World’s top skylines

In Read, View on September 30, 2010 at 7:19 am

Here’s a list of the Top 45 Skylines of the World.  Blogger Luigi di Serio has spent time studying urban planning, and has devised a quasi-scientific method of rating the world’s skylines:

Since skylines are mostly about aesthetic appeal and very subjective, how can I judge which skylines are the best? Well, there are some rigid criteria I’ve used for this list. So here is what they are in order.

  1. VVII: Visual Vertical Impact Index
  2. Height
  3. Density
  4. Style & Organization
  5. Feats & Marvels
  6. Uniqueness
  7. Surroundings & Topography


New York at #3.

New York at #3.


Los Angeles at #34.

Los Angeles at #34.

Click through for detail on his ranking method and the full 1-45 list.


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