I'm a city body. Nothing makes me as happy and to feel at home as seeing high-rise buildings, flashing lights and (the occasional) bridges. It doesn't matter where I land or in which city my hotel room is when I wake up and peel the curtains back to check the view. I particularly like driving around in my city. This is for my fellow jetsetters who enjoy a great skyline.
Emporis, a website that collects and distributes data on buildings listed the following cities as having the top five best skylines in the world in their 2011 poll. These were in the top five out of 100 cities.
The capital of South Korea has a population of over 10million (10,331,244) and is one of the world leaders in high-rise complex living. A wonderful place to shop as well.
Singapore is one of the smallest countries in the world. According to Emporis, "the city of Bukit Timah houses over 90% of its population in high-rise public housing flats in 20 new towns spread across the island and in other smaller estates" because it's so densely populated.
The windy City. Chi-Town. The hometown of the Oprah Winfrey Show! It's also the transportation hub of North America and ranks with New York, Dubai, Shangai and Hong Kong as having one of the largest skylines in the world.
What else is there to say about the buildings of New York, New York? The population currently stands at 8,175,133. The top five highest buildings in New York are the: Empire State Building, Bank of America Tower, Chrysler building, New York Times Tower and American International Building. This is probably the most famous skyline in the world.
Hong Kong comes in at number one as city with the best skyline. The tallest building in this city stand s at 484m.
Which city has your favourite skyline?