide, including the
    tallest twin buildings, the Pretonos Towers (which are arguably the second
    and third tallest overall in the world) as well as the 420 meters Menara
    Kuala Lumpur Tower.
    Metro/Urban Population: 1.5 million



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    9. Shenzhen, China
    What was a tiny fishing village on the border of Hong Kong in 1970 is now a
    buzzing metropolis of over four million people. With 13 buildings at over
    200 meters tall, including the Shun Hing Square (the 8th tallest building in
    the world), Shenzen is a marvel of lights after sunset. You can't help but
    ask yourself if you are in a video game or in a real city.
    Metro/Urban Population: 4.2 million




    10. Seoul, South Korea
    This city's skyscrapers are divided into many clusters, spread amongst the
    main businesses and residential districts. Most of the recent growth in
    Seoul's skyline, however, has been of residential towers over 60 storeys
    high that are shooting up like blades of grass! There are 10 buildings in
    Seoul over 200 meters tall and much of the mid-rise to high-rise structures
    are lined up in a linear fashion, creating a "wall" of buildings like no
    other. Seoul is where the ancient Eastern world meets the modern West.
    Metro/Urban Population: 20.8 million






    11. Sao Paolo, Brazil
    "What building did you say they lived in?" Finding it in the largest mass of
    condensed apartment buildings anywhere would be like finding a needle in a
    haystack. Sao Paolo has a population of over 18 million people! While the
    buildings are not super tall (with only a single structure at over 200
    meters tall) this skyline is nevertheless stacked. Sao Paolo has a fleet of
    over 500 helicopters, the second largest helicopter fleet in the world.
    Metro/Urban Population: 18.3 million







    12. Sydney, Australia
    Australia's showcase city, Sydney has one of the most recognizable skylines
    due to its world-famous harbour, often referred to as the most beautiful
    natural harbour in the world. The Sydney Harbour has many bays, inlets and
    secondary harbours. It is spanned by the monumental Harbour Bridge, and the
    Opera House decorates the shoreline like a white flower. The Sydney skyline
    is world-class with hundreds of skyscrapers in the central business district
    and many more high-rise buildings in the outlying neighbourhoods. Sydney has
    8 buildings over 200 meters tall.
    Metro/Urban Population: 4.2 million






    13. Frankfurt, Germany
    Certainly one of Europe's most interesting cities in terms of skylines,
    Frankfurt is home to five structures that are over 200 meters tall. These
    modern skyscrapers are marvels compared to those other, mostly non-existent
    ones scattered across European cities. The contrast here is interesting: The
    city combines low-rise, high-density traditional European architecture (some
    of which is over 1,000 years old), with modern towers that stick out like
    sore thumbs, but are impressive nonetheless.
    Metro/Urban Population: 4.1 million






    14. Dubai, United Arab, Emirates
    Is this a mirage in the Middle East? Seemingly out of nowhere emerges a city
    in the middle of a desert. This is Dubai, a city that produces only the best
    modern architecture in the world. Already home of the world's tallest
    all-hotel building and the tallest all-residential building in the world,
    AND currently proposed to build the world's tallest building, this skyline
    might just leap to the number 1 spot in the near future. While the skyline
    is not so dense, each building is a marvel all on its own. As a skyline it
    probably can't compete with the larger cities, however the individual
    buildings in this city are by far the greatest examples of modern
    architectural accomplishments. All seven structures in this city at over 200
    meters tall were built in 1999 or later - that's how new this city is.
    Metro/Urban Population: 1.6 million







    15. Guangzhou, China

    Metro/Urban Population: 4.1 million




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    very well post jay....Keep it up.... i m gonna add a point to ur reputation...

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    Quote Originally Posted by furqan View Post
    very well post jay....Keep it up.... i m gonna add a point to ur reputation...
    Thanks Furqan. Thsi would motivate me to post more.

    Jay

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    nice post jay

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    Great thread jay..............

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    nice collection,keep posting

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