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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 25th, 2007, 11:17 AM   #21
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St Georges Hall in Liverpool kicks Westminster Palaces ass :P
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Old April 25th, 2007, 01:26 PM   #22
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No it doesnt! lol There are many buildings across the UK that are better (Birmingham city hall, Manchester city hall, Cardiff castle etc.) but of course this is all subjective and in the eye of the beholder, personally i think the natural history museum is the best building in the UK, but thats a personal oppinion like you with St Georges Hall.
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Old April 25th, 2007, 11:24 PM   #23
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I like the natural history museum. I hope noone took offence by my comment by the way, There was supposed to be a little smiley tongue sticky out face there :P but the board apparently doesn't have that smiley. I hope noone thought I was just trolling.
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Old April 30th, 2007, 10:46 PM   #24
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 07:57 PM   #25
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Old May 4th, 2007, 12:55 AM   #26
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It's gotta be London by a huge distance, Birmingham is the worst, overflowing as it is with average buildings.
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Old May 6th, 2007, 06:10 PM   #27
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London
Edinburgh
Liverpool
Manchester
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Old May 6th, 2007, 06:14 PM   #28
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Old May 7th, 2007, 11:51 AM   #29
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Old May 7th, 2007, 05:47 PM   #30
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I can see why people say London, its got many of the greatest structures, old and new, this world has. But if we are honest its full of a hell of alot of crap, and its lack of any planning/defined zoning makes it difficult to say its the best city architecturally. The best array of individual buildings perhaps, but no real cohesion.


Now Edinburgh has that, still has some iconic buildings: Castle, Hollyrood Palace, Forth Rail Bridge, The new Parliament, the town houses of the New Town, but also a layout that makes it all come together. It also has the location: pitched between an extict volcanoe overlooking the sea. Infact i'd go as far as to say its one of the best cities in the world, let alone the UK.
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Old May 8th, 2007, 01:20 AM   #31
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If you are going on your basis of cohesion then Bath, Oxford, Cambridge and all the cathedral cities are strong contenders. Seeing as Bath is a world heritage site, this might imply its beauty.
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Old June 30th, 2007, 11:55 PM   #32
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Plymouth should be on the list and if it was it would be number one!!.
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Old July 3rd, 2007, 09:23 AM   #33
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London!!!

Awesome city hall!!!
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Old July 3rd, 2007, 06:55 PM   #34
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heres a website on Liverpools Architecture by Liverpool University

http://www.liverpoolarchitecture.com/index.php

if you have time have a little look its fascinating
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Old July 6th, 2007, 07:33 AM   #35
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I'd say London. It is a brilliant mixture of old and new, and everything in between.
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Old July 8th, 2007, 10:11 PM   #36
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Quote:
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London
Edinburgh
Liverpool
Manchester
Yep, it's undeniable that London comes first, and Edinburgh is amerzin, you could argue about 2nd and 3rd place based on Edinburgh lacking modern buildings and especially talls. But Edinburgh can look mind blowing, so based on unbiased opinion and common sense:

1. London
2. Edinburgh
3. Liverpool
4. Manchester/Glasgow
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Old July 8th, 2007, 10:15 PM   #37
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I know everything is subjective but if you don't vote for London, you're kidding yourself. It's by FAR the best.
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Old July 8th, 2007, 10:21 PM   #38
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Everyone will say london, but i think birmingahm has some very nice building, just look at the bullring, Birmingham city hall, soho mill and many other, Bath also has some very nice old buildings
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Old July 10th, 2007, 01:02 PM   #39
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Why isn't Edinburgh an option? I'd rate it as tops but of those on the list London wins no contest!
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Old July 10th, 2007, 02:35 PM   #40
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Similar thread in the UK forum with dozens of pictures of UK cities.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=405807
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