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Old June 10th, 2011, 02:15 PM   #101
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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



What do you mean??
He means that you have to be bold ( or, in laymans terms, to have balls ) to put Rotterdam and Warszaw behind Paris, which has pretty boring skyline, with no iconic skyscraper in La Defence.
It's also very arguable whether Rotterdam should rate higher than Warszaw, which probably has the fastest growing skyline in EU and the fantastic Palace of Culture as opposed to no tall historic buildings in Rotterdam.
Thirdly, to mention Brussels ( with no skyscrapers over 150m and no iconic skyscrapers whatsoever and leave out London with its 2 clusters ( Canary Wharf and the City ) and numerous landmark skyscrapers shows biasnes that borders on idiotic. And I mean that in a very caring way.
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Old June 10th, 2011, 03:57 PM   #102
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He means that you have to be bold ( or, in laymans terms, to have balls ) to put Rotterdam and Warszaw behind Paris, which has pretty boring skyline, with no iconic skyscraper in La Defence. It's also very arguable whether Rotterdam should rate higher than Warszaw, which probably has the fastest growing skyline in EU and the fantastic Palace of Culture as opposed to no tall historic buildings in Rotterdam.
I completely disagree. Paris has way nicer skyscrapers than both Rotterdam and Warszaw, and it's skyline is very nicely composed and dense. Furthermore, Rotterdam beats Warszaw, since the latter is a collection of rather dull and oldfashioned buildings, with the exception of the Palace of Culture, whereas Rotterdam's new scrapers are modern and elegant. also, the Palace of Culture isn't a skyscraper, so I don't really take it into account. Otherwise you could count every cathedral as well.

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Thirdly, to mention Brussels ( with no skyscrapers over 150m and no iconic skyscrapers whatsoever and leave out London with its 2 clusters ( Canary Wharf and the City ) and numerous landmark skyscrapers shows biasnes that borders on idiotic. And I mean that in a very caring way.
What an idiotic remark. London is in my top 10, just like Brussels, and higher as well. I only listed my top 5. If the two clusters were in the same area, it would be in the top 3, but now it's two very small, very unimpressive areas. And the Dexia tower is as iconic as any in Rotterdam or Warszaw (unfortunately it's 50m too low)...
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Old June 10th, 2011, 03:57 PM   #103
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I don't think people really give the appropriate praise to London.

Their high-rises are very asthetic and tall to boot for Europe.

Plus it's skyline is growing very rapidly.
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Old June 11th, 2011, 07:52 AM   #104
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London gets the praise it deserves. It's skyline is good for Europe, but not one of the big skylines in the world. Currently, I wouldn't put London in my top 30. It will get a lot better over the next 10 years, so it's one to watch.
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Old June 11th, 2011, 08:39 AM   #105
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Old June 11th, 2011, 08:41 AM   #106
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Old June 11th, 2011, 09:20 AM   #107
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Old June 11th, 2011, 06:27 PM   #108
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lets have a party for europes No.1 skyline Benidorm !
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Old June 11th, 2011, 07:31 PM   #109
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Furthermore, Rotterdam beats Warszaw, since the latter is a collection of rather dull and oldfashioned buildings, with the exception of the Palace of Culture, whereas Rotterdam's new scrapers are modern and elegant.
I agree that modern architecture in Rotterdam and the Netherlands in genaral is among the best in the world but it's skyline doesn't impress me that much too spread out and it lacks something really impressive like Pkin. It's true that Warsaw have some bad aplles from the '90 but they don't dominate the skyline and the new stuff is at least ok.

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also, the Palace of Culture isn't a skyscraper, so I don't really take it into account. Otherwise you could count every cathedral as well.
What do you mean? Does a high building have to look modern to be considered a skyscraper by you
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Old June 11th, 2011, 08:20 PM   #110
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Actually...as ugly and low quality as it might be...I think Benidorm takes the cake as Europe's most impressing highrise/skyscraper skyline. By far!
It's unfair to not count it, just because it isn't a great city like London, Paris...
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Actually...as ugly and low quality as it might be...I think Benidorm takes the cake as Europe's most impressing highrise/skyscraper skyline. By far!
It's unfair to not count it, just because it isn't a great city like London, Paris...
true! this is europe's most underrated, and often, overlooked skyline...
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for me, europe's best skyline:
1. Benidorm
2. Frankfurt
3. Paris
4. London
5. Moscow

#2, #3 and #4 however could change places depending on which angle the skyline is seen! but generally, they in that order, in my opinion.
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Old June 12th, 2011, 05:10 AM   #114
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can`t you really see the difference in design between the highrises in Benidorm
and the skyscrapers in Frankfurt ? for one of the skyscraper in Frankfurt you can
build a dozen of the cheap highrises in Benidorm. the beauty of a skyline is caused
by the classiness of its buildings. same with Sao Paulo and New York. it is a
different leaque.
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frankfurt's buildings are nice individually, so are buildings in london, paris and moscow, but we are talking about skyline, not individual buildings... skyline is actually best gauged in photos like the one below where architecture is "eliminated" and skyline is emphasized:

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on the other hand, i have to say that i'm really impressed with franfurt's skyline too... and moscow is very promising!
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European skylines are a joke. If any, maybe Moscow could "take the cake" in the future.
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European skylines are a joke. If any, maybe Moscow could "take the cake" in the future.
LOL!!! i highly recommend you to check out other European skylines too... Be prepare not to be shocked!!!
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