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Old May 28th, 2013, 04:19 PM   #1981
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did you make them by yourself?
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Old May 28th, 2013, 04:28 PM   #1982
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oh gimme London anytime!! Does anyone else find La Defense a bit dull? Nothing special about it really at the moment. Is it, perhaps, the square thing (no idea how its called) in the middle of the skyline that separates it what ruins it all or is it mostly due to the absence of a focal point?
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Old May 28th, 2013, 07:05 PM   #1983
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Old May 28th, 2013, 07:18 PM   #1984
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then you should quickly add the sources, you should know that already!
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Old May 28th, 2013, 07:49 PM   #1985
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Old May 28th, 2013, 08:39 PM   #1986
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Old May 28th, 2013, 09:22 PM   #1987
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Are the office space and the flats in the shard already rented?
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Old May 28th, 2013, 09:43 PM   #1988
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oh gimme London anytime!! Does anyone else find La Defense a bit dull? Nothing special about it really at the moment. Is it, perhaps, the square thing (no idea how its called) in the middle of the skyline that separates it what ruins it all or is it mostly due to the absence of a focal point?
The "square thing" is the iconic Grande Arche de la Fraternité (110m high, 112m long, 107m large, the space in the centre could host cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris), opened in 1989, 200 years after the Révolution Française.

The Arche is turned at an angle of 6.33° on the Axe historique because the angle was the only way to accommodate the structure's giant fondations with railway and RER and the turn emphasizes the depth of the monument, and is similar to the turn of the Louvre at the other end of the Axe historique.

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Old May 28th, 2013, 09:51 PM   #1989
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oh gimme London anytime!! Does anyone else find La Defense a bit dull? Nothing special about it really at the moment. Is it, perhaps, the square thing (no idea how its called) in the middle of the skyline that separates it what ruins it all or is it mostly due to the absence of a focal point?

Yes. La Defense is dull.

Good density... but dull as hell. I don't like any of the skyscrapers in La Defense... it all looks so dated.

Frankfurt has much more interesting looking buildings, as does London and Moscow.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 10:04 PM   #1990
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You are right, the new buildings in La Defense see also not really original, but pretty boring out. To the unity height. terrible, La defense could really surpass all skylines when the building beautiful and would be higher.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 10:18 PM   #1991
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Old May 28th, 2013, 10:37 PM   #1992
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Old May 28th, 2013, 10:45 PM   #1993
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Old May 28th, 2013, 10:55 PM   #1994
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Old May 28th, 2013, 11:13 PM   #1995
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No idea how some people rate La Defense, it is the most boring and uninteresting skyline on this thread.

There are no decent quality skyscrapers to speak of whatsoever or anything that tall either! Just lots of crap reclad office buildings!

What is the big deal?
Am i missing something?
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Old May 28th, 2013, 11:55 PM   #1996
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Old May 28th, 2013, 11:55 PM   #1997
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Yes. La Defense is dull.

Good density... but dull as hell. I don't like any of the skyscrapers in La Defense... it all looks so dated.

Frankfurt has much more interesting looking buildings, as does London and Moscow.
I like the new european central bank tower in frankfurt it looks so original and fascinating although its shape is quite chunky like the walkie talkie tower in london. I suppose the new best european skyscraper title will be taken by the awesome leadenhall building (cheesegrater) one of the finest master pieces of sir richard rogers...
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Old May 29th, 2013, 12:00 AM   #1998
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I like the new european central bank tower in frankfurt it looks so original and fascinating although its shape is quite chunky like the walkie talkie tower in london. I suppose the new best european skyscraper title will be taken by the awesome leadenhall building (heesegrater) one of the finest master pieces of sir foster...
Sorry SO, have to correct you fella... Richard Rogers!
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Old May 29th, 2013, 12:11 AM   #1999
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They r both fantastic mate. World class architects that every world class city wants to create world class buildings...
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Old May 29th, 2013, 12:37 AM   #2000
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mate do you understand the difference between skyscraper and skyline? what i said was the best skyscraper contest.
Whatever. I would also prefer the skyscrapers of Paris, Frankfurt and Moscow over those of London. And if you mention those ratings of the Gherkin and the Shard thats fine, but I am not a fan of both nonethless. Especially the Shard is way overrated IMO (yes its high but I don't get why some consider it beautiful), the Gherkin is better but its just too much phallic symbolism for my taste.

Istanbul is definitely a massive city with an rapidly increasing number of skyscrapers but know them not well enough to comment on that. From what I have seen they are spread out so far that they don't form a nice cluster however.

These are my personal opinions, everyone is of course entitled to his own views and questions like these are of course highly subjective. And things might change in the future but I was talking about the current situation.
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