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Old April 10th, 2014, 10:51 AM   #881
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Old April 10th, 2014, 10:54 AM   #882
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Old April 10th, 2014, 11:52 AM   #883
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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.

London's chaos is its strength and soul. Like a Jackson Pollock painting. It will forever be a work in progress…. the Big City never stands still, never gives in. She may be old… but she's always setting the trends.


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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.

The Polish are a wonderful people. So open and honest and kind. I'm so happy that they are comfortable about themselves now. They have a real swagger in their step now and they deserve it.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 11:56 AM   #884
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That compilation shot of London's high rises - the City (Shard included) fused with Canary Wharf is amazing.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 01:14 PM   #885
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Canary Wharf is limited to roughly 770ft by London City Airport.

The City of London is limited to roughy 1000ft by Heathrow Airport.

The Shard lies just outside the City and has a slightly higher height ceiling as it isn't quite as under the Heathrow flight path as the City is.

Unlikely as it might seem, Croydon is probably the most likely place to see a skyscraper taller than the Shard in London as I think it might not have the same airport related height restrictions. Although there is Gatwick down that way..
London city airport might be being closed in the future and the land given over to developers.If this happens it will affect canary wharf in a positive way regarding height.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 01:16 PM   #886
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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.
Great post and agree with nearly all of it.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 03:18 PM   #887
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Old April 10th, 2014, 03:27 PM   #888
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Old April 10th, 2014, 05:33 PM   #889
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Light above Europe...

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London Skyline with some dramatic clouds von HackedPlanet auf Flickr

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Explode | Frankfurt am Main, Germany von NicoTrinkhaus auf Flickr

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Explode | Frankfurt am Main, Germany von NicoTrinkhaus auf Flickr

Looks like a atomic bomb attack.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 07:02 PM   #891
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I was thinking the same
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Old April 10th, 2014, 08:37 PM   #892
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My faves are Frankfurt for its elegance and Paris for its massiveness.

Milan is also growing very beautifully, with some sophisticated design, and has serious potential to become the 3rd largest European urban area.

I like some London towers individually (Swiss Re and Shard above all), but the skyline per se lacks grace, in my opinion.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 09:34 PM   #893
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Old April 10th, 2014, 10:35 PM   #894
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Old April 10th, 2014, 10:59 PM   #895
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Frankfurt is my favorite European skyline, because it looks very organic and planned with aesthetics in mind (the build-up is second to none in Europe) - from many angles it's a very nicely balanced ensemble of (often high quality) designs. It lacks a bit of density (50-100 meter range), though.

Number two would be La Defence in Paris, due to the sheer size and density. Can't say I like all designs (some of them are quite ugly), but on the whole it's a very impressive CBD.

Behind that, there are many runners-up, but all have too many flaws to be included in my personal top-2. Either way too tacky (Moscow), too incoherent (Warsaw, Istanbul), too cluttered (London, Rotterdam, again Istanbul), too freaking fugly (Benidorm), or not yet developed enough (The Hague, Amsterdam's South Axis, Milan, Madrid). Doesn't mean they are ugly (well, some are, most aren't), and many of the runners-up do have (a lot of) potential, but for the time being none of them can get close to Frankfurt or Paris (imo.)
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Old April 11th, 2014, 12:26 AM   #898
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