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Old May 30th, 2007, 07:48 AM   #1
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City Squares

I would like to see some images of squares in your city. Also, what's your city's main square?

In HK we have Statue Square which is at the heart of Central.







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Old May 30th, 2007, 08:07 AM   #2
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Here, we have State House Square

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Old May 30th, 2007, 10:48 AM   #3
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Nairobi Kenya

The city square is located in the CBD, and is surrounded by the City Hall, Nairobi Law Courts and Kenyatta International Conference Centre:



[img]http://i9.************/539mwsj.jpg[/img]
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Old May 30th, 2007, 11:26 AM   #4
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PLAZA DE MAYO

MAYO SQUARE - BUENOS AIRES , ARGENTINA

This is Argentina's main square. Big part of the film ¨Evita¨ was done there.


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Old May 30th, 2007, 01:31 PM   #5
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Cph:

Kongens Nytorv (Kings New Square):
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Rådhuspladsen (City Hall Square):
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...don't know which one of these two is the "main square"?!

here are som smaller:

Skt. Hans Torv (St. Hans Square) (the square is really empty on this pic):
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(I btw just live down the road to the right)

Gråbrødretorv (Greybrothersquare):
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Nytorv and Gammeltorv (New Square and Old Square) (the square is also really empty on this pic):
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Old May 30th, 2007, 03:09 PM   #6
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here are some of Sofia's main squares:

here are two of the most central squares next to one another: Alexander Nevsky and National Assembly square



the National Gallery of Foreign Art in the western part of Alexander Nevsky square:



here's a picture from the National Assembly square and probably the city's most famous view



here's Battenberg square:





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Saint Nedelya square:





the Stalinist architecture of Nezavisimost (Independence) square



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Old May 30th, 2007, 03:17 PM   #7
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Yonge-Dundas Square is considered by many to be the "heart" of the city, but its grotesque construction and overabundance of advertising may or may not leave something to be desired.





Despite its downfalls Yonge-Dundas Square is a hugely popular part of the city. It's colourful, vibrant, and alive with music, shopping and eating. I really like it, but for those against consumerism and bright lights, it's probably not the ideal spot.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 04:42 PM   #8
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The most famous square in Shanghai is 人民广场 / People's Square.

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Old May 30th, 2007, 04:59 PM   #9
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The Netherlands:

City Square in Amsterdam, statue for WorldWar 2;
De Dam




And one of my one city, with a beautiful statue;
Burgemeester van Stamplein


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Old May 30th, 2007, 05:19 PM   #10
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Grote Markt/Grand Place in Brussels.



Place De Brouckère Plein:




Brussels people like the last better!

Vismarkt/Marché du poisson

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Old May 30th, 2007, 09:55 PM   #11
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Stockholm

Sergelstorg / Plattan


Hötorget



Medborgarplatsen



Östermalms Torg


Rinkeby Torg
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Old May 30th, 2007, 10:17 PM   #12
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Too many squares in London so Ill show just one of em - Trafalgar Square :







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Old May 30th, 2007, 11:07 PM   #13
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I never knew it had grass on it ^
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Old May 31st, 2007, 04:42 AM   #14
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There already is a thread in this section on city squares :
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=241370
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Old May 31st, 2007, 10:01 AM   #15
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...don't know which one of these two is the "main square"?! [/B]
I'd deffinetly say the City Hall Square!


[IMG]http://i3.************/2ldivkw.jpg[/IMG]

As nice as the other is ( my favorite square ) it's just not as "main" as the other - people rarely use it for meeting point unless you have to go to some of the things on the square itself...
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Old May 31st, 2007, 10:31 AM   #16
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As nice as the other is ( my favorite square ) it's just not as "main" as the other - people rarely use it for meeting point unless you have to go to some of the things on the square itself...
Think you forgot to add a name of your favorite sqyare
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Old May 31st, 2007, 10:45 AM   #17
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Think you forgot to add a name of your favorite sqyare
I was refering to your first post where you asked about either the King's Square or City Hall Square..

My favorite is: the King's Square...

[IMG]http://i18.************/436rl9h.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i11.************/2dkedxg.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i18.************/2dum7ms[/IMG]

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Many more pics: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=456862&page=2
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Old May 31st, 2007, 03:39 PM   #18
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City Square in Amsterdam, statue for WorldWar 2;



so........lovely babies....
they look like dolls..
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Old May 31st, 2007, 03:40 PM   #19
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@ilcapo,
One of yor pics showing Medborgarplatsen is actually showing Södermalmstorg/Slussen. And the pic from Östermalmstorg isn't correct either..
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Old May 31st, 2007, 03:59 PM   #20
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@ilcapo,
One of yor pics showing Medborgarplatsen is actually showing Södermalmstorg/Slussen. And the pic from Östermalmstorg isn't correct either..
haha yes i noticed that right after but did'nt have time to change it.
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