daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Forums > Skyscrapers

Skyscrapers General news, discussion and announcement forum about skyscrapers, including the Skyscraper Living forum



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old November 22nd, 2005, 03:46 AM   #41
۩SkyScraper۩
ж
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 326
Likes (Received): 1

Jerusalem Palestine
۩SkyScraper۩ no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old November 22nd, 2005, 05:27 AM   #42
Bitxofo
¡Viva el metro!
 
Bitxofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Alderaan BCN BKK ATH PAR LON SYD SFO CPT TYO SCL CHC BUE SCG SVQ AGP BDN
Posts: 37,439
Likes (Received): 3555

Quote:
Originally Posted by kenlau13
...X'ian
You mean Xi'an (Western Peace).
__________________
www.urbanrail.net
Εγώ είμαι ο Νταβόρ!!
David (DavoR for my friends)
川添 Kawazoe (riverside) 海斗 Kaito (big dipper of the ocean), in Japanese.
Yo si la ciudad no tiene metro, como que no es gran ciudad y entonces ya paso de vivir allí. Norreport+12000
Bitxofo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 22nd, 2005, 05:29 AM   #43
Bitxofo
¡Viva el metro!
 
Bitxofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Alderaan BCN BKK ATH PAR LON SYD SFO CPT TYO SCL CHC BUE SCG SVQ AGP BDN
Posts: 37,439
Likes (Received): 3555

Quote:
Originally Posted by Douly
Marseilles (france) 2600 years of history
Cádiz (ancient Gadir) is more than 3000 years old, in Spain now.
__________________
www.urbanrail.net
Εγώ είμαι ο Νταβόρ!!
David (DavoR for my friends)
川添 Kawazoe (riverside) 海斗 Kaito (big dipper of the ocean), in Japanese.
Yo si la ciudad no tiene metro, como que no es gran ciudad y entonces ya paso de vivir allí. Norreport+12000
Bitxofo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 6th, 2005, 08:56 PM   #44
Jakob
Registered User
 
Jakob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Beijing
Posts: 16,038
Likes (Received): 9327

My chart:

1) Rome
2) Athens
3) Beijng
4) Istanbul
5) Gizah/Cairo/Theben/Luxor
6) Jerusalem/Bethlehem
7) Samarkand
8) Yucatan Peninsula
9) Jaipur/Lahore
10) Berlin
Jakob no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 7th, 2005, 01:00 AM   #45
Metropolitan
BANNED
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 3,362
Likes (Received): 11

In the mediterranean area, Massilia (ancient name of Marseilles) was actually a very important Greek colony, and it was certainly bigger than Rome in 400 BC. Unfortunately, in today's Marseilles it doesn't remain much of then.

This being said, Marseilles isn't an isolated case. Greeks had multiple colonies... which were then genuine extension of the Greek civilization. We can think in Sicily about Syracusa, Taormina, Agrigento. I talk about those because I've visited them, and that's really impressive. But there are tons of others. Talking about this, the "most historical" city in Egypt wouldn't be Cairo to me, it would be Alexandria.

However, if this turns out into an age contest, then it will be cities like Jericho or Ur which will win the contest.


Now personally I live in Paris. That city has clearly not a really exceptionnal history, but I'm already satisfied with what it is. After all in Paris, you have the Roman age with the thermae of Cluny and the Arènes de Lutèce, you have the medieval times with mutliple cathedrals (Notre-Dame, Basilique de St-Denis) and medieval districts such as le Marais, you have renaissance times with the Louvre and Versailles, industrial times with the Eiffel tower, the Arc de Triomphe or the Grand Palais, and 21st century times with La Défense. As I've said, that's in no way exceptional, but I'm satisfied with it.

Last edited by Metropolitan; December 7th, 2005 at 04:00 PM.
Metropolitan no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 7th, 2005, 01:30 AM   #46
JohnnyMass
Whatever
 
JohnnyMass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Porto
Posts: 46,077
Likes (Received): 1493

Lisbon is inhabited since 1200 BC.
__________________
Edit my Signature
JohnnyMass no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 7th, 2005, 06:45 AM   #47
E -zone ³
ciudades invisibles
 
E -zone ³'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Uqbar
Posts: 1,863
Likes (Received): 24

Mexico city
beijing
istambul
athens
rome
cairo
cuzco
with no order.
__________________
zen
E -zone ³ no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 10th, 2005, 06:11 AM   #48
wecky
CENTRALIAN BY HEART
 
wecky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: LONDON
Posts: 429
Likes (Received): 27

Rome, Athens and London for me

-----
__________________
I L O I L O - "The HEART of the Philippines"
La Muy Leal y Noble Ciudad de ILOILO - Dinagyang Festival - Queen City of the South - City of Love
- The Next Big Thing - Philippine's Heritage Champion - United Iloilo On The Go - MIGEDC
wecky no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 10th, 2005, 05:52 PM   #49
serendib
Elephas Maximus Maximas
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Colombo
Posts: 440
Likes (Received): 0

^ LONDON ... lol
serendib no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 10th, 2005, 07:00 PM   #50
Skyscraperkid2K4
Registered User
 
Skyscraperkid2K4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: London
Posts: 1,418
Likes (Received): 1

The most historic city is one that has made the biggest mark on the world through out history, as in culture, democracy, landmarks, famous people and landmarks... its not easy to think of one city in the world in my view, impossible.

