London Skyline Much Better Than Mandaluyong

By sizemore Last edited 149 months ago
London Skyline Much Better Than Mandaluyong
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Hong Kong and New York are still running in front though.

According to a database drawn up by Emporis, London is now ranked at 23 in the top 100 cities listed by "the visual impact of their skylines".

The list is compiled using a formula that assigns points based on the floor count of each city's highrise buildings. London is at something of a disadvantage because we have so many ancient squat buildings that bring our points down despite them being built by the likes of Sir Christopher Wren.

Despite feeling that the results are slightly flawed (and we are of course in no way biased) we have to admit that the site is packed with interesting information and you could easily waste the morning comparing statistics. The London page reveals that we currently have 1,699 high-rise buildings (Hong Kong has 7,822) and features extra info on landmarks such as City Hall, the Gherkin and Canary Wharf.

We bet we would have got to the top twenty if Wren had thought to put a couple of high velocity lifts in St Paul's Cathedral. Talk about doing half a job...

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Last Updated 24 March 2005