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Old April 9th, 2014, 05:45 PM   #861
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I'm sure I can dig one out for you
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Old April 9th, 2014, 05:49 PM   #862
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Some nice ones here.

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Old April 9th, 2014, 05:53 PM   #863
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Old April 9th, 2014, 06:53 PM   #864
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warsaw

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by Peritus
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Old April 9th, 2014, 07:42 PM   #865
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Old April 9th, 2014, 07:53 PM   #866
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Old April 9th, 2014, 07:57 PM   #867
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Old April 9th, 2014, 08:02 PM   #868
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Benidorm:

It's not the most beautiful (not by a longshot ) or highest skyline, but this city still seems interesting to many people (myself included ) I have tried to find new interesting phoitos, which haven't been postet before in this SSC


Benidorm 2-3 von 33epico auf Flickr


Bajo la niebla1 von josaga67 auf Flickr


Bajo la niebla2 von josaga67 auf Flickr


Bajo la niebla3 von josaga67 auf Flickr


Benidorm at night von Antonio Esteve auf Flickr


The City von josaga67 auf Flickr


Unbenannt von lozzkeogh auf Flickr

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Old April 9th, 2014, 08:23 PM   #869
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Paris:...one word...BEAUTIFUL


Opéra Garnier & La Défense von A.G. Photographe auf Flickr

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Old April 9th, 2014, 09:45 PM   #870
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Another great shot of Paris La Défense skyline and the 125 year-old tour Eiffel, from the Place de la Concorde, during the Marathon de Paris (2nd biggest marathon in the universe behind New York).


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Old April 9th, 2014, 09:59 PM   #871
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I've heard the marathon on Zygron-X is larger than both the New York and Paris ones combined...
Benidorm is certainly very interesting, even if it is not the most beautiful skyline.
Anyway, fantastic photos everyone, keep up the great work.
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Old April 9th, 2014, 10:10 PM   #872
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Benidorm: It's not the most beautiful (not by a longshot ) or highest skyline, but this city still seems interesting to many people (myself included ) I have tried to find new interesting phoitos, which haven't been postet before in this SSC
Benidorm is often overlooked, but I think it deserves its place in the top 5 skylines of this thread
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Old April 9th, 2014, 11:48 PM   #873
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Again, Avemano stop posting incorrect information. The Paris marathon is not the second largest, neither is it a World Marathon Major.

Those are - in no order - Tokyo, Berlin, New York, London, Chicago, Boston.

That's it.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 03:32 AM   #874
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Location location location! It’s all about location, then come the height and density factors. Hence, my top 5 euro skylines are… drum roll…

#1: Moscow is emerging as a top-tier upscale world-class skyline, with eye-candy colors and cladding but most essentially the towers are definitely planned to enhance density, verticality and the homogeneity of what is looking to be a prominent bell-shaped cluster.

#2: Frankfurt am Main reinforced by a decent share of >200m rises. There is an apparent need for a dense core and the construction of the ECB HQ in the Ostend stadt doesn’t help to achieve that. Otherwise, Frankfurt strikes the right balance between skyscrapers and traditional buildings and the perspective of setting up a super tall is making Mainhattan looking good on the list.

#3: London - The momentum brought about by the Olympics park construction boom has had a positive impact on the setting up of a fair amount of boldly designed high-rises. Despite the restrictions preventing buildings to obstruct specific landmarks, the London skyline stands out by its architectural prowess and keen ambitions to aim high. However, the lay out as it stands today makes it look like spreadable butter and unfortunately there’s not much we can do about that.

#4: La Defense - For a CBD that was deliberately created to host skyscrapers, La Defense is sheepishly tall. The density is impressive though lop-sided to the right. This feature reflects the dire lack of organisation amid Parisian decision makers. Montparnasse Tower exemplifies this fact... it sounds more like good execution but poor strategy. Not only it demotes the Parisian landscaping but it also downgrades La Defense by not being built there in the first place. Hard to believe they're down for re-iterating this mess again by planning future high-rise projects round the Parisian outskirts. Hence, La Defense is #4 on my top euro skyline list but with negative outlook given the threat of setting up towers of the likes of Duo, Triangle, TGI-Piano and Issy towers that are incompatible with those nice and gentle Parisian neighbourhoods we all cherish. With AVA, Hekkla and Hermitage Plaza being stalled for being too tall in a skyscraper district, La Defense is on the right track to get kicked out of the top 5 and Paris itself will no longer be the charming and romantic city every tourist is itching to visit. So kudos, French urban planners for killing two birds with one stone.

#5: Warsaw for its mix of modern and traditional styles but again, it would have been wiser to sort a modern cluster from traditional buildings just like Moscow seems to be doing. Poland showcasing the highest EU growth, hope to see a really tall structure there

Special mentions to Rotterdam, Milan and the 4 weirdie tallies in Madrid.

Finally, a small tribute to my personal favourite Frankfurt am Main:



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Old April 10th, 2014, 05:53 AM   #875
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1. Frankfurt - Love everything about it.
2. Paris - Nice, developed cluster, and I like the mid-century modern architecture in La Defense. Might become my favourite if the Hermitage Twins are built.
5. Rotterdam - Good designs and has potential. Nice size for a country like Netherlands.
4. Milan - All of Milan's skyscrapers are nice and fit each other.
5. Moscow - Great individual designs, but missing Russia Tower. The cluster looks nice with the Seven Sisters in the background.
6. Istanbul - Quite a few nice towers, but some aren't in my taste.
7. Warsaw - Nice modern buildings topped by the beautiful Palace of Culture and Science. But a restoration of that building would earn the city a higher vote.
8. London - Nice individual designs, but rather incoherent and too many groundscrapers. Build the Pinnacle and we'll talk.
9. Vienna - Lots of potential, love the DC Tower.
10. Madrid - Only four towers stand out well, but they're nice individual designs.
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London is out of this world. Seriously. London's quality is so high. They have the most unique designs. It is definitely one of the world capitals. Such a cosmopolitan city. London will always be my favorite European city.

Parisian towers are high quality as well but designs are very similar to each other. They are very cubic. It is a designated area. I prefer cities that grow organically, like London, Istanbul, Frankfurt.

Istanbul is a big mess. Horrible low rises. Unplanned cluster. Some low quality, some high quality towers. We need to set a standard! ASAP! Istanbul is too crowded to enjoy what city has to offer. However, I believe it will be one of the classiest cities in a decade.

Warsaw is no where near being the best but I have a special interest in Poland. It shows a true transformation of a country, in my opinion. I see how a country left its dictatorial militaristic past after a dozen of wars. They have been destroyed both by Germans and Russians but they are still standing, even stronger than before. I see how it chose to be a part of the west and adopt the European values which are democracy, human rights, equality, rule of law etc. It is very clear to see that even in the skyline of Warsaw. That communist building and those modern buildings behind it... "Stunning" is all I can say. Warsaw's skyline is like a history class thought by architects I believe Polska brothers will make the city even better in a decade.

Milan, Madrid, Vienna and a few other cities get better and better everyday, however, they have a long long way to go.

Overall, I am glad that Europe is getting more and more gorgeous as a whole. Unlike past, now Russia, Poland and Turkey is in the game as well.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 10:20 AM   #878
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Yes, Jason Hawkes takes breathtaking aerial photos of London.

You should check out his website!

http://www.jasonhawkes.com

The London section is here ------> http://www.jasonhawkes.com/London-/4/thumbs/ click on the thumbnails to get a bigger picture.
This pictures are very good, in fact, I never seen better picture of London, fantastic
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