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Old May 19th, 2014, 12:31 PM   #3581
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ROTTERDAM

Best 'North American Style' in Europe?

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Old May 19th, 2014, 01:16 PM   #3582
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Best 'North American Style' in Europe?
Not entirely sure what that means, but I think Warsaw and Frankfurt are better and would both qualify for this "style".

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Old May 19th, 2014, 01:59 PM   #3583
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Not entirely sure what that means, but I think Warsaw and Frankfurt are better and would both qualify for this "style".
Frankfurt clearly has taller and more classy buildings than Rotterdam, but from a distance it hasn't got the same (North American) density as Rotterdam. And Frankfurt is just Frankfurt. (One of a kind)
I agree with you that Warsaw can qualify for the best North American Skyline (Style) too.

Frankfurt seen from a same sort of angle as the Rotterdam images.
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Warsaw seen from a same sort of angle as the Rotterdam images
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Old May 19th, 2014, 02:22 PM   #3584
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Frankfurt clearly has taller and more classy buildings than Rotterdam, but from a distance it hasn't got the same (North American) density as Rotterdam.
The thing is, North American cities look totally different depending on the area of the country/continent. Frankfurt from the distance actually looks a lot like Atlanta.
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Old May 19th, 2014, 02:37 PM   #3585
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The thing is, North American cities look totally different depending on the area of the country/continent
Rotterdam does as well look different from other European cities. It has as equal to some North American cities no historic city center. Hence the comparison of Rotterdam with North American cities


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Old May 19th, 2014, 09:39 PM   #3586
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The thing is, North American cities look totally different depending on the area of the country/continent. Frankfurt from the distance actually looks a lot like Atlanta.
Totally! It [Frankfurt] could be Atlanta's lost twin from a distance.
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Old May 19th, 2014, 10:18 PM   #3587
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I do find Rotterdam and Canary Wharf to be the most north American in their aesthetic and density. Canary Wharf was modeled after Toronto by Olympia & York, one of the biggest Toronto developers back in the late 80s. It's no coincidence that they look similar. It's a little piece of Canada in the British capital. Rotterdam had a blank slate after large portions of it were destroyed after WW2 so could easily emulate a north American CBD.
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Is that a performing arts centre?
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Old May 19th, 2014, 11:17 PM   #3590
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Is that a performing arts centre?
In the foreground on the left is the American Airlines Arena, home of the Miami Heat. On the right, the building under construction, is the Museum of Science. Right next to that is the new Perez Art Museum. The performing arts center and the opera house are the twin buildings on the other side of I-395 from there.
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Totally! It [Frankfurt] could be Atlanta's lost twin from a distance.
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Old May 20th, 2014, 03:28 AM   #3596
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I partially grew up in the Philly area and even I laugh at this.

I do agree however that it is an underrated skyline, especially once the projects are done FMC, CITC plus a few others it's going to kick ass!

Chicago and NYC are in a whole different league
Once the new towers are finished Philly will look a lot better than New York or Chicago. Neither city has the street level vibrancy and a walkable seamless urban fabric like Philly does.
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Photobucket redid their website about a year ago, and completely messed it all up. I still have trouble juggling folders because of the silly changes they implemented. I really don't like it any more, but almost all of my photos are on it.

Guys, there are plenty of threads about European cities. Let's keep this thread about North American cities, please, and not post more European skyline pics. Thanks.
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Photobucket redid their website about a year ago, and completely messed it all up. I still have trouble juggling folders because of the silly changes they implemented. I really don't like it any more, but almost all of my photos are on it.
They messed up Flickr too. These days, it's like choosing between the lesser of two evils.

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I'm glad you said it this time.
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Old May 20th, 2014, 07:44 PM   #3599
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Lol, soon the best skyline in the U.S. won't be even in the top 10 globally. Chinese and Arabs are building skyscrapers like there's no tomorrow. American cities should focus more on transit and infrastructure because there's no chance really of ever catching up again, at least not in my life time.
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"Best" is always a relative term. What appears "best" to one may not always appear "best" to another!
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