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Old June 2nd, 2011, 11:56 PM   #81
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 06:01 AM   #82
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Canary Wharf looks so fetching!

London is sure the best skyline in europe though its skyscrapers are not so tall
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 10:26 AM   #83
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Well there are some criteria used to determine whether a building was a skyscraper such as steel truss and/or incorporation of elevator, etc.
Exactly!

Highrise buildings have a specific structure and development history. You can't just say any tall structure like for example those medieval/gothic church towers in Europe (some of them are really tall) can be counted as real "highrise buildings" because they are all classic buildings: it is their walls that carry the weight of the upstairs weight, whereas in a real modern highrise building the upper floors are carried by things that don't exist inside classic/normal/small buildings: core columns that continuously go from the basement up to the roof.
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 03:06 PM   #84
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^ The main supporting elements in medieval churches are core colums that go from ground to top.

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Old June 3rd, 2011, 03:29 PM   #85
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Canary Wharf looks so fetching!

London is sure the best skyline in europe though its skyscrapers are not so tall
Current tallest skyscraper in Canary Wharf is taller than any skyscraper in Paris, Warsaw, Benidorm, Berlin or any other EU cities except the tallest ones in Frankfurt and Madrid. However, European Union or probably Europe's tallest building is U/C in London, so i don't know why you said that perhaps you are comparing it to Dubai? If so, i completely agree with you
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Old June 4th, 2011, 07:43 AM   #86
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Moscow, Istanbul, Madrid, and Frankfurt all have taller completed buildings than London; that's probably why he said it.
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Old June 4th, 2011, 08:56 AM   #87
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Moscow, Istanbul, Madrid, and Frankfurt all have taller completed buildings than London; that's probably why he said it.
Thank you. In comparison to many cities worldwide or even several cities in europe, London's skyscrapers generally are not so competitive in terms of height. The Shard, which is still under construction, is the only building in London to surpass the height of 300m. So, yeah that was pretty much what I meant when I said it.

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Old June 4th, 2011, 09:48 AM   #88
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Enough to enter top 5 ı guess
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Is this Istanbul?
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Old June 6th, 2011, 01:56 AM   #90
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Old June 7th, 2011, 09:13 AM   #91
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Old June 7th, 2011, 10:59 AM   #92
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London(overall) and Frankfurt are in one league above the rest, by now.
Warsaw is cathing up.

Paris needs the Tour Phare (not the fugly heritages) to play are role in the higher league, again. It's totally overrated and looks, If someone with a chainsaw cuted the scrapers all to same height and the Society generale buildings are a perfect skyline-destroyer.

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Moscow and Istanbul are flying under the radar. Either of them could be #1 in Europe by 2020. Their skylines are growing very quickly.
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Honestly - I am so fed up with those declarations lilke: But in 2030 XXXX will be much better than XXXY.
Yeah-But in 2214 XXYY will better than XXXX and XXXY combiend.

Let's have a look on all cities in 2020 again, and then we can rate, who is numer 1 in 2020. Not now.
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Old June 8th, 2011, 04:25 PM   #96
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Old June 8th, 2011, 05:44 PM   #97
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1. Frankfurt
2. Paris
3. Rotterdam
4. Warsaw
5. Moscow

And then there's the rest.

Brussels surely deserves a place in the top 10 as well (17 skyscrapers of +100m), although it lacks some more iconic buildings.



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Old June 8th, 2011, 09:35 PM   #98
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1. Frankfurt
2. Paris
3. Rotterdam
4. Warsaw

5. Moscow

And then there's the rest.

Brussels surely deserves a place in the top 10 as well (17 skyscrapers of +100m), although it lacks some more iconic buildings.
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Old June 8th, 2011, 10:22 PM   #99
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I really like the highrises in brussels but this city needs higher buildings !
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Old June 9th, 2011, 12:54 PM   #100
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I know. The highest currently under construction is 143 m. For some reason, they seem afraid to go over the 150m line

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