There are many good reasons to live in a skyscraper, but location and views are arguably the best ones. A view over the city can give you that same sense of space and serenity as a wide view over a pretty landscape. Plus you can look at it for hours on end, and still notice new details you hadn’t noticed before. Perhaps the best thing about a proper city view is that it changes all the time. New buildings get erected, people move around, and above all, the changing seasons and the weather constantly add their own little touch to the scenery.
To give you an idea, the following is a series of images taken from the same position of the same part of the view, being the direction of Wilhelminapier in Rotterdam. You can click these for larger versions.