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Old November 3rd, 2013, 12:04 PM   #721
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Old November 3rd, 2013, 12:46 PM   #722
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I just love this Evolution.
It has a special curvy shape which looks really good and the cladding is also wonderful. I think if completed this might be the best skyscraper in Europe. I also like: the Shard, the Walkie Talkie (I also think it is a bit underated for London City standarts), The Gherkin (A bit overrated but still amazing), Mercury City Tower (Love the cladding and the shape but I hate this black screen on the top...), City of Capitals, Torre Diagonal and Messeturm.
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Old November 3rd, 2013, 07:25 PM   #723
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I think 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) won the one vs one "The Best European Skyscraper" competition on SSC.
No,it was City of Capitals

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Old November 4th, 2013, 12:37 AM   #726
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122 Leadenhall is the best Skyscraper in Europe in my opinion. It is a thing of sheer beauty.
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Old November 4th, 2013, 05:00 PM   #727
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The Shard | London (First supertall and current tallest building in the EU)


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Old November 4th, 2013, 05:45 PM   #728
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London vs Frankfurt Cup (Europe)

Winner: 30 Axe St Mary | London

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2012 World Cup (Global)

Winner: The Shard | London

http://xl.skyscrapercity.com/?page=tournament&var=34
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Old November 4th, 2013, 05:51 PM   #729
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Torre de Cristal | Madrid

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Old November 4th, 2013, 06:11 PM   #730
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The second picture is actually Torre Espacio..
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Old November 4th, 2013, 06:12 PM   #731
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DC Tower | Vienna

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Old November 4th, 2013, 06:36 PM   #732
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London vs Frankfurt Cup (Europe)
Winner: 30 Axe St Mary | London
http://xl.skyscrapercity.com/?page=tournament&var=4

2012 World Cup (Global)
Winner: The Shard | London
http://xl.skyscrapercity.com/?page=tournament&var=34
Europe's borders are some wider than London&Frankfurt, and Europe had skyscrapers much earlier than 2012.

http://xl.skyscrapercity.com/?page=t...ar=21&do=image
Eurocup - 32 most popular European skyscrapers

Finale: 30 st Mary Axe vs. City of Capitals

Winner: City of Capitals
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Old November 4th, 2013, 06:39 PM   #733
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Yeah. City of Capitals (one of my favourite buildings in Russia) won the Eurocup once and second position (the runner up) was taken by 30 St Mary again.

Also the awards and recognitions are not only given and acknowledged by SSC but also in the real life.

Hall of Fame contest winner: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=476589 (International)

http://www.swissre.com/about_us/awards/ (International)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3750102.stm (Stirling Prize, UK)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CTBUH_Skyscraper_Award (Chicago, International)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emporis_Skyscraper_Award (Germany, International)

The Gherkin wins the Prize at the Montreal Festival of Films (Canada, International)

http://www.fosterandpartners.com/new...ival-of-films/

The Gherkin: Still An Award Winner After 10 Years (International)

http://www.international-pc.com/reso...e-gherkin.aspx


^ These are just some examples.
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Old November 4th, 2013, 06:52 PM   #734
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I don't think there is an ultimate number 1. But here are some of my personal favourites, enjoy: (assuming everyone knows what they look like)

The Shard - London
UniCredit Tower - Milan
The Gherkin - London
The Beetham Tower - Manchester
City of Capitals - Moscow
Mercury Tower - Moscow
The Cheesegrater (122 Leadenhall) - London
The Walkie Talkie (20 Fenchurch Street) - London
D2 - Paris
DC Towers - Vienna
Messeturm - Frankfurt
Victoria Tower - Stockholm (I think)
1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf - London

There are loads more... If I am honest I cannot decide! Too many
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Old November 4th, 2013, 07:15 PM   #735
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^ Obviously London produces significantly larger amount of quality skyscrapers compared to other European cities. IMO the next Europe's best (also one of the best in the world) skyscraper would be Leadenhall Building which will be fitted with the epic architectural lighting designs too.
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Old November 4th, 2013, 07:41 PM   #736
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I don't think there is an ultimate number 1. But here are some of my personal favourites, enjoy: (assuming everyone knows what they look like)

The Shard - London
UniCredit Tower - Milan
The Gherkin - London
The Beetham Tower - Manchester
City of Capitals - Moscow
Mercury Tower - Moscow
The Cheesegrater (122 Leadenhall) - London
The Walkie Talkie (20 Fenchurch Street) - London
D2 - Paris
DC Towers - Vienna
Messeturm - Frankfurt
Victoria Tower - Stockholm (I think)
1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf - London

There are loads more... If I am honest I cannot decide! Too many
City Palace Tower | 255m |Moscow
Torre de Cristal | 249.5m | Madrid
Heron Tower | 230m | London
Flame Towers | 195 | Baku
Turning Torso | 190m | Sweden
ECB | 185m | Frankfurt
Cologne Tower | 148.5m | Cologne
Strata Tower | 148m | London

Hermitage Plaza Towers | 320m | Paris
Phare Tower | 296m | Paris
The Pinnacle | 288m | London
Diamond of Istanbul | 285 | Istanbul
Columbus Tower | 237m | London
52-54 Lime Street | 190m | London
One Blackfriars | 163m | London

There are loads more ...
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Old November 4th, 2013, 08:13 PM   #737
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The Kio Towers of Madrid. Probably the only twins inclined towers in the world.

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Old November 7th, 2013, 08:02 PM   #738
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Well, there are the Veer Towers in Las Vegas, though obviously inclined they are not nearly as extreme as these two here.

My favorites across Europe must be these three:


Names should be obvious but just for good measures: Naberezhnaya C in Moscow, Torre Caja in Madrid and the UniCredit Tower in Milan.

Nearly forgot the Sapphire of Istanbul which might be the reason why I got interested in skyscrapers in the first place...
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And my local favorite, though not a real skyscraper:
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Old November 9th, 2013, 05:10 AM   #739
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A new favorite in Istanbul, Soyak Crystal Tower. It looks different from every angle



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