And yes people may opt to pick western cities but is it their fault in history those cities have 'marked' the world greater than an eastern city?

Athens, Rome and London are the three most historical cities i can think of.
Due to:

Landmarks
Captial of Empires
Famous people
Democracy
Culture
Disasters

I just don't think cities like Beijng and Istanbul reach the mark
Skyscraperkid2K4 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 10th, 2005, 07:14 PM   #51
wjfox
Futurist
 
wjfox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: L O N D O N
Posts: 38,334
Likes (Received): 13285

Quote:
Originally Posted by serendib
^ LONDON ... lol
You think London is lacking in history... lol.
__________________
FutureTimeline.net...
wjfox no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 10th, 2005, 07:16 PM   #52
wjfox
Futurist
 
wjfox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: L O N D O N
Posts: 38,334
Likes (Received): 13285

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skyscraperkid2K4
Due to:

Landmarks
Captial of Empires
Famous people
Democracy
Culture
Disasters
Exactly...

And when you examine these things, London comes out very highly.

I defy anyone who thinks otherwise.
__________________
FutureTimeline.net...
wjfox no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 10th, 2005, 07:40 PM   #53
wjfox
Futurist
 
wjfox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: L O N D O N
Posts: 38,334
Likes (Received): 13285

London

Historic landmarks - Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, St Paul's cathedral, Nelson's column, Westminster Abbey, Roman ruins, countless medieval churches, heritage sites, mansions, palaces, royal parks, etc. etc...

Captial of Empires - London was the principal city of the British Empire, the first truly global empire, and the largest and most widespread empire the world has ever seen, which helped to spread the English language around the world.

Famous people - The list is endless. Click here to see just a small selection of the monarchs, politicians, writers, scientists, physicists, inventors, explorers, mathematicians, musicians and countless other famous people who've been a part of this amazing city.

Democracy - the English Civil War led to the overthrow of the monarchy, and the establishment of the parliamentary model of democratic government. Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament are one of the best symbols of democracy in the world today.

Culture - Where do I begin...??

Disasters - London is a city that has faced disaster throughout its entire history! Wars, plagues, invasions, rebellions, fires, aerial bombings, riots, terrorist attacks... yet somehow it's managed to survive through them all.
wjfox no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 10th, 2005, 07:50 PM   #54
El_Greco
Épater la Bourgeoisie
 
El_Greco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: London/Taipei
Posts: 19,307
Likes (Received): 8169

I really dont understand those people like serendib."London - lol" mate tell me why do you think so?
__________________
My Travels : Barcelona|Edinburgh|Glasgow|London|Madrid|New York|Paris|Taipei|Vilnius
El_Greco no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 10th, 2005, 07:54 PM   #55
wjfox
Futurist
 
wjfox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: L O N D O N
Posts: 38,334
Likes (Received): 13285

He's either jealous or ignorant, I don't really care to be honest, at least I can appreciate this wonderful city and its amazing history.

I sometimes wonder why I even bother coming to this forum when there is such blatant ignorance and disregard for the facts everywhere you go.
wjfox no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 10th, 2005, 11:03 PM   #56
BinALAin
Me No English
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: "Son of ALAin", United Arab Emirates
Posts: 347
Likes (Received): 1

easy Question the answer

Baghdad and Jerusalem Palestine
__________________
"The word ‘impossible' is not in leaders' dictionaries. No matter how big the challenges, strong faith, determination and resolve will overcome them."

Dubai Ruler and UAE Minister of Defence, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
BinALAin no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 10th, 2005, 11:09 PM   #57
Metropolist
XYZ
 
Metropolist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Paris
Posts: 313
Likes (Received): 2

cairo, istanbul, athens, rome were the most impressive imo.
some cities in india and china are historically great.
__________________
"Je ne laisse, en tant qu’héritage spirituel, aucun verset, aucun dogme, aucune règle pétrifiée et figée. Mon héritage spirituel, c’est la science et la raison...."
M.K.Atatürk


Gazeteciler, gördüklerini, düşündüklerini, bildiklerini samimiyetle yazmalıdır.
M.K. Atatürk 1929
Metropolist no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 10th, 2005, 11:16 PM   #58
Hebrewtext
Registered User
 
Hebrewtext's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Tel Aviv - Yafo
Posts: 3,511
Likes (Received): 2944

Jerusalem Israel
__________________
Tel Aviv metropolitan area :

230+ towers built & U.C

129+ towers approved

100 towers proposed
Hebrewtext no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 11th, 2005, 01:39 AM   #59
vc15nets
Registered User
 
vc15nets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 877
Likes (Received): 61

Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Jerusalem, Palestine
London, United Kingdom
Rome, Italy
Istanbul, Turkey
Cairo, Egypt
Athens, Greece
vc15nets no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 11th, 2005, 02:28 AM   #60
Gilgamesh
.
 
Gilgamesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,694
Likes (Received): 21

Jerusalem, Israel
Shiraz, Iran

Gilgamesh no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
history

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu