Top 10 city skylines
Hong Kong (Photo: Thinkstock)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - There's nothing like landing at a city - either for the first time or after time away - and gazing out the plane window to catch a glimpse of its skyline. Online travel consultants Cheapflights.com offers its list of the top 10 city skylines. Reuters has not endorsed this list:
1. Hong Kong
Packed with more skyscrapers and people living above the 14th floor (read: that makes it a "vertical city") than any other city on the planet, Hong Kong and its skyline are transforming by the day. Towering across the impressive panorama - best seen from above at Victoria Peak and below from Victoria Harbor - is the HSBC Main Building, I. M. Pei's Bank of China Tower and the International Commerce Centre (at 1,588 feet, the last is the world's third-largest building). We don't anticipate that high-rise construction in the neon-lit city will slow any time soon, so keep an eye out for Hong Kong's latest architectural wonders.
2. New York City, New York
The Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the MetLife Building - need we go on? Manhattan's epic skyline is synonymous with the diversity and possibility that echo through New York City's gridded streets. Whether it's a view of the Financial District from the Brooklyn Bridge or a look at Midtown from the Hudson River, the Big Apple's stretch of landmarks, from Brooklyn to the Bronx, is a recognizable sight to behold.
3. Sydney, Australia
There are few buildings more iconic than the