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Old November 17th, 2007, 12:24 AM   #181
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Old November 17th, 2007, 01:46 AM   #182
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Stalin sisters in Moscow
This was a great skyscrapers project after the WW2

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Old November 17th, 2007, 04:42 AM   #183
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The one in Moscow reminds me of the one in Warsaw
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Old November 17th, 2007, 03:17 PM   #184
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Stalin sisters in Moscow
This was a great skyscrapers project after the WW2

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Old November 26th, 2007, 03:16 PM   #185
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NABTOWER in Moscow!
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Old November 27th, 2007, 06:58 PM   #186
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Old November 27th, 2007, 08:26 PM   #187
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I find Tour EDF the best skyscraper in Europe at the moment.



Forumers should not be allowed to vote skyscrapers in their own countries. Now this thread is dominated by a bunch of hysterical kids who scream their toys are the best.

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Old November 27th, 2007, 09:16 PM   #188
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Not particularly tall, but a beauty nonetheless.

Senate House in London:

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Old November 28th, 2007, 08:01 PM   #189
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this building of london is pretty cool as well
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Old November 28th, 2007, 09:19 PM   #190
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Nice one Rocky.

That's the Shell Centre. I like it too, although it doesn't appear to be too popular on these forums. The main criticism levelled against it is that it's too short and stumpy. Perhaps it could be a bit taller, but I still think that it's a nice midrise tower and because of it's classic look, it has dated well, unlike many other 60s towers.

It also fits in well with the neighbouring County Hall (in the right of the pic) and makes a nice backdrop to the London Eye.

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Old November 28th, 2007, 09:27 PM   #191
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Forumers should not be allowed to vote skyscrapers in their own countries. Now this thread is dominated by a bunch of hysterical kids who scream their toys are the best.
I realy like this tower, so smooth and simple and I love the way it has that chunk cut out at the side, which makes it that bit more interesting to look at.

Definitely one of Europe's best scrapers, if not THE best.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 11:41 PM   #192
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Nice one Rocky.

That's the Shell Centre. I like it too, although it doesn't appear to be too popular on these forums. The main criticism levelled against it is that it's too short and stumpy. Perhaps it could be a bit taller, but I still think that it's a nice midrise tower and because of it's classic look, it has dated well, unlike many other 60s towers.

It also fits in well with the neighbouring County Hall (in the right of the pic) and makes a nice backdrop to the London Eye.

I agree it is too short to have an impact on the skyline. However, it is very nice looking when you are on the thames bank or on the grass in front of the tower. Heh I even dated a girl here ( not for the tower, but for the park, I am not that skyscrapers geeky)



here one of my favorites in Northern Paris

Tour de la villette, 125 M 1973
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Old November 28th, 2007, 11:47 PM   #193
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cbx, la defense
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Old November 29th, 2007, 02:00 AM   #194
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Tour de la villette, 125 M 1973




Yes not bad, I like its asian style but far to be the best skyscraper in Europe.
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but far to be the best skyscraper in Europe.
far to be considered to be skyscraper.
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It is taller than many proposed towers in this thread.
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Old November 29th, 2007, 03:51 PM   #197
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Thx minato. I like it, Theire should be more towers in that area. the 93 north of Paris IS the best place for future developements.
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Old November 29th, 2007, 10:25 PM   #198
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Not particularly tall, but a beauty nonetheless.

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I saw this building in the movie adaption of George Orwell's 1984. They used this building as the residence of inner party members.
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Old November 30th, 2007, 04:26 AM   #199
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Those classics are plentiful in London. Can't see why it can be a 'best' in Europe.
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Those classics are plentiful in London. Can't see why it can be a 'best' in Europe.
Not really, in fact this is the only pre WW2 highrise building that I can think of in London (excluding churches, cathedrals, Big Ben etc.). There are other tall 1920s / 1930s buildings in London e.g. Shell Mex House, but they tend to be 12 floors or less. Senate House has 19 floors and looks more like a proper US style skyscraper.

Also, I don't think that Senate House is the best skyscraper in Europe, I just thought that people might be interested in seeing pictures of it, although perhaps I should have made that clear on my post.

As I said before, I think that Tour EDF in La Defense is perhaps Europe's best present skyscraper, although the Gherkin and the Stalin Sisters in Moscow come pretty close.
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