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Old September 2nd, 2011, 01:00 AM   #641
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Your favourite building of Frankfurt seems to be the Commerzbank Tower, for me it is a great building too, but Foster did a very bad job on the upper part, even I have enough taste and skillz to create a better ending of this building.

London as city was also a big dissapointment for me aswell, so is the design of the Shard and the Gherkin too.

I'm losing a bit of love for the Shard, but (imho) the Gherkin is the best looking skyscraper in the world.

Don't hail Frankfurt, just respect it and all is fine.

Totally agreed, but this goes both ways. There are people not respecting London too.
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Not true, there is another user doing the same. But not by trying to get attention, so you probably did not recognise him.

The same is true in a lot of threads though - see The Barracks in UK skybar etc.

I don't like commerzbank tower. Its grey cladding seems dirty in nearly every light. But I share your oppnion about London towers, expept Gherkin and Frenchurch. Pinnacle will be the best one in Europe - until Phare get's hopefully build.
Two Gherkin dislikers in consecutive posts?! Never thought I'd see the day. Out of curiosity, do either of you like Torre Agbar?

And Commerzbank isn't as great during the day, but it is stunning at night. The centrepiece of most/all of the great shots of the Frankfurt night-time skyline!
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 01:46 AM   #642
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Nice pics of Paris, SO
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 02:11 AM   #643
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A few pics of London I found on the web:

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London horizon. by groberts100, on Flickr



Some parts of London's historical skyline

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London Skyline by mliebenberg, on Flickr


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And 3 more of O2 Arena / Canary Wharf

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Panorama of Millennium Dome (O2) and Canary Wharf by jamesrider, on Flickr




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Old September 2nd, 2011, 03:35 AM   #644
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And your love for Moscow is a joke, 20 km's ahead of these skyscrapers, people freeze to death because the heating installations don't run in winter.

source please?))

Envy - bad feeling)

1. London
2. Moscow
3. Paris/Frankfurt
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 03:38 AM   #645
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U too? How is London skyline any good?
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 03:48 AM   #646
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I like design of London skyscrapers, (height is not important for me) besides, Moscow`s skyline is not completed yet. Waiting for Evolution tower and rebirth of Russia Tower)
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 04:04 AM   #647
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What are you on about? Is that new European Central Bank 220 m tall? i thought it was only 165 m
This just shows how little you know and you keep trolling the skyline threads.
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 04:45 AM   #648
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More low quality Towers from Frankfurt:

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ffm skyline von d-fourty auf Flickr

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Mainhatten von mogui83 auf Flickr

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Old September 2nd, 2011, 08:19 AM   #649
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Madrid

Azca with render/photo of the new windsor tower



kio towers plus cuatro torres



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Old September 2nd, 2011, 10:52 AM   #650
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I think i love you because you're a very lovely person and i got no doubt that Frankfurt skyline is the best in Europe, ok?
Sorry, but I still think, that London and FFM currently share this title, but you never realised it, because you are still upset and blinded by my Gherkin comment.

BTW: nice pictures of La Defence.
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 12:31 PM   #651
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for me:

1. Frankfurt / Paris
2. Moscow / Istanbul
3. London
4. Warsaw
5. Rotterdam
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 12:52 PM   #652
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hello SO143

this is not LD but "Le front de Seine" in Paris
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 02:29 PM   #653
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Two Gherkin dislikers in consecutive posts?! Never thought I'd see the day. Out of curiosity, do either of you like Torre Agbar?
Totally dislike, even the Gherkin looks better. (but don't forget, that's just my opinion! )


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And Commerzbank isn't as great during the day, but it is stunning at night. The centrepiece of most/all of the great shots of the Frankfurt night-time skyline!
True, at night it looks just wonderful ...
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 03:20 PM   #654
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I don't like the Gherkin either. I don't get the hype around it. Until the new generation of skyscrapers (Shard, Leadenhall) is completed, the Gherkin is the best London has to offer though, so I guess some people had to hype this building.
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 03:46 PM   #655
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Because it is not only a building but also one of the most important modern landmarks of London. (like London Eye for eg) Like it or not is your choice alright.

I quote;
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Since its completion, the building has won a number of prestigious awards for architecture. In October 2004, the building was awarded the 2004 RIBA Stirling Prize. For the first time in the prize's history, the judges reached a unanimous decision.

In December 2005, a survey of the world's largest firms of architects published in 2006 BD World Architecture 200 voted the tower as the most admired new building in the world. The building also featured in recent movies such as Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Sharon Stone's Basic Instinct 2 and Woody Allen's Match Point and, rechristened the Spirit of London, became the spaceship centrepiece of Keith Mansfield's 2008 novel Johnny Mackintosh and the Spirit of London.

On 21 February 2007, IVG Immobilien AG and UK investment firm Evans Randall completed their joint purchase of the building for GB£630 million ($1.26 billion), making it Britain's most expensive office building.
It also won The Emporis Skyscraper Gold Award presented by Emporis GmbH which is a Frankfurt based real estate data mining company.



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In SO143s opinion, glas cladding is a sign of quality. Thats just untrue. He may prefer glas claddings, but it has nothing do to with quality or "iconic design".
I don't think so, not every glass tower is iconic for example Gallileo tower in Frankfurt is also a glass tower but it is neither quality nor iconic. Most new generation towers have shiny or pure/quality glass cladding such as Tour First, The Pinnacle, One World Trade Centre, The Shard, Leadenhall, Bank of America, Mode Gakuen Cocoon etc and i love them because they represent for the future and modern architecture unlike stoned cladding which takes you back to the old ancient era.

Here are some towers that won architecture awards given by Germany based company, i like them all except Het Strikijizer. Sorry.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emporis_Skyscraper_Award

Edit: one thing left to say: Frankfurt skyline is better than the best. Peace <3

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Old September 3rd, 2011, 01:20 AM   #656
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Hi boys and girls, how are you? why is this thread not attracting everyone's attention as it used to, so quiet, no?

Let's make this thread the most popular one in Hall of Fame section, deal? And i need your help to make it happen

Anyway for my lovely fans, I got some new pics of Europe's best skyline ... Enjoy

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Es will mer ned... by formfaktor

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... wie kann ein Mensch ned in Frankfurt sein. by formfaktor

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ffm skyline by d-fourty

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Skyline Frankfurt by andreasduck

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skyline-frankfurt-1090371 by stbeck

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Short refuel Stop by Ghost of Electricity

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Old September 3rd, 2011, 03:17 AM   #657
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Some more pictures


Paris

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Blue by Hotu Matua, on Flickr

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Paris skyline at sunset from the Eiffel by CIBER Study Abroad, on Flickr


The Hague

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Den Haag by Chris 1971, on Flickr

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Plein @ The Hague by Siegfried Nijssen, on Flickr


Vienna

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Vienna Skyline by VinayakH, on Flickr

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Vienna Donau City High Fog by Aelianus, on Flickr
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Old September 3rd, 2011, 04:35 AM   #658
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^
Really like the new DenHaag skyline. Well done.
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Old September 3rd, 2011, 05:13 AM   #659
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Old September 3rd, 2011, 05:20 AM   #660
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Paris needs a super tall in the middle of that cluster
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