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View Poll Results: Which scrapers looks more futuristic?
Asian 140 70.00%
European 60 30.00%
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 09:09 AM   #1
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Futuristic skyscrapers, Asian or European?

When it comes to futuristic skyscrapers, which is the best example or the most innovative? It is Asian skyscrapers or European ones?
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 12:22 PM   #2
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well that's a stupic question in my opinion
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 02:13 PM   #3
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I'd say both kinds are futuristic.

But the European ones are not as tall as the Asian ones.
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 02:43 PM   #4
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No doubt... Asian..
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 02:50 PM   #5
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I think European skyscrapers are just as futuristic. I think the question you are looking for is: 'Are Asian scrapers more daring than European scrapers?' because European cities have much more stringent planning regulations than their Asian counterparts. In general many major European cities attempt to preserve their character by imposing limits whether in height or design in order to ensure that character is preserved.

I voted Asian =P
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 06:03 PM   #6
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I voted Asian of course their skyscrapers are more numerous and futuristic but sometimes, in particular in china, i find they are strange and ugly.
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 07:35 PM   #7
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There are a number of futuristic skyscrapers in Europe :

Paris - La Grande Arche



London - Swiss Re



Then there's Torre Aqbar in Barcelona, Turning Torso in Malmo, and the list goes on ...
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 08:20 PM   #8
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Just a few..
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 08:51 PM   #9
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I won't vote, because Asia and Europe have great examples of influential and futuristic skyscrapers. But what does someone mean with 'futuristic'?

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I voted Asian of course their skyscrapers are more numerous and futuristic but sometimes, in particular in china, i find they are strange and ugly.
So futuristic is equal too: 'more numerous', 'strange' and 'ugly'?

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Just a few..
Yes, but in relative terms Europe has more so called futuristic skyscrapers.
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 08:56 PM   #10
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This is a bit silly, both continents have a great mix of skyscrapers, both have futuristic ones.
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Old March 4th, 2006, 05:35 AM   #11
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Its a tough call.HK,Shanghai and Tokyo has some wonderful examples.So does London and Paris.

I would tip the scales in Aisa's favour.Just because there so many more scrapers there.Some not nice but many just out of this world,espeically on the outskirts of Tokyo and in its port area.Asia has many other players as well.Singapre,Taipei and other capitals have some fine examples.

Outside London and Paris there isnt really anthing that comes to mind.Frankfurt maybe,but I dont really know that skyline that well.Berlin has outstanding examples between Alexanderplatz and Zoodagarden(sorry about the spelling) but they aint tall enough to call them scrapers.

Mind you,I am only speaking about cities ive been to.
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Old March 4th, 2006, 05:55 AM   #12
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Asian skyscrapers for me.
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Old March 4th, 2006, 06:32 AM   #13
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Asian. More futuristic, and better looking at the same time.
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Old March 4th, 2006, 11:14 AM   #14
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Moscow,Istanbul,London,Paris,Frankfurt,Rotterdam and Warsaw will rock europe.But in asia hk,seoul,singapore,tokyo :S that is a very difficult question but I say EUROPE =)
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Old March 4th, 2006, 11:38 AM   #15
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Asian all the way !
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Old March 4th, 2006, 11:52 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by weird

Just a few..
Lloyd's Building in London is another one. But in my opinion Asian's one are more futuristic than Europan's skyscrapers.
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Old March 4th, 2006, 12:07 PM   #17
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There are a number of futuristic skyscrapers in Europe :

Paris - La Grande Arche



London - Swiss Re



Then there's Torre Aqbar in Barcelona, Turning Torso in Malmo, and the list goes on ...
The La Grande in Paris is ugly and Swiss Re is nice. Overall, Asian skyscrapers are futuristic
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Old March 4th, 2006, 02:16 PM   #18
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Asian, but I think too futuristic can look quite silly at times.
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Old March 4th, 2006, 05:37 PM   #19
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. But what does someone mean with 'futuristic'?
a futuristic skyscraper for me is a kind of UFO, colored, glassy or with curves and simple frontages etc...
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Old March 4th, 2006, 05:43 PM   #20
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Quote:
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Lloyd's Building in London is another one. But in my opinion Asian's one are more futuristic than Europan's skyscrapers.
I don't mean just the buildings @hhskyline post, I know Europe has plus futuristic buildings, but Asia has more futuristic buildings, in quantity and futuristic looking terms.
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