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Old April 21st, 2014, 02:48 AM   #1101
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Old April 21st, 2014, 03:16 AM   #1102
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Frankfurt am Main Skyline (April 2014)




Frawolf77 even thought about labelling individual towers. How nice is that:



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Old April 21st, 2014, 03:53 AM   #1103
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Frankfurt was my favorite until Istanbul and London boomed. It is still in my top 5 though.

1.London(No doubt, imo)
2.Istanbul(a huge world capital. Plus I am biased )
3.Frankfurt(it is a classic and very classy)
4.Paris(Will be 3rd if they build taller ones)
5.Moscow/Warsaw(I like that Warsaw's towers are in the city center but I really like the height in Moscow. So it is a close battle)
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Old April 21st, 2014, 04:21 AM   #1104
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Apart from not being too cluttered, what I also appreciate with the Frankfurt skyline is that it's got unique features, namely lush green vegetation, a crowned mountain backdrop, a battery of bridges and cute little rooftops with variegated shades of dark. Once depicted, all of these visual displays have a very soothing effect on the mind. It tends to draw universal consensus
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Old April 21st, 2014, 08:25 AM   #1105
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Old April 21st, 2014, 09:45 AM   #1106
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My list using actual metrics:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...st_skyscrapers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...rise_buildings

1) Moscow

2) Istanbul

3) London

4) Paris

5) Frankfurt

Your list I agree. Only your sources from Wikipedia are wrong.
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Old April 21st, 2014, 09:53 AM   #1107
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Frankfurt am Main Skyline (April 2014)



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Very nice work. Great.
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Old April 21st, 2014, 11:58 AM   #1108
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Frankfurt is like a typical middle size US city - cluster and family houses, nothing interesting.
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Old April 21st, 2014, 03:15 PM   #1109
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I don't get people in here... There is a really amazing Frankfurt panorama posted and the first thing people do is talking it down and calling the city "uninteresting".
Get real, guys... Moscow's towers might be higher, but the actual cluster is really small, like a fraction of Frankfurt's. London's two clusters are too far apart to form a consistent skyline and on their own neither CW or the City are able to hold a candle to Frankfurt:

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Today i had the chance to make a Panorama of Frankfurt seen from a very nice perspective, nearly all highrises are visible and together with the new european central bank u get a really nice view of the clusters.

See a big version on my Flickr account:


Skyline Frankfurt Panorama von frawolf77 auf Flickr

Panorama by me.
The only city having a more impressive European skyline might be Paris. It just needs two or three higher towers.
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Old April 21st, 2014, 03:27 PM   #1110
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I still prefer Frankfurt over the incoherent glass collection of Moscow.
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Old April 21st, 2014, 03:33 PM   #1111
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I still prefer Frankfurt over the incoherent glass collection of Moscow.
Same for me. And London doesn't have a cluster like Frankfurt has.
Though, Skyscraperus is right when he says Frankfurt is like a typical middle size US city. But the fact is that US cities are very in advanced over Europe in terms of skyline, so when an European city have a skyline like an American city, it makes it one of the best skyline in Europe.
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Old April 21st, 2014, 04:38 PM   #1112
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I also see that more as a compliment. Which city in Europe can claim to look like an American city.

Although the Docklands in London have the typical box skyscrapers, but the cluster is still too small. The City cluster is for me not a skyline in the American sense.

Although Paris has a density Skyline, but it lacks the highs and lows make up a perfect skyline. Paris needs more buildings between 200-250m.

Moscow is again the opposite. There are too many supertalls and few skyscrapers between 150-250m.

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Old April 21st, 2014, 06:54 PM   #1113
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I also see that more as a compliment. Which city in Europe can claim to look like an American city.

Although the Docklands in London have the typical box skyscrapers, but the cluster is still too small. The City cluster is for me not a skyline in the American sense.

Although Paris has a density Skyline, but it lacks the highs and lows make up a perfect skyline. Paris needs more buildings between 200-250m.

