daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Forums > Skyscrapers

Skyscrapers General news, discussion and announcement forum about skyscrapers, including the Skyscraper Living forum



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Closed Thread

 
Thread Tools
Old December 22nd, 2012, 08:02 PM   #161
Tiaren
Registered User
 
Tiaren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Trier/Trèves/Tréier
Posts: 2,514
Likes (Received): 1869

Will you show me a pic of City of Capitals, with just about 8 towers? *yawn* You couldn't even count all the towers in the above Frankfurt picture.
And, yeah, exactly because Frankfurt is a much smaller city than wide spread out Moscow, it's compact skyline is much more impressive.

But I should respect your opinion. let's leave it at that.
Tiaren no está en línea  

Sponsored Links
 
Old December 22nd, 2012, 08:04 PM   #162
SO143
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Bournemouth
Posts: 20,902
Likes (Received): 1990

the real number one is this fellas!

image hosted on flickr
SO143 no está en línea  
Old December 22nd, 2012, 08:06 PM   #163
Tiaren
Registered User
 
Tiaren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Trier/Trèves/Tréier
Posts: 2,514
Likes (Received): 1869

Yeah...it kinda looks okay-ish...
Tiaren no está en línea  
Old December 22nd, 2012, 08:09 PM   #164
Countach
Registered User
 
Countach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 678
Likes (Received): 5

Quote:
Originally Posted by il fenomeno View Post
i dont get the obsession with "supertalls" (which is just a constructed term anyway). some of the best syklines on earth do not have any of these "supertalls". look at los angeles, singapore etc...
I agree. For common people there are just skyscrapers, the others are just definitions that help the discussions among skyscraper's lovers (and sometimes also controversial) but have nothing to do with the beauty of a Skyline.
Countach no está en línea  
Old December 22nd, 2012, 08:24 PM   #165
VitMos
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Moscow
Posts: 1,305
Likes (Received): 1273

8 towers-city




http://vk.com/moscowcity_news
VitMos no está en línea  
Old December 22nd, 2012, 08:28 PM   #166
Tiaren
Registered User
 
Tiaren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Trier/Trèves/Tréier
Posts: 2,514
Likes (Received): 1869

So this:
Quote:
Originally Posted by VitMos View Post
Is honestly better than this?



Tiaren no está en línea  
Old December 22nd, 2012, 08:31 PM   #167
VitMos
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Moscow
Posts: 1,305
Likes (Received): 1273

Quote:
Originally Posted by SO143 View Post
the real number one is this fellas!

image hosted on flickr
Best skyline however as well as always
VitMos no está en línea  
Old December 22nd, 2012, 09:00 PM   #168
VitMos
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Moscow
Posts: 1,305
Likes (Received): 1273

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tiaren View Post
So this:

Is honestly better than this?




in this photo is several times greater than the skyscrapers in Frankfurt and also without MIBC

http://vk.com/msc_whiterabbit
more Moscow


http://vk.com/guardest

http://vk.com/id19162330




http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/wander911/

http://vk.com/id154866683


http://vk.com/albums5203509

http://pwndplace.livejournal.com/2876.html


http://vk.com/club575399





http://vk.com/nick268
VitMos no está en línea  
Old December 22nd, 2012, 09:18 PM   #169
Raddie
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Bangkok
Posts: 371
Likes (Received): 0

Frankfurt's skyline is somewhat impressive but I don't think it is that good. It severely lacks a bridge between the few-story lowrise buildings and the (for European standards) supertalls.

Frankfurt's skyline would be so much better if it would have a solid base of 70-100 m tall towers in front of all its talls. Something where it is really lacking compared to the metropolises of Europe. The last picture on the previous page reflects what you feel in real life, it's really two cities, one there on the ground and one up there in the sky. In real life, it really feels disconnected.

The biggest culprit is the Mainzer Landstrasse.

Besides, it is quite a spreadout skyline, the above angle is one of the only ones where it looks like one cluster.

I like the city, because it's an unreal combination of a cute European city with supertalls. It's a one-of-a kind place. But the skyline falls short on aesthetic beauty imo, even on a European scale, and on a worldwide scale it's just a missed chance. Frankfurt should take some serious inspiration from Seattle, comparable in height, but just much more balanced.

La Defense is still unbeaten in terms of density, urbanity and builtup in my opinion. London is getting there, but even with all it's boom still disappointing considering its importance in the world.

I'm damn impressed by Yekaterinburg. That's just simple Asian awesomeness in Europe.

In the non-capital, non national financial centre category Rotterdam is imrpessive. Compared to comparable cities like Birmingham, Manchester, Lille or Hamburg, it simply owns the place. That skyline could beat Frankfurt if they would build one or two 200m towers. Simply because the height buildup is much more balanced (although I must say I don't really like the Wilhelminapier in this sense, but it does add a nice two sides of the river urbanity).

Unfortunately, I'm not seeing it happening soon.

