I have nothing against Bangkok Temple. They are very beautiful I agree and everytime you pick up a brochure or see a picture of Bangkok, you are more likely to see a Thai temple than one of its skyscrapers. If you are a frequent visitor then you will agree with me that everytime you visit Bangkok the city's skyline changes for the better. Low rise non descript architecture is making way for a plethora of different architectural styles and forms. The picture above of the Sofitel So with its suspended restaurant and its feng shui elements that theme the hotel are just representative of this.
The Banyan Tree Hotel Bangkok has always dominated the Sathorn skyline with its unique shape and its Vertigo fine dining eatery and its Full Moon bar give you a great perspective to take in Bangkok's night view.
If you amble down Soi Ruam Rudee you will see low rise houses like the one in the photo above juxtapositioned against skyscrapers like the All Seasons Place and the Conrad Hotel. You will also see cute little restaurants that lend themselves to different farang chefs to run, making Bangkok one of the few places in the world where every world cuisine is probably cooked by a local.
The buildings that you see at corners too like the Q House Lumpinee also define the intersection very well and bring a well rounded approach to an otherwise tricky site layout.