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Old March 5th, 2017, 09:34 PM   #21
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I've always liked Rotterdam as well but it doesn't seem to be keeping pace with some of the other skylines in Europe.
If you compare it to the plans London has got it doesn't, but don't be fooled by what you find and see here in several Threads. We Dutch forumers don't post like idiots here on SSC about our future Skyline(s).
I personally can tell you that the comming year(s) a lot of contructions will start in Rotterdam.
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If you compare it to the plans London has got it doesn't, but don't be fooled by what you find and see here in several Threads. We Dutch forumers don't post like idiots here on SSC about our future Skyline(s).
I personally can tell you that the comming year(s) a lot of contructions will start in Rotterdam.
It's a good point. Most cities only have a few of their main projects with a thread. I was more basing my perception on the SSP data base and watching skylines develop since I joined SSC.

I still like Rotterdam.
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Panama City has a World class skyline that has not been properly rated. With Dubai and other cities it has changed a lot in the past decade, and it is still evolving.
Panama City's skyline was the biggest surprise for me when I joined SSC. I expected it to look like other central American cities. It's one of the reasons I made this thread. I'd rank it as one of the best skylines outside Asia and in my top 10. It's too heavily skewed to residential but still a very good skyline.
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San Diego has an interesting waterfront skyline that is almost tropical.
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You certainly have a very chipper positive energy to you Chicagoan.
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I can't say that's a bad thing.
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In addition, with the exceptions of Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo, I think relatively few Asian cities have achieved internationally recognisable or iconic skylines.

I wrote this a decade ago on this forum when I was doing a Master dissertation on skylines:

"a skyline should represent a shorthand for a great city. In the skyline we should be able to see all that we want from a great city - Energy, progress, history, opportunity, fun, beauty, natural drama nearby, variety. If a skyline fails to satisfy these things we may subconciously get the message that it represents an inadequate city.

A skyline can become an icon. This is because of much more than density, height, variety, setting etc. Skylines such as New York's and Sydney's are so associated with success, urbanity and urban energy and opportunity, plus they have been featured in movies for years, that they have become something more than a collection of buildings. some impressive skylines have failed to achieve this iconic status "
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If you're not interested in this thread, why don't you just go and post on the other ones?

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steppenwolf: you seem to have a very rigid view of what makes a great skyline. The 2nd western skyline you think of is Sydney? Sydney may have a sky high profile in the UK (the UK and Australia seem glued at the hip) but globally it's not exactly a city most people think of when one says 'skyline' It's not even the best one in Australia imo. Melbourne's is a ton better.
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East of Yonge by Russell Sutherland, on Flickr

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'Best' and 'Largest' aren't the same thing but I've compiled a quantitative list of the 30 largest skylines outside of Asia using a study that counts the number of meters over 90m that exist in a city. So a 100m building counts for 10 points and a 300m building counts for 210 points.

It gives a fairly good representation of the scale of a skyline. It's a good starting point and puts into perspective the relative size of skylines. New York's is 3.5 times the size of Toronto's, for example.


Biggest Skylines outside of Asia

01. New York 39,772
02. Chicago 17,830
03. Toronto 10,901
04. Panama City 9,731
05. Moscow 7,901
06. Miami 6,684
07. Istanbul 5,836
08. Sao Paulo 5,646
09. Sydney 5,477
10. Houston 5,293

11. Melbourne 5,005
12. Mexico City 4,319
13. Los Angeles 3,858
14. San Francisco 3,791
15. Atlanta 3,597
16. Las Vegas 2,916
17. Paris 2,899
18. Dallas 2,858
19. Buenos Aires 2,810
20. Philadelphia 2,738

21. Calgary 2,737
22. London 2,714
23. Seattle 2,469
24. Brisbane 2,372
25. Boston 2,356
26. Frankfurt 2,006
27. Vancouver 1,952
28. Montreal 1,839
29. Recife 1,808
30. Gold Coast 1,798


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Frankfurt for now...

1. Europaturm | 337.5m / 2 - 90m = 78.5m
2. Commerzbank Tower 259m - 90m = 169m
3. Messeturm | 256.5 - 90 = 166.5
4. Westend Tower | 208m - 90 = 118m
5. Tower 185 | 200m - 90 = 110m
6. MainTower | 200m - 90 = 110m
7. Trianon | 186m - 90 = 96m
8. ECB-HQ | 185m - 90 = 95m
9. Taunusturm | 170m - 90 = 80m
10. Opernturm | 170m - 90 = 80m
11. Silberturm | 166m - 90 = 76m
12. Westend Tower | 159m - 90 = 69m
13. D-Bank Towers | 155m - 90 = 65m
14. D-Bank Towers | 155m - 90 = 65m
15. Skyper | 154m - 90 = 64m
16. Euro Tower | 148m - 90 = 58m
17. City Haus | 142m - 90 = 52m
18. FBC | 142m - 90 = 52m
19. Henninger Tower (T/O) | 140m | - 90 = 50m
20. Gallileo | 136m - 90 = 46m
21. Nextower | 136m - 90 = 46m
22. Pollux | 130m - 90 = 40m
23. Garden Tower | 127m - 90 = 37m
24. Messe Torhaus | 117m - 90 = 27m
25. Japan Center | 115m - 90 = 25m
26. Park Tower | 115m - 90 = 25m
27. Westhafen Tower | 112m - 90 = 22m
28. IBC | 112m - 90 = 22m
29. Eurotheum | 110m - 90 = 20m
30. B.C, Nibelungenplatz | 110m - 90 = 20m
31. WinX Tower | 110m (T/O) | 110m - 90 = 20m
32. Neue Mainzer Str. 32-36 | 109m - 90 = 19m
33. Leonardo Royal Hotel | 100m - 90 = 10m
34. Jumeirah Hotel | 99m - 90 = 9m
35. Arabella B.C. | 96m - 90 = 6m
36. Hh. am Park | 96m - 90 = 6m
37. WestendDuo | 96m - 90 = 6m
38. Kastor | 95m - 90 = 5m
39. Deutsche Bank IBCF | 93m - 90 = 3m
40. Commerzbank Trading C. | 93m - 90 = 3m
41. Union Investment Center | 93m - 90 = 3m
Points = 2074

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OmniTurm | 189m
Grand Tower | 172m
Marienturm | 155m
Forty One Frankfurt | 140m
Kulturcampus /Office | 100m
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