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Old March 30th, 2013, 01:58 AM   #1
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Worst skylines

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Old March 30th, 2013, 02:11 AM   #2
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Most german cities, for example Duisburg:

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Old March 30th, 2013, 02:29 AM   #3
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i go to university in duisburg. i am not a big fan of german cities, but i must say when i drive home in the night and can see the lights of industry from the train it is sometimes quite beautiful. Also the Stadtwerketurm is gorgeous, looks like a gatling gun pointing towards the sky but then again i come from a rural area so anything that has more than a church with surrounding houses is beautiful to me.
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Old March 30th, 2013, 05:39 AM   #4
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I come from Zurich with a marvellous skyline, so I always do compare other skyline with my hometown.

Not rebuilding the cities in germany after the war was an ideological thing, I think: Everything was made in the typical postwar -style. No colums, stones or classical references (was seen as «Nazistuff»), but the long time proscribed Bauhaus. Understandable, but not very worth seeing.

But they are changes - Leipzig for example is now renewing its heritage.
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Old March 30th, 2013, 05:48 AM   #5
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This is a REALLY bad idea for a thread. Worst skylines?

My city is probably the worst when it comes to that.
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Old March 30th, 2013, 06:12 AM   #6
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My city is probably the worst when it comes to that.
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In fact, your city seems to have a very nice skyline:

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Old March 30th, 2013, 07:13 AM   #7
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My cities skyline is pretty plain a lot of highrises in Virginia but in d.c it's just the monument and the capitol
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Old March 30th, 2013, 02:16 PM   #8
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Wrong forum, cheesy thread, please delete.
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Old March 30th, 2013, 06:50 PM   #9
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Wrong forum, cheesy thread, please delete.
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Old March 31st, 2013, 03:35 PM   #10
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Dude, I might as well just post a picture of flat grasslands. That's the worst skyline
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Old March 31st, 2013, 03:55 PM   #11
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No this thread is a good idea

For me, Birmingham takes the booby prize. Awful sight.

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Old March 31st, 2013, 07:12 PM   #12
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Not so bad actually, or you must be referring to the houses in front.
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Old March 31st, 2013, 08:59 PM   #13
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I've seen much worse than Birmingham. I think it'd be best if we filtered this thread to certain categories though. Like worst skylines in cities of ≥500,000; ≥1,000,000; cities with at at least 50 buildings above 100m; and so on....
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Old March 31st, 2013, 10:07 PM   #14
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Hamilton, Ontario is pretty bad.


Probably the most overrated skyline is Vancouver because many people mostly vote on the scenery around it. My problem with it is that all the buildings are the same height and have the same bland design.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 01:44 AM   #15
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rename it to "ugliest skyline".
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Old April 1st, 2013, 03:07 PM   #16
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IMO these skylines are quite good. I Like Them :$
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Old April 1st, 2013, 07:31 PM   #17
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Probably the most overrated skyline is Vancouver because many people mostly vote on the scenery around it. My problem with it is that all the buildings are the same height and have the same bland design.
I hate to admit but you are actually quite right about that. Without the mountains as the backdrop, Vancouver skyline is ugly as hell.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 07:38 PM   #18
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No, this is a bad idea and leads only to "Your city is uglier than my city".
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