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Old August 21st, 2011, 06:52 AM   #521
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Nice pics of Liverpool didn't think it would look so nice.
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Old August 21st, 2011, 11:42 AM   #522
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Best European skyline is the most interesting 'race' of all the continents as there aren't any clear winners. You could make a good case for about 5 different cities. In Asia and America, it's pretty much a 1 or 2 horse race.

I've always picked Frankfurt, but it might drop down as low as 5th over the next few years. Paris, London, Istanbul, and Moscow are all building at a much faster pace.
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Old August 21st, 2011, 01:42 PM   #523
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While I agree with you in general, I've got to say that at least Paris isn't "building at a much faster pace" than Frankfurt.
In Paris 2 buildings over 100m have been built since 2009, but it were 4 in Frankfurt.
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Old August 21st, 2011, 02:58 PM   #524
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London's potential is massive and you are starting to see a boom right now with numerous sites breaking ground.

2012 skyline shots during the Olympics will be terrific.
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Old August 21st, 2011, 08:35 PM   #525
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Liverpool looks nice. Not massive, but it looks elegant and all fits togehter. It is one of those unoticed and underrated EU skylines I talked about, when I mentioned Hamburg.
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Old August 21st, 2011, 08:45 PM   #526
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I guess the real beauty is still in the eye of the beholder. When I visited London 3 years ago, there was only the City and CW, which looked terrible from the Royal Observatory point. Same goes for Warsaw and Rotterdam, few years ago it was just a tower-nothing-tower-nothing-some midrise-still nothing type of skyline. In 5 years, there will be many skylines in Europe that are magnificient, not only London. I, for one, like Moscow skyline better for the sole reason of it having a megacluster comprised of several supertall/skyscraper towers, each of them being unique and elegant. London will NEVER look like Moscow simply because it doesn't want to be another Moscow. Apparently user SO**** has been an advocate of massive skylines, I am too, although not so much.
So stop the fight please, everyone has its own ideals
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 02:08 AM   #527
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1. Paris
2. Frankfurt
3. Moscow
4. Istanbul
5. Warsaw
6. Rotterdam
7. Milano
8. Madrid
9. Vienna
10. Berlin, Liverpool or London
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 02:21 AM   #528
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Four different perspectives on The Hague


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by momo1435

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The Hague as seen from Rotterdam
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Uitzicht op skyline Den Haag by rikvanderkroon, on Flickr

- Bonus pic - Sunset in Rotterdam
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 10:59 AM   #529
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Wow! I didn't realize Hagues was so close to Rotterdam. Great pictures Werner.
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 12:53 PM   #530
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Hague is looking spiffing!!

I'll always admire Rotterdam as it's a city Birmingham should rival but our construction policies are really hurting us. They've done so well. very jealous.

So much vision. Not enough action from Birmingham's point of view.

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Sid Vicious - to put Milan ahead of London and London that low is just complete and utter nonsense. It's not personal oppinion. That's just a pathetic attempt at trolling.
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 01:33 PM   #531
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Love this pic of London

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Old August 22nd, 2011, 01:45 PM   #532
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@ecological: sorry if I have hurt your emotions. it is just my opinion. I only admire the gherkin. the other buildings are not so appealing for me. maybe with the shard completed I will rank London above Milano although the italian city is doing well. please dont call me a troll only because our opinions differ a little.
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 02:14 PM   #533
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comparing to skyscraperpage; these are the cities in Europe with the most 100+ skyscrapers, or 100+ skyscrapers under contstruction:

1: Moscow (70)
2: Paris (61)
3: Istanbul (46), but I don't know which ones of these are in Europe
4: London (41)
5: Frankfurt (30)
6: Rotterdam (19)
Warzaw (19)
8: Madrid (16)
Brussels (16)
10: Benidorm (13)
Kiev (13)
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 02:22 PM   #534
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problem is, these statistics include all commieblocks too. i'd rather have a skyline with 10 quality skyscrapers and no commieblocks than a skyline with 10 skyscrapers and 20 commieblocks beside it.
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 02:45 PM   #535
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@ecological: sorry if I have hurt your emotions. it is just my opinion. I only admire the gherkin. the other buildings are not so appealing for me. maybe with the shard completed I will rank London above Milano although the italian city is doing well. please dont call me a troll only because our opinions differ a little.
I have no feeling's to hurt. However. You are living in cloud cuckoo land if you honestly believe what you wrote.

You're a just asking for confrontation and you know you are. Really really childish if you ask me.

Mature.
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 02:48 PM   #536
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problem is, these statistics include all commieblocks too. i'd rather have a skyline with 10 quality skyscrapers and no commieblocks than a skyline with 10 skyscrapers and 20 commieblocks beside it.
Indeed, many towers doesn't mean a beutiful skyline. But I have to say I was surprised by the high ranking of cities like Brussels, Cologne (13th) and Kiev, and the low ranking of cities like Benidorm and Madrid...
this list shows that Brussels, Kiev and Cologne do have high buildings, so it has to be possible to make beautiful pictures with a beautiful skyline from these cities.
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 02:59 PM   #537
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picture from Brussels


Kiev


Cologne (I hope skyland don't mind that I used his photo)


I'm sure there are better pics from these cities, please show them!
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 05:33 AM   #538
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Looks like Manila
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 09:52 AM   #539
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Yeah, his love and support for London are terrible. But don't worry. In 2015 there will be a lot of outstanding skylines in Europe and it will become very very difficult to say which one will be the best.
Of course I'm looking foward to Frankfurt's skyline (also with hope for T350 or maybe even T365). Here a picture of middle 2012:

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Wow beautiful. Taunustower and Maintor will really fill the problem zones.
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 02:28 PM   #540
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Looks like Manila
Yeah that's your opinion but the truth is that most of the best towers in Frankfurt were defeated by London's worst towers in One on One Tournament

Believe me when it comes to architecture, Alpha++ Global Cities like London and New York are not behind and of course they hire some of the world's finest architects in order to get top quality designs and iconic buildings in their cities.

For me, Paris has the most beautiful skyline/cluster. Night view from the top of Tour Eiffel is just magical and unforgettable.

I also like the architecture of Moscow supertalls but which was insulted by one of your German forumers here called Ja-Ja-Dot something.

Even a very iconic building like The Gherkin was criticised/called "cheap bitch at the road side etc" by those trolls like JaJa and Puffer who was banned for constantly bashing.

I've no reason to hate Frankfurt or any other city but i just don't like the architecture of Frankfurt that's all. for example (Messy tower's cladding and Comerzbank design)

IMO London skyline is not beautiful at all and that's just the way how it is, a massive city that contains many different kinds of buildings and towers. Some of them are incredibly ugly and some are nice, no city can be perfect.

This is the original plan for The City skyline in 2012 but unfortunately due to some reasons some of those towers will be finished later than expected.



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