10 Most Beautiful City Skylines

1. New York, United States – The landscape of Manhattan can be recognized by just about anyone. It can be seen beautifully from across the river or from the view points at the top of the Empire State Building or GE Building (Rockefeller center)

10 Most Beautiful City Skylines: New York

10 Most Beautiful City Skylines: New York

 

2. Hong Kong – The landscape of this amazing Asian city can be seen from Victoria peak which with an altitude of 552 m (1,811 ft), is the highest mountain on the island. To reach Victoria peak you have to take the Peak Tram which is a nice adventure by itself

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Hong Kong lanscape from Victoria Peak

Hong Kong lanscape from Victoria Peak

 

3. Chicago, United States – With tall skyscrapers like Willis Tower and Trump Tower, and the background of Michigan lake – the Chicago skyline is unforgettable

Chicago skyline from lake Michigan

Chicago skyline from lake Michigan

Chicago skyline from lake Michigan

Chicago skyline from lake Michigan

 

4. Shanghai, China – The largest city in the world with a population of 17.8 million and one of the largest economic centers in the world. The skyline features the unique Oriental Pearl Tower which is one of the tallest in the world

10 Most Beautiful City Skylines: Shanghai

10 Most Beautiful City Skylines: Shanghai

 

5. Singapore – Air traffic control restrictions have maintained that buildings cannot be taller than 280 m (919 ft.).  As a result of these restrictions the city has a design of consistent building height and development pattern, which greatly enhances the city. Some claim Singapore is one of the cleanest cities in the world

Singapore skyline

Singapore skyline

6. Bangkok, Thailand – This huge dense city is filled with life and culture. It has a population of 8.2 million and it keeps growing

Bangkok skyline

Bangkok skyline

 

7. Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo skyline is very impressive and has quite a few focal points. One of which is Tokyo Tower which changes colors at night

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8. Sydney, Australia – Australia’s largest city has a very recognizable skyline thanks to the Opera House and harbor bridge

10 Most Beautiful City Skylines: Sydney, Australia

10 Most Beautiful City Skylines: Sydney, Australia (source: Rodney Haywood)

 

9. Sao Paulo, Brazil – Home to a gigantic mass of apartment buildings with only a single building over 200 m tall (656 ft.), Sao Paulo is best described as a “vast array of buildings”. The city has a population of about 20 million, making it the second most populated city in the Americas after Mexico City

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

10. Seoul, South Korea – Divided into business, residential, cultural, and entertainment districts, its recent growth has been fueled by residential towers

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, South Korea

 

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