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Old October 14th, 2014, 08:20 PM   #3801
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My top 10 European skylines.

Tier 1

1. Moscow

Moscow City by d.r.i.p., on Flickr
Moscow city by Vladimir Kanygin, on Flickr
MIBC Moscow by dpermana, on Flickr

Maybe a lot of people would put Paris, London or Frankfurt in this place, but I don't think any of European city can match development of Moscow in terms of skyline. 7 of 10 tallest buildings in Europe are located in russian capital. Maybe some would criticize MIBC that it doesn't make perfect composition, it's too cramped and orange Mercury City Tower don't fit it at all but they are all huge and definetly imposing. Also Moscow has obviously better cluster than London. And its not over, Moscow its still growing.

2. London

London Skyline by Cian M, on Flickr
London skyline in heat and smog by constructionchest, on Flickr
Greenwich by smflickr2012, on Flickr

Biggest city in Western Europe also financial centre of Europe has it's great skyline. London looks modern, has some high quality skyscrapers also a supertall - Shard, and that was deciding aspect to put him above Frankfurt. It don't impress me as much as Moscow, mainly because London has actually two different skylines so its not densed at all, but still it's very nice and also is still growing.

3. Frankfurt

Frankfurt by Johannes Valkama, on Flickr
Frankfurt Skyline HDR by  rednaxela_west, on Flickr
"Frankfurt am Main" by Karel Hrouzek P H O T O, on Flickr

For sure one of the most recognized skylines in Europe. Before London got Shard it was arguably top2 here. But now it's not that impressive compared to biggest aglomerations in Europe, and can't be contender for Europe's best skyline anymore, atleast for me. Though it has nice cluster, density and decent quality(but buildings are not that modern as in other cities). I decided to put it's above giantic Istanbul mainly because of it's recognition, but it will probably lose this position very soon.

4. Istanbul

İstanbul.. by deniz öner, on Flickr
Levent view from Maslak by loresima, on Flickr
skyscrapers of 4.levent - istanbul by Man of Honour, on Flickr

Maybe it's just my western biased view but Istanbul lacks of recognition and I think it could be because it's skyline is not really that unique. Though it has some good skyscrapers and overall height is great. Just like London with City of London and Canary Wharf, Istanbul has two different skylines (Levent and Maslak) so it's hard to find good pictures of it. Istanbul has potential to match London and Moscow, but it'll need some really recognizable project to do so.

5. Paris

La Défense, Sunset by J P | Photography, on Flickr
La Défense :: Paris, France by bkcasteel, on Flickr
La Défense by Carvalho™, on Flickr

I guess it's a big upset for some. I would admit that Paris skyline is beautiful aesthetically, and it just has to be placed in this "Tier 1" of Europe but compared to others it really lacks of height. The tallest building in Paris its only like 24th in Europe while all Moscow, London, Frankfurt and Istanbul have towers in top10. I know height is not everything, but honestly, without it skyline don't impress that much.

Tier 2

6. Warsaw

Sunset in Warsaw by Adrian Boniecki, on Flickr
Welcome to Warsaw! by fkwiatkowski, on Flickr
Warsaw Skyline by Sebastian Deptula, on Flickr

6. Madrid

Full Moon_August 11 by Miguel A. Pedrera, on Flickr
Cuatro Torres/Four Towers by Isabel Mingo, on Flickr
Madrid. Torre Europa. En segundo plano Torre Picasso. by josemazcona, on Flickr

8. Milan

Watching the Skyline - Milan by albert dros, on Flickr
Milan (View along the Viale della Liberazione & skyscrapers) by Netty 78, on Flickr
View of Milan`s business district from “Duomo di Milano”. by vinnie_3000, on Flickr

9. Rotterdam

88 seconds / Euromast / Rotterdam by zzapback, on Flickr
Rotterdam City Skyline at sunset ... by Marco van Dijk Fotografie, on Flickr
Skyline Rotterdam .. by Marco van Dijk Fotografie, on Flickr

10. Benidorm

Benidorm at night - panorama by TAKleven, on Flickr
Levante, Benidorm by Stepbel1, on Flickr
Benidorm by Sergio HC, on Flickr

I really had a problem how to rank Warsaw, Madrid, Milan and Rotterdam. They are all remarkable skylines but every lacks something actually. Warsaw has a nice cluster but I don't like it's quality, I don't think this city has even one good looking skyscraper(maybe Zlota 44 is decent). Madrid has actually 4 big and really nice towers but in middle of nowhere. Rotterdam is not densed enough and Milan looks nice but has too low buildings. What I know for sure it's all those cities belong to Tier 2. I put Benidorm on 10th instead of Vienna because I think it has better overall cityscape.
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Old October 14th, 2014, 08:40 PM   #3802
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I really like that you support your list with a little background about how you think of the skylines and also with multiple pictures! Although my top 10 would be really diffrent.
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Old October 14th, 2014, 10:55 PM   #3803
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London:

AT THE END, london city by Khaemuast Neferu, on Flickr

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Old October 15th, 2014, 01:04 AM   #3804
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Old October 15th, 2014, 10:20 AM   #3805
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ROTTERDAM

Certainly not the best Skyline related to height, but definitely one of the best skylines integrated with the rest of the city! Size isn't the only thing that matters.

Oasis of the seas by DMDH fotografie, on Flickr

rotterdam - kinderdijk by JimmyPierce, on Flickr

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Old October 15th, 2014, 02:41 PM   #3806
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I like this picture and place itself but I think park or green area would be better there.
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Old October 15th, 2014, 02:54 PM   #3807
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Old October 15th, 2014, 05:03 PM   #3808
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Sunset over Canary Wharf by Daniel Coyle, on Flickr


London Skyline by elementdavid, on Flickr


IMG_8614 by kodyjardim, on Flickr
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Old October 15th, 2014, 05:50 PM   #3809
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Old October 15th, 2014, 08:28 PM   #3810
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In Frankfurt there is a new design from Tower 1.




Design:Meurer Architekten

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Diagramm Frankfurter Hochhäuser 2 by Klaus Diggy, on Flickr
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Old October 16th, 2014, 02:06 AM   #3811
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Old October 16th, 2014, 07:21 AM   #3812
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Size isn't the only thing that matters.
Is that what she said ? Good angle though.
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Old October 16th, 2014, 07:54 AM   #3813
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Old October 16th, 2014, 10:54 AM   #3814
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ROTTERDAM

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Old October 16th, 2014, 11:26 AM   #3815
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the sames cities...

vitoria (E) pop 200.000
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VISTA DEL BOULEVARD DE SALBURUA by Gon.photo, on Flickr
URBANITAS by masaimanta, on Flickr
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Old October 16th, 2014, 11:50 AM   #3816
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This thread is about the best skylines in Europe my dear.
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Old October 16th, 2014, 11:52 AM   #3817
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my dear , learn a bit of geography (E)
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I was meaning the BEST skylines... There is another thread for second-tier skylines.
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Old October 16th, 2014, 01:53 PM   #3819
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i think that thread is closed
any way , i find several skylines as "second-tier" here and i dont say anything , i just like watching the pics people posts
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Old October 16th, 2014, 06:18 PM   #3820
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