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View Poll Results: What is the best architectural city in the UK?
London 39 68.42%
Liverpool 6 10.53%
Manchester 8 14.04%
Birmingham 4 7.02%
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 04:21 PM   #1
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Best architectural city in the UK

So, what do you think is the most architectural city in the UK?
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 04:24 PM   #2
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So, what do you think is the most architectural city in the UK?
i think its Manchester, because it has some great architecture, like the Beetham Tower, Urbis and the Trafford Centre! The arndale centre lets it down a bit though! LOL
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 04:36 PM   #3
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Does Glasgow, Leeds, Bath, Edinburgh, Cardiff or any other city that has great architecture not count. You could also have different meanings of architecture e.g Gothic, Modernist or Lowrise, highrise. Could you be more specific.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 05:16 PM   #4
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you can also list other cities you think have great architecture and say wheter they are high rise or low rise, thank Mr B for that suggestion!
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 07:44 PM   #5
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No Probs EDX! I would choose Bath due to the beautiful architecture there even though most of it is all older but I just love the City.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 07:58 PM   #6
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london and manchester for me
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 10:57 PM   #7
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I'm pretty sure this thread will be closed down within a few days, since it may cause some rivalry between cities..
But anyway: I'd say Edinburgh for the old and London for the new architecture(certainly if they finally build that bridge tower )
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Old April 4th, 2007, 09:44 AM   #8
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None of 'em , Leicester is the best!
Well, my opinion is completely biased in favour of my hometown, but I'd have to say London is the Cultural capital of the UK, and hence the architectural similarily.
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Old April 4th, 2007, 10:16 PM   #9
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Apart from Cardiff (civic center, bay and castle are unrivaled IMO ) I would say London then Bath, Oxford, Cambridge, any cathedral city (all very similar), Glasgow all of which above the ones listed and with the exception of London arnt in this poll!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol
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Old April 5th, 2007, 01:19 PM   #10
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Cumbernauld!
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Old April 11th, 2007, 01:09 PM   #11
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have a look at some pics of Liverpool in this thread, especially the later pages

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...381892&page=10
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Old April 11th, 2007, 06:16 PM   #12
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I think London. It has many more buildings probably than all other 3 cities combined AND it encompasses both old and new styles.
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Old April 11th, 2007, 10:08 PM   #13
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London of course
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Old April 14th, 2007, 01:07 PM   #14
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Had to go with London.
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Old April 15th, 2007, 06:52 PM   #15
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London, London and London!!!
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Old April 18th, 2007, 12:36 AM   #16
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London's got so much more stock, and varied architecture.
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Old April 20th, 2007, 09:38 PM   #17
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Awesome. It's shopping centre inspired the Americans to build shopping "malls" in the US. what more do you want from a town?
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Old April 24th, 2007, 02:39 PM   #18
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I think best architectural city outside London would be more of a discussion, can't argue with London for sheer amount or for the wealth inherent in the grand architecture, there's bound to be a lot of good archtecture there but some, nay most. of my favourite buildings are outside of it.

I do like the industrial city's architecture, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Birmingham all contrast old industrial and Victorian buildings with cutting edge modern design, but neither really stand out for me.

some, like Newcastle and Glasgow have some pre-industrial history to them as well as great rivers and other things making them not just another regenerated northern city.

But for me it has to be Liverpool... partly because that's where I live, but for other reasons too. I always say if you want a good experience of a country go to it's main port rather than its capital. Liverpool was Britain's main industrial revolution port and at the time it's second city. It's architecture reflects wealth, distinctiveness and an international outlook (if only I could say the same about the projects going up now). I've always said that if London was the capital of England then Liverpool must've been the capital of the Empire.
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Old April 24th, 2007, 08:35 PM   #19
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I think Manchester
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Old April 25th, 2007, 08:05 AM   #20
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