Last edited by Raddie; December 22nd, 2012 at 09:26 PM.
Raddie no está en línea  
Old December 22nd, 2012, 11:27 PM   #170
Los Earth
Registered User
 
Los Earth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,034
Likes (Received): 153

Quote:
Originally Posted by VitMos View Post
I think in 3-4 years will be as follows:
1-tier group:
London and Moscow(in these cities built more skyscrapers than in many other combined, absolute domination in Europe)
2-tier group:
Paris, Frankfurt, Warsaw, Istambul, Ekaterinburg, Milan, Rotterdam, Benidorm, Kiev
3-tier group:
Madrid, Barselona, Samara, Liverpool, Sochi, Naples, Berlin, St.-Petersburg
Ekaterinburg, Samara, Sochi and Berlin should not be here
Los Earth no está en línea  
Old December 23rd, 2012, 12:30 AM   #171
Union.SLO
Existere et persistere
 
Union.SLO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ljubljana - Vienna
Posts: 8,543
Likes (Received): 1076

Agreed - rather than some others, The Hague would fit much more into the 3rd group IMO:


image hosted on flickr

by Christopher A. Dominic

image hosted on flickr

by Christopher A. Dominic

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leonardo M. Gaz View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Momo1435 View Post
Union.SLO no está en línea  
Old December 23rd, 2012, 01:53 AM   #172
il fenomeno
Honolulu Jutta
 
il fenomeno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: milão - mas eu sou do brasil!
Posts: 5,013
Likes (Received): 10893

the hagues skyline is beautiful, pure classicism. in my very personal rating, its better than most other european syklines.
il fenomeno no está en línea  
Old December 23rd, 2012, 09:18 AM   #173
VitMos
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Moscow
Posts: 1,305
Likes (Received): 1273

Quote:
Originally Posted by Union.SLO View Post
Agreed - rather than some others, The Hague would fit much more into the 3rd group IMO:
I'm sorry I forgot the Hague

new:This ranking is based on my assumption!
1-tier group:
London and Moscow
2-tier group:
Paris, Frankfurt, Warsaw, Istambul, Ekaterinburg, Milan, Rotterdam, Benidorm, Kiev, Hague, Vienna
3-tier group:
Madrid, Barselona, Samara, Liverpool, Sochi, Naples, Kazan
4-tier group:
St.-Petersburg, Berlin, Grozny, Monaco, .......

Last edited by VitMos; December 23rd, 2012 at 01:37 PM.
VitMos no está en línea  
Old December 23rd, 2012, 10:07 AM   #174
VitMos
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Moscow
Posts: 1,305
Likes (Received): 1273

Ekaterinburg, Russia














http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/vzadumin/
by Revenger 666
VitMos no está en línea  
Old December 23rd, 2012, 12:48 PM   #175
Ji-Ja-Jot
Used Register
 
Ji-Ja-Jot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sydney / Hamburg
Posts: 5,565
Likes (Received): 13785

ekaterienburg looks nice, but needs one or two eyecatchers in the center.
So it looks a bit like Birmingham doubled in mass and slightly better in quality.
Still thanks for the pictures. Like to see some pictures of more unknown european skylines.

anyway
Quote:
Originally Posted by Twister2010 View Post

>> scroll

Last edited by Ji-Ja-Jot; December 23rd, 2012 at 01:17 PM.
Ji-Ja-Jot no está en línea  
Old December 23rd, 2012, 01:17 PM   #176
VitMos
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Moscow
Posts: 1,305
Likes (Received): 1273

you compare it to Ekaterinburg?
VitMos no está en línea  
Old December 23rd, 2012, 01:22 PM   #177
Himmelwärts
>>Mietbare Werbefläche<<
 
Himmelwärts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Vienna
Posts: 3,163
Likes (Received): 5996

Quote:
Originally Posted by VitMos View Post
I'm sorry I forgot the Hague

new:This ranking is based on my assumption!
1-tier group:
London and Moscow
2-tier group:
Paris, Frankfurt, Warsaw, Istambul, Ekaterinburg, Milan, Rotterdam, Benidorm, Kiev, Hague
3-tier group:
Madrid, Barselona, Samara, Liverpool, Sochi, Naples
4-tier group:
St.-Petersburg, Berlin, Grozny, Monaco.......
you also forgot vienna, but included grozny instead..


__________________
Free extrawelt!!
Himmelwärts no está en línea  
Old December 23rd, 2012, 01:29 PM   #178
Ji-Ja-Jot
Used Register
 
Ji-Ja-Jot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sydney / Hamburg
Posts: 5,565
Likes (Received): 13785

Quote:
Originally Posted by VitMos View Post
you compare it to Ekaterinburg?
no. I am posting a picture. Not more, not less
So what's your point?

Last edited by Ji-Ja-Jot; December 23rd, 2012 at 01:38 PM.
Ji-Ja-Jot no está en línea  
Old December 23rd, 2012, 01:43 PM   #179
undercontrol
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 27
Likes (Received): 20

My top 5:
1. Frankfurt
2. London
3. Moscow
4. Paris
5. Rotterdam

Some pictures of Madrid


image hosted on flickr

Amanecer en Madrid el 12 del 12 del 12 por Juan Carlos Cortina, en Flickr

image hosted on flickr

Asomado a la ventana en Torre Espacio por Juan Carlos Cortina, en Flickr

image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr

Madrid skyline por davic, en Flickr

image hosted on flickr

m azca noche feb05 07 por JuanLuisPolo, en Flickr

image hosted on flickr
undercontrol no está en línea  
Old December 23rd, 2012, 01:57 PM   #180
VitMos
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Moscow
Posts: 1,305
Likes (Received): 1273

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ji-Ja-Jot View Post
no. I am posting a picture. Not more, not less
So what's your point?
del

Last edited by VitMos; December 23rd, 2012 at 08:13 PM.
VitMos no está en línea  


Closed Thread

Tags
москва, baku, berlin, brussels, cities of europe, düsseldorf, frankfurt, istanbul, kyiv, london, milan, milano, moscow, moskau, paris, rotterdam, vienna, vilnius, warsaw, warszawa, wien

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 09:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.2.5 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu