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Old September 6th, 2011, 12:35 AM   #681
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Looks like instead of Russia tower (520000 sq meters) there will be another project for 250000 m2. Same goes for City Duma.
http://www.rbcdaily.ru/2011/09/01/ma...62949981380251
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Pardon my question sir, but are you high? Overrated Paris? Getting bored with Commerzbank pictures? London with beautiful and complete skyline? I will agree on Madrid and Warsaw but the rest is just a mockery.
Eh, everyone has their own opinion even though I do
think Paris is not tall enough (but good)
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Old September 6th, 2011, 01:05 AM   #682
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A couple of things
1: Paris is overrated and I don't like la Defense
2: Madrid has a couple of high buildings but it's just not a complete skyline
3:Frankfurt has quiet a nice skyline but i'm getting bored of all the pictures of the commerzbank
4: Warsaw is upcoming but it's certainly not top5 and ofzourse not before Rotterdam or Moskow

My top 10

1 London (has a beautiful complete skyline)
2 Moskow (great buildings)
3 Frankfurt
4 Rotterdam (fantastic skyline the most beautiful pictures come from here and benidorm)
5 Benidorm
6 Istanbul
7 The hague (this is booming 2011 will be the year for theme)
8 Warsaw
9 Madrid
10 Paris
Paris is overrated but Benidorm is great.
Thank you for your input.
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Old September 6th, 2011, 11:50 AM   #683
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Old September 6th, 2011, 03:58 PM   #684
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Old September 6th, 2011, 08:18 PM   #685
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In my opinion:

London
Paris
Madrid
Warsaw
Istanbul

I'd put Moscow in at the top but I don't really count Russia as Europe. And Frankfurt has about 3 proper iconic skyscrapers, all of which I find reminiscent of some 1960s Futuristic architecture that has no place in reality. Especially that hideous commerzbank thing. Germany should look to London, in particular the Heron tower, for the effect it was trying to achieve with that one.
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Old September 6th, 2011, 09:13 PM   #686
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And Frankfurt has about 3 proper iconic skyscrapers, all of which I find reminiscent of some 1960s Futuristic architecture that has no place in reality. Especially that hideous commerzbank thing. Germany should look to London, in particular the Heron tower, for the effect it was trying to achieve with that one.
Yes the famous and mighty Heron Tower, the most iconic and most beautiful tower with the best glass facade ever built ...
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Old September 6th, 2011, 09:43 PM   #687
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it fail to see the effect, but you can propably elaborate that.

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Old September 6th, 2011, 10:07 PM   #688
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In my opinion:

London
Paris
Madrid
Warsaw
Istanbul

I'd put Moscow in at the top but I don't really count Russia as Europe. And Frankfurt has about 3 proper iconic skyscrapers, all of which I find reminiscent of some 1960s Futuristic architecture that has no place in reality. Especially that hideous commerzbank thing. Germany should look to London, in particular the Heron tower, for the effect it was trying to achieve with that one.
So, you don't even put Frankfurt in your top five list, complaining it has only "3 proper iconic scrapers"... that's okay with me.
But now please tell us of Wasaw's or Instanbul's iconic scrapers. Those cities are on your list, so they must do considerably better than Frankfurt?
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Old September 6th, 2011, 10:21 PM   #689
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Old September 7th, 2011, 02:29 AM   #690
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A couple of things
1: Paris is overrated and I don't like la Defense
2: Madrid has a couple of high buildings but it's just not a complete skyline
3:Frankfurt has quiet a nice skyline but i'm getting bored of all the pictures of the commerzbank
4: Warsaw is upcoming but it's certainly not top5 and ofzourse not before Rotterdam or Moskow

My top 10

1 London (has a beautiful complete skyline)
2 Moskow (great buildings)
3 Frankfurt
4 Rotterdam (fantastic skyline the most beautiful pictures come from here and benidorm)
5 Benidorm
6 Istanbul
7 The hague (this is booming 2011 will be the year for theme)
8 Warsaw
9 Madrid
10 Paris
This list is a little nationalist, common the Hague? and Rotterdam 4th? Everyone knows that if you put a "real skyscraper" in any of those 2 cities they would kind of look like OKC. They are the only 2 cities in that list that haven't broke the 200m mark with Benidorm which has a 200m tower in construction.





pics by HotRod

The tallest tower was a 150m which is now dwarf by the 257m Devon tower

Rotterdam Strong points to me are:

Nice Setup next to the water, Above average residential tower design (unlike Benidorm), good number of towers.

weak points:

Height, Not many glassy office buildings (but must admit i love that 150m glass tower they have)

I love skyscrapers so i wouldn't place it in the top 5 and if you are one of those that think height is not important then there is much better historical skylines all over Europe.
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Old September 7th, 2011, 02:29 PM   #691
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Old September 7th, 2011, 05:25 PM   #692
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A good one of London's two most iconic skyscrapers together:

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Old September 7th, 2011, 06:24 PM   #693
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[QUOTE=Fabrega;83553220]This list is a little nationalist, common the Hague? and Rotterdam 4th? Everyone knows that if you put a "real skyscraper" in any of those 2 cities they would kind of look like OKC. They are the only 2 cities in that list that haven't broke the 200m mark with Benidorm which has a 200m tower in construction.


heey Fabrega tha'ts correct my top 10 was a bit nationalistic and the things you say are right about the 200 meter height but if I compare rotterdam to warsaw although i'm from holland it's definately Rotterdam

but that's my view
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Old September 7th, 2011, 08:52 PM   #694
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Old September 7th, 2011, 11:43 PM   #695
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PARIS LA DEFENSE

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Old September 8th, 2011, 12:33 AM   #696
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Old September 8th, 2011, 07:44 PM   #697
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i'm sorry everybody I now admit that warsaw's skyline is better than The Hague
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Old September 8th, 2011, 10:07 PM   #698
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Southwark skyline

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The Sun right behind the Shard by IanVisits

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I like that picture of king kong!
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