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Old April 12th, 2004, 06:22 PM   #1
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Top Twenty European Skylines

Whats your top twenty European Skylines, I made it twenty to allow for some of the more provincial cities to get a mention in here.
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Old April 12th, 2004, 07:26 PM   #2
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I dont know... not so good at this... top 2 is easy first Paris then Rotterdam...

Frankfurt somewhere below that and London.. it's allright, Warsaw is overrated.

Moscow doesn't really have a skyline yet


Some nice provincial skylines... Cologne is quite ok, Utrecht has a good amount of midrises around the train station, Monaco is great (from close)... Tulle in France had (to my surprise) quite a few nice scrapers (not a top 20 though). can't think of anything else at the moment...
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Old April 12th, 2004, 07:44 PM   #3
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I dont know... not so good at this... top 2 is easy first Paris then Rotterdam...
Rotterdam before Frankfurt, should that be a joke? Very absurd your statement
 
Old April 12th, 2004, 07:54 PM   #4
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Rotterdam is nothing special, not in the same league as London or Frankfurt IMO.
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Old April 12th, 2004, 08:07 PM   #5
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from lostboy: Rotterdam is nothing special, not in the same league as London or Frankfurt IMO.
i don't think so. Rotterdam has first a better design than Frankfurt or London. The second reason is that Rotterdam has a skyline with more towers then London.
Frankfurt has a view towers, but it isn't densely populated.
And Rotterdam has a lot of plans

Sorry my English is not so very well

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Old April 12th, 2004, 08:18 PM   #6
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I dont know... not so good at this... top 2 is easy first Paris then Rotterdam...

Frankfurt somewhere below that and London.. it's allright, Warsaw is overrated.

Moscow doesn't really have a skyline yet


Some nice provincial skylines... Cologne is quite ok, Utrecht has a good amount of midrises around the train station, Monaco is great (from close)... Tulle in France had (to my surprise) quite a few nice scrapers (not a top 20 though). can't think of anything else at the moment...
Skyline-wise I understand why you put Rotterdam in front of London at this moment, but putting Rotterdam in front of FFM is just hilarious.

Naming Utrecht is also very weird... I would've placed Amsterdam and The Hague above it (when talking about Dutch skylines).

My list:

- Frankfurt
- Paris
- London
- Rotterdam
- Warsaw
- Istanbul
- Benidorm
- Moscow
- Madrid
- Vienna
- Berlin
- The Hague
- Amsterdam

Erm Can't think of more at this moment.. I'll add some more later.
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Old April 12th, 2004, 08:21 PM   #7
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When I was in Rotterdam - it was only for a couple of days and I wasn't tower hunting - the high-rises didn't seem very revolutionairy and seemed a bit bland - though the waterscape adds a lot to the city - though deceptively tall.

Are you sure Rotterdam has more towers than London? Can you give me some heights and stats please - pics not neccessary. Thanks in Advance.
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Old April 12th, 2004, 08:26 PM   #8
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I would generally echo the list by elmo as far as the top 5, but put vienna and the hague further up.
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Old April 12th, 2004, 08:38 PM   #10
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No, London has a view more towers, but the towers aren't concentrated in one skyline.


My top eleven in Europe.

-Frankfurt
-Rotterdam
-London
-Paris
-Warsaw
-Madrid
-Berlin
-Vienna
-Amsterdam
-The Hague
-Istanbul

The other ten are coming at a view moment.
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Old April 12th, 2004, 08:47 PM   #11
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Yeah the question is about skylines so you guys are pretty much right yes about Rotterdam and Frankfurt. But I meant in urbanity, Rotterdam is much more urban than Frankfurt IMO. Offcourse my list is a bit off then aswell, because London is more urban than Rotterdam aswell, but Rotterdam has the biggest chance of becoming a kind of Manhattan in Europe and Paris already is a little bit.

Doesn't make sense does it?
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Old April 12th, 2004, 09:00 PM   #12
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Frankfurt
Paris
London
Rotterdam
Warsaw
Bernidorm
Vienna
Brussels
Vilnius
Tallin
Amsterdam
Monaco
Berlin
Oslo

Thats 14, and all I can think of.
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Old April 12th, 2004, 09:21 PM   #13
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top 3:
Frankfurt
Paris
London
then goes another 3 (no particular order):
Warsaw
Rotterdam
Istanbul

Then maybe Benidorm

So I have only top 7.
The other cities which should be mentioned: Moscow, Vienna, Brussels, Berlin, Tallinn, Vilnius, Oslo etc. etc. I have not seen the photos of skylines from many cities such as e.g. Amsterdam so it's hard to judge.

I hope to see some photos in this thread too .
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Old April 12th, 2004, 09:56 PM   #14
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Agree with Edd

Few skyline photos of Vilnius, I think it definitely deserves a place in Europe's top20, maybe even top 10 currently quite tiny but it formed just during last 2 years!







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Old April 12th, 2004, 10:14 PM   #15
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1. Frankfurt am Main
2. London
3. Paris
4. Istanbul
5. Warsaw
6. Rotterdam
7. Benidorm
8. Moscow
9. Vienna
10. Madrid
11. Vilnius
12. Napoli
13. Berlin
14. Essen
15. Barcelona
16. Amsterdam
17. Prague
18. Brussels
19. Manchester
20. Tallinn

Yeah, I've made it

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Old April 13th, 2004, 11:45 AM   #16
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A Top 20 ... I'll stick to these 6 cities :

London - Paris - Rotterdam - Warsaw - Frankfurt and Moscow

Others like Madrid - Barcelona - Wien - Napoli - Brussels and Vilnius can hardly be called skyscrapercities nowadays.Perhaps in the future ...
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Old April 13th, 2004, 12:04 PM   #17
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FRANKFURT
LONDON
PARIS
ISTANBUL(only European PART)
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THAN
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WARSAW
MOSCOW
VIENNA
ROTTERDAM
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THATS MY OPPINION
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Old April 13th, 2004, 12:08 PM   #18
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AND.. THE Baltic Cities has no future to become a very dense skyline.

in my opinion a city with less 1mil pop. is too small to become a powerful city.
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Old April 13th, 2004, 12:35 PM   #19
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Thats true but skyscrapers really depend on how much business the city handles and the headquarters of large firms....Frankfurt am Main isn't very large(relatively )yet has one of the best skylines in Europe.
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Old April 13th, 2004, 12:49 PM   #20
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AND.. THE Baltic Cities has no future to become a very dense skyline.

in my opinion a city with less 1mil pop. is too small to become a powerful city.
nah, that's not really true, first of all it depends on the attitude - if the firms and government look positively to tall buildings then even a city of 0,5 mio population may become a skyscrapercity. There are good examples, Rotterdam is probably the best one, Frankfurt also comes to my mind, population of both is something 600-650K (not including metro). Skyscrapers might look something huge and important but actually they're not something more than a typical supermarket (in terms of building costs), although the visual impact makes you believe it is something.
And a city like Istanbul with 10+ million population could do much better with skyscrapers because now it only can compete with Warsaw which is something 1,6 million pop. So you see that population is not that important after all.
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