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Old January 28th, 2012, 11:39 AM   #421
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haha you both just can't accept a negative opinion about London. It's fantastic haha

go trolling elsewhere, now only so143 and vitmos are missing.
You should prove, why you don't like architecture of London. I think you are simply offended on insults of Frankfurt
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Old January 28th, 2012, 04:32 PM   #422
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You should prove, why you don't like architecture of London. I think you are simply offended on insults of Frankfurt
Exactly you got it, I don't like it if wannabe architects like so143 (who think they got a good taste) bash / insult any other city although their favourite city lacks of quality and quantity.

Why should I waste my free time to discuss with you? Your talking of commieblocks proved your lack of architecture appreciation.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 04:45 PM   #423
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Exactly you got it, I don't like it if wannabe architects like so143 (who think they got a good taste) bash / insult any other city although their favourite city lacks of quality and quantity.

Why should I waste my free time to discuss with you? Your talking of commieblocks proved your lack of architecture appreciation.
If you don't want to discuss, don't write here. You are similar to the juvenile troll.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 05:05 PM   #424
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@ Skyline Fan:
Just calm down. Your are argueing with with children, yes, actually with children! XD

To contribute something to the thread:

1. Commerzbank Tower/Frankfurt (looks kinda strange, but very interesting, great lighting at night)
2. The Gherkin/London (so slick)
3. Heron Tower (on photography it looks amazingly good)
3. Kollhoff Tower/Berlin (veeeeeeeeeeeeeery underrated imho, love the Art Deco look)

Picture of number 3:
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Old January 28th, 2012, 05:13 PM   #425
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3. Kollhoff Tower/Berlin (veeeeeeeeeeeeeery underrated imho, love the Art Deco look)

Picture of number 3:
In Berlin it is necessary more than such buildings of different color and above. It will be very good.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 05:20 PM   #426
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs,172 m,1952 year

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Old January 28th, 2012, 08:38 PM   #427
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In Berlin it is necessary more than such buildings of different color and above. It will be very good.
The thing is, in Berlin there is not really a need to build high. It's one of the largest cities in Europe, but with only 3.4 million inhabitants. And even in the city centre there are still empty fields, left from the war. They first want to close all those gaps.
Once Berlin has finally closed all those gaps there will (unfortunately) be still no real need for highrises. Because Berlin lacks banks and corporations, that would want to build a representative highrise-headquarter there. They'd go to Frankfurt, maybe Hamburg or Munich for that...

Once in a while Berlin does get a new highrise though. TOTAL is now building Tour Total and Waldorf Astoria opens a branch this spring in Berlin.

Berlin's newest highrise (120m), the Zoofenster, built for Waldorf Astoria:

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Zoofenster at Berlin Festival of Lights by Rince, on Flickr

I actually like it, but I can understand people, who find it maybe weird, even ugly. XD

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Old January 28th, 2012, 08:42 PM   #428
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Skyscraper - between 200-299m/650-999ft tall
most people are not aware of this and they are posting pictures of highrises.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 08:45 PM   #429
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most people are not aware of this and they are posting pictures of highrises.
Skyscraper-150+m
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Old January 28th, 2012, 08:54 PM   #430
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Oh, I see... But then many magnificant highrises can't be mentioned, for example the Gherkin.
I thought I saw SO143 post pics of it. I must be imagining that.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 08:56 PM   #431
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Oh, I see... But then many magnificant highrises can't be mentioned, for example the Gherkin.
I thought I saw SO143 post pics of it. I must be imagining that.
i should not have posted the gherkin in this thread and i was about to mention that in the previous post though.

by the way a city like berlin does not possess any skyscraper whatsoever.


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Skyscraper-150+m
that's classified as a highrise. here are some basic classifications -
  • supertall (a building that is at least 300m/1,000 ft tall)
  • skyscraper (a building that stands between 200-299m)
  • highrise (a building that stands between 100-199m)
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Old January 28th, 2012, 08:59 PM   #432
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I actually like it, but I can understand people, who find it maybe weird, even ugly. XD
I don't love such buildings, it is a lot of them in Moscow, some tens are possible
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Old January 28th, 2012, 09:05 PM   #433
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i should not have posted the gherkin in this thread and i was about to mention that in the previous post though.

by the way a city like berlin does not possess any skyscraper whatsoever.




that's classified as a highrise.
  • supertall (a building that is at least 300m/1,000 ft tall)
  • skyscraper (a building that stands between 200-299m/650-999ft )
  • highrise (a building that stands between 100-199m/300-649ft )
I don't consider this classification correct. I think it have been made at this forum because of a considerable quantity of projects
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Old January 28th, 2012, 09:09 PM   #434
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I don't consider this classification correct. I think it have been made at this forum because of a considerable quantity of projects
150m is not genuinely tall if i have to be honest and i'd acknowledge it a highrise, on top of that these 150m tall buildings don't standout or make an impact on the skyline. they would be barely visible in proper skyscraper-cities like hong kong, new york etc.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 09:25 PM   #435
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I don't consider this classification correct. I think it have been made at this forum because of a considerable quantity of projects
i agree. its just a notional construct inside this forum, that some people take serious for some reason.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 09:28 PM   #436
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In many cities and countries, any towers over 20 stories high are considered skyscrapers.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 09:28 PM   #437
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I don't consider this classification correct. I think it have been made at this forum because of a considerable quantity of projects
+1

At first I also thought like SO regarding this but it seems like this definition exclusively counts for the "World Development News Forums" section on this website. The 150m+ definition seems to be the most common one generally after all. I think it would be kind of weird to (for example) not classify a building like this one as a 'skyscraper':

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Old January 28th, 2012, 09:29 PM   #438
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frankfurt possess many white towers which don't look good at all (in fact they rather look cheap) but the cluster looks good, very well balanced and it works from many angles though.




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In most cities and countries, any towers over 20 stories high are considered skyscrapers.
or is it a sarcasm?
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Old January 28th, 2012, 10:53 PM   #439
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From left to right: T185 = blue/brown (metal/glass), Messeturm = red (stone), Cityhaus = blue (glass), Mariott = black/white (glass/plastic XD), Kronenhochhaus = grey (stone/glass), Silvertower = silver (metal), Skyper = bluegreen (glass), Galileo = green (glass), Trianon = bluegrey (glass), Eurotower = grey (stone/glass), Deutsche Bank = blue (glass), Japanturm = red (stone), Maintower = blue (glass), Commerzbank = white/grey (plastic whatever), Opernturm = white (stone), Parktower = white/blue (stone/glass), Nextower = silver/blue (metal)

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, many towers in Frankfurt are white and most have stone/concrete-claddings. We know
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Old January 28th, 2012, 11:13 PM   #440
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or is it a sarcasm?
at least thats the case in vancouver.
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