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Old 08-27-2013, 03:50 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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In terms of beauty, I would say only Hong Kong really stands out, with Singapore second.
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:38 AM
 
Location: SGV, CA
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I'd say for the other cities:

Bangkok - Robot Building
Hong Kong - Bank of China Building
Tokyo - Tokyo Tower/Tokyo Skytree
Taipei - Taipei 101
Shanghai - Pearl Oriental TV Tower
The robot building is a fun building to look at by itself, but when juxtaposed with the rest of Bangkok's skyline it lacks the height or the color scheme to stand out. Tokyo Tower and Skytree are awesome but I wish the Skytree was closer to Tokyo's CBD as it's tough to get a good picture that captures the majesty of both. Taipei 101 is one of my favorite buildings of all time but the problem is that the rest of Taipei's skyline isn't up to snuff. It actually looks quite dystopian, the way Taipei 101 towers over the rest of the city.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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The robot building is a fun building to look at by itself, but when juxtaposed with the rest of Bangkok's skyline it lacks the height or the color scheme to stand out. Tokyo Tower and Skytree are awesome but I wish the Skytree was closer to Tokyo's CBD as it's tough to get a good picture that captures the majesty of both. Taipei 101 is one of my favorite buildings of all time but the problem is that the rest of Taipei's skyline isn't up to snuff. It actually looks quite dystopian, the way Taipei 101 towers over the rest of the city.
I agree, Taipei's skyline is pretty disappointing. I think Kaohsiung actually has a better skyline.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:22 AM
 
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I think the tall building in Singapore ( marina bay sand),in Malaysia (petronas tower), in Taipei(Taipei 101) ,alls are artificial or unnatural .it was built to stimulate or urge economies in each country.i think every countries can build it including the tallest building in the world.if it was built from the way of life (culture,history),I will call it as "classic city"
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:49 AM
 
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There are many other huge cities in China: Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Tianjin...Each of them is larger than Taipei, for example.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Taipei,Seoul ,Tokyo ,Beijing , Singapore ,Bangkok, Jakarta , Manila ,hongkong , Hanoi,Istanbul ,Kualalumpur ,New Delhi ,...
Skylines? This seems like a better question for the SkyScraper Forums.

But, I'd say HONG KONG (port city with a bay with ocean and mountains right there)....and next I might say KUALA LUMPUR only because of the Petrona Towers.

Does Hanoi have a skyline? I think it's mostly known for it's French Quarters and quaint walkable areas.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:56 AM
 
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I'd say for the other cities:

Bangkok - Robot Building
Hong Kong - Bank of China Building
Tokyo - Tokyo Tower/Tokyo Skytree
Taipei - Taipei 101
Shanghai - Pearl Oriental TV Tower
Shanghai Pearl Tower - it's an iconic landmark but lots of people see it as a monstrosity of ugliness.
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Old 08-27-2013, 12:56 PM
 
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Skylines? This seems like a better question for the SkyScraper Forums.
That was the very first thing I thought of as well. It's fair to say that folks on the forums devoted to skyscrapers and skylines aren't any different that people here. So I guess in that sense, it's an appropriate subject here as well. After all, it is City-Data. Still, it did remind me of the skyscraper forums.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I think the tall building in Singapore ( marina bay sand),in Malaysia (petronas tower), in Taipei(Taipei 101) ,alls are artificial or unnatural .it was built to stimulate or urge economies in each country.i think every countries can build it including the tallest building in the world.if it was built from the way of life (culture,history),I will call it as "classic city"
So were most of the 'classic' skyscrapers in the world. Skyscrapers, in case you don't know, tend to mostly contain office space for companies. Looking good is a secondary function. The Empire State Building was built as statement, and to stimulate the economy. Why is Taipei 101 any different? One could argue the Eiffel Tower is even more 'unnatural' since it was built for a temporary exhibition. Of course, they are all classic buildings, but I deserve Taipei 101 deserves to be among them. It's a classic and unique building, a true landmark.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Shanghai Pearl Tower - it's an iconic landmark but lots of people see it as a monstrosity of ugliness.
It's actually one of my favourite skyscrapers or towers in the world. Such a unique and recognisable design.
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