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Skylines Outside of Australia

#1 Post by rev » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:50 pm

I'll start..Singapore
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Re: Skylines Outside of Australia

#2 Post by ml69 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:03 pm

rev wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:50 pm
I'll start..Singapore

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I visited a number of those buildings about a week ago.

They have created a series of iconic new buildings over the past 10 years.

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Re: Skylines Outside of Australia

#3 Post by Neko Neko Peko Peko » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:04 pm

I have a whole stack of Tokyo photos from 2017. I'll sort through and upload them when I can!

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Re: Skylines Outside of Australia

#4 Post by Ho Really » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:10 am

Here are some pics of Hong Kong taken in March 2017.

First the view from the Ibis Hong Kong Central & Sheung Wan on Hong Kong Island looking east and southeast. In the background the building with the spire is The Centre, Hong Kong's fifth tallest.

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...and one of the harbour from Ocean Centre and the cruise terminal. In the background Hong Kong Island with the Two International Finance Centre, HK's second tallest tower.

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#5 Post by Ho Really » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:20 am

More from Hong Kong in April 2018

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The tallest in this frame is the Bank of China Tower (fourth tallest in HK). To the right is the unmistakable HSBC Main Building and dwarfed by the tall building the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (with the dome). You can also see the old Bank of China Building.

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On the left the beige-coloured building with the wineglass shape is the Chinese People's Liberation Army Forces Hong Kong Building. It was known as the Prince of Wales Building before the handover of HK to the Chinese.

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The building to the right with the porthole windows is Jardine House, one-time tallest in HK and Asia. Just in front is the General Post Office.

I should also mention that all the land in the foreground was part of Victoria Harbour and has been reclaimed.

...and a couple of views from Victoria Peak looking towards Kowloon and the New Territories. In the frame below you can see the Bank of China Tower (twin spires) and further along Central Plaza, HK's third tallest building with the single spire.

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In this frame (below) you can see Hong Kong's two tallest towers. In the background in Kowloon, ICC (International Commerce Centre) and in the foreground on Hong Kong Island Two International Finance Centre.

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...and one from the hotel in Mong Kok showing the pencil thin apartment buildings.

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I have more pics taken in March 2019. Will post those later.

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Re: Skylines Outside of Australia

#6 Post by OlympusAnt » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:53 pm

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#7 Post by Ho Really » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:56 pm

Nice pics OlympusAnt!

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#8 Post by Ho Really » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:51 pm

Not exactly all shots of the Hong Kong sklyine but still impressive views of the different styles of achitecture.

These pics taken in March 2019. Not the best of weather unfortuantely. The sun evaded me during my five days there.

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From left to right: Bank of China Tower (367m), Cheung Kong Centre (283m), Bank of China Buillding (76m and tallest between 1950–1963) and HSBC Main Building (179m).

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View of Jardine House (building with porthole windows, 178.5m) and HK's second tallest Two International Finance Centre (416m).

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The Lippo Centre (Tower I: 172m, Tower II: 186m).

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View of Hong Kong Island from Avenue of the Stars (Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon) with Central Plaza (374m) dominant behind the HK Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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Lastly view of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong Island and the imposing Two International Finance Centre (416m) with Hapag-Lloyd's MS EUROPA cruise ship about to dock at the Ocean Terminal.

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Re: Skylines Outside of Australia

#9 Post by Levesque » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:53 pm

My hometown Calgary, similar population to Adelaide, but with a whole lot more money and success earlier on. Hence the abundance of ugly skyscrapers and 1960s era towers. Note the tallest tower here is the shiny tower to the left of the lattice tower on the right sand side of the picture. Its called Brookfield place, and is 247m tall. The short grey building to the right of the Calgary Tower (observation tower with red lookout) is about the same height as the westpac.
Just an interesting fact, the streets are mostly empty in the city due to our '+15s' a series of over road insulated pedestrian bridges designed to link up nearly every major tower in Calgary. This is mostly for the winter where going outside can actually be dangerous.
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Calgary is similar to Adelaide in that it was also built on a grid like pattern, however, the city is only really gained its population in the past 60 years so the city was designed around cars (but there are multiple rail projects and rapid bus systems being constructed)
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Vancouver, the greater city has a population of about 2.25 million, but those towers represent Vancouver proper and the population is roughly about 650,000.

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#10 Post by Neko Neko Peko Peko » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:21 pm

Tokyo 2017 - Tokyo is the most populous city in the world, with huge dense sprawl. The city has multiple CBDs with the more "suburban" areas largely made up of blocky concrete apartment buildings, while the wealthier areas appeared to have detached/semi detached residencies, usually on small blocks with minimal floor plans over several levels.

Even though the majority of Tokyo is made up of dense mid'rise development, it is not actually a hugely tall city, as much like Adelaide is becoming - the city its self is made up of mid-rise buildings with key high rise and skyscrapers penetrating up and becoming a focal point - the tallest building in Tokyo other than Sky Tree and Tokyo tower is only 256m tall which is short compared to other developments in other major Asian cities. This is of course due to earthquakes. The different CBDs/Districts I visited are below:

These were taken from Chiyoda, outside the Emperors Palace - of what is essentially the main Tokyo Business District, in the centre of Tokyo.
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View of Roppongi Hills - The 'Hollywood' of Tokyo. Can see Tokyo Tower there.
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Re: Skylines Outside of Australia

#11 Post by Neko Neko Peko Peko » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:25 pm

Shinjuku
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Asakusa

Images taken from Kenso Kuma's Asakusa Tourist Centre. Note Skytree tower standing behind the "Beer Building" which is the Asahi HQ
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#12 Post by Neko Neko Peko Peko » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:34 pm

Harijuku - NTT Docomo Yoyogi Building - My favourite building in Tokyo
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Yokohama - taken from Osanbashi Pier Cruise Ship Terminal
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General view across Tokyo - taken from Meiji University . Note Mt Fuji on the horizon.
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#13 Post by OlympusAnt » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:05 pm

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Re: Skylines Outside of Australia

#14 Post by Norman » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:05 pm

Photo of San Francisco I took back in 2015

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Re: Skylines Outside of Australia

#15 Post by Ho Really » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:14 pm

Quick visit to Den Haag (The Hague, Netherlands)...view from Het Plein with the statue of Willem van Oranje (William of Orange). Taken in October 2017.

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The Hague has a nice set of modern buildings. Missed out on taking more pics as we had to catch a train to Rotterdam at Den Haag HS which is away from the buildings. Perhaps next time I'll catch a train to/from Den Haag Centraal right underneath the towers.

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