Moscow is again the opposite. There are too many supertalls and few skyscrapers between 150-250m.


Here is the thing Moscow is the only city with many super talls in Europe and that is the reason why small and short skylines are invisible, as opposed to Frankfurt which has a short skyline and all buildings are visible thus the skylines looks bigger.

Moscow has a creative and a futuristic skyline as opposed to the rest of Europe a standard copy/paste of an American skyline, Frankfurt skyline lacks its own signature as opposed to Moscow, any one who sees Moscow skyline would know it from the start, as opposed to Frankfurt which can be mistaken for any other city!
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Old April 21st, 2014, 07:37 PM   #1114
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When I say that Frankfurt is like a typical middle size US city, I mean that beside that glass buildings (beautiful only for birds) is nothing else worse to see. Paris and London are world class metropolis without theirs skyscrapers. When we eventually turn of all theirs skyscrapers we don't loose much. That Frankfurt buildings will be more interesting in city like Munich.
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Old April 21st, 2014, 07:57 PM   #1115
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Warsaw

There appears to be a second cluster forming.





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Old April 21st, 2014, 08:13 PM   #1116
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Old April 21st, 2014, 08:51 PM   #1117
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When I say that Frankfurt is like a typical middle size US city, I mean that beside that glass buildings (beautiful only for birds) is nothing else worse to see. Paris and London are world class metropolis without theirs skyscrapers. When we eventually turn of all theirs skyscrapers we don't loose much. That Frankfurt buildings will be more interesting in city like Munich.
After Munich belong no skyscrapers. If then could there only build in the outskirts, similar how Vienna. And Frankfurt's skyline is therefore how an American city, because the skyscrapers are next to residential areas and in the city center.

I think Berlin as a million city is more suitable for skyscrapers,
since the city has no direct old town and is constructed from multiple centers. And there's been a few years the endeavor to build higher and higher.
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Old April 21st, 2014, 08:57 PM   #1118
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Munich - Mae West Sculpture por Rolandito., en Flickr
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Old April 21st, 2014, 09:05 PM   #1119
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Moscow has a creative and a futuristic skyline as opposed to the rest of Europe a standard copy/paste of an American skyline, Frankfurt skyline lacks its own signature as opposed to Moscow, any one who sees Moscow skyline would know it from the start, as opposed to Frankfurt which can be mistaken for any other city!
Just because something is original doesn't mean it's good, those few skyscrapers in Moscow sure are different, but it doesn't mean it's better, I don't like them for example, they are very tacky and doesn't look good together.

Also, I see a difference in architecture between Frankfurt/Paris/Warsaw/Rotterdam and the cities in the US and I'm sure many people do, if you don't then maybe you should look closer.
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Old April 21st, 2014, 09:18 PM   #1120
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When I say that Frankfurt is like a typical middle size US city, I mean that beside that glass buildings (beautiful only for birds) is nothing else worse to see. Paris and London are world class metropolis without theirs skyscrapers. When we eventually turn of all theirs skyscrapers we don't loose much. That Frankfurt buildings will be more interesting in city like Munich.
Definitely a moot point. Isn't skyscrapers' skyline the point, gist and subject matter of this thread. I've been on holidays to Frankfurt and Munich and don't see much difference between these 2 cities putting aside the Oktoberfest. Frankfurt is close enough to cities like Melbourne, Montreal, Seattle in terms of GVA, GDP, income level, labor productivity, urban population, quality and quantity of infrastructure. The latter is far from being a midsize US city. Admittedly, it doesn't have the Grand Slam or F1 grand prix but it's a top-notch financial center, major convention center venue with scores of world-class museums. Adding to that its close proximity to prominent wine growing centers (Wiesbaden, Mainz, etc.). As a vivid bustling Alpha City that is positively confronting the euro crisis, Frankfurt has a lot to offer from the sparse resources it can afford, being Germany's 5th largest city.


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