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Old October 30th, 2007, 12:43 AM   #441
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Prague's skyline is the greatest one in this thread.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 10:09 AM   #442
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Stockholm also looks pretty decent with a nice historic lowrise skyline :







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Old October 30th, 2007, 02:44 PM   #443
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Stockholm doesn't really nice skyscrapers and same with most Scandinavian cities. They look beautiful the way they are.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 06:46 PM   #444
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Stockholm doesn't really nice skyscrapers and same with most Scandinavian cities. They look beautiful the way they are.
Scandinavia is home to a lot of very modern designs, albeit not tall skyscrapers. I will showcase some of the futuristic designs from Copenhagen in my upcoming photo series.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 07:46 PM   #445
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Old October 30th, 2007, 10:16 PM   #446
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What about Brussels ?

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Certainly not the best,but it has some nice towers!

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Old October 31st, 2007, 12:08 AM   #447
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Why am I not surprised that this thread of "Best" current European skyline has been treated by many more as a "My cities" current European skyline.

Let's be honest here, there are only a small handful of contenders.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 02:03 AM   #448
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Old November 5th, 2007, 03:36 PM   #449
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talking about skyline, only frankfurt comes to my mind. there is another two cities called rotterdam and warsaw wich comes close. all the other cities of europe has a little cluster with some highrises but this does not make a skyline.

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Old November 5th, 2007, 09:32 PM   #450
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talking about skyline, only frankfurt comes to my mind. there is another two cities called rotterdam and warsaw wich comes close. all the other cities of europe has a little cluster with some highrises but this does not make a skyline.
What a load of ******* bullshit. What do you call this then? No skyline?? --








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Old November 5th, 2007, 10:29 PM   #451
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Wjfox is always pissed off if someone dare to forget about London
Well, yeah - there are some (rather boring and replaceable) scrapers in London, but except the Gherkin atm nothing ravishing. And an accumulation of highrises doesn't make a real skyline for me as well as for others. Maybe in the near future that's about to change, but as the thread title suggests, we're talkin 'bout the best CURRENT skyline in Europe. Think about it.
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Old November 6th, 2007, 12:41 AM   #452
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I agree that Frankfurt has the best skyline in Europe, and I'd probably rank London in 3rd place behind Paris. I'm angry because, like many people here, you clearly don't understand the meaning of the word "skyline" -

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/skyline

Height isn't the only factor. A building of 5 storeys can be a part of the skyline. You seem to be saying that a city needs a whole bunch of skyscrapers over 200m, or it can't be considered a "proper skyline." London has more than just the Gherkin. The skyline goes on for miles, and in places such as the City there is a whole variety of architectural styles, shapes, colours and silhouettes. The photos I posted above prove this.
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Old November 6th, 2007, 09:01 PM   #453
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Ultimately it might be just a matter of taste - some people (including me) love historic skylines, other prefer to look at modern scrapers (also including me). Well, a combination of both (like Frankfurt or Paris maybe) is perfect.
But concerning myself, I don't like the boxy Canary Wharf cluster as well as the city cluster (except the mentioned scraper) in London. I've visited GB's capital a few months ago and didn't like the way this city is building highrises - but of course, besides that, it's a magnificent place. Same goes probably for Moscow btw.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 01:17 AM   #454
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Ultimately it might be just a matter of taste - some people (including me) love historic skylines, other prefer to look at modern scrapers (also including me). Well, a combination of both (like Frankfurt or Paris maybe) is perfect.
But concerning myself, I don't like the boxy Canary Wharf cluster as well as the city cluster (except the mentioned scraper) in London. I've visited GB's capital a few months ago and didn't like the way this city is building highrises - but of course, besides that, it's a magnificent place. Same goes probably for Moscow btw.
Frankfurt has a lovely skyscraper skyline, though it's best from one specific angle on the river which makes it look like a single cluster (rather than the spread out situation it really is) but it hardly has an attractive historical skyline. There is in fact very little of history left in the city and they seem intent to destroy whatever is left.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 01:37 AM   #455
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Old November 9th, 2007, 01:23 PM   #457
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I agree that Frankfurt has the best skyline in Europe, and I'd probably rank London in 3rd place behind Paris. I'm angry because, like many people here, you clearly don't understand the meaning of the word "skyline" -

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/skyline

Height isn't the only factor. A building of 5 storeys can be a part of the skyline. You seem to be saying that a city needs a whole bunch of skyscrapers over 200m, or it can't be considered a "proper skyline." London has more than just the Gherkin. The skyline goes on for miles, and in places such as the City there is a whole variety of architectural styles, shapes, colours and silhouettes. The photos I posted above prove this.
I agree with Wjfox, a skyline is not a cluster of tall buildings but a complete set of the whole city!!! Where else can one look along the skyline to see Tower Bridge, Big Ben, St Paul's Cathedral, London Eye, Millenium Dome, The Gherkin and Canry Wharf to name but a few??? London oozes a magnificent skyline full of history and beauty!!! The beauty of London is the contrasts from high to low, the old and the new etc. Its amazing!!!
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La Defense in early 2005 (CBX tower 142m is not completed and T1 187m is not built)



It is not really current but it is one of best picture of La Defense that I know.
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