What does a skyline really say?
Have you ever thought of what a skyline say about a city or a country? Dictionary says it's an outline of land and buildings defined against the sky. Today, when we speak of a country or a city, the first impression that comes to the mind is its skyline or a landscape that lends the place a unique identity. Each skyline is unique to the destination. It's more like having a unique identity.
Dubai's spectacular skyline (Pic from Pintrest)
From Dubai to New York, and many metropolises in between, the skyline is made memorable by mankind's insatiable hunger to design taller and more breathtaking skyscrapers that make their own city stand taller. In fact, the skyline is today the best barometer of a destination's economic growth and lifestyle. Some cities or countries look to natural or historic landmarks for inspiration with just one spectacular or unique structure or landmass giving a perfect picture postcard.
New York Skyline (Pic from Enpundit)
While ancient or natural wonders have for centuries given Sri Lanka its picture postcards, a fast-changing city skyline is finally helping Sri Lanka look like a modern city offering a kaleidoscope of opportunity for people looking for living, working and leisure space. From futuristic architectural design to new urban space inspired from the old, Colombo is raising its profile in style. Few projects outside the city point to the future.
Sydney Opera House is Australia's No. 1 landmark (Pic from Darrel Gulin)
Sri Lanka Skyline is the island nation's first directory of its skyline. It does help investors see and compare developments; visitors find places of their kind and help create new opportunity. But first of all, it is a showcase of Sri Lanka's growing economic identity set against its own skyline.