Sorry Everyone, But Sydney’s Skyline Actually Sucks

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No, really. It sucks.

1. Thrillist has recently ranked the 20 best skylines from cities around the world… and Sydney has been named number one.

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2. Seriously… someone decided that this sparse skyline is better than New York City, Dubai, Shanghai and Chicago.

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4. Sure, it looks super beautiful when you look at it from the water, in silhouette, preferably with a picturesque sunset behind it.

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5. But when you get up close, Sydney is just a (not so) hot mess of ugly buildings.

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6. And it looks like everyone just plonked down their building with no discussion and no desire to make anything look alike.

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7. Seriously, WE DON’T EVEN HAVE TALL BUILDINGS!

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There is an actual LAW preventing buildings over 235 metres.

8. Some buildings are old, some are new, but literally NONE OF THEM MATCH.

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No cohesion whatsoever. Ugh.

9. Melbourne has a much nicer skyline to be quite honest.

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10. Even PERTH, with its population of 17, has a way better skyline than Sydney.

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11. Even the freaking GOLD COAST HAS A BETTER SKYLINE THAN SYDNEY.

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12. So thank you for the honour Thrillist. But unfortunately, when you take away the harbour and Opera House, Sydney is nothing but gross office buildings.

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Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jemimaskelley/sydney-is-not-hot

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