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Old May 11th, 2013, 05:36 PM   #901
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Sounds very jealous.
We already have a fatter tower called 'walkie talkie' and these two could be twins.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 05:46 PM   #902
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if this building was built in london, it would be called "potato tower"
no, if it was build in london, you would claim its one of the most iconic skyscrapers in the world with fantastic glass cladding.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 08:38 PM   #903
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Nice building and poor euro.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 09:13 PM   #904
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no, if it was build in london, you would claim its one of the most iconic skyscrapers in the world with fantastic glass cladding.
We will let the people vote in the next euro contest in order to find out the answer mate
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Old May 11th, 2013, 09:30 PM   #905
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Impressive structure!
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Old May 12th, 2013, 12:47 AM   #906
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When I look at the renderings I thought that this building is 2 building separately very impressive

Also the finishing is look so good I love it.
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Old May 14th, 2013, 11:34 PM   #907
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Old May 15th, 2013, 10:18 AM   #908
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Was there on Monday. Looks very impressive in real, much bigger than on the pics.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 10:50 AM   #909
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...it looks pretty impressive in the photos too Imo
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Old May 15th, 2013, 06:05 PM   #910
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The building looks quite nice from a decent number of angles.
Even though Frankfurt seems to be constantly building up its skyline, other European megapolises have already let it drop to a (barely) third tier position behind the "Big 4" (Moscow; Stambul-Paris-London): http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1821

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Old May 15th, 2013, 07:21 PM   #911
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Frankfurt is hardly a megapolis - we don't have them in Germany, because it is a decentralized country. For a city with 700k inhabitants it has a very good skyline indeed. And you can't say often enough, that Germany is not really a Skyscraper friendly country - the people here don't like them very much for different reasons, but it's slowly changing towards more positive views in some cities. Frankfurt is the exception to the rule here, because it's also our financial capital.
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That´s true...you can´t compare Frankfurt with Moscow, Paris, London or Warsaw....the city has only about 700k inhabitants and yes, Germans are usually against skyscrapers, just look at Munich. After the construction of Uptown Munich the former major of the city Georg Kronawitter started a campaign against new skyscrapers and well....now buildings higher than 99m are not allowed...same in cologne...nothing should be higher than the cathedral...in Berlin 150m are more or less the limit (the tv-tower is the heart of the matter, nothing should be higher...it´s 368m tall...buuuuuuut) and in Stuttgart you must be lucky if you can build a structure higher than 50m (fresh air, the city lies in a valley)....even in Frankfurt you have a strict masterplan with hight restrictions in some areas (unfortunately only in German...sorry)....

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Yeah, Germans seem to have the need to keep an eye on everything and they defo aren't very flexible/spontaneous when it comes to new ideas.

But Frankfurt is certainly not a small city, I don't let that count as an excuse. It may have "only" 700k people in the city proper but the urban area already exceeds 2.3m while the "Rhine-Main" metro area of 5.6m people is actually one of the largest in Europe. The respective numbers for San Francisco / Bay Area for example are about the same..
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Old May 15th, 2013, 08:36 PM   #914
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Yeah, Germans seem to have the need to keep an eye on everything and they defo aren't very flexible/spontaneous when it comes to new ideas.

But Frankfurt is certainly not a small city, I don't let that count as an excuse. It may have "only" 700k people in the city proper but the urban area already exceeds 2.3m while the "Rhine-Main" metro area of 5.6m people is actually one of the largest in Europe. The respective numbers for San Francisco / Bay Area for example are about the same..
sure, that´s true...but i guess the fact, that german cities lost a lot of their historic structure (heir) during WWII the remaining rest is preserved in a very special way...especially in the last few years, where a more historico-political streaming has gained significance....just remind the reconstruction of the Dresden new market or the timber-framed buildings in the former city center of Frankfurt....or the city palace in Potsdam, the Herrenhausen Palace in Hannover, the palace in Brunswick...and so on....

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Even though Frankfurt seems to be constantly building up its skyline, other European megapolises have already let it drop to a (barely) third tier position behind the "Big 4" (Moscow; Stambul-Paris-London)
Actually London is not that impressive in terms of skyscrapers. Been there many times, and even though the city itself is totally awesome, you can hardly spot most of the towers unless you are close to the river area. The Moscow and Paris skylines might look impressive in pictures but all towers are located outside of the downtown area... Istanbul maybe has the most potential, I really like what's happening there... Frankfurt's towers are located in the downtown area (at street level, it looks a bit like Dallas, and from the air more like Atlanta - with respect to downtown skyscrapers the city is still #1 in Europe (Warsaw, Milan, and Istanbul might catch up some day but they are not quite there yet)... EDIT Back to topic: I still think the ECB should have built this tower right in the CBD. It looks ok from the most important angles but overall, it's a disappointment.

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Frankfurt is hardly a megapolis - we don't have them in Germany, because it is a decentralized country. For a city with 700k inhabitants it has a very good skyline indeed. And you can't say often enough, that Germany is not really a Skyscraper friendly country - the people here don't like them very much for different reasons, but it's slowly changing towards more positive views in some cities. Frankfurt is the exception to the rule here, because it's also our financial capital.
At least you have Frankfurt, I think the best skyline of Europe
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Old May 16th, 2013, 11:22 PM   #917
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Frankfurt is hardly a megapolis - we don't have them in Germany, because it is a decentralized country. For a city with 700k inhabitants it has a very good skyline indeed. And you can't say often enough, that Germany is not really a Skyscraper friendly country - the people here don't like them very much for different reasons, but it's slowly changing towards more positive views in some cities. Frankfurt is the exception to the rule here, because it's also our financial capital.

It is good to hear that. I hope constructing skyscrapers will continue especially in Frankfurt. I see great potential in this city. Theres third biggest stock exchange in the world and even more bank institues could come there i hope in the future